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  • Optician

    By James Nixon
    Authors:
    James Nixon
    When was the last time you had your eyesight tested or visited an optician? Perhaps one day you might like to become an optician too? In this book you will meet our optician, Nicola - and some of the people she works with - and see what she does at work every day. Find out about the special equipment she uses and all the different tests she does to check the health of people's eyes.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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  • Ocean Life

    Did you know about the fish that weighs 21 tonnes? Or blobfish, lugworms and Deepsea Challenger? Well, where have you been! Whether it swims, floats, sinks or gobbles, Infomojis: Ocean Life is all about exploring the world of coasts and the sea in a fun and engaging way. Each book features custom-made 'infomojis' - presenting the information with real personality! So inject fun into facts, and take your young wildlife expert to the next evolution in infographics. Perfect for readers aged 8+.
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  • On Planet Earth

    By Paul Mason
    Authors:
    Paul Mason
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  • On Land

    By John C. Miles
    Authors:
    John C. Miles
    A look at the heroic fighting forces of the Second World WarHow did the forces that fought on land affect the outcome of the Second World War? This book explores the units who slugged it out to gain precious territory in the Second World War, from the French Foreign Legion and British SAS, to the Afrika Korps and Chindits. 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 sides. A great series for readers aged 11 and up.
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  • Out and About

    By Pat-a-Cake, Lauren Holowaty, Sonia Baretti
    Authors:
    Pat-a-Cake, Lauren Holowaty
    Illustrated by:
    Sonia Baretti
    This is a great book for all children who love to create amazing pictures. It's crammed with different scenes to decorate, from shops to the park, to a huge fold-out zoo scene - there are so many places to visit! Simple activities like matching and spotting games as well as lots of colouring add to the fun.Frustration-free, big stickers with special arrows that show the easiest way to peel off stickers will be very popular with little ones. Also available: Big Stickers for Tiny Hands: Things That Go, Farm, Wild Animals
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  • Oolaf and the Golden Book

    By Andy Elkerton
    Authors:
    Andy Elkerton
    Bold and daring adventures of boy hero Oolaf in the world of Vikings!Viking Adventures are thrilling stories mixing that perfect match of fantasty and history. Oolaf makes an exciting discovery when his dad Forkbeard, returns from another adventure. A very special looking book holds all kinds of secrets...The Viking Adventures series are colour illustrated first chapter books, pitched perfectly for 6-8 years olds or readers in key stage 2. This series is all banded book band Lime 11 and are designed to boost confidence and develop fluent readers, a great way to progress reading skills and read for pleasure. Books also contain facts and a glossary at the back with some key Viking terms, making a great cross curricular link for Viking topic work.
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  • Ocean Animals

    By Annalees Lim
    Authors:
    Annalees Lim
    Find out all there is to know about your favourite ocean animals with these exciting craft projects! Follow the step-by-step instructions to make clown fish, coral reefs, sharks, sea turtles and much more! You can even create displays for your classroom or at home. Each project uses materials that are easy to source, and you will be introduced to loads of craft techniques.Combines fun craft projects with the science topic of animals.Each project uses a range of everyday materials and clear step-by-step instructions to ensure a great result every time!Includes a wide range of craft techniques - from cutting out and tracing to papier-mâché and painting.
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  • Oolaf the Hero

    By Andy Elkerton
    Authors:
    Andy Elkerton
    Bold and daring adventures of boy hero Oolaf in the world of Vikings!Viking Adventures are thrilling stories mixing that perfect match of fantasty and history. Join the crazy world of Oolaf and his friends as he stirs up trouble in the Viking village and suddenly a simple joke becomes something far more dangerous...The Viking Adventures series are colour illustrated first chapter books, pitched perfectly for 6-8 years olds or readers in key stage 2. This series is all banded book band Lime 11 and are designed to boost confidence and develop fluent readers, a great way to progress reading skills and read for pleasure.
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  • Oil

    By Philip Steele
    Authors:
    Philip Steele
    Petroleum has utterly changed the way we live. But has the cost to the planet been too great? Has oil overheated our climate? Is the Oil Age already being replaced by smarter technologies? Is there enough of the black stuff to go round, and will it keep flowing? This book, in the Question It! series for readers upwards of age ten, will explore these important topics in a balanced and objective way, encouraging readers to take a questioning approach to the issues surrounding the use of oil and natural gas.
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  • Ocean

    By Izzi Howell
    Authors:
    Izzi Howell
    Read all about oceans, where in the world you can find them, what animals and plants live there and how these are dependent on each other. Learn about food chains, pollution and what we can do to protect this important habitat.Simple quiz questions at the back help readers to remember what they've just read.Perfect one-stop-shop for help with homework assignments!Broad-ranging appeal for nursery age through to Key Stage 2.
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  • Our Planet

    There are endless facts to learn about Planet Earth, but once you've absorbed them, do you really know how your own planet works? It continually changes thanks to some incredible processes - and understanding them is the key to understanding it. It's time to discover how volcanoes erupt, how rocks form and how rain falls. Pore over the step-by-step infographic art and fascinating facts to uncover the dazzling truth about this amazing planet - then try out the mind-bending challenges on each page!TOPICS:How the continents moveHow an earthquake happensHow a volcano eruptsHow to build mountainsHow rocks are formedHow tides workHow a river carves a gorgeHow the water cycle worksHow rain fallsHow lightning is madeHow a hurricane formsThe 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:Life on EarthMachines and MotorsOur UniverseToday's TechnologyYour Body
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    Ocean Animals from Head to Tail

    By Stacey Roderick, Kwanchai Moriya
    Authors:
    Stacey Roderick
    Illustrated by:
    Kwanchai Moriya
    Guess which ocean creature each of the eight colourful close-ups belongs to, then turn the page for the answer and some fun facts. Discover a variety of ocean animals, from a hammerhead shark's head to a seahorse's tail. A simple-turn-the-page device makes for an interactive picture book with plenty of learning for the very young. The bright, bold illustrations will help to stimulate children's own artwork ideas and are aimed at 5-7 year olds. A companion title to Dinosaurs from Head to Tail!
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  • Oceans

    By Angela Royston
    Authors:
    Angela Royston
    What is it like to live and work deep beneath the ocean waves? How many mysteries do our oceans hold, what are scientists hoping to discover by researching the deep and how does the research carried out in the oceans affect our life on land? Discover life and science on the edge in this fascinating exploration of one of our planet's most extreme environments.The Research on the Edge series examines how scientists live and work in some of Earth's most extreme habitats. It looks at how they carry out their research and how the discoveries they make are changing our lives. The series also explores the many adventures, challenges and dangers of daily life for scientists researching 'on the edge'. An exciting read for children aged 9+, for geography and science projects, or simply as a great leisure read.
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    Our World Divided: Israel and the Middle East

    By Cath Senker
    Authors:
    Cath Senker
    Fully updated in 2015, this title examines the roots of the Arab-Israeli conflict as well as the current divisions in Israel and Palestine including unrest over water and oil, the growth of terrorist organisations and Israel's relationships with the West and their Middle Eastern neighbours.Case studies show real-life experiences from a variety of diverse sources. Viewpoint panels present each side of the argument from those involved in the conflict, politicians and the media. The panels look at who is behind each quote and suggest points to consider to guide the debate. Timelines, fact boxes and maps put the events into context.Why do some places experience conflict? What is it like to live in a country torn apart by unrest and violence? Is there a way to resolve the problems? The Our World Divided series explores these questions as it looks at today's most contentious issues affecting areas of conflict around the world.
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  • Our New Baby

    By Jillian Powell
    Authors:
    Jillian Powell
    Welcoming a new baby into the family is an exciting time for an older sibling. Using specially commissioned photography, Our New Baby helps children to prepare for the arrival of a new baby and shows what they can expect when you bring the new baby home. From the perspective of another child, it shows a positive experience of being an older sibling and explores the feelings that may arise. Advice on helping children cope with jealousy is also given.
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  • Orang-utan Orphans

    By Clare Hibbert
    Authors:
    Clare Hibbert
    Orang-utan Orphans follows the ups and downs of the lives of these special animals as they are cared for at specialist rescue centres in Borneo and Sumatra in southeast Asia and focuses on both individual animals and the incredible people who look after them. Packed with emotional stories, but these books are also supported by environmental and educational content. Each book touches on issues such as conservation, habitat destruction, poaching, how each animal lives in the wild and how they are cared for in captivity.Animal Rescue, six books for children aged 7-12 studying habitats, wildlife and conservation.
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  • Occupation and Resistance

    By Simon Adams
    Authors:
    Simon Adams
    World War Two is a series of fact-packed books on key aspects of the Second World War. Each title offers an appealing, magazine-style design and contains readable narrative text plus panels focusing on personalities, events, weapons, documents and other background information. Also included are mini timelines that highlight the dates of important events to keep a clear chronological picture in readers' minds.Under Occupation looks at what life was like in the countries occupied by Axis forces during the war, covering topics such as resistance, partisans, forced labour and prisoners of war.
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  • The Open Ocean

    By Jinny Johnson
    Authors:
    Jinny Johnson
    Each watery environment on Earth is home to a unique variety of plants, fish, mammals and other animals. Find out about some of the incredible living things that make the deepest oceans around the world their home. Find out how they are adapted to survive, what they eat and what eats them!Six books in the series Watery Worlds is an accessible range of titles for children studying habitats at KS2.
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  • Owls

    By Valerie Bodden
    Authors:
    Valerie Bodden
    Owls are one of the world's most amazing animals! Immerse yourself in their feathery world where you can learn all about how they raise their young, hunt for their dinner and why many of them sleep during the day. Stunning photographs are accompanied by a simple yet informative text, which will inspire children to learn about these incredible and intelligent birds.Owls is part of the series Animals are Amazing - a big picture look at some fascinating animals aimed at 5-7 year olds.
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  • Ocean Life

    By Paul Calver, Toby Reynolds
    Authors:
    Paul Calver, Toby Reynolds
    The incredible underwater world of the oceans is waiting to be explored in this exciting book. Birds, mammals, fish and many other forms of sea life are all investigated inside. Discover what they do, what they eat, how they live and what life is like in a saltwater habitat. A detailed fact file containing measurements, statistics and environmental issues will help you discover and learn about these unique forests.There are four titles in the series Visual Explorers. High-impact books with incredible information about the world around us. Perfect for KS2 and children aged 7+ with an interest in natural phenomenon and natural history.
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