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  • The Fact or Fiction Behind History

    By Kay Barnham
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    Kay Barnham
    Truth or Busted's History title explores popular myths and legends about world history in a light and humorous way that kids will find unputdownable. Such statements as 'George Washington had wooden teeth' or 'Thomas Crapper invented the flushing toilet' are examined as well as where the ideas came, whether they have any basis in truth, or whether they can be consigned to folklore. Each statement is given a TRUTH or BUSTED evaluation.
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  • Flowers

    By Victoria Munson
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    Victoria Munson
    Find out about nature with these beautiful photographic introductions. Simple descriptions and fun facts help make it easy to identify common flowers.Then get active and make the nature project at the back of the book.
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  • Forests

    By Louise Spilsbury, Richard Spilsbury
    Authors:
    Louise Spilsbury, Richard Spilsbury
    Supporting the geography curriculum for KS2, this beautiful book gives readers core information about forest biomes - where they are found and what their geography is like, the special adaptations of the vegetation and animals, how people live in these regions and how human influences on the environment have ramifications for the future.
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  • Farm Animals

    By Annalees Lim
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    Annalees Lim
    Find out all there is to know about your favourite farm animals with these exciting craft projects! Follow the step-by-step instructions to make cows, pigs, sheep dogs, Highland cows 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.Includes QR codes that link to step-by-step videos, showing how some of the crafts are made.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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  • Fairytale Frankie and the Mermaid Escapade

    By Greg Gormley, Steven Lenton
    Authors:
    Greg Gormley
    Illustrated by:
    Steven Lenton
    A fun-filled seaside caper full of favourite fairytale characters, with a positive message about overcoming worries and anxiety.When Fairytale Frankie meets a worried mermaid, a wizard lifeguard, a surfing prince and a talking parrot, she knows it's going to be an unusual day at the beach. Everyone needs Frankie's help - the scary sea monster is coming, and no one knows what to do! Can the fairytale friends learn to be big and brave together?This funny, fast-paced story is a visual feast - a real treat from one of the most exciting contemporary artists working today, illustrator of the much-loved top seller Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam.
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  • First Day

    By Pat-a-Cake, Becky Down
    Authors:
    Pat-a-Cake
    Illustrated by:
    Becky Down
    Give your children a head start at primary school with this essential wipe-clean activity book.A fun and engaging activity book that will give children a head start as they prepare to start school. Designed to complement the National Curriculum, it gently introduces children to the experiences they will have and concepts they will be learning about in their first year at primary school. It also equips parents with the tools and information needed to support their child.The consultant-approved activities are fun to do and are combined with funny pictures that children will love. The first steps to school success!This book includes: Carefully crafted activities about concepts such as colours, shapes and days of the week. Useful information and support for parents. Wipe-clean pen. Also available: First Phonics, First Writing, First Numbers, First Phonics Flash Cards, Times Tables Flash Cards
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  • First Writing

    By Pat-a-Cake, Becky Down
    Authors:
    Pat-a-Cake
    Illustrated by:
    Becky Down
    Give your children a head start at primary school with this essential wipe-clean activity book.A fun and engaging First Writing activity book that will give children a head start as they get to grips with handwriting at school. Designed to complement the National Curriculum, it gently introduces children to handwriting skills and equips parents with the tools and information needed to support them. The consultant-approved activities are fun to do and combined with funny pictures and silly jokes that children will love. The first steps to school success!This book includes: Carefully chosen practice words that increase a child's vocabulary. Directional instructions for right and left-handed children. Wipe-clean pen. Also available: First Phonics, First Numbers, First Day, First Phonics Flash Cards, Times Tables Flash Cards
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  • First Phonics Flash Cards

    By Pat-a-Cake, Becky Down
    Authors:
    Pat-a-Cake
    Illustrated by:
    Becky Down
    Give your children a head start at primary school with these essential flash cards.These fun and engaging First Phonics Flash Cards will give children a head start as they get to grips with learning to read and write at school. Designed to complement the National Curriculum, and covering all 44 phonemes (sound units) that children will learn in reception, these flash cards are perfect for learning and practising phonics together.Educationally sound flash cards, brilliantly illustrated with funny pictures that children will love. The first steps to school success! Also available: Times Tables Flash Cards, First Phonics, First Day, First Numbers, First Writing
  • First Phonics

    By Pat-a-Cake, Becky Down
    Authors:
    Pat-a-Cake
    Illustrated by:
    Becky Down
    Give your children a head start at primary school with this essential wipe-clean activity book.A fun and engaging First Phonics activity book that will give children a head start as they get to grips with learning to read and write at school. Designed to complement the National Curriculum, it gently introduces children to phonics and equips parents with the tools and information needed to support them. The consultant-approved activities are fun to do and combined with funny pictures and silly jokes that children will love. The first steps to school success!This book includes: Activities that teach the first 15 phonemes (sound units) that children will learn in reception Supportive tips and information for parents Wipe-clean pen Also available: First Numbers, First Writing, First Day, Times Tables Flash Cards, First Phonics Flash Cards
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  • First Numbers

    By Pat-a-Cake, Becky Down
    Authors:
    Pat-a-Cake
    Illustrated by:
    Becky Down
    Give your children a head start at primary school with this essential wipe-clean activity book.A fun and engaging First Numbers activity book that will give children a head start as they get to grips with numbers and counting at school. Designed to complement the National Curriculum, it gently introduces children to number recognition and counting skills and equips parents with the tools and information needed to support them. The consultant-approved activities are fun to do and combined with funny pictures and silly jokes that children will love. The first steps to school success!This book includes: Carefully crafted activities that reinforce number-writing practice and recognition. Lots of fun counting exercises from 1 to 20. Wipe-clean pen. Also available: First Phonics, First Writing, First Day, Times Tables Flash Cards, First Phonics Flash Cards
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  • Frankie Fox, Girl Spy 02

    By Yvette Poshoglian
    Authors:
    Yvette Poshoglian
    Junior Griffin agent Frankie Fox is undercover on her second mission, visiting an international kids' robotics competition in Scotland. She's investigating the evil Alliance's robot army when she discovers something even more terrifying: the world's number one boy band, Band of Brothers, is brainwashing kids to serve the Alliance! To crack this case, Frankie will need to solve puzzles, deprogram evil robots, and sneak backstage at a Band of Brothers concert. Can she save the day - and will her best friend ever forgive her if she makes Band of Brothers break up?
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    Frankie and Finn

    By Klay Lamprell, Mark Lamprell, Lucinda Gifford
    Authors:
    Klay Lamprell, Mark Lamprell
    Illustrated by:
    Lucinda Gifford
    Frankie is worried about moving house. Finn the fish is worried about the mysterious five-headed monster reaching into his pond. When these two meet, they make each other's lives a whole lot brighter.A story about discovering that different doesn't always mean scary - sometimes you just have to take a closer look.
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  • The Flying Carpet Thief

    By Sally Gardner, David Roberts
    Authors:
    Sally Gardner
    Illustrated by:
    David Roberts
    'Agatha Christie for kids' - a brand new mystery in the detective agency series brimming with mystery and magic by million-copy-selling author, Sally Gardner.The detectives at Wings and Co are in a bit of bother. There is a lost leprechaun on the loose and carpets are flying all over the village of Podgy Bottom, as if by magic. Oh, and worst of all, Fidget the cat has vanished on VERY URGENT business. It looks like a tricky case for our fairy detectives . . .
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  • The Fyrelit Tragedy

    By Nicholas Lochel, Alison Lochel
    Authors:
    Nicholas Lochel, Alison Lochel
    Five years after the death of their parents, poor farm boys Neleik and Ervine Fyrelit witness the kidnapping of their beloved little sister, Skye. Determined to rescue her, the Fyrelit brothers set off on a journey into darkness.As they traverse unknown lands, they meet loyal companions and face powerful enemies in the hope of rescuing their sister. And they discover a long-hidden secret that will change their world forever . . .THE FYRELIT TRAGEDY is the first in the four-book Zarkora series, from the Australian brother-and-sister writing team, Nicholas and Alison Lochel.'a compelling fantasy from two bright newcomers' Isobelle Carmody
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  • Florence Nightingale

    By Stewart Ross
    Authors:
    Stewart Ross
    Florence Nightingale is one of the most famous women in history, whose contribution to helping the injured soldiers during the Crimean War is a wonderful example of how just one person can make a difference to the course of history. Following Florence's journey to the hospital at Scutari and the work that she did there, the book also looks at how the improvements Florence made inform how hospitals treat hygiene and infections in hospitals today.Start-Up History is a series of 6 titles looking at everyday objects and events from their historical perspective and encourages readers to ask questions about what they can see on the page and how that might relate to their own experiences building skills and historical vocabulary. Perfect introductory history texts for 5-7 KS1 readers.
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  • Ferret

    By Rob Colson
    Authors:
    Rob Colson
    Find out what ferrets are like as pets and what care they will need. Information is provided on housing, feeding and grooming and other essential elements of pet care. Learn all about ferrets with advice from how to choose the right breed and find the right cage, to keeping your ferret happy and healthy. Also included are amazing fact files about specific breeds. Fantastic photographs bring the animals to life!
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  • Funny Faces

    By Pat-a-Cake, Mojca Dolinar
    Authors:
    Pat-a-Cake
    Illustrated by:
    Mojca Dolinar
    Stimulate a baby's developing vision with these bright and bold, high-contrast novelty board books.Babies are able to react and respond to simple patterns and contrasting colours just a few weeks after being born. As their eyes develop, high-contrast shapes, patterns and reflective surfaces give newborns something simple to focus on, respond to and interact with. Funny Faces aids this development by using high-contrast colours, patterns with striking illustrations and a mirror to peer in to. Babies will react with delight as they look at the funny animals, play peek-a-boo, and giggle as they see themselves in the mirror. The simple text prompts parent interaction.The perfect first book to share with your baby! Also available: On the Move
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  • Freshwater

    By Louise Spilsbury, Richard Spilsbury
    Authors:
    Louise Spilsbury, Richard Spilsbury
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  • From Cooking and Baking

    By Rita Storey
    Authors:
    Rita Storey
    Do you have a fantastic business idea but don't know where to start? Or perhaps you love cooking and baking and want to make some money from something you enjoy doing. This book is a fantastic guide containing all the tips and tricks you need to your cooker into a profitable enterprise and become a young entrepreneur (a Kidpreneur!). Sample areas covered include: designing brand images, conducting market research, writing a business plan and understanding restrictions and the law. If you simply want to make some money for charity there's a guide to this area as well.There is a strong emphasis on how to keep safe and what dangers to be aware of, for example in dealing with people in your money-making enterprise.It is part of the How to Make Money series - books that turn young people into young entrepreneurs, whether they're into cooking, computers, upcycling or simply using their spare time profitably!
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  • From Your Computer

    By Rita Storey
    Authors:
    Rita Storey
    Do you have a fantastic business idea but don't know where to start? Or perhaps you love your computer and want to make some money from something you enjoy doing. This book is a fantastic guide containing all the tips and tricks you need to your computer into a profitable enterprise and become a young entrepreneur (a Kidpreneur!). Sample areas covered include: blogs, vlogs, youtube, monetising your content, video gaming and online surveys.There is a strong emphasis on how to keep safe and what dangers to be aware of, for example in dealing with people in your money-making enterprise.It is part of the How to Make Money series - books that turn young people into young entrepreneurs, whether they're into cooking, computers, upcycling or simply using their spare time profitably!
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