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  • Cars, Trucks and Trains

    By Jon Richards
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    Jon Richards
    Have you ever wondered why and how the car was invented? From steam cars and trains to experiments with rocket powered and flying cars, It'll Never Work: Cars, Trucks and Trains explores the history and development of vehicles that have led to the comforts of modern passenger transport that we know today.Each title in this exciting, high-interest series looks at a different area of technology and engineering and reveals the pioneering ideas and scientific thinking that enabled its development, as well as exposing those that proved to be a dead end. Each spread examines a particular example in depth, bringing in other similar ideas where relevant, and revealing that experimentation and failure often pave the way to technology success. Beautifully designed and illustrated with infographic-style artwork, this series is an excellent technology resource for readers aged 9 and up.
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  • Cats & kittens

    By Annabelle Lynch
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    Annabelle Lynch
    Animals & Babies: Cats & Kittens explores how kitten grow from cute, playful balls of fur into strong, independent cats - with a little help from their mother!An early years photographic series that looks at the unique relationship between a parent and its baby, tracing their journey together from birth to adulthood. The idea of every animal having a lifecycle is brought to life by big, beautiful images and explained in very simple text of no more than one or two sentences per spread.
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  • Coding with Minecraft

    By Álvaro Scrivano
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    Álvaro Scrivano
    Get ready to code with this easy-to-use series full of projects and tips to get kids programming. Each book in the Ready, Steady Code! series has 4 step-by-step projects with an introduction section (Ready), project preparation section (Steady), and the coding for the project section (Code!). The programming language is introduced with clear simple explanations and illustrations, making concepts such as loops and variables easy to understand. Each book includes information on checking and de-bugging and encourages the reader to use what they have learned to create their own coding projects.
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  • Coding with Python

    By Álvaro Scrivano
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    Álvaro Scrivano
    Get ready to code with this easy-to-use series full of projects and tips to get kids programming. Each book in the Ready, Steady Code! series has 4 step-by-step projects with an introduction section (Ready), project preparation section (Steady), and the coding for the project section (Code!). The programming language is introduced with clear simple explanations and illustrations, making concepts such as loops and variables easy to understand. Each book includes information on checking and de-bugging and encourages the reader to use what they have learned to create their own coding projects.Perfect for independent learning or code clubs, with simple explanations and clear instructions. Includes information on how to stay safe online.
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  • Cool Stuff to Make With Paper

    By Stephanie Turnbull
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    Stephanie Turnbull
    You don't need to spend a fortune on your own cool, custom-made stuff. Ingenious ways to use inexpensive materials - many of which you may already have lying around mean you can bake, sew, make and grow loads of brilliant things. Four lovely step-by-step books that encourage readers to use the materials and environment around them to encourage creativity. Can also be used to demonstrate ways to recycle and reuse everyday materials and encourage discussions around wasting food and other resources.
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    A Christmas Carol

    By Tony Mitton, Mike Redman
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    Tony Mitton
    Illustrated by:
    Mike Redman
    A magical picture book retelling of Charles Dickens' classic tale - told in rhyme! Mean old Ebenezer Scrooge hates everything. Even Christmas! But one frosty Christmas Eve, Scrooge receives a visit from three ghostly spirits, who whisk him away on a magical journey through Past, Present and Future ... can they melt his frozen heart before it's too late?Tony Mitton's simple picture book retelling is perfect introduction, for even the youngest children, to this timeless story of Christmas love and kindness.
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    Clever Crafts For Kids

    By Annalees Lim
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    Annalees Lim
    This book is full of fun, child-friendly craft ideas for home or school projects. Have fun making a colour wheel, a farmyard from hand prints, a wax crayon batik owl, finger print fireworks, a scrunched seascape, snowflake wrapping paper, a 3-D rainbow, river reflection painting and foil print birthday cards.Easy to follow instructions guide you through the makes in 5-6 simple steps.The fun crafts use inexpensive, easy-to-find materials.The crafts will appeal to both boys and girls.
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  • Coding with Hopscotch

    By Álvaro Scrivano
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    Álvaro Scrivano
    Get ready to code with this easy-to-use series full of projects and tips to get kids programming. Each book in the Ready, Steady Code! series has 4 step-by-step projects with an introduction section (Ready), project preparation section (Steady), and the coding for the project section (Code!). The programming language is introduced with clear simple explanations and illustrations, making concepts such as loops and variables easy to understand. Each book includes information on checking and de-bugging and encourages the reader to use what they have learned to create their own coding projects.In Coding with Hopscotch, you can take a trip on the Titanic, land an aeroplane, monkey about in the rainforest and make music without an instrument.The easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions will guide you through coding these fantastic projects. Once you've got the hang of it, there are different challenges you can choose to really test your coding skills and handy troubleshooting hints to help if you need them.With Ready, Steady, Code, you'll soon be ready for the world of coding.Perfect for independent learning or code clubs, with simple explanations and clear instructions. Includes information on how to stay safe online.
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  • Coding with Scratch Jr

    By Álvaro Scrivano
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    Álvaro Scrivano
    Get ready to code with this easy-to-use series full of projects and tips to get kids programming. Each book in the Ready, Steady Code! series has 4 step-by-step projects with an introduction section (Ready), project preparation section (Steady), and the coding for the project section (Code!). The programming language is introduced with clear simple explanations and illustrations, making concepts such as loops and variables easy to understand. Each book includes information on checking and de-bugging and encourages the reader to use what they have learned to create their own coding projects.In Coding with Scratch, you can can you land on the moon, travel deep under the sea, take a trip to a magical worldor have a game of basketball.The easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions will guide you through coding these fantastic projects. Once you've got the hang of it, there are different challenges you can choose to really test your coding skills and handy troubleshooting hints to help if you need them.With Ready, Steady, Code, you'll soon be ready for the world of coding.Perfect for independent learning or code clubs, with simple explanations and clear instructions. Includes information on how to stay safe online.
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  • Cubism

    By Susie Brooks
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    Susie Brooks
    Exciting and edgy, the Cubism movement changed art forever with by showing the world in a fresh, experimental and challenging new way that merged viewpoints and celebrated the geometric. Beginning in early 20th century Paris with artists Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso, the movement spread around the world, inspiring artists from Piet Mondrian to Paul Klee.An accessible and in-depth guide to some of the most popular and significant art movements, Inside Art Movements explores their origins, evolution and legacy in today's world. For readers aged 9 and up.
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  • Classification and Evolution

    By Peter Riley
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    Peter Riley
    Straight Forward with Science offers a straightforward, but fun, approach to key science learning. Each book explores basic scientific principles and shows them in action, while simple activities and experiments bring the science to life. Classification and Evolution describes how we group, or classify, all living things on Earth, from microscopic bacteria to huge blue whales. Fossils, adaptation and the theory of natural selection are all also explored.
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  • Create, Watch and Send

    By Heather Lyons, Dan Crisp, Alex Westgate
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    Heather Lyons
    Illustrated by:
    Dan Crisp, Alex Westgate
    This book will help budding young programmers discover their own creativity. Learn how to write and share a story, upload pictures, make videos and share your creative work with others, then hop online to try out your new skills on the companion website. Let's get coding!Kids Get Coding is a fantastic, hands-on resource for anyone looking to get started with coding. The eight books cover key areas of hte KS1 computing curriculum with simple text. Each title contains practical on- and off-line activities that are easy to follow and fun to try on your own or with friends. Guiding young coders through each title is Data Duck - a computer-programming mastermind here to help with hints and tips!
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  • Coding in the Real World

    By Heather Lyons, Dan Crisp, Alex Westgate
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    Heather Lyons
    Illustrated by:
    Dan Crisp, Alex Westgate
    This book will help budding young programmers discover the technology in the world around them. Learn how computers play a big part in our everyday lives, controlling our cars, traffic lights, shopping and money, robots and much more, invent your own programs for everyday situations, then hop online to try out your new skills on the companion website. Let's get coding!Kids Get Coding is a fantastic, hands-on resource for anyone looking to get started with coding. The eight books cover key areas of the KS1 computing curriculum with simple text. Each title contains practical on- and off-line activities that are easy to follow and fun to try on your own or with friends. Guiding young coders through each title is Data Duck - a computer-programming mastermind here to help with hints and tips!
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  • Cars and Vehicles

    Did you know about the new train that is part vacuum cleaner? Or hydrogen fuel cells, catamarans and pantographs? Well, where have you been! Whether it flies, floats, races or sails, Infomojis: Cars and Vehicles is all about exploring the world of transport in a fun and engaging way. Each book features custom-made 'infomojis' - presenting the information with real personality! So inject fun into facts, and take your young engineer to the next evolution in infographics. Perfect for readers aged 8+.
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  • China

    By Rosemary Hankin
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    Rosemary Hankin
    Explore the landscape, climate and crops of different regions of China and find out how these influence the food people eat and the meals they prepare. Then learn how to make well-known Chinese dishes such as corn soup, egg fried rice and spring rolls to share with your family and friends.
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  • Create Your Own Story with Scratch

    By Kevin Wood
    Authors:
    Kevin Wood
    Flex your creative muscles with fun coding projects in Scratch.In Project Code: Create Your Own Story, young coders can use and refine their Scratch skills to create ca cool story. Easy step-by-step instructions show you how to build a project up using real sprites and building blocks on the Scratch website and then go on to experiment with variations of your own. Tips and tricks help you make the most of this fantastic coding tool and the cool illustrations by Glen McBeth add a touch of humour!Project Code is a great series for young coders already familiar with Scratch, who are ready to take the next step. With a series of fun projects to master, each book allows readers to explore, create and learn coding fundamentals as they go along. This series supports the National Curriculum for Computing at KS2 and is ideal for readers aged 6 and up.
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  • Create Computer Games with Scratch

    By Kevin Wood
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    Kevin Wood
    In Project Code: Create Computer Games, young coders can use and refine their Scratch skills to create their own cool, professional computer games. Project Code is a great series for young coders already familiar with Scratch, who are ready to take the next step. With a series of fun projects to master, each book allows readers to explore, create and learn coding fundamentals as they go along. This series supports the National Curriculum for Computing at KS2 and is ideal for readers aged 6 and up.
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  • The Cave of Shadows - Explore light and use science to survive

    By Richard Spilsbury, Louise Spilsbury
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    Richard Spilsbury, Louise Spilsbury
    Follow Jess, Ben, Amelie and Zac as they use science to escape from terrifying danger, and try some exciting experiments for yourself. In The Cave of Shadows, the gang uses the science of light to explore a huge, spooky cave in search of a lost puppy. Will they find Poppy the puppy? And will they ever find a way out again?Science has never been more exciting with this attention-grabbing approach which delivers true scientific learning through an action-packed story and spectacular graphic illustrations. The science in the story is backed up through simple experiments that readers can try for themselves.
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  • Computers

    By Claudia Martin
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    Claudia Martin
    Take a look at how computers are designed, how engineers program them and how all the data in computers is held. Find out about memory, outputs and inputs, explore amazing feats of computing such as the web, artificial intelligence and virtual reality and imagine what computers might be able to do in the future. Test your understanding with fun activities, such as writing your own program using a programming language such as Scratch.Inject some fun into STEAM topics, with these lively examinations of buildings, robots, computers, vehicles, materials and space! This bright, colourful new series aims to inspire children with a lifelong love of STEAM subjects.
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  • Create Music with Scratch

    By Kevin Wood
    Authors:
    Kevin Wood
    Flex your creative muscles with fun coding projects in Scratch.In Project Code: Music, young coders can use and refine their Scratch skills to create cool, professional music. Easy step-by-step instructions show you how to build a project up using real sprites and building blocks on the Scratch website and then go on to experiment with variations of your own. Tips and tricks help you make the most of this fantastic coding tool and the cool illustrations by Glen McBeth add a touch of humour!Project Code is a great series for young coders already familiar with Scratch, who are ready to take the next step. With a series of fun projects to master, each book allows readers to explore, create and learn coding fundamentals as they go along. This series supports the National Curriculum for Computing at KS2 and is ideal for readers aged 6 and up.
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