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  • Jamie Vardy

    By Roy Apps
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    Roy Apps
    This inspirational biography for children, written by award-winning author Roy Apps, follows the dream-come-true story of Jamie Vardy and his amazing rise to become a star striker in Leicester City's Premier League-winning side and top England goalscorer. Illustrated with colour artwork by Alessandro Valdrighi, including graphic novel-style panels, this book is perfect for sport-mad girls and boys with a reading age of 7, but will work perfectly well for older readers too. Printed on off-white paper using a reading font approved by the British Dyslexia Association, the Sporting Heroes series brings to life the skill, grit and determination needed to be a world-class sportsperson today. This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of booksto get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books kids can't put down.
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  • Journey into Space

    By Michael Bright
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    Michael Bright
    Journey into Space takes readers beyond Earth and into the depths of our solar system. Take a closer look at the planets that make up the Milky Way, explore ice giants and dwarf planets, find out about the asteroid near-misses, delve into black holes and see if there is life elsewhere in the Universe.Using stunning photographs and graphic 3-D images, Journey into Space 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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  • Jack and the Beanstalk

    By Jasmine Brooke
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    Jasmine Brooke
    Help Rapunzel escape from her high tower using a zip wire and a bit of gravity or work out how science and technology can help Little Red Riding Hood fix that wolf once and for all! THis fun and quirky approach takes stories that young readers already know and love, but with the added twist of learning about STEM subjects along the way.For children aged 7+.
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    Jolly Good Food

    By Enid Blyton, Allegra McEvedy
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    Enid Blyton, Allegra McEvedy
    Delicious and easy recipes, inspired by the beloved stories by Enid Blyton. Bake your own pop-cakes and google buns, and wash them down with homemade ginger beer! Have you ever dreamed of having picnics with the Famous Five, midnight feasts with the Malory Towers girls or party teas with the Folk of the Faraway Tree? With this cookbook, inspired by Enid Blyton's stories, you can! Packed full of yummy recipes, lively artwork and extracts from Enid Blyton's stories, this cookbook will inspire children - and the whole family - to get busy in the kitchen. It's the perfect way to share the pleasure of making and eating food with your child. There are 42 exciting new recipes designed by top chef and Junior Bake Off TV judge, Allegra McEvedy, with fabulous illustrations by Mark Beech and glorious food photography too.
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  • Julius Caesar and the Romans

    By David Gill
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    David Gill
    Julius Caesar was the most famous of all the great Roman leaders. His military exploits were legendary and he added land, riches and prestige to the vast, powerful Roman empire. However his power came at a terrible cost, as he was brutally murdered at the hands of his most trusted friends and advisors.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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  • Jane Goodall and Mary Leaky

    By Matt Anniss
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    Matt Anniss
    Mary Leakey was an archaeologist who specialised in searching for remains of early humans. Jane Goodall is a researcher who has devoted her life to studying the behaviour of chimpanzees, the ape thought to be man's closest living relative. Over the course of 50 years, Mary and Jane's discoveries have revolutionised the way that people think about evolution, increased scientists' understanding of man's earliest ancestors and proved that humans and apes are not so different after all. This book explores the life and work of these two remarkable people.How have some of the most successful scientific pairings in history changed the advancement of science and led to discoveries that might never otherwise have been made? Dynamic Duos of Science explores the fascinating scientific partnerships between some of the world's leading scientists. From Darwin and Wallace to Einstein and Eddington, without these 'dynamic pairings' some of the most spectacular discoveries and critical theories in the history of science might never have been made. An informative series for children aged 9+.
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  • James Watson and Francis Crick

    By Matt Anniss
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    Matt Anniss
    James Watson and Francis Crick takes a look at this most dynamic of scientific duos - the two men who unlocked the secret of all life. The book explores the childhood and early work of both scientists, how they came tomeet and work together in Cambridge, their fascinating exploration of genetics, and their race to crack the 'DNA code'.How have some of the most successful scientific pairings in history changed the advancement of science and led to discoveries that might never otherwise have been made? Dynamic Duos explores the fascinating scientific partnerships between some of the world's leading scientists. From Darwin and Wallace to Einstein and Eddington, without these 'dynamic pairings' some of the most spectacular discoveries and critical theories in the history of science might never have been made. An informative series for children aged 9+.
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  • Jaguar

    By Rob Scott Colson
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    Rob Scott Colson
    Discover the story of the manufacturer behind Jaguar - the most famous British sports car in the world, featuring their greatest models from the past as well as their very latest sports cars. Look at the designs that have kept the 'Jag' ahead of the race, including an engine that made it nearly unbeatable on the track for a decade. The Ultimate Cars series is an introduction to the world's most popular high-performance cars. Features, full of statistics and the latest innovations in car design, are used throughout.
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  • Journey Through Llandor

    By Louise Lawrence
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    Louise Lawrence
    The first book of Louise Lawrence's gripping Llandor Trilogy.Roderick, Carried and Craig - on their chase through the forest - find themselves crashing into a frighteningly alien world of terrifying monsters and strange beings. Unable to find their way out, they are befriended by Janine, the elf girl, and many others, as they are forced headlong into a flight through Llandor, pursued by the evil presence of the Grimthane.
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  • Jump for Glory

    By Shoo Rayner
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    Shoo Rayner
    Olly is desperate to finally beat Spiro in the Boys' Jumping Competition, but he just can't seem to go far enough! To make matters worse, his sister, Chloe, is better than him too! Can Olly use his brains to triumph over Spiro's strength?
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    Jack Draws Anything

    By Jack Henderson
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    Jack Henderson
    After a family friend bought one of his drawings for 20p, six-year-old Jack came up with the idea to "draw anything" in return for donations to the hospital that treats his two-year-old brother. His parents set up a website and thought they might make £100. After two weeks, Jack had over 500 picture requests and had raised over £22,000 for the Sick Kids Friends Foundation.Parents Ed and Rose with Jack, Toby and Noah appeared on the Fern Britton Show and Jack's project was featured on Russell Howard's Good News four times. Coverage by STV news, BBC news, and CBBC Newsround have all helped spread the word about this creative and generous little boy. Jack is slowly but steadily drawing the requested pictures which range from a "dinosaur diving into a pool of jelly" (#1) to "my (extremely bald) friend Brian dancing like a crazy man" (#80). He doesn't draw every day, only when he wants to, and his parents estimate that he'll finish at the end of August. For the latest drawings, or to make a donation yourself, visit jackdrawsanything.com.
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  • Just So Stories - The Elephant's Child

    By Robert James, Garyfallia Leftheri
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    Robert James
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    Garyfallia Leftheri
    In this story, the Elephant's child never, ever stops asking questions. But when he determines to find out what Crocodile eats for his dinner, he's in for a surprise!The Tadpoles Tales series features simple retellings of Rudyard Kipling's Just So stories with bright, funillustrations, for children who are just starting to read on their own.
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  • Journey to the Centre of the Earth

    By Jules Verne
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    Jules Verne
    Axel Lidenbrock and his uncle, the great explorer Professor Otto Lidenbrock, embark on a historic journey to discover the heart of the Earth. Climbing down the shaft of a volcano, they find a magical world inhabited by prehistoric creatures. But then the volcano starts to rumble...Adapted by Penny Dolan from the original novel by Jules Verne.A series of adaptations of well-known stories, designed to introduce young readers to the classics. Divided into short chapters and illustrated with modern black and white artwork, each title will offer the reader an accessible and exciting read.
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    Jacob's Ladder

    By Brian Keaney
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    Brian Keaney
    A boy wakes up in the middle of a field. He cannot remember how he came to be there or even who he truly is. All he knows for certain is his name, Jacob.This is the story of a journey through fear towards hope, a choice between a past you cannot remember and a future you cannot predict.
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    Just 16

    By Jean Ure
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    Jean Ure
    15 year old Sam is alway being teased for not having gone all the way with a girl. When he meets Priya they form a strong emotional bond, and after a time their relationship becomes physical. Then Priya becomes pregnant.
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  • July

    By Gabrielle Lord
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    Gabrielle Lord
    On New Year's Eve, Callum Ormond is chased down the street by a crazed man with a deadly warning:They killed your father.They'll kill you.You must survive the next 365 days.Cal is running out of places to hide. Everywhere he goes, someone seems to be behind him, tracking his every move. They don't care who they hurt to get to him.As his sixteenth birthday approaches, the threat to him and his family increases. Nobody is safe while the secret of the Ormond Singularity remains unsolved. And Cal's enemies will do anything to make sure he doesn't see his sixteenth ...He has 184 days. He can't hide for ever ...
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    Jack's Tractor

    By Thomas Taylor, John Kelly
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    Thomas Taylor
    Illustrated by:
    John Kelly
    Jack takes a ride in his big red tractor with a trailer attached behind, picking up lots of fun animal friends along the way. But before long it gets dark and he's lost. Who will help him find the way home?
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    Jonas

    By Eden Maguire
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    Eden Maguire
    Something strange is happening in Ellerton High. Phoenix is the fourth teenager to die within a year. His street fight stabbing follows the deaths of Jonas, Summer and Arizona in equally strange and sudden circumstances. Rumours of ghosts and strange happenings rip through the small community as it comes to terms with shock and loss.Darina, Phoenix's grief-stricken girlfriend, is on the verge. She can't escape her intense heartache, or the impossible apparitions of those that are meant to be dead. And all the while the sound of beating wings echo inside her head...And then one day Phoenix appears to Darina. Ecstatic to be reunited, he tells her about the Beautiful Dead. Souls in limbo, they have been chosen to return to the world to set right a wrong linked to their deaths and bring about justice. Beautiful, superhuman and powerful, they are marked by a 'death mark' - a small tattoo of angel's wings. Phoenix tells her that the sound of invisible wings beating are the millions of souls in limbo, desperate to return to earth.Darina's mission is clear: she must help Jonas, Summer, Arizona, and impossibly, her beloved Phoenix, right the wrong linked to their deaths to set them free from limbo so that they can finally rest in peace. Will love conquer death? And if it does, can Darina set it free?
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    Jupiter Amidships

    By S I Martin
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    S I Martin
    Jupiter and his brother Patrick are about to embark on a merchant ship bound for home in Sierra Leone, but are set upon by a vicious Navy pressgang. The brothers are beaten, bound, imprisoned at bayonet point, and finally marched to join a Royal Navy Frigate, the Boneta. In word and deed, they are now prisoners of his Majesty King George. They have no idea where they are, or where they are heading. The Boneta is a ship full of secrets, and it's on a mission. Enemies are swiftly made, and the brothers can trust no one. Amid the mystery and danger, Jupiter will need all his strength and wits to survive - and, most surprising of all, some very strange and new technology. What they discover hidden in the holds of the ship, will propel Jupiter and Patrick into an entirely unforeseen battle for their lives ...
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  • The Jungle Book

    A tiny baby boy is rescued by wolves from the hunting tiger Shere Khan. The wolves name the boy Mowgli and raise him as one of their own cubs in the Indian jungle - with the help of Baloo the bear and Bagheera the panther. But Shere Khan never fogets his loss and mnay years later, Mowgli has to face him again
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