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  • Ten Tractors and Farm Machines

    By JP Percy
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    JP Percy
    Find out all about ten amazing farm machines!There are lots of ways machines can be cool. They can be the biggest, the smallest, the tallest, the longest and even the noisiest. Machine mad kids will love pouring over the details of the ten awesome machines in each book. Fantastic Five stat panels give the scoop on what makes these machines tick and key design features are highlighted to help you earn something new about your favourite diggers, tractors, trucks and emergency vehicles.Perfect for readers who can't get enough of books about machines, but who have outgrown the simple picture books aimed at a much younger level. Those who are beginning to read by themselves will find the text fun to read and accessible.For children aged 5+
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  • Ten Trucks

    By Chris Oxlade
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    Chris Oxlade
    Find out all about ten amazing trucks!There are lots of ways machines can be cool. They can be the biggest, the smallest, the tallest, the longest and even the noisiest. Machine mad kids will love pouring over the details of the ten awesome machines in each book. Fantastic Five stat panels give the scoop on what makes these machines tick and key design features are highlighted to help you earn something new about your favourite diggers, tractors, trucks and emergency vehicles.Perfect for readers who can't get enough of books about machines, but who have outgrown the simple picture books aimed at a much younger level. Those who are beginning to read by themselves will find the text fun to read and accessible.For children aged 5+
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    This Little Pebble

    By Anna Claybourne, Sally Garland
    Authors:
    Anna Claybourne
    Illustrated by:
    Sally Garland
    This Little Pebble begins with a child finding a small, forgotten pebble in his pocket. It uses this simple premise as a jumping-off point to explore what rocks are, where they come from and how fundamental they are to life here on Earth. For readers aged six and up, This Little Pebble uses beautiful artwork to show the rich diversity of rocks all around us, with friendly, narrative text by award-winning children's writer Anna Claybourne making the book feel like a journey. It explores topics as fascinating and as wide-ranging as Earth's formation, the rock cycle, volcanoes and earthquakes, where precious stones come from and what fossils are. It also provides great support for for the topic of rocks in both the geography and science curriculum.
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    Trans Mission

    By Alex Bertie
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    Alex Bertie
    I guess we should start at the beginning. I was born on 2 November 1995. The doctors in the hospital took one look at my genitals and slapped an F on my birth certificate. 'F' for female, not fail - though that would actually have been kind of appropriate given present circumstances.When I was 15, I realised I was a transgender man. That makes it sound like I suddenly had some kind of lightbulb moment. In reality, coming to grips with my identity has taken a long time. Over the last six years, I've come out to my family and friends, changed my name, battled the healthcare system, started taking male hormones and have had surgery on my chest. My quest to a beard is almost complete. This is my story.
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  • The Terrifying Teacher

    By Claire O'Brien, Santy Gutierrez
    Authors:
    Claire O'Brien
    Illustrated by:
    Santy Gutierrez
    Horrible Histories meets Wimpy Kid in these funny stories mismatching characters with careers. The stories are colour chapter books perfect for the independent reader. Mr Bloodaxe is not like any other teacher at school, he is just a little bit scary, or possibly even terrifying! He has a striking resemblance to a famous Viking of the same name and his lessons are far from comfortable...Race Further with Reading is a series designed to build reading confidence with illustrated stories in manageable bite-size chapters, which encourage a sense of achivement at completing each one. They follow on a level from the Race Ahead with Reading series with stories of 2,000 words. The books are perfect for children aged 6-8 or who read book band 11.
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  • The Trials of Morrigan Crow

    By Jessica Townsend
    Authors:
    Jessica Townsend
    Enter the Wundrous world of Morrigan Crow and Nevermoor - the most fantastical children's debut of the year. Featuring a 'hidden' illustration beneath the stunning cover, both sprinkled with gold, this is the perfect gift for all adventurous young readers.Morrigan Crow is cursed. Having been born on Eventide, the unluckiest day of the year, she's blamed for all local misfortunes, from hailstorms to heart attacks - and, worst of all, the curse means that Morrigan is doomed to die at midnight on her eleventh birthday. But as Morrigan awaits her fate, a strange and remarkable man named Jupiter North appears. Chased by black-smoke hounds and shadowy hunters on horseback, he whisks her away to the safety of a secret, magical city called Nevermoor. It's then that Morrigan discovers Jupiter wants her to contend for a place in the city's most prestigious organisation: the Wundrous Society. In order to join, she must compete in four difficult and dangerous trials against hundreds of other children, each boasting an extraordinary talent that sets them apart - an extraordinary talent that Morrigan insists she does not have. To stay in the safety of Nevermoor for good, Morrigan will need to find a way to pass the tests - otherwise she'll have to leave and confront her deadly fate once and for all. Perfect for fans of the Harry Potter series and His Dark Materials, this series takes readers into an extraordinary world, setting hope and imagination alive.
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  • Tips for Better Researching

    By Louise Spilsbury
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    Louise Spilsbury
    Tips for Better Researching teaches readers essential study skills to help them achieve their academic goals. It also gives advice on using these skills in everyday life to help readers gain valuable life skills and gain confidence in extra-curricular activities. Research is an important life skill. Being able to find and use relevant information helps you to make choices, reach conclusions, and communicate well. Tips for Better Researching starts with why we need research both in school work and our everyday lives. It then looks at sources of information, including printed material and the internet, and how to filter and choose appropriate information for your project. The Student's Toolbox equips young people with the tools needed to further their studies and help them develop vital life skills, from planning their timetables through to understanding how to deliver great speeches and presentations. From writing and researching through to planning and speaking, discover how to improve the skills you need to be a grade A student.Other titles in the Student's Toolbox series include: Tips for Better Researching, Tips for Better Writing, Tips for Better Public Speaking, and Tips for Better Planning.
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  • Ten Little Elves

    By Mike Brownlow, Simon Rickerty
    Authors:
    Mike Brownlow
    Illustrated by:
    Simon Rickerty
    Ten little elves set off on a mission to rescue Christmas. But what will the little elves do when they meet a growling polar bear, a yowling yeti and a scary Ice Queen? Will the little eleves save the day?Count from ten to one, and back again, with this fabulously festive picture book. With lots of things to spot and count on every page, this noisy rhyming story from the creators of the bestselling Ten Little Pirates is perfect for sharing again and again. (And comes complete with a shimmering foiled cover!)Praise for the Ten Little series:"Roaringly funny rhymes" - Independent"A rollicking read with an easy rhythm and jaunty illustrations ... excellent" - Guardian"Hilarious. Will have both child and reader laughing out loud" - Angels & Urchins"Brilliant to help teach children to recognise numbers" - New Statesman
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    There May Be a Castle

    By Piers Torday
    Authors:
    Piers Torday
    A remarkable story about love, loss and the power of the imagination, from an award-winning, celebrated writer for children.On a frozen Christmas Eve, Mouse Mallory and his family set off across a snow-white valley to visit his grandparents.They never arrive.As the wheels skid off the icy road, Mouse is thrown from the car. When he wakes, he finds himself in a magical landscape, with only a talkative sheep and a very bossy horse for company.And they tell him: this is your story now.So begins Mouse's extraordinary quest through a world of wonder. A world of monsters, minstrels, dangerous knights and mysterious wizards; a world of terrifying danger but also more excitement than Mouse has ever known.All to find a castle, somewhere, beyond.But why is Mouse looking for a castle? As thoughts of his family back at the car begin to surface, Mouse realises this might be the most important journey he will ever make ...This is a novel about love and death. It's about the power of stories to change the way we view the world - and it's about the power of a child to change their own world. Emotionally arresting but ultimately uplifting, this is a remarkable novel for our times.
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    The Tale of Jack Frost

    By David Melling
    Authors:
    David Melling
    From the creator of Hugless Douglas and The Kiss That Missed this beautiful picture book tells the story of Jack, the small boy with the frozen touch. This winter classic has enchanted children for over ten years. With a sparkly foiled cover, this stunning new edition is something to treasure.There was once a group of trees who were fed up with living in a deep, dark and crowded valley - so they moved to the enchanted forest. But as everybody knows, trees cannot walk without magic.The Jack Frost BBC animation has become a classic Christmas favourite.'Exquisitely illustrated and beautifully told.' Primary Times
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  • Ten Diggers and Digging Machines

    By JP Percy
    Authors:
    JP Percy
    Find out all about ten amazing digging machines!There are lots of ways machines can be cool. They can be the biggest, the smallest, the tallest, the longest and even the noisiest. Machine mad kids will love pouring over the details of the ten awesome machines in each book. Fantastic Five stat panels give the scoop on what makes these machines tick and key design features are highlighted to help you earn something new about your favourite diggers, tractors, trucks and emergency vehicles.Perfect for readers who can't get enough of books about machines, but who have outgrown the simple picture books aimed at a much younger level. Those who are beginning to read by themselves will find the text fun to read and accessible.For children aged 5+
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  • Tunnels

    By Sally Spray
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    Sally Spray
    Follow the developments of tunnels, as they have gone deeper underground, have travelled further and helped us transport people, energy and goods through engineering skill, design and ambition. Get to grips with the mind-boggling advances that have been made in engineering. Find out about awe-inspiring buildings and technology. he books in the Awesome Engineering series are filled with impactful artwork, diagrams and explanations that make the awesome feats of engineering easy to understand.Bright and bold artwork, alongside clear explanations and diagrams, guide you through a chronology of landmark engineering achievements from around the world.Perfect for readers aged 9 and up.
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  • Teams

    By Pete May
    Authors:
    Pete May
    A fun look at the World Cup that features all the facts and stats, lists and essential data that boys (and lots of girls!) of all ages love. This book counts down the ten best teams in World Cup history, from Brazil in 1970 to Germany in 2014, and looks forward to the games and players that will light up the 2018 World Cup.Written by a successful journalist and social commentator with a particular interest in football, each book includes a big quiz so that readers can challenge their friends to see who is the real Football Expert! Perfect for readers aged 7 and up.
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  • Toys and Games Around the World

    By Moira Butterfield
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    Moira Butterfield
    Take a journey around the world to discover the toys and games of children just like you!Where in the world do children play 'the blanket toss' game?Where do children practice their skills for fierce kite fighting tournaments?What's inside a Russian matryoshka doll?Find out in Toys and Games Around the World!Children will love reading about the toys and games that their contemporaries in other countries play; from children who make their own toys to computerised robots and remote-controlled flying quadcopters! Includes Art Station activities where readers are encouraged to use their new knowledge creatively!
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  • Ten Fire Engines and Emergency Vehicles

    By Chris Oxlade
    Authors:
    Chris Oxlade
    Find out all about ten amazing emergency vehicles!There are lots of ways machines can be cool. They can be the biggest, the smallest, the tallest, the longest and even the noisiest. Machine mad kids will love pouring over the details of the ten awesome machines in each book. Fantastic Five stat panels give the scoop on what makes these machines tick and key design features are highlighted to help you earn something new about your favourite diggers, tractors, trucks ad emergency vehicles.Perfect for readers who can't get enough of books about machines, but who have outgrown the simple picture books aimed at a much younger level. Those who are beginning to read by themselves will find the text fun to read and accessible.For children aged 5+
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  • Tea

    By Alex Woolf
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    Alex Woolf
    Did you know that the plain-looking bags you use to brew a steaming mug of tea are steeped in fascinating history? This simple drink has caused wars, been smuggled, been the drink of the elite and even resulted ship races across the globe! This book describes the journey tea has taken, from ancient Chinese rituals to an everyday staple drink. Other topics covered are the health aspects of tea, how it is produced, its chemical properties and how it is traded around the world.An ideal leisure read, but also perfect for course work and presentations.
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  • Teams

    By Pete May
    Authors:
    Pete May
    A fun look at the World Cup that features all the facts and stats, lists and essential data that boys (and lots of girls!) of all ages love. This book counts down the ten best teams in World Cup history, from Brazil in 1970 to Brazil in 2014, and looks forward to the games and players that will light up the 2018 World Cup. Each book includes a big quiz so that readers can challenge their friends to see who is the real World Cup Expert!
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  • Toto the Ninja Cat and the Great Snake Escape

    By Dermot O’Leary, Nick East
    Authors:
    Dermot O’Leary
    Illustrated by:
    Nick East
    Meet Toto: she's no ordinary cat, and she can't wait to have an adventure with you! Join Toto for a funny animal escapade written by one of the UK's best-loved broadcasters. For fans of The Aristocats, The Secret Life of Pets, 101 Dalmatians and Atticus Claw Breaks the Law. Purrfect for reading aloud or for children to curl up with and read alone, the story features brilliant black and white illustrations throughout. With gentle themes of friendship, inclusivity and winning in the face of adversity, this is a hilarious must-read for all animal-loving kids! Toto the cat and her brother Silver live footloose and fancy-free in a townhouse in London. Toto is almost totally blind, and learned to trust her senses from a ninja cat-master who taught her back in Italy where they were born. By day, Toto and Silver seem to be ordinary cats, but by night, they love to have adventures! One evening, news reaches Toto that a king cobra has escaped from London Zoo! Together with help from a very posh cat and two hungry tigers, Toto and Silver must investigate. Can they find the giant snake, before it's too late? Dermot says: 'The idea for Toto first came to me when my wife and I rescued two stray cats from an olive grove in Italy. One of them, Toto, has been blind from birth, but we quickly realised she had ninja-like reactions. Like a lot of cat owners (or cat servants), we like to imagine our pets having secret lives when we're out or asleep. So before I knew it I was writing about Toto and her brother Silver's nocturnal adventures around London. I really hope that children who pick it up enjoy reading the adventures of our little Italian underdog (cat).'
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    This Book Will (Help You) Change the World

    By Sue Turton, Alice Skinner
    Authors:
    Sue Turton
    Illustrated by:
    Alice Skinner
    Protest injustice. Campaign for change. Vote for your future.Featuring contributions from C4 anchor Jon Snow, Avaaz.com founder Jeremy Heimans, leader of Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution Joshua Wong and more, this is a powerhouse guide to politics and activism for young people.Award-winning journalist Sue Turton explains the political system that rules our daily lives while also pointing out its flaws - and empowers readers to change the status quo. Disrupt the system from within by joining political parties or inspire change through protest. Either way, this guide shows you how to avoid fake news, triumph in debates and grab the spotlight so your campaign can change the world. Includes hilarious tongue-in-cheek illustrations from activist-illustrator Alice Skinner.
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  • The Town Makeover

    By Deborah Chancellor, Elif Balta Parks
    Authors:
    Deborah Chancellor
    Illustrated by:
    Elif Balta Parks
    This book explores the theme of civic or community pride in shared spaces and is suitable for young children aged 5+. Noah is really looking forward to his favourite magician visiting his town but he thinks his town needs a makeover before he comes. He and his family and friends get to work clearing litter and decorating the town. But how do they all feel when it looks like the magician can't make it after all? The book is a part of the British Values series which explores tricky subjects such as democracy, the rule of law, mutual respect and tolerance through fun illustrated stories. Each book includes teacher notes for discussing the theme of the story.
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