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Dogs in Space: The Amazing True Story of Belka and Strelka

By Victoria Southgate, Iris Deppe
Authors:
Victoria Southgate
Illustrated by:
Iris Deppe
Meet Belka and Strelka, the two dogs who changed the face of space history and became international celebrities in the process!In 1960, two stray dogs were plucked from the streets of Moscow to become space pioneers. This quirky and delightful picture book tells the incredible true story of these heroic strays. Selected from a number of potential canine cosmonauts, Belka and Strelka are put through their paces on the ground, as they practice rocket simulations and wearing spacesuits, before being launched into outer space as the first ever living creatures to successfully orbit the Earth. Miraculously, the dogs survive the mission and upon their return embark on a tour of the USSR, clad in their carefully tailored jumpsuits - one red, one green - becoming international celebrities. As for their legacy, less than a year after their safe return the Soviet space programme felt confident enough to send the first human into space.
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  • Dinosaurs

    By Liz Gogerly, Rob Hunt, Oivind Hovland
    Authors:
    Liz Gogerly, Rob Hunt
    Illustrated by:
    Oivind Hovland
    Prepare to take a chronological journey, from over 200 million years ago, when tiny Saltopus hopped around in search of food, and pterosaurs took to the skies, through to huge dinosaurs such as Brachiosaurus and Allosaurus of the late Jurassic Period. Travel right up to the mass extinction event of the Cretaceous Period, which wiped out three quarters of all life on the planet...Perfect for readers aged 7+ who want to find out more about the time of the dinosaurs, and their evolution over millions of years.
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  • Dinosaurs

    By Pat-a-Cake, Villie Karabatzia
    Authors:
    Pat-a-Cake
    Illustrated by:
    Villie Karabatzia
    Help toddlers discover and learn about the world with these essential board books.Dinosaurs helps busy, curious toddlers explore their world and develop their vocabulary by introducing lots of wonderful dinosaur words. This robust board book will withstand many happy hours of looking, holding, exploring and reading, while the playful, witty illustrations will be loved by parents and children alike. A brilliant fold-out surprise at the end adds a fun recap of all the learning in the book. Also available: 123, Colours, ABC, Animals, First Words, Shapes, Minibeasts
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  • Doctors

    By Izzi Howell
    Authors:
    Izzi Howell
    Find out about the work of doctors who work in surgeries and hospitals, including what happens at a check-up, the instruments a doctor uses and the work of specialists. For children following Book Bands, it is suitable for children reading at band 10, white.The Info Buzz series, for age 5+, helps children develop their knowledge and understanding of the world by covering a wide range of topics in a fun, colourful and interactive way. The books have a lively design, engaging text and photos, questions to get children thinking and talking and teaching notes. Each title is written in conjunction with a literacy consultant and features book band guidance and downloadable activity sheets online.
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  • Display and Camouflage

    By Tom Jackson
    Authors:
    Tom Jackson
    Some animals have developed astounding plumage, skin and fur which perfectly meets their needs. From the pangolin, which is covered in 'plates of armour' to protect it from predators, to the leafy appearance of the weedy sea dragon, that allows it hide amongst the seaweed, the creatures featured in this book have developed appearances that are both unique and out-of-this-world. Find out more about these marvels of nature and learn how evolution has shaped each animal's appearance - whether it is trying to blend in with its surroundings, pretend to be a different species or draw attention to how deadly it is.Vivid, arresting photography paired with captivating animal encounters make this book a thrilling introduction to some of the basics of evolutionary theory.
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  • Dinosaurs

    By Pat-a-Cake, Simon Mugford, Kathryn Selbert
    Authors:
    Pat-a-Cake, Simon Mugford
    Illustrated by:
    Kathryn Selbert
    This brilliant book is full of exciting dinosaur scenes and activities. Frustration-free, big stickers with special arrows that show the easiest way to peel off the stickers will be very popular with little ones.From Tyrannosarus rex to Stegosaurus and Diplodocus to Brontosaurus, there is plenty for every little dinosaur fanatic to spot, talk about and do inside. Words and sounds that match the scenes help build vocabulary and a huge, fold-out picture to decorate will keep little ones entertained for hours. Also available: Big Stickers for Tiny Hands: Holiday
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  • Dinosaurs

    By Clare Hibbert
    Authors:
    Clare Hibbert
    From scouring the skies for pterodactyls to dodging the booming brontosaurus, there are plenty of dino facts to whet the appetite of all dinosaur fans!Write On is a high interest information series with a difference, designed to help the newly independent reader become a confident writer. Eye-catching photos and accessible text help build knowledge. Top writing tips and 'wow' words inspire easy to achieve writing projects, a fantastic way to improve literacy skills. A great book for 7-9 year olds or those working at Key Stage 2.
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    Dear Katie

    By Katie Thistleton
    Authors:
    Katie Thistleton
    'Katie's straightforward, warm wisdom will help young people everywhere!' - Matt Haig Real answers to real problems! Advice on life's tough stuff from children's TV and radio presenter Katie Thistleton.Growing up is hard. This book makes it a little bit easier. Exploring the sometimes challenging issues everyone faces as part of growing up, Katie will answer questions from real kids and teens with real issues. From falling outs with friends to disagreements with family, trouble at school to concerns about mental or physical health, Katie will cover every topic with thoughtful and emotionally sensitive advice that will resonate with readers. With additional guidance from TV and radio doctor Radha Modgil, as well as psychotherapist Sally Angel, this book is full of advice and guidance to help kids through the difficult years of growing up."Beautifully fresh and honest. Covers everything from love to leggings." Rae Earl"This book is as warm, lovely and wise as Katie is." Holly Smale
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  • David Attenborough

    By Sonya Newland
    Authors:
    Sonya Newland
    Biographies about people who are remarkable for their achievements and contribution to their time and industry.Find out how David Attenborough became the face of natural history. Named the greatest broadcaster of our time, this book spans his entire career, exploring his broadcasting and wildlife film making as well as his prestigious career within the BBC as a whole, and his other inspiring efforts towards environmental causes today.The series focuses on the people who inspire children today. Each book in the Inspirational Lives series looks at the background, life and achievements of a personality, their impact on popular culture as well as detailing the everyday facets of their job and how they have gained such success.
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  • Dentist

    By Rachel Blount
    Authors:
    Rachel Blount
    When was the last time you visited your dentist? Perhaps one day you might like to become a dentist too? In this book you will meet our dentist, Paul - and his team - and see what he does at work every day. FInd out about the special tools he uses and the surgery he works in.Here to Help is a brilliant introductory series books for very young readers (aged 5 and up) that follow real professionals around their place of work to give a flavour of what it means to work in a particular job. Additional question boxes encourage the reader relate the information they are reading to their own experiences. Each book concludes with some advice on the type of person suitable for each job and the education and training you will need to qualify. Specially commissioned photographs of real professionals ensure the books are accurate and a true representation of what it is like to work in a range of public-facing jobs.
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  • A Day in the Life of a... World War II Evacuee

    By Alan Childs
    Authors:
    Alan Childs
    Spend a day in the country with a young evacuee. Eat a rationed breakfast in a strange home. Try on a gas mask on your first day at the local school. Then watch the Home Guard search through the evening for a missing enemy pilot.By following a day in the life of an evacuee, this book looks at homes and schools, gas masks and shelters, food and rationing, security and entertainment. The wartime countryside is brought to life through beautiful colour artwork and quotes from the age.A combination of fictional narrative and quotes from the age focus on a day in the life of a particular character.
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  • Down on the Farm

    By Pat-a-Cake, Lauren Holowaty, Kathryn Selbert
    Authors:
    Pat-a-Cake, Lauren Holowaty
    Illustrated by:
    Kathryn Selbert
    This brilliant book is full of exciting farmyard scenes and activities. The big ready-cut stickers are easy for little fingers to find, peel off and stick, putting an end to the frustration of fiddly stickers that are tricky to remove and easy to tear. From farmyards and fields, to cute animal families and busy farm machines, there is plenty to spot, talk about and do inside. Words and sounds that match the scenes help build vocabulary and a huge, fold-out picture to decorate will keep little ones entertained for hours. Also available: Big Stickers for Tiny Hands: Things That Go
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  • Doctor

    By Hannah Phillips
    Authors:
    Hannah Phillips
    When was the last time you visited your doctor? Perhaps one day you might like to become a doctor too? In this book you will meet Doctor Mani - and his team - and see what he does at work every day. FInd out about the special tools he uses and the surgery he works in.Brilliant introductory books for very young readers that follow real professionals around their place of work to give a flavour of what it means to work in a particular job. Perfect for readers aged 5 and up.
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  • Dare to Repair! storybook

    The fun never ends with the crew that's half dinosaur, half truck and all awesome! As seen on Netflix!The Dinotrux are in need of repairs and Revvit can't do it all by himself. Luckily, Click-Clack, Ace, and Waldo agree to help and leave the safety of the canyon. But when a trio of Scrapadactyls kidnap the Reptools, it's up to the Dinotrux to save their new friends! Forged in the combustive fires of the Mechazoic Era, the mighty and resourceful Dinotrux must work together to build a better tomorrow...Dinotrux is a DreamWorks computer-animated television series for 3-7 year olds now showing on Netflix. Dinotrux © 2016 DreamWorks Animation LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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  • Denmark

    By Clive Gifford
    Authors:
    Clive Gifford
    Grab your suitcase and prepare to explore Denmark: its major cities, culture, way of life, food, language, and history. Find out about Danish fashion, music, popular culture and sport, as well as quirky facts and bite-sized information on Denmark's customs and everyday life.
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  • Deserts

    By Louise Spilsbury, Richard Spilsbury
    Authors:
    Louise Spilsbury, Richard Spilsbury
    Supporting the geography curriculum for KS2, this beautiful book gives readers core information about desert biomes - where they are found and what their geography is like, the special adaptations of the vegetation and animals, how people live in these regions and how human influences on the environment have ramifications for the future.
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  • David Attenborough

    By Sarah Ridley
    Authors:
    Sarah Ridley
    David Attenborough tells the story of this colourful scientific figure - covering his origins as the son of a Cambridge don through his work in natural history and broadcasting, his famous educational documentaries and his enduring scientific and popular legacy today.Super Scientists are first biographies introducing some of the world's great scientists, simply retelling their lives and explaining why their work was vital. Illustrated with archive images and photographs, the chronology of each lifetime is emphasised by a timeline that runs through the book.
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  • Dastardly Dictators, Rulers & other Loony Leaders

    By Paul Harrison
    Authors:
    Paul Harrison
    Discover all about the fascinating lives of some of the most unusual, quirky and eccentric characters in world history! Learn about the Persian King who ordered the sea to be whipped as punishment, find out why a thirteenth-century crusader took to the streets in his pants, and what posessed a French Queen to build a fake tumble-down village for £4 million. Peppered with Crackpot Quiz questions and Mad, Bad and Truly Sticky Endings features this book is enthralling, entertaining and educational all at the same time!
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  • Deep Sea

    By M.J. Knight
    Authors:
    M.J. Knight
    Dive deep into the oceans and discover some of the strange fish and other sea creatures that survive in these murky depths. Huge eyes, grabbing tentacles and razor-sharp teeth are just some of the special features these creatures have to help them hunt for food and stay alive. Some can even make their own light and others have really weird bodies that are adapted to this unique habitat.What Animals Live Here? is a series of four books that explore four of the Earth's most interesting biomes and the variety of animals that live in them. Readers will encounter some familiar and some strange mammals, fish, reptiles, birds, insects and other invertebrates and learn about some of their incredible adaptations that mean they can survive in these environments. Short and simple blocks of text make these perfect books to dip into at random or read from cover-to-cover for readers aged 5+.
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  • Dinosaurs

    By Annabelle Lynch
    Authors:
    Annabelle Lynch
    Discover the prehistoric world with the dinosaurs, from the speedy velociraptor to the fierce Tyrannosaurus rex.Tadpoles Learners are an ideal introduction to non-fiction for beginner readers, blending accessible text with big, striking photos.
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