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  • Strawberries

    By Helen Lanz
    Authors:
    Helen Lanz
    It's simple to grow your own strawberries! In this series find out:what equipment you will needhow to grow a healthy plantabout the science in growing plants.You can also find useful tips, nutrition facts and a recipe.
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  • Selena Gomez

    By Jenny Vaughan
    Authors:
    Jenny Vaughan
    Welcome to Teen Stars! Whether you're already a fan, or just want to find out more, this series has something for everyone who's into the teen celebrity scene.
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  • Start a Band!

    By Matt Anniss
    Authors:
    Matt Anniss
    Could you be the next big thing on the music scene? Find out what it takes to be in a band with this brilliant book. Packed with hints, skills and tips to get you noticed, this book will help you to focus all of that creative energy!
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  • Showtime Spectacular! Dressing Up Sticker Book

    By Chloe Melody
    Authors:
    Chloe Melody
    It's showtime at the Strictly Dance Academy! Meet Bella, Natalie and Sofia - three budding ballroom dancers who are also the best of friends. Use the stickers in the middle of this book to dress the girls in their beautiful dancing costumes. Get ready to samba at the carnival, jive on stage and perform a dazzling quickstep on Glitter TV. With over 300 stickers!A must-have for anyone who has ever wished they could be a part of the glamorous world of Strictly Come Dancing.Strictly Come Dancing (or Dancing with the Stars as it is known in the US) is a key BBC one show and can be seen in over 75 countries with approximate worldwide viewing figures standing at 250 million. It was the UK's highest rating programme of 2012 excluding The Olympics, Euro 2012 and The Diamond Jubilee Concert.
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  • Starting a Band

    By Daniel Gilpin
    Authors:
    Daniel Gilpin
    This series offers a shortcut to instant expertise! Quick Expert's Guides are aimed at teens and 'tweens who are keen to know more about a popular topic but who may be put off the idea of having to read wordy or technical guides. Each title includes features that break down technical/scientific/complex aspects of the subject, inspirational case studies, activities and a final project to test the reader's new skills. Chapter round-ups also offer tips on key words and phrases as well as boosting self esteem and confidence, in order to walk the walk and talk the talk of a true expert.
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  • Sophie's Dance Class

    By Angela McAllister, Margaret Chamberlain
    Authors:
    Angela McAllister
    Illustrated by:
    Margaret Chamberlain
    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.Sophie loves to dance. She dreams of being a ballerina, and when she receives ballet lessons for her birthday, she hopes her wish to be a real dancer one day might really come true.
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  • The Story of Hip-Hop

    By Matt Anniss
    Authors:
    Matt Anniss
    From hip-hop's block party roots to today's mega-stars of the industry The Story of Hip-Hop takes a detailed look at how cretive musicians ripped up existing music and turned it into something new. Emerging rappers realised that this music was the perfect backing to enhance their lyrics and so hip-hop was born. Tracing hip-hop through to the present day this book will tell you how it has influenced thousands of artists and crossed over many musical genres to become a global urban sound.The Story of Hip-Hop is part of the series Pop Histories which takes a similarly detailed look at other popular musical genres.
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  • The Story of Soul and R&B

    By Matt Anniss
    Authors:
    Matt Anniss
    The Story of Soul and R&B traces the roots of this musical genre from the traditional black american gospel singers through soul, motown and funk, right through to it's influence on pop and to the neo soul superstars of today. Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Destiny's Child, Rihanna, Neo and many more feature on this jam-packed book on music.The Story of Soul and R&B is part of the series Pop Histories which takes a similarly detailed look at other popular musical genres.
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  • Samba and Salsa

    By Rita Storey
    Authors:
    Rita Storey
    Do you want to learn to dance? This book features two dances that are danced by amateurs and professionals around the world: the samba and the salsa. Find out where the dances originated and learn some simple steps and then put your own routine together!
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  • The Story of Punk and Indie

    By Matt Anniss
    Authors:
    Matt Anniss
    From punk and indie's roots to today's mega-stars of the industry, The Story of Hip-Hop takes a detailed look at how musicians in the 1970s moved away from the safe world of pop and rock and exploded onto the scene with their anarchic style, political lyrics and attention-grabbing stage antics. Read about the Ramones, Greenday, the Clash and the evolution of punk into indie music where bands such as the Cure, Blondie and Nirvana rocked the charts.The Story of Punk and Indie is part of the series Pop Histories which takes a similarly detailed look at other popular musical genres.
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  • The Story of Dance Music and Electronica

    By Matt Anniss
    Authors:
    Matt Anniss
    From the earliest DJs mixing records for clubbers in the 1970s to the superstar DJs of today. This book tells you how dance music has evolved and influenced other musical genres. House music, warehouse parties, raves; hugely influential bands such as Kraftwork and The Chemical Brothers and the superstar DJs such as Fatboy Slim and David Guetta all feature in this brilliant journey through musical history.The Story of Dance Music and Electronica is part of the series, Pop Histories, which takes a similarly detailed look at other popular musical genres.
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  • Strictly Come Dancing: Fashion Fantastic Sticker Book

    By Chloe Melody
    Authors:
    Chloe Melody
    Join the girls at the Strictly Dance Academy and experience all the fun and glamour of Strictly Come Dancing! Meet Bella, Natalie and Sofia - three dedicated pupils at the Strictly Dance Academy! Stick in sequinned skirts, twinkly tiaras and floaty feather boas, then watch the girls foxtrot up the red carpet and rumba down the catwalk. Let's dance! With over 300 stickers!A must-have for anyone who has ever wished they could be a part of the glamorous world of Strictly Come Dancing. Strictly Come Dancing (or Dancing with the Stars as it is known in the US) is a key BBC one show and can be seen in over 75 countries with approximate worldwide viewing figures standing at 250 million. It was the UK's highest rating programme of 2012 excluding The Olympics, Euro 2012 and The Diamond Jubilee Concert.
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  • The Story of Pop Music

    By Matt Anniss
    Authors:
    Matt Anniss
    From the music halls of the 1920s to the everchanging hottest pop stars of today, this book tells you how pop music has evolved, influenced and been influenced by other musical genres. Elvis Presley, the Beatles, motown stars of the 1960s, Michael Jackson, Madonna and the huge synth pop of the 1980s and modern artists like Justin Bieber, Psy and Rihanna all feature in this brilliant journey through musical history.The Story of Dance Music and Electronica is part of the series, Pop Histories, which takes a similarly detailed look at other popular musical genres.
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  • The Story of Rock Music

    By Matt Anniss
    Authors:
    Matt Anniss
    From its roots in the blues sound of black American jazz in the 1930s to the stadium-rocking megastars of today. This book tells you how rock music has evolved, been influenced by and influenced other musical genres. The invention of the electric guitar in the 1930s was a turning point for music. It opened up genres such as jazz and country music and helped them evolve into an edgier, rockier sound. Featuring the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, glam rock stars like David Bowie and Mark Bolan, the legendary Led Zeppelin and the stadium rockers of the 1980s and 90s, right through to modern rock stars like the Queens of the Stone Age and Jack White, they all feature in this brilliant journey through musical history.The Story of Dance Music and Electronica is part of the series, Pop Histories, which takes a similarly detailed look at other popular musical genres.
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  • Summer

    By Annalees Lim
    Authors:
    Annalees Lim
    Learn how to make the best sandcastles on the beach! Make and decorate your very own kite, or a seascape in a bottle!Using readily available, seasonally related materials, this series is an ideal and fun introduction to the summer season for young children. The crafts are explained in easy to follow step-by-step instructions, and are perfect for teachers looking for original ideas as well as time-poor parents.
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  • Sewing

    By Rita Storey
    Authors:
    Rita Storey
    Would you like to try sewing but don't know where to start? This book is full of brilliant beginner sewing projects that will be the envy of your friends. 'I Love Craft Sewing' features instructions for fantastic sewing projects from a needle case and yo-yo necklace to a flower cushion and a shoe bag. Each craft is explained with illustrated step-by-step instructions.The book also provides instructions for the different sewing stitches, sewing on a button and fastening off. The book is part of the I Love Craft series - fantastically fun project craft books for children aged 7+.
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  • Space

    By Louise Spilsbury
    Authors:
    Louise Spilsbury
    What makes our solar system special? Do you know why our Sun is so important to life on Earth? Explore the amazing variety of planets and other objects in our solar system, such as the Moon, comets, meteors and our own amazing planet, Earth. Then discover even more about space by making the space-related crafts in this fun and fact-filled book.Part of the series Discover Through Craft. Six books that explore key curriculum topics for children aged 7-9.
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  • The Seaside

    By Jen Green
    Authors:
    Jen Green
    What do you know about the seaside? Explore the amazing variety of habitats, plants and animals that call coastlines around the world home and find out how they are adapted to survive there. Explore what makes sand such an amazing material, food chains, seashells and seaweed. Discover why beaches and seaside resorts are such popular holiday destinations and the jobs that people do there..Part of the series Discover Through Craft. Six books that explore key curriculum topics using a mixture of activities, quizzes, facts and crafts. For children aged 7-9.
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  • The Stone Age and Bronze Age

    By Jen Green
    Authors:
    Jen Green
    What do you know about the Stone Age and Bronze Age? Explore the incredible history of Britain and Europe during these times and find out how people lived, worked, created and celebrated in this fascinating period in history. Hunter-gathering, stone tools, cave paintings and of course crafting objects from bronze are all covered in this book, along with extra information about the era, such as the ice ages and the invention of the wheel. Craft activities support and enhance each section to bring what you've read to life.Part of the series Discover Through Craft. Eight books that explore key curriculum topics using a mixture of activities, quizzes, facts and crafts. For children aged 7-9.Craft activities support and enhance each section to bring what you've read to lifePart of the series Discover Through Craft. Eight books that explore key curriculum topics using a mixture of activities, quizzes, facts and crafts. For children aged 7-9.
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  • Stella McCartney

    By Sarah Levete
    Authors:
    Sarah Levete
    Stella McCartney is a fashion designer, entrepreneur and environmental activist. Daughter of Paul McCartney, of The Beatles, and his wife Linda, she has refused to let her parents' fame define her, and has forged an extremely successful career in fashion. Real-life Stories: Stella McCartney gives you the story behind this incredible designer - from her early life growing up on a farm in Sussex, through her days at Central St Martin's School of Art and as the creative director of Parisian fashion house Chloe, to launching her own fashion label. It focuses on Stella's talent as a designer and tailor and her commitment to ensuring that her business is as ethical and eco-friendly as possible, and that her clothes are made without the use of leather or fur. The importance of family to Stella, how she dealt with the death of her mother, and how she balances family life with running a global business, are also looked at. Biographical information, and Stella McCartney quotes, support the narrative. Punchy, fact-filled text make this a fantastic resource for biography based project work for children aged seven and above; a full glossary and index are included. Each title in the Real-life Stories series looks at a celebrity who is at the top of their game and the height of their career. We take a look at how they got to where they are today, what their daily life is like and where they are going next. If you've enjoyed reading about Stella McCartney, why not try finding out about Adele, Banksy, the Duchess of Cambridge, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, Brian Cox, Gary Barlow, Will.i.am, Steve Backshall, David Walliams, Alex Ferguson, Malorie Blackman or Kylie Minogue, in other titles in the series?
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