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Women in Sport

By Rachel Ignotofsky
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Rachel Ignotofsky
Women in Sport celebrates the success of the tough, bold and fearless women who paved the way for today's athletes. The sportswomen featured include well-known figures like tennis player Serena Williams and broadcaster Clare Balding, as well as lesser-known pioneers like Gertrude Ederle, the first woman to swim the English Channel, and Keiko Fukuda, the highest-ranked female judoka in history. From the creator of the bestselling Women in Science, this richly illustrated book highlights the achievements and stories of fifty notable sportswomen from the 1800s to today, including trailblazers, Olympians and record-breakers in more than forty sports. It also contains infographics on topics such as muscle anatomy, pay and media statistics for female athletes, and influential women's teams.
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  • Wibbly Pig at the Zoo

    By Mick Inkpen
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    Mick Inkpen
    On a visit to the zoo, Big Pig's sister wanted a cuddly toy but instead she took home Tooky in her backpack. But Tooky's not a toy - he's a toucan... a REAL toucan. And he's soon causing chaos. How will Wibbly and his friends ever get Tooky home?Mick Inkpen, creator of Kipper and many other prize-winning picture books, has brought to life a character who has won the hearts of millions of readers the world over.'An irresistible character. Wibbly Pig does things every toddler can relate to.' Daily Telegraph
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    Will You Help Me Fall Asleep?

    By Anna Kang, Chris Weyant
    Authors:
    Anna Kang
    Illustrated by:
    Chris Weyant
    Monty the frog just can't get to sleep! Counting sheep doesn't work and his book is too scary. How will he fall asleep? The simple text of Anna Kang and bold illustrations of The New Yorker cartoonist Christopher Weyant tell an original and funny story about falling asleep. Visit Christopher at www.christopherweyant.com. Praise for You are (Not) Small: "Charming characters, a clever plot and a quiet message tucked inside a humorous tale." Kirkus Reviews
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  • What is Terrorism?

    By Annabel Savery
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    Annabel Savery
    Terrorism is an incredibly difficult thing to understand, and can be hard to talk about. Terrorist attacks that we read and hear about are upsetting, frightening and confusing. This book gives readers a balanced and accessible account of how terrorism has been used throughout history to bring about political change. It looks at what motivates people to become terrorists and at the counter terrorism strategies being employed in different countries.
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  • When People Die

    By Jane Lacey, Venitia Dean
    Authors:
    Jane Lacey
    Illustrated by:
    Venitia Dean
    Sometimes you can sort out a problem on your own. But sometimes you need to ask for help. This book helps young children aged 7+ to make this decision and find out about and understand life after someone dies. It features seven case studies from children who have a range of issues from a girl who misses her mum to a boy who is worried he might die. The end of the book features a short playscript to act out and discuss. The book has engaging illustrations throughout.In this series case studies combine with sensible, practical advice to help children find out what to do in difficult situations.
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  • WWII?

    By Emma Marriott
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    Emma Marriott
    This book looks at the events leading to the World War II, the most widespread war in history, in which the major participants used all their industrial, economic and scientific might to wage 'total war'. It examines the legacy of the war, both in terms of the bad things that came out of it, such as the fear and mistrust between the USA and Russia that led to the Cold War, and the good things, including advances in medicine and computing and the establishment of the United Nations.
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  • Who is Donald Trump?

    By Julia Adams
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    Julia Adams
    On 8 November 2016, some 130 million people in the USA cast their vote to decide who should become their next President. The candidates, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, had fought a campaign that had divided their country more than any previous election. The resulting Trump presidency would not only affect the citizens of the USA, but billions of people around the world. This book gives readers a balanced and accessible account of Donald Trump's campaign for the presidency and his uncompromising and highly controversial policies and behaviour as President.
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  • What is Brexit?

    By Claire Leclerc
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    Claire Leclerc
    On 23 June 2016, Britain voted in a referendum to leave the European Union. Over the next few years this decision will make a difference to everyone living in Britain. The arguments about whether to stay in or leave the EU were very heated, and while many people celebrated the result of the referendum, others were left upset and fearful for the future. This book looks at the key topics and arguments surrounding Brexit and considers the facts, implications and possible outcomes of Britain's withdrawl from the EU in a balanced and unbiased way.
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  • WWI?

    By Philip Steele
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    Philip Steele
    This book looks at how and why World War I was born out of the longstanding rivalries and feuds between European nations, at home and across their overseas empires, and how the conflict sucked in imperial and colonial troops from around the world. It examines the legacy of the the war, both in terms of the bad things that came out of it, such as the rise of fascism and totalitarian rule, and the good things, including developments in medicine and plastic surgery, enhanced aeroplane technology and advances in suffrage and equality for women.
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  • The Water Cycle

    By Georgia Amson-Bradshaw
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    Georgia Amson-Bradshaw
    Learn all about the water cycle, the amazing process that keeps water moving around our planet. Discover how water evaporates from the ocean, gathers as clouds in the sky and falls as rain. Read about the different water stores that exist around the globe, and how important the water cycle is to human life.Geographics is an engaging series with colourful infographics and photos used to illustrate universal geography topics such as volcanoes, rivers and earthquakes. Perfect for the geography curriculum at KS2 the series is suitable for children aged 8 and up.
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  • When someone dies

    By Dawn Hewitt, Ximena Jeria
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    Dawn Hewitt
    Illustrated by:
    Ximena Jeria
    How do you help a young child deal with death? This hands on picture book is designed to help children with their questions and feelings about tricky topics that can be hard to talk about. Written with bereavement experts CHUMS this book offers practical help, tips and advice as well as exploring everyday situations, supported by exquisite and approachable illustrations to give a comforting story book feel. Questions and Feelings about... is a series that tackles tough topics in a sensitive way. The books are a perfect aid to help 5-7 year old children to open up and explore how they feel and steps they can take to help them cope with emotionally challenging situations.
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  • Who Did That?

    By Deborah Chancellor, Elif Balta Parks
    Authors:
    Deborah Chancellor
    Illustrated by:
    Elif Balta Parks
    This story expores the issue of responsibility and owning up to our actions. In the story, seven-year old Sasha smashes a window by accident but blames her little brother Henry. When Henry runs away Sasha has to confess and say how sorry she is. Sasha's grandma explains how we should always face the consequences of what we've done and things will turn out better that way. The story is suitable for children aged 5+ who are learning to read or for sharing with an adult.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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  • When parents separate

    By Dawn Hewitt
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    Dawn Hewitt
    How to you explain to a child what happens when parents separate? How will it make them feel? Written with wellbeing experts CHUMS this book offers practical help, tips and advice an well as exploring everyday situations, supported by, exquisite and approachable illustrations to give a comforting story book feel. Questions and Feelings about... is a series that tackles tough topics in a sensitive way. The books are a perfect aid to help 5-7 year old children open up and explore how they feel and give them steps they can take to help them cope with emotionally challenging situations.
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  • The World to the West

    By Andy Elkerton
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    Andy Elkerton
    Viking Adventures are thrilling stories mixing that perfect match of fantasty and history. Join Oolaf as he embarks on a voyage to strange new lands involving storms, shipwrecks and a herd of angry bison!The Viking Adventures series are vividly colour illustrated first chapter books, pitched perfectly for 6-8 years olds or readers in key stage 2.
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    What is Gender? How Does It Define Us? And Other Big Questions for Kids

    By Juno Dawson
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    Juno Dawson
    What's the difference between sex and gender? What does it mean to be defined by your gender? Are there only two genders? This informative book helps kids to explore these questions and many more. It explains how your gender can have an impact on your life, what it means to choose your own gender identity and the importance of gender equality. Topics covered include gender stereotypes, why there are different toys for boys and girls, being intersex and transgender, cross-dressing and gender around the world. You will also hear from a range of people who share their personal gender philosophies. Poet Anthony Anaxagorou discusses his masculinity, author Holly Bourne writes about the importance of feminism, Krishna Istha explains what it means to be genderqueer and Juno shares her experiences of being transgender. Other contributors and celebrities featured include Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, John Legend, Jack Monroe, Caitlyn Jenner, RuPaul, Laura Dockrill, Conchita Wurst, Andrew McMillan and Emma Watson. Aimed at young people aged 10 and upwards.Part of the groundbreaking and important 'And Other Big Questions' series, which offers balanced and considered views on the big issues we face in the world we live in today.Other titles in the series include:What is Humanism? How do you live without a god?What is Feminism? Why do we need it?Who are Refugees and Migrants? What makes people leave their homes?What is Consent? Why is it important?
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  • A Windy Day

    By Sue Graves, Beccy Blake
    Authors:
    Sue Graves
    Illustrated by:
    Beccy Blake
    In this story, a very windy day makes it too tricky to do all the farm jobs. Josh thinks it's time to get out the kite!Reading Champion is a series of 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 4-5 or who are reading at book band 4 (Blue) in classroom reading lessons.
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  • A Walk From Our Island School

    By Deborah Chancellor
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    Deborah Chancellor
    A group of friends from Tobermory Primary School in Mull, Scotland are going on a walk. The children have planned their walk carefully and have a list of questions they want to answer about their local area. We then follow them as they explore their local area and answer their questions. This book is part of 'A walk from' series which explores different geographical environments using maps and photos. It helps young children understand geographical similarities and differences through studying the human and physical geography of a small area of the United Kingdom. The books feature key physical and human geographical vocabulary and skills such as compass directions, map reading and recognising landmarks and features. Perfect for readers aged 7 and up.
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  • A Walk From Our Seaside School

    By Deborah Chancellor
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    Deborah Chancellor
    A group of friends from Carlton Hill Primary School in Brighton, East Sussex are going on a walk. The children have planned their walk carefully and have a list of questions they want to answer about their local area. We then follow them as they explore their local area and answer their questions. This book is part of 'A walk from' series which explores different geographical environments using maps and photos. It helps young children understand geographical similarities and differences through studying the human and physical geography of a small area of the United Kingdom. The books feature key physical and human geographical vocabulary and skills such as compass directions, map reading and recognising landmarks and features. Perfect for readers aged 7 and up.
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  • Webpage Design

    By Clive Gifford
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    Clive Gifford
    The World Wide Web is the world's biggest source of knowledge and entertainment, but how does all that information get there? Webpage Design looks at how people plan, design and code all types of webpages, from social media to shopping sites. Investigate all the options available and see how website designers choose fonts, colours and images, then code it all to create the coolest webpages. Learn the code, pick your pictures and have a go at creating your very own webpage! '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 provides 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; Super Social Media and Awesome Online Safety; The Science of Computers
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    The Ways of the Wolf

    By Smriti Prasadam-Halls, Jonathan Woodward
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    Smriti Prasadam-Halls
    Illustrated by:
    Jonathan Woodward
    The wolf stalks the wilderness and our own imaginations. Uncover its mysteries in this beautifully written non-fiction picture book.Majestic and fierce, proud and strong, the wolf has always been a source of fascination - and fear. It remains one of the most misunderstood of all creatures, frequently cast as our mortal enemy. The truth is that wolves and humans are more closely connected than we dare to admit. With beautifully lyrical language, Smriti Prasadam-Halls explores the lightning speed, echoing howl and family life of these mysterious animals, revealing astonishing facts and overturning misconceptions as she does so. Wildlife illustrator Jonathan Woodward brings the creatures to life with breathtaking papercut collage artwork. This is non-fiction storytelling at its very finest.The Ways of the Wolf has been endorsed by the UK Wolf Conservation Trust.
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