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  • Oliver's Vegetables

    By Vivian French, Alison Bartlett
    Authors:
    Vivian French
    Illustrated by:
    Alison Bartlett
    Do you like chips? Oliver does. In fact, he won't eat anything else - until he plays a game with his grandpa.Whatever vegetable Oliver finds in the garden, he must eat. On Monday, he pulls up carrots, on Tuesday, it is spinach . . .An excellent book for parents with slightly fussy children, which also introduces the days of the week. Other titles in this series:Oliver's Fruit SaladOliver's Milkshake
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  • Oliver's Fruit Salad

    By Vivian French, Alison Bartlett
    Authors:
    Vivian French
    Illustrated by:
    Alison Bartlett
    Oliver, star of Oliver's Vegetables, is back from his healthy week eating vegetables at his grandpa's house. Suddenly, the fruit at home doesn't seem quite good enough for Oliver. What is his mum to do?Other titles in this series:Oliver's Fruit SaladOliver's Milkshake
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  • Oliver's Milkshake

    By Vivian French, Alison Bartlett
    Authors:
    Vivian French
    Illustrated by:
    Alison Bartlett
    First it was his vegetables. Then it was his fruit. Now it's his milk - will Oliver ever like what's good for him? Spend a day on the farm with him and find out!
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    The Orchard Book Of Viking Stories

    By Robert Swindells, Peter Utton
    Authors:
    Robert Swindells
    Illustrated by:
    Peter Utton
    The fiery world of the Vikings is filled with amazing adventures and acts of courage. Battles with mighty giants, demons and dwarves abound and superhuman gods - Thor, Odin and many more - leap from the pages. These retellings will fire every child's imagination. All the drama, magica and mystery of Robert Swindells' stories are captured in Peter Utton's illustrations, which bring the world of the Vikings so vividly to life.
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    The Orchard Book Of The Unicorn And Other Magical Animals

    By Margaret Mayo, Jane Ray
    Authors:
    Margaret Mayo
    Illustrated by:
    Jane Ray
    Learn why you should never look at a mermaid, how the unicorn always walks alone, why there are so many dragons in China and how the Phoenix lives forever. These ten fabulous stories of the world's most magical birds and beasts are retold with wit and warmth by Margaret Mayo and brought to life in glorious colour by Jane Ray. A magical gift to treasure.
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    Our New Baby Inside

    By Mick Manning, Brita Granström
    Authors:
    Mick Manning
    Illustrated by:
    Brita Granström
    This delightful book shows how a baby grows inside its mother's tummy over the nine months of pregnancy through the ingenious use of half-page flaps. It is perfect for sharing with a child to explore where they came from or when a new sibling is expected.
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  • Off-Road Vehicles

    By Penny Worms
    Authors:
    Penny Worms
    A look at the most exciting vehicles on the road today.
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  • On the Race Track

    By Steve Parker
    Authors:
    Steve Parker
    In this series, you get behind the wheel of vehicles that rule! Discover just what machines can do, and take a look at what makes them work.Machines Rule: On the Race Track takes a close look at the machines that zoom round the race track, from Formula 1 cars to dragsters.
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  • On Wheels

    By Richard Spilsbury, Louise Spilsbury
    Authors:
    Richard Spilsbury, Louise Spilsbury
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  • The Outer Planets

    By Giles Sparrow
    Authors:
    Giles Sparrow
    Space Travel Guides offer a unique look at our Solar System and beyond for older children. Adopting a `travel guide` format, this original series takes the reader on a fascinating fact-packed voyage, offering insights and points of interest along they way. Stunning full-colour photographs and quirky cartoons ensure that no detail is omitted as the trip progresses - from planetary features to star magnitudes and from space toilets to driving on the Moon.
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  • Out and About

    By Honor Head
    Authors:
    Honor Head
    'Out and About' has a lively design, engaging text and features a 'What's Safe and What's Not?' activity at the end of the book. The title has been written in conjunction with a literacy consultant to ensure the text is completely appropriate for the age-range.
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  • On the Road

    By Deborah Chancellor
    Authors:
    Deborah Chancellor
    Beep, beep! Roads are busy places. Find out all about the different vehicles on the road, from cars and scooters to trucks and lorries.A series of differentiated text books on topics that children really want to read about. The lower level text is ideal for emerging readers and the higher level text will suit more able readers. The large, square format encourages sharing, and spectacular photos are featured on every page.
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  • Oceans

    By Angela Royston
    Authors:
    Angela Royston
    Can you imagine living and working under the sea? It's the reality for some scientists, who inhabit laboratories deep at the bottom of the ocean. Research on the Edge - Ocean Lab is a gripping look at the daily lives of these scientists, and the vital research they carry out in extreme conditions. Discover the difficulties of setting up an ocean lab and the challenges of supplying equipment and necessities to the workers. Children can read about the conditions scientists live in, from how they breathe to what they eat, and some of the dangerous animals and plants they must avoid. Explore how research conducted under the sea can help with conservation, increase our understanding of climate change, and expand our knowledge of marine life, biodiversity and habitats. It can reveal untapped resources, and unknown eco-systems. Learn about the incredible technology that enables the scientists to live and work in dangerous conditions and the transport they use to travel around the ocean floor. See how they attempt to live with as little impact on their environment as possible. Discover how scientists manage their data, and publish it in journals around the world, and see how their findings can affect the way we do things in our everyday lives. Find out about the international science community ­- where and why cutting-edge research is carried out, how it is paid for, and who owns the results. 'Danger' panels highlight some of the perils scientists face, while 'Cutting edge' panels detail the latest technology. Research on the Edge - Ocean Lab is ideal for children age 9+, for geography and science projects, or simply as a great leisure read. The ocean is not the only place where scientists work in extreme conditions. Try reading about the Rainforest Lab, the Space Lab and the Polar Lab.
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  • Overcoming Shyness: Leave Me Alone!

    By Pat Thomas, Claire Keay
    Authors:
    Pat Thomas
    Illustrated by:
    Claire Keay
    This reassuring picture book explores the issue of shyness in simple terms. It describes what it feels like to be shy and explores simple steps that a child can take to help them overcome their feelings.The book is written largely from the child's perspective. It is meant to be reach with your child, or a group of children. in a way that allows the child to open up about what he or she thinks and feels.Questions in 'What about you?' sections provide useful prompts for discussion.If you're the parent of a shy child, it can be hard to watch your child struggle with shyness. But all children, like all adults, are different. The first step is to respect that difference without judging it. Children feel shy for a variety of reasons and may feel more or less so in different situations. This book explores different situations that a child might feel shy in and give tips and advice for parents, carers and teachers on how to help children deal with their feelings and overcome shyness.
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  • Obesity: Don't Call Me Fat

    By Pat Thomas, Claire Keay
    Authors:
    Pat Thomas
    Illustrated by:
    Claire Keay
    This reassuring picture book explores the issue of obesity in simple terms. It looks at reasons why children and adults might be overweight, gives advice on health, fitness and diet, and discusses how some people are bullied because of their weight. It gives advice and suggestions for how to live a healthier life with the support of family and friends.This book is written largely from the child's perspective. It's meant to be read with your child, or with a group of children, in a way that allows the child to open up about what he or she thinks and feels. Questions in a "What about you?" sections provide useful prompts for discussion.
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    Our Amazing Planet

    By Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
    Authors:
    Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
    Welcome to The World in Infographics! This highly visual title uses beautifully designed infographics to look at the amazing world around us from the natural world to the human body. Compare the world's longest rivers and the fastest animals. See the life of a star and the effects of climate change explained with these clever graphic images.Covering key scientific subject areas, this title is not only endlessly fascinating to dip in and out of, but is also very useful for homework help and school science projects for children aged 7+.Includes material from the Blue Peter Awards shortlisted title Animal Kingdom.
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  • On the Street

    By Honor Head
    Authors:
    Honor Head
    Most kids have pretty good instincts and stay safe on the streets. But even the most street-smart kid could benefit from reading this book. There may be dangers out there that you may not even have thought of! From cycling and skateboarding safely, to awareness around, dogs, strangers, building sites and public transport, these are just some of the things you should be aware of when you are out and about but the book covers a lot more besides. This book will help you stay safe because it is full of advice on what to do if you think you are in danger, and also how to avoid or minimise danger in the first place. An essential guide for any child. Full of sensible and relevant information for modern kids.Keeping Safe is a series of four books aimed at children aged 9+, dealing with the hot topics on staying safe in the modern world.
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  • Our New Baby

    By Jillian Powell
    Authors:
    Jillian Powell
    Welcoming a new baby into the family is an exciting time for an older sibling. Using specially commissioned photography, Our New Baby helps children to prepare for the arrival of a new baby and shows what they can expect when you bring the new baby home. From the perspective of another child, it shows a positive experience of being an older sibling and explores the feelings that may arise. Advice on helping children cope with jealousy is also given.
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  • The O'Sullivan Twins at St Clare's

    By Enid Blyton
    Authors:
    Enid Blyton
    Schooldays at St Clare's are never dull for twins Pat and Isabel O'Sullivan in Enid Blyton's much-loved boarding school series.In book two, it's the start of the Easter Term and the twins are looking forward to meeting all their friends at St Clare's once more. They are determined to be obedient and studious, but the new girls prove to be so much fun. Poor Mam'zelle had better watch out.Expect mischief at St Clare's!Between 1941 and 1946, Enid Blyton wrote six novels set at St Clare's. This edition features the original text and is unillustrated.
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    Orangeboy

    By Patrice Lawrence
    Authors:
    Patrice Lawrence
    WINNER OF THE WATERSTONES CHILDREN'S BOOK PRIZE FOR OLDER READERS, SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARD AND THE YA BOOK PRIZE"A truly brilliant book." Malorie Blackman"Incredible book. Thank you Patrice Lawrence for such a fresh and riveting piece of fiction." Ben Bailey Smith (Doc Brown)"What a book! Such a gripping, gritty storyline, with such wonderful, believable characters. Loved it." Tanya Landman, author of Buffalo SoldierNot cool enough, not clever enough, not street enough for anyone to notice me. I was the kid people looked straight through.NOT ANY MORE. NOT SINCE MR ORANGE.Sixteen-year-old Marlon has made his mum a promise - he'll never follow his big brother, Andre, down the wrong path. So far, it's been easy, but when a date ends in tragedy, Marlon finds himself hunted. They're after the mysterious Mr Orange, and they're going to use Marlon to get to him. Marlon's out of choices - can he become the person he never wanted to be, to protect everyone he loves?
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