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  • The Classical World

    By Alex Woolf
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    Alex Woolf
    What developments in government and politics, food and farming, architecture, science, art and medicine were there in the classical world of the Ancient Greeks, Celts and Romans and how did these compare with those made during the same time period by the Mauryan Empire and the Qin and Han Dynasties? What was happening at the same time in the Americas? Packed with beautiful illustrations, this book, in the Parallel History series for readers upwards of age nine, will help you to explore the classical world chronologically, with timelines to show you when major events and achievements took place.
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  • A Cry in the Dark - Explore sound and use science to survive

    By Richard Spilsbury, Louise Spilsbury
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    Richard Spilsbury, Louise Spilsbury
    Follow Jess, Ben, Amelie and Zac as they use science to escape from terrifying danger, and try some exciting experiments for yourself. In A Cry in the Dark, the gang uses the science of sound to escape from a mad scientist! Will they find their way back to safety before he catches them?Science has never been more exciting with this attention-grabbing approach which delivers true scientific learning through an action-packed story and spectacular graphic illustrations. The science in the story is backed up through simple experiments that readers can try for themselves.
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  • Computing and Coding in the Real World

    By Clive Gifford
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    Clive Gifford
    Computing and Coding in the Real World looks at applied coding and the computation hidden in the world that surrounds us. Readers will learn how things work, from scanners at supermarket checkouts and distance sensors on cars to 3D printers. 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. Real-world anecdotes from the world of information technology look at the forerunners of digital technology that have paved the way for coders today.Provides support to many teachers who are not subject specialists in this area and who can use this book for ideas, inspiration and materials. The book doesn't rely on a particular software/OS.Other titles in the Get Ahead in Computing series: Amazing Applications & Perfect Programs; Awesome Algorithms & Creative Coding; Great Games and Amazing Animation; Super Social Media and Awesome Online Safety; The Science of Computers; Web Page Design
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  • Create, Watch and Send

    By Heather Lyons, Dan Crisp, Alex Westgate
    Authors:
    Heather Lyons
    Illustrated by:
    Dan Crisp, Alex Westgate
    This book will help budding young programmers discover their own creativity. Learn how to write and share a story, upload pictures, make videos and share your creative work with others, then hop online to try out your new skills on the companion website. Let's get coding!Kids Get Coding is a fantastic, hands-on resource for anyone looking to get started with coding. The eight books cover key areas of hte KS1 computing curriculum with simple text. 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 Data Duck - a computer-programming mastermind here to help with hints and tips!
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  • Coding in the Real World

    By Heather Lyons, Dan Crisp, Alex Westgate
    Authors:
    Heather Lyons
    Illustrated by:
    Dan Crisp, Alex Westgate
    This book will help budding young programmers discover the technology in the world around them. Learn how computers play a big part in our everyday lives, controlling our cars, traffic lights, shopping and money, robots and much more, invent your own programs for everyday situations, then hop online to try out your new skills on the companion website. Let's get coding!Kids Get Coding is a fantastic, hands-on resource for anyone looking to get started with coding. The eight books cover key areas of the KS1 computing curriculum with simple text. 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 Data Duck - a computer-programming mastermind here to help with hints and tips!
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  • Class One Farmyard Fun

    By Julia Jarman, Lynne Chapman
    Authors:
    Julia Jarman
    Illustrated by:
    Lynne Chapman
    This hilarious picture book about Class One on a visit to a farm follows the Stockport Schools Book Award winner Class Two at the Zoo - watch out for the bull this time!Join Class One as they visit a farm. They see all sorts of animal antics, but they don't notice the bull, knocking the gate down and charging after them. But don't worry, Class One have a plan to contain him, armed only with a large pair of red knickers...Class Two at the Zoo was voted Best Book of 2008 by thousands of children, and it won the Stockport Schools Book Award. Praise for Class Two at the Zoo: 'Just the ticket for reading prior to a class trip.' - Kirkus ReviewsRead about award winning author Julia Jarman at www.juliajarman.comFind out more about bestselling illustrator Lynne Chapman at www.lynnechapman.co.uk
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    Charlie the Choo-Choo

    By Beryl Evans, Ned Dameron
    Authors:
    Beryl Evans
    Illustrated by:
    Ned Dameron
    'If I were ever to write a children's book, it would be just like this!' Stephen KingEngineer Bob has a secret: his train engine, Charlie the Choo-Choo, is alive ... A children's book and future classic about friendship, loyalty and hard work. Fans of Stephen King's bestselling series will recognise Charlie, the Choo-Choo, adapted from a section of his novel The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands. The piece of art created by Ned Dameron for book three is now the cover image for this picture book.
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  • Chase

    By Linwood Barclay
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    Linwood Barclay
    Get ready to run . . . an edge-of-your-seat thriller with bite from international bestselling author Linwood Barclay, in his first novel for 9-12 year olds.Chipper is a very special dog. As part of a top-secret, multi-million dollar experiment to create the ultimate canine spy technology, Chipper's whole life has been spent within the walls of a secret organization known only as The Institute. Chipper is supposed to be more machine than mutt, but something's wrong and The Institute knows it. He's about to be terminated.Across the state, twelve-year-old orphan Jeff Conway is working all hours at his aunt Flo's lakeside cabin business. He misses his parents, his old life, and the dog he had to leave behind.When Chipper escapes and Jeff finds himself part of the chase, The Institute's most ruthless agent is hot on their tail, and he wants Chipper dead . . . at any cost.Danger, secrets and thrilling suspense collide in Linwood Barclay's action-packed first novel for children.
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  • Clothes Around the World

    By Moira Butterfield
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    Moira Butterfield
    Take a journey around the world to discover some fantastic clothes worn by children around the world!What do children wear in Russia where the temperature drops to minus 50?What do children wear in the Middle East to protect themselves from burning sun and stinging sandstorms?What do colours mean in clothes? Why do the Masai wear red, and Buddhist monks wear orange?Find out in Clothes Around the World!Children will love reading about their contemporaries in other countries, finding their way through clothes for special days and working days, clothes for hot and cold climates, and clothes made from the natural world. Our world is full of amazing and different things. The Children Like Us series introduces children to people and places around the world. It shows them how different cultures live in unique ways and enables them to compare other people's lives with their own.Inclues Art Station activities where readers are encouraged to use their new knowledge creatively!
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  • The Class Vote

    By Deborah Chancellor, Elif Balta Parks
    Authors:
    Deborah Chancellor
    Illustrated by:
    Elif Balta Parks
    Roshan is excited because his class has a new pet, a cute little hamster. But what should they call the hamster? Roshan wants to call him Buster but his best friend likes Fluffball. They have an argument about it, so their teacher announces that a class vote is the best way to decide. Which name will win the ballot and will the loser accept the decision of the class?The book is a part of the British Values series which explores tricky subjects such as democracy, the rule of law, mutual respect and tolerance through fun illustrated stories. Each book includes teacher notes for discussing the theme of the story.
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  • Catherine the Fashion Princess Fairy

    By Daisy Meadows
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    Daisy Meadows
    This cheerful and inviting Early Reader brings the blast of colour that Rainbow Magic's youngest fans have been waiting for!Catherine the Fashion Princess Fairy helps make sure princesses everywhere have the perfect outfits for their royal functions. But when Jack Frost and his goblins steal her magical objects, all sorts of things start to go wrong! Can Kirsty and Rachel help get them back before fashion disasters strike the human and fairy worlds?
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  • The Corrupted

    By Alex Marlowe
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    Alex Marlowe
    Following the shocking events of the previous book, The Immortals are disheartened and cracks are beginning to show in their alliance. Then a new face brings secrets from Luke's past to light, turning everything he thought he knew upside-down.Which makes it the perfect moment for their enemies to strike...
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  • Claude All at Sea

    By Alex T. Smith
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    Alex T. Smith
    The first picture book starring the delightful canine Claude, following the much-loved fiction series. Perfect for Claude's youngest fans. Meet Claude - the extraordinary dog with an extraordinary life! Whether he's soaking up café culture in the city or taking some time out on the beach - wherever he goes, all sorts of wacky adventures befall him.Are you ready for a rollicking seafaring adventure? In true Claude style, the fearless canine swooshes out of the house via the bathtub. Out at sea and joined by trusted companion, Sir Bobblysock, Claude meets mermaids, dolphins, Captain Poopdeck, and an enormous, ferocious sea monster called Nigel! Can Claude save them all from the monster?Claude was selected for the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize, the Richard and Judy Book Club and is soon to be a TV star on Disney Junior with 52 episodes airing in 2017. Alex T. Smith is a World Book Day Illustrator. Praise for Claude:'Illustrated with humour and elegance.' Sunday Times'Quirky illustrations with plenty of humour.' The MetroFollow Alex at http://alextsmith.blogspot.co.uk and https://twitter.com/Alex_T_Smith
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  • The Case of the Broken Game

    By Enid Blyton
    Authors:
    Enid Blyton
    Meet Noddy, Enid Blyton's most enduringly popular creation, now starring in a brand-new TV animation.A fun-filled mini-storybook for fans of the brand-new CGI TV Noddy Toyland Detective series, screening on Milkshake from May 2016.Noddy is Toyland's new detective. If there's something lost, missing or unusual happening in Toyland, Noddy and his friends Bumpy Dog and Revs the Car are the investigating dream team who find out what's going on and how to make things right. With the help of his Who-What-Where tablet, Noddy asks questions and uncovers clues to solve the mystery and save the day.
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  • Cards and Wrapping Paper

    By Rita Storey
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    Rita Storey
    Why hunt for the perfect card to send to someone when you can make it yourself? It's much cheaper - and more fun! I love Craft: Cards and Wrapping Paper features instructions for creative craft projects, from monster hug and swimming fish cards to marbled wrapping paper and party bags. The projects cover different techniques and each is explained with illustrated step-by-step instructions.The book is part of the I Love Craft series - fantastically fun project craft books for children aged 7+.
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  • Chinese

    By Nancy Dickmann
    Authors:
    Nancy Dickmann
    This book takes a light-hearted look at the characters and creatures from the the Chinese mythological stories. These myths come from different cultural groups, and they include stories about how the world came to be, as well as folk tales and stories with a religious message. The stories are full of gods, monsters, animals, ghosts and nature spirits. The book is structured as a 'Who's Who' of the culture's myths and legends and has a gossipy, informal tone, allowing the characters' personalities to come through.The chapters begin with a spread featuring factfiles of two characters. Each of these has an "In His Own Words" section, where the character himself (or herself) gives fast facts such as parents, powers, crowning achievements, and "Not to be confused with...". This is followed by a myth re-relling, presented in a magazine-style, featuring the two characters. In total there are six spreads of fact files (12 characters total) and six different re-tellings.
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  • Counting on Autumn

    By Lizann Flatt
    Authors:
    Lizann Flatt
    Do you think maths matters to animals and plants? What if nature knew numbers like you? Explore numbers and different ways of counting in beautiful autumn scenes. Meet squirrels, bears, raccoons, geese and whales as they take you through numeration. Maths in Nature is a lovely four book series, which explores seasonal and natural beauty through maths concepts, which are made engaging with energetic and colourful paper collage illustrations, poetic language and thoughtful questions. Each book also includes nature notes at the end, which give more information about the animals and plants featured in the seasonal scenes. Colourful, cut- paper collage art uniquely evokes the natural world, while two levels of text - one a lyrical story, the other asking children to problem-solve - bring the reader to a full understanding of the maths concept being covered. The engaging "What if?" format of these informational picture books is sure to delight five- to seven-year-olds.
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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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  • Castles and Cannons

    By Scoular Anderson
    Authors:
    Scoular Anderson
    It's never too early to find out about kings and queens, drawbridges and dungeons, and old castle toilets with this brand new green Early Reader factbook.Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books, perfect for building confidence in new readers and reluctant readers. A green Early Reader is a first factbook.Did you know that the first castles were called motte and bailey castles? Or that there were holes above the castle gates called murder holes?Learn fascinating facts about life in a castle and how ancient castles were built and defended, in this brand new non fiction Early Reader from Scoular Anderson, with full colour illustrations on every page.
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  • Cinderella

    By Pat-a-Cake, Rachel Elliot, Tim Budgen
    Authors:
    Pat-a-Cake, Rachel Elliot
    Illustrated by:
    Tim Budgen
    Poor Cinderella is made to sweep, cook and clean, and yet she always shows kindness to her mean stepsisters. This storybook boasts sparkles and spells, heroes and villains, and a triumphant happy ending.It's never too early to introduce children to the magic and wonder of fairy tales. Classic characters are brought to life at each turn of the page with spellbinding artwork and lyrical writing. A visual glossary at the beginning introduces new vocabulary and promotes understanding. A lively activity at the end invites discussion and will make even the very youngest children want to return to these story books again and again. In this story, young readers can select their own fabulous outfits for the ball from the pages of a catalogue, just like Cinderella's step-sisters did!Fairy tales are a vital introduction to the basics of storytelling like setting, characters and plot. They boost a child's imagination and also teach valuable life lessons about good overcoming evil, the difference between right and wrong and the importance of rising to a challenge. Also available: Jack and the Beanstalk, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Little Red Riding Hood.
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