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  • In the Home

    By Jon Richards
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    Jon Richards
    Have you ever wondered how we invented the objects that make our homes comfortable, like the television, the washing machine, the toaster? Learn all about the history of the objects that we cannot do without in our homes in It'll Never Work: In the Home, a book that explores the invention of household items that have become essential to our daily life and the successes and failures that have led to the comforts and entertainment 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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  • Incredible Sporting Champions

    By Georgia Amson-Bradshaw, Rita Petruccioli
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    Georgia Amson-Bradshaw
    Illustrated by:
    Rita Petruccioli
    In Incredible Sporting Champions, you will meet just a few of the incredibly talented, dedicated and brave women who have refused to let people decide for them what they are capable of achieving. Travel back to meet Babe Didrikson Zaharias, who single-handedly took on a team of 22 athletes and won. Be inspired by Tatyana McFadden, who spent her early years without a wheelchair and having to crawl on the floor of her orphanage but went on to win 17 Paralympic medals. Learn from legendary wrestler Kaori Icho, who won 189 contests in a row to go undefeated for 13 years straight. Whether you already live for sports or are just starting to catch the bug, this book is full of ideas and tips to help you think and play like a pro. You can be the next sporting champion, and learning from the experiences of some of the greatest ever sportswomen will surely help you along the way! Curious, provocative, engaging, brave, and funny - women who change the world are diverse, intriguing and brilliant. Created by an all-women team and filled with wonderful illustrations, and engaging activities that will nurture your own varied skills, the Brilliant Women series compiles the stories of inspiring women from every field. Retelling their triumphs and adversities, this beautiful series of four books reveals and celebrates the women who have shaped the world we live in now. Perfect reading for the next generation of brilliant girls and boys. Suitable for readers aged 9 and up.
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  • Inventions

    By Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
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    Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
    Are there any inventions older than the wheel? Who invented the computer? What was all the fuss about inventing a flying machine - and was it really that dangerous? Whether it spins, flies, lights up or explodes, Infomojis: Inventions is all about exploring inventions in a fun and engaging way. Core scientific areas of investigation are covered, such as how wing shape creates lift or how splitting atoms creates a deadly bang!The book features custom-made 'infomojis' - presenting the information with real personality! So inject fun into facts, and take your young astronomer to the next evolution in infographics. Infomojis is a series of ten books that are perfect for curious readers aged 8+.
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    The Incredible Ecosystems of Planet Earth

    By Rachel Ignotofsky
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    Rachel Ignotofsky
    An illustrated tour of our planet's ecosystems both large and small, from reefs, deserts and rainforests to a single drop of water - from the bestselling author of Women in Science. Through exquisite illustrations, maps and infographics, bestselling author Rachel Ignotofsky explains how our planet works, from its incredible ecosystems and the plants and animals that live there to the importance of biodiversity, weather cycles and more. Including information on the dangers of climate change and ideas for how to protect Planet Earth, this utterly charming guide is perfect for all nature-loving readers on the planet we call home.
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    If Polar Bears Disappeared

    By Lily Williams
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    Lily Williams
    A beautifully illustrated narrative non-fiction picture book that imagines the consequences of a world without polar bearsThe Arctic is home to many different kinds of animals. They can be strong like a walrus, tough like a lemming and sometimes hard to see like a polar bear. But now their habitat is melting at an alarming rate. As the Arctic ice melts, polar bears are threatened with extinction. What are the terrible consequences if polar bears truly disappeared? Artist and writer Lily Williams explores how such a loss would affect other environments and animals across the planet in this clever, gorgeous book demonstrating the vital importance of polar bears.A stunning picture book for children age 5 and up, and a perfect introduction to the themes of climate change, conservation and the importance of ecosystems.
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  • Italy

    By Rosemary Hankin
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    Rosemary Hankin
    Explore the history, landscape and produce of different regions of Italy and find out how these influence the food people eat and the meals they prepare. Then learn how to make well-known Italian dishes, such as minestrone soup, Margherita pizza and tiramisu, to share with your family and friends. Ideal for readers aged eight and above, this fascinating book supports the geography national curriculum.
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  • India

    By Rosemary Hankin
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    Rosemary Hankin
    Explore the landscape, climate and produce of different regions of India and find out how these influence the food people eat and the meals they prepare. Then learn how to make well-known Indian dishes, such as aloo ka paratha, rajma and chicken biryani, to share with your family and friends. Ideal for readers aged eight and above, this fascinating book supports the geography national curriculum.
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    The International Space Station

    By Clive Gifford, Dan Schlitzkus
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    Clive Gifford
    Illustrated by:
    Dan Schlitzkus
    Just what is it like living on board the International Space Station? Well, now you can find out in this fascinating book ... illustrations have a really key role ... they are technically accurate and provide true representations of the mechanics, modules and equipment on board the ISS. (Parents In Touch) What is the space station and how did it get into space? How do astronauts get there and what do they do once they're there? How do astronauts eat, sleep, or even breathe, in space? What effect does living in space have on the human body, from making you taller to losing your muscles because of zero gravity. If everything floats, then how can you go to the toilet and where does your wee and poo go? Uncover all of the answers and more in this beautifully illustrated and fun book for children. Find out what it takes to become an astronaut and about the essential science experiments that are being carried out there. Written to inspire a new generation of astronauts, Clive's detailed and fact-filled text will make you think you've visited the space station yourself. Fully illustrated by self-confessed space geek illustrator, Dan Schlitzkus, the illustrations are technically accurate and provide true representations of the mechanics, modules and equipment on board the ISS.
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    I Am Here, Where Are You?

    By Anita Jones, Sarah Horne
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    Anita Jones
    Illustrated by:
    Sarah Horne
    A fabulously illustrated look at our place in the world - from the room we are in right out to the universeIn I Am Here, Where Are You? Ollie tells the reader where he is. Using this simple premise, Ollie starts off in the room in his house, then zooms out from this location to his road, his town, county, country, continent, planet, solar system, galaxy and finally universe.For readers aged four and up, I Am Here, Where Are You? follows the simple structure of "This is the House that Jack Built". Photographs and gorgeous artwork by the super-funky Sarah Horne combine to give children a sense of their place in the world by zooming out from their own location. It provides a springboard for discussion of the reader's location and explores concepts of cultural diversity, extended family, time zones and conservation of the planet we all share. Finally, it invites the reader to practise writing their own address, finishing at The Universe. The book provides great support for the geography curriculum at key stages 1 and 2.
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  • In Your Food

    By Clare Hibbert
    Authors:
    Clare Hibbert
    Did you know there were tiny living things in your food that you can't see? Some are plants, others are mould, others are tiny little insects! But what do they do and what do they look like? Find out about the good ones and the bad ones! Full-page photographs of these alien-like creatures in high magnification reveals their horror (or even their beauty). This book supports natural history studies and the KS2 and KS3 science curriculum where appropriate.It is part of a series, Micro Monsters which takes a close up look at the tiny creatures that are around us all the time and which we cannot see with the naked eye. Some are harmless, some are just pests, and some are deadly. From bedbugs to zooplankton and from bacteria to water fleas, all microscopic life is here. The revelation of the places these creatures inhabit will have readers squirming in their seats as they find out how these mini monsters can help and hinder humans.
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  • Invertebrates Have No Backbone

    By Sarah Ridley
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    Sarah Ridley
    This book explores what makes an animal an invertebrate - how their characteristics are different from other groups of animals. It shows many examples of different types of invertebrate 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 level 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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    Infomania

    By Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
    Authors:
    Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
    From awesome record-breakers to amazing Top 10s and fascinating facts on the fastest, tallest and most exciting things out there, Infomania has it all. Using striking graphics, crisp designs and a rainbow of colours, this book visually brings information to life in infographics and includes almost everything children want to know about humans, space, Earth, buildings and animals.Includes information on the biggest bugs, longest sleepers, killer creature, longest survivors, super strong, iconic art, melodic music, driest places, oldest buildings, biggest bridges, distant worlds and size of the Universe, to name just a few topics in this fact-filled book.
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  • In the Home

    By Sabrina Crewe
    Authors:
    Sabrina Crewe
    Did you know there were tiny living things in your home that you can't see? Some are plants, others are mould, others are tiny little insects! But what do they do and what do they look like? Find out about the good ones and the bad ones! Full-page photographs of these alien-like creatures in high magnification reveals their horror (or even their beauty). This book supports natural history studies and the KS2 and KS3 science curriculum where appropriate.It is part of a series, Micro Monsters which takes a close-up look at the tiny creatures that are around us all the time and which we cannot see with the naked eye. Some are harmless, some are just pests, and some are deadly. From bedbugs to zooplankton and from bacteria to water fleas, all microscopic life is here. The revelation of the places these creatures inhabit will have readers squirming in their seats as they find out how these mini monsters can help and hinder humans.These high-interest books are accessible to readers aged 7+, but suitable for older readers who prefer less text on the page, and support natural history studies and the science curriculum at Key Stage 2 and 3. Each book features revealing close-up photos of micro monsters that are sure to dazzle and intrigue.
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  • India

    By Izzi Howell
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    Izzi Howell
    Find out about India with this fun and engaging first information book. Topics include major cities, interesting places, food, sport and much more. For children progressing through Book Bands, it is suitable for reading at level 8: Purple.The Info Buzz series, for age 5+, helps children develop their knowledge and understanding of the world by covering a wide range of topics in a fun, colourful and interactive way. The books have a lively design, engaging text and photos, questions to get children thinking and talking and teaching notes. Each title is written in conjunction with a literacy consultant and features book band guidance and downloadable activity sheets online.
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  • In Your Body

    By Clare Hibbert
    Authors:
    Clare Hibbert
    Did you know there were tiny living things on your body that you can't see? Some are bacteria, others are mould, others are tiny little insects! But what do they do and what do they look like? Find out about the good ones and the bad ones! Full-page photographs of these alien-like creatures in high magnification reveals their horror (or even their beauty). This book supports natural history studies and the KS2 and KS3 science curriculum where appropriate.It is part of a series, Micro Monsters which takes a close up look at the tiny creatures that are around us all the time and which we cannot see with the naked eye. Some are harmless, some are just pests, and some are deadly. From bedbugs to zooplankton and from bacteria to water fleas, all microscopic life is here. The revelation of the places these creatures inhabit will have readers squirming in their seats as they find out how these mini monsters can help and hinder humans.
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  • I'm an HTML Web Page Builder

    By Max Wainewright
    Authors:
    Max Wainewright
    The perfect book for the coders of the future!HTML is one of the most commonly used coding languages in the world - once you've grasped it, the incredible possibilities of the internet lie before you. In this book, learn how to build and customise your own web pages, complete with fancy fonts, funky icons and embedded videos and maps. Once you've mastered HTML, go further and discover how the style language CSS can make your pages look even better.The Generation Code series is a hands-on guide to computer coding, designed to train you in the coding languages used by real-world computer programmers. You'll discover how to code exciting programs, web pages, apps and games, and learn how the tools and functions you're using can be applied to other situations.Other books in the Generation Code series:I'm an Advanced Scratch CoderI'm a Python ProgrammerI'm an App DeveloperI'm a JavaScript Games Maker: The BasicsI'm a JavaScript Games Maker: Advanced Coding
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  • In the Animal Kingdom

    By Paul Mason
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    Paul Mason
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  • Impressionism

    By Susie Brooks
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    Susie Brooks
    Discover the art movements that shaped our worldWhen the Impressionists first started exhibiting, they shocked the world with their bold brushstrokes and compositions and their adventurous use of colour. Today, over 150 years later, Impressionism is celebrated as an international success story, making artists such as Monet, Renoir and Degas household names. For readers aged 9 and up, Inside Art Movements provides an accessible and in-depth guide to some of the most popular and significant art movements.
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  • I'm a Python Programmer

    By Max Wainewright, Maria Cox
    Authors:
    Max Wainewright
    Illustrated by:
    Maria Cox
    The perfect book for the coders of the future!Python is a great introduction to real-world coding languages. In this book, learn how to write programs that ask questions, draw shapes, throw dice and even build you a clock. As you go, get to grips with key coding concepts like loops, variables and functions.The Generation Code series is a hands-on guide to computer coding, designed to train you in the coding languages used by real-world computer programmers. You'll discover how to code exciting programs, web pages, apps and games, and learn how the tools and functions you're using can be applied to other situations.Other books in the Generation Code series:I'm an Advanced Scratch CoderI'm an HTML Web Page BuilderI'm an App DeveloperI'm a JavaScript Games Maker: The BasicsI'm a JavaScript Games Maker: Advanced Coding
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  • I'm an Advanced Scratch Coder

    By Max Wainewright, Maria Cox
    Authors:
    Max Wainewright
    Illustrated by:
    Maria Cox
    The perfect book for the coders of the future!I'm an Advanced Scratch Coder is perfect for those who have mastered the basics of Scratch, and want to try building some more tricky programs before progressing to real-world coding languages. Try writing thirteen different programs in Scratch, and get to grips with key coding concepts like loops, variables and functions.The Generation Code series is a hands-on guide to computer coding, designed to train you in the coding languages used by real-world computer programmers. You'll discover how to code exciting programs, web pages, apps and games, and learn how the tools and functions you're using can be applied to other situations.Other books in the Generation Code series:I'm a Python ProgrammerI'm an HTML Web Page BuilderI'm an App DeveloperI'm a JavaScript Games Maker: The BasicsI'm a JavaScript Games Maker: Advanced Coding
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