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How to Build Your Own Country

By Valerie Wyatt
Authors:
Valerie Wyatt
For the next generation of world leaders, this is an excellent resource for children aged 9+ who are curious about the world and the rules that govern each of us. Tired of people always telling you what to do? Why not start your own country? The Kingdom of Jack! The Federal Republic of Grace! Let this book be your guide to starting a nation from scratch. An excellent resource for the secondary citizenship curriculum to support learning about UK government and political systems.Contents: STEP 1: Stake Out Your Identity; Naming Your Country; Finding a Population; Designing a Flag and Choosing a Motto; Writing a National Anthem; STEP 2: Run the Country; Setting up a Government; Holding Elections; Writing a Constitution; Making the Laws; Serving Your Citizens; Making Money; Taking a Holiday; STEP 3: Meet the Neighbours; Who's Who?; Keeping the Peace; Put It All Together and You Get
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  • Healthy Bodies

    By Izzi Howell
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    Izzi Howell
    Learn all about animal and human healthy bodies and their similarities and differences. From breathing and diets to sleeping and keeping warm and clean, explore how humans and animals stay healthy.The Human Body, Animal Bodies series looks at the features and function of the human body in isolation and also in comparison to those of different animals, looking at similarities and differences. The end of each book will look at sorting the featured creatures into their animal groups, using the classification information learnt throughout. Perfect for readers aged 5 and up.
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  • Human Body

    By Nancy Dickmann
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    Nancy Dickmann
    Have you ever wondered what scabs are made of, how muscles work or why you can't see in the dark? Read this book to find out how your body moves, sends messages and repairs itself.Why is the sky blue? How long does a forest take to grow? Is it Mist or Fog? These are a few of the questions that are answered in the illustrated series Curious Nature. Natural phenomena are introduced as questions and answered in a simple and comprehensive way. Perfect for readers aged 6 and up.
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  • Homes Around the World

    By Moira Butterfield
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    Moira Butterfield
    Take a journey around the world to discover the homes of children just like you!Where in the world do children live in reed houses on floating islands?Where are the highest homes: in the city skyscrapers, or in the snowy mountains?Why are some houses in India painted blue, and why do some people in South Africa paint patterns on their homes?Find out in Homes Around the World!Children will love reading about the homes of their contemporaries in other countries; from underground homes and floating homes, to eco-homes, and the most unusual homes.Includes Art Station activities where readers are encouraged to use their new knowledge creatively!
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  • Horned Dinosaurs

    By David West
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    David West
    Professor Pete knows lots about all sorts of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals. Learn all about horned 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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  • Hearing

    By Anita Ganeri
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    Anita Ganeri
    How does sound travel through the air? How does your body interpret the sounds you hear? Why do we have two ears and what does it mean to be deaf? All these questions and more to help you really understand what the sense of hearing is all about.The series, Senses, is an engaging exploration of the senses for young readers. A mixture of photographs and illustrations clearly and simply help children understand the five senses in a thought-provoking way.Suitable for KS1.
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  • Hurricanes

    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 hurricanes in this book from the Great Galveston Hurricane in Texas, USA in 1900 to Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines in 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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  • Here Come the Monkeys

    By Pat-a-Cake, Hilli Kushnir
    Authors:
    Pat-a-Cake
    Illustrated by:
    Hilli Kushnir
    Clap hands and play with this brand new range of exciting toddler touch-and-feel books!Here Come the Monkeys is a playful touch-and-feel book, full of energy, fun and of course, lots of cheeky monkeys! Toddlers will laugh, shout, clap their hands and join in the fun as the simple text encourages them to point, count, match and talk about the monkeys playing on every page. With textures to feel on every page and a big, fold-out surprise at the end, everyone will want to clap hands for the monkeys! Also available: Here Come the Kittens, Here Come the Puppies, Here Come the Dinosaurs
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  • Here Come the Dinosaurs

    By Pat-a-Cake, Hilli Kushnir
    Authors:
    Pat-a-Cake
    Illustrated by:
    Hilli Kushnir
    Clap hands and play with this brand new range of exciting toddler touch-and-feel books!Here Come the Dinosaurs is a playful touch-and-feel book, full of energy, fun and of course, lots of fantastic dinosaur friends! Toddlers will laugh, shout, clap their hands and join in the fun as the simple text encourages them to point, count, match and talk about the fearsome (and friendly!) dinosaurs playing on every page. With textures to feel on every page and a big, fold-out surprise at the end, everyone will want to clap hands for the dinosaurs! Also available: Here Come the Monkeys, Here Come the Kittens, Here Come the Puppies
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  • Horse

    By Katie Dicker
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    Katie Dicker
    Learn all about horses: do you know what they eat? Do you know what they need to be happy on the farm?These simple, friendly books look at some of the most common farm animals, showing how they live, what they eat, how they are cared for and why they are important to us. Each book takes on animal and explains its life cycle and its place on the farm. Perfect for readers aged 5 and up.
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  • Heinz

    By Cath Senker
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    Cath Senker
    This title takes an in-depth look at Heinz and the business behind one of the most well-known and exciting food brands today. Beginning with a single product, horseradish sauce, Heinz has become a multi-national brand boasting many household products, including those favourites Baked Beans and Tomato Ketchup. We cover how Heinz came into being, the successes and failures over the years, key facts about the industry and their impact on the global market. Readers will learn about branding and the business world with Business Matters features. Each one looks at a different aspect of business and explains it in a clear and concise way for young readers to follow. Key features give information about the Brains Behind the Brand, bringing to the forefront those who run Heinz today and those who have helped build the business in the past. Ideal for budding young entrepreneurs with an eye for opportunity! A brilliant read for readers keen to find out how the business behind the brand works. Other titles in the series include; Manchester United, YouTube, Virgin, Topshop and ASOS.
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  • The Human Body

    By Jo Dearden
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    Jo Dearden
    My Human Body Infographic Sticker Activity Book is an interactive journey around your amazing body. Includes more than 200 stickers and printed on high-quality paper that's perfect to colour in with felt-tips or crayons. This book is ideal for long journeys, rainy days and a great gift for curious children. You can build a skeleton out of stickers, discover what goes as fast as a high-speed train, and find out how many supertankers your heart could fill with blood. Packed with fact-based stickering, colouring and searching activities to help children remember all of the incredible information, My Human Body Infographic Sticker Activity Book is a bold, bright and beautiful book that will take your imagination on an exciting journey.Includes over 200 stickers and printed on high-quality paper that's perfect to colour in with felt-tips or crayons, this book is ideal for long journeys, rainy days and a great gift for curious children.
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  • Human Body

    By Peter Riley, Krina Patel
    Authors:
    Peter Riley
    Illustrated by:
    Krina Patel
    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.The Human Body looks at some of the amazing parts of your body, some that you can see and some that are hidden inside you. Find out why your skin is so elastic, how your senses work and why yucky things like spots and sweat are actually important for a healthy body. Children will love discovering a bit more about the science behind what makes their own body so special. Books that are brimming with science and 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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    Hare and Tortoise

    By Alison Murray
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    Alison Murray
    A witty, beautifully illustrated take on The Hare and the Tortoise - this book is bound to become a treasured classic.Hare is the fastest on the farm. Tortoise is as slow as they go.So when they decide to have a race, Hare is certain to win . . . isn't he?The best-loved of all Aesop's Fables has been made all the more enchanting with Alison Murray's sense of fun, mischief and stylish charm.
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    How To Make A Human Out Of Soup

    By Tracey Turner, Sally Kindberg
    Authors:
    Tracey Turner
    Illustrated by:
    Sally Kindberg
    * How did human beings evolve?* How did life on Earth begin?* What are fossils?* What are genes?* Why do creatures become extinct?Prepare to boggle your mind as we try to answer some of the most important and amazing questions ever asked. Bring a packed lunch, and don't forget your time machine because we'll be doing a fair bit of time-travelling. Some protective clothing might be a good idea too, to cope with all the exploding volcanoes and meteorites. We'll be examining green slime (for a few billion years), popping in on the dinosaurs, meeting some of the strangest animals that ever lived, and saying hello to some close relatives you never knew you had. Welcome to the story of human evolution!
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  • Hunters

    By Tom Jackson
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    Tom Jackson
    Some animals have developed astonishing techniques to hunt and kill their prey. From the humpback whale's bubble nets that capture hundreds of fish, to the komodo dragon's deadly saliva, the creatures featured in this book are equipped with hunting abilities that are both unique and out-of-this-world. Find out more about these masters of predation and learn how evolution has shaped each animal's hunting strategy and killing technique.Vivid, arresting photography paired with captivating animal encounters make this book a thrilling introduction to some of the basics of evolutionary theory.
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  • Homes

    By Tom Jackson
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    Tom Jackson
    Some animals build astounding homes to provide shelter and safety for themselves and their young. From ants glueing leaves together to create a nest, to groundhogs engineering enormous underground towns, the creatures featured in this book create homes that are both unique and out-of-this-world. Find out more about these masters of engineering and learn how evolution has shaped the way each animal constructs their home and uses it.Vivid, arresting photography paired with captivating animal encounters make this book a thrilling introduction to some of the basics of evolutionary theory.
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  • A Horrid Factbook: Crazy Creatures

    By Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
    Authors:
    Francesca Simon
    Illustrated by:
    Tony Ross
    From multi-million-copy selling author, Francesca Simon, and David Walliams' illustrator, Tony Ross, comes the latest title in the successful Horrid Henry's Factbooks series. What's the only animal in the world to produce cube-shaped poo? What kind of lizard looks as though it has two heads? And what happens when a tarantula loses a leg?Bursting with foul facts and twisted trivia, this is the perfect guide to everything a Horrid Henry fan has ever wanted to know about animals. Gross out your family and amaze your friends with your nasty new knowledge!
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    The House that Zac Built

    By Alison Murray
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    Alison Murray
    Zac is so busy playing with his toy building blocks that he doesn't notice a cute little kitten is causing chaos around the farm . . . Who would think that such a tiny cat could help to cause such a mess! It's up to Zac to put things right again. This adorable reworking of a much loved traditional rhyme, in a farmyard setting with lambs, chickens, cows and a faithful pet dog, is perfect for preschoolers. The story is made all the more loveable with Alison Murray's warm, witty and stylish illustrations.
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  • Having Fun

    By Sue Finnie, Daniele Bourdais
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    Sue Finnie, Daniele Bourdais
    Meet Ryan. He is in France on a special mission. He is going to find out how French children like to have fun. Follow Ryan's blog to find out about sport in France, the music scene, what friends do together, reading habits and much more.You can also learn some key French phrases, pick up French language tips and test your knowledge of France with the mini quizzes. Go to franklinwatts.co.uk for your free downloads of the French conversations.Home Life is part of the Young Reporter in France series. They are a great resource for the KS2 and 3 Framework for Languages which include an Intercultural Understanding strand where children compare and contrast life in other countries with their own.
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