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  • Get in Shape

    By Rob Colson
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    Rob Colson
    What is the most perfect sphere known in nature? What is pi? Why were the Great Pyramids built in that shape? Find out the answers to these questions and many more in this book about the shapes that are all around us. Once you've read all about shapes, have a go at the fun quizzes which test your knowledge.The book is part of the Maths is Everywhere series, which demystifies all aspects of maths and shows how it relates to your everyday world with fun, colourful graphics. These are fantastic books for children aged nine plus who are studying maths, or for anyone who wants to get to grips with maths in a fun way.
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  • Georges Seurat

    By Iain Zaczek
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    Iain Zaczek
    This title looks at the life and works of Georges Seurat, including an examination of paintings such as Bathers at Asnieres, Circus Sideshow, Young Woman Powdering Herself, Le Chahut, A Sunday Afternoon on La Grande Jatte, The Circus and The 'Maria', Honfleur. It looks at the techniques and colour palette that Seurat used in these works, encouraging readers to look more closely at the interesting elements of each painting. It also includes a timeline of his life, information on museums and galleries where his work is currently displayed and a chance for readers to use what they have learned to make their own painting in the style of Georges Seurat.
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  • Get Into: Photography

    By Suzie Hubbard
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    Suzie Hubbard
    Learn photography from scratch and take amazing pictures! Simple hints, tips and tricks help you to master ten different subjects, from portraits to reflections and even night-time light graffiti! Each project will introduce a new concept for you to think about, like composition and storytelling. Don't worry if you don't have a fancy camera - a simple compact or cameraphone is all you need!The Get Into series is designed to get kids excited about being creative. Fun, easy to follow and with colourful illustrations and photography, each book is a comprehensive introduction to a popular hobby. Other titles available: Sewing, Gardening, Baking, Drawing, Knitting.
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  • The Great Art Activity Book

    By Paul Thurlby
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    Paul Thurlby
    Get creative with one of the world's most-visited museums and discover more about masterpieces and the stories behind them.This wonderful activity book will help bring the paintings to life in fun and interesting ways. It's a fantastic platform for children developing a lifelong love of art as well as their creative skills.Created in consultation with the National Gallery, this engaging book introduces children to one of the richest collections of paintings in the world, including famous works by the greatest painters - Rembrandt, Rubens, Velázquez, Degas and many others - and masterpieces by less familiar artists. 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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  • Gardening

    By Judith Heneghan
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    Judith Heneghan
    Learn how to grow beautiful plants and delicious food! Simple step-by-step instructions and illustrations show you how to plant and care for ten different plants, from pretty daffodils to tasty herbs and even juicy strawberries! Each project will introduce a new technique for you to practise and includes a variation to try once you've mastered the skill. Don't worry if you don't have a big garden - most of the plants can be grown entirely indoors, so long as they have a patch of sunlight.The Get Into series is designed to get kids excited about being creative. Fun, easy to follow and with colourful illustrations and photography, each book is a comprehensive introduction to a popular hobby. Other titles available: Sewing, Knitting, Baking, Drawing, Photography.
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  • Goldilocks and the Three Bears

    By Jasmine Brooke
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    Jasmine Brooke
    Help Rapunzel escape from her high tower using a zip wire and a bit of gravity or work out how science and technology can help Little Red Riding Hood fix that wolf once and for all! THis fun and quirky approach takes stories that young readers already know and love, but with the added twist of learning about STEM subjects along the way.For children aged 7+.
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  • Get Colouring with Katie

    By James Mayhew
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    James Mayhew
    Come on a colouring adventure with Katie, the star of James Mayhew's much-loved Katie books.Art adventurer Katie has been capturing the hearts and imaginations of young art lovers for over 25 years . . . and now it's your turn to get involved!Featuring paintings from the National Gallery's world famous collection, this is the perfect introduction to the wonderfully exciting world of art. All you need to do, is pick up your colouring pencils and pens and follow the ever-curious Katie . . .Look out for more Katie National Gallery books:Discover Art with KatieLearn to Draw with KatieAnd discover more adventures with Katie in James Mayhew's original picture books:Katie's Picture ShowKatie in LondonKatie and the Mona LisaKatie and the BathersKatie and the British ArtistsKatie and the DinosaursKatie and the ImpressionistsKatie and the Spanish PrincessKatie and the Starry NightKatie and the SunflowersKatie and the Waterlily PondKatie in ScotlandKatie's London Christmas
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  • Grains and Cereals

    By Izzi Howell
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    Izzi Howell
    Find out about grains and cereals in the context of a healthy diet and discover recipes from around the world. A simple fun picture quiz helps readers to recall what they have read. A perfect one-stop-shop for help with homework assignments!
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  • The Great Big Water Cycle Adventure

    By Kay Barnham
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    Kay Barnham
    Dive into the great big water cycle story! The same water has been falling as raindrops for billions of years. It travels around our planet again and again, from raindrops into rivers, and from seas to water vapour in mist and clouds. The water on earth is in glaciers, rivers, streams, lakes and reservoirs. It is used by plants, humans and animals.Follow the journey of a young boy and girl as they float, splash and slide through the incredible water cycle story. This beautifully illustrated picture book shows the incredible story of the water in all its forms. from grey storm clouds to rushing waterfalls, calm lakes and shining icy glaciers.'Look and Wonder' is a fresh, bold and bright, narrative non-fiction picture book series, for children aged 4 and up, introducing children to life cycles and the natural world. The eye-poppingly colourful digital illustration style will explain the scientific concepts while the light and fun text-style will make these books real home and classroom favourites.Other titles in the series:A Stroll Through the SeasonsA Wonderful World of WeatherIncredible RainforestsThe Amazing Butterfly Life Cycle StoryThe Amazing Plant Life Cycle StoryThe Awesome Night SkyThe Great Big Water Cycle Adventure
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  • Galileo Galilei

    By Sarah Ridley
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    Sarah Ridley
    Galileo Galilei tells the story of 'the father of science' - covering his origins as the son of a musician through his work in astronomy and optics, his troubles with the Church and his enduring legacy today.Super Scientists are first biographies introducing some of the world's great scientists, simply retelling their lives and explaining why their work was important. Illustrated with archive images and photographs, the chronology of each lifetime is emphasised by a timeline that runs through the book. Breakthrough panels highlight key discoveries or invite children to try out simple related experiments. Ideal for children aged 6 and up.
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  • Get the Measure

    By Rob Colson
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    Rob Colson
    Do you want to get the measure of the world around you? This book explores many aspects of measurement from the size of an atom or how to calculate a country's coastline to finding out the speed limit of the universe or how a computer tells the time. It explores all the different measures we use for lengths, areas, volumes and speeds, and shows you how to calculate them. The book is part of the Maths is Everywhere series, which demystifies all aspects of maths and shows how it relates to your everyday world with fun, colourful graphics. These are fantastic books for children aged nine plus who are studying maths, or for anyone who wants to get to grips with maths in a fun way.
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  • Gary Barlow

    By Hettie Bingham
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    Hettie Bingham
    A member of the group Take That, as well as a solo artist, Gary Barlow is one of the biggest names on the music scene today. He is known for his amazing musical talent, his appearance on The X Factor and much more. Find out everything about the man behind the microphone; his inspirations, where he grew up, his interests, his charity work, and even what his first toy was! A fantastic resource for biography based project work!
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    Greatest Inventions of All Time

    By Jillian Powell
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    Jillian Powell
    What would we do without the inventions that we use every day? When did they come into being? Who first conceived of them, and how did they become a reality? The Greatest Inventions of All Time uses original and contemporaneous material from The National Archives to look at some of the most important inventions of all time, and how they came into being. The book delves into the original sources that tell us about inspirational inventors and their inventions. Revealing the mind-boggling capacity for human resourcefulness, it uses documents such as inventors' correspondence, patents, sketches and photographs to tell the stories behind some of the objects we use on a daily basis.
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    Gunpowder Plot

    By Tony Bradman, Tom Bradman
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    Tony Bradman, Tom Bradman
    A great tool for children to use to stage their own play! Set in London in 1605, it has parts for a group of children and extras with notes on staging, costumes and props. It is great for reading for fun or performing as a group. When Cecil the spymaster and his assistant, Jack, learn of a new plot to kill the king, they are determined to catch the plotters in the act. The trouble is, where do they begin their search?
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    The Great Fire of London

    By Tony Bradman, Tom Bradman
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    Tony Bradman, Tom Bradman
    A great tool for children to use to stage their own play! Set during the Great Fire of London in 1666, it has parts for a group of children and extras with notes on staging, costumes and props. It is great for reading for fun or performing as a group. When Will Farriner wakes to the sound of crackling flames and the smell of smoke, he knows something is terribly wrong! As is family escape the flames engulfing their bakery, Will realises he must stop the fire from spreading. But what can be done before all of London goes up in smoke?
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  • Graffiti

    By Alix Wood
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    Alix Wood
    Is it Art? is a series of books focusing on exciting contemporary art forms. From graffiti to junk sculptures and from urban street art to installations, Is it Art? offers young readers examples from each medium and tells the story behind their creation. The series also encourages discussion and suggests activities so that readers can try making their own art.
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  • Grains and Cereals

    By Julia Adams
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    Julia Adams
    This book aims to develop children's understanding of nutrition and where their food comes from. Exploring a major food group, it explains how grains and cereals are produced and how they can be stored and prepared.It aids the teaching of Design and technology at Early Years and Key Stage 1, whilst also developing communication and literacy skills in young readers. Children are introduced to the basic principles of a healthy and varied diet so they are better able to prepare dishes themselves.
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    Gus and Me

    By Keith Richards, Theodora Richards
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    Keith Richards
    Illustrated by:
    Theodora Richards
    Keith's grandfather, Theodore Augustus Dupree lived near Seven Sisters Road, in a house filled with instruments and cakes. A nostalgic look back at happy childhood days as the Rolling Stone star remembers his grandfather - a former big band player who encouraged his grandson to take up the guitar, in this charming picture book whimsically illustrated by Keith Richards' daughter.
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  • Growing

    By Andrew Solway
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    Andrew Solway
    Your body is truly amazing - both inside and out. In this book find out about the human lifecycle and how we grow and change. The book is perfect for children aged 7+ who are studying science and the human body. Advisory: it contains information about the facts of life.The book is part of the series 'Your body - inside and out' in which photographs and artwork combine to show you how your body works - both inside and out!
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  • Global Positioning System: Who's Tracking You?

    By Leon Gray
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    Leon Gray
    Global Positioning System explains what GPS is, its origins and how it affects the daily lives of people around the world. It explores the use of GPS in industry and leisure, crime solving and the military. The book also offers expert opinion about the uses of GPS, which are sometimes controversial and invasive.Is our planet's population out of control? What is the future of the global economy? Are we playing God with genetic modification? How secure is the global positioning system and who is tracking you? In Ask the Experts discover some of the most topical issues facing people today and read expert opinions on each subject. Once you have 'asked the experts', become an expert yourself and use the knowledge you have learned to make up your own mind about our future. An investigative series for children aged 9+.
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