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  • Develop Helpful Apps

    By Heather Lyons, Dan Crisp, Alex Westgate
    Authors:
    Heather Lyons
    Illustrated by:
    Dan Crisp, Alex Westgate
    This book will help budding young programmers discover their own creativity. Learn how to develop apps that make the world a better place, plan out the code needed to build them, then hop online to try out your new skills on the companion website. Let's get coding!Kids Get Coding is a fantastic, hands-on resource for anyone looking to get started with coding. The eight books cover key areas of the KS1 computing curriculum with simple text. Each title contains practical on- and off-line activities that are easy to follow and fun to try on your own or with friends. Guiding young coders through each title is Data Duck - a computer-programming mastermind here to help with hints and tips!The Kids Get Coding series is written by Heather Lyons and Elizabeth Tweedale of blue{shift} - a company dedicated to teaching children to become active creators of technology.Other titles in the Kids Get Coding series:Algorithms and BugsLearn to ProgramOur Digital WorldStaying Safe OnlineGames and AnimationCoding in the Real WorldCreate, Watch and Send
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    Dogs in Space: The Amazing True Story of Belka and Strelka

    By Victoria Southgate, Iris Deppe
    Authors:
    Victoria Southgate
    Illustrated by:
    Iris Deppe
    Meet Belka and Strelka, the two dogs who changed the face of space history and became international celebrities in the process!In 1960, two stray dogs were plucked from the streets of Moscow to become space pioneers. This quirky and delightful picture book tells the incredible true story of these heroic strays. Selected from a number of potential canine cosmonauts, Belka and Strelka are put through their paces on the ground, as they practice rocket simulations and wearing spacesuits, before being launched into outer space as the first ever living creatures to successfully orbit the Earth. Miraculously, the dogs survive the mission and upon their return embark on a tour of the USSR, clad in their carefully tailored jumpsuits - one red, one green - becoming international celebrities. As for their legacy, less than a year after their safe return the Soviet space programme felt confident enough to send the first human into space.
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    Dot.Common Sense

    By Ben Hubbard, Beatriz Castro
    Authors:
    Ben Hubbard
    Illustrated by:
    Beatriz Castro
    'A clear, down-to-earth book about online safety' - Parents in TouchJoin Olivia and Sam as they discover the wonders of the Internet but learn about how to be safe while they explore. They learn how to deal with cyber bullying and be a good digital citizen, how to keep personal information private and much more. At the end of every chapter the 'Awesome Internet' feature reminds us about all the great things you can do on the Internet, too.Whether you want to use social media safely, use your smartphone or email without downloading something nasty or you're worried that you might be addicted to gaming or experiencing cyber bullying, this illustrated book is a great guide to what you might encounter online for children aged 7+.
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  • Dinosaurs

    By Deborah Chancellor
    Authors:
    Deborah Chancellor
    Explore the amazing world of the dinosaurs, from peaceful plant-eaters to fierce meat-eaters. Discover the facts and Share the learning in these fun books.A series of differentiated text books on topics that children really want to read about. The lower level text is ideal for emerging readers and the higher level text will suit more able readers. The large, square format encourages sharing, and spectacular photos are featured on every page. Perfect for readers aged 4 and up.
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  • Dare to Repair! storybook

    The fun never ends with the crew that's half dinosaur, half truck and all awesome! As seen on Netflix!The Dinotrux are in need of repairs and Revvit can't do it all by himself. Luckily, Click-Clack, Ace, and Waldo agree to help and leave the safety of the canyon. But when a trio of Scrapadactyls kidnap the Reptools, it's up to the Dinotrux to save their new friends! Forged in the combustive fires of the Mechazoic Era, the mighty and resourceful Dinotrux must work together to build a better tomorrow...Dinotrux is a DreamWorks computer-animated television series for 3-7 year olds now showing on Netflix. Dinotrux © 2016 DreamWorks Animation LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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  • David Attenborough

    By Sarah Ridley
    Authors:
    Sarah Ridley
    David Attenborough tells the story of this colourful scientific figure - covering his origins as the son of a Cambridge don through his work in natural history and broadcasting, his famous educational documentaries and his enduring scientific and popular legacy today.Super Scientists are first biographies introducing some of the world's great scientists, simply retelling their lives and explaining why their work was vital. Illustrated with archive images and photographs, the chronology of each lifetime is emphasised by a timeline that runs through the book.
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  • Dinosaurs

    By Annabelle Lynch
    Authors:
    Annabelle Lynch
    Discover the prehistoric world with the dinosaurs, from the speedy velociraptor to the fierce Tyrannosaurus rex.Tadpoles Learners are an ideal introduction to non-fiction for beginner readers, blending accessible text with big, striking photos.
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  • Digital Technology

    By Tom Jackson
    Authors:
    Tom Jackson
    From simple abacuses to today's supercomputers, trace the evolution of technology's developments in all things digital and computer-related. A host of famous (and not so famous) computing machines throughout history, from early steam-powered computing machines and code breaking machines used during World War II to the development of the world wide web, wireless technology, show how inventors and engineers have developed and improved on technology to make computers such an important part of human history. This book also dissects some of the major developments in each era, to give a rounded picture of these amazing machines.Technology Timelines is a series of six book aimed at upper KS2 and early KS3 readers aged 9+, tracing the development of specific technologies through the ages.
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  • Does It Really Rain Frogs? Questions and Answers about Planet Earth

    By Thomas Canavan
    Authors:
    Thomas Canavan
    How much of the Earth is covered by ice? When will we run out of oil? Can plants turn to stone? Find out the answers to these questions and lots of other incredible facts about planet Earth. Bitesize chunks of information mean this book is full of stuff you've never even thought of on everything that is unique or impressive about the world we live in.Science FAQs is a series of 6 books that answer questions on everything from black holes plant-eating insects in a fun and engaging way.
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  • Do Plants Really Eat Insects? Questions and Answers About the Science of Plants

    By Thomas Canavan
    Authors:
    Thomas Canavan
    Why do nettles sting? Do plants poo? How do plants know which way is up? Find out the answers to these questions and lots of other incredible facts about plants and trees. Bitesize chunks of information mean this book is full of stuff you've never even thought of on everything that is unique or impressive about the plants on Earth.Science FAQs is a series of 6 books that answer questions on everything from black holes to plant-eating insects in a fun and engaging way.
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  • The Digital Age: 1947–Present Day

    By Charlie Samuels
    Authors:
    Charlie Samuels
    A must for Key Stage 3 students aged 11 and up, this engaging book uses timelines to describe scientific and technological advances from 1947 to the present day. The Digital Age investigates recent scientific developments, including major scientific advancements of the understanding of human genetics and the invention of the Internet. Each volume in the five-book series examines the story of scientific discovery in a series of timelines and each chapter examines either a particular aspect of science, or the life and work of an important scientist of the time. Parallels with other fields, such as astronomy and mathematics are highlighted so that readers can gain a rounded understanding of how scientists build on what has gone before and how science flourished in different parts of the world, or in different disciplines at the same time.
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  • Dian Fossey

    By Liz Gogerly
    Authors:
    Liz Gogerly
    As well as telling the story of Fossey's life from her childhood in California to her years as head of a major research project in Rwanda and her violent death, this book looks at the impact of her work on the wider world. The methods behind her unique insights into the lives of mountain gorillas and the similarities between them and human beings are explained, and quotes from Fossey and her contemporaries give a fascinating glimpse into this extraordinary woman's mind.
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  • Digger

    By Annabel Savery
    Authors:
    Annabel Savery
    Working Wheels takes a look at the exciting world of working machines and the jobs that they do. Diggers are powerful machines that dig holes and lift loads. Diggers work in quarries, scraping and shovelling rock.
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  • The Drop Goes Plop

    By Sam Godwin, Simone Abel
    Authors:
    Sam Godwin
    Illustrated by:
    Simone Abel
    A baby seagull and its mother follow the epic journey of a drop of water from cloud to rain, river, bath, sewer, sea and back to cloud, in this accessible guide to the water cycle for young children. Beautifully illustrated, it makes a simple and enchanting introduction to one of the basic cycles in nature.
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