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  • Indian Lowlands

    By Simon Chapman
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    Simon Chapman
    Simon has arrived in New Delhi, India,on the start of his journey to Corbett National Park and intowetlands, desert, and low-lying dry forest beyond. He's searching for the endangered Bengal tiger. But early on, the trip doesn't go according to plan, when Simon is involved in a car crash ...Simon Chapman, winner of the Blue Peter Book Award, brings geography to life, and his Expedition Diaries are a great way to introduce the world's biomes and habitats to children, direct from someone who's actually been in them - sometimes up to his neck! These books are perfect for sparking interest in this key school topic.
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  • India

    By Anita Ganeri
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    Anita Ganeri
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  • Italy

    By Anita Ganeri
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    Anita Ganeri
    Journey Through Italy offers a look at the landscape, culture and people of Italy, from the watery world of Venice, through sunny Sicily to the Classical splendour of Rome. But there's much more to Italy than pasta, Roman ruins and pizza and this book will let you delve into the rich landscapes, culture and people of this European country.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.
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  • India

    By Susie Brooks
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    Susie Brooks
    India: the Land and People takes you on a whistlestop tour around this most amazing country. Explore its rainforests, rivers (including the great Ganges), mountains and beaches, and meet some incredible wildlife along the way. Marvel at the vibrant street life, the amazing food and the diverse, multiethnic culture, and delve into the country's rich history.Discover what it's like to grow up in India - school, family life, socializing and religion - and find out how life is for the richest and the poorest members of society from its rural areas to its megacities. Learn about India's booming economy as a high-tech hotspot that's going global. Amazing photographs transport you to the very heart of this busy, colourful, visually-exciting country. Crammed full of facts, stats and incredible information - and much cheaper than a plane ticket - this is the perfect introduction to India!
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    I Am Here, Where Are You?

    By Anita Jones, Sarah Horne
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    Anita Jones
    Illustrated by:
    Sarah Horne
    In I Am Here, Where Are You? Ollie tells the reader where he is. Using this simple premise, Ollie starts off in the room in his house, then zooms out from this location to his road, his town, county, country, continent, planet, solar system, galaxy and finally universe.For readers aged four and up, I Am Here, Where Are You? follows the simple structure of "This is the House that Jack Built". Photographs and gorgeous artwork by the super-funky Sarah Horne combine to give children a sense of their place in the world by zooming out from their own location. It provides a springboard for discussion of the reader's location and explores concepts of cultural diversity, extended family, time zones and conservation of the planet we all share. Finally, it invites the reader to practise writing their own address, finishing at The Universe. The book provides great support for the geography curriculum at key stages 1 and 2.
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  • Isaac Newton

    By Sarah Ridley
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    Sarah Ridley
    Isaac Newton tells the life story of this key scientific figure - covering his origins as the son of a farmer through to his work in mechanics, optics and mathematics, his famous gravitational studies, and his enduring legacy today.Super Scientists is a series of first biographies introducing some of the world's great scientists, retelling their life story and explaining why their work was important. Illustrated with archive images and photographs, the chronology of each lifetime is emphasised by a timeline that runs through the book. Breakthrough panels highlight key discoveries or invite children to try out simple related experiments. Perfect for readers aged 5 and up.
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  • Italy

    By Rosemary Hankin
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    Rosemary Hankin
    Explore the history, landscape and produce of different regions of Italy and find out how these influence the food people eat and the meals they prepare. Then learn how to make well-known Italian dishes such as minestrone soup, Margherita pizza and tiramisu to share with your family and friends.
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  • India

    By Rosemary Hankin
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    Rosemary Hankin
    Explore the landscape, climate and produce of different regions of India and find out how these influence the food people eat and the meals they prepare. Then learn how to make well-known Indian dishes such as aloo ka paratha, rajma and chicken biryani to share with your family and friends.
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    I am Josephine - and I am a Living Thing

    By Jan Thornhill, Jacqui Lee
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    Jan Thornhill
    Illustrated by:
    Jacqui Lee
    Meet Josephine: she's a little girl, a big sister and a human being. She's also a mammal, an animal and a living thing-all identities she explores in this simple but informative picture book that provides a fabulous introduction to classification.Inspired by science and nature writer Jan Thornhill's many school visits, this book is intended to help children recognise themselves as part of the natural world, with an emphasis on how all living things share similarities.Beautiful illustrations in vibrant colors combined with minimal text make this an easy introduction to the classification of living things. Endmatter goes into further detail about the unique characteristics of humans, mammals, animals and living things.
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    I love this tree

    By Anna Claybourne
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    Anna Claybourne
    I love this tree is a book which looks at the life of an old living deciduous tree and through it explores the amazing life of a tree and the creatures that inhabit it. Using a mixture of photos and artwork the book shows how the tree has changed and how it acts as a habitat for other life. This beautiful book explores how important trees are to the planet. Packed with information and pictures it provides a wealth of information about trees and their importance and inspires a love of these amazing plants. It's a fantastic resource for the Science Curriculum with its emphasis on plants, classification and habitats, for children aged 8+. Shortlisted for the 2016 SLA information book award in the 7-12 category and the 2016 English 4-11 picture book awards.'Close to my house, there's a beautiful, huge, spreading tree. I see it every day. We walk past it on the way to school, and hear the wind rustling through it at night. How long has that tree been standing there? If the tree wasn't there any more, I would miss it all the time. But it's not just me - so many animals depend on it too...''A really thorough, charming exploration of the lives of trees and their importance in the world' - School Librarian
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    If

    By David J. Smith
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    David J. Smith
    'If the Sun were the size of a grapefruit, Earth would be the size of a grain of salt. Even the largest planet, Jupiter, would be only as big as a large pea.'Some things are so big or so old that it's hard to wrap your mind around them. In If, we look at these hard-to-imagine objects and events and compare them to things we can instantly see, feel and touch. It is wonderful new way of seeing the world and is a fascinating way of understanding numbers and big ideas for children aged 8 and upwards.The author, David J Smith has found ingenious ways of scaling down everything from time lines (the history of the Earth is compressed into a single year!), to quantitites (all the wealth in the world is divided into one hundred coins), to size differences (the planets are shown as different-sized balls). Each description is beautifully illustrated to reinforce the concept in a child's mind.By reducing everything to human scale, the big ideas and concepts are easier to grasp and, therefore, more meaningful. This fact-filled book is for children who love to be wowed by exciting new facts, figures, stats and information. It is also the perfect vehicle for visual learners, since it's 'infographic' approach makes information easier to understand through imagery.As well as being an excellent read for pleasure, If is also an amazing classroom resource that can be reached for again and again when studying scale and measurement in maths, but also has many applications for the study of space or the earth in science and geography, social studies and PSHE.For those who want to delve deeper, thre are 6 suggestions for practical projects at the back of the book as well as a full page of resource information.Covers topics as diverse as: evolution of man and early life forms, time line of the last 3000 years in history, inventions through the ages, continents, water, energy and population.
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  • Insects and Spiders

    By Paul Calver, Toby Reynolds
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    Paul Calver, Toby Reynolds
    The incredible world of insects and spiders is waiting to be explored in this exciting book. Living on land or below ground, in the air or in water, a wide variety of insects and spiders are investigated inside. Discover what they do, what they eat, how they live, how they defend defend themselves and whether or not insects and spiders can be helpful and useful!There are eight 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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  • India and Mumbai

    By Jenny Vaughan
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    Jenny Vaughan
    A high-end geography series that explores some of the fastest-developing countries and cities in the world and assesses how they are dealing with the challenges of the 21st century. Topics looked at include: population structure, the economy, environmental sustainability and the outlook for the future. Each title also features a closer look at an individual city within the country.India is undergoing a period of great change, with one of the fastest growing economies in the world, but also a booming population that has been challenged by poverty and inequality. India's successes and challenges are reflected in one of its greatest cities, Mumbai. Balancing the needs of its people with rapid economic development will ensure that India continues to evolve as a world power.
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  • In the Rainforest

    By JP Percy
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    JP Percy
    Just how closely do you look at the world around you? Could you recognise rainforest plants and animals from a close up picture? A book that encourages children to use observation skills to translate what they see in the real word, to what they read and see on a page. Fun activity suggestions at the back of the book will help children and parents, teachers and carers to make the most of this book.For EYFS children a series of six books based on familiar subjects for very young children.
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  • India

    By Anita Ganeri
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    Anita Ganeri
    Food is something that we all have in common. We all need to eat to stay alive but the staggering variety of foods eaten around the world and the variety of ways in which they are cooked makes for a fascinating read. Do you know your paneer from your poppadoms? There's much more to Indian food than curry and pilau rice! Discover all about the types of food Indian people eat - from the traditional to the modern - and read about how food is used in cultural and religious celebrations, by families, in different regions and at different times of the year. Then have a go at making an Indian dish of your own using one of the step-by-step recipes.A series of eight titles that explore food from eight very different countries around the world. Each book gives a brief overview of the history of food in each country before you delve deeper into what makes each a unique eating experience.
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  • Italy

    By Jane Bingham
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    Jane Bingham
    Food is something that we all have in common. We all need to eat to stay alive but the staggering variety of foods eaten around the world and the variety of ways in which they are cooked makes for a fascinating read. Do you know your gnocchi from your Gorgonzola? There's much more to Italian food than pasta and pesto! Discover all about the types of food Italian people eat - from the traditional to the modern - and read about how food is used in cultural and religious celebrations, by families, in different regions and at different times of the year. Then have a go at making an Italian dish of your own using one of the step-by-step recipes.A series of eight titles that explore food from eight very different countries around the world. Each book gives a brief overview of the history of food in each country before you delve deeper into what makes each a unique eating experience.
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  • Italy

    By Alice Harman
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    Alice Harman
    What is a gondola? What did ancient Romans watch at the Colosseum? Who was Marco Polo?Discover the answers to all of these questions and learn all about Ghana, what continent it is on, what countries surround it, what natural resources it has and what the landscape and climate is like. Explore the cities of Rome, Milan, Turin and Venice and discover the countryside and its wild animals. See Italy's islands, mountains and volcanoes. Read about traditional foods and festivals, and find out what fans call the Italian football team.The Fact Cat series takes children at nursery age through to Key Stage 1 and above on a journey to discover the world around them, learning about a vast array of subjects on the way from space and science to ancient history and geography!
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  • India

    By Sunny Chopra
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    Sunny Chopra
    Is there somewhere you really want to travel to, or just yearn to know better? Do you want all the essential facts about India at your fingertips? If you want to know what it's really about (rather than the things your parents think you should see!), The Real India is a great place to start. What's hot: India highlights you really won't want to miss Spend a night dreaming on a houseboat in Srinagar Discover the best area in Mumbai for exploring the street markets Start making decisions about which of the selection of delicious street foods you're going to try first Explore the Golden City of Jaisalmer Need-to-know information about Internet access, mobile networks, dialling codes and moreWhether you are planning a trip or a holiday, just day-dreaming about one or simply need to know the facts, The Real India is your essential guide.It is part of 'The Real' series - guides for young people to find out what particular countries are really about.
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    Israel and the Middle East

    By Cath Senker
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    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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  • Incredible Insects

    By Richard Spilsbury
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    Richard Spilsbury
    Did you know that dung beetles eat their own weight in poo every day? Or that dragonflies are expert fliers, but they can't walk? Or that ladybirds can squirt yellow blood out of their knees?This book zooms in on the weird and wonderful world of minibeasts - such as dragonflies, earwigs, fireflies and army ants - and the strange features that help them survive. Learn how the assassin bug sucks out its victims' insides, and meet the stylops parasite that can control bees' minds.The Zoom In On series shines a powerful light on a world so small that it's normally invisible. Scientists can zoom in on the strange creatures that live there. Now you can look down the microscope and see them too, if you dare...
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