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  • Amazing Materials

    By Rob Colson
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    Rob Colson
    What are the different states of matter? How can you put out a fire? What happens when you cook food? Read about solids, liquids and gases. With engaging visuals, this book explores how materials can change from one state to another, and be mixed together to create new materials. This book is part of the Science is Everywhere series, which demystifies the key science topics and shows how they relate to the world around us with fun, colourful graphics. These books are ideal for children aged 9 plus who are studying science, or for young readers who want to get to grips with science in a fun way.
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  • The Amazing Plant Life Cycle Story

    By Kay Barnham
    Authors:
    Kay Barnham
    Dig deep and explore the incredible plant life cycle story. From tiny seeds to small shoots, long branches and mighty tree trunks, explore the life cycle of plants and find out what plants need to help them grow.Follow the journey of a young boy and girl as they find out about how plants grow. This beautifully illustrated picture book explains why insects are important to plants, how seeds travel and why plants are important to us all. '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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  • The Amazing Life Cycle of Butterflies

    By Kay Barnham
    Authors:
    Kay Barnham
    Explore the incredible butterfly life cycle story, from tiny eggs to crawling caterpillars and incredible chrysalises.Follow the journey of a young boy and girl as they find out how insect life cycles. This beautifully illustrated picture book explains the life cycle process and explains each stage in detail. '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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  • Algorithms and Bugs

    By Heather Lyons, Elizabeth Tweedale, Alex Westgate
    Authors:
    Heather Lyons, Elizabeth Tweedale
    Illustrated by:
    Alex Westgate
    Algorithms and Bugs are key components in the new computing curriculum. We look at how algorithms are used to give computers instructions, how they are set up, how they can be changed and adapted. We also look at how computers make decisions using IF statements and how we can predict outcomes. Lastly, where would we be without debugging! This simple way to work through your algorithms and catch the bugs, or problems, is a key skill for computer programmers - young and old! Throughout the book there are practical activities to assist learning, and links to online activities where they can practise newly learned skills. Algorithms and Bugs supports the key stage 1 computing curriculum points: understand what algorithms are; how they are implemented as programs on digital devices; and that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions; create and debug simple programs.Kids Get Coding is a fantastic, hands on resource for anyone looking to get started with coding. The four titles cover key areas of the computing curriculum with simple text and fun activities. Each title contains practical on- and off-line activities that are easy to follow and fun to try on your own or with friends. Guiding young coders through each title is the Data Duck - a computer-programming mastermind here to help with hints and tips!The Kids Get Coding series is written by Heather Lyons and Elizabeth Tweedale of blue{shift} - a company dedicated to teaching children to become active creators of technology. Alex Westgate's bright illustrations bring wonder and fun to this exciting new topic.
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  • Aircraft

    By Tom Jackson
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    Tom Jackson
    From the first hot air balloons to military supercraft, trace the evolution of technology's hottest topic - man's never ending quest to fly. A host of famous flying machines throughout history show how inventors and engineers have developed and improved on technology to make aircraft such an important part of human history. This book also dissects some major developments, such as the jet engine and wing shapes and also explains what happens in a sonic boom and how thrust, gravity lift and weight are all crucial to flight to give a rounded picture of these amazing machines.Technology Timelines is a series of six book aimed at upper KS2 and early KS3 readers, tracing the development of specific technologies through the ages.
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  • All About Plants

    By Peter Riley
    Authors:
    Peter Riley
    A first science series that introduces young readers to basic science principles in a friendly and accessible way. Early scientific skills are taught through a combination of experiments, activities and key questions, designed to get young scientists thinking!All About Plants looks at the parts of a plant and describes where and how plants grow.
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  • Awesome Algorithms & Creative Coding

    By Clive Gifford
    Authors:
    Clive Gifford
    Discover how computers work and learn about computer coding languages. The bright and engaging book guides readers through clear explanations of binary code, simple algorithms and computer language. With real-life examples, readers learn about the development of coding using simple decision-making processes. Looks at programming languages that readers can use themselves, including Scratch and LOGO. 'Stretch Yourself' features give practical activities to help readers explore and test key principles. These 'try at home' examples help reinforce learning and are not linked to specific software or operating systems. 'True Story' features give real-world anecdotes from the world of information technology. 'Computer Hero' features look at the forerunners of digital technology that have paved the way for scientists today. A practical and much-needed resource for the KS1-2 computing curriculum exploring all aspects of computational thinking. The series breaks down this new curriculum subject into four titles covering key topics: computer science, algorithms & coding, applications & programs, and computer networks. Other titles in the series: The Science of Computers, Amazing Applications & Perfect Programs, and Computer Networks.
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  • Albert Einstein and Sir Arthur Eddington

    By Mary Colson
    Authors:
    Mary Colson
    Albert Einstein and Sir Arthur Eddington takes a look at the scientific partnership that changed our understanding of the universe. It explores the early work of both men including Einstein's Theory of Relativity and his famous equation E=MC2, how Eddington was instrumental in helping to prove Einstein's theories, and how his support helped the great Einstein bring his brilliant theories to fruition.How have some of the most successful scientific pairings in history changed the advancement of science and led to discoveries that might never otherwise have been made? Dynamic Duos explores the fascinating scientific partnerships between some of the world's leading scientists. From Darwin and Wallace to Einstein and Eddington, without these 'dynamic pairings' some of the most spectacular discoveries and critical theories in the history of science might never have been made. An informative series for children aged 9+.
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  • Ancient Rome

    By Charlie Samuels
    Authors:
    Charlie Samuels
    From building techniques and making textiles to creating accurate calendars and understanding the human body. Six books that show how each civilisation gradually developed their knowledge and applied it, making advances that would dramatically and permanently change how people lived.Ancient Rome is famous for its achievements in building amazing aqueducts, bridges and arenas. But did you know that the Romans didn't invent all the techniques they used. Some ideas were improvements on technologies that already existed, such as those of the Ancient Greeks. But the Romans were masters of applying technology from around the world, and some of their technology is still relevant today, from the roads you travel on to the home you live in, to the coins in your pocket. This book looks at some of the most important Roman technologies and explores why they occurred at that time.For readers aged 9+.
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  • Adaptation and Survival

    By Richard Spilsbury
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    Richard Spilsbury
    Find out how organisms change to meet the challenges of their environments. This book explores the evolution of different plant and animal species, from changes in physical appearance to adaptation in behaviour, and explains how these organisms have adapted to thrive in an ever-changing world. Includes experiments that demonstrate how animals have adapted to their surroundings and fascinating fact boxes that offer in-depth information on topics such as evolution. An activity project shows students at Key Stage 3 how to investigate what lichens can tell you about the level of air pollution.The six books in the Living Processes series look at the processes all living organisms must carry out in order to stay alive. From feeding and drinking through to breathing and reproducing, it explores the differing ways in which organisms carry them out.
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  • Ancient Greece

    By Charlie Samuels
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    Charlie Samuels
    Explore the technological advances in Ancient Greece, from pivotal developments in mathematics and buildings such the Parthenon to thoughts which still underpin the modern world in philospophy and politics. The practical and theoretical combine for this treasure trove of facts about Ancient Greece.From building techniques and making textiles to creating accurate calendars and understanding the human body. Six books that show how each civilisation gradually developed their knowledge and applied it, making advances that would dramatically and permanently change how people lived. Perfect for fulfilling history curriuclum teaching at Key Stage 2 or children aged 8-11.
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  • Animal Variation and Classification

    By Carol Ballard
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    Carol Ballard
    Find out how our classification system helps us make sense of the natural world. This book explains how our animal classification system works and how scientists use it to identify and group animal species. It explores evolution, mutation and the variation between and within animal species and discusses how and why such variations have occurred. Includes fieldwork investigations that show how to classify animals using various keys and fascinating fact boxes that offer in-depth information on topics such as breeding. An activity project shows students at Key Stage 3 how to classify the birds in their area.The six books in the Living Processes series look at the processes all living organisms must carry out in order to stay alive. From feeding and drinking through to breathing and reproducing, it explores the differing ways in which organisms carry them out.
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  • The Age of the Atom: 1900–1946

    By Charlie Samuels
    Authors:
    Charlie Samuels
    A must for Key Stage 3 students aged 11 and up this engaging book uses timelines to describe scientific and technological advances from 1900 to 1946. In the first half of the 20th century, science changed the lives of everyone. Scientists explored the nature of atoms and discovered the immense power they contained. Radio and television transformed the way people communicated, and aeroplanes and cars made the world seem smaller. Each volume in the five-book series examines the story of scientific discovery in a series of timelines and each chapter examines either a particular aspect of science, or the life and work of an important scientist of the time. Parallels with other fields, such as astronomy and mathematics are highlighted so that readers can gain a rounded understanding of how scientists build on what has gone before and how science flourished in different parts of the world, or in different disciplines at the same time.
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  • The Advent of Electricity: 1800–1900

    By Charlie Samuels
    Authors:
    Charlie Samuels
    A must for Key Stage 3 students aged 11 and up this engaging book uses timelines to describe scientific and technological advances from 1800 to 1900. The 19th century saw the birth of photography and the internal combustion engine, which led to the production of the first cars. Scientists developed theories about evolution, genetics and the nature of elements. But the end of the century, they had discovered the elusive electron and its role in electricity.Each volume in the five-book series examines the story of scientific discovery in a series of timelines and each chapter examines either a particular aspect of science, or the life and work of an important scientist of the time. Parallels with other fields, such as astronomy and mathematics are highlighted so that readers can gain a rounded understanding of how scientists build on what has gone before and how science flourished in different parts of the world, or in different disciplines at the same time.
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  • Ancient Egypt

    By Charlie Samuels
    Authors:
    Charlie Samuels
    From building techniques and making textiles to creating accurate calendars and understanding the human body. Six books that show how each civilisation gradually developed their knowledge and applied it, making advances that would dramatically and permanently change how people lived.
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  • Amazon

    By Adam Sutherland
    Authors:
    Adam Sutherland
    Find out how Amazon grew from an innovative way to sell books into a giant of the technology industry in such a short space of time. It looks at the brightest business minds behind Amazon's meteoric rise, the technological innovation driven by Amazon, from the Kindle to the Fire Phone and what the future might hold for Amazon from drone delivery to space travel!From the battle for eBooks to the company's marketing strategies, this is a fascinating look at Amazon and at the eCommerce industry as a whole. Ideal as a leisure read to accompany Business Studies GCSE or A Level, or for cross-curricular biography and literacy work at KS2.
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  • Amazing Applications & Perfect Programs

    By Clive Gifford
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    Clive Gifford
    Amazing Applications and Perfect Programs explores operating systems, computer programs, sorting and storing files, databases, and the programs that allow users to have fun with words, pictures and sounds. The computers that are used in schools, homes and businesses around the world rely on computer programs. Learn about the amazing variety of these programs today and how they can be used from everything from the most complicated finances to simple word processing. Exercises teach key skills such as word processing, creating documents and using databases. Stretch Yourself features give practical activities for readers to try. These 'try at home' examples help reinforce learning and are not linked to specific software or operating systems. True Story features give real-world anecdotes from the world of information technology. Computer Hero features look at the forerunners of digital technology that have paved the way for scientists today.Other titles in the Get Ahead in Computing series: Awesome Algorithms & Creative Coding, Amazing Applications & Perfect Programs, and Computer Networks.
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  • Animals

    By Leon Gray
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    Leon Gray
    Discover the incredible superpowers displayed by creatures in the natural world. Find out how scientists have harnessed or mimicked these superpowers to create amazing developments in technology and medicine. Explore how the creations of animators and filmmakers have been influenced by these superpowers.
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  • Air

    By Alice Harman
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    Alice Harman
    This simple introduction to air looks at what air is, air and animals, how humans breathe air, air and plants, water in the air, the wind, rising and sinking air, air pollution and wind power. Includes a quiz and a step-by-step activity for how to make a wind spinner.
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  • Autumn

    By Kay Barnham
    Authors:
    Kay Barnham
    The 'Popcorn' series aims to develop children's knowledge and understanding of the world by covering a wide range of topics in a fun, colourful and interactive way. Each title has a lively design, engaging text and features an activity at the end of each book. The titles have been written in conjunction with a literacy consultant to ensure the text is completely appropriate for the age-range.
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