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Fussy Freda

By Julia Jarman, Fred Blunt
Authors:
Julia Jarman
Illustrated by:
Fred Blunt
A Hilaire Belloc-esque cautionary tale for fussy eaters - you'd better eat up!Dinnertime isn't easy in Freda's house.Mum cooks beans. YUK!Grandma cooks fish and chips. YUK!Dad cooks crispy duck. YUK! YUK! YUK!There just isn't any pleasing Fussy Freda. But her cat is not so fussy - and this causes a culinary catastrophe!This deliciously funny story will have toddlers calling out for more, and more, and MORE!Read more about award-winning Julia at http://www.juliajarman.com/Find out more about Fred Blunt at http://fredbluntillustration.com/
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  • Fuelling Up

    By Rob Colson
    Authors:
    Rob Colson
    How does the greenhouse effect warm our planet? What happens inside a nuclear reactor? How can magnets help generate electricity? This book explores energy and power - and how they affect our everyday lives - with engaging visuals. This book is part of the Science is Everywhere series, which demystifies the key science topics and shows how they relate to the world around us with fun, colourful graphics. These books are ideal for children aged 9 plus who are studying science, or for young readers who want to get to grips with science in a fun way.
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  • The Fact or Fiction Behind Science

    By Paul Harrison
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    Paul Harrison
    Truth or Busted Science explores popular myths and legends about the world of science, inventions and discoveries in a light and humorous way that kids will find simply unputdownable. Statements like, 'Sneeze with your eyes open and they will pop out' or 'A black hole in our galaxy will eventually destroy the Earth' are examined as well as where the ideas came from, whether they have any basis in truth, or whether they are simply folklore, myths or legends. Each statement is given a TRUTH or BUSTED evaluation.
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  • Food Around the World

    By Moira Butterfield
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    Moira Butterfield
    Take a journey around the world to discover some fantastic foods eaten by children just like you!Where in the world do children eat soup for breakfast?What is eaten at New Year's Eve celebrations in Italy?Where do people eat fried tarantulas as a tasty snack? Find out in Food Around the World!Children will love reading about their contemporaries in other countries; from foods eaten at festivals and weddings, to snacks sold at street stalls, and drinks enjoyed by everyone. Our world is full of amazing and different things. The Children Like Us series introduces children to people and places around the world. It shows them how different cultures live in unique ways and enables them to compare other people's lives with their own.Inclues Art Station activities where readers are encouraged to use their new knowledge creatively!
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  • Floods

    By Louise Spilsbury, Richard Spilsbury
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    Louise Spilsbury, Richard Spilsbury
    Natural disasters devastate communities. They reshape the landscape and can alter people's ways of life in an area for years after the event. Learn all about the 10 worst floods in this book from the Johnstown flood in the USA in 1889 to the North India Floods of 2013.This series explores the world's top ten worst recorded disasters, explaining how and why they happen and where in the world they have taken place. The series also invites the reader to examine what they have learnt about natural disasters and to apply that knowledge by answering critical thinking questions at the end of each book. Perfect for readers aged 9 and up.
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  • Fierce Floods

    By Cath Senker
    Authors:
    Cath Senker
    Extreme weather dominates news bulletins around the world. From tsunamis to superstorms, floods to wild fires, natural disasters affect people globally on a daily basis. Floods, and their deadly consequences, have hit the headlines over the past decade as countries around the world have been affected by serious flooding. But why are these occurrences becoming more frequent, and more severe? And what happens to the affected communities after disaster has struck? Planet in Peril: Fierce Floods answers these questions and many more, including when and why flooding occurs, and how technology is helping people to prepare for it. The book looks at three of these natural disasters from recent years in detail: the Bangladesh floods of 2012, Mississippi flooding in the USA in 2011 and the flash floods in Russia in 2012. Comprehensive case studies cover when and where the floods struck, the immediate impact of the disaster, the flood damage, the long-term effects, the global aid efforts and the rebuilding and regeneration of affected communities. Eyewitness panels give firsthand accounts of the disaster from flood victims, emergency service personnel, aid workers and scientists working to combat the effects of natural disasters. Infographic elements display statistics about each flood in a clear, concise and visual way. Learn about the preparations made for floods: what protective mechanisms and flood warning systems are in place, the emergency drills people must learn, and how communities are evacuated in the event of a disaster. Find out about the disaster recovery effort immediately after each event, how aid reaches affected areas, and where it comes from. See how communities fare in the immediate aftermath, how they cope with damage to infrastructure and homes, lack of basic necessities and, in some cases, the loss of friends or relatives. Then find out how they cope long-term, deal with the economic impact, and regenerate. Discover if climate change and global warming are increasing the impact and severity of flooding, and how research is being done, and technology developed, to combat it. See how flood warning systems and evacuation drills can dramatically improve people's chances of survival, and learn about some natural solutions, such as flood plains, that reduce the impact of floods. Planet in Peril: Fierce Floods is ideal for children age 9+, for geography and science projects, or simply for anyone interested in finding out the background behind the 'extreme weather' news reports. Floods are not the only natural disaster our planet faces, find out about tsunamis, super storms and wild fires in other titles in the series.
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  • Fairground Rides

    By Sally Spray
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    Sally Spray
    Follow the development of fairground rides, as they have grown taller, scarier, and more fantastical through engineering skill, design and ambition.Get to grips with the mind-boggling advances that have been made in engineering. Find out about awe-inspiring buildings and technology. he books in the Awesome Engineering series are filled with impactful artwork, diagrams and explanations that make the awesome feats of engineering easy to understand.Bright and bold artwork, alongside clear explanations and diagrams, guide you through a chronology of landmark engineering achievements from around the world.Perfect for readers aged 9 and up.
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  • Fruit and Vegetables

    By Izzi Howell
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    Izzi Howell
    Where do the fruit and vegetables we eat come from? Which fruits and vegatables make great snacks? Find out about fruit and vegetables and how they are needed in a healthy diet. Discover how food is enjoyed in different ways around the world and the importance of eating a healthy balanced diet.
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    Friend or Foe

    By Etta Kaner, David Anderson
    Authors:
    Etta Kaner
    Illustrated by:
    David Anderson
    Imagine this: You're playing a computer game when a spider drops onto your screen. "Aah!" you scream as you fling your device across the room. "What's the big deal?" asks your sister. "Spiders are fab. Have you ever watched a spider spin a web? Do you know that spiders can..."You can't believe it. Your sister loves spiders! Then you realise that even though many people are afraid of snakes, you think they're cool.When you think about it, people have different points of view about lots of animals. Bloodsucking leeches may scare the pants off you, but doctors around the world are big fans of these medical marvels. What about cockroaches? scurrying, dirty pests, right? Or could they actually be a solution to global hunger?You'll get a chance to decide when you check out these and other animals explored in this book. On the one hand you'll find arguments trying to convince you that these animals are disgusting, mean, dangerous or smelly. On the other hand you'll hear about how these very same animals are clever, helpful to humans and the environment and an inspiration to scientists. Though each side is telling the truth, both are trying to persuade you to agree with their point of view. Find out how you feel about animals that people love to hate - are they friend or foe?Aimed at children aged 8+.
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  • Forces

    By Georgia Amson-Bradshaw
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    Georgia Amson-Bradshaw
    Are you feeling the forces? Start reading this book and you won't be able to resist learning about air resistance, being attracted by magnetism or feeling the pull of gravity. This essential KS2 series for children aged 7 and up covers all the key science topics in energetic, quick-fire way, aiding clear comprehension by getting straight to the point! Each spread starts with a 'flash' or headline, summing-up succinctly the science information to follow. Attractive and light-hearted illustration visually conveys the information, adding depth and detail to engage children. Also includes fun jokes and cartoons to keep even the most reluctant readers entertained.
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  • Food and Fair Trade

    By Paul Mason
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    Paul Mason
    All sorts of food, from bananas to cocoa beans and coffee, can be grown in fairer and more sustainable ways than has traditionally been the case. In Putting the Planet First: Sustainable Food and Fair Trade, discover how people around the world are working all the time to find new ways to grow and trade food fairly and sustainably. Learn too, what you can do to help the environment, and about small changes you can make that will have a real impact. It's a fascinating introduction to the positive changes people are making to try and live more sustainably, and will inspire children to think creatively about how they can put the planet first!
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  • Forces and Magnets

    By Izzi Howell
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    Izzi Howell
    A fantastic resource for children aged 6-8, the Fact Cat series makes a perfect one-stop-shop for help with homework assignments! Why do things fall downwards? How does friction stop you slipping over? What materials are magnetic? Find out about forces like gravity, friction and air resistance and discover the effect the have. Learn why magnets attract or repel objects and how Earth's magnetic field works. A simple fun picture quiz helps readers to recall what they have read.
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  • Farm Animals

    By Annabelle Lynch
    Authors:
    Annabelle Lynch
    Moo! Baa! Cluck-cluck! Learn all about the animals you find on the farm. Tadpoles Learners are an ideal introduction to non-fiction for beginner readers, blending accessible text with big, striking photos.
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  • Food Chains

    By Izzi Howell
    Authors:
    Izzi Howell
    A fantastic resource for children aged 6-8, the Fact Cat series makes a perfect one-stop-shop for help with homework assignments!Which animal only eats fifty times a year? Where is a starfish's mouth? How do plants make food under water?Find out about food chains and how plants and animals depend on each other for food. Discover the diets of carnivores, omnivores and herbivores and see what food chains look like in different habitats. A simple fun picture quiz helps readers to recall what they have read.
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  • Farm Machines

    By David West
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    David West
    Mechanic Mike knows loads about all sorts of farm machines. From tractors and trailers to huge specialist machines for harvesting, planting and spreading, and everything in between. Find out how much these specialist machines weigh, the type of engines they have and lots of other amazing bite-sized facts.Part of the series Mechanic Mike's Machines. Introductory books for young readers aged 5+ in the high-interest area of all things mechanical.
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  • Fraction Frenzy

    By Rob Colson
    Authors:
    Rob Colson
    What are fractions and how are they used? What is the smallest fraction ever? This book explores the maths of fractions and shows how it relates to the everyday world with fantastic appealing visuals.The book is part of the Maths is Everywhere series, which demystifies all aspects of maths and shows how it relates to your everyday world with fun, colourful graphics. These are fantastic books for children aged nine plus who are studying maths, or for anyone who wants to get to grips with maths in a fun way.
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  • Forces and Motion

    By Anna Claybourne
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    Anna Claybourne
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  • Forces and Movement

    By Peter Riley
    Authors:
    Peter Riley
    Straight Forward with Science: Forces and Movement looks at what the different forces are and how important they are here on Earth. Gravity, friction and simple machines are also looked at.Straight Forward with Science offers a straightforward, but fun, approach to essential science learning and has been specifically designed to support the science curriculum at Key Stage 2. Written by an award-winning author, each book explores basic scientific principles and shows them in action, while simple activities and experiments bring the science to life. Suitable for readers aged 10 and up.
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  • Formula 1 Driver - Lewis Hamilton vs Nico Rosberg

    By Paul Mason
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    Paul Mason
    INSIDE TRACK: FORMULA 1 DRIVER - HAMILTON VS ROSBERGUsing a classic race as the foundation for the individual stories, this high-energy narrative non-fiction series pitches together two hot racing rivals. From practice to qualifying, grid line-up to crossing the finish line, each book features easy access text in short manageable paragraphs for readers who love their motorsport, but who perhaps shy away from reading.This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books kids can't put down.
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  • Forces and Magnets

    By Peter Riley
    Authors:
    Peter Riley
    Find out all about the science in the world around us with Moving Up with Science. Written to support the National Curriculum at Key Stage 2, each title explores key scientific topics through a combination of concise information and fun experiments. Moving Up With Science: Forces and Magnets takes you on a journey of scientific discovery. Find out how we use forces everyday; which force pulls objects down holes and why Earth acts like a huge magnet. Explore which materials are magnetic and discover how to test them.
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