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  • Oil: From Oil Rig to Petrol Pump

    By Michael Bright
    Authors:
    Michael Bright
    The vast majority of today's transport depends on fuel that comes from oil. Hundreds of thousands of items we use every day - from trainers to medicines - come from or use products that come from oil. But where does oil come from - and what happens when this ancient resource runs out?Oil is one of the most important resources to man today. It was discovered many thousands of years ago and has become central to the transport and petrochemical industries. Find out about the origins of oil - from its first discovery to its first use in industry. Learn how it is found, mined and processed into many different products that are used all over the world today - including petrol that we fill our cars with each day. Finally, consider the disasters that have resulted from the drilling, transportation and use of oil, as well as its future: what will happen when the oil finally runs out? We look at the advantages and disadvantages of oil, and the possible industry alternatives. Source to Resource is an incredibly valuable series in today's fast-paced world where natural resources are in such constant demand. Many people don't stop to think about where these resources come from and the journey they take from the raw material or element to the useful product that reaches us at home, school or work. Source to Resource provides that information as well as the chance to stop and think about our use of resources and the implications of the use of these for future generations. Other titles in the Source To Resource series include:From Field to PlateFrom Raindrop to Tap From Sunshine to Light Bulb
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  • Oolaf and the Golden Book

    By Andy Elkerton
    Authors:
    Andy Elkerton
    Viking Adventures are thrilling stories mixing that perfect match of fantasty and history. Oolaf makes an exciting discovery when his dad Forkbeard, returns from another adventure. A very special looking book holds all kinds of secrets...The Viking Adventures series are vividly colour illustrated first chapter books, pitched perfectly for 6-8 years olds or readers in key stage 2.
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  • Ospira the Savage Sorceress

    By Adam Blade
    Authors:
    Adam Blade
    Battle Beasts and fight Evil with Tom and Elenna in the bestselling adventure series for boys and girls aged 7 and up!The spirit of an ancient Beast has risen. Ospira is on the rampage and King Hugo's baby son, Prince Thomas, is in danger! Join Tom and Elenna as they battle to rescue the prince and defend Avantia.Have you read any other Beast Quest books? Menox the Sabre-toothed Terror is a great place to find more adventures!
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  • Outdoors

    By Sabrina Crewe
    Authors:
    Sabrina Crewe
    Did you know there were tiny living things in gardens and parks that you can't see? Some are plants, others are mould, others are tiny little insects! But what do they do and what do they look like? Find out about the good ones and the bad ones! Full-page photographs of these alien-like creatures in high magnification reveals their horror (or even their beauty). This book supports natural history studies and the KS2 and KS3 science curriculum where appropriate.It is part of a series, Micro Monsters which takes a close up look at the tiny creatures that are around us all the time and which we cannot see with the naked eye. Some are harmless, some are just pests, and some are deadly. From bedbugs to zooplankton and from bacteria to water fleas, all microscopic life is here. The revelation of the places these creatures inhabit will have readers squirming in their seats as they find out how these mini monsters can help and hinder humans.
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  • Oolaf the Hero

    By Andy Elkerton
    Authors:
    Andy Elkerton
    Viking Adventures are thrilling stories mixing that perfect match of fantasty and history. Join the crazy world of Ooolaf and his friends as he stirs up trouble in the Viking village and suddenly a simple joke becomes something far more dangerous...The Viking Adventures series are vividly colour illustrated first chapter books, pitched perfectly for 6-8 years olds or readers in key stage 2.
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  • On Land

    By John C. Miles
    Authors:
    John C. Miles
    A look at the heroic fighting forces of the Second World WarHow did the forces that fought on land affect the outcome of the Second World War? This book explores the units who slugged it out to gain precious territory in the Second World War, from the French Foreign Legion and British SAS, to the Afrika Korps and Chindits. Along the way, readers will discover the key battles, tactics and weapons that helped the Allies to victory. The Fighting Forces of the Second World War is a must-read for all young military buffs, who enjoy poring over the tactics, uniforms, weapons, special equipment and much more of the heroic fighting forces who waged the Second World War. Key battles and notable events, told chronologically, provide a useful solid historical structure and offer key learning, while the single-topic approach allows easy comparison between the different sides. A great series for readers aged 11 and up.
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  • The Outer Planets

    By Mary-Jane Wilkins
    Authors:
    Mary-Jane Wilkins
    Find out about the four planets farthest from the Sun: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Discover why these planets are called the gas giants, which spacecraft have visited them, and what lies beyond them in the solar system. Part of the Our Solar System series of books that explore the exciting topic of space and are specially written for younger readers. With stunning photographs and explanatory artwork, the books are the perfect introduction to our solar system. Other titles in the series: Asteroids, Comets and Meteors; Earth; The Inner Planets; The Moon and The Sun
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  • The Official Pokémon Search and Find: Welcome to Alola

    Gotta catch 'em all in the official Pokémon Search and Find!Journey to Alola with Ash and friends as they search for new and exciting Pokémon! From the Guardians of Alola to tiny Pikipek, a whole host of new Pokémon are hidden in the richly illustrated scenes, just waiting to be caught. Plus, learn about some of the new Alolan Pokémon and complete fun activities.
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  • Our New Baby

    By Jane Lacey, Venitia Dean
    Authors:
    Jane Lacey
    Illustrated by:
    Venitia Dean
    This book helps young children to find out about and understand what happens when a new sibling comes into the family. It features nine case studies from children who have a range of issues from being jealous of a new baby to worrying about a relationship with a step-dad. The end of the book features a short playscript to act out and discuss. The book has engaging illustrations throughout.In this series case studies combine with sensible, practical advice to help children aged 6+ find out what to do in difficult situations.
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  • The Official Pokémon Encyclopedia Special Edition

    Gotta catch 'em all! The ultimate guide to the Pokémon animated series - featuring exclusive bonus content!This fantastic Official Encyclopedia Special Edition contains:- Fascinating facts and figures about Pokémon and all the different regions- The definitive reference for key characters, battles and places- Ash's story, his friends ... and enemies!- Pikachu figurine- Exclusive RACE TO PIKACHU board game
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  • Okira the Crusher

    By Adam Blade
    Authors:
    Adam Blade
    Battle Beasts and fight Evil with Tom and Elenna in the bestselling adventure series for boys and girls aged 7 and up!Dark Wizard Malvel has stolen the Amulet of Avantia and plans to attack the kingdom of Avantia with four new, deadly Ghost Beasts. If they don't retrieve the amulet, Tom and Elenna will be trapped on the Isle of Ghosts for ever! The heroes must now face an enormous ogre, Okira the Crusher...There are FOUR thrilling adventures to collect in this series - don't miss out! Zulok the Winged Spirit; Skalix the Snapping Horror; Okira the Crusher and Rykar the Fire Hound
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  • Once Upon a Twist: Rosabella and the Three Bears

    By Mattel
    Authors:
    Mattel
    The third chapter book in a brand new paperback series that's perfect for the younger fans of Ever After High, these stories put a spelltacular spin on classic fairytales!
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  • Operation Boy Band

    By Yvette Poshoglian
    Authors:
    Yvette Poshoglian
    Junior Griffin agent Frankie Fox is undercover on her second mission, visiting an international kids' robotics competition in Scotland. She's investigating the evil Alliance's robot army when she discovers something even more terrifying: the world's number one boy band, Band of Brothers, is brainwashing kids to serve the Alliance! To crack this case, Frankie will need to solve puzzles, deprogram evil robots, and sneak backstage at a Band of Brothers concert. Can she save the day - and will her best friend ever forgive her if she makes Band of Brothers break up?
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  • Origami Crafts

    By Annalees Lim
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    Annalees Lim
    Discover origami with these easy, fun and exciting projects for children aged 5+. Let children craft their way through this book, creating and improvising as you go, to learn all about the ancient art of paper-folding. Use this book to make a cute origami kitten, fold a delicious ice cream cone and create colouring pencils from paper!Using readily available materials, the 10 Minute Crafts series is packed full of fun crafts for special occasions. The perfect tool for teachers looking for original ideas as well as parents looking for fun ways to keep kids entertained.
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  • Our Universe

    There are endless facts to learn about space, but once you've absorbed them, do you really know how the universe works? It expands and changes thanks to some incredible processes - and grasping them is the key to understanding it. It's time to discover how stars are born, how black holes are made and how the Sun shines. Pore over the step-by-step infographic art and fascinating facts to uncover the dazzling truth about the universe - then try out the mind-bending challenges on each page!TOPICS:Space is big!How to look into spaceHow space rockets workHow to get into orbitHow to land on a planetHow planets are madeHow comets make tailsHow a star is bornHow to make the sun shineHow a star diesHow to make a black holeHow to make a galaxyHow to make a universeThe 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:Life on EarthMachines and MotorsOur PlanetToday's TechnologyYour Body
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  • Our Sun

    By Ian Graham
    Authors:
    Ian Graham
    What is the Sun made of? What happens on the surface of the Sun? What are eclipses? These are a few topics covered by Our Sun which offers exciting facts about and amazing illustrations of the Sun.Learn about the wonders of space in this series, designed for readers aged 7 and up, but accessible to a wide range of reading abilities. If you've ever wondered what can be found on the dark side of the moon, or what other galaxies lurk beyond the Milky Way, these are the books for you. From the Sun, asteroids and comets to planets far and near Earth, you will discover here the most recent developments in space exploration and research.
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  • Our Moon

    By Ian Graham
    Authors:
    Ian Graham
    Did you know the Moon had seas? Ever wondered how the Moon began? Or why it changes shape? You'll be able to answer all these questions once you've read Our Moon, a book crammed full of exciting images and facts about the Moon.Learn about the wonders of space in this series, designed for readers aged 7 and up, but accessible to a wide range of reading abilities. If you've ever wondered what can be found on the dark side of the moon, or what other galaxies lurk beyond the Milky Way, these are the books for you. From the Sun, asteroids and comets to planets far and near Earth, you will discover here the most recent developments in space exploration and research.
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  • Operation Bunny

    By Sally Gardner, David Roberts
    Authors:
    Sally Gardner
    Illustrated by:
    David Roberts
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  • Okko the Sand Monster

    By Adam Blade
    Authors:
    Adam Blade
    Tom and Elenna must find all four weather crystals before they fall into the hands of Emperor Jeng and Evil Witch Kensa. Can they get the third crystal before they're sacrificed to Okko the Sand Monster?There are four thrilling adventures to collect in this brand new series of BEAST QUEST by Adam Blade - don't miss out!
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  • Odysseus and the Trojan Horse

    By Damian Harvey, Martin Remphry
    Authors:
    Damian Harvey
    Illustrated by:
    Martin Remphry
    The Greeks and the Trojans are at war. The Greeks must enter the city of Troy but they cannot get through the walls. Can the clever Greek soldier Odysseus trick his way in?A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite Greek myth. Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 2 stories are told in chapters in under 1000 words.
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