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  • Birds Have Feathers

    By Sarah Ridley
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    Sarah Ridley
    This book explores what makes an animal a bird - how their characteristics are different from other groups of animals. It shows many examples of different types of birds in their natural environment. The simple text, suitable for children aged 5+, is accompanied by large, attractive photographs. For children progressing through book bands it is suitable for reading at band 8: Purple.This book is part of the 'In the Animal Kingdom' series which explores the classification of animals. Why not look for them all: Amphibians Live on Land and Water; Birds Have Feathers; Fish Live in Water; Reptiles Have Scaly Skin; Invertebrates Have No Backbone; Mammals Have Hair.
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  • Beans to Chocolate

    By Sarah Ridley
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    Sarah Ridley
    Everyone loves chocolate, but do you know where it come from and how it ends up on the supermarket shelves? Follow the story of fair trade chocolate from bean to bar, through the farming process to manufacturing. The simple text in this book, suitable for children aged 5+, is accompanied by large, attractive photographs. For children progressing through Book Bands, it is suitable for reading at level 8: Purple.Where food comes from is a series for young children, helping them question where their food comes from. It uncovers the role of farmers and others and begins an exploration of food groups. Children studying science topics including how plants change over time and healthy eating will also find these books useful.
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  • Blossom to Apple

    By Sarah Ridley
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    Sarah Ridley
    Apples are a tasty food, but do you know where they come from and how they end up on the supermarket shelves? Follow the story of an apple from the first pink buds on an apple tree, through the farming process to packing houses and eventually to your fruit bowl! The simple text in this book, suitable for children aged 5+, is accompanied by large, attractive photographs.Where food comes from is a series for young children, helping them question where their food comes from. It uncovers the role of farmers and others and begins an exploration of food groups. Children studying science topics including how plants change over time and healthy eating will also find these books useful.
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  • Bee to Honey

    By Sarah Ridley
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    Sarah Ridley
    Honey is a tasty food, but do you know where it comes from and how it ends up on the supermarket shelves? Follow the story of honey from the worker bees visiting flowers, through what happens in the hive and the collection process to a jar in your cupboard! The simple text in this book, suitable for children aged 5+, is accompanied by large, attractive photographs.Where food comes from is a series for young children, helping them question where their food comes from. It uncovers the role of bee keepers and others and begins an exploration of food groups. Children studying science topics including how plants change over time and healthy eating will also find these books useful.
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  • Bridges

    By Sally Spray
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    Sally Spray
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  • Bike

    By Paul Mason
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    Paul Mason
    Imagine someone gave you a sackful of money and told you to build a bike. You'd definitely want it to be the best bike in the world. But how do you go about designing THAT? Armed with your own imagination and some smart research, find out how you can transform a fantasy design into an actual dream product. You'll apply real-world design considerations to your ideas, refining your design to make it workable and achievable as it takes shape.
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  • Bugs

    By Annabelle Lynch
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    Annabelle Lynch
    Find out all about funny bugs, from spotty ladybirds to darting dragonflies. Tadpoles Learners are an ideal introduction to non-fiction for beginner readers, blending accessible text with big, striking photos.
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  • A Beginner's Guide to Our Digital World

    By Heather Lyons, Elizabeth Tweedale, Alex Westgate
    Authors:
    Heather Lyons, Elizabeth Tweedale
    Illustrated by:
    Alex Westgate
    This book will help budding young developers explore the fundamental elements of computer code: programming languages, algorithms, loops, variables, co-ordinates ... and what to do when things go wrong! You can then hop online to try out your new skills on the companion website. Once you've got to grips with coding, it's important to understand the world of computers - how pixels make pictures, how sound works in videos, and how to store files so you can find them later. Finally, you can't be a brilliant coder unless you know how to stay safe online. Learn about the Internet, how to keep your information private and how to surf the web safely.Kids Get Coding is a fantastic resource for children looking to get started with coding. The book 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 throughout is Data Duck - a computer-programming mastermind here to help with hints and tips!Kids Get Coding is written by Heather Lyons and Elizabeth Tweedale of blue{shift} - a company dedicated to teaching children to become active creators of technology.
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  • The Body

    By Peter Riley
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    Peter Riley
    Discover what happens inside your body; the way muscles and bones work together and what happens to your food as it is digested. Explore the ways you can keep your body healthy and find out about animal bodies and food chains.Find out all about the science in the world around us with Moving Up with Science. Written to support the National Curriculum at Key Stage 2, each title explores key scientific topics through a combination of concise information and fun experiments. Suitable for readers aged 7 and up.Written by an award-winning science author, Peter Riley.
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    The Big Book of Speedy Science

    By Anna Claybourne
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    Anna Claybourne
    Send a rocket sky-high, create explosions and make a cup squawk like a parrot! Not only that, these fun craft experiments help you learn about science, too. This book will guide you in easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions through great crafty experiments, as well as explaining the science of sound, forces, light, how things change and how they grow.Using readily available materials that you can find around your house or school, these experiments couldn't be simpler - or more fun!- includes beautiful step-by-step illustrations- all experiments can be carried out at home or in school- Ties into the science National Curriculum
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  • Brian Cox

    By Hettie Bingham
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    Hettie Bingham
    Brian Cox, star scientist! The professor of particle physics is probably best known for his hugely popular BBC programmes about our solar system and the universe. But did you know that he is also a member of the chart-topping pop group D:Ream and that he got a D in his maths A level?Find out about the TV professor and pop star: what inspires Brian, where he grew up, his interests and his work in broadcasting and the world of science. A fantastic resource for biography based project work!
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  • Bugs in your Home

    By Richard Spilsbury
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    Richard Spilsbury
    Did you know that a colony of termites can destroy a whole house? Or that houseflies taste with their feet? Or that a silverfish can survive a year without eating?This book zooms in on some of the weird and wonderful creatures - such as spiders, silverfish, dust mites and woodworms - that share our homes. Learn how to follow a cockroach trail, and meet the beetles that love feasting on carpets.The Zoom In On series shines a powerful light on a world so small that it's normally invisible. Scientists can zoom in on the strange creatures that live there. Now you can look down the microscope and see them too, if you dare...
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  • Body Bugs

    By Richard Spilsbury
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    Richard Spilsbury
    Did you know bed bugs can live for a year without eating? Or that head lice use their huge claws to cling on to hairs? Or that around 1 billion bacteria live on each one of your teeth?This book zooms in on some of the weird and wonderful creatures - such as ticks, mites, lice and viruses - that live on and in our bodies. Learn about the creepy crawlies that live in your eyelashes, and meet the worms that feast on half-digested food in your gut. The Zoom In On series shines a powerful light on a world so small that it's normally invisible. Scientists can zoom in on the strange creatures that live there. Now you can look down the microscope and see them too, if you dare...
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  • The Birth of Science: 1500–1700

    By Charlie Samuels
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    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 1500 to 1700. The Birth of Science investigates scientific developments in the early modern era and includes the discoveries of important scientific figures such as Galileo, Copernicus and Newton.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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  • Bones and Muscles

    By Angela Royston
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    Angela Royston
    Your body is truly amazing - in this book find out what's going on under your skin from your skeleton that is the frame of your body to the muscles that move your bones. The book is perfect for children aged 7+ who are studying science and the human body. 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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  • Birds

    By Stephen Savage
    Authors:
    Stephen Savage
    Classification: Focus on: Birds shows children how to identify and group birds according to their characteristics. It answers questions such as what is a bird? Where do birds live? What do birds eat? And how do birds get around? Along with many others.The book looks at birds from owls and penguins to eagles and hawks and their young, as well as some more unusual birds such as pelicans and secretary birds. It also offers advice on keeping birds as pets. The book also contains a useful scale to demonstrate the size of many amphibians in comparison to an adult man, along with a topic web, a glossary and some suggestions for extension activities.Other titles in the series include Classification: Focus on: Amphibians, Classification: Focus on: Insects, Classification: Focus on: Reptiles, Classification: Focus on: Mammals and Classification: Focus on: Fish.
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  • Bang-Sound and How We Hear Things

    By Peter Riley
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    Peter Riley
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  • The Best Ears In The World

    By Claire Llewellyn
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    Claire Llewellyn
    Little rabbit is worried that his ears are too big, so his dad shows him how they can hear all sorts of noises and keep him safe from danger - making them the best ears in the world!
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  • Birth

    By Ronne Randall
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    Ronne Randall
    Each book explores the ceremonies undertaken by different religions and cultures during birth, coming of age, marriage and death. From the historical background of the rite of passage, through to preparing for the ceremony and the celebrations afterwards, all aspects of these important moments in people's lives are investigated. A chart at the back of the book allows the reader to make simple comparisons between the six main religions.
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