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A Robot World

By Clive Gifford
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Clive Gifford
In today's wired world, robots are everywhere, from movies, in space, computer games - maybe even walking among us. Aimed at readers aged 7 to 11, this is a look at the rise of robots: how they've developed over time, from early sketches to terrifying battlebots and factory operatives, to the latest AIs running free from their workshops. Presented chronologically, this robot history will focus on landmark robots that have captured the imagination, including creations from popular culture.
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  • Rainforest

    By Liz Gogerly, Rob Hunt, Oivind Hovland
    Authors:
    Liz Gogerly, Rob Hunt
    Illustrated by:
    Oivind Hovland
    Prepare to take a chronological journey, from the first roots grown by newly evolved plants and trees, through blazing fires and climatic changes, to an explosion of flora and fauna as the rainforest blossoms with life. Travel right up to the modern-day, as humans arrive in the lush habitat, changing the rainforest and its inhabitants forever...Perfect for readers aged 7+ who want to find out more about how this huge biome develops, and the different animals that call it their home over millions of years.
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  • Rocks and Fossils

    By Peter Riley
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    Peter Riley
    Have you ever looked at the objects inside a curiosity box? What did you see and what did they feel like? Did you recognise some of them or were there things in there that you'd never seen before? Books that take the magical charm of collecting curiosities, joined together with the science behind some of the wonders of the natural world. Children will be inspired to take a closer look at objects and the world around them and begin to question how and why nature designs things in certain ways.Rocks and Fossils focuses on the different types of rocks found on Earth and their different properties, such as granite, slate and sandstone. It looks at how rocks form deep inside the Earth and how important volcanoes are. Fossils are also revealed, including trace fossils, such as dinosaur footprints, and how fossils such as ammonites are formed.Books that are brimming with science and that encourage KS1 pupils to engage with core science and nature topics, while developing other key skills in thinking and reasoning in an utterly absorbing and charming way.
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    A Roller-coaster Ride Around The Body

    By Gabby Dawnay, Alex Barrow
    Authors:
    Gabby Dawnay
    Illustrated by:
    Alex Barrow
    Jump on board and take a ride around the human body on our read-aloud, rollicking rollercoaster. Created by CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal nominees Gabby Dawnay and Alex Barrow, prepare to take your inquisitive youngster on a visually led, fast-paced rhythmic trip, from bones to muscles, feelings to sleep. This book is bursting with energy and fun - the perfect way to introduce your enthusiastic little one to a key school topic. Roller-coaster Ride Around the Body has been designed to promote learning through imagination and humour, building visual and auditory memory, in addition to stimulating questioning and enquiry skills. It is particularly suitable for reading together with pre-school children, individually and in groups, and as a starting point for physical-led expression.
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  • Refuse Collector

    By Rachel Blount
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    Rachel Blount
    Ever wondered about the people who keep our streets clean and take away our rubbish? What is it like to work as a refuse collector? In this book you will meet our refuse collector - Tex - and travel with him on his rubbish truck to see what he does at work every day. Find out about the different equipment and vehicles refuse collectors use, how they stay safe at work and what happens to our rubbish once it has been collected.The Here to Help series of books are for very young readers aged 5 and upwards. The books 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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  • Rivers and Coasts

    By Izzi Howell
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    Izzi Howell
    Learn about rivers and coasts and how water shapes the landscapes in different ways. Follow rivers from their source to the sea and explore coasts around the world. Find out how erosion creates stunning waterfalls and see how water affects our lives, from tourism and industry to the risks of flooding.Geographics is an engaging series with colourful infographics and photos used to illustrate universal geography topics such as volcanoes, rivers and earthquakes. Perfect for the geography curriculum at KS2 the series is suitable for children aged 8 and up.
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  • Reptiles Have Scaly Skin

    By Sarah Ridley
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    Sarah Ridley
    This book explores what makes an animal a reptile - how their characteristics are different from other groups of animals. It shows many examples of different types of reptiles in their natural environment. The simple text, suitable for children aged 5+, is accompanied by large, attractive photographs. For children progressing through book bands it is suitable for reading at level 8: Purple.This book is part of the 'In the Animal Kingdom' series which explores the classification of animals. Why not look for them all: Amphibians Live on Land and Water; Birds Have Feathers; Fish Live in Water; Reptiles Have Scaly Skin; Invertebrates Have No Backbone; Mammals Have Hair.
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  • Reptiles

    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 reptiles including what a turtle looks like inside, how a chameleon uses its tongue and where a snake's venom is kept! Perfect for any curious 6-8 year old or budding scientist.
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  • Roots and Shoots

    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 germination and fertilization through a lyrical narrative. It looks at an amazing array of flowers and plants from all around the world and the many ways roots and shoots seek out water and anchor the plant.
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  • Rocks

    By Georgia Amson-Bradshaw
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    Georgia Amson-Bradshaw
    Science really rocks! If you're feeling ignorant about igneous, or muddled about metamorphic rocks, read this book. You'll soon recognise a slate from a sandstone, and understand all about fossil formation.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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  • Rainforests

    By Clare Hibbert
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    Clare Hibbert
    Wander through wild rainforests and discover facts about who and what lives there, then become a word wizard and dazzle everyone with your newfound knowledge.Write On is a high interest information series with a difference, designed to help the newly independent reader become a confident writer. Eye-catching photos and accessible text help build knowledge and the varied design includes easy to digest bullet points of information. Top writing tips and 'wow' words will inspire writing project ideas and improve literacy skills. The Writing school section at the back of the book helps transform the factual information in a variety of ways from comic strips to blogs. The books will be a perfect literacy aid for 8-11 year olds.
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  • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

    By Rebecca Rissman
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    Rebecca Rissman
    All sorts of things can be recycled, and turned into something new. Did you know recycled drinks cans can be used to make cars, for example, or that old drinks bottles can be turned into fleece for jackets and coats?!In Putting the Planet First: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, discover how people around the world are working all the time to find new ways to re-use and recycle materials, and reduce waste. 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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  • Russia

    By Anita Ganeri
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    Anita Ganeri
    Journey Through Russia offers a look at the geography landscape, culture and people of this country that makes up a huge part of the Asian continent. Experience the exciting buzz of St Petersburg and Moscow, mountains and plateaus, and the amazing tundras as you explore this fascinating country, finding out about its wildlife, people, geography and economy along the way.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. Perfect for readers aged 9 and up.
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  • Russia

    By Izzi Howell
    Authors:
    Izzi Howell
    Read all about Russia, what continent it is on, what countries surround it, what natural resources it has and what the landscape and climate is like. You will learn about Russian people and their lives and culture.Simple quiz questions at the back help readers to remember what they've just read.
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    The Revolution Handbook

    By Alice Skinner
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    Alice Skinner
    Seen the news? Hate it? Don't know what to do next? Start a revolution with artist and activist Alice Skinner's guided journal, in the vein of Wreck This Journal. Perfect for anyone who dreams of a better world and wants to help make it a reality. With dozens of prompts that are both snarky and practical, The Revolution Handbook will get you to stop yelling helplessly at your news feed and start planning your resistance. Fill the interior pages to track the movements you admire and want to join. Set out your arguments on paper BEFORE you get tongue-tied at the dinner table. Plan your protests, make time for self-care, catalogue the heroes you want to remember and even sew Trump's mouth shut. Inside you can:- Play protest march bingo- Design your own political party- Rewrite the headlines that aggravate you every day- Reflect on how YOU can help change the world- Daydream about your activist heroesSo what are you waiting for? It's time to grab a pen and start your revolution. Get all your thoughts and emotions out - and get ready to change the world!
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  • Rainforests

    By Paul Calver, Toby Reynolds
    Authors:
    Paul Calver, Toby Reynolds
    The incredible world of the rainforest is waiting to be explored in this exciting book. Weird plants, reptiles, birds, mammals and minibeasts are all investigated inside. Discover what they do, what they eat, how they live and what life is like in a rainforest 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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  • Russia

    By Cath Senker
    Authors:
    Cath Senker
    Russia: the Land and People takes you on a whistlestop tour around this fascinating country. Explore its varied landscapes, from massive lakes to frozen tundra, and meet some incredible wildlife along the way. Marvel at the brightly painted domes of St Basil's Cathedral and ornate palaces of St Petersburg, and delve into the country's rich cultural heritage.Discover what it's like to grow up in Russia - school, family life, socializing and religion - and find out how Russians have a strong sense of who they are, taking pride in their links with the land. Learn about Russia's booming economy, and the industries that fuel it, and get ready to celebrate the year's festivals, Russian-style. Amazing photographs transport you to the very heart of this busy, changing, visually-exciting country. Crammed full of facts, stats and incredible information - and much cheaper than a plane ticket - this is the perfect introduction to Russia!
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    A Royal Childhood: 200 Years of Royal Babies

    By Liz Gogerly
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    Liz Gogerly
    A Royal Childhood takes a factual but light-hearted look at the lives of selected royal children from the last 200 years, from Queen Victoria to Prince George and Princess Charlotte. Compare and contrast how royal children were educated then and now and find out about how the general public felt about them. With lots of opportunities to compare and contrast historical and present-day Britain, A Royal Childhood will be of interest to anyone keen on history or the Royal Family. Perfect for children aged 9 and up.Royals included:Royal Children The Lonely Princess: VictoriaThe Teen Queen: VictoriaQueen Victoria's Children 'Poor Bertie': Edward VII The Second Son: George V The Shy Prince: George V 'Lilibet' Princess Elizabeth Future King: Prince Charles The People's Prince: William Party Prince: Harry The Little Prince and Princess: George and CharlotteGlossary Websites/Timeline Index
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  • Reptiles

    By Izzi Howell
    Authors:
    Izzi Howell
    What makes a reptile a reptile? Read all about reptiles, find out where they live, how they move and what they eat. How do reptiles use their senses and protect themselves?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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  • Race and Crime

    By Philip Steele
    Authors:
    Philip Steele
    Go behind the headlines to explore the wider background of news stories that are making a major impact across the world. In Race and Crime, we ask why headlines often link these issues and question some assumptions. Are some crimes carried out by one ethnic or racial grouping more than by others? What parts do policing, prisons, the immigration system and the media play? We examine abuse and hate crimes linked to race, such as slavery or genocide. Who are the perpetrators and who are the victims?This book includes quotes from key figures, opinions from all sides of the argument and debate panels that invite readers aged 12+ to discuss the issues that shape our world. Other titles in the Behind the News series: Global Financial Crisis, Hostage Takers, School Shootings, Uprising in the Middle East and Violence Against Women
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