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  • Hearing

    By Anita Ganeri
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    Anita Ganeri
    How does sound travel through the air? How does your body interpret the sounds you hear? Why do we have two ears and what does it mean to be deaf? All these questions and more to help you really understand what the sense of hearing is all about.The series, Senses, is an engaging exploration of the senses for young readers. A mixture of photographs and illustrations clearly and simply help children understand the five senses in a thought-provoking way.Suitable for KS1.
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  • Hurricanes

    By Louise Spilsbury, Richard Spilsbury
    Authors:
    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 hurricanes in this book from the Great Galveston Hurricane in Texas, USA in 1900 to Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines in 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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  • Here Come the Puppies

    By Pat-a-Cake, Hilli Kushnir
    Authors:
    Pat-a-Cake
    Illustrated by:
    Hilli Kushnir
    Clap hands and play with this brand new range of exciting toddler touch-and-feel books!Here Come the Puppies is a playful touch-and-feel book, full of energy, fun and of course, lots of cute and funny puppies! Toddlers will laugh, shout, clap their hands and join in the fun as the simple text encourages them to point, count, match and talk about the little puppies playing on every page. With textures to feel on every page and a big, fold-out surprise at the end, everyone will want to clap hands for the puppies! Also available: Here Come the Monkeys, Here Come the KIttens, Here Come the Dinosaurs
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  • Here Come the Monkeys

    By Pat-a-Cake, Hilli Kushnir
    Authors:
    Pat-a-Cake
    Illustrated by:
    Hilli Kushnir
    Clap hands and play with this brand new range of exciting toddler touch-and-feel books!Here Come the Monkeys is a playful touch-and-feel book, full of energy, fun and of course, lots of cheeky monkeys! Toddlers will laugh, shout, clap their hands and join in the fun as the simple text encourages them to point, count, match and talk about the monkeys playing on every page. With textures to feel on every page and a big, fold-out surprise at the end, everyone will want to clap hands for the monkeys! Also available: Here Come the Kittens, Here Come the Puppies, Here Come the Dinosaurs
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  • Here Come the Kittens

    By Pat-a-Cake, Hilli Kushnir
    Authors:
    Pat-a-Cake
    Illustrated by:
    Hilli Kushnir
    Clap hands and play with this brand new range of exciting toddler touch-and-feel books!Here Come the Kittens is a playful touch-and-feel book, full of energy, fun and of course, lots of cute and funny kittens! Toddlers will laugh, shout, clap their hands and join in the fun as the simple text encourages them to point, count, match and talk about the little kittens playing on every page. With textures to feel on every page and a big, fold-out surprise at the end, everyone will want to clap hands for the kittens! Also available: Here Come the Monkeys, Here Come the Puppies, Here Come the Dinosaurs
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  • Here Come the Dinosaurs

    By Pat-a-Cake, Hilli Kushnir
    Authors:
    Pat-a-Cake
    Illustrated by:
    Hilli Kushnir
    Clap hands and play with this brand new range of exciting toddler touch-and-feel books!Here Come the Dinosaurs is a playful touch-and-feel book, full of energy, fun and of course, lots of fantastic dinosaur friends! Toddlers will laugh, shout, clap their hands and join in the fun as the simple text encourages them to point, count, match and talk about the fearsome (and friendly!) dinosaurs playing on every page. With textures to feel on every page and a big, fold-out surprise at the end, everyone will want to clap hands for the dinosaurs! Also available: Here Come the Monkeys, Here Come the Kittens, Here Come the Puppies
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  • Home and Away

    By John Marsden, Matt Ottley
    Authors:
    John Marsden
    Illustrated by:
    Matt Ottley
    We're a typical Australian family. Barbeques, footy, gardening, school, Holden Commodores . . . Then one day things change. 'April 26, Dad burns the toast, yells at Toby, thanks me for cleaning the cab of the truck, kisses Mum and Toby, then he's gone . . . April 27, the war starts . . . May 21, the city's in ruins, blackouts nearly all the time, food is hard to find . . . September 13, Dad's hears news of a boat. We might get out of here yet . . . September 28, it's just after dawn. A boat from their Navy has found us. We wave and cry and cheer. But then, slowly, we realise they are shouting at us, telling us to go away . . . September 30, we are in a huge prison, with razor wire all around us . . .'Powerful and thought-provoking, HOME AND AWAY is a CBCA Honour Book.'so powerful, so moving and so heartbreaking that every Australian should be encouraged to read it' READINGS
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    Hermione Anemone and the Enormous Storm

    By Ciara Molloy Tan, Michaela Blassnig
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    Ciara Molloy Tan
    Illustrated by:
    Michaela Blassnig
    Alone every day in a pool near the rocks, Hermione Anemone sat knitting some socks.Till one day, which started just like any other, A peculiar thing happened: the pool gave a shudder!Life is quiet and lonely in Hermione Anemone's rock pool until a huge storm washes in some very colourful and lively creatures. Soon Hermione is making friends with the likes of Tony Abalone, Una the Tuna and Sean the Prawn, who all decide that her little pool is the perfect place to play!Ciara Molloy Tan's rollicking text rolls off the tongue and Michaela Blassnig's adorable illustrations capture the fun and excitement of Hermione's underwater party.
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  • Horrid Henry's Swimming Lesson

    By Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
    Authors:
    Francesca Simon
    Illustrated by:
    Tony Ross
    Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.Armbands at the ready as Henry causes chaos in a mischievous bid to escape his dreaded swimming lesson with Soggy Sid.A hilarious and horrid Early Reader from bestelling author Francesca Simon, and illustrator Tony Ross.
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  • Hamster

    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: Hamster is the perfect title for any animal-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 hamsters 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 hamster carers - whether they own a hamster or not!
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  • Horrid Henry Funny Fact Files

    By Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
    Authors:
    Francesca Simon
    Illustrated by:
    Tony Ross
    An exclusive World Book Day 2017 collection of Horrid Henry's best and most brilliant facts!Collated especially to celebrate the 20th anniversary of World Book Day, this hilarious compilation includes everything you need to know about Horrid Henry, from fiendish facts and how-to's, to top-secret diary excerpts and Purple Hang Gang passwords. It's a must-read for Horrid Henry fans everywhere!
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  • Habitats

    By Anna Claybourne
    Authors:
    Anna Claybourne
    Habitats are brilliant things to study scientifically. Within habitats, plants humans and other animals have learned to adapt to the variety of biomes on Earth. In Habitats you'll delve into the science behind these marvels of the natural world by conducting ten investigations or experiments using the ATOM method - Ask, Test, Observe & Measure - to ensure you're working just like a professional scientist. Work out why ecosystems are important and what happens if too much or too little of something occurs in the natural world. Discover the ways some animals are adapted to cold habitats, the important role trees play and all about climate change! At the end of the book, scientific guidelines explain why scientists do things a certain way and the things they look out for or try to avoid. Science Skills Sorted are six topic books for children aged 8+ studying KS2 science. The ATOM method is designed to help readers work scientifically as they are taught to in the classroom, and each of the investigations is accompanied by explanatory text to uncover facts about the topic. A range of experiments in each book means that while some may need a little more equipment than others, there are plenty experiments that are cheap and accessible, using objects easily found in the classroom or at home.
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  • Headmaster of Doom

    By Jamie Thomson
    Authors:
    Jamie Thomson
    Dirk Lloyd, the Dark Lord trapped in the boy of a weedy schoolboy, returns in a darkly hilarious adventure set in the most ghoulish school you'll encounter this side of the Darklands ...Fourth in the brilliant series that began with the Roald Dahl Funny Prize-winning DARK LORD: THE TEENAGE YEARS, also chosen as one of the Sunday Times's 100 Modern Children Classics.Perfect for fans of Philip Reeve and David Walliams.
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  • Hearts 'N' Hugs Sticker Activity Book

    By Care Bears
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    Care Bears
    A fun-filled sticker activity book featuring the Care Bears - with over 100 stickers. Join Cheer, Grumpy and their Care Bear friends for hours of games, puzzles, colouring, stickers and more!Guaranteed to keep Care Bears' fans entertained at home, on holiday and on the move.Look out for more Care Bears titles - from board books and sticker activities to bumper books and young readers filled with adventure and fun, all with the Care Bears special brand of caring.The Care Bears are back, with more fun and hugs than ever. The classic brand celebrates 35 years in 2017 and now a new generation can fall in love with Tenderheart, Grumpy, Cheer, Funshine, Share and Wonderheart, and their message of caring and sharing feelings. Watch the Care Bears and Cousins and Welcome to Care-a-Lot TV series on Netflix. Welcome to Care-a-Lot is also available on Tiny Pop.Visit the Care Bears at www.carebears.com as well as:https://www.youtube.com/user/carebearshttps://www.facebook.com/CareBearshttps://www.instagram.com/carebears/ https://www.pinterest.com/carebearsagp/meet-the-care-bears/https://twitter.com/carebears
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    How Do I Love You?

    By Caroline Jayne Church, Caroline Jayne Church
    Authors:
    Caroline Jayne Church
    Illustrated by:
    Caroline Jayne Church
    A heart-warming picture book about the power of unconditional love between a parent and a child, by bestselling artist Caroline Jayne Church.How do I love you? Let me count the ways.I love you as the sunloves the bright blue days.Through the seasons, and the ups and downs - love will shine through, whatever the weather. A charming exploration of love, using nature's many delights, to show just how much a child is loved.Caroline Jayne Church has won many awards and has sold over 6.5 million books worldwide.
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    How Will I Grow?

    By Mick Manning, Brita Granström
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    Mick Manning, Brita Granström
    How Will I Grow? is a sensitive and straightforward introduction to how we change from a baby into an adult. Find out how bones grow; why our milk teeth fall out; what we need to do to be strong and healthy.Friendly questions and answers also explore what happens to boys and girls when they reach puberty. Sharing this book is the perfect way to answer those questions about growing up. Perfect for readers aged 7 and up.
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  • Horse

    By Katie Dicker
    Authors:
    Katie Dicker
    Learn all about horses: do you know what they eat? Do you know what they need to be happy on the farm?These simple, friendly books look at some of the most common farm animals, showing how they live, what they eat, how they are cared for and why they are important to us. Each book takes on animal and explains its life cycle and its place on the farm. Perfect for readers aged 5 and up.
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    Hug Time

    By Patrick McDonnell
    Authors:
    Patrick McDonnell
    Join Jules, the kitten, on his discovery of how perfect and simple love can be as he travels the globe to share a hug with everyone he meets. From port to port, from sea to sea, Jules hugs a hippo, a whale, a wombat, a panda, a giraffe and an elephant. But when he arrives in the North Pole, there's doesn't seem to be anyone around to hug . . . Or is there?A warm and engaging tale of love for fans of GUESS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU from internationally acclaimed MUTTS cartoonist, Patrick McDonnell, described by Peanuts creator Charles Schulz as "One of the best comic strips of all time."
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  • Hatshepsut and the Ancient Egyptians

    By David Gill
    Authors:
    David Gill
    Hatshepsut is now famous for being the first female pharaoh of Egypt, but for thousands of years her rule was shrouded in secrecy, even by Hatshepsut herself. Under her rule Egypt grew and prospered, and many great monuments were built, yet she died suddenly in mysterious circumstances. Suitable for readers aged 8+, each book in History Starting Points explores the life and times of a key historical figure, from Alfred the Great to Hatshepsut. It tells the story of the subject's life, using vital primary source material, such as what contemporary people wrote about the figure. Alongside this, each book builds up a vivid picture of the historical era in which the person lived, from Anglo-Saxon Britain to the civilisations of ancient Greece and Egypt. Included throughout are cross-curricular links to other key subject areas such as literacy, science or geography, and the text is supported by cartoon, myths and legends and fun craft projects to make.
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    A Heist Society Christmas Story: The Grift of the Magi

    By Ally Carter
    Authors:
    Ally Carter
    Someone just stole Christmas - and it's up to Katarina Bishop to get it back!Christmas criminal capers abound in this exclusive ebook novella from Ally Carter, the best-selling author of Gallagher Girls, Heist Society and Embassy Row series.Katarina Bishop is a thief. To many it wouldn't matter that she now uses her considerable skills to re-steal valuable works of art and return them to their rightful homes.She's still a thief.So that's why Kat's surprised when an Interpol agent comes to her one snowy evening, asking for her help.The Magi Miracle Network was set to auction off a very rare, very valuable Faberge egg two days before Christmas, but the egg's been stolen and now the charity's reputation - and their future - is on the line.This Christmas, Santa isn't the only person skulking in the darkness ...If you love this, you'll LOVE Ally Carter's other series. Check out her other series and find out what #AllysAmbassadors are excited about!Heist Society - read the rest of Kat's adventures in the thrilling, high-stakes adventures. Who said crime doesn't pay?1. Heist Society2. Uncommon Criminals3. Perfect Scoundrels Gallagher Girls - the original Ally series is still the best. What could be better than witty, daring adventures set in a school for spies?1. I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You2. Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy3. Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover4. Only the Good Spy Young5. Out of Sight, Out of Time6. United We SpyEmbassy Row - these heart-wrenching thrillers will have you at the edge of your seat as Ally Carter dives into a glittering international world of plots and subterfuge with her most complex heroine yet - is Grace crazy? Who is the scarred man? Read the Embassy Row series to find out! 1. All Fall Down2. See How they Run3. Take the Key and Lock Her Up
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