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  • Lifeboat Crew Member

    By Rachel Blount
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    Rachel Blount
    Have you ever wondered about the people who risk their lives to rescue people at sea? What is it like to work as a lifeboat crew member? In this book you will meet our rescue specialist - David - and find out what he does at work every day. Find out about the different boats the RNLI use and how they performs different types of rescues.Brilliant introductory books for very young readers that follow real professionals around their place of work to give a flavour of what it means to work in a particular job.
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  • Living in Europe: Poland

    By Jen Green
    Authors:
    Jen Green
    Welcome to Poland! In this book, young people tell you all about what makes their country special, from its great capital city, to the landscape, people, food and things to see and do.This series introduces readers aged 6 and up to different continents and countries around the world, highlighting the differences and similarities between them. Clear, friendly text and big photos make these books a great starting point for learning about geography in general, and countries in particular.
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  • Living in Europe: France

    By Annabelle Lynch
    Authors:
    Annabelle Lynch
    This series introduces young readers to different continents and countries around the world, highlighting the differences and similarities between them. Clear, friendly text and big photos make these books a great starting point for learning about geography in general, and countries in particular.Welcome to France! In this book, young readers tell you all about what makes their country special, from its great capital city, to the landscape, people, food and things to see and do.
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  • Living Leaf

    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 adaptation and fertilization through a lyrical narrative. It looks at an amazing array of plants from all around the world and at how the shape and structure of their leaves help them to thrive in difficult environments.
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    The Legend of Tutankhamun

    By Sally Jane Morgan, James Weston Lewis
    Authors:
    Sally Jane Morgan
    Illustrated by:
    James Weston Lewis
    A young king... a lost tomb... and a treasure trove of unimaginable splendour... The Legend of Tutankhamun is a sumptuous visual retelling of the story of one of the most well-known Egyptian pharaohs. More than 3,000 years ago, a young boy became King in ancient Egypt and his life, death and final resting place is something that has fascinated people ever since. Readers are taken on a dramatic journey, from the deserts of ancient Egypt to the excavation of Tutankhamun's tomb and the artefacts on show today. As the pages turn, you can witness the passing of a great King, his tomb being lost to the sand dunes, and its thrilling rediscovery. Powerful and vivid illustrations by James Weston Lewis bring the history, discovery and treasures of this young boy and his reign to life.
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    The Lost Magician

    By Piers Torday
    Authors:
    Piers Torday
    'If you can imagine it, it exists ... somewhere.' The new spellbinding fantasy adventure from the bestselling, award-winning author of The Last Wild trilogy.1945. They have survived the Blitz, but when Simon, Patricia, Evelyn and Larry step through a mysterious library door, it is the beginning of their most dangerous adventure yet. They discover the magical world of Folio, where an enchanted kingdom of fairy knights, bears and tree gods is under threat from a sinister robot army. The many stories of the Library are locked in eternal war, and the children's only hope is to find their creator - a magician who has been lost for centuries. What they find will change not just their own lives, but the fate of the world, for ever ...An ode to the world of Narnia, The Lost Magician is a classic in the making from one of the UK's most talented children's authors. Praise for Piers Torday:'the new master of books for children who like magic and modernity with their lust for adventure' - The Times
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    London on Fire: A Great City at the time of the Great Fire

    By John C. Miles
    Authors:
    John C. Miles
    Welcome to London in the late 17th century. After years of Civil War and repressive Puritan rule, King Charles II is back in town and his restoration has brought new life to this great city. The theatres are open again, markets and shops are thriving and the streets are crowded. People are talking about new ideas in science and architecture and experimenting with new fashions. This book takes you on a journey across London at this time, telling you about its 'five-star' sights and their history. It also explains the key events of the time: the reasons for the Restoration, the arrival of the Plague and, of course, the Great Fire of 1666 and the new London that arose out of its ashes. Published to coincide with the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire, this book gives older children a much broader context for this famous event. With a mixture of maps, archive images and present day photography, it acts as a wonderful guide both to London in the 1660s and how its legacy can still be found in the capital today. London on Fire is an ideal resource for readers aged 10+ and supports the history curriculum at Key Stage 3.
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    Loos Save Lives

    By Seren Boyd
    Authors:
    Seren Boyd
    Who knew toilets were so interesting - and so important?!You probably use a toilet several times every day. Flush, turn on the tap, wash your hands - then forget all about it. But did you know that 2.4 billion people across the world don't have somewhere they can go to the toilet safely, and over 1 billion people don't have access to any kind of sanitation or clean water at all? Poor sanitation and restricted access to a toilet is more serious than you might think. It prevents children (and especially girls) from going to school, it means communities may have to walk miles to access safe drinking water and it kills. Poor sanitation means poor hygiene, which means illnesses and viruses are more easily spread. Going to the toilet out in the open makes people vulnerable and puts them in danger. Loos Save Lives unravels the facts about poor sanitation across Africa, Asia and parts of South America. It also highlights how the work of one charity - Toilet Twinning - is working hard to help communities build toilets and access safe drinking water, and educate people about the importance of washing your hands. The work they do transforms lives and you'll read many real-life case studies of some of the projects they have helped to build.All in all this is a fascinating (and in equal measures lighthearted and serious) look at a very real problem facing a huge number of people. Make reading this brilliant book your number one priority - or at least your number two!Loos Save Lives is a great, thought-provoking read for readers aged 9 and up. Perfect for cross-curriucular studies and for inspiring children to engage with charities and fundraising
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  • Let's Visit... London

    By Annabelle Lynch
    Authors:
    Annabelle Lynch
    LET'S VISIT... London explores 12 great places for children to visit in London, from the famous Tower of London to the fascinating Natural History Museum.The Let's Visit series aims to encourage young readers aged 5-7 to find out about all the great places the UK has to offer, and maybe even get out and experience them for themselves. Along the way, they will pick up some key geography learning.Contents:The Tower of LondonThe Queen Elizabeth Olympic ParkHMS BelfastLondon ZooSt Paul's CathedralThe MonumentThe British MuseumThe Science MuseumKew GardensThe Museum of LondonThe Tate ModernThe London Transport MuseumThe National Gallery
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  • Long-Necked Dinosaurs

    By David West
    Authors:
    David West
    Professor Pete knows lots about all sorts of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals. Learn all about long-necked dinosaurs from pronouncing their difficult names to facts about their weight, what they eat, how fast they can run and where they used to live in the world. Children will soon become dinosaur experts.Following the same style as Nora the Naturalist's Animals and Safari Sam's Wild Animals, Professor Pete's Prehistoric Animals are brilliant introductory books for young readers aged 5+ in the high-interest area of dinosaurs.
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  • London

    By Claudia Martin
    Authors:
    Claudia Martin
    Explore the rich history of London! Find out about when the Romans settled Londinium in AD48, Saxon Lundenwic, William Conqueror and the Tower of London, medieval trade and the Black Death, Tudor Londoners and how they found entertainment from festivals and alehouses to theatres and football, how the Great Fire changed London, the Bow Street Runners and Henry Fielding, Robert Peel and the police force, Joseph Bazalgette and the sewers of London after the Great Stink; how the opening of the Tube expanded London; the Blitz and the rebuilding; the arrival of the Windrush from Jamaica making London even more multicultural and how London is still changing today with everyone wanting to see London's famous landmarks from St Paul's to the London Eye and Buckingham Palace. Read about the people who have influenced London such as Boudicca, Edward the Confessor,Aethelred the Unready, Bede, William the Conqueror, William of Poitiers, Dick Whittington, Shakespeare, Samuel Pepys, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II.Follow the dog, Sherlock Bones, as he guides you around London and encourages you to find out more. Learn how you can make your own project about London.Ideally suited for readers age 8+ or teachers who are looking for books to support the new curriculum for 2014. If you enjoy reading about the History Detective, then take a look at other titles in this series, such as the Stone Age to Iron Age, Ancient Greece, Ancient Sumer, The Mayan Civilization, The Shang Dynasty of Ancient China and Early Islamic Civilizations.
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    Look Where We Live

    By Scot Ritchie
    Authors:
    Scot Ritchie
    Come along and join in as five friends (and Max the dog and Ollie the cat) find adventure close to home.Their community is having a street fair to raise money for their local library. Follow the five children as they check out all the different activities that are going on in their neighbourhood to raise money. Along the way they learn about the businesses and public spaces that make up their community, and meet their many neighbours who make it a safe and interesting place to liveThis fun book introduces readers aged 7+ to what makes a community a community! Let the award-winning illustrator, Scot Ritchie take you on a local adventure.
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  • Local History

    By Alison Cooper
    Authors:
    Alison Cooper
    Discover the answers to fascinating questions in these new titles from the History Detective Investigates series. Follow Sherlock Bones on the detective trail and find out more about the past and start a history project of your own.
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    Look at that Building

    By Scot Ritchie
    Authors:
    Scot Ritchie
    Sally's dad has built her a new treehouse, but Max the dog can't climb up and join in all the fun - he needs a new doghouse!Come along as five friends go on a quest to find out all they can about buildings and how they are constructed. By checking out structures, both big and small, Sally and her four friends (and Max and Ollie the cat!) learn about how buildings are made, what makes them strong and how they stay standing. After a fun day of exploring they are ready to build Max the best doghouse around!This fun book introduces readers aged 7+ to the basic science and engineering that goes into buildings. Let the award-winning illustrator, Scot Ritchie take you on a skyscraper of an adventure.
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  • Living in North & South America: Brazil

    By Jen Green
    Authors:
    Jen Green
    Welcome to Brazil! In this book, young people tell you all about what makes their country special, from its great capital city, to the landscape, people, food and things to see and do.This series introduces readers aged 6 and up to different continents and countries around the world, highlighting the differences and similarities between them. Clear, friendly text and big photos make these books a great starting point for learning about geography in general, and countries in particular.
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  • Living in North & South America: The USA

    By Jen Green
    Authors:
    Jen Green
    Welcome to the USA! In this book, young people tell you all about what makes their country special, from its great capital city, to the landscape, people, food and things to see and do.This series introduces readers aged 6 and up to different continents and countries around the world, highlighting the differences and similarities between them. Clear, friendly text and big photos make these books a great starting point for learning about geography in general, and countries in particular.
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  • Living in Africa: Nigeria

    By Annabelle Lynch
    Authors:
    Annabelle Lynch
    Welcome to Nigeria! In this book, young people tell you all about what makes their country special, from its great capital city, to the landscape, people, food and things to see and do.This series introduces readers aged 6 and up to different continents and countries around the world, highlighting the differences and similarities between them. Clear, friendly text and big photos make these books a great starting point for learning about geography in general, and countries in particular.
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  • Living in Africa: South Africa

    By Jen Green
    Authors:
    Jen Green
    A simple, friendly geography series that takes a look at countries around the world.Welcome to South Africa! In this book, young people tell you all about what makes their country special, from its great capital city, to the landscape, people, food and things to see and do.This series introduces readers aged 6 and up to different continents and countries around the world, highlighting the differences and similarities between them. Clear, friendly text and big photos make these books a great starting point for learning about geography in general, and countries in particular.
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  • Life on Earth

    There are endless facts to learn about living things, but once you've absorbed them, do you really know how plants and animals work? They adapt and grow thanks to some incredible processes - and understanding them is the key to understanding life on earth. It's time to discover how animals reproduce, how plants protect themselves and how living things adapt. Pore over the step-by-step infographic art and fascinating facts to uncover the dazzling truth about the astonishing flora and fauna on our planet - then try out the mind-bending challenges on each page!TOPICS:How plants make energyHow plants reproduceHow animals reproduceHow predators huntHow living things adaptHow animals seeHow animals smellHow animals feelHow plants protect themselvesHow animals protect themselvesHow animals survive a shortageHow living things are recycled The Infographic How It Works series is an exploration of the processes that make the world (and the universe) go round, from the activity in tectonic plates to the enzymes that break down food in our bodies. Each process is clearly explained using amazing infographics and essential facts - plus an experiment or challenge for readers to try, so they can keep the discovery going.Other titles in the Infographic How It Works series:Machines and MotorsOur PlanetOur UniverseToday's TechnologyYour Body
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  • Loos, Poos and Number Twos

    By Peter Hepplewhite, Tom Morgan-Jones
    Authors:
    Peter Hepplewhite
    Illustrated by:
    Tom Morgan-Jones
    Welcome reader! This is the history book you've been waiting for! Peer down the pan of the past with us to discover all there is to know about Tudor toilets, medieval manure, dinosaur dung and Ancient Chinese chutes. Poo chutes, that is.Find out about the earliest WCs, what loos were like in the pyramids, how the Romans gossiped in public loos and what castle moats were really used for. Discover how Henry VIII cleansed the Royal Bum, what part 'gongfermors' played in medieval times and who invented loo paper!When did we finally upgrade to flushable facilities and sanitary sewers? And why were early Victorian streets piled high with poo? Dip into these chronicles of the cloakroom to find the answers to all these historical hygiene questions and many more...
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