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  • Winter

    By Rita Storey
    Authors:
    Rita Storey
    Get outdoors and unlock your creative side with these fantastic art projects for winter. Follow the step-by-step photographs to make snow animals, rainbow ice sculptures, decorative bird feeders, and lots more. Plus, find out all about winter with the seasonal fact panels. Perfect for kids aged 5 and up, The Outdoor Art Room is designed to get children out into the fresh air and interacting with nature. A range of simple arts and crafts projects as well as fun activities help them discover new things about their environment and the seasons at the same time as being active and having fun. Care is taken to ensure that these projects do not create any adverse environmental impact.
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  • Wild Animals

    By Annalees Lim
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    Annalees Lim
    Find out all there is to know about your favourite wild animals with these exciting craft projects! Follow the step-by-step instructions to make hippos, crocodiles, koalas, armadillos and much more! You can even create displays for your classroom or at home. Each project uses materials that are easy to source, and you will be introduced to loads of craft techniques.Combines fun craft projects with the science topic of animals.Each project uses a range of everyday materials and clear step-by-step instructions to ensure a great result every time!Includes a wide range of craft techniques - from cutting out and tracing to papier-mâché and painting.
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  • Weather and Seasons

    By Jillian Powell
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    Jillian Powell
    What is weather? Why do we have seasons? Explore the amazing variety of weather that can be experienced on our planet and why the seasons are so important for life on Earth. From beautiful sunny days to raging storms; from the blossoming of life in spring to the cold, icy winter, this book explains why the planet needs to undergo all of these changes throughout the year.Part of the series Discover Through Craft. Six books that explore key curriculum topics using a mixture of activities, quizzes, facts and crafts. For children aged 7-9.
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  • A Whole World to Colour In

    A brand new colouring book bursting with some of the most beloved scenes and characters from the bestselling and iconic Asterix series.Featuring battles, banquets and of course, Romans, bring the world of Asterix to life with 112 pages of exquisite original line art, ready to colour.This is the perfect gift for Asterix fans old and new!
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  • With Everyday Things

    By Susie Brooks
    Authors:
    Susie Brooks
    A collection of fun, simple, inexpensive craft projects, ideal for time-poor parents and budget-challenged schools, promoting reuse and recycling. Beautifully designed, the book is clearly and appealingly illustrated with step-by-step instructions and engaging artwork. Each activity is straightforward and achievable, and as such is therapeutic for stressed or anxious children, allowing them to make things by themselves, and to have confidence in their own abilities. Let's Make Art With Everyday Things shows you how to use object found lying around, from cardboard and coins to leaves and vegetables, to make ice-cream bunting, forky faces, pasta prints, a soapy solar system, leafy insects and much, much more. Techniques include printing, collage, making rubbings and paint-scraping - used in ingenious ways for fantastic results!Other titles in the series include Let's Make Art By Printing and Stamping, Let's Make Art with Hands and Feet and Let's Make Art with Scrap Paper, so there's a whole load of upcycling fun to be had!
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  • With Hands and Feet

    By Susie Brooks
    Authors:
    Susie Brooks
    A collection of fun, simple, inexpensive craft projects, ideal for time-poor parents and budget-challenged schools, promoting reuse and recycling. Beautifully designed, the book is clearly and appealingly illustrated with step-by-step instructions and engaging artwork. Each activity is straightforward and achievable, and as such is therapeutic for stressed or anxious children, allowing them to make things by themselves, and to have confidence in their own abilities. Let's Make Art With Hands and Feet shows you how to make a fingerprint sweetshop, fist-print fish, a thumb-print circus, a handprint zoo, a footprint space rocket and much, much more. Techniques include drawing, painting, printing, collage, making rubbings and paint-scraping - used in ingenious ways for fantastic results!Other titles in the series include Let's Make Art By Printing and Stamping, Let's Make Art with Everyday Things and Let's Make Art with Scrap Paper, so there's a whole load of upcycling fun to be had!
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  • With Scrap Paper

    By Susie Brooks
    Authors:
    Susie Brooks
    A collection of fun, simple, inexpensive craft projects, ideal for time-poor parents and budget-challenged schools, promoting reuse and recycling. Beautifully designed, the book is clearly and appealingly illustrated with step-by-step instructions and engaging artwork. Each activity is straightforward and achievable, and as such allows stressed or anxious children to 'make it happy', building confidence in their own abilities. Let's Make Art With Scrap Paper shows you how to weave paper into skyscrapers, make shaggy dogs from old newspaper, create a mosaic smiley snail, assemble an elephant-shaped bookmark from cardboard and old magazines and much, much more. Techniques include drawing, painting, printing, collage, making rubbings and paint-scraping - used in ingenious ways for fantastic results!Other titles in the series include Let's Make Art By Printing and Stamping, Let's Make Art with Everyday Things and Let's Make Art with Hands and Feet, so there's a whole load of upcycling fun to be had!
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  • will.i.am

    By Hettie Bingham
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    Hettie Bingham
    will.i.am is a music and style sensation! Founder of the pop group Black Eyed Peas, solo artist and collaborator, he is one of the biggest names on the music scene today. He is known for his awesome outfits and amazing musical talent, his appearance on The Voice, his philanthropism and much more. Find out about the man behind the microphone: what inspires will.i.am, where he grew up, his interests in entrepreneurship, technology, fashion and entertainment, and his important charity work. A fantastic resource for biography based project work!
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  • White Storm

    By M. G. Harris
    Authors:
    M. G. Harris
    Ben Carrington is a member of an elite, top-secret rescue organisation - Gemini Force. When he finds himself and his friends in danger, Ben must compete with hostile ice and storms to pull off their most gruelling mission yet. Impossible rescues. Maximum risk. This is Gemini Force 1.An action-packed new installment, perfect for fans of Charlie Higson, Anthony Horowitz and Robert Muchamore.
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    Wrestling

    By Chris St John
    Authors:
    Chris St John
    Taking part in a wrestling bout is really exciting and something every child can learn to do. Using step-by-step photographs, this book shows how to prepare for a wrestling competition and how to prepare before they set foot on the mat. It includes star profiles of inspirational biographies of wrestling masters and top tips that provide hints, from how to lift an opponent correctly to how to change tactics in the blink of an eye.
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  • Wall Paintings

    By Nathaniel Harris
    Authors:
    Nathaniel Harris
    Featuring six wall paintings from around the world, this book explores the stories told through the art form, from Aboriginal fable in Australian rock painting to political statement in the Easter Rising mural. Each wall painting is looked at in detail, and a more general introduction to the medium provides a historical context.Fun, step-by-step projects show children how to create their own wall paintings, using the techniques of the art form. Design a graffiti poster, create a mural or paint an awe-inspiring frescoe!The Stories in Art series explores the narratives told through different art mediums. Other titles in the series:Stained Glass WindowsMosaicsTapestries and TextilesSculptureDecorated Pottery
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  • Wicked Wildlife

    By Helen Greathead
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    Helen Greathead
    Would you swim with alligators or piranha? Would you fight a bear or a giant squid? These diabolical situations and more will have you running for cover as you plunge into a series of fiendish questions and answers. Brilliant author, Helen Greathead, has plucked some sticky situations (and some sharp spiny ones, too!) from the world of wildlife and mashed them up into brain-tastic challenges. All you have to do is choose!So, come on, what would YOU choose?
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  • Wayne Rooney and Jermain Defoe

    By Rory Callan
    Authors:
    Rory Callan
    Two sensational life stories in one fact-packed book!Wayne Rooney is a national hero - a super-skilled striker with a quick touch and deadly shot. He has won trophies for both club and country. Now you can read Wayne's golden story, from his first club appearance to his World Cup performances, inside.Jermain Defoe is one of England's most successful modern-day strikers - with a killer instinct. But he's had to fight every step of the way become the best at what he does."Football All-Stars is an essential read for every football fan!"
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  • Wild Trail: Hiking and Camping

    By Neil Champion
    Authors:
    Neil Champion
    Hiking and walking have always been popular pursuits. Our planet is so beautiful that sometimes the only way to truly appreciate it is by getting out there and experiencing it for yourself. Whether you want to walk for a day or even for weeks, this book explores exactly what you will need to get started in this exciting pursuit. From protective clothing and the basic equipment, to joining a hiking club, navigation skills or even planning adventures of your own. You'll find everything you need to get out there and enjoy walking! You'll need to stay safe too, so there is plenty of advice about how to minimise the risks and an emphasis on making sure you never venture out if you are not fit enough or are without the right equipment.This book also takes a look at some of the world's best hiking spots and tells the amazing survival stories of some famous (and not so famous) adventurers. Part of the six book series Adventure Outdoors. An action-packed introduction to some of the most popular outdoor pursuits. Suitable for KS2-3.
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  • Wild Water: Canoeing and Kayaking

    By Neil Champion
    Authors:
    Neil Champion
    Canoeing and kayaking are hugely popular adventure sports - boats that were originally designed for hunters in places like Canada are now made from high-tech materials and are now used in competitive sport as well as a means of travel. This book explores exactly what you will need to get started in this exciting pursuit. From the boat and the protective equipment, to paddling styles, skills, taking part in competitions and events or even planning adventures of your own. You'll find everything you need to get out there and enjoy some wild water! You'll need to stay safe too, so there is plenty of advice about how to minimise the risks and an emphasis on making sure you never venture out on the water alone.This book also takes a look at some of the world's best canoeing spots and tells the amazing survival stories of some famous (and not so famous) paddlers. Part of the six book series Adventure Outdoors. An action-packed introduction to some of the most popular outdoor pursuits. Suitable for KS2-3.
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  • Wild Rock: Climbing and Mountaineering

    By Neil Champion
    Authors:
    Neil Champion
    Imagine scaling a sheer rock face, relying on your own strength and skill to keep you moving upwards! This book explores exactly what you will need to get started in this exciting pursuit. From the equipment, basic climbing techniques and how to tie knots to more advanced survival skills you might need in the wild outdoors, you'll find everything you need to inspire you to enjoy some wild climbing! You'll need to stay safe too, so there is plenty of advice about how to minimise the risks. The book also suggests joining an indoor club to begin with to ensure you get the right advice form trained professionalsThis book also takes a look at some of the different types of climbing, such as scrambling and bouldering, or climbing on ice and snow. It also tells the amazing survival stories of some famous (and not so famous) climbers.Part of the six book series Adventure Outdoors. An action-packed introduction to some of the most popular outdoor pursuits. Suitable for KS2-3.
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  • Wild Biking: Off-Road Mountain Biking

    By Neil Champion
    Authors:
    Neil Champion
    Mountain biking is one of the most popular adventure sports of all time - and it's also one of the most modern as it only dates back to the 1970s! This book explores exactly what you will need to get started in this exciting pursuit. From the bike and the protective equipment, to riding styles, skills, joining a club and racing in events, you'll find everything you need to get out there and enjoy some wild biking! You'll need to stay safe too, so there is plenty of advice about how to minimise the risks.This book also takes a look at some of the world's best mountain biking trails and tells the amazing survival stories of some famous (and not so famous) mountain bikers. Part of the six book series Adventure Outdoors. An action-packed introduction to some of the most popular outdoor pursuits. Suitable for KS2-3.
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  • William Shakespeare

    By Anita Ganeri, Alan Rowe
    Authors:
    Anita Ganeri
    Illustrated by:
    Alan Rowe
    Did you know that Shakespeare couldn't spell his own surname?Love him or hate him, everyone has heard of the world's most famous playwright. But did the Elizabethans think he was a genius or simply that he wrote great soap operas? Any book on Shakespeare will give you the boring facts THEY think you should know, but only this one will tell you what the bard and his mates were REALLY like ...Uncover a wealth of information about Shakespeare! Find out where he was born and look at his family tree, see a map of Shakespeare's Stratford and Shakespeare's London, find out what school was like in Shakespeare's time, what London life was like and what sort of people went to the theatre. See a cross-section illustration of the Globe and discover how special effects were created and what actors wore. Read biographies of famous actors of the era such as Edward Alleyn, Richard Burbage, Richard Tarlton and William Kempe as well as biographies of contemporary writers Ben Jonson, Thomas Kyd and Christopher Marlowe. Read famous quotes and sayings and whizz your eye over a timeline of Shakespeare's plays and of his life.This book will tell you what Shakespeare's longest or shortest play is, or even which is the most miserable or goriest? It includes plots and information about ten of Shakespeare's plays: Richard III; Romeo and Juliet; A Midsummer Night's Dream; The Merchant of Venice; Henry V; Twelfth Night; Hamlet; Othello; Macbeth and The Tempest. It highlights some of Shakespeare's funniest characters and some of those that were in love.It concludes looking at how Shakespeare died, and discusses whether Shakespeare was, in fact, Sir Francis Bacon, Edward De Vere, Roger Manners, William Stanley or Christopher Marlowe.Finally, test your knowledge of all you've read with a fun 20-question quiz.
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  • World War II

    By Rupert Matthews, Sue Nicholson
    Authors:
    Rupert Matthews, Sue Nicholson
    History Crafts is a history series with a difference. Each book is packed with facts and full-colour illustrations from a selected historical era or subject. In addition there are fun related craft projects for the young reader to try, with clear step-by-step instructions. Read about the history; make the crafts - History Crafts is a fun way into history for all young readers.
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  • Winter Action Sports

    By Jim Brush
    Authors:
    Jim Brush
    This is it, the moment eXtreme Games fans have been waiting for! Winter Action Sports launches you into the world of the X-Games tournament, featuring all the current competition events, including in this edition Snowboarding, Snowmobile Racing and Skiing. Plus the people that make them happen - the competitors - including X-Games heroes past and present.Competition break down Event record tables Action sport factsSuper star biographies X-Games AsiaAnd don't forget the Summer Action Sports edition, which features X-Games stars and competition events:- BMX- Moto-X- Rally Car Racing- SkateboardingGo get it now!
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