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  • Bombers

    By Tim Cooke
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    Tim Cooke
    Bombers strike without warning from high above the clouds. Some can fly long distances, carrying huge quantities of bombs. Others use smart missiles to strike targets on the ground. Either way, bombers and their deadly weapons are hard to stop once they are in the air! This book introduces teh world's greatest strike aircraft. Find out about leading bombers from around the world - including their technical specifications.Learn about the history of military strike aircraft - from their first use, through incredible developments in technology, right up to the most clever machines around today. Ultimate Military Machines delves into the incredible world of fighting machines and takes an upclose look at the latest technology used by the army, navy and air forces today. Each title takes an indepth look at one type of military vehicle - from its first use in warfare up to recent conflicts.
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    Bombs and Blackberries

    By Julia Donaldson, Thomas Docherty
    Authors:
    Julia Donaldson
    Illustrated by:
    Thomas Docherty
    A short illustrated play set in World War Two, perfect for class reading as well as performance, written by Julia Donaldson, author of the modern classic The Gruffalo. Perfect for the 75th Anniversary of D-Day in 2019.World War Two has been declared and the Chivers children are sent to the safety of the countryside. They are delighted to be brought back home when it looks like the Germans aren't going to invade after all. But the air-raid siren goes off and this time it's frighteningly real.This dramatic and touching play brings Manchester during the Second World War and its people to life, and provides a variety of opportunities for school classes to explore both historical and literacy topics in an involving and creative setting. Also includes helpful tips on staging and costume.'This touching play brings to life the Second World War in a very accessible way for junior children' - Books for KeepsJulia Donaldson (Author)Julia Donaldson is the outrageously talented, prize-winning author of the world's best-loved picture books, and was the 2011-2013 UK Children's Laureate. Her books include Room on the Broom, Stick Man, What the Ladybird Heard and the modern classics The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child which have sold 17 million copies worldwide and have been translated into 70 languages. Julia also writes fiction as well as poems, plays and songs and her brilliant live children's shows are always in demand. Julia and her husband Malcolm divide their time between Sussex and Edinburgh. Thomas Docherty (Illustrator)Thomas Docherty is an acclaimed author and illustrator of children's books including Little Boat, Big Scary Monster and The Driftwood Ball. He also illustrated The Snatchabook, written by his wife Helen, which has been shortlisted for several awards in the UK and US and been translated into 17 languages.
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  • British Supercars

    By Paul Mason
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    Paul Mason
    Get your young petrolhead into gear with the perfect introduction to the newest, hotest, fastest British supercar marques on the planet. Featured inside are: ASTON MARTIN V12 ZAGATO, MCLAREN 12C, NOBLE M600, JAGUAR F-TYPE and more!Written specifically for car lovers aged around 9 years old, this series is ideal for reading on the go and to encourage reading for pleasure. Each title features superb photography and easy-to-read, informative text.
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    Be A Young Entrepreneur

    By Adam Sutherland, Mike Gordon
    Authors:
    Adam Sutherland
    Illustrated by:
    Mike Gordon
    Do you want to be the next Richard Branson? Have you developed the new Angry Birds game? Do you bake the most delicious recipes that people just need to try? Then you need Be A Young Entrepreneur! In this book you will learn all the business advice, practical tips, real-life stories, up-to-date ideas and inspiration you need to make a success of your first business. Starting your own company doesn't have to be boring and this book is all about inspiring you to think creatively about your company, guiding you through every step, from registering your company name to elevator pitches, all stress-free. A great title for project work or leisure reading. Written by award-winning journalist Adam Sutherland and illustrated by the ever-popular award-winner Mike Gordon.
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  • Birth of the Dinosaurs

    By Michael Bright
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    Michael Bright
    The Birth of the Dinosaurs explores the age of reptiles and dinosaurs until their sudden demise approximately 65 million years ago. Take a closer look at the first birds and mammals who dominated the Earth, the origin of flowering plants, the rise of plant- and meat-eating dinosaurs and then their mass extinction. Using stunning photographs and graphic 3-D images, The Birth of the Dinosaurs brings core curriculum subjects to life with an engaging design.Written by bestselling author Michael Bright, his digestible approach to science makes this the perfect book for project work or interest reading.
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  • The Big Bang and Beyond

    By Michael Bright
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    Michael Bright
    The Big Bang and Beyond takes readers back to the very beginning and the violent birth of the universe, our solar system, and planet Earth. Take a closer look at the physical evolution of our planet and discover how the continents moved, climates changed and the conditions became just right for life to evolve. Using stunning photographs and graphic 3-D images, The Big Bang and Beyond brings core curriculum subjects to life with an engaging design.Written by bestselling author Michael Bright, his digestible approach to science makes this the perfect book for project work or interest reading.
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  • Bus Driver

    By Hannah Phillips
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    Hannah Phillips
    When was the last time you travelled by bus? Perhaps one day you might like to become a bus driver? In this book you will meet our bus driver, Robert - and travel with him on board the bus he drives - to see what he does at work every day. Find out about the the bus he drives and meet some of the passengers he helps every day.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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  • Build and Rescue! Sticker Book

    An action-packed sticker activity book - with over 100 stickers - featuring Dinotrux, as seen on Netflix!The fun never ends with the crew that's half dinosaur, half truck and all awesome! Forged in the combustive fires of the Mechazoic Era, the mighty and resourceful Dinotrux must work together to build a better tomorrow...Enter the Crater and play with the Dinotrux! Help tool up the Reptools, find the safe path past D-Structs and so much more. Guaranteed to keep Dinotrux fans entertained at home, on holiday and on the move.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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    The Blue Feather

    By Gary Crew
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    Gary Crew
    Recurring rumours of attacks by a giant raptor lead Greg Muir to seek the truth behind the bird's existence. Is it big enough to bring down a light plane? Can it carry away human beings in its talons? Is it responsible for the mutilation of a hang-glider? A quest for a creature as fearful as it is elusive . . . Is the story of the huge bird only a myth, or is it reality? And if it is a reality, what part will it play in shaping the lives of those who search for it?Blue Feather is a stunningly crafted mystery from one of Australia's most awarded writers, Gary Crew.'A beautifully crafted novel . . . Fully satisfying.' Herald Sun
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  • By Printing and Stamping

    By Susie Brooks
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    Susie Brooks
    A collection of fun, simple, inexpensive craft projects, ideal for time-poor parents and budget-challenged schools, promoting reuse and recycling. Beautifully designed, the book is clearly and appealingly illustrated with step-by-step instructions and engaging artwork. Each activity is straightforward and achievable, and as such is therapeutic for stressed or anxious children, allowing them to make things by themselves, and to have confidence in their own abilities. Let's Make Art By Printing and Stamping shows you how to make bottletop balloons, broccoli jungle, cork stamps, bubblewrap dinosaurs and much, much more. Techniques include printing, stamping, monoprints and simple collographs - used in ingenious ways for fantastic results!Other titles in the series include Let's Make Art With Hands and Feet, Let's Make Art with Everyday Things and Let's Make Art with Scrap Paper, so there's a whole load of upcycling fun to be had!
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  • Beastly Beasts

    By John Mclay, Martin Brown
    Authors:
    John Mclay
    Illustrated by:
    Martin Brown
    It's never too early to find out about brilliant beasts and mythical creatures with this brand new green Early Reader factbook.Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books, perfect for building confidence in new readers and reluctant readers. A green Early Reader is a first factbook.Did you know that and that people used to believe in fire-breathing dragons and that no one has ever seen the Loch Ness Monster up close?Learn fascinating facts about brilliant beasts and mythical creatures in this brand new non fiction Early Reader from John McLay, with full colour illustrations on every page.
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    Bumpus Jumpus Dinosaurumpus

    By Tony Mitton, Guy Parker-Rees
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    Tony Mitton
    Illustrated by:
    Guy Parker-Rees
    Dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes gather in the latest edition of a much-loved energetic book. Jurassic-fans everywhere will enjoy this timeless and exciting prehistoric romp. Join in with Triceratops, Stegosaurus and their friends as the dinosaurs stir up a dinosaurumpus! But what's this? Terrifying Tyrannosaurus is about to gatecrash the party. Will he eat them all? With its read-aloud rhyming text and exuberant illustrations, this is a sure-fire winner from the popular duo, Tony Mitton and Guy Parker-Rees, illustrator of the bestselling Giraffes Can't Dance - for pure clap-along, dance-along fun. Come and join in the fun of reading with excellent rhyme and rhythm and bright bold illustrations! A book you will keep coming back to.
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  • Battles

    By Rob Colson
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    Rob Colson
    Find out about 12 of the biggest and most brutal battles in the history of the world, from Thermopylae in 480 BCE right the way through to Operation Desert Storm in 1991, taking in Cannae, Agincourt, Lepanto, the Siege of Yorktown, Trafalgar, Waterloo, Gettysburg, the Somme, the Battle of Britain and the Siege of Stalingrad. Explore the date and location of each battle, the opposing forces involved and the casualties resulting. A timeline on every spread gives the key dates from each battle, and what happened when. Additional background information to each conflict is also provided, including the Punic Wars, the Hundred Years' War, the American Revolution, the Napoleonic Wars, the American Civil War, World War 1, World War 2 and the first Gulf War. Take a look at the technology, tactics and weaponry involved in each battle, from the longbow at Agincourt and the galleasses at Lepanto to the trench warfare of the Somme and the stealth fighter jets of the Gulf War. Infographic elements present information in a simple and highly visual way. The perfect resource for project work on battles, warfare and military history, or simply a great leisure read, for children aged 9 and above. For more epic events, try reading the other titles in the Epic series: Animal Migrations, Empires and Explorers.
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  • Brachiosaurus and other Long-Necked Herbivores

    By David West
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    David West
    BRACHIOSAURUS and other long-necked herbivoresIncluded in the twelve dinosaurs featured are some of the biggest animals that have ever roamed Earth. These monster dinosaurs were gentle giants feeding on leaves high up on the trees' branches. Discover how these mighty sauropods lived and how they were able to defend themselves against attacks from large carnivorous predators.Each title in the series, Dinosaurs! takes a close look at one particular type of dinosaur and reveals the facts about these incredible creatures.
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  • Bravery in World War II (The National Archives)

    By Peter Hicks
    Authors:
    Peter Hicks
    Could you diffuse a bomb with only moments to act? Or save a pilot from a burning plane? Could you escape from a prisoner of war camp or act as a spy in enemy lands? That is exactly what the people in this book did! Beyond the Call of Duty gives accounts of outstanding bravery and courage in wartime. This title looks at members of the armed forces of World War II who risked their own lives to help others in frightening and dangerous situations. Find out how these heroic individuals acted under great pressure, how people were awarded for their bravery, and more about the events of the war they were fighting in. All these stories come from original source material held at The National Archives. Documents, images and records have been used to recreate each real-life act of courage. Accompanying each story are context panels that give more information about the events of World War II. Where people have been awarded for their act of bravery, the story is accompanied by a fact panel that gives details of the event, date and medal that they received.
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  • Banksy

    By Hettie Bingham
    Authors:
    Hettie Bingham
    Who is Banksy? One of the most famous street artists, he has managed to keep his identity a secret ever since his work first got noticed in the 1990s. He is known for his subversive stencil art that is often political and has a dark sense of humour. Today, he is world-famous, not only for his art, but also for his exhibitions, film work and books. Find out all there is to know about the man behind the pseudonym: what we know about Banksy's childhood, what inspires him and how he went from local graffiti artist to global fame. Have a go at the Banksy quiz and find out about his most famous artworks and stunts. A fantastic resources for biography based project work; full glossary and index included. Each title in the Real-life Stories series looks at a celebrity who is at the top of their game and the height of their career. We take a look at how they got to where they are today, what their daily life is like and where they are going next.
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  • Big Machines

    By Andrew Langley
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    Andrew Langley
    Impress your friends (and yourself) with just how much you know about big machines! Loads of facts and stats will bring the world of machines to life - from giant diggers, massive cranes and trains to supertankers and planes - this book will ensure you really do Know It All.Part of the series Know It All - there are eight books in this series covering everything from Cars and Knights to Inventions and Dangerous Animals.
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  • Brian Cox

    By Hettie Bingham
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    Hettie Bingham
    Brian Cox, star scientist! The professor of particle physics is probably best known for his hugely popular BBC programmes about our solar system and the universe. But did you know that he is also a member of the chart-topping pop group D:Ream?Find out about the TV professor and pop star: what inspires Brian, where he grew up, his interests, and his work in broadcasting and the world of science. Readers get a great close-up view of Brian Cox - from his early days as pop star to today - with interesting facts, fun trivia and quotes. Have a go at the Brian Cox quiz, find out about his heroes, and what he likes to do in his spare time. A fantastic resources for biography based project work; full glossary and index included. Each title in the Real-life Stories series looks at a celebrity who is at the top of their game and the height of their career. We take a look at how they got to where they are today, what their daily life is like and where they are going next.
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  • Bravery in World War I (The National Archives)

    By Peter Hicks
    Authors:
    Peter Hicks
    Could you shoot down an enemy plane, or help other soldiers when shells and gas were exploding around you? Could you act calmly when facing an enemy tank, or carry a wounded man across muddy ground and enemy gunfire? That is just what the people in this book did!Bravery in World War I gives accounts of members of the armed forces of who risked their own lives to help others in frightening and dangerous situations. Find out how these heroic individuals acted under great pressure, how people were awarded for their bravery, and more about the events of the war they were fighting in.Documents, images and records from The National Archives have been used to recreate each real-life act of courage.Context panels give more information about the events of the World Wars, and the reasons that people were put in dangerous situations.A great study guide for the events World War 1, bringing together real life experiences with explanations of key events and people of the First World War. 'A second thought' feature boxes ask readers to think again about the story they have read and aspects of it that would have required difficult and quick decision making.The Beyond the Call of Duty series remembers and records acts of great bravery in both World Wars. Other titles in the series look at the courage of people in the Second World War, of civilians and of animals in wartime.
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  • Big Machines

    By Annabelle Lynch
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    Annabelle Lynch
    Get reading all about big, noisy machines, from tractors to tip-up trucks in this new series of non-fiction readers.Leapfrog Learners offer fun facts in accessible text, perfect for building reading confidence.
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