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  • Poverty and Hunger

    By Louise Spilsbury, Hanane Kai
    Authors:
    Louise Spilsbury
    Illustrated by:
    Hanane Kai
    The Children in Our World picture book series helps children make sense of the larger issues and crises that dominate the news in a sensitive and appropriate manner. With relatable comparisons, carefully researched text and striking illustrations, children can begin to understand what poverty and hunger are, how they affect people in countries all over the world and how readers can help those affected. Where issues aren't appropriate to describe in words, award-winnning illustrator, Hanane Kai, uses striking and sensitive illustrations help children visualise the people and situations impacted by poverty and hunger with images that are suited to their age and disposition.The series forms an excellent cross-curricular resource that looks at refugees, war, poverty and racism, and this book is ideal for tying into discussions on food, wealth and current affairs.
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  • People's Planet

    By Anna Nilsen, Dave Smith
    Authors:
    Anna Nilsen
    Illustrated by:
    Dave Smith
    Are you ready to journey around the planet to find Dad, a journalist who has been kidnapped? Help Zak and Leah solve the puzzles and save him!Battle your way through ten scenes and solve the puzzles, from brain-busting maths conundrums to spot-the-difference. Prepare to take a tour through a Machu Picchu maze, go hunting with the Inuits, discover the tallest skyscrapers in the world, dig into a gold mine and explore the Great Wall of China. You'll discover lots about the way people live, work and play around the world. There are search and find challenges on every page.Puzzle Heroes is an interactive series of very fun, visually-led books containing an adventure or challenge on every page. There are plenty of search-and-find elements in the style of Where's Wally?, combined with topics of educational value, where fun facts help with the challenges. This gives plenty of opportunity to use the book as an extra learning tool - but ultimately the quests are fantastic fun, engrossing readers to the extent that they won't realise they are learning.
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    The Power of Advertising

    By Ruth Thomson
    Authors:
    Ruth Thomson
    This eye-catching book looks at the complex world of advertising from adverts of the past to the modern day. It examines how adverts work and how they affect our daily lives. Chapters explore the techniques of the industry, the power of pictures and when and why words matter. The book is a great primer on the world of advertising for children studying the form aged 10+. It also helps children develop critical thinking and debating skills and is a fantastic resource for art and design, business studies and those studying persuasive writing.
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    Photos First

    By Ruth Thomson
    Authors:
    Ruth Thomson
    Photos First brings together an inspiring collection of some of the world's most engaging and iconic photographs, spanning the history of photography. Divided into themes of portraits, nature, art and documentary photography, the book tells the stories behind memorable photographs, chosen for the vividness or importance of their subject matter, their pioneering technique or their historic significance. Discover photographs that are shocking, moving, dramatic or manipulative. Find out how the camera can tell a lie but can also reveal extraordinary truths. Included are photographs by Muybridge, Ansel Adams, Hockney, Gursky, Doisneau, Salgado and Martin Parr. Perfect for readers aged 12 and up.
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  • Potty Painters, Writers & other Barmy Artists

    By Adam Sutherland
    Authors:
    Adam Sutherland
    Discover all about the fascinating lives of some of the most unusual, quirky and eccentric characters in world history! Learn about the horror story writer who was afraid of the dark, find out why one famous artist paid workers to dig up a corpse, and how one of Britain's most famous authors managed to publish 80 books without writing a single word. 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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  • People That Changed The World

    By Ben Hubbard
    Authors:
    Ben Hubbard
    For thousands of years, humans and their actions have shaped our history. But some people have such a profound and at times devastating influence, 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 people - from discoverer Christopher Columbus who brought about a radical change to the face of the American continents, to Osama bin Laden who masterminded the devastating attacks of 9/11, which ushered in a new era of warfare and terrorism.Each of these 10 world-changing people is examined in detail - what were their circumstances; what turned them into a world-changing figure; what kind of a legacy have they left; and how is it still relevant to us today? Spanning a significant portion of human history, from the ancient world of Alexander the Great, to the age of discovery in the 15th century, the World Wars, and the end of Apartheid, this book not only examines the people themselves, but also places them in the context of other historical events and developments. It includes scientists, dictators, civil rights activists, terrorists and politicians.Perfect for course work and cross-curricular activities spanning history, politics and science; the book includes 10 further highly influential people, as well as a timeline that places them in the context of world history.
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  • Passenger

    By Alexandra Bracken
    Authors:
    Alexandra Bracken
    'Riveting. Romantic characters and an immense world with no end in sight' - Victoria AveyardNew York City, present dayIn one night, Etta Spencer is wrenched from everything she knows and loves. Thrown into an unfamiliar world, she can be certain of only one thing: she has travelled not just miles, but years from home.The Atlantic, 1776Captain Nicholas Carter is tasked with delivering Etta to the dangerous Ironwood family. They are searching for something - a stolen object they believe only she can reclaim. But Nicholas is drawn to his mysterious passenger, and the closer he gets to her, the further he is from freedom.The Edges of the WorldTogether, Etta and Nicholas embark on a perilous journey across centuries and continents, piecing together clues left behind by a desperate thief. But as Etta plays deeper into the Ironwoods' game, treacherous forces threaten to separate her not only from Nicholas, but from her path home - for ever.
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  • A Photographic View of Hospitals

    By Alex Woolf
    Authors:
    Alex Woolf
    Find out what life was like in Britain before the National Health Service was introduced in 1948? How has medicine progressed since the Victorian times? Starting in 1871, this book takes a look at how hospitals have changed and how scientific discoveries have improved health care for all.The Past in Pictures series gives a fascinating look at life in Britain through the photographs of The National Archives. It looks at past eras; at the way rich and poor families lived, the concept of holidays and leisure time for families and how the role of men, women and children from Victorian times, through two world wars, to modern Britain, have changed.
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  • A Photographic View of Holidays

    By Alex Woolf
    Authors:
    Alex Woolf
    Find out how the holidays of British families have changed dramatically in the past 150 years as foreign travel has become easier, cheaper and more accessible. What were holidays like for Victorian children? This book looks at family holidays through the ages, from days out in the countryside, to British seaside resorts and more modern destinations.The Past in Pictures series gives a fascinating look at life in Britain through the photographs of The National Archives. It looks at past eras; at the way rich and poor families lived, the concept of holidays and leisure time for families and how the role of men, women and children from Victorian times, through two world wars, to modern Britain, have changed.
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  • Parasaurolophyus and other Duck-billed and Beaked Herbivores

    By David West
    Authors:
    David West
    PARASAUROLOPHUS and other duck-billed and beaked herbivores.Included in the twelve dinosaurs featured are some of the strangest-looking beasts that ever roamed Earth. Many had mouths that ended in duck-like bills. Others had strange crests and horns sticking out from their heads. 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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  • A Photographic View of Crime and Punishment

    By Alex Woolf
    Authors:
    Alex Woolf
    Find out how society's treatment of people who break the law was transformed in Victorian times with the introduction of an organised police force. How has this affected criminal activity? Have the punishments given changed over the years? Starting in 1812, this book takes a look at how prisons, and the treatment of prisoners, have changed over the past 200 years.The Past in Pictures series gives a fascinating look at life in Britain through the photographs of The National Archives. It looks at past eras; at the way rich and poor families lived, the concept of holidays and leisure time for families and how the role of men, women and children from Victorian times, through two world wars, to modern Britain, have changed.
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  • Popcorn: People in History: Henry VIII

    By Stephen White-Thomson
    Authors:
    Stephen White-Thomson
    A fun and interactive beginners look at some of the most amazing people that have shaped history. This book tells the story of King Henry VIII. Find out what happened to his six wives, read about how his ship, the Mary Rose sank, and follow a simple activity to make a yeoman's pudding.
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  • Popcorn: People in History: Elizabeth I

    By Stephen White-Thomson
    Authors:
    Stephen White-Thomson
    A fun and interactive beginners' look at some of the most amazing people that have shaped history. This book tells the story of Queen Elizabeth I, the last of the Tudors. Find out about her long and exciting reign, read about the Spanish Armada and Drake's exploration of the world, and follow a simple activity to make a Tudor knot garden.
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  • Pastimes and Toys

    By Sarah Ridley
    Authors:
    Sarah Ridley
    Everyone has memories of the toys they played with and the pastimes they had when they were growing up. This book gives young children access to people's memories alongside photographs to help them build up a picture of the past. From teddy bears and construction toys to dressing up and playing outside young children can explore what has changed and what remains popular.The book is part of the 'Tell me what you remember' series, which explores changes in living memory through photographs and memories.
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  • Popcorn: History Corner: Tudors

    By Alice Harman
    Authors:
    Alice Harman
    A fun and interactive introduction to the amazing Tudor period, from Tudor kings and queens to home life, children, Tudor clothes and food, what the Tudors did for fun and where the Tudors lived. Famous Tudors are looked at and a fun, simple activity spread shows you how to make a Tudor rose.
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  • Pieter Bruegel the Elder

    By Damian Harvey, Yuliya Somina
    Authors:
    Damian Harvey
    Illustrated by:
    Yuliya Somina
    Pieter Bruegel, the greatest Flemmish painter of the 16th Century, developed a unique style of painting and created many masterpieces, often painting scenes of daily life.Discover the stories of people who have helped to shape history, ranging from early explorers such as Christopher Columbus to more modern figures like Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web.These chapter books combine historical fact with engaging narrative and humourous illustration, perfect for the newly independent reader.
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  • Pirates

    By Philip Steele
    Authors:
    Philip Steele
    Impress your friends (and yourself) with just how much you know about pirates! Loads of facts and stats will bring the world of pirates to life - from the ships they sailed and the treasure the stole to gruesome deaths and gory battles - and 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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  • Pirates

    By David West
    Authors:
    David West
    Introducing pirates! How much do you think you know about them? You may know that pirates had rules, but what were these rules called? Did pirates really buy their treasure? What did the famous pirate Blackbeard keep in his beard, and what was his real name? Well this book will tell you! A perfect introduction for kids who want to know what being a pirate was all about. Bit-sized facts mean you can dip into this book at random, or read it cover to cover. Part of the series Lots of Things You Want to Know About, four books that take a look at some of the most dangerous jobs...ever! Aimed at children aged 7+ these books combine large full colour illustrations and simple paragraphs of text to encourage children to read around these high-interest topics.
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  • A Photographic View of Home Life

    By Alex Woolf
    Authors:
    Alex Woolf
    Children will be able to see the homes people lived in, how they cooked, how they furnished and decorated their homes, and how they spent their leisure time. A fascinating journey depicted in photographs from Victorian times to present day.
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  • A Photographic View of Schools

    By Alex Woolf
    Authors:
    Alex Woolf
    We see what life was like for school children in the past. What lessons did they have, what did their classrooms look like and how did they dress? It raises questions about discipline and what was expected from children.
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