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The Fall of the Berlin Wall

By Patricia Levy
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Patricia Levy
High-drama history, describing moment-by-moment the fall of the Berlin WallThirty years ago, on 9 November 1989, the Berlin Wall came down. This historic event is described in detail, focusing not only on the day itself, but also what led to the wall being there in the first place. It looks at the history of the Wall, explaining why it was built, as well as looking at the implications of what happened in the wider context of 20th century history. Real life accounts are included in moment-in-time boxes, acting as a freeze frame of people's thoughts, emotions and experiences as those from West Germany were at last free to travel to the East and vice versa.Complete with photographs, maps and a timeline, this is a fascinating insight into 20th century history.An ideal book to support the study of modern history in schools
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  • Fish

    By David West
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    David West
    Introduces children to the anatomy of animals with cutaway illustrationsDiscover all sorts of fun facts about fish including how a fish breathes, where male seahorses keep their eggs and what a shark looks like inside. Perfect for any curious 6-8 year old or budding scientist.
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  • Fighter Aircraft

    By Tim Cooke
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    Tim Cooke
    Explore everything there is to know about the quickest of all military machines, the fighter jet. When it comes to aerial fighting, split seconds make the difference between life and death. This book follows the history of fighters from duelling pilots above the trenches of World War I to modern stealth aircrafts that enter enemy territory at speeds faster than the speed of sound.The Ultimate Military Machines series gives an up-close look at the most powerful weapons and fighting vehicles in the world and explains what makes them so lethal.
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  • Firefighters

    By Izzi Howell
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    Izzi Howell
    Find out about work of Firefighters all around the world, from the typical day, the equipment they use and why their work is important. For children following Book Bands, it is suitable for children reading at band 10, white.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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  • Food: From Field to Plate

    By Michael Bright
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    Michael Bright
    Where does the food that reaches our plates, stocks our fridges and fills the supermarkets come from?Food is one of the most important resources to man, and over the years, methods of growing, using and delivering food have changed. Find out about the history of food production and the present day methods of farming. Learn about food delivery and the processes that are used to preserve and store food to make it last longer, then food preparation and food safety. Finally, we consider food as a global resource and the impact of global food consumption around the world.Source to Resource is an incredibly valuable series in today's fast-paced world where natural resources are in such constant demand. Many people don't stop to think about where these resources come from and the journey they take from the raw material or element to the useful product that reaches us at home, school or work. Source to Resource provides that information as well as the chance to stop and think about our use of resources and the implications of the use of these for future generations. Other titles in the Source to Resource series include:From Oil Rig to Petrol PumpFrom Raindrop to Tap From Sunshine to Light Bulb
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  • Flower Power

    By Judith Heneghan
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    Judith Heneghan
    This non-fiction storybook for children aged 5+ introduces the natural world and explains concepts such as pollination and fertilization through a lyrical narrative. It looks at an amazing array of flowers and plants from all around the world and the many colours, shapes and scents that exist. Find out all about the wonderful ways in which flowers spread their pollen and so make new seeds!
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  • Fara Williams

    By Roy Apps
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    Roy Apps
    This inspirational biography for children, written by award-winning author Roy Apps, follows the life story of Fara Williams and her rise to become a world-class defender at Arsenal Ladies and influential, no-nonsense England regular. 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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  • 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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  • Farm

    By Pat-a-Cake, Villie Karabatzia
    Authors:
    Pat-a-Cake
    Illustrated by:
    Villie Karabatzia
    Help toddlers discover and learn about the world around them with these essential board books.Farm helps busy, curious toddlers explore their world and develop their vocabulary by introducing lots of fun and friendly farm animals, busy machines and much more! This robust board book will withstand many happy hours of looking, holding, exploring and reading, while the playful, witty illustrations will be loved by parents and children alike. A brilliant fold-out surprise at the end adds a fun recap of all the learning in the book. Also available: 123, Colours, ABC, First Words, Animals, Things That Go, Shapes
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  • Florence Nightingale

    By Izzi Howell
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    Izzi Howell
    Read all about Florence Nightingale and her work during the Crimean War. Find out how she changed the face of nursing from a mostly untrained profession to a highly skilled and well-respected medical profession with very important responsibilities. A simple fun picture quiz helps readers to recall what they have read. A perfect one-stop-shop for help with homework assignments!
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    Far From Home: Refugees and migrants fleeing war, persecution and poverty

    By Cath Senker
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    Cath Senker
    What if you had to leave your home and you could never go back? What do you think that would be like?For millions of Syrian and Iraqi citizens (and for people from many other nations around the world), these are the question they face. The current, desperate situation in their homelands and the mass migrations from the Middle East is both shocking to us, and sadly nothing new. Far From Home addresses the clear need for a balanced and informative book on this complex topic. It examines the root causes of mass migrations from both a historical and current perspective. Historical sources and first-hand accounts are used to explore racism, religion, life in refugee camps and the challenges migrant and refugees face on arrival in new lands, alongside the response of host countries. The book will also look at the difficult and dangerous journeys people make in an attempt to reach a safe haven and life in refugee camps, with the constant struggle to access shelter, warmth, food, medicine and education.Designed to be accessible to both children and adults, this book is an open and balanced tool for opening discussions around these sensitive issues. For children aged 11+.Author Cath Senker is an expert on writing in this area. She has housed refugees in her own home and is active in helping to provide education to those arriving in Britain.
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  • First World War

    By Jon Richards, Jonathan Vipond
    Authors:
    Jon Richards
    Illustrated by:
    Jonathan Vipond
    History in Infographics: The First World War helps children get to grips with the immense scale of the First World War. Find out the size of each country's army, see how many km of trenches there were, learn about the average age of soldiers and the amount of underage soldiers fighting, how many people were taken prisoner, how many zeppelins were built, how big the tanks were, what were the major battles and much, much more.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 topics, and are ideal for fact-hungry children, revision work, and to improve the quality of presentations. Ideal for children aged 9+, and fact and history lovers of all ages
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  • The First World War

    By Izzi Howell
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    Izzi Howell
    Read all about the First World War, discover when it started and how it came to an eventual end. A simple fun picture quiz helps readers to recall what they have read.A perfect one-stop-shop for help with homework assignments!Broad-ranging appeal for nursery age through to Key Stage 2.
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  • Firefighter

    By Rachel Blount
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    Rachel Blount
    What's it like to be a firefighter? Perhaps one day you might like to become a firefighter too? In this book you will meet our firewoman, Leanne - and some of her colleagues - and see what she does at work every day. Find out what it is like to ride in a fire engine, all about the kit she uses and what happens when they attend fires and accidents.Here to Help is a brilliant introductory series books for very young readers (aged 5 and up) that follow real professionals around their place of work to give a flavour of what it means to work in a particular job. Additional question boxes encourage the reader relate the information they are reading to their own experiences. Each book concludes with some advice on the type of person suitable for each job and the education and training you will need to qualify. Specially commissioned photographs of real professionals ensure the books are accurate and a true representation of what it is like to work in a range of public-facing jobs.
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  • Fish

    By Izzi Howell
    Authors:
    Izzi Howell
    What makes a fish a fish? Read all about fish, find out where they live, how they breathe and what they eat. How are fish born and how do they grow and learn?A simple fun quiz helps readers recall what they have read.A perfect one-stop shop for help with homework assignments!
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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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    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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  • France

    By Liz Gogerly, Rob Hunt
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    Liz Gogerly, Rob Hunt
    Journey Through France offers a look at the landscape, culture and people of France, from the exciting buzz of Paris, through the peaceful lavender fields of Provence to the wave-pounded Atlantic coast.Journey Through offers young readers the chance to take a trip through exciting world countries using different modes of transport, from train and car to bicycle and private jet. Along the way the traveller visits highlighted places both well known and less known, and learns lots of exciting facts about history, language, culture and much more. Ideal for readers age 9 and up.
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