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  • William Shakespeare

    By Emma Fischel
    Authors:
    Emma Fischel
    The extraordinary life of England's greatest dramatist is told in fascinating detail, from his rural beginnings in Stratford-on-Avon, where he was born in 1564, to his phenomenal success in London, where he became a favourite at the glorious court of Queen Elizabeth. The narrative describes how plays were beginning to become the popular entertainment form of the day, how theatres were built and who went to them. All Elizabethan life is there, and the book gives the reader not only a complete background on the life of Shakespeare, but also a vivid picture of late sixteenth-century life.
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    Who's Who of Horrors

    By Tracey Turner
    Authors:
    Tracey Turner
    What do the following have in common? The Cross-Eyed Lambeth Poisoner, the Teenage Butcher, Juana the Mad and Ismail the Bloodthirsty? Answer: they are all horrors! People who have tortured, murdered, died in a revolting manner, or practise a particularly horrid habit. This book lists these and dozens more, each with its own Horror Rating, as well as their Horrible Deed, Horrible End and Specialist Skills.Read on and shudder.
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  • World War II

    By Rachel Wright
    Authors:
    Rachel Wright
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  • We are Jews

    By Philip Blake
    Authors:
    Philip Blake
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  • We are Christians

    By Philip Blake
    Authors:
    Philip Blake
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  • We are Muslims

    By Philip Blake
    Authors:
    Philip Blake
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    Weighing It Up

    By Ali Valenzuela
    Authors:
    Ali Valenzuela
    When Ali Valenzuela was 14, she started to exercise obsessively and limit her food intake - all following an incident which completely undermined her self-confidence. By the time she was 18 - and sitting A-level exams - her weight had fallen below 40kg (less than 6 stone) and was on the brink of death. At that point she was admitted to hospital, but had to be sent to a private hospital in Bristol as there were no appropriate facilities nearer home (Swansea). She spent 3 months there - although her local health authority would guarantee funding for only 6 weeks at a time. Since she left hospital, Ali has got involved in campaigning for proper facilities for treating eating disorders, has been doing temp jobs, and has a place at university when she is strong enough to take it up. Ali has written this book, based on her own diaries, because: 'I want people to understand that there is more to anorexia than looking thin; this is an illness that will destroy the lives of the sufferer and all who care for the sufferer, and the thin appearance is only a physical outcome of the pain and torment that goes on inside. 'Unlike a lot of sufferers, I feel open to talk about my experience, as I feel it may help other people and I feel it helps me if I'm honest with myself about what I went through. I believe everything happens for a reason, and just because I went through a difficult experience, doesn't mean that something positive cannot come of it.'
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  • Water

    By Jen Green
    Authors:
    Jen Green
    Each title looks at different areas of waste and offers solutions for readers to reduce, reuse and recycle waste, in order to improve the environment.
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  • Who Was: Guy Fawkes?

    By Dereen Taylor
    Authors:
    Dereen Taylor
    Each title is a biography of one person's life, achievements and the problems they faced. The series covers many historical periods from the Tudors to the Victorians. Each title answers key questions about these historical figures and a time line places the person in a historical content. With 'It's true' panels to give interesting and unusual facts about these people as well as many places to visit for children to find out more, this series is packed with information.
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  • Weather

    By Chris Oxlade
    Authors:
    Chris Oxlade
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  • Work

    By Nicola Barber, Paul Harrison
    Authors:
    Nicola Barber, Paul Harrison
    Roman Life is a series that will explore the establishment of the Roman Empire and the notable people of the age, such as Augustus, Virgil and Homer. The text will chronicle the features and characteristics of the Roman age and explore the lives of the different social classes, as well as men, women and children. Readers will learn what it was like to live as a Roman, be able to compare how their present lives have been influenced by the past and learn how much has changed since Roman times.
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  • Wayne Rooney

    By Roy Apps, Chris King
    Authors:
    Roy Apps
    Illustrated by:
    Chris King
    Ever had a dream -- a dream to win? Wayne had a dream -- to be a world-class football player.This is the story of Wayne's early years and his break through into the England football team.
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  • What Can We Do About Obesity?

    By Colin Hynson
    Authors:
    Colin Hynson
    This series takes an in-depth look at some of the major social and political issues that feature on the front pages of today's newspapers
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  • World War II

    By Sally Hewitt
    Authors:
    Sally Hewitt
    In 'I can remember' our recent history (i.e. World War II onwards) is brought alive through real life experiences and memories of everyday life and a wealth of memorabilia, ephemera and archive photography. Each book is broken up into thematic spreads: school, at home, work, entertainment etc and different voices recall their experiences related to them. There is not one single voice through the book but a variety, so there are is a range of views and a mixture of ages. The back of the books includes a timeline and glossary. In 'I can remember World War II' topics include the day war broke out, air raids, daily life at home, life in the country, the home front, navy operations, women, VE day. Experiences include an evacuee, a land girl, a naval commando, and an ATS girl.
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  • The War on Terror

    By Brian Williams
    Authors:
    Brian Williams
    Part of a six book series that investigates the hidden world of spies, double agents, assassins and saboteurs and how their actions affected the course of the world's major conflicts.
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  • Wetland Animals

    By Sonya Newland
    Authors:
    Sonya Newland
    Wetland Animals investigates how people are working to save one of our most important ecosystems, and the millions of animals that rely on the world's wetlands for survival.It is part of the Saving Wildlife series, which investigates the world's endangered species in the context of their different environments.
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  • When I'm At Work: Bus Driver

    By Sue Barraclough
    Authors:
    Sue Barraclough
    Learn all about the daily life of a bus driver from driving a bus to selling tickets and checking the vehicle.When I'm at Work covers the daily lives of people who work in jobs that help us all
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  • World War II

    By John Townsend
    Authors:
    John Townsend
    Part of a six book series that investigates the hidden world of spies, double agents, assassins and saboteurs and how their actions affected the course of the world's major conflicts.
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  • Who Split the Atom?

    By Jillian Powell
    Authors:
    Jillian Powell
    This series looks at some of the major inventions and discoveries that have helped to shape our world today.
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  • World Economy Explained: Money and Credit

    By Sean Connolly
    Authors:
    Sean Connolly
    With the world's economy at the forefront of news, this six book series explores different types of financial institutions from Money and Credit to international loans and aid, explaining their origins and how they have developed into the major forces that they are today
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