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  • The Fact or Fiction Behind Science

    By Paul Harrison
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    Paul Harrison
    Truth or Busted Science explores popular myths and legends about the world of science, inventions and discoveries in a light and humorous way that kids will find simply unputdownable. Statements like, 'Sneeze with your eyes open and they will pop out' or 'A black hole in our galaxy will eventually destroy the Earth' are examined as well as where the ideas came from, whether they have any basis in truth, or whether they are simply folklore, myths or legends. Each statement is given a TRUTH or BUSTED evaluation.
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    Finders Peepers - Photo Puzzle Fun

    By Ruth And Neil Thomson
    Authors:
    Ruth And Neil Thomson
    This fantastically colourful book contains 10 search-and-find photographic puzzles to share with young children of 3 and older. It offers a unique opportunity for spending quality time with children, having lots of fun looking and talking but also helping them to learn. Each puzzle takes a different busy, familiar scene, beautifully laid out and photographed. These include a toy cupboard, a sewing drawer, a teddy bear's picnic, a traffic jam, a sky full of planes, a masked theatre show, fish, minibeasts and big animals. Questions are carefully placed on each page - how many? what colour? what shape? what size? where is it? which do you prefer? - which are designed to build young children's skills from early counting, number and sorting skills to visual literacy, vocabulary and communication skills. An introduction at the front of the book suggests how to make the most of sharing the book with a child, whilst there are ideas for further activities at the back.
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  • The Fact or Fiction Behind Pirates

    By Adam Sutherland
    Authors:
    Adam Sutherland
    Truth or Busted's Pirates title explores popular myths and legends, sayings and notions about pirates in a fascinating way that kids will find unputdownable! Such statements as 'Pirates made their victims walk the plank' or 'Pirates carried treasure maps' are examined, as well as where the ideas originally came from, whether they have any basis in truth, or whether they are simply myths. Each statement is given a TRUTH or BUSTED evaluation. Truth or Busted: Pirates is a swashbuckling great read for kids who love anything piratical!
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  • The Fact or Fiction Behind Animals

    By Paul Mason
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    Paul Mason
    Truth or Busted's Animals title explores popular myths and legends about the animal kingdom in a light and humorous way that kids will find unputdownable. Such statements as 'Goldfish only a have 3-second memory' or 'Cow farts are destroying the Earth' are examined as well as where the ideas came, whether they have any basis in truth, or whether they are simply folklore, myths or legends. Each statement is given a TRUTH or BUSTED evaluation.
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  • The Fact or Fiction Behind London

    By Adam Sutherland
    Authors:
    Adam Sutherland
    This book will teach you how NOT to be a sucker ...! And find out if the following phrases are true or not:* Beefeaters got their name from eating lots of beef* You're never more than 10 feet from a rat* The London Underground runs mainly overground* The Demon Barber of Fleet Street made his victims into piesWould you Adam and Eve it? Truth or Busted looks at the facts about London, explodes the urban myths and legends, and reveals loads of fascinating stuff about the great city of London and its infamous people ...
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  • The Fact or Fiction Behind the Egyptians

    By Kay Barnham
    Authors:
    Kay Barnham
    True or false?Pharoahs never let their hair downCleopatra died from a snake-biteAncient Egyptians snacked on hedgehogsMummies were used as medicine!Explore the myths and legends surrounding the fascinating world of ancient Egypt. Dig deep to uncover the fact or fiction behind mummification, pyramid-building and hieroglyphics, as well as fascinating pharaohs and exotic empresses!The Truth or Busted series explores the fact or fiction behind stuff you THINK you know in a tongue-in-cheek, humorous way that kids will find unputdownable!
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  • Football

    Find out how to perfect your skills, from dribbling and passing to scoring and saving goals, play competitively for a club and expand your abilities into captaining a team. Whether you're new to football or looking to develop your skills, this book will tell you everything you need to know, from finding out what are the best things about being able to play football well to discovering what it takes to become a champion footballer.Discover advice from experts and top tips on how to improve, plus a quiz so you can find out how mad about football you really are!The Mad About series of books helps children age 8+ perfect a variety of hobbies and skills, from art and cartoons to football and gymnastics.
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    The Fact or Fiction Behind Battles and Wars

    By Kay Barnham
    Authors:
    Kay Barnham
    True or false?Ancient Greek armies were squareElephants were excellent warriorsMaori warriors danced on the battlefieldHitler wanted to blow up the Eiffel TowerExplore the facts behind some of the most famous conflicts in history, blow the myths and legends wide open, and uncover loads of mind-blowing and downright bizarre stuff about battles through the ages...The Truth or Busted series explores the fact or fiction behind stuff you THINK you know in a tongue-in-cheek, humorous way that kids will find unputdownable!
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  • Fabulous Fashion

    A modern twist on a childhood favourite - rediscover your love of colouring with this stunning new range of colouring books for all ages. Let your imagination run wild as you create colourful prints, patterns and accessories worthy of the most fashionable catwalk.Key scenes are partially coloured to inspire creativity. The perfect way to practice mindfulness and let your inner artist glow.
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  • Fairgrounds

    By Jane Bingham
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    Jane Bingham
    Welcome to the world of fairgrounds! Learn about the history of fairgrounds around the world, their art and music, and the people who run them. Find out about the science behind fairground rides, read an interview with a girl who grew up in a showman community, make your own fairground ride and discover amazing fairground facts and stats.
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  • The Fact or Fiction Behind Football

    By Adam Sutherland
    Authors:
    Adam Sutherland
    This fact-filled book takes popular notions and ideas about football and examines where the myth came from, how or why it has become well known, and finally whether it really is true or false! It looks at statements like: 'World War One was stopped for a game of football' or 'A player was murdered for scoring an own goal'. Each statement is evaluated and then awarded a Truth or Busted stamp at the end of each entry. The title also has fascinating features such as highest transfer fees around the world or cool David Beckham facts, as well as a mini quiz on football teams and their grounds!
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  • The Fact or Fiction Behind Human Bodies

    By Paul Mason
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    Paul Mason
    Truth or Busted: Human Bodies takes popular notions and ideas about our bodies and examines where the idea came from, how or why it has become well known, and finally whether it really is true or false. This laugh-out-loud book looks at statements like: 'Sitting too close to the TV will damage your eyes' or 'A human bone is 4 times stronger than concrete'. Each statement is evaluated and then awarded a Truth or Busted stamp at the end of each entry.
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    Football Joke Book

    By Clive Gifford, Alan Rowe
    Authors:
    Clive Gifford
    Illustrated by:
    Alan Rowe
    Have a laugh with this fantastically hilarious collection of football jokes. With puns, one liners, visual gags and plays on words, this book will have your friends, family and even pets laughing! Hilarious illustrations add to the fun. Contains over 100 good clean jokes for all the family to enjoy.
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  • The Fact or Fiction Behind Urban Myths

    By Paul Mason
    Authors:
    Paul Mason
    Truth or Busted's Urban Myths title explores popular myths and legends, sayings and notions in a light and humorous way that kids will find unputdownable. Such statements as 'You can get sucked down an aeroplane loo!' or 'Your fingernails keep growing after you die!' are examined, as well as where the ideas came from, whether they have any basis in truth, or whether they are simply myths. Each statement is given a TRUTH or BUSTED evaluation.
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  • The Fact or Fiction Behind Survival Skills

    By Kay Barnham
    Authors:
    Kay Barnham
    Truth or Busted: Survival Skills takes popular notions and ideas about how to survive in urban and wilderness environments and examines where the ideas came from, how or why they have become well known, and finally whether they are really true or false! This hilarious book looks at statements like: 'You can drink your own wee to survive!' or 'Cows are more deadly than great white sharks!' Each statement is evaluated and then awarded a Truth or Busted stamp at the end of each entry.
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  • Fishing

    By Martin Ford
    Authors:
    Martin Ford
    Using step-by-step photographs, this book will show you how to prepare your tackle, the different fishing techniques that you can try and the best places to go fishing - in fact, everything you need to know to catch that fish!
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  • The Funny Food Joke Book

    By Sean Connolly, Kay Barnham
    Authors:
    Sean Connolly, Kay Barnham
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  • The Fact or Fiction Behind History

    By Kay Barnham
    Authors:
    Kay Barnham
    Truth or Busted's History title explores popular myths and legends about world history in a light and humorous way that kids will find unputdownable. Such statements as 'George Washington had wooden teeth' or 'Thomas Crapper invented the flushing toilet' are examined as well as where the ideas came, whether they have any basis in truth, or whether they can be consigned to folklore. Each statement is given a TRUTH or BUSTED evaluation.
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