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The Science of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials

By Mary Gribbin, John Gribbin
Authors:
Mary Gribbin, John Gribbin
The amazing true science behind the fiction of His Dark Materials, ideal for fans of the original trilogy and The Book of Dust, with an introduction by Philip Pullman.Award-winning science writers Mary and John Gribbin reveal how the world of Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy (Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass) is rooted in astonishing scientific truth. Drawing on string theory and spacetime, quantum physics and chaos theory, they answer fascinating questions such as: could parallel worlds like Will's and Lyra's really exist? How does the subtle knife cut through anything? Could there be a bomb like the one made with Lyra's hair? And, of course, what are the Dark Materials?
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  • Super Baby

    By Lynne Benton, Paul Nicholls
    Authors:
    Lynne Benton
    Illustrated by:
    Paul Nicholls
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  • Sandeep and the Dragon

    By Jill Atkins, Leo Trinidad
    Authors:
    Jill Atkins
    Illustrated by:
    Leo Trinidad
    In this story, Sandeep has to get his little sister to go to sleep. All is well until the dragon in his book comes alive and wants to play!Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills.Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.Independent Reading Green stories are perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band 5 (Green) in classroom reading lessons.
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  • Sleeping Beauty: Bella Durmiente

    By Anne Walter, Marjorie Dumortier
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    Anne Walter
    Illustrated by:
    Marjorie Dumortier
    An accessible introduction to modern languages, these billingual readers Introduce the best loved fairy tales with parallel text in English and Spanish.
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  • Sleeping Beauty: La Belle Au Bois Dormant

    By Anne Walter, Marjorie Dumortier
    Authors:
    Anne Walter
    Illustrated by:
    Marjorie Dumortier
    An accessible introduction to modern languages, these billingual readers retell the best loved fairy tales with parallel text in English and French. A picture book design supports simple, accessible text with just a few lines of text on each double page. Extra features include a handy word glossary at the back with key words or phrases from the story.The books would serve equally well to a native French child with English as a second or other language as well as literacy and comprehension teaching. The stories are told in 400 words and aimed at 5-7 year olds.
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  • Shipwrecked! - Explore floating and sinking and use science to survive

    By Richard Spilsbury, Louise Spilsbury
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    Richard Spilsbury, Louise Spilsbury
    Follow Jess, Ben, Amelie and Zac as they use science to escape from terrifying danger, and try some exciting experiments for yourself. In Shipwrecked, the gang uses the science of floating and sinking to escape from a deserted island after a shipwreck. Will they manage to get off the island and safely across the sea?Science has never been more exciting with this attention-grabbing approach which delivers true scietific learning through an action-packed story and spectacular graphic illustrations. The science in the story is backed up through simple experiments that readers can try for themselves.
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    Swapsies

    By Fiona Roberton
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    Fiona Roberton
    Fang learns the importance of sharing in this clever and endearing story from the bestselling creator of The Tale of Two Beasts. Fang's favourite toy is Sock - he loves it more than anything. But when his friends bring along shiny trains and bouncy balls, Fang soon swaps his favourite toy for something more exciting. Will Sock and Fang be re-united?Praise for A Tale of Two Beasts: 'Roberton's premise is as sublime as it is simple, with a subtle message. Totally delightful.' - Kirkus Reviews
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  • Smelly Farts and Other Body Horrors

    By Anna Claybourne
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    Anna Claybourne
    Smelly Feet investigates disgusting phenomena in the human body, from sweat and snot to foot fungus, diarrhoea and, of course, farting and burping.Disgusting and Dreadful Science features a look at the weird, revolting and shocking aspects of science for children at KS2. From plants and life cycles to the human body and animal adaptations, the books offer fascinating facts, fun examples and true-life stories to provide ways in to understanding solid scientific principles. Perfect for readers aged 9 and up.
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  • Sport

    By Nancy Dickmann
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    Nancy Dickmann
    Sport can bring moments of joy and huge emotion. It can also bring moments of supreme weirdness! Some of sport's oddest stories are almost too strange to be believed. From lucky socks and alligators on the golf course to marathon runners who let the train take the strain, this book uncovers some of the strangest true stories in the history of sport. It's a great fun read for any sports fan aged 8+.If you enjoyed this book, why not look out for Strange but True: Football.
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  • Stuck in the Mud

    By Damian Harvey
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    Damian Harvey
    Farmer Brown finds the farm covered in mud! Goat has got stuck, but Old Tom and Farmer Brown soon get stuck too!Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills.Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.Independent Reading Blue 4 stories are perfect for children aged 5-6 who are reading at book band 4 (Blue) in classroom reading lessons.
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  • The Second World War

    By Izzi Howell
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    Izzi Howell
    Read all about the Second World War, discover when it started and how it came to an eventual end. A simple fun picture quiz helps readers to recall what they have read.A perfect one-stop-shop for help with homework assignments!Broad-ranging appeal for nursery age through to Key Stage 2.
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  • Super Social Media and Awesome Online Safety

    By Clive Gifford
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    Clive Gifford
    The World Wide Web has changed the way we communicate and socialise with our friends. Super Social Media and Awesome Online Safety investigates how social media sites work and how to stay safe in the online world. Want to type a tweet or write a blog? Upload your photos and videos? Share your news on a social media site? Find out how here!Uncover the code behind the social media networks that connect people around the world. Learn how the networks are built and think about how to participate in them safely and responsibly. 'Try at home' examples encourage you to get practical with computing and are NOT linked to specific software or operating systems. Real-world anecdotes from the world of information technology will inspire a new generation of digital technology scientists.This series will provide support to many teachers who are not subject specialists in this area and who can use this book for ideas, inspiration and materials. The book doesn't rely on a particular software/OS.Other titles in the Get Ahead in Computing series: Amazing Applications & Perfect Programs; Awesome Algorithms & Creative Coding; Computing and Coding in the Real World; Great Games and Amazing Animation; The Science of Computers; Web Page Design
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    Satellite

    By Nick Lake
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    Nick Lake
    The Martian for teens - an epic, highly original space thriller with real science and heartbreaking beauty.Leo has never set foot on Earth. Born and raised with twins Orion and Libra on the Moon 2 Space Station, they have grown up together in the most extraordinary of ways. Now, they are preparing to make their first trip home - their first journey to Earth. But Leo, Orion and Libra cannot possibly imagine the irreversible consequences that their return will set into motion...
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  • Santa Claude

    By Alex T. Smith
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    Alex T. Smith
    A festive romp for Claude and Sir Bobblysock in the ninth volume of the hit series, which is due to hit TV screens in 2017.Claude and Sir Bobblysock think they've caught a burglar coming down the chimney on Christmas Eve. They clap on the handcuffs and turn on the lights. Oh no! It isn't a burglar - it's none other than Santa Claus! Now the key for the handcuffs is lost and it's up to our two heros to deliver all the presents before midnight...Claude Going for Gold won the fiction 5-9 category in the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award. Claude has also been selected for the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize and the Richard and Judy Book Club. Claude is soon to be a TV star on Disney Junior with 52 episodes airing in 2017. Alex T. Smith was the World Book Day Illustrator 2014.Praise for Claude: '...illustrated with humour and elegance...' The TimesFollow the author at http://www.alextsmith.com/ and http://twitter.com/Alex_T_Smith
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  • Shelley the Sherbet Fairy

    By Daisy Meadows
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    Daisy Meadows
    Join Rachel and Kirsty on their sweetest-ever fairy adventure!All of Fairyland and the human world enjoys Shelley the Sherbet Fairy's tangy treats. But when Jack Frost steals her magical sherbet, it all starts exploding everywhere! Can the friends defeat him before Fairyland loses its fizz?
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    Simon Sock

    By Sue Hendra, Paul Linnet, Nick East
    Authors:
    Sue Hendra, Paul Linnet
    Illustrated by:
    Nick East
    A wonderful new character from the bestselling creators of Barry the Fish with Fingers and the illustrator of Goodnight Digger.Simon is an odd, stripey sock. He lives in the drawers with all the other socks. Every day two socks get picked to go on an adventure. The sparklies go to parties. The woolies go the park. The smarts go to school. Everyone has a pair... except Simon. Will he ever find his perfect match? An hilarious story celebrating friendship and difference from an exciting new picture book partnership.
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    Spider!

    By Alison Steadman, Mark Chambers
    Authors:
    Alison Steadman
    Illustrated by:
    Mark Chambers
    Award-winning actor and national treasure Alison Steadman OBE has written a story which will win over parents and children alike. 'I hate spiders!' says Rafael. At least, he thinks so. But when he really gets to know the BIG, HAIRY, SCARY SPIDER he finds a new, eight-legged friend. This hilarious, action-filled look at spiders will fascinate all children, with plenty of spider facts and figures throughout the book to entertain and delight.
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  • The Story of the Movie

    Be the first to find out what happens in the My Little Pony Movie! Follow all your pony friends as they go on their biggest adventure yet. The story of the movie features all the BRAND-NEW characters and action-packed excitement of the My Little Pony movie!Perfect to read together or to encourage independent reading, the Story of the Movie is a must-have for every My Little Pony fan!There are My Little Pony books for all ages! * Colour, sticker activity and picture books for little My Little Pony fans.* Full colour Early Readers for those just starting their reading journey. * Sparkling chapter books perfect for newly confident readers. * And for confident readers, meet the Equestria Girls!
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  • Story Treasury

    By Daisy Meadows
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    Daisy Meadows
    A fantastic full-colour collection of your favourite Magic Animal Friends stories!Join Lily and Jess on some of their best-loved adventures in Friendship Forest in this beautiful jam-packed full-colour treasury. Containing six magical stories, this spectacular book is the perfect gift for any Daisy Meadows fan.
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    Say Sorry Sidney

    By Caryl Hart, Sarah Horne
    Authors:
    Caryl Hart
    Illustrated by:
    Sarah Horne
    A lighthearted, silly rhyming tale of a rhino whose manners are just not what they should be!When Rhino escapes from the zoo to a farm he leaves a trail of havoc and devastation behind. And when the poor farm animals end up taking the blame for missing food, clothes and toys, they decide Sidney needs to learn a thing or two about manners!Caryl Hart is the bestselling author of How to Grow a Dinosaur, How to Catch a Dragon and How to Save a Superhero, among others.'Should earn its place in the classroom, library shelves or at home.' School Librarian
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