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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Off-Road Vehicles

    By Penny Worms
    Authors:
    Penny Worms
    Design and engineering skills are very important to the motor industry in helping to create vehicles that are both fit for purpose and exciting to look at and to drive. Motormania offers an overview of some of the most thrilling vehicles on modern roads and racing tracks. The books are packed with facts, stats and amazing full-colour photography.
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  • Oil

    By Philip Steele
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    Philip Steele
    Petroleum has utterly changed the way we live. But has the cost to the planet been too great? Has oil overheated our climate? Is the Oil Age already being replaced by smarter technologies? Is there enough of the black stuff to go round, and will it keep flowing? This book, in the Question It! series for readers upwards of age ten, will explore these important topics in a balanced and objective way, encouraging readers to take a questioning approach to the issues surrounding the use of oil and natural gas.
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  • Oil: From Oil Rig to Petrol Pump

    By Michael Bright
    Authors:
    Michael Bright
    The vast majority of today's transport depends on fuel that comes from oil. Hundreds of thousands of items we use every day - from trainers to medicines - come from or use products that come from oil. But where does oil come from - and what happens when this ancient resource runs out?Oil is one of the most important resources to man today. It was discovered many thousands of years ago and has become central to the transport and petrochemical industries. Find out about the origins of oil - from its first discovery to its first use in industry. Learn how it is found, mined and processed into many different products that are used all over the world today - including petrol that we fill our cars with each day. Finally, consider the disasters that have resulted from the drilling, transportation and use of oil, as well as its future: what will happen when the oil finally runs out? We look at the advantages and disadvantages of oil, and the possible industry alternatives. Source to Resource is an incredibly valuable series in today's fast-paced world where natural resources are in such constant demand. Many people don't stop to think about where these resources come from and the journey they take from the raw material or element to the useful product that reaches us at home, school or work. Source to Resource provides that information as well as the chance to stop and think about our use of resources and the implications of the use of these for future generations. Other titles in the Source To Resource series include:From Field to PlateFrom Raindrop to Tap From Sunshine to Light Bulb
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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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • On Wheels

    By Richard Spilsbury, Louise Spilsbury
    Authors:
    Richard Spilsbury, Louise Spilsbury
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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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    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 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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  • Our Digital World

    By Heather Lyons, Elizabeth Tweedale, Alex Westgate
    Authors:
    Heather Lyons, Elizabeth Tweedale
    Illustrated by:
    Alex Westgate
    What are the different parts of a computer, and how do they work together? How many bytes are there in a terabyte? How do pixels create photos and how do pictures create videos? Learn all this and more, then hop online to try out your new skills on the companion website. Let's get started!Kids Get Coding is a fantastic, hands-on resource for anyone looking to get started with coding. The four books cover key areas of the KS1 computing curriculum with simple text. Each title contains practical on- and off-line activities that are easy to follow and fun to try on your own or with friends. Guiding young coders through each title is Data Duck - a computer-programming mastermind here to help with hints and tips!The Kids Get Coding series is written by Heather Lyons and Elizabeth Tweedale of blue{shift} - a company dedicated to teaching children to become active creators of technology.Other titles in the Kids Get Coding series:Algorithms & BugsLearn to ProgramStaying Safe Online
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  • Our Living Planet

    By Rob Colson
    Authors:
    Rob Colson
    Why do flowers attract insects? How do fish breathe underwater? Which animals can fly? Read about the wide range of living things on the planet. This book explores how they have evolved and how they manage to survive.This book is part of the Science is Everywhere series, which demystifies the key science topics and shows how they relate to the world around us with fun, colourful graphics. These books are ideal for children aged 9 plus who are studying science, or for young readers who want to get to grips with science in a fun way.
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  • Our Moon

    By Ian Graham
    Authors:
    Ian Graham
    Did you know the Moon had seas? Ever wondered how the Moon began? Or why it changes shape? You'll be able to answer all these questions once you've read Our Moon, a book crammed full of exciting images and facts about the Moon.Learn about the wonders of space in this series, designed for readers aged 7 and up, but accessible to a wide range of reading abilities. If you've ever wondered what can be found on the dark side of the moon, or what other galaxies lurk beyond the Milky Way, these are the books for you. From the Sun, asteroids and comets to planets far and near Earth, you will discover here the most recent developments in space exploration and research.
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