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  • Cool Stuff to Make With Paper

    By Stephanie Turnbull
    Authors:
    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
    Authors:
    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
    Authors:
    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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  • Cubism

    By Susie Brooks
    Authors:
    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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  • Create, Watch and Send

    By Heather Lyons, Dan Crisp, Alex Westgate
    Authors:
    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
    Authors:
    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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  • Computing and Coding in the Real World

    By Clive Gifford
    Authors:
    Clive Gifford
    Computing and Coding in the Real World looks at applied coding and the computation hidden in the world that surrounds us. Readers will learn how things work, from scanners at supermarket checkouts and distance sensors on cars to 3D printers. Features give practical activities for readers to try. These 'try at home' examples help reinforce learning and are not linked to specific software or operating systems. Real-world anecdotes from the world of information technology look at the forerunners of digital technology that have paved the way for coders today.Provides support to many teachers who are not subject specialists in this area and who can use this book for ideas, inspiration and materials. The book doesn't rely on a particular software/OS.Other titles in the Get Ahead in Computing series: Amazing Applications & Perfect Programs; Awesome Algorithms & Creative Coding; Great Games and Amazing Animation; Super Social Media and Awesome Online Safety; The Science of Computers; Web Page Design
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    Charlie the Choo-Choo

    By Beryl Evans, Ned Dameron
    Authors:
    Beryl Evans
    Illustrated by:
    Ned Dameron
    'If I were ever to write a children's book, it would be just like this!' Stephen KingEngineer Bob has a secret: his train engine, Charlie the Choo-Choo, is alive ... A children's book and future classic about friendship, loyalty and hard work. Fans of Stephen King's bestselling series will recognise Charlie, the Choo-Choo, adapted from a section of his novel The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands. The piece of art created by Ned Dameron for book three is now the cover image for this picture book.
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  • Chinese

    By Nancy Dickmann
    Authors:
    Nancy Dickmann
    This book takes a light-hearted look at the characters and creatures from the the Chinese mythological stories. These myths come from different cultural groups, and they include stories about how the world came to be, as well as folk tales and stories with a religious message. The stories are full of gods, monsters, animals, ghosts and nature spirits. The book is structured as a 'Who's Who' of the culture's myths and legends and has a gossipy, informal tone, allowing the characters' personalities to come through.The chapters begin with a spread featuring factfiles of two characters. Each of these has an "In His Own Words" section, where the character himself (or herself) gives fast facts such as parents, powers, crowning achievements, and "Not to be confused with...". This is followed by a myth re-relling, presented in a magazine-style, featuring the two characters. In total there are six spreads of fact files (12 characters total) and six different re-tellings.
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  • Castles and Cannons

    By Scoular Anderson
    Authors:
    Scoular Anderson
    It's never too early to find out about kings and queens, drawbridges and dungeons, and old castle toilets 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 the first castles were called motte and bailey castles? Or that there were holes above the castle gates called murder holes?Learn fascinating facts about life in a castle and how ancient castles were built and defended, in this brand new non fiction Early Reader from Scoular Anderson, with full colour illustrations on every page.
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    Caravan Fran

    By Cheryl Orsini, Cheryl Orsini
    Authors:
    Cheryl Orsini
    Illustrated by:
    Cheryl Orsini
    Three friends in Spring - Dave, Sam and Joe -with faithful caravan Fran in tow,were heading north for a holiday,off to the seashore, far away.Three friends have an unexpected adventure while on their way to the beach in Caravan Fran. When Fran hits a bump in the road, the friends' dog, Ray, tumbles out and falls in the creek. Sam jumps in to rescue Ray ... then Joe jumps in to rescue Ray AND Sam. Eventually they all make it safely to the seaside - just in time for dinner!A gorgeously illustrated celebration of holidays and friendship told in rhyming text.
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    Children Growing Up With War

    By Jenny Matthews
    Authors:
    Jenny Matthews
    Winner of the 2015 Social Justice Literature Award for Nonfiction Chapter Book and 2015 MEOC Middle East Book Award for Youth Non-Fiction. Journey to some of the world's conflict zones through the camera lens of photojournalist Jenny Matthews, as she captures the impact war has on children and their families. This book takes a very personal approach as Jenny recalls some of her most memorable assignments, and the people and children she encountered along the way.The book features photographs with a human and environmental message from some of the world's war-torn hotspots - with a focus on children. The photographs are structured around key themes relating to children's lives and their rights. The supporting text voices Jenny's reactions to what she has seen and gives information about how children have been affected by war in specific conflicts. It also relates the background to wars and conflicts, case studies, key child-related facts, a map and website links.
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  • The Celts and the Iron Age

    By Jen Green
    Authors:
    Jen Green
    What do you know about the Celts and the Iron Age? Explore the incredible history of Britain during these times and find out how people lived, worked, created and celebrated in this fascinating period in history. Bronze and iron tools, farming, Celtic tribes, warfare, the Roman invasion, society, and hill forts are all covered in this book along with quizzes and lots of facts. Craft activities support and enhance each section to bring what you've read to life. You can make: a chieftain's helmet, a celtic brooch, authentic oatcakes, a twisted torc, a sacrificial shield and a hill figure picture.Part of the series Discover Through Craft. Eight books that explore key curriculum topics using a mixture of activities, quizzes, facts and crafts. For children aged 7-9.
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  • Claude Monet

    By Susie Brooks
    Authors:
    Susie Brooks
    Inspiring Artists tells us what it is that makes some famous artists so important and memorable, not only in terms of their artistic legacy, but also as to their impact on the wider world. It explores their life and times through significant pieces of their art, looking at the work in terms of its context, from conflict (Goya), to festivities (Bruegel) to personal struggle (Van Gogh). Each work is also considered in terms of its style, technique and artistic innovation.Claude Monet (1840-1926) was one of the founders of Impressionism and a hugely successful artist in his own right. His bright, dappled paintings, which captured subjects as varied as seascapes, railways and his famous waterlilies, created a turning point in art and gave colour a new importance. Monet's innovations paved the way for artists as diverse as Wassily Kandinsky, Roy Lichtenstein and Joan Mitchell.
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  • Crazy Cars: Facts, Stats and Quizzes

    By Tracey Turner
    Authors:
    Tracey Turner
    Stat Attack is irresistible to fact fiends, providing A-Z lists, top tens, etc, and focusing on mind-boggling information about the subjects that really interest them. Fascinating lists are meticulously researched and backed up with supplementary information. The books lend themselves to statistic games and comparisons, and are illustrated in an infographic style.
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  • Claude Monet

    By Alix Wood
    Authors:
    Alix Wood
    Learn all about the life of Claude Monet, the founder of Impressionism? Discover who inspired him, what his most famous paintings are and how he invented a new style of painting.Great Artists introduces young readers to some of the world's great artists. The books feature easy-to-read text and some of the most famous examples of each artist's work, as well as photographs of places and people of importance.
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  • Creepy Crawlies

    By Paul Gamble, Paul Gamble
    Authors:
    Paul Gamble
    Illustrated by:
    Paul Gamble
    11 popular insects and arachnids feature in this step-by-step guide. Draw a slick scorpion, hone a hornet and caricature a centipede with professional guidance.Whether you can already draw really well or whether you think you can't, Paul Gamble's guides will help you create amazing cartoon-style illustrations of popular animals, superheroes, monsters and more. Once you've mastered these, you'll be inspired to create even more!Six books that will help children aged 6+ improve their art skills. The projects are specially designed to be easy for young readers to reproduce by building up simple lines and curves.
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  • Computer Networks

    By Clive Gifford
    Authors:
    Clive Gifford
    Computer Networks looks at how computer technology has changed the way we work, communicate, learn and have fun. Explore the World Wide Web, search engines, email, social media - all of which have become part of our everyday lives. The bright and engaging design guides readers with clear explanations of websites and webpages, search engines and email systems. Online security is key in digital learning and advice is included on staying safe online. Stretch Yourself features give practical activities for readers to try. These 'try at home' examples help reinforce learning and are not linked to specific software or operating systems. True Story features give real-world anecdotes from the world of information technology. Computer Hero features look at the forerunners of digital technology that have paved the way for scientists today.Other titles in the Get Ahead in Computing series: Awesome Algorithms & Creative Coding, Amazing Applications & Perfect Programs, and Computer Networks.
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  • Civilian Bravery in the World Wars (The National Archives)

    By Peter Hicks
    Authors:
    Peter Hicks
    Could you pull a man from a burning building during a bombing raid? Or lead a hospital column through mountains in the freezing cold? Could you dig a survivor from a wrecked building, or drive an ambulance full of wounded through heavy shelling? That is just what the people in this book did! Civilian Bravery in the World Wars looks at ordinary individuals who have acted with outstanding bravery and courage in wartime. These people risked their own lives to help others in frightening and dangerous situations. 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 of the World Wars and how warfare began to affect ordinary civilians for the first time. Ideal for tying in with the centenary of World War 1.'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 armed forces, and of animals in wartime.
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