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  • Adam Peaty

    By Roy Apps
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    Roy Apps
    This inspirational biography for children, written by award-winning author Roy Apps, follows the swimming story of Adam Peaty and his incredible rise to become a Commonwealth gold medalist and world-record holder for 100 metre breaststroke. Illustrated with colour artwork by Alessandro Valdrighi, including graphic novel-style panels, this book is perfect for sport-mad girls and boys with a reading age of 7, but will work perfectly well for older readers too. Printed on off-white paper using a reading font approved by the British Dyslexia Association, the Sporting Heroes series brings to life the skill, grit and determination needed to be a world-class sportsperson today. This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of booksto get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books kids can't put down.
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  • Awesome Animals: Facts, Stats and Quizzes

    By Tracey Turner
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    Tracey Turner
    Stat Attack is irresistible to fact fiends, providing A-Z lists, top tens, etc, and focusing on mind-boggling information about the subjects that really interest them. Fascinating lists are meticulously researched and backed up with supplementary information. The books lend themselves to statistic games and comparisons, and are illustrated in an infographic style.
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  • Alola Adventure

    Gotta Catch 'Em All! A fantastic full-colour early reader that Pokémon's youngest fans have been waiting for!Ash and his mum are on holiday in the Alola region, along with Pikachu and Mimey, and having a great time. Join Ash for a new adventure, exciting challenges and of course - more Pokémon battles!
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  • Ancient to Modern

    By Joe Fullman
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    Joe Fullman
    The Olympics Ancient to Modern is a fascinating look at the history of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, from the first events in Ancient Greece right the way up to London 2012 and Sochi 2014. It focusses on when and where each Games has been held, and some key stats, such as how much it cost, how many athletes competed, and how many spectators came to watch. The book explains how all the Games - Summer Olympics, Winter Olympics and Paralympics - came into being, and how the Olympic Games were revived in Paris at the end of the 19th century. It compares the ancient and modern Games, looking at the sports and athletes involved then and now, and at how the modern Games are continuosly evolving. It also looks at key moments in the Games' history, and at some of the tragedies and controversies that have rocked it - from doping scandals, boycotts and cheating to the Berlin Olympics of 1936, and the Munich Massacre. The book celebrates the achievements of star Olympians, and gives the lowdown on the most popular and exciting Olympic sports, from cycling and rowing to skiing and wheelchair basketball. Fun, fact-filled text and a bright, engaging design make this the perfect Olympic title for children of 9+.If you've enjoyed finding out about the history of the Olympics, why not try learning all about key Olympic sports in Going for Gold: A Guide to the Summer Olympics, another title in the series.
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  • Amir Khan

    By Clive Gifford
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    Clive Gifford
    Amir Khan is a world champion boxer, who, in 2004 at the age of just 17, won a silver medal at the Athens Olympics. He is involved in several charitable projects, in Britain and around the world. Let his amazing story inspire you! Top tips give advice on how you can succeed in sport. Inspiration panels show who and what motivated Amir to reach his goals. A Day in the Life feature gives an insight into how Amir might spend his time.Discover more about key figures in the public eye with the Inspirational Lives series. These fascinating biographies focus on influential people, important for their achievements and contribution to their time and industry.Other titles in the series: Andy Murray, David Attenborough, Malala Yousafzai, Nelson Mandela, Stephen Hawking, Tim Berners-Lee and many more.
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  • Art

    Let children aged 9+ discover what art means to them, how it can be made, and what it has meant for people throughout history. This book is packed with top tips to spark kids' creative imaginations. It shows them how to find inspiration and introduces the idea that art can be a powerful way to communicate. It explains some key art movements and artistic techniques, from pencil drawing and papier mache to watercolour, oil and acrylic painting, giving kids the confidence to express themselves through art!A great introduction to the history of art for children at KS2.
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  • Alex Ferguson

    By Sarah Eason
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    Sarah Eason
    Find out all about football's most famous coach! Alex Ferguson, has had an amazing career in the beautiful game. He is famed for his dedication to Manchester United, his passion for football and his determination to win. Today, he is widely credited as the most successful coach in English football history. Until his retirement in 2013, Sir Alex Ferguson was the most famous football manager in the world. During his time at Manchester United, the club won the Premier League 13 times and the FA Cup five times, as well as numerous other titles and trophies. No other football manager has come close to equalling Fergie's record. This book gives you the story behind this incredible man - from his upbringing in a tough part of Glasgow, through his career as a football player in Scotland, to his 26 years in charge of one of the most famous and successful football clubs in the world. It focuses on his management techniques and his star players, from David Beckham to Ryan Giggs, Eric Cantona, Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney, and explains how he transformed Man Utd into a global phenomenon - the club every footballer wanted to play for. Biographical information, quotes from the man himself, support the narrative.Discover how Alex began his career as a professional footballer, why he decided to become a coach, how he turned Manchester United into one of the world's greatest football teams and why Fergie was the most respected manager in football! A fantastic resource for biography based project work!
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    An Infographic Guide to Football

    Football is the most popular sport in the world, and this infographic guide is the perfect way to take your love of the sport beyond the pitch. Whether you're fascinated by goal stats, intrigued by the history or want to know more about some lesser-known competitions worldwide, its all within this one packed book. Using vivid colours, graphic visuals and bold designs, this guide brings football's facts, history and teams to life with a modern and engaging approach to information.
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  • Andy Murray

    By Clive Gifford
    Authors:
    Clive Gifford
    Andy Murray: Olympic gold medal winner, record-holder of the first British man in 77 years to win Wimbledon men's single final, and ambassador of charities that raise money and encourage children to take up sport. Find out more about his amazing story!Get advice on how to succeed as a tennis player, find out who and what motivates Andy to reach his goals and get an insight into how Andy spends his time.
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  • Animals

    By Paul Gamble, Paul Gamble
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    Paul Gamble
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    Paul Gamble
    11 popular domestic and wild animals feature in this step-by-step guide. Perfect a pony, sketch a shark and refine a rattlesnake with professional guidance.Whether you can already draw really well or whether you think you can't, Paul Gamble's guides will help you create amazing cartoon-style illustrations of popular animals, superheroes, monsters and more. Once you've mastered these, you'll be inspired to create even more!Six books that will help children aged 6+ improve their art skills. The projects are specially designed to be easy for young readers to reproduce by building up simple lines and curves.
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  • Albert and the Garden of Doom

    By Phil Earle, Jamie Littler
    Authors:
    Phil Earle
    Illustrated by:
    Jamie Littler
    Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.Albert LOVES football. But he HATES the Garden of Doom next door. He's always kicking his footballs into it, and he can't go and get them back - Mr Creaky lives next door, and Albert is terrified of him. But when he kicks his friend Errol's ball into the Garden of Doom, Albert knows that he has to be brave. Could there be more to Mr Creaky than meets the eye? Could he be a jewel thief? A wizard? A secret agent?Albert doesn't know... but he's about to find out!The first Early Reader story from a talented and unique voice in children's fiction. Phil Earle is a CARNEGIE MEDAL shortlisted author whose hard-hitting YA novels have been widely acclaimed.
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  • Acting Skills

    By Stephanie Turnbull
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    Stephanie Turnbull
    Acting Skills will show you how to get started on a wide range of performance projects. Packed with ideas and techniques, it includes tips and advice on a whole range of acting skills, such as improvisation and miming and how to make the best use of props, make-up and lighting. This book takes you through some of the skills you might need to put on a performance of your own. Part of the series, Superskills. Six books packed with tips on how to improve your technique in a range of creative fields aimed at children aged 9+.
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  • Art on the Street: Graffiti Culture

    By Liz Gogerly
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    Liz Gogerly
    Graffiti art is making an impact on our urban landscape - make sure it's on your radar! Look inside to find out which artists are at the cutting edge of graffiti culture, learn about the different methods of creating urban art and read a star story of a famous graffiti artist! Are you on the radar?
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  • Art on the Street: Body Decoration

    By Adam Sutherland
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    Adam Sutherland
    Find out all about body decoration from around the world, today and back in history! Discover where tattooing and piercing came from, how people have used make up since the ancient times, and learn how to create your own intricate nail art designs or make a pair of earrings. Look inside to find a 5-minute Interview and a Star Story with a famous TV tattoo artist, have a debate on the pros and cons of body art, and then read all about some amazing body decoration record breakers!
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  • Art on the Street: Cool Brands

    By Liz Gogerly
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    Liz Gogerly
    Learn about cool brands throughout the ages, from the historic Coca Cola brand to today's Apple Inc. Find out all about Brand Beckham, read an interview with a brand designer and discover how to design a cool brand logo, step by step! Learn all about what makes a cool brand and enter our big debate on whether brands equal cool culture or plain greed!
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  • Art Skills

    By Stephanie Turnbull
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    Stephanie Turnbull
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    Ask Pippa (Questions and Answers)

    By Pippa Funnell
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    Pippa Funnell
    Have you ever wondered what your horse was thinking? Or how to stop his bad habits, whether that's over eating, biting or bucking? How do you plait manes and tails? Why grooming is necessary and how to do it properly? How do you change your diagonal or how long your stirrups should be for jumping?Divided into three sections About Horses, About Riding, About Me, Pippa's essential guide to all things horse and pony related is written with her characteristic warmth, humour and wise words.
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  • Athletics

    By Clive Gifford
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    Clive Gifford
    Have you been inspired by the 2012 Olympics? Sporting Skills: Athletics is a step by step guide to your favourite athletic disciplines, from sprinting, running and jumping to throwing the javelin, shot put, discus and other events. Take your game to the next level!
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  • Art on the Street: Graffiti Culture

    By Liz Gogerly
    Authors:
    Liz Gogerly
    Graffiti art is making an impact on our urban landscape - make sure it's on your radar! Look inside to find out which artists are at the cutting edge of graffiti culture, learn about the different methods of creating urban art and read a star story of a famous graffiti artist! Are you on the radar?
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