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  • Living Leaf

    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 adaptation and fertilization through a lyrical narrative. It looks at an amazing array of plants from all around the world and at how the shape and structure of their leaves help them to thrive in difficult environments.
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    Loos Save Lives

    By Seren Boyd
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    Seren Boyd
    Who knew toilets were so interesting - and so important?!You probably use a toilet several times every day. Flush, turn on the tap, wash your hands - then forget all about it. But did you know that 2.4 billion people across the world don't have somewhere they can go to the toilet safely, and over 1 billion people don't have access to any kind of sanitation or clean water at all? Poor sanitation and restricted access to a toilet is more serious than you might think. It prevents children (and especially girls) from going to school, it means communities may have to walk miles to access safe drinking water and it kills. Poor sanitation means poor hygiene, which means illnesses and viruses are more easily spread. Going to the toilet out in the open makes people vulnerable and puts them in danger. Loos Save Lives unravels the facts about poor sanitation across Africa, Asia and parts of South America. It also highlights how the work of one charity - Toilet Twinning - is working hard to help communities build toilets and access safe drinking water, and educate people about the importance of washing your hands. The work they do transforms lives and you'll read many real-life case studies of some of the projects they have helped to build.All in all this is a fascinating (and in equal measures lighthearted and serious) look at a very real problem facing a huge number of people. Make reading this brilliant book your number one priority - or at least your number two!Loos Save Lives is a great, thought-provoking read for readers aged 9 and up. Perfect for cross-curriucular studies and for inspiring children to engage with charities and fundraising
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  • London

    By Annabelle Lynch
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    Annabelle Lynch
    LET'S VISIT... London explores 12 great places for children to visit in London, from the famous Tower of London to the fascinating Natural History Museum.The Let's Visit series aims to encourage young readers aged 5-7 to find out about all the great places the UK has to offer, and maybe even get out and experience them for themselves. Along the way, they will pick up some key geography learning.Contents:The Tower of LondonThe Queen Elizabeth Olympic ParkHMS BelfastLondon ZooSt Paul's CathedralThe MonumentThe British MuseumThe Science MuseumKew GardensThe Museum of LondonThe Tate ModernThe London Transport MuseumThe National Gallery
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  • Long-Necked 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 long-necked 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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  • London

    By Claudia Martin
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    Claudia Martin
    Explore the rich history of London! Find out about when the Romans settled Londinium in AD48, Saxon Lundenwic, William Conqueror and the Tower of London, medieval trade and the Black Death, Tudor Londoners and how they found entertainment from festivals and alehouses to theatres and football, how the Great Fire changed London, the Bow Street Runners and Henry Fielding, Robert Peel and the police force, Joseph Bazalgette and the sewers of London after the Great Stink; how the opening of the Tube expanded London; the Blitz and the rebuilding; the arrival of the Windrush from Jamaica making London even more multicultural and how London is still changing today with everyone wanting to see London's famous landmarks from St Paul's to the London Eye and Buckingham Palace. Read about the people who have influenced London such as Boudicca, Edward the Confessor,Aethelred the Unready, Bede, William the Conqueror, William of Poitiers, Dick Whittington, Shakespeare, Samuel Pepys, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II.Follow the dog, Sherlock Bones, as he guides you around London and encourages you to find out more. Learn how you can make your own project about London.Ideally suited for readers age 8+ or teachers who are looking for books to support the new curriculum for 2014. If you enjoy reading about the History Detective, then take a look at other titles in this series, such as the Stone Age to Iron Age, Ancient Greece, Ancient Sumer, The Mayan Civilization, The Shang Dynasty of Ancient China and Early Islamic Civilizations.
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    Look Where We Live

    By Scot Ritchie
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    Scot Ritchie
    Come along and join in as five friends (and Max the dog and Ollie the cat) find adventure close to home.Their community is having a street fair to raise money for their local library. Follow the five children as they check out all the different activities that are going on in their neighbourhood to raise money. Along the way they learn about the businesses and public spaces that make up their community, and meet their many neighbours who make it a safe and interesting place to liveThis fun book introduces readers aged 7+ to what makes a community a community! Let the award-winning illustrator, Scot Ritchie take you on a local adventure.
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    Look at that Building

    By Scot Ritchie
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    Scot Ritchie
    Sally's dad has built her a new treehouse, but Max the dog can't climb up and join in all the fun - he needs a new doghouse!Come along as five friends go on a quest to find out all they can about buildings and how they are constructed. By checking out structures, both big and small, Sally and her four friends (and Max and Ollie the cat!) learn about how buildings are made, what makes them strong and how they stay standing. After a fun day of exploring they are ready to build Max the best doghouse around!This fun book introduces readers aged 7+ to the basic science and engineering that goes into buildings. Let the award-winning illustrator, Scot Ritchie take you on a skyscraper of an adventure.
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  • Life on Earth

    There are endless facts to learn about living things, but once you've absorbed them, do you really know how plants and animals work? They adapt and grow thanks to some incredible processes - and understanding them is the key to understanding life on earth. It's time to discover how animals reproduce, how plants protect themselves and how living things adapt. Pore over the step-by-step infographic art and fascinating facts to uncover the dazzling truth about the astonishing flora and fauna on our planet - then try out the mind-bending challenges on each page!TOPICS:How plants make energyHow plants reproduceHow animals reproduceHow predators huntHow living things adaptHow animals seeHow animals smellHow animals feelHow plants protect themselvesHow animals protect themselvesHow animals survive a shortageHow living things are recycled The 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:Machines and MotorsOur PlanetOur UniverseToday's TechnologyYour Body
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    L is for London

    By Paul Thurlby
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    Paul Thurlby
    An incredibly stylish alphabet book - perfect for children and adults alike.See the sights of London as never before - through the eyes of an award-winning illustrator. Paul Thurlby takes us from A for Abbey Road, through K for Kew Gardens to Z for London Zoo in this striking book.Beautiful and covetable, this book deserves a place on every coffee table - as well as in every nursery.Praise for Numbers: 'Stunning collection.' Guardian'Paul Thurlby's prints are so ludicrously beautiful that I am seriously tempted to blow the budget, order the whole lot and paper a wall with them.' India Knight, journalist and author
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  • Leopard Rescue

    By Sara Starbuck
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    Sara Starbuck
    Keep wildlife in the wild! Support the Born Free charity and join Virginia McKenna and her team behind the scenes of a real life leopard rescue.Every year Born Free helps hundreds of animals around the world. This is the true story of one of their incredible rescues . . .Meet brave Leda, a dedicated mother leopard, and her shy twin daughters, Rhea and Roxanni. These are the Limassol leopards, a family who grew up behind bars in a cramped city zoo in Cyprus, far from their natural homeland. This is the inspiring true story of their rescue, a journey that led these remarkable creatures from hardship to hope, and to the eventual sanctuary of Born Free's South African wildlife reserve.Filled throughout with full-colour photographs and fascinating facts about how leopards live in the wild, this is an ideal book for young animal lovers.
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    The Life of Roald Dahl

    By Emma Fischel
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    Emma Fischel
    To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Roald Dahl's birth, this book traces his life from his childhood, to his time in Africa and as a fighter pilot and his early writing - leading to Roald becoming one of the funniest, most famous and best-loved children's authors of all time. The book also includes information about his legacy. A fun quiz and brief summaries of four of Roald Dahl's best-loved books (James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG) are included to inspire children to read them.Every page features easy-to-follow text and a black-and-white line drawing to help bring Roald Dahl's adventures to life. Accessible to readers aged 6 and up.
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  • London

    By Simon Holland
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    Simon Holland
    London is a modern, stylish and ever-changing city and this book takes you on a tour with a vibrant, bold and new approach to information that matches the capital perfectly. Using infographics to bring nuggets of information to life through images and graphics, readers can enjoy hundreds of fascinating facts in a beautiful travel guide that's easy to read and ideal for children. Whether you're visiting, curious from afar or live in London, you can tour its boroughs, ride the transport, look back at London's disease-ridden history, meet the famous residents - past and present - and much more. Find out which tuve station has the most escalators, where has a Roman bikini on display and how many executions happened at the Tower of London, all within this one packed book. This is non-fiction for the modern generation. With a map of the city and pages filled with vivid colours, graphic visuals and bold designs, this guide brings London's facts, history and events to life like never before.
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  • Lion Rescue

    By Sara Starbuck
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    Sara Starbuck
    Every year Born Free helps hundreds of animals around the world. This is the story of one of their incredible rescues . . . Meet Bella, the lioness with a broken heart, and Simba, the captive king of the jungle. And learn how all animals that are born free should live free.Simba was born in a French zoo and was later bought by an animal trainer. For many years he lived in cramped captivity.When Bella was young, she was used as a photographer's prop and then later lived in a run-down zoo in Romania. Because she had been taken from her mother at such a young age and fed a poor diet, she sadly developed a weak spine and back legs. Luckily Born Free could come to the rescue. Now Simba and Bella both live in Malawi where they have become great companions.Join Born Free behind the scenes of one of their real life rescues.
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  • Lebanon

    By Cath Senker
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    Cath Senker
    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 baklava from your bulgur wheat? There's much more to Lebanese food than grilled meat and mezze! Discover all about the types of food Lebanese 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 a Lebanese 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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  • Life Cycles

    By Richard Spilsbury
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    Richard Spilsbury
    Take a look at how species are created or born, grow to adulthood, reproduce and eventually die. This book explores the variations in plant life cycles, including sexual and asexual reproduction. It also examines how life cycle patterns differ between and within animal groups, from mammals o amphibians and reptiles. Includes fieldwork investigations that show how to identify the stages of a life cycle and fascinating fact boxes that offer in-depth information on topics such as mating rituals. An activity project shows students at Key Stage 3 how to create and study the life cycle of a sunflower. The six books in the Living Processes series look at the processes all living organisms must carry out in order to stay alive. From feeding and drinking through to breathing and reproducing, it explores the differing ways in which organisms carry them out.
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  • Living Forever: The Pharmaceutical Industry

    By Matt Anniss
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    Matt Anniss
    Living Forever delves into the world of pharmaceuticals to discover how companies are making billions by keeping people healthy. Find out how pharmaceuticals make money from treatments, the lengths they go to in order to find and develop new drugs and how an ever-ageing population means that business will continue to boom for this supergiant industry.Discover the world's biggest money-making industries and the secrets of their success in Big-time Business. From the pharmaceutical industry and entertainment world through to the business of beauty, banking, social networking and energy, find out why these enterprising worlds have a grip on the global economy and are considered the biggest money-generators on the planet. A high-interest exploration of the business world for 9+ readers.
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  • London

    By Liz Gogerly
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    Liz Gogerly
    Welcome to London! Learn about the amazing history of England's capital, from the Romans, the Middle Ages, Tudor times and the Victorian era, to the World Wars and up to the present day. Discover all about sport in London, its communities, and its cultural life - from fashion capital to centre of the arts.
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  • Languages What Job Can I Get?

    By Richard Spilsbury
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    Richard Spilsbury
    The different careers that lead on from an interest or aptitude in languages are explored. Many occupations are examined, including working as a translator, interpreter, flight attendant, aid worker or foreign correspondent, among others. It provides an inside glimpse into what the job involves and the special skills that are needed.
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  • Lions

    By Tim Harris
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    Tim Harris
    Planned with reference to the Key Stage 2 national curriculum, this title looks at how lions work together to survive in their habitat. It explains how they find food, bring up their young and defend themselves against predators. It also shows how factors such as the environment and the availability of resources shape the physical and behavioural characteristics of lions. Pages are illustrated with full colour photographs and specially commissioned artworks suitable for readers of seven and above.
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  • Leonardo da Vinci

    By Iain Zaczek
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    Iain Zaczek
    This title looks at the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci, including an examination of paintings such as The Last Supper, Mona Lisa, The Annunciation, Lady with an Ermine, Portrait of Ginevra de' Benci, The Virgin and Child with St Anne and The Virgin of the Rocks. It looks at the techniques and colour palette da Vinci used in these works, encouraging readers to look more closely at the interesting elements of each painting. It also includes a timeline of his life, information on museums and galleries where his work is currently displayed and a chance for readers to use what they have learned to make their own painting in the style of Leonardo da Vinci.
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