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  • Impressionism

    By Susie Brooks
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    Susie Brooks
    When the Impressionists first started exhibiting, they shocked the world with their bold brushstrokes and compositions and their adventurous use of colour. Today, over 150 years later, Impressionism is celebrated as an international success story, making artists such as Monet, Renoir and Degas household names. 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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  • In Engineering and Industry

    By Paul Mason, Mark Ruffle
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    Paul Mason
    Illustrated by:
    Mark Ruffle
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  • In the Rainforest

    By Paul Mason, Mark Ruffle
    Authors:
    Paul Mason
    Illustrated by:
    Mark Ruffle
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  • Italian 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 Italian supercar marques on the planet. Featured inside are: FERRARI 488GTB/F12 BERLINETTA/LAFERRARI, LAMBORGHINI CENTENARIO/HURACÁN LP 610-4/VENENO ROADSTER, MASERATI GRANTURISMO MC STRADALE 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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  • In the Air

    By John C. Miles
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    John C. Miles
    A look at the heroic fighting forces of the Second World WarHow did the forces that fought in the air affect the outcome of the Second World War? This book explores the units who battled it out to win supremacy in the skies during the Second World War, from the Luftwaffe and RAF, to the Japanese Kamikaze squadrons. Along the way, readers will discover the key battles, tactics and weapons that helped the Allies to victory. The Fighting Forces of the Second World War is a must-read for all young military buffs, who enjoy poring over the tactics, uniforms, weapons, special equipment and much more of the heroic fighting forces who waged the Second World War. Key battles and notable events, told chronologically, provide a useful solid historical structure and offer key learning, while the single-topic approach allows easy comparison between the different sides. A great series for readers aged 11 and up.
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  • In the Human Body

    By Paul Mason, Mark Ruffle
    Authors:
    Paul Mason
    Illustrated by:
    Mark Ruffle
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  • In Outer Space

    By Paul Mason, Mark Ruffle
    Authors:
    Paul Mason
    Illustrated by:
    Mark Ruffle
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    I Love My Dinosaur

    By Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
    Authors:
    Giles Andreae
    Illustrated by:
    Emma Dodd
    There are many different types of families. But none so unusual as this one - it includes a dinosaur!It's not every day that a dinosaur takes up residence! It's lots of fun because Dinosaur loves to join in. He loves to bake and paint, he adores singing and skipping, and he thinks school is great. But dinosaurs are different. For one thing they are very big and sometimes very clumsy, so wherever Dinosaur goes chaos is sure to follow . . .A warm and funny story about the most unconventional of friendships, from the author of international bestseller, Giraffes Can't Dance.Also in the series:I Love My Mummy Winner of the Booktrust Early Years AwardI Love My Daddy A Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller
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  • The Inner Planets

    By Mary-Jane Wilkins
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    Mary-Jane Wilkins
    Find out about the four plants nearest to the Sun: Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars. Discover what these planets are like, which has the most moons and which spacecraft have visited them. The Our Solar System series of books explore the topic of space and are specially written for younger readers. With stunning photographs and explanatory artwork, the books are the perfect introduction to our solar system. Other titles in the series: Asteroids, Comets and Meteors; Earth; The Moon; The Outer Planets and The Sun
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  • A is for Art

    By Paul Thurlby
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    Paul Thurlby
    A beautiful and informative alphabet book created in association with the National Galley - perfect for children and adults alike.See the sights of the National Gallery as never before - through the eyes of award-winning illustrator Paul Thurlby. From Da Vinci to Monet, from medieval masters to the French Impressionists, come on a inspiring tour of one of the world's most-visited museums. Enjoy masterpieces like Van Gogh's Sunflowers and Constable's The Hay Wain as well discovering some lesser known gems. This unique book is packed to bursting with the world's greatest paintings and the stories behind them.Praise for Paul Thurlby's Numbers: 'Stunning collection.' Guardian'Paul Thurlby's prints are so ludicrously beautiful that I am seriously tempted to blow the budget, order the whole lot and paper a wall with them.' India Knight, journalist and author
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  • Indian

    By Nancy Dickmann
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    Nancy Dickmann
    This book takes a light-hearted look at the characters and creatures from the Hindu mythological stories. The stories involve a huge cast of characters, including gods, mortals, demons and even animals. They often have themes of good triumphing over evil, or explaining how things are created or destroyed. The book is structured as a 'Who's Who' of the culture's myths and legends and has an 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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    The International Space Station

    By Clive Gifford, Dan Schlitzkus
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    Clive Gifford
    Illustrated by:
    Dan Schlitzkus
    What is the space station and how did it get into space? How do astronauts get there and what do they do once they're there? How do astronauts eat, sleep, or even breathe, in space? This book answers all of these questions and more. Find out what it takes to become an astronaut and about the essential science experiments that are being carried out there. What effect does living in space have on the human body, from making you taller to losing your muscles because of zero gravity. If everything floats, then how can you go to the toilet and where does your wee and poo go? There's no bath or shower on the space station, so astronauts clean themselves with towels made damp by adding a little soapy water from a sealed pouch or by using special wet wipes each sealed in foil and containing disinfectant. Uncover all of these fascinating facts in this beautifully illustrated and fun book for children. Written to inspire a new generation of astronauts, Clive's detailed and fact-filled text will make you think you've visited the space station yourself. Fully illustrated by self-confessed space geek illustrator, Dan Schlitzkus, the illustrations are technically accurate and provide true representations of the mechanics, modules and equipment on board the ISS.
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  • Iron Age

    By Moira Butterfield
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    Moira Butterfield
    Iron Age offers a look at life in Britain in the centuries before the Romans arrived including Celtic society and customs, allowing young readers to imagine themselves taking part in Iron Age life.Britain in the Past aims to give younger children an understanding of everyday life in Britain for both rich and poor through fact-filled text, exciting illustrations and photographs of artefacts and re-enactors. Feature boxes, maps and lists complete the picture. Perfect for readers aged 7 and up.
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  • Ideas That Changed The World

    By Cath Senker
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    Cath Senker
    For thousands of years, humans and their innovations have shaped our history. But some inventions and discoveries are so profound, they not only change the course of history, they also manage to leave a legacy so powerful, it can be called world-changing. This book looks at 10 of these ideas - from the invention of the wheel which brought about a radical change in travel, craftsmanship and manufacture, to anaesthetics, which ushered in a new era of medical care.Each of the 10 world-changing ideas is examined in detail - what were the circumstances; who was involved and why; what kind of a legacy has it left; and how is it still relevant to us today? The ideas range from inventions such as the printing press and the personal computer, to scientific breakthroughs such as anaesthetics and engineering feats including the steam engine.Spanning a significant portion of human history, the ancient civilisations in 3500 BCE, to 15th-century Europe, the Industrial Revolution and the digital era, this book not only examines the ideas themselves, but also places them in the context of other historical events and developments. Perfect for course work and cross-curricular activities spanning history, politics and science; the book includes 10 further momentous ideas, as well as a timeline that places them in the context of world history.
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    If

    By David J. Smith
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    David J. Smith
    'If the Sun were the size of a grapefruit, Earth would be the size of a grain of salt. Even the largest planet, Jupiter, would be only as big as a large pea.'Some things are so big or so old that it's hard to wrap your mind around them. In If, we look at these hard-to-imagine objects and events and compare them to things we can instantly see, feel and touch. It is wonderful new way of seeing the world and is a fascinating way of understanding numbers and big ideas for children aged 8 and upwards.The author, David J Smith has found ingenious ways of scaling down everything from time lines (the history of the Earth is compressed into a single year!), to quantitites (all the wealth in the world is divided into one hundred coins), to size differences (the planets are shown as different-sized balls). Each description is beautifully illustrated to reinforce the concept in a child's mind.By reducing everything to human scale, the big ideas and concepts are easier to grasp and, therefore, more meaningful. This fact-filled book is for children who love to be wowed by exciting new facts, figures, stats and information. It is also the perfect vehicle for visual learners, since it's 'infographic' approach makes information easier to understand through imagery.As well as being an excellent read for pleasure, If is also an amazing classroom resource that can be reached for again and again when studying scale and measurement in maths, but also has many applications for the study of space or the earth in science and geography, social studies and PSHE.For those who want to delve deeper, thre are 6 suggestions for practical projects at the back of the book as well as a full page of resource information.Covers topics as diverse as: evolution of man and early life forms, time line of the last 3000 years in history, inventions through the ages, continents, water, energy and population.
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    The Indus Valley

    By Claudia Martin
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    Claudia Martin
    How were the cities of the Indus Valley built? What were homes like? What food did people eat? What gods were worshipped? This book helps children at Key Stage 2 discover the answers to these and other fascinating questions. It also recommends sites on the Internet and sources in your local library where you can find out more about the Indus Valley. The detective shows readers how to create your own project about daily life in Mohenjo-Daro, make Indus Valley-style figurine and interview the rulers of the Indus Valley. Packed with fascinating information, The History Detective Investigates series inspires children's curiosity to find out more about the past. A great tool for readers age 8+ or teachers looking for books to support the new curriculum for 2014.
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  • Inventions

    By James Nixon
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    James Nixon
    Impress your friends (and yourself) with just how much you know about Inventions! From the invention of the wheel to cars, phones, computers, plastics and millions of other inventions - these have all helped to shape our world. This book explores some of the key inventions throughout the ages and explains the ideas and technology behind them. Read this book to 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 Pirates to Knights and Dangerous Animals.
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  • Indus Valley

    By Anita Ganeri
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    Anita Ganeri
    Each book in Great Civilisations approaches its subject through a scene-setting spread Who/where were the... then introduces the achievements of the chosen civilisation through 12 structures or objects, each of which illustrates a key aspect or theme. Writing, architecture, industry, warfare, transport and learning are all covered in the same simple, colourful and engaging way. Fact boxes and panels present incidental information and point the reader to the importance of parallel developments in other parts of the world.Indus Valley offers a look at one of the most important ancient civilisations. Through structures as complex and magnificent as the Great Bath at Mohenjo Daro or as simple as a steatite seal or a pot, readers gain a picture of who was whom in the ancient Indus Valley and how the civilisation in which they lived really worked.
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  • Inventions

    By Moira Butterfield
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    Moira Butterfield
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  • Invasion and Settlement

    By Nicola Barber
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    Nicola Barber
    The Viking Life series explores the everyday lives of people who lived during the Viking era. This title looks at Viking invasion and settlement, describing how far Viking travels extended and how the Vikings attacked, fought against or traded with the people they encountered.
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