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The Power of Advertising

By Ruth Thomson
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Ruth Thomson
This eye-catching book looks at the complex world of advertising from adverts of the past to the modern day. It examines how adverts work and how they affect our daily lives. Chapters explore the techiques of the industry, the power of pictures and when and why words matter. The book is a great primer on the world of advertising for children studying the form aged 10+. It also helps children develop critical thinking and debating skills and is a fantastic resource for art and design, business studies and those studying persuasive writing.
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  • Painting and Drawing

    By Rita Storey
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    Rita Storey
    I love Craft: Painting and Drawing features instructions for 13 fantastic beginner craft projects, from a fabric wall hanging and pop art poster to bubble painting and bunting. The projects cover a wide range of different painting and drawing techniques and each is explained with illustrated step-by-step instructions. Why not get out your paintbrushes and pencils and have a go? The book is part of the I Love Craft series - fantastically fun project craft books for children aged 7+.
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  • Poverty and Hunger

    By Louise Spilsbury, Hanane Kai
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    Louise Spilsbury
    Illustrated by:
    Hanane Kai
    The Children in Our World picture book series helps children make sense of the larger issues and crises that dominate the news in a sensitive and appropriate manner. With relatable comparisons, carefully researched text and striking illustrations, children can begin to understand what poverty and hunger are, how they affect people in countries all over the world and how readers can help those affected. Where issues aren't appropriate to describe in words, award-winnning illustrator, Hanane Kai, uses striking and sensitive illustrations help children visualise the people and situations impacted by poverty and hunger with images that are suited to their age and disposition.The series forms an excellent cross-curricular resource that looks at refugees, war, poverty and racism, and this book is ideal for tying into discussions on food, wealth and current affairs.
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  • Pets

    By Annalees Lim
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    Annalees Lim
    Find out all there is to know about your favourite pets with these exciting craft projects! Follow the step-by-step instructions to make cats, guinea pigs, lizards, dogs 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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    The Patchwork Bike

    By Maxine Beneba Clarke, Van T Rudd
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    Maxine Beneba Clarke
    Illustrated by:
    Van T Rudd
    SELECTED AS A CBCA (Children's Book Council of Australia) NOTABLE PICTURE BOOK 2017'..beautifully written and incredibly powerful..' BOOKS AND PUBLISHINGWhen you live in a village at the edge of the No-Go Desert, you need to make your own fun. That's when you and your brothers get inventive and build a bike from scratch, using everyday items like an old milk pot (maybe mum is still using it, maybe not) and a used flour sack. You can even make a numberplate from bark, if you want. The end result is a spectacular bike, perfect for going bumpity-bump over sandhills, past your fed-up mum and right through your mud-for-walls home.A delightful story from multi-award-winning author Maxine Beneba Clarke, beautifully illustrated by street artist Van T Rudd.
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  • Prisoner of the Black Hawk

    By A. L. Tait
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    A. L. Tait
    Tomas laughed. 'You think that's terrifying? Wait till you meet the pescarn . . . they will eat the flesh off your bones in minutes.'In the second book in this thrilling series, Mapmaker Quinn is far from home in an exotic land filled with dangerous creatures and ruthless enemies. When he is betrayed by someone close to him and comes face-to-face with blood-thirsty pirates, he has to decide once and for all who is a friend and who is a foe . . . Is this the end of the race for Quinn - or just the beginning of another incredible adventure in THE MAPMAKER CHRONICLES?Praise for PRISONER OF THE BLACK HAWK:"a really good read for both boys and girls of 9-14 years." 103.1 FM Grafton"The story unfolds in such a gripping way that I found this second book in the series almost impossible to put down and read 95% at one sitting. This series is a great read by an Australian author and children will be transported to a world of action and human endeavour in a most exciting and satisfying way ... Book Three will be eagerly awaited." Buzzwords"The story is filled with a wonderful sense of old-fashioned adventure with sword fights, narrow escapes, daring plans, betrayed trust and the exciting discovery of new people, ideas, animals and places. The work of Australian author A L Tait, The Mapmaker Chronicles is a fantastic series for readers who love stories filled with adventure and suspense. The story has a slight edge of danger that is just enough to thrill the reader and keep pages turning." Kids' Book Review"THE PRISONER OF THE BLACK HAWK is an exciting book filled with sword fights, strange creatures and pirates. If you're a buccaneer who thirsts for adventure, this thrilling book is for you. Buy this book, batten down the hatches, weigh anchor and let the author take you on a swashbuckling adventure!" William, 9, and James, 8, for The West Australian
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  • Penelope the Foal Fairy

    By Daisy Meadows
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    Daisy Meadows
    Kirsty and Rachel love animals, especially cute baby ones! But when strange things start happening at the Wetherbury Petting Zoo, it's clear some magical mischief is afoot. Can the girls help their new friends The Baby Farm Animal Fairies put things right?
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  • Pig

    By Katie Dicker
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    Katie Dicker
    Learn all about pigs: 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 4 and up.
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  • Puss in Boots

    By Anne Cassidy, Roger Fereday
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    Anne Cassidy
    Illustrated by:
    Roger Fereday
    Puss is a cat with ambition! He is determined that his master, the poor miller's son, will do splendidly in life and keep him in the manner to which he aspires. And Puss has a plan to make it happen! A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite traditional story. Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 2 stories are told in chapters in under 1000 words.
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  • Polar Lands

    By Leon Gray
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    Leon Gray
    The polar lands at and seas around the North and South Poles are one of Earth's most unique and unspoiled habitats. Many plants, animals and people have made these cold, snowy and icy environments their home and are adapted to living there. They have to be tough to survive in a world where freezing temperatures, long dark winters, and fearsome predators are all challenges to survival. Find out about threats to these beautiful environments and why they are so important to life on Earth and how the may be used or may change in the futureBooks aimed at KS2 readers wanting to find out a bit more about world environments. Amazing Habitats explores six main habitats.
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  • Plants

    By Angela Royston
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    Angela Royston
    Plants are brilliant things to study scientifically. They grow, reproduce, make their own food and some can even defend themselves. In Plants 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 how leaves function, the strength of the acid in a nettle, and whether plants can grow in cola! 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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    Photos First

    By Ruth Thomson
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    Ruth Thomson
    Photos First brings together an inspiring collection of some of the world's most engaging and iconic photographs, spanning the history of photography. Divided into themes of portraits, nature, art and documentary photography, the book tells the stories behind memorable photographs, chosen for the vividness or importance of their subject matter, their pioneering technique or their historic significance. Discover photographs that are shocking, moving, dramatic or manipulative. Find out how the camera can tell a lie but can also reveal extraordinary truths. Included are photographs by Muybridge, Ansel Adams, Hockney, Gursky, Doisneau, Salgado and Martin Parr. Perfect for readers aged 12 and up.
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  • Panda-Monium!

    By Lisa Shea
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    Lisa Shea
    The fourth book in the fantastically fun Littlest Pet Shop series. Blythe and her pet pals enjoy another adventure in Downtown City.
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  • The Pet Keeper Fairies

    By Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
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    Daisy Meadows
    Illustrated by:
    Georgie Ripper
    Learning to read is fun with the Rainbow Magic Fairies! Developed in conjunction with Early Years reading consultants and based on the most up-to-date educational research, the Rainbow Magic Beginner Readers are the perfect way to introduce your child to the magical world of reading.
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  • Pippa Hoppytail's Rocky Road

    By Daisy Meadows
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    Daisy Meadows
    In the magical land of Friendship Forest, Lily and Jess are very excited to visit Magic Mountain. It's where all the magic is made! But when wicked witch Grizelda turns up, the animals who live there and their special jobs are all in danger.Can the girls help fluffy bunny Pippa Hoppytail save the Mountain and its magic?
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  • The Pied Piper of Hamelin

    By Penny Dolan, Martin Impey
    Authors:
    Penny Dolan
    Illustrated by:
    Martin Impey
    The town of Hamelin has a big problem - there are rats everywhere! When a strange piper turns up and offers to solve the rat problem, the townspeople are eager to agree to his terms. But then they break their promises, and the Pied Piper is furious... A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite traditional story. Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 2 stories are told in chapters in under 1000 words.
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  • Princess Ponies Sticker and Activity Book

    The magical kingdom of Equestria is home to the wise and kind princess ponies. Come and meet the royal friends and discover games, puzzles, colouring and over 175 pretty stickers!There's so much to see and do in this fun-filled sticker and activity book: help organise a Princess Party with Pinkie Pie, take a royal roadtrip with Rainbow Dash, have fun at a Princess Picnic with the Cutie Mark Crusaders, and much, much more.With games, puzzles, colouring in, drawing and over 175 pretty stickers, this bright and colourful book is guaranteed to keep little pony fans entertained at home, on holiday and on the move. As seen on Tiny Pop and PopTV. Suitable for 3+.Look out for more My Little Pony sticker activity books:My Little Pony Sticker Activity BookMy Little Pony Super Sticker BookMy Little Pony Princess Pony Wedding Sticker BookMy Little Pony Fashion Boutique Dress-Up Sticker BookMy Little Pony Best Friends Sticker and Activity BookMy Little Pony Holiday Fun Sticker and Activity BookMy Little Pony Super Sparkly Sticker Fun
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  • Princess Cadance and the Glitter Heart Garden

    By G M Berrow
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    G M Berrow
    A brand-new My Little Pony adventure inspired by the hit TV show!Princess Cadance is determined to bring love back to Equestria. But when she creates the Glitter Heart Garden, the plants have a rather unusual effect on the ponies... Can she and her pony friends fix everything and bring happiness back to the kingdom?Free colour activity pages at the back of the book!
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  • Prize Pony

    By Rosie Banks
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    Rosie Banks
    A magical new series where best friends become Secret Princesses! In the sparkly second series, Princess Poison has stolen Princess Ella's magic wand. Without it, Princess Ella won't be able to grant any animal-related wishes. Best friend and Secret Princess trainees, Charlotte and Mia, have to help Princess Ella get her wand back by granting four animal-related wishes. Can they help Grace with her pony competition and make her wish come true?
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  • Puppy Magic – Bumper Special Book!

    By Rosie Banks
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    Rosie Banks
    A magical new series where best friends become Secret Princesses! This book is a special long length for even more magical fun. In the sparkly second series, Princess Poison has stolen Princess Ella's magic wand. Without it, Princess Ella won't be able to grant any animal-related wishes. Best friends and Secret Princess trainees, Charlotte and Mia, have to help Princess Ella get her wand back by granting four animal-related wishes. Can they help Tessa complete puppy obedience school so that she can take her puppy on holiday with her family? Or will Princess Poison and her pet, Crusher, spoil everything?
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