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  • The Home Front

    By John C. Miles
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    John C. Miles
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    How to Build Your Own Country

    By Valerie Wyatt
    Authors:
    Valerie Wyatt
    For the next generation of world leaders, this is an excellent resource for children aged 9+ who are curious about the world and the rules that govern each of us. Tired of people always telling you what to do? Why not start your own country? The Kingdom of Jack! The Federal Republic of Grace! Let this book be your guide to starting a nation from scratch. An excellent resource for the secondary citizenship curriculum to support learning about UK government and political systems.Contents: STEP 1: Stake Out Your Identity; Naming Your Country; Finding a Population; Designing a Flag and Choosing a Motto; Writing a National Anthem; STEP 2: Run the Country; Setting up a Government; Holding Elections; Writing a Constitution; Making the Laws; Serving Your Citizens; Making Money; Taking a Holiday; STEP 3: Meet the Neighbours; Who's Who?; Keeping the Peace; Put It All Together and You Get
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  • Horrid Humans: Facts, Stats and Quizzes

    By Tracey Turner
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    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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  • Horned Dinosaurs

    By David West
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    David West
    Professor Pete knows lots about all sorts of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals. Learn all about horned dinosaurs from pronouncing their difficult names to facts about their weight, what they eat, how fast they can run and where they used to live in the world. Children will soon become dinosaur experts.Following the same style as Nora the Naturalist's Animals and Safari Sam's Wild Animals, Professor Pete's Prehistoric Animals are brilliant introductory books for young readers aged 5+ in the high-interest area of dinosaurs.
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  • Hill Forts

    By John Malam
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    John Malam
    Get ready for a prehistoric adventure! Our first stop is intimidating Maiden Castle: shaped like the coil of a giant snake, Britain's largest hill fort is the size of 26 football pitches! Britain is brimming with these battle-worn hill forts, and exploring them can tell us about the culture, society, technology and enemies of their builders. It's time to get out your magnifying glass and examine the real evidence that archaeologists have discovered, from Iron Age coins to stockpiles of ancient weaponry!Hill forts are tremendous landmarks holding their ancient ground at many sites across the British Isles. Not only do they show the great skill and ingenuity of Iron Age man, but they hold ancient evidence of their way of life. It's time to take a closer look at these Iron Age fortifications - sculpted into the landscape by our ancient ancestors - and the evidence that tells us how they were built and why, and how they were used. Learn about Maiden Castle, Danebury, Crickley Hill and many more hill forts and Iron Age sites that can be found across Britain and give evidence of the lives of prehistoric people. There are four titles in the Prehistoric Adventures series, looking at stone circles, ancient settlements, burial places and hill forts.
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  • Here Come the Dinosaurs

    By Pat-a-Cake, Hilli Kushnir
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    Pat-a-Cake
    Illustrated by:
    Hilli Kushnir
    Clap hands and play with this brand new range of exciting toddler touch-and-feel books!Here Come the Dinosaurs is a playful touch-and-feel book, full of energy, fun and of course, lots of fantastic dinosaur friends! Toddlers will laugh, shout, clap their hands and join in the fun as the simple text encourages them to point, count, match and talk about the fearsome (and friendly!) dinosaurs playing on every page. With textures to feel on every page and a big, fold-out surprise at the end, everyone will want to clap hands for the dinosaurs! Also available: Here Come the Monkeys, Here Come the Kittens, Here Come the Puppies
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    A History of Britain Through Art

    By Jillian Powell
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    Jillian Powell
    This book discusses the history of Britain, from ancient settlements right up to our own times. Some of the pictures show momentous events such as the invasion of England by William the Conqueror or the Battle of Britain, which has shaped the history of the country. Other pictures reflect the life of a nation, such as the splendid architecture of a medieval cathedral, the Fire of London and travel in a Victorian omnibus. This approach provides an insight into the history of Britain as seen through the eyes of artists.
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  • Heinz

    By Cath Senker
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    Cath Senker
    This title takes an in-depth look at Heinz and the business behind one of the most well-known and exciting food brands today. Beginning with a single product, horseradish sauce, Heinz has become a multi-national brand boasting many household products, including those favourites Baked Beans and Tomato Ketchup. We cover how Heinz came into being, the successes and failures over the years, key facts about the industry and their impact on the global market. Readers will learn about branding and the business world with Business Matters features. Each one looks at a different aspect of business and explains it in a clear and concise way for young readers to follow. Key features give information about the Brains Behind the Brand, bringing to the forefront those who run Heinz today and those who have helped build the business in the past. Ideal for budding young entrepreneurs with an eye for opportunity! A brilliant read for readers keen to find out how the business behind the brand works. Other titles in the series include; Manchester United, YouTube, Virgin, Topshop and ASOS.
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    Heartsong

    By Kevin Crossley-Holland, Jane Ray
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    Kevin Crossley-Holland
    Illustrated by:
    Jane Ray
    An orphan with no voice but an extraordinary musical gift. A man of music who discovers her gift. Heartsong is a spellbinding tale about the healing power of music, set against the mystery and beauty of Venice."Destined to be a future classic" Manchester Evening News"This is a spectacular book... a quiet, heart-soaring triumph" Big Issue"A very special present for music-loving readers" The TimesAbandoned at the orphanage in Venice as a baby, Laura has never spoken. Her life is transformed when the composer Vivaldi unlocks her passion for music. The seasons turn, dark turns to light and miracles happen.Carnegie award-winning author Kevin Crossley-Holland makes every word a master stroke. This short novel is exquisitely illustrated by acclaimed artist Jane Ray. Her work is inspired by Vivaldi's Four Seasons and the real girls and boys who lived and laughed and worked in the Venetian orphanage.
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  • A Heroic History of Gladiators and Ancient Warriors

    By Rachel Minay
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    Rachel Minay
    Blast Through the Past takes a look at some of the weird jobs people in the past had to do and the skills they needed to order to explore new lands, win battles or make amazing breakthroughs in science. Get under the skin of the most famous and infamous, the cleverest and some of the the barmiest people who have shaped history.Take a chronological look at a whole host of ancient warriors. From the earliest civilisations of ancient Sumer, to the seafaring exploits of the Vikings, blast around the world visiting the fighting pharaohs, the fearless Spartans, the ruthless Romans and their love of Gladiators entertaining them in staged battles, the bloodthirsty Mayans and more. Discover if you would have had what it takes to be a legionnaire, a wild celtic warrior or even be as successful a leader as Alexander the Great!Blast Through the Past is a series aimed at children aged 8+.
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  • Helicopters

    By Tim Cooke
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    Tim Cooke
    Helicopters can deliver soldiers or supplies where no other transportation can. This makes them key on remote battlefields. Choppers carry special forces into warzones, perform search and rescue, and carry out reconnaissance. They also pack a punch: Helicopter gunships carry a fearsome load of guns, bombs and missiles. Find out about leading helicopters from around the world - including their technical specifications.Learn about the history of military helicopters - from their first use, through incredible developments in technology, right up to the latest, cleverset 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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    How To Make A Human Out Of Soup

    By Tracey Turner, Sally Kindberg
    Authors:
    Tracey Turner
    Illustrated by:
    Sally Kindberg
    * How did human beings evolve?* How did life on Earth begin?* What are fossils?* What are genes?* Why do creatures become extinct?Prepare to boggle your mind as we try to answer some of the most important and amazing questions ever asked. Bring a packed lunch, and don't forget your time machine because we'll be doing a fair bit of time-travelling. Some protective clothing might be a good idea too, to cope with all the exploding volcanoes and meteorites. We'll be examining green slime (for a few billion years), popping in on the dinosaurs, meeting some of the strangest animals that ever lived, and saying hello to some close relatives you never knew you had. Welcome to the story of human evolution!
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  • Halloween

    By Annalees Lim
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    Annalees Lim
    Celebrate Halloween with easy, fun and exciting crafts! In easy-to-follow, step-by-step instruction it shows children how to snip, stick and sprinkle their way through the festive season, and make some brilliant decorations and gifts along the way.Learn how to make Halloween decorations such as a clay pumpkin, spookily brilliant zombie finger puppets and a black cat lantern, plus lots more amazing Halloween ideas!Using readily available, seasonally related 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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  • Hidden Animals

    A modern twist on a childhood favourite - rediscover your love of colouring with this stunning new range of colouring books for all ages. With 32 pages of mandalas, birds and butterflies ready to colour, discover the hidden beauty of the natural world.Key scenes are partially coloured to inspire creativity. The perfect way to practice mindfulness and let your inner artist glow.
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  • The Home Front

    By Ann Kramer
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    Ann Kramer
    World War Two is a series of fact-packed books on key aspects of the Second World War. Each title offers an appealing, magazine-style design and contains readable narrative text plus panels focusing on personalities, events, weapons, documents and other background information. Also included are mini timelines that highlight the dates of important events to keep a clear chronological picture in readers' minds.The Home Front offers a look at what life was like for civilians in different countries during the war. Blackouts, rationing, evacuation of children, surviving aerial bombardment and the importance of propaganda are all covered.
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    Hiroshima

    By Clive A Lawton
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    Clive A Lawton
    Hiroshima tells the story behind the first atomic bomb - its secret development, the many scientists involved, the political pressures and the immediate and long-term effects on the people of Hiroshima. It also examines the impact of nuclear power on the world after 1945 and up to the present day.
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  • Holocaust

    By Simon Adams
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    Simon Adams
    World War Two is a series of fact-packed books on key aspects of the Second World War. Each title offers an appealing, magazine-style design and contains readable narrative text plus panels focusing on personalities, events, weapons, documents and other background information. Also included are mini timelines that highlight the dates of important events to keep a clear chronological picture in readers' minds.Holocaust chronicles the mass murder of six million people by the Nazis - from prejudice and repression in Nazi Germany before the war to 'The final solution to the Jewish question' and the extermination camps at Auschwitz and elsewhere, through to rescue and liberation by Allied forces in 1945.
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  • Horrid Henry's Space

    By Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
    Authors:
    Francesca Simon
    Illustrated by:
    Tony Ross
    From multi-million-copy selling author Francesca Simon, and David Walliams' illustrator, Tony Ross, comes the intriguing tenth Horrid Henry's Factbook about all things outer space. What sound does the sun make? How long would it take to travel there in a car? And how do astronauts go to the toilet? Bursting with out-of-this-world facts and cosmic trivia, this is the perfect guide to everything a Horrid Henry fan has ever wanted to know about outer space, ideal for budding scientists and astronauts and Henry fanatics alike. Readers can surprise and awe their family and friends with amazing new knowledge!
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  • Health and Fitness

    By Stephanie Turnbull
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    Stephanie Turnbull
    A fun and funky magazine-style book that is packed full of tips on how to make the most of what you've got! Style secrets and advice for fun ways to get fit - all without spending a fortune. Health and Fitness is all about eating and drinking the right things to keep you healthy on the inside and encourages you to get out there and enjoy sports, games and other activities so you'll feel good on the outside and above all be confident in your own skin.Smart Girls is a series aimed at girls aged 9+ as they grow from tweens to teens. Full of inspirational ideas, there's something in these books for any girl.
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  • Hurricane Disasters

    By John Hawkins
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    John Hawkins
    Hurricane disasters are terrible occurrences and a source of fear and fascination for many people. They are often devastating and can kill hundreds of people at a time. Many people have lost their lives over the years to hurricanes, and violent storms. Hurricane Disasters first explores what a hurricane is and the set of circumstances that occur in the natural world that create these superstorms. Some famous hurricane disasters are then explored in detail, explaining how, why and when some of the world's biggest and most famous hurricanes occurred. Focussing on famous hurricanes from the 1900s onwards this book explores in depth the terrible and devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina, which destroyed much of New Orleans, Louisiana in 2005. It also looks at other storms such as hurricane Ike that devastated Haiti in 2008 and a terrible storm in 1900 that killed thousands in texas. The factors that contributed to each of these disasters are examined in detail and make for compelling reading.Part of a series of 6 books, Catastrophe! uses historical reports, eyewitness accounts and expert opinions to explore incredible natural and man-made disasters.Suitable for KS2-3 these are excellent reference books for teachers and students.
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