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  • Fantastic Forces and Motion

    By Joy Lin, Alan Brown
    Authors:
    Joy Lin
    Illustrated by:
    Alan Brown
    What if you could fly or have super strength or super speed? You'd be a superhero BUT are these superpowers feasible in the real world? Superpower Science: Fantastic Forces and Motion tells you all about the reality of these superpowers when looked at through a scientific lens.The series Superpower Science focuses on the superpowers commonly associated with superheroes and reveals just how scientifically realistic they could be to us mere humans. Each title focuses on four superpowers and explains which science principles would come into action if the superpower existed and what effect these science principles would have on the body. Momentum builds through each superhero story as we question everything and clearly explain the science behind their powers as they would exist in real-life. The comic book format and vintage-looking colourful illustrations paired with quirky and humorous explanations turn what would be considered by many as dry physics principles into high interest exciting books. By pointing out the physical limitations of superpowers, the series aims to fix them, not crush children's dreams but inspire them to be interested in science. Perfect for reader aged 9 and up.
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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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  • The Fact or Fiction Behind Science

    By Paul Harrison
    Authors:
    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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  • Forces

    By Georgia Amson-Bradshaw
    Authors:
    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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  • Forces and Magnets

    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! 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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  • 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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  • Forces and Motion

    By Anna Claybourne
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    Anna Claybourne
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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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  • Farm Animals

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

    By Deborah Chancellor
    Authors:
    Deborah Chancellor
    Fire engines whizz along with hoses and ladders at the ready as they race to the rescue...Lots of noisy words and plenty of high-speed action introduce emergency vehicles and other life-saving equipment in a lively and exciting way.Emergency Vehicles - four books all about the different vehicles each emergency uses and the situations they use them in. For KS1 readers
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  • Fantastically Fast Cars

    By Jim Pipe
    Authors:
    Jim Pipe
    Experience the thrills of fast machines, daring journeys, extreme sports and much more through this series of action packed high-interest reads designed for older children.Fantastically Fast Cars takes a look at the most speedy and extreme vehicles ever built. Packed with facts, stats, true-life stories and amazing photographs this book will appeal to everyone interested in record-breaking car design and technology.
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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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  • Forces and Movement

    By Carol Ballard
    Authors:
    Carol Ballard
    Discover what forces do, and how they affect us. Learn about gravity, friction and pressure, and how to measure different forces.The topic of forces and movement is approached in a simple and clear way. The concepts are complemented by new artwork and specially-commissioned photography featuring children. Each step-by-step experiment has been tried in the classroom and is illustrated with photography which encourages children's understanding. Each book is bright, colourful and simple in its design.
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  • Fact Cat: Space: Planets

    Read all about the planets of the solar system, their history, what they're made of, their relation to Earth and the Sun, and how we have discovered more about them through visits from spacecraft.Simple quiz questions at the back help readers to remember what they've just read.
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  • Food Chains

    By Theresa Greenaway
    Authors:
    Theresa Greenaway
    This detailed guide to natural food chains is an ideal complement to the National Curriculum. It studies how energy is passed along the food chain and from plants to animals before examining how human activity can interfere with the natural process. Packed with detailed photographs and diagrams it provides both clear and fascinating coverage of the subject. Numerous activities encourage readers to explore aspects of food chains for themselves. And a topic web and cross-curricular activity ideas provide teachers with additional resources. A re-issue of one of a popular series.
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  • Forces and Movement

    By Sally Hewitt
    Authors:
    Sally Hewitt
    Amazing Science uses the extraordinary and mind-boggling facts about science to introduce children to the core topic of forces at KS1. Each spread starts with an interesting fact supported by a dramatic picture to engage the child's interest. It then seeks to explain, in simple terms, the science behind it. 'Your Turn' boxes then challenge children to look around them for similar examples, such as how forces are at work all around us.
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  • Flowering Plants

    By Rob Colson
    Authors:
    Rob Colson
    Super Science Flowering Plants investigates the parts of plants, photosynthesis, flowers, pollination, fruits, how we use plants and much more.Each title in Super Science offers a fascinating look at a key area of science. Full-colour photos and diagrams, an appealing, dynamic layout, and experiment and fact boxes help young readers to really discover the excitement of science for themselves.
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  • Forces and Motion

    By Rob Colson
    Authors:
    Rob Colson
    Each title in Super Science offers a fascinating look at a key area of science: forces and motion, micro-organisms, states of matter and so forth. Full-colour photos and diagrams, an appealing, dynamic layout, and experiment and fact boxes help young readers to really discover the excitement of science for themselves.
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  • Fire Engine

    By Annabel Savery
    Authors:
    Annabel Savery
    Working Wheels takes a look at the exciting world of working machines and the jobs that they do. Fire engines rush to help people when there are fires and accidents. They carry life-saving equipment on board.
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