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  • Fish

    By Izzi Howell
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    Izzi Howell
    What makes a fish a fish? Read all about fish, find out where they live, how they breathe and what they eat. How are fish born and how do they grow and learn?A simple fun quiz helps readers recall what they have read.A perfect one-stop shop for help with homework assignments!
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  • Feeling Frightened

    By Kay Barnham
    Authors:
    Kay Barnham
    This lovely picturebook story tells the story of a small child helping others who are frightened, before finding out that they're frightened too.Illustrating scenarios of why children become frightened will help readers to identify their feelings and work out the best way to deal with this emotion.Ideal for home or classroom, this book contains notes for parents and teachers with suggestions of ways to help children deal with this feeling.Illustrated by the ever-popular and award-winning illustrator Mike Gordon.This book is part of a series of stories about feelings and emotions for children aged between 4 and 8. Other titles are: Feeling Angry, Feeling Jealous, Feeling Sad, Feeling Shy and Feeling Worried
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  • Feeling Sad

    By Kay Barnham, Mike Gordon
    Authors:
    Kay Barnham
    Illustrated by:
    Mike Gordon
    This lovely picturebook story tells the story of a small child helping others who are feeling sad.Illustrating scenarios of why children become frightened will help readers to identify their feelings and work out the best way to deal with this emotion.Ideal for home or classroom, this book contains notes for parents and teachers with suggestions of ways to help children deal with this feeling.Illustrated by the ever-popular and award-winning illustrator Mike Gordon.This book is part of a series of stories about feelings and emotions for children aged between 4 and 8. Other titles are: Feeling Angry, Feeling Frightened, Feeling Jealous, Feeling Shy and Feeling Worried
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  • The Fact or Fiction Behind Science

    By Paul Harrison
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    Paul Harrison
    Truth or Busted Science explores popular myths and legends about the world of science, inventions and discoveries in a light and humorous way that kids will find simply unputdownable. Statements like, 'Sneeze with your eyes open and they will pop out' or 'A black hole in our galaxy will eventually destroy the Earth' are examined as well as where the ideas came from, whether they have any basis in truth, or whether they are simply folklore, myths or legends. Each statement is given a TRUTH or BUSTED evaluation.
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  • Five O'Clock Tales

    By Enid Blyton
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    Enid Blyton
    Forty-five magical short stories to enjoy round the clock from one of the world's best-loved children's authors, Enid Blyton.Fly away with the Snippet Pixies in search of a new home. Discover the secret ingredient in the fairies' spell to make people better. And join Chitter the gnome as he discovers a Wishing-Balloon!Ideal for bedtime, reading aloud or alone, these magical short stories for 5-8 year-olds will enchant a new generation of children.Look out for more O'Clock tales: Five O'Clock Tales, Six O'Clock Tales, Seven O'Clock Tales and Eight O'Clock Tales.Enid Blyton has been delighting readers for more than seventy years with her endless summers of fun, adventure and magic. Enid's best-loved characters include Noddy the wooden boy, Timmy the dog from The Famous Five and the mischievous twins Pat and Isabel O'Sullivan from the much-loved boarding school series St Clare's!First published in 1941, this edition contains the original text, illustrations and the following stories: The Red and White Cow; The Clock in the Wood; The Peppermint Rock; Brer Fox's Onions; There and Back Again!; Snapdragon Snippets; Oh, no Brer Fox!; The top of the Wall, A busy Morning; The Witch's Egg; Chestnut Prickles; The Remarkable Doughnut; The Wrong Side of the Bed; The Stupid Little Girl; The Bread and Milk; The Sulky Sweets; The Stupid Goblin; The Boast that came True; Sly-one is Caught; Timothy's Tooth; The Four-Leaved Clover; Tuppy and the Goblins; The Five Lost Beans; The Wishing Balloon; The Little Stickleback; Who? Who? Who?; Good Old Jock!; The very old Kettle; Brer Rabbit plays Blind Man's Buff; The Birthday Kitten; The three Hunters; Pitter-Patter's Dance; Well, Really Amelia!; The Brownie and the Witch; Grunt! Grunt!; Brer Rabbit plays Ball; The Little Bird; The Bunch of Carrots; Little Miss Dreamy; Brer Fox's New Suit; The two Cats; Little Suck-A-Thumb; Lazy Kate; Well, Really, Brer Rabbit!; Little Black Bibs
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  • From Upcycling

    By Rita Storey
    Authors:
    Rita Storey
    Do you have a fantastic business idea but don't know where to start? Or perhaps you love creating things 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 turn your creations into a profitable enterprise and become a young entrepreneur (a Kidpreneur!). Sample areas covered include: upcycling ideas from simple garden products to jewellery, conducting market research, creating branding and where and how to sell (including on the Internet or at craft fairs).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!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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  • Family Differences

    By Honor Head
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    Honor Head
    This book looks at different family set-ups including single parents and step-families and examines issues that can arise within families - sibling fall-outs, poverty, abuse, illness and child carers, and getting on with parents.It is part of the series My Life, Your Life, which takes a sensitive and positive look at some of the issues that concern children aged 10+. It explores issues including sexuality, gender, self-esteem, prejudice and discrimination and promotes and encourages discussion. By thinking creatively and critically, children can learn to accept their differences, embrace diversity and improve their sense of self and how they fit into the bigger picture. Each title also provides advice in the form of practical ways to cope with distressing or difficult situations.
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    Finders Peepers - Photo Puzzle Fun

    By Ruth And Neil Thomson
    Authors:
    Ruth And Neil Thomson
    This fantastically colourful book contains 10 search-and-find photographic puzzles to share with young children of 3 and older. It offers a unique opportunity for spending quality time with children, having lots of fun looking and talking but also helping them to learn. Each puzzle takes a different busy, familiar scene, beautifully laid out and photographed. These include a toy cupboard, a sewing drawer, a teddy bear's picnic, a traffic jam, a sky full of planes, a masked theatre show, fish, minibeasts and big animals. Questions are carefully placed on each page - how many? what colour? what shape? what size? where is it? which do you prefer? - which are designed to build young children's skills from early counting, number and sorting skills to visual literacy, vocabulary and communication skills. An introduction at the front of the book suggests how to make the most of sharing the book with a child, whilst there are ideas for further activities at the back.
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  • From Your Spare Time

    By Rita Storey
    Authors:
    Rita Storey
    Do you have a fantastic business idea but don't know where to start? Or perhaps you 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 turn your spare time into a profitable enterprise and become a young entrepreneur (a Kidpreneur!). Sample areas covered include: growing plants, using photography skills and offering a service such as car washing. The business areas covered include: research, marketing, pricing, production and selling.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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  • Feeling Jealous

    By Kay Barnham, Mike Gordon
    Authors:
    Kay Barnham
    Illustrated by:
    Mike Gordon
    This lovely story follows the day of one small boy who tries to help friends and family who are feeling jealous, but then ends up feeling jealous himself and having to follow his own advice.Illustrating scenarios of why people get angry will help readers to identify their feelings and work out the best way to deal with this emotion.Ideal for home or classroom, this book contains notes for parents and teachers with suggestions of ways to help children deal with feelings.This book is part of a series of stories about feelings and emotions for children aged between 4 and 8. Other titles are: Feeling Angry, Feeling Frightened, Feeling Sad, Feeling Shy and Feeling WorriedIllustrated by the ever-popular and award-winning illustrator Mike Gordon.
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  • Feeling Angry

    By Katie Douglass
    Authors:
    Katie Douglass
    Harry, wakes up to an angry dad running late for work and Harry helps the dad to calm down and take his time instead of rushing. At school, a small boy is angry with another child for taking his toy, so Harry helps them to take turns and keep calm. At home, Harry's sister, Susie, has a tantrum because she wants to eat a biscuit but her mum says no because it's nearly teatime. Harry helps to distract his sister and explain why she shouldn't be angry with her mum. He also helps his mum to count to ten so that she isn't angry with Susie! However, at bedtime, Harry isn't ready to go to bed and it's his turn to get angry. Time for his family to take Harry's advice and help him manage his feelings.Illustrating scenarios of why people get angry will help children to identify their feelings and work out the best way to deal with this emotion.Ideal for home or classroom, this book contains notes for parents and teachers with suggestions of ways to help children deal with anger.Illustrated by the ever-popular and award-winning illustrator Mike Gordon.This book is part of a series of stories about feelings and emotions for 4 to 8-year-old children. Other titles are: Feeling Frightened, Feeling Jealous, Feeling Sad, Feeling Shy and Feeling Worried
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  • Food Around the World

    By Moira Butterfield
    Authors:
    Moira Butterfield
    Take a journey around the world to discover some fantastic foods eaten by children just like you!Where in the world do children eat soup for breakfast?What is eaten at New Year's Eve celebrations in Italy?Where do people eat fried tarantulas as a tasty snack? Find out in Food Around the World!Children will love reading about their contemporaries in other countries; from foods eaten at festivals and weddings, to snacks sold at street stalls, and drinks enjoyed by everyone. 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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    Fussy Freda

    By Julia Jarman, Fred Blunt
    Authors:
    Julia Jarman
    Illustrated by:
    Fred Blunt
    Dinnertime isn't easy in Freda's house! A funny rhyming story for fussy eaters and their despairing parents.Mum cooks beans. YUK!Grandma cooks fish and chips. YUK!Dad cooks crispy duck. YUK! YUK! YUK!There just isn't any pleasing Fussy Freda! Will anything change her mind about eating dinner?This deliciously funny story will have toddlers calling out for more, and more, and MORE!Read more about award-winning Julia at http://www.juliajarman.com/Find out more about Fred Blunt at http://fredbluntillustration.com/
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  • Fashion Fun

    By Rosie Banks
    Authors:
    Rosie Banks
    A gorgeous series about magical princesses and best friends. This book is a long adventure for even more magical fun! Best friends Charlotte and Mia can't bear it when Charlotte's family moves far away. But when they become trainee Secret Princesses they begin an amazing adventure together - and they can see each other whenever they like!Mean Princess Poison has cast a spell on four of the Secret Princesses and made them forget all about their magic. Meanwhile, Lena wishes that she could win a place at fashion school. Can Charlotte and Mia help make Lena's dreams come true AND remind Princess Sophie what real magic really is?Have you read all four books in series four: The Sapphire Collection?Fashion FunBrilliant Bake-offGymnastics GloryPicture Perfect
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  • Farm

    By Pat-a-Cake, Rebecca Gerlings, Ramon Olivera
    Authors:
    Pat-a-Cake, Rebecca Gerlings
    Illustrated by:
    Ramon Olivera
    How do you harvest thousands of potatoes? How do you make a sheep sit still while it's being sheared? What do sheepdogs do all day? Kit and Pup, two inquisitive and friendly characters, will accompany very young children on a voyage of discovery as they peek beneath the flaps to learn all about life on the farm. Jam-packed with detail, this busy book both informs and entertains curious preschoolers who are just beginning to learn about the world around them. Also available: Town and About: Building Site
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  • The Famous Five Collection 5

    By Enid Blyton
    Authors:
    Enid Blyton
    Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog find excitement and adventure wherever they go in Enid Blyton's most popular series, The Famous Five. This new collection contains three fantastic books in one volume.Five Go to Mystery Moor (Book 13)The Famous Five can't wait to explore peculiar-sounding Mystery Moor. But after spending a night on the heath, they begin to realise it's not just the moor's past that is shrouded in secrets. Could its treacherous mists hide the answer to a brand-new mystery?Five Have Plenty of Fun (Book 14)George is not pleased when a spoilt American girl turns up at Kirrin Cottage. But George hasn't got time to be jealous - Berta is in hiding from kidnappers! The Famous Five are the only ones who can protect her - but will they take on dangerous criminals to help out a stranger?Five On a Secret Trail (Book 15)Anne and George are on a camping trip, waiting for the boys to arrive. One night they see a face at the window of an abandoned cottage close by - and then the Five wake to find ghostly lights...Anne wants to go home but the others are determined to stay. Who could be snooping around the cottage - and why is a nearby gang trying to make them leave?This edition contains three Famous Five adventures (books 13-15) in one volume and features the original cover art and inside drawings by Eileen Soper.
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  • Families

    By Brian Moses
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    Brian Moses
    This anthology of poems, compiled by Brian Moses, contains a mix of light-hearted poems and more serious ones, poems that rhyme and those that don't. There are plenty of good 'read alouds', thumping choruses, and the sort of poems that children can use as models for their own writing. Poetry is a key feature of the new National Curriculum and these fantastic poems are perfectly suited for this.Beautiful illustrations bring each poem vividly to life.For other titles compiled by Brians Moses, look for Poems About Animals, Poems About the Seaside, Poems About Emotions and Poems About Festivals.
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    From Prejudice to Pride: A History of LGBTQ+ Movement

    By Amy Lamé
    Authors:
    Amy Lamé
    From Prejudice to Pride looks at the rise and achievements of the LGBTQ+ movement and the different communities, pioneers and stories of heartbreak and courage that have marched alongside it. Perfect for readers aged 11 and upwards, this book will inspire courage and pride in young LGBTQ+ people and help answer questions for all readers interested in gender and identity.Follow LGBTQ+ history from ancient civilisations to the present-day, and learn about key events including the trial of Oscar Wilde, the Stonewall riots, the AIDS crisis, same-sex marriage and changing laws that have impacted on LGBTQ+ life. Gain insight into the shifting attitudes that have challenged lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and the experiences that help us understand what it means to be LGBTQ+ today.Filled with photographs documenting LGBTQ+ life from the past and present, and from around the world.
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  • Floods

    By Louise Spilsbury, Richard Spilsbury
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    Louise Spilsbury, Richard Spilsbury
    Natural disasters devastate communities. They reshape the landscape and can alter people's ways of life in an area for years after the event. Learn all about the 10 worst floods in this book from the Johnstown flood in the USA in 1889 to the North India Floods of 2013.This series explores the world's top ten worst recorded disasters, explaining how and why they happen and where in the world they have taken place. The series also invites the reader to examine what they have learnt about natural disasters and to apply that knowledge by answering critical thinking questions at the end of each book. Perfect for readers aged 9 and up.
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  • Fierce Floods

    By Cath Senker
    Authors:
    Cath Senker
    Extreme weather dominates news bulletins around the world. From tsunamis to superstorms, floods to wild fires, natural disasters affect people globally on a daily basis. Floods, and their deadly consequences, have hit the headlines over the past decade as countries around the world have been affected by serious flooding. But why are these occurrences becoming more frequent, and more severe? And what happens to the affected communities after disaster has struck? Planet in Peril: Fierce Floods answers these questions and many more, including when and why flooding occurs, and how technology is helping people to prepare for it. The book looks at three of these natural disasters from recent years in detail: the Bangladesh floods of 2012, Mississippi flooding in the USA in 2011 and the flash floods in Russia in 2012. Comprehensive case studies cover when and where the floods struck, the immediate impact of the disaster, the flood damage, the long-term effects, the global aid efforts and the rebuilding and regeneration of affected communities. Eyewitness panels give firsthand accounts of the disaster from flood victims, emergency service personnel, aid workers and scientists working to combat the effects of natural disasters. Infographic elements display statistics about each flood in a clear, concise and visual way. Learn about the preparations made for floods: what protective mechanisms and flood warning systems are in place, the emergency drills people must learn, and how communities are evacuated in the event of a disaster. Find out about the disaster recovery effort immediately after each event, how aid reaches affected areas, and where it comes from. See how communities fare in the immediate aftermath, how they cope with damage to infrastructure and homes, lack of basic necessities and, in some cases, the loss of friends or relatives. Then find out how they cope long-term, deal with the economic impact, and regenerate. Discover if climate change and global warming are increasing the impact and severity of flooding, and how research is being done, and technology developed, to combat it. See how flood warning systems and evacuation drills can dramatically improve people's chances of survival, and learn about some natural solutions, such as flood plains, that reduce the impact of floods. Planet in Peril: Fierce Floods is ideal for children age 9+, for geography and science projects, or simply for anyone interested in finding out the background behind the 'extreme weather' news reports. Floods are not the only natural disaster our planet faces, find out about tsunamis, super storms and wild fires in other titles in the series.
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