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  • Incredible Sporting Champions

    By Georgia Amson-Bradshaw, Rita Petruccioli
    Authors:
    Georgia Amson-Bradshaw
    Illustrated by:
    Rita Petruccioli
    In Incredible Sporting Champions, you will meet just a few of the incredibly talented, dedicated and brave women who have refused to let people decide for them what they are capable of achieving. Travel back to meet Babe Didrikson Zaharias, who single-handedly took on a team of 22 athletes and won. Be inspired by Tatyana McFadden, who spent her early years without a wheelchair and having to crawl on the floor of her orphanage but went on to win 17 Paralympic medals. Learn from legendary wrestler Kaori Icho, who won 189 contests in a row to go undefeated for 13 years straight. Whether you already live for sports or are just starting to catch the bug, this book is full of ideas and tips to help you think and play like a pro. You can be the next sporting champion, and learning from the experiences of some of the greatest ever sportswomen will surely help you along the way! Curious, provocative, engaging, brave, and funny - women who change the world are diverse, intriguing and brilliant. Created by an all-women team and filled with wonderful illustrations, and engaging activities that will nurture your own varied skills, the Brilliant Women series compiles the stories of inspiring women from every field. Retelling their triumphs and adversities, this beautiful series of four books reveals and celebrates the women who have shaped the world we live in now. Perfect reading for the next generation of brilliant girls and boys. Suitable for readers aged 9 and up.
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    I Love My Dinosaur

    By Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
    Authors:
    Giles Andreae
    Illustrated by:
    Emma Dodd
    There are many different types of families. But none so unusual as this one - it includes a dinosaur!It's not every day that a dinosaur takes up residence! It's lots of fun because Dinosaur loves to join in. He loves to bake and paint, he adores singing and skipping, and he thinks school is great. But dinosaurs are different. For one thing they are very big and sometimes very clumsy, so wherever Dinosaur goes chaos is sure to follow . . .A warm and funny story about the most unconventional of friendships, from the author of international bestseller, Giraffes Can't Dance.Also in the series:I Love My Mummy Winner of the Booktrust Early Years AwardI Love My Daddy A Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller
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    If Sharks Disappeared

    By Lily Williams
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    Lily Williams
    A beautifully illustrated narrative non-fiction picture book that imagines the consequences of a world without sharksA healthy ocean is home to many different kinds of animals. They can be big, like a whale, tiny, like a shrimp, and even scary, like a shark. Even though sharks can be scary, we need them to keep the oceans healthy. Unfortunately, due to overfishing, many shark species are in danger of extinction, and that can cause big problems in the oceans and even on land. What would happen if this continued and sharks disappeared completely?Artist Lily Williams explores how the disappearance would affect other animals across the whole planet in this clever book about the importance of keeping our keeping sharks, and our oceans, healthy.Perfect for children aged 5 and up, this book is a great introduction to the food chain and some of the dangers facing our planet.
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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
    Authors:
    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
    Authors:
    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
    Authors:
    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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    I am Josephine - and I am a Living Thing

    By Jan Thornhill, Jacqui Lee
    Authors:
    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
    Authors:
    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
    Authors:
    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
    Authors:
    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
    Authors:
    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
    Authors:
    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 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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  • 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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