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  • Cool Stuff to Make With Paper

    By Stephanie Turnbull
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    Stephanie Turnbull
    You don't need to spend a fortune on your own cool, custom-made stuff. Ingenious ways to use inexpensive materials - many of which you may already have lying around mean you can bake, sew, make and grow loads of brilliant things. Four lovely step-by-step books that encourage readers to use the materials and environment around them to encourage creativity. Can also be used to demonstrate ways to recycle and reuse everyday materials and encourage discussions around wasting food and other resources.
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  • Cool Stuff to Grow

    By Stephanie Turnbull
    Authors:
    Stephanie Turnbull
    Do you think you have the green-fingered touch? This book will inspire you to grow your own flowers, vegetables, herbs and other plants. Simple miniature gardens, displays and recipes will help you make loads of brilliant garden crafts and tasty snacks too.You don't need to spend a fortune on your own cool, custom-made stuff. Ingenious ways to use inexpensive materials - many of which you may already have lying around mean you can bake, sew, make and grow loads of brilliant things. Four lovely step-by-step books that encourage readers to use the materials and environment around them to encourage creativity. Can also be used to demonstrate ways to recycle and reuse everyday materials and encourage discussions around wasting food and other resources.
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  • Cristiano Ronaldo

    By Roy Apps
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    Roy Apps
    This inspirational biography for children, written by award-winning author Roy Apps, follows the amazing story of Cristiano Ronaldo from his first street kickabout in Funchal, Maderia, to playing for Manchester Utd and Real Madrid. 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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  • Cats

    By Pat Jacobs
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    Pat Jacobs
    Whether they already own one, or beg for one each Christmas and birthday, children love pets, and Pet Pals: Cat is the perfect title for any kitty-loving child out there. From where they sleep to what they eat, and how you can make them feel safe and at home, this book provides all the pet care advice you could possibly need. Learn how cats communicate, the games they like to play and the treats they like to eat, as well as how to care for them.Adorable photos, and gentle, accessible text, makes this the perfect guide for all cat carers - whether they own a cat or not!
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  • Cup Competitions

    By James Nixon
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    James Nixon
    Find out all you ever wanted to know about the biggest tournaments in world football! Read about events such as the World Cup and the Euros, as well as club competitions, including the Champions League and the FA Cup. Discover how each competition works, the past champions and some of football's greatest stories.The Football World series takes a broad look at football on the world stage, covering players, leagues, cup competitions and the history of football. Each title includes statistics and fun facts and is perfect for football fans aged 8 and up who want to know it all.
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  • Cool Stuff to Bake

    By Stephanie Turnbull
    Authors:
    Stephanie Turnbull
    You don't need to spend a fortune on your own cool, custom-made stuff. Ingenious ways to use inexpensive materials - many of which you may already have lying around mean you can bake, sew, make and grow loads of brilliant things. Four lovely step-by-step books that encourage readers to use the materials and environment around them to encourage creativity. Can also be used to demonstrate ways to recycle and reuse everyday materials and encourage discussions around wasting food and other resources. Perfect for readers aged 9 and up.
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  • Cricket

    By Chris Oxlade
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    Chris Oxlade
    Looking to take up a new sport? Or just thinking about ways to keep fit and healthy? This book is a great introduction to all the important cricket skills you'll need. Full of skills tips and photos showing key techniques, you'll discover everything - from training to competing - while also finding out something about cricket stars of the past and present.
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  • Cricket

    By Clive Gifford
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    Clive Gifford
    Each title in the Great Sporting Events series gives a fascinating insight into the great sporting events that thrill sports stars and fans alike.A must-read for all cricket fans, Great Sporting Events: Cricket looks at the top cricket competitions in the world and describes the history behind them, notable events and the personalities that helped to shape the sport.
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  • Cartoons

    Find out how to create your own cartoon characters and comic strips, draw manga-style artwork and expand your abilities into computer-generated animations. Whether you're new to cartoons or looking to develop your skills, this book will tell you everything you need to know, from finding out what are the best things about being able to create cartoons and animations to discovering what it takes to become a famous cartoonist.Discover advice from experts and top tips on how to improve, plus a quiz so you can find out how mad about cartoons you really are!The Mad About series of books helps children age 8+ perfect a variety of hobbies and skills, from art and cartooning to football and gymnastics.
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  • Cycling

    By Paul Mason
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    Paul Mason
    Looking to take up a new sport? Or just thinking about ways to keep fit and healthy? This book is a great introduction to all the important cycling skills you'll need. Full of skills tips and photos showing key techniques, you'll discover everything - from training to competing - while also finding out something about cycling stars of the past and present.
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  • Cool Stuff to Sew

    By Stephanie Turnbull
    Authors:
    Stephanie Turnbull
    Think you could be the next big thing in sewing? Master some sewing basics and then try your hand at making your own bag, some amazing decorations and all the other crafty creations in this book.You don't need to spend a fortune on your own cool, custom-made stuff. Ingenious ways to use inexpensive materials - many of which you may already have lying around mean you can bake, sew, make and grow loads of brilliant things. Four lovely step-by-step books that encourage readers to use the materials and environment around them to encourage creativity. Can also be used to demonstrate ways to recycle and reuse everyday materials and encourage discussions around wasting food and other resources.
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  • Creepy Crawlies

    By Paul Gamble, Paul Gamble
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    Paul Gamble
    Illustrated by:
    Paul Gamble
    11 popular insects and arachnids feature in this step-by-step guide. Draw a slick scorpion, hone a hornet and caricature a centipede 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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  • Creating an App

    By Chris Martin
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    Chris Martin
    With this book, the Quick Expert's Guide has crafted the perfect guide to becoming an expert app-maker. We show you how to create your very own amazing app from scratch - master HTMLs, programming, embed content galore, and get the insider knowledge on how to keep your user's coming back for more.The Quick Expert's Guide series aids the teaching of computing at KS2 and KS3, encouraging computational thinking and creativity. Each title includes features that break down the complex aspects of the subject, inspirational case studies, activities and a final project to test the reader's new skills. Chapter round-ups also offer tips on key words and phrases as well as boosting self esteem and confidence, in order to walk the walk and talk the talk of a true expert. Also in the series, Being a Youtuber, Building a Website and Computing and Programming.
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  • Caving

    By S. L. Hamilton
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    S. L. Hamilton
    Kick excitement into high gear with this extreme title! Short, easy-to-read text pairs with full-colour, action-packed photos to introduce extreme sports fans to caving. Readers will learn about the tools and equipment used in exploring caves, as well as dangers and safety tips. They are introduced to types of caves including limestone caves, sandstone caves, lava caves, sea caves, ice and glacier caves, sinkholes, and mud and boulder caves. Cave formations such as stalactites and stalagmites are also introduced. Extreme facts supplement the text, leaving future caving enthusiasts excited for an extreme adventure!
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  • Circuses

    By Liz Gogerly
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    Liz Gogerly
    Roll up, roll up! Discover the fantastical world of the circus! Learn about the beginnings of the circus, circuses around the world and their incredibly skilled performers. Learn how to juggle, read an interview with an underwater performer and find out amazing circus facts and stats.
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  • Cards and Gifts

    By Stephanie Turnbull
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    Stephanie Turnbull
    A fun and funky magazine-style book that is packed full of tips on how to make the most of what you've got! Tips and ideas on making all kinds of crafty card and gift projects, such as cards, collages, bath treats, party food and fun fabric makes - all without spending a fortune. Cards and Gifts is full of tips on customising and creating to make fabulous gifts for lots of occasions.Smart Girls is a series aimed at girls aged 9+ as they grow from tweens to teens. Full of inspirational ideas, there's something in these books for any girl.
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  • Cooking Skills

    By Stephanie Turnbull
    Authors:
    Stephanie Turnbull
    Cooking Skills will show you how to get started in cooking, encouraging you to develop a range of recipes. Packed with ideas and techniques, it includes tips and advice on a whole range of essential cooking skills, such as chopping safely, kneading and mixing ingredients. From simple no-cook recipes to more complex meals and deserts, this book is designed to inspire the next generation of foodies and chefs, by giving them a solid base to work upon and suggesting ways in which cooking could turn into a future career. 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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  • Circus Skills

    By Stephanie Turnbull
    Authors:
    Stephanie Turnbull
    Circus Skills will show you how to get started in this dynamic and varied performance art, encouraging you to develop a range of techniques and skills. Packed with ideas, it includes tips and advice on a whole range of essential skills, such as tumbling, plate spinning and clowning. From learning to master juggling - it even shows you how to make your own soft juggling balls - to more complex balancing techniques and using props, this book is designed to inspire the next generation of circus performers. The book also suggests ways in which these skills could turn into a future career. 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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    The Commonwealth Games

    By Moira Butterfield
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    Moira Butterfield
    With Glasgow 2014 around the corner, The Commonwealth Games is an invaluable ready-reference guide for young readers to the sports included in the competition. The book offers a look at the history of both the Commonwealth and the British Empire Games before adding key information about the sporting events that will make up the Games in 2014. Filled with facts, stats and full-colour photographs, The Commonwealth Games is an ideal introduction to Commonwealth sport.
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  • Craft Skills

    By Stephanie Turnbull
    Authors:
    Stephanie Turnbull
    Craft Skills will show you how to get started on a wide range of craft projects. Packed with ideas and techniques, it includes tips and advice on a whole range of crafting skills, such as weaving and origami and how to make different types of puppets and models. Advice at the end of the book suggests what you could do with these crafting skills in terms of a future career in a creative industry.Part of the series, Superskills. Six books packed with tips on how to improve your technique in a range of creative fields.
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