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  • At Sea

    By John C. Miles
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    John C. Miles
    A look at the heroic fighting forces of the Second World WarHow did the forces that fought at sea affect the outcome of the Second World War? This book explores the ships and submarines that slugged it out to rule the seas during the Second World War, from stealthy U-boats to mighty battleships. Along the way, readers will discover the key battles, tactics and weapons that helped the Allies to victory. The Fighting Forces of the Second World War is a must-read for all young military buffs, who enjoy poring over the tactics, uniforms, weapons, special equipment and much more of the heroic fighting forces who waged the Second World War. Key battles and notable events, told chronologically, provide a useful solid historical structure and offer key learning, while the single-topic approach allows easy comparison between the different sidesA great series for readers aged 11 and up.
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  • The Anglo-Saxons are coming!

    By Paul Mason
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    Paul Mason
    The fierce Anglo-Saxons are coming! Invaders and Raiders: Anglo-Saxons describes how the Anglo-Saxons invaded and conquered much of Britain. Anglo-Saxon ships, raids and fighting style are all explored, alongside their beliefs and ways of life, to build up a true picture of these famous invaders. The book concludes with a look at the Anglo-Saxons' legacy in Britain today.Illustrated with a mix of illustrations and found objects, each book in the series describes a famous civilisation, its customs and organisations, how it began and expanded, and its eventual decline.
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  • Ancient Greece

    By Tim Cooke
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    Tim Cooke
    The ancient Greeks were skilled builders, artists and inventors, and one of the best ways to discover how they lived is by studying the artefacts they made. Just as ancient objects enable us to step back into the world of the people who made them, the stories people told can reveal what they thought about their world. This book combines facts about the ancient Greeks with photographs of the artefacts they left behind and the stories they shared with each other to present a full picture of life at the time.
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  • Ancient Egyptians

    By Jon Richards
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    Jon Richards
    History in Infographics helps children to visualise facts and statistics using a clever and appealing mix of graphics and numbers. The colourful, high-impact design will appeal to a wide range of children, from visual learners to struggling readers, capturing and then holding their attention. Infographics are a really exciting, different way to learn about core historical topics, and are ideal for fact-hungry children, revision work, and to improve the quality of presentations. History in Infographics: Ancient Egyptians allows children to explore Ancient Egypt like never before, finding out how people lived, what they ate, what they wore, how they were ruled, how they wrote in hieroglyphics and how they built pyramids. Children can discover Egyptian warfare, and how the ancient Egyptians came to control such a huge area of northern Africa and the Middle East, learn about Egyptian society, and find out about how they mummified their dead. Ideal for children of 9+, and fact and history lovers of all ages, Ancient Egypt has never seemed more exciting!
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  • Ancient China

    By Izzi Howell
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    Izzi Howell
    The Shang dynasty ruled over ancient China for over 500 years. Find out why the Shang changed capital cities, how Shang kings fought in battle, and how the Shang spoke to their gods. Inside you can read about dynasties and kings; how to make a Shang bronze pot; oracle bones and fortune-telling; the life of a craftsman; burial and the afterlife.Ideally suited for readers age 8+ or teachers who are looking for books to support the new curriculum. Other titles in the Explore! Series include: Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages, Mayans, Early Islamic Civilization and The Indus Valley.
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    Atlas of Continents

    By Paul Rockett
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    Paul Rockett
    This unique illustrated book gets close up to the Earth's amazing continents, and allows readers the opportunity to explore key countries, topographical features and cities in a way that is both engaging and entertaining. In addition, the book highlights significant human, geographical, sporting and economic information.
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  • Amazing Artists and Designers

    By Georgia Amson-Bradshaw, Rita Petruccioli
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    Georgia Amson-Bradshaw
    Illustrated by:
    Rita Petruccioli
    In Amazing Artists and Designers, journey back to the 16th century to meet Artemisia Gentileschi, mistress of light and shade. Read about Coco Chanel, the orphan who grew up to change the rules of fashion and clothing forever. Meet Frida Kahlo, whose colourful, emotional and raw artworks challenged the norms of the art world. Some of the women in this book were well-known in their lifetime and beyond, some of them were not, but all of them were amazingly gifted, talented and brilliant women, creating historically important art and design.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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  • Australian Outback

    By Simon Chapman
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    Simon Chapman
    Simon is in Darwin, Australia, preparing to travel through the unique mix of tropical forest, savannah and desert that make up the Australian Outback. But he's already worrying if his 4x4 is up to the job, and about the dangers posed by crocodiles, spiders and snakes - and road trains!Simon Chapman, winner of the Blue Peter Book Award, brings geography to life, and his Expedition Diaries are a great way to introduce the world's biomes and habitats to children, direct from someone who's actually been in them - sometimes up to his neck! These books are perfect for sparking interest in this key school topic.
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  • Australia

    By Kevin Pettman
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    Kevin Pettman
    Did you know ... Australia has more beaches than any other country in the world? Over 22 million jars of Vegemite are sold every year. Just one of Australia's deserts is nearly three times the size of England. And it is home to around 60 million kangaroos!Find out everything you ever wanted to know about Australia, from its amazing landscapes and fascinating wildlife to the country's most famous sports people and important dates in history. This glorious guide book is brought to life in bold, bright graphics, maps and fun visuals. A real treat for curious kids and a perfect travel guide for holidays!
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  • Aztecs

    By Izzi Howell
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    Izzi Howell
    The fascinating Aztec people of central Mexico dominated large parts of Mesoamerica from the 14th and 16th centuries. From warfare to human sacrifice, find out who was who in this time period and about the everyday life of people living there.Ideally suited for readers age 8+ or teachers who are looking for books to support the new curriculum. Other titles in the Explore! Series include: Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages, Mayans, Early Islamic Civilization and The Indus Valley.
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  • the American Civil War?

    By Philip Steele
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    Philip Steele
    This book considers the deadliest war in US history, which killed 750,000 soldiers and many civilians before this young nation was a century old. Its legacy still resonates across the USA today. Did it achieve any of its goals? Did it have unexpected consequences? Did any good at all come out of it?Each book includes a comprehensive overview of the historical event in question, providing background information to help readers understand the issues being discussed. In looking at the consequences of each event, both good and bad, various themes are covered, from politics and society to science, technology and popular culture. The series fits well with the history curriculum at key stage 3, looking at issues in world history and their interconnections with other world developments. Perfect for readers aged 12 and up.
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    Atlas of Everything

    By Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
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    Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
    Navigate the world like never before. Featuring over 50 maps of the world - one on every page - this unique atlas includes facts and figures on almost everything you'd want to know. From Nobel Prize winners and popular names, to endangered species and active volcanoes, the combination of maps and infographics makes this the perfect book to find out information in a quick and easy way, and remember it.Includes information on the origins of humans, ancient civilisations, the fashion industry, music around the world, film, sport, art and design, politics, the natural world, architecture, animal migration, oceans, natural disasters and space, to name just a few topics in this fact-filled book.
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  • The Age of Dinosaurs

    By Katie Woolley
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    Katie Woolley
    Did you know that 65% of all dinosaurs were plant-eaters? The rest were carnivores! Explore the time when dinosaurs ruled the world in The Age of Dinosaurs. Learn about their special features, how much they ate and when they lived... From Coelophysis to Velocirapto, you'll find out all kinds of fascinating facts about these fierce and violent beasts. The Dinosaur Infosaurus series presents to you pre-historic beasts in all their terrifying glory, with realistic artwork alongside digestible chunks of information presented as infographics. Perfect for readers aged 7+.
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  • Anglo-Saxon Britain

    By Moira Butterfield
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    Moira Butterfield
    Uncover the fascinating stories of thirteen Anglo-Saxon finds.What's the first Anglo-Saxon object you can think of? Did you know that thousands of stone, metal, pottery and wooden objects have been found from this time in human history? All of these objects can tell us a lot about the Anglo-Saxons. We know about the animals they farmed, the the tools and weapons they used and we know about their everyday life and culture from the remains of the buildings they lived in. All over Britain, Anglo-Saxon artefacts have been Found!. Uncover the stories of thirteen incredible finds, what they can tell us about life back then and how they might relate to your life today.Found! is a series of six books that span British archaeological finds from the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages, Roman Britain, the Viking Age and the Anglo Saxons. Ideal for readers aged 9+ studying history topics at Key Stage 2.
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  • Ancient Wonders

    By Clive Gifford
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    Clive Gifford
    Discover the greatest wonders the ancient world has to offer, from Stonehenge to Angkor Wat and from Machu Picchu to the Great Wall of China. Get up close to their unique features and marvel at their breathtaking dimensions. What threats and challenges to these special phenomena face, and what is being done to ensure their survival for future generations to enjoy?
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  • Awesome Animals: Facts, Stats and Quizzes

    By Tracey Turner
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    Tracey Turner
    Stat Attack is irresistible to fact fiends, providing A-Z lists, top tens, etc, and focusing on mind-boggling information about the subjects that really interest them. Fascinating lists are meticulously researched and backed up with supplementary information. The books lend themselves to statistic games and comparisons, and are illustrated in an infographic style.
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  • Art, Culture and Sport

    By Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
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    Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
    This is not just another atlas! From the biggest movie producers around the world to the most attended festivals; from astounding architecture - ancient and new - to global sporting achievements, Art, Culture and Sport takes a unique look at our globe. Using innovatively designed maps alongside infographics, graphs and icons, this book explores the bigger picture of topics such as cultures around the globe, scientific achievements, amazing sporting feats and the arts. Explore in-depth what the relationship is between fashion producers and consumers, who the most-read authors are around the world, how a country's education rates compare to their amount of Nobel Prize laureates and which foods and drink are most popular in different cultures. The maps not only give an overview of location, but also provide a wealth of fascinating information that is beautifully designed. Written and illustrated by the award-winning Jon Richards and Ed Simkins, this book is another perfect example of how innovative design can deliver facts and figures in an absorbing and immediate way.
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  • Adam Peaty

    By Roy Apps
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    Roy Apps
    This inspirational biography for children, written by award-winning author Roy Apps, follows the swimming story of Adam Peaty and his incredible rise to become a Commonwealth gold medalist and world-record holder for 100 metre breaststroke. 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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  • Amazon Basin

    By Simon Chapman
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    Simon Chapman
    Simon is packed and heading off to a region of the Amazon Basin in northern Bolivia. Despite its size, it's a fragile biome, of mixed forest and river habitats. Simon plans to document his journey down the River Enatahua, but things go wrong right from the start: a rucksack is missing, along with his canoe ...Simon Chapman, winner of the Blue Peter Book Award, brings geography to life, and his Expedition Diaries are a great way to introduce the world's biomes and habitats to children, direct from someone who's actually been in them - sometimes up to his neck! These books are perfect for sparking interest in this key school topic.
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    Atlas of the World

    By Julia Adams
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    Julia Adams
    Visit all seven continents and discover some of their amazing features, from high mountains and deep lakes to extreme habitats and weather. A beautifully illustrated book that looks at the people, animals, plants and geological features that make our world such a special place.Packed full of interesting facts and quirky stats for your geographers! For children aged 5+ studying geography at KS1
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