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  • Buildings, Bridges and Tunnels

    By Jon Richards
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    Jon Richards
    Have you ever wondered what made human beings want to reach for the skies by building higher and higher? And how they did it? Learn all about the the history of construction in It'll Never Work: Buildings, Bridges and Tunnels, a book that explores the medieval castles, underwater hotels, tunnels under the sea and the successes and failures that have led to the building feats that we know today.Each title in this exciting, high-interest series looks at a different area of technology and engineering and reveals the pioneering ideas and scientific thinking that enabled its development, as well as exposing those that proved to be a dead end. Each spread examines a particular example in depth, bringing in other similar ideas where relevant, and revealing that experimentation and failure often pave the way to technology success. Beautifully designed and illustrated with infographic-style artwork, this series is an excellent technology resource for readers aged 9 and up.
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  • Biomes

    By Izzi Howell
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    Izzi Howell
    A highly visual and graphic exploration of essential geography topics!Discover the biomes of our planet, from lush rainforests and sweltering deserts to deep oceans and fast-flowing rivers. See how seasons and climates vary across the globe and find out about amazing animal and plant adaptations. Learn about people who live in different places around the world and the dangers that threaten our natural environment.Geographics is an engaging series with colourful infographics and photos used to illustrate universal geography topics such as volcanoes, rivers and earthquakes. Perfect for the geography curriculum at KS2 the series is suitable for children aged 8 and up.
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  • Bestest Friends

    By Pat-a-Cake
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    Pat-a-Cake
    It's time to go to the School of Roars! Join the monsters for a roarsome day at school.It's art class at the School of Roars, and the monsters have a fun project to do. But Wufflebump feels left out when his best friend Meepa is partners with Yummble. Miss Grizzlesniff teaches the class about being kind to one another and everyone joining in together. Brilliantly exploring first experiences and featuring themes of sharing, friendship and problem-solving, this School of Roars story is perfect for little monsters everywhere!Also available: School of Roars: Show and Tell, School of Roars: Icky Sticky Stickers
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  • Benin

    By Izzi Howell
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    Izzi Howell
    Benin was an important kingdom in West Africa in the 15th and 16th centuries. Find out about Benin's magnificent capital city, the objects that Benin traded with Europe and their intricate bronze plaques and statues. Read about food and farming, armies and weapons, the life of a craftsman and how to make a leopard statue!Packed with fascinating information, the Explore! series inspires children's curiosity to find out more about the past. A great tool for readers age 8+ or teachers looking for books to support the new curriculum.
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  • Big Machines

    By Pat-a-Cake, Genie Espinosa
    Authors:
    Pat-a-Cake
    Illustrated by:
    Genie Espinosa
    This brilliant book is full of exciting big machines scenes and activities. Frustration-free, big stickers with special arrows that show the easiest way to peel off the stickers will be very popular with little ones.From huge diggers and dumpers to jet planes and monster trucks, there is plenty for every little fan of big machines to spot, talk about and do inside. Words and sounds that match the scenes help build vocabulary and a huge, fold-out picture to decorate will keep little ones entertained for hours. Also available: Big Stickers for Tiny Hands: Things That Go, On the Farm, Dinosaurs, Out and About, Wild Animals, Space, Big Machines
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    The Big Countdown

    By Paul Rockett
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    Paul Rockett
    You can count the number of legs on a spider, but can you count the number of stars in the Universe? Or the number of breaths we take each day? The Big Countdown explores the world through numbers, looking at rainforests, outer space, the animal kingdom the human body and much more.This book counts you down from 70 sextillion to 0.01, bringing facts and figures to life with illustrations, fun infographics and photographs.
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  • The Blitz Baby

    By Damian Harvey, Nicolas Hitori De
    Authors:
    Damian Harvey
    Illustrated by:
    Nicolas Hitori De
    During a bombing of Plymouth in World War 2, a German plane is shot down near Jenny and Thomas's house. They long to investigate, but they hear something and decide to investigate first. They are soon in grave danger, needing help from the last source they would expect.This first colour chapter book is a perfectly levelled, accessible text for Key stage 2 readers aged 9-10. Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills.Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and activities to provoke deeper response and encourage writing. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.
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  • Bath Time

    By Pat-a-Cake, Mojca Dolinar
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    Pat-a-Cake
    Illustrated by:
    Mojca Dolinar
    Babies will react with delight as they see the colour appear in the bold pictures of friendly frogs and funny fish, in this stylish, colour-changing bath book. Splish, splash and splosh with mummy duck and her little ducklings and make bath time fun and colourful.The perfect first bath book to share with your baby!First Baby Days is a series of books specially designed to aid the development of babies' eyesight and coordination, with high-contrast colour and patterns, striking illustration and fun novelties, all endorsed by a child development expert. Also available: Moo Peek-a-Boo, On the Move, Funny Faces, Splish Splash, Animal Train, Night NIght
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  • Biodiversity

    By Izzi Howell
    Authors:
    Izzi Howell
    A powerful look at the biggest environmental issues facing our generationEarth's rich biodiversity at risk everywhere, from the icy poles to the dense rainforest, as deforestation, climate change and pollution threaten fragile ecosystems. Can we reverse the damage before it is too late? Our Earth is facing huge environmental challenges, from plastic pollution choking our oceans to critical loss of biodiversity. Ecographics aims to raise young readers' awareness of these challenges with the latest headline-grabbing facts and stats, pertinent case studies and powerful photos. Important reading for children aged 9 and up.
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  • Bombers

    By Tim Cooke
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    Tim Cooke
    Bombers strike without warning from high above the clouds. Some can fly long distances, carrying huge quantities of bombs. Others use smart missiles to strike targets on the ground. Either way, bombers and their deadly weapons are hard to stop once they are in the air! This book introduces teh world's greatest strike aircraft. Find out about leading bombers from around the world - including their technical specifications.Learn about the history of military strike aircraft - from their first use, through incredible developments in technology, right up to the most clever machines around today. Ultimate Military Machines delves into the incredible world of fighting machines and takes an upclose look at the latest technology used by the army, navy and air forces today. Each title takes an indepth look at one type of military vehicle - from its first use in warfare up to recent conflicts.
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  • Birds Have Feathers

    By Sarah Ridley
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    Sarah Ridley
    This book explores what makes an animal a bird - how their characteristics are different from other groups of animals. It shows many examples of different types of birds in their natural environment. The simple text, suitable for children aged 5+, is accompanied by large, attractive photographs. For children progressing through book bands it is suitable for reading at band 8: Purple.This book is part of the 'In the Animal Kingdom' series which explores the classification of animals. Why not look for them all: Amphibians Live on Land and Water; Birds Have Feathers; Fish Live in Water; Reptiles Have Scaly Skin; Invertebrates Have No Backbone; Mammals Have Hair.
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  • Borneo Rainforest

    By Simon Chapman
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    Simon Chapman
    Simon is flying to the island of Borneo in the South China Sea. He plans to travel by boat and plane, and trek through one of the world's oldest rainforests to find orangutans in their natural equitorial habitat. He'll be sketching some of the island's 1,000s of species of tree, mammal and bird along the way.Simon Chapman, winner of the Blue Peter Book Award, brings geography to life, and his Expedition Diaries are a great way to introduce the world's biomes and habitats to children, direct from someone who's actually been in them - sometimes up to his neck! These books are perfect for sparking interest in this key school topic.
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    The Boy At the Back of the Class

    By Onjali Q. Rauf
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    Onjali Q. Rauf
    WINNER OF THE BLUE PETER BOOK AWARD 2019 WINNER OF THE WATERSTONES CHILDREN'S BOOK PRIZE 2019SHORTLISTED FOR THE JHALAK PRIZE 2019Told with heart and humour, The Boy at the Back of the Class is a child's perspective on the refugee crisis, highlighting the importance of friendship and kindness in a world that doesn't always make sense.There used to be an empty chair at the back of my class, but now a new boy called Ahmet is sitting in it.He's nine years old (just like me), but he's very strange. He never talks and never smiles and doesn't like sweets - not even lemon sherbets, which are my favourite!But then I learned the truth: Ahmet really isn't very strange at all. He's a refugee who's run away from a War. A real one. With bombs and fires and bullies that hurt people. And the more I find out about him, the more I want to help.That's where my best friends Josie, Michael and Tom come in. Because you see, together we've come up with a plan. . .With beautiful illustrations by Pippa Curnick
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  • Boudica and the Celts

    By David Gill
    Authors:
    David Gill
    Boudica was the famous, fearless warrior queen who fought for the British Celts against Roman invaders in the first century CE. She raised a huge army and waged many successful battles, but in the end was cruelly defeated. She will always be remembered for her brave efforts to free her people from Roman oppression.Suitable for readers aged 8+, each book in History Starting Points explores the life and times of a key historical figure, from Alfred the Great to Hatshepsut. It tells the story of the subject's life, using vital primary source material, such as what contemporary people wrote about the figure. Alongside this, each book builds up a vivid picture of the historical era in which the person lived, from Anglo-Saxon Britain to the civilisations of ancient Greece and Egypt. Included throughout are cross-curricular links to other key subject areas such as literacy, science or geography, and the text is supported by cartoon, myths and legends and fun craft projects to make.
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  • British Supercars

    By Paul Mason
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    Paul Mason
    Get your young petrolhead into gear with the perfect introduction to the newest, hotest, fastest British supercar marques on the planet. Featured inside are: ASTON MARTIN V12 ZAGATO, MCLAREN 12C, NOBLE M600, JAGUAR F-TYPE and more!Written specifically for car lovers aged around 9 years old, this series is ideal for reading on the go and to encourage reading for pleasure. Each title features superb photography and easy-to-read, informative text.
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  • Beans to Chocolate

    By Sarah Ridley
    Authors:
    Sarah Ridley
    Everyone loves chocolate, but do you know where it come from and how it ends up on the supermarket shelves? Follow the story of fair trade chocolate from bean to bar, through the farming process to manufacturing. The simple text in this book, suitable for children aged 5+, is accompanied by large, attractive photographs. For children progressing through Book Bands, it is suitable for reading at level 8: Purple.Where food comes from is a series for young children, helping them question where their food comes from. It uncovers the role of farmers and others and begins an exploration of food groups. Children studying science topics including how plants change over time and healthy eating will also find these books useful.
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    Be A Young Entrepreneur

    By Adam Sutherland, Mike Gordon
    Authors:
    Adam Sutherland
    Illustrated by:
    Mike Gordon
    Do you want to be the next Richard Branson? Have you developed the new Angry Birds game? Do you bake the most delicious recipes that people just need to try? Then you need Be A Young Entrepreneur! In this book you will learn all the business advice, practical tips, real-life stories, up-to-date ideas and inspiration you need to make a success of your first business. Starting your own company doesn't have to be boring and this book is all about inspiring you to think creatively about your company, guiding you through every step, from registering your company name to elevator pitches, all stress-free. A great title for project work or leisure reading. Written by award-winning journalist Adam Sutherland and illustrated by the ever-popular award-winner Mike Gordon.
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  • Birth of the Dinosaurs

    By Michael Bright
    Authors:
    Michael Bright
    The Birth of the Dinosaurs explores the age of reptiles and dinosaurs until their sudden demise approximately 65 million years ago. Take a closer look at the first birds and mammals who dominated the Earth, the origin of flowering plants, the rise of plant- and meat-eating dinosaurs and then their mass extinction. Using stunning photographs and graphic 3-D images, The Birth of the Dinosaurs brings core curriculum subjects to life with an engaging design.Written by bestselling author Michael Bright, his digestible approach to science makes this the perfect book for project work or interest reading.
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  • Bee to Honey

    By Sarah Ridley
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    Sarah Ridley
    Honey is a tasty food, but do you know where it comes from and how it ends up on the supermarket shelves? Follow the story of honey from the worker bees visiting flowers, through what happens in the hive and the collection process to a jar in your cupboard! The simple text in this book, suitable for children aged 5+, is accompanied by large, attractive photographs.Where food comes from is a series for young children, helping them question where their food comes from. It uncovers the role of bee keepers and others and begins an exploration of food groups. Children studying science topics including how plants change over time and healthy eating will also find these books useful.
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  • Blossom to Apple

    By Sarah Ridley
    Authors:
    Sarah Ridley
    Apples are a tasty food, but do you know where they come from and how they end up on the supermarket shelves? Follow the story of an apple from the first pink buds on an apple tree, through the farming process to packing houses and eventually to your fruit bowl! The simple text in this book, suitable for children aged 5+, is accompanied by large, attractive photographs.Where food comes from is a series for young children, helping them question where their food comes from. It uncovers the role of farmers and others and begins an exploration of food groups. Children studying science topics including how plants change over time and healthy eating will also find these books useful.
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