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  • Emergency! Emergency!

    By Amelia Marshall, Dan Bramall
    Authors:
    Amelia Marshall
    Illustrated by:
    Dan Bramall
    There's lots happening in an emergency! From frantic fire engines to super fast police bikes, discover how vehicles help rescue us from danger.Explore the world of emergency vehicles with this fantastic picture book brimming with busy bright photos, accessible read out loud text and playful rhymes.These books offer a unique combination of photgraphic realism and story telling, perfect for children and adults to share and explore together. The books also feature an info-vocab page so the eager reader can enjoy learning and naming the vehicle parts.
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    Eat Your People!

    By Lou Kuenzler, David Wojtowycz
    Authors:
    Lou Kuenzler
    Illustrated by:
    David Wojtowycz
    Do you think vegetables are yucky? Just wait until you see what Monty the Monster has on his plate!Monty definitely does NOT want to eat his people. He'll eat his vegetables - every single one! - but he will not eat his people.This hilarious tale of fussy eating in the Monster household is guaranteed to get children giggling.
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  • Easter

    By Jasmine Brooke
    Authors:
    Jasmine Brooke
    This book explores the festival of Easter and the story behind it and features six simple origami projects for your own festive fun! The book shows how people around the world celebrate Easter both in church and at home. Attractively designed, its simple text and wonderful full-colour photos make this an essential book for children celebrating or learning about the festival. The origami activities are accessible to all and are explained with step-by-step illustrations. Your fantastic creations can be used as decorations for the festival, for presents, to impress your teacher for a Easter school project or simply to wow your friends!The book is part of the Origami Festivals series, which bring religious festivals to life through origami art. Each festival is examined in detail, from its history to its significance today and the manner in which people worldwide celebrate it. Origami craft activities engage the reader in each festival and add a fun art and design element to the series. A religious and interactive craft series for children aged 9+.
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    Everybunny Dance

    By Ellie Sandall
    Authors:
    Ellie Sandall
    A delightfully exuberant story about friendship and looking beyond appearances from a talented young picture book creator.Did you know that bunnies love to dance? Did you know they love to sing and play the flute? There's a lot they get up to when nobody's watching!But while they're having fun, they don't notice that someone is creeping nearer. Does he mean trouble? Or does he just want to play?Praise for Follow Me:'Lyrically written, Follow Me has a mesmeric quality that leaves you wanting to enjoy multiple consecutive readings. A real gem.' - Huffington PostFollow Ellie on Twitter at @elliesandall.
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  • Earth

    By Mary-Jane Wilkins
    Authors:
    Mary-Jane Wilkins
    Find out how Earth formed and what makes it different from all the other planets. Discover why we have summer and winter and day and night, and learn how spacecraft from Earth explore the solar system.Part of the Our Solar System series of books that explore the exciting topic of space and are specially written for younger readers. With stunning photographs and explanatory artwork, the books are the perfect introduction to our solar system. Other titles in the series: Asteroids, Comets and Meteors; The Moon; The Inner Planets; The Outer Planets and The Sun
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  • Engineering

    By Colin Hynson
    Authors:
    Colin Hynson
    Discover the amazing array of jobs within the field of engineering that you never knew existed. From the structural engineers who design the concrete and steel structures that keep skyscrapers and other buildings from falling down, to the robotics engineers who construct industrial robots and walking robots and the aeronautical engineers who design aircrafts. Read about the academic and vocational routes you can take to reach these jobs and how to get ahead in these exciting professions whilst you are at school and college.
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  • Emmeline Pankhurst

    By Kay Barnham
    Authors:
    Kay Barnham
    Votes for Women! This biography tells the story of Emmeline Pankhurst, from her early campaigns for the rights of women to vote, through the formation of the Women's Social and Political Union, to the triumph following the First World War of the granting of rights for women. Emmeline believed that action was the way to get her cause noticed and to gain support.Through the story of Emmeline Pankhurst's strive for women's suffrage, we learn about the role of women in the society of Victorian Britain and the early 1900s. Looking at the challenges faced by society helps readers to consider their own life and time and how they have been shaped by the actions of individuals in the past. Readers will learn to draw conclusions from the evidence provided - a great basis for classroom discussion.History VIP biographies each look at the life of a famous Briton telling the stories of these Very Important People with clear, lively text. Amazing facts are added with feature panels and graphic-style illustrations give visual information of the time and society the VIP lived in. With these key biographies students learn how individual people's actions have shaped the course of history. Key terms are defined in an easy-to-use glossary encouraging readers to use historical terms in their own work. History VIPs biographies focus on key subjects in the history curriculum for Key Stages 2 and 3, exploring the impact of exceptional figures in history and the society and culture in Britain at the time that they lived. Features include:In other news - these panels give context and help readers to understand the society and events of the wider world in which the subject livedTrue or False - questions lead students to question information and to interact with the facts they are presented with. What they said - quote features bring the subjects to life using their own words!WOW! - Boxes add humorous or amazing information to astound the reader and bring out the hilarious side of history
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  • Elsa the Mistletoe Fairy

    By Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
    Authors:
    Daisy Meadows
    Illustrated by:
    Georgie Ripper
    Kirsty and Rachel are very excited to be spending Christmas together. But when Jack Frost steals Elsa the Mistletoe Fairy's magical objects, the festive season in both the human and fairy worlds is at risk! Can the girls help get Elsa's objects back before the magic of Christmas is ruined for ever?
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  • Epic Winter

    An exciting novel based on the Ever After High: Epic Winter animation! When the rebellious Jackie Frost and her brother, Northwind, plot to take control of the Winter Palace and curse the Royal Winter Family, a treacherous storm threatens all of Ever After! Under Jackie's chilly curse, the Snow King freezes out everyone in the palace, including his daughter: Crystal Winter. As a wicked winter spreads across the land, Crystal takes off on a daring quest with her friends from Ever After High to melt her father's frozen heart and save the world from turning into a giant snow globe. With Jackie and other fairy dark forces working against them, will Crystal, Briar, Ashlynn, and the rest of the gang be able to heat things up before summer is gone forever after? Includes 8-page colour insert from the animation! ©2016 Mattel. All Rights Reserved.
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  • The Equator

    By Izzi Howell
    Authors:
    Izzi Howell
    How long do day and night last at the equator? Which rainforest does the equator pass through? Which country is named after the equator?Discover the answers to all of these questions and take a trip around the world and learn about the equator. Discover the nearby habitats, from chilly mountains to tropical islands. See what life is like in the countries along the equator, and meet some of the people who live there.The Fact Cat series takes children at nursery age through to Key Stage 1 and above on a journey to discover the world around them, learning about a vast array of subjects on the way from space and science to ancient history and geography!
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  • Elephant Learns to Share - A book about sharing

    By Sue Graves, Trevor Dunton
    Authors:
    Sue Graves
    Illustrated by:
    Trevor Dunton
    A lively picture book that examines the issue of not sharing in an amusing but reassuring way through animal characters - perfect for young children who don't want to share. The story offers a gentle way in to reinforce this good behaviour. At the end of the story there are notes for parents and teachers with suggestions of ways to help children deal with anger.Elephant hates sharing anything. When Gran gives him a bat and ball set, he finds it impossible to play by himself. He needs to find friends to play with, but will anyone want to join his game?It is part of a series Behaviour Matters, which is perfect for sharing with children as a gentle means of discussing their emotions, boosting self-esteem and reinforcing good behaviour. Each book has a fun story featuring fantastic characters which is backed up by suggestions for activities and ideas to talk through together. They support the Personal, Social and Emotional Development Area of Learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage.'Excellent for sharing and encouraging discussion... we can all learn from the approach taken in this series.' Parents in Touch
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  • The Elf Express

    By Frank Lampard
    Authors:
    Frank Lampard
    Frankie and his team love playing football. There's always time for a game - even at Christmas!Frankie and his friends are spending Christmas in Austria with his pen pal Heidi. He is excited to learn how to ski, even if it's not quite the same as playing football. Late on Christmas Eve they discover a lost elf who needs help. Frankie's team will need to use all their skills to get the elf back to his world, and return in time for Christmas!
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  • Everyday Life, Art and Culture

    By John C. Miles
    Authors:
    John C. Miles
    Vikings have a fearsome reputation as terrifying and brutal warriors, raiding other lands and killing without mercy. Yet the Vikings were also incredibly cultured and lived in a complex society. Through artefacts and excavations, Discover the Vikings: Everyday Life, Art and Culture explores the Viking world by examining - among other things - shipbuilding and navigation, longhouses and home life, food and farming and their skills as craftspeople.The book also invites readers to use their own imaginations to think about what it would be like to live in Viking times. Would you be hardy enough to travel far from home in a mighty longship? For readers aged 7+.
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  • Empires

    By Philip Steele
    Authors:
    Philip Steele
    Epic: Empires focuses on 12 of the biggest and most incredible empires in the history of the world, from the first Babylonian Empire, founded in 1792 BCE, to the British Empire, which ended formally in 1997. On the way, it takes in ancient Egypt, ancient Persia, the early Indian empires, Imperial China, ancient Rome, the Mongols, the Ottoman empire, the Aztecs, the Inca, the Spanish empire and the British empire. The book details the dates, location and extent of each empire, along with its most famous rulers. A timeline on every spread gives the key dates from each empire, and what happened when. Additional background information to each empire is also provided, including how each one came into being, who its enemies were, the gods its people worshipped, and how it met its downfall. Epic: Empires also looks at the technology, advances and inventions that came out of each empire, from the paper, fireworks and compasses of imperial China to the sewers, roads and aqueducts of ancient Rome. Infographic elements on each spread present information in a simple and highly visual way. Clear, concise text and a bright, appealing design make the book the perfect resource for project work on geography or history, or simply a great leisure read, for children aged 9 and above.For more epic events, try reading the other titles in the Epic series: Animal Migrations, Battles and Explorers.
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  • Electricity

    By Peter Riley
    Authors:
    Peter Riley
    Moving Up with Science: Electricity reveals how electricity was discovered; what is inside a battery; and howto make your own series circuit. Explore the many uses of electricity and discover how to make your own buzzing robot.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.
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  • Enid Blyton's Christmas Tales

    By Enid Blyton, Mark Beech
    Authors:
    Enid Blyton
    Illustrated by:
    Mark Beech
    Enid Blyton's timeless collection of Christmas stories - an ideal gift for anyone who loved the stories during their own childhood to pass on to the next generation of readers.Enid Blyton's Christmas Stories was so popular that readers asked for another collection - and here it is! Nobody captures the spirit of Christmas like Enid Blyton, and in these stories - which are perfect for reading alone or sharing - she describes the excitement of anticipating gifts, the pleasures of making special food, of singing carols, and coming together to share good times with friends and families. As ever with Blyton, there is mischief and mayhem but good always prevails in the end. This is an entirely different set of stories to the ones included in Enid Blyton's Christmas Stories. All stories previously appeared in magazines and anthologies from the 40s and 60s. This collection contains the original texts and is unillustrated.The stories in this collection are:One Christmas Eve All the Way to Santa Claus Annabelle's Little Thimble A Coat for the Snowman The Extraordinary Christmas Tree On His Way Home Good Gracious, Santa Claus! No Present for Benny First Walk in December The Christmas Tree Fairy A Christmas Legend The Christmas Bicycle The Battle in the Toyshop A Grand Visitor The Little Carol Singer The Man Who Wasn't Father Christmas A Christmas Wish He Belonged to the Family A Hole in her Stocking Christmas in the Toyshop They Didn't Believe in Santa Claus! Bobbo's Magic Stocking On Christmas Night Little Mrs Millikin Second Walk in December The Magic Snow-bird
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  • Elle the Thumbelina Fairy

    By Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
    Authors:
    Daisy Meadows
    Illustrated by:
    Georgie Ripper
    Kirsty and Rachel are very excited to be going to the Wetherbury Storytelling Festival! But when mean Jack Frost steals the Storybook Fairies' magical objects, all the stories start getting mixed up. Can the girls help their fairy friends put things right?
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  • Esther the Kindness Fairy

    By Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
    Authors:
    Daisy Meadows
    Illustrated by:
    Georgie Ripper
    Everyone knows Kirsty and Rachel are best friends. But when Jack Frost steals the Friendship Fairies' magical objects, the special bond of BFFs everywhere is at risk! Can they fight the Ice Lord and his goblin minions to restore the magic of friendship in both the Fairyland and worlds?
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  • The Enormous Turnip

    By Jackie Walter
    Authors:
    Jackie Walter
    The farmer has grown the most enormous turnip in the world! Will he and his friends ever be able to pull it out of the ground?A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite traditional story. Join the farmer in his hilarious attempts to pick the enormous turnip!Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 1 stories are told in under 500 words, for children to read independently.
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  • Eleanor the Snow White Fairy

    By Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
    Authors:
    Daisy Meadows
    Illustrated by:
    Georgie Ripper
    Kirsty and Rachel are having a wonderful time at the Fairytale Festival. But Jack Frost has stolen Eleanor the Snow White Fairy's magical object, and now Snow White and the seven dwarves have got lost in the human world! Can Rachel and Kirsty help find them and keep fairytales everywhere magical?
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