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  • Jack and the Beanstalk

    By Jasmine Brooke
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    Jasmine Brooke
    Help Rapunzel escape from her high tower using a zip wire and a bit of gravity or work out how science and technology can help Little Red Riding Hood fix that wolf once and for all! THis fun and quirky approach takes stories that young readers already know and love, but with the added twist of learning about STEM subjects along the way.For children aged 7+.
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    Jack Draws Anything

    By Jack Henderson
    Authors:
    Jack Henderson
    After a family friend bought one of his drawings for 20p, six-year-old Jack came up with the idea to 'draw anything' in return for donations to the hospital that treats his two-year-old brother. His parents set up a website and thought they might make £100. After two weeks, Jack had over 500 picture requests and had raised over £10,000 for the Sick Kids Friends Foundation.Parents Ed and Rose with Jack, Toby and Noah appeared on the Fern Britton Show and Jack's project was featured on Russell Howard's Good News four times. Coverage by STV news, BBC news, and CBBC Newsround have all helped spread the word about this creative and generous little boy. Jack is slowly but steadily drawing the requested pictures which range from a 'dinosaur diving into a pool of jelly' (#1) to 'my (extremely bald) friend Brian dancing like a crazy man' (#80). He doesn't draw every day, only when he wants to, and his parents estimate that he'll finish at the end of August. For the latest drawings, or to make a donation yourself, visit jackdrawsanything.com.
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    Jack's Tractor

    By Thomas Taylor, John Kelly
    Authors:
    Thomas Taylor
    Illustrated by:
    John Kelly
    Jack takes a ride in his big red tractor with a trailer attached behind, picking up lots of fun animal friends along the way. But before long it gets dark and he's lost. Who will help him find the way home?
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  • Jaden Smith

    By Clare Hibbert
    Authors:
    Clare Hibbert
    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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  • Jaguar

    By Rob Scott Colson
    Authors:
    Rob Scott Colson
    This series will have maximum high interest appeal with its unique and contemporary design.All types of car models, including classic cars and racing cars, are explored alongside colour photographs.Feature panels, full of statistics and the latest innovations in car design, are used throughout.
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  • Jamal Jealousaurus

    By Brian Moses, Mike Gordon
    Authors:
    Brian Moses
    Illustrated by:
    Mike Gordon
    Gracie Grumposaurus is a very grumpy dinosaur. From first thing in the morning until last thing at night, Gracie is a grump! Her parents try everything to cheer her up, but nothing works. Will anything make her smile?If you've got a child who's feeling sad or struggles with bad moods, this book will surely cheer them up. Written by Brian Moses, this funny picture book explores different things that might make children grumpy and sad, such as getting up early, not getting their favourite food or being bored. Different ways of dealing with these situations are explored, helping children to understand that it's okay to be grumpy, but that they shouldn't take their feelings out on other people - and that there are strategies to help you come out of a 'grump'. The clever and funny illustrations, by internationally renowned illustrator Mike Gordon, bring a light touch to the story, helping children to learn about their feelings in a fun and light-hearted way.Includes excellent notes for parents and teachers on how to share this book to help children learn about their feelings and emotions. Other books by Brian Moses and Mike Gordon: I Feel FrightenedI Feel AngryI Feel JealousI Feel SadIt's Not FairI Feel BulliedWilliam WorrydactylSamuel ScaredosaurusJamal JealousaurusAnna AngrysaurusSophie Shyosaurus
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  • James Watson and Francis Crick

    By Matt Anniss
    Authors:
    Matt Anniss
    James Watson and Francis Crick takes a look at this most dynamic of scientific duos - the two men who unlocked the secret of all life. The book explores the childhood and early work of both scientists, how they came tomeet and work together in Cambridge, their fascinating exploration of genetics, and their race to crack the 'DNA code'.How have some of the most successful scientific pairings in history changed the advancement of science and led to discoveries that might never otherwise have been made? Dynamic Duos explores the fascinating scientific partnerships between some of the world's leading scientists. From Darwin and Wallace to Einstein and Eddington, without these 'dynamic pairings' some of the most spectacular discoveries and critical theories in the history of science might never have been made. An informative series for children aged 9+.
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  • Jamie Vardy

    By Roy Apps
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    Roy Apps
    This inspirational biography for children, written by award-winning author Roy Apps, follows the dream-come-true story of Jamie Vardy and his amazing rise to become a star striker in Leicester City's Premier League-winning side and top England goalscorer. Illustrated with colour artwork by Alessandro Valdrighi, including graphic novel-style panels, this book is perfect for sport-mad girls and boys with a reading age of 7, but will work perfectly well for older readers too. Printed on off-white paper using a reading font approved by the British Dyslexia Association, the Sporting Heroes series brings to life the skill, grit and determination needed to be a world-class sportsperson today. This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of booksto get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books kids can't put down.
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  • Jane Goodall and Mary Leaky

    By Matt Anniss
    Authors:
    Matt Anniss
    Mary Leakey was an archaeologist who specialised in searching for remains of early humans. Jane Goodall is a researcher who has devoted her life to studying the behaviour of chimpanzees, the ape thought to be man's closest living relative. Over the course of 50 years, Mary and Jane's discoveries have revolutionised the way that people think about evolution, increased scientists' understanding of man's earliest ancestors and proved that humans and apes are not so different after all. This book explores the life and work of these two remarkable people.How have some of the most successful scientific pairings in history changed the advancement of science and led to discoveries that might never otherwise have been made? Dynamic Duos of Science explores the fascinating scientific partnerships between some of the world's leading scientists. From Darwin and Wallace to Einstein and Eddington, without these 'dynamic pairings' some of the most spectacular discoveries and critical theories in the history of science might never have been made. An informative series for children aged 9+.
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  • Jewellery Crafts

    By Annalees Lim
    Authors:
    Annalees Lim
    This jewellery-based craft book will have you making a range of unique - and useful - homemade creations. Necklaces, bracelets, earrings and more are included in this brilliant step-by-step book.Part of a series of six titles, Craft Attack is aimed at modern kids with a style to match. The instructions are easy to follow and positively encourage experimentation and customisation.
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  • JMW Turner

    By Alix Wood
    Authors:
    Alix Wood
    Did you know Turner entered the Royal Academy of Art at the young age of 15? Or that he was so fascinated with painting the weather that he asked to be tied up to the mast of a ship during a storm! In this book, readers will be inspired by Turner's art and facts about his life.Great Artists series introduces young readers to some of the world's great artists. The books feature easy-to-read text and some of the most famous examples of each artist's work, as well as photographs of places and people of importance.
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    Jolly Good Food

    By Enid Blyton, Allegra McEvedy, Mark Beech
    Authors:
    Enid Blyton, Allegra McEvedy
    Illustrated by:
    Mark Beech
    Delicious and easy recipes, inspired by the beloved stories by Enid Blyton. Bake your own pop-cakes and google buns, and wash them down with homemade ginger beer! Have you ever dreamed of having picnics with the Famous Five, midnight feasts with the Malory Towers girls or party teas with the Folk of the Faraway Tree? With this cookbook, inspired by Enid Blyton's stories, you can! Packed full of yummy recipes, lively artwork and extracts from Enid Blyton's stories, this cookbook will inspire children - and the whole family - to get busy in the kitchen. It's the perfect way to share the pleasure of making and eating food with your child. There are 42 exciting new recipes designed by top chef and Junior Bake Off TV judge, Allegra McEvedy, with fabulous illustrations by Mark Beech and glorious food photography too.
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  • Journey into Space

    By Michael Bright
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    Michael Bright
    Journey into Space takes readers beyond Earth and into the depths of our solar system. Take a closer look at the planets that make up the Milky Way, explore ice giants and dwarf planets, find out about the asteroid near-misses, delve into black holes and see if there is life elsewhere in the Universe.Using stunning photographs and graphic 3-D images, Journey into Space brings core curriculum subjects to life with an engaging design.Written by bestselling author Michael Bright, his digestible approach to science makes this the perfect book for project work or interest reading.
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  • Julius Caesar and the Romans

    By David Gill
    Authors:
    David Gill
    Julius Caesar was the most famous of all the great Roman leaders. His military exploits were legendary and he added land, riches and prestige to the vast, powerful Roman empire. However his power came at a terrible cost, as he was brutally murdered at the hands of his most trusted friends and advisors.Suitable for readers aged 8+, each book in History Starting Points explores the life and times of a key historical figure, from Alfred the Great to Hatshepsut. It tells the story of the subject's life, using vital primary source material, such as what contemporary people wrote about the figure. Alongside this, each book builds up a vivid picture of the historical era in which the person lived, from Anglo-Saxon Britain to the civilisations of ancient Greece and Egypt. Included throughout are cross-curricular links to other key subject areas such as literacy, science or geography, and the text is supported by cartoon, myths and legends and fun craft projects to make.
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  • Jump for Glory

    By Shoo Rayner
    Authors:
    Shoo Rayner
    Olly is desperate to finally beat Spiro in the Boys' Jumping Competition, but he just can't seem to go far enough! To make matters worse, his sister, Chloe, is better than him too! Can Olly use his brains to triumph over Spiro's strength?
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    Jump In!

    By Ian Whybrow, David Melling
    Authors:
    Ian Whybrow
    Illustrated by:
    David Melling
    Just how many animal can Miss Lollipop squash in her truck? And just how big can the animals get? Find out in this hilarious animal farce in which the witty words are perfectly matched by fantastic, dynamic illustrations, with lots of counting fun too.'Both children and adults will enjoy the humour in the illustrations as well as the text.' - Early Years EducatorIllustrated by the bestselling creator of Hugless Douglas. Find out more about David Melling here http://www.davidmelling.co.uk/ Written by the author of the popular Harry and the Dinosaurs series. Read more about Ian Whybrow at http://www.ianwhybrow.com/
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  • Junk Modelling

    By Annalees Lim
    Authors:
    Annalees Lim
    Discover junk modelling with these easy, fun and exciting projects for children aged 5 plus! Make a tin can robot, craft a cardboard castle and create a lighthouse from a crisp tube! Let children craft their way through the book, creating and improvising as they go, making beautiful things out of materials that would otherwise have been thrown away.Using readily available materials, the 10 Minute Crafts series is packed full of fun crafts for special occasions. The perfect tool for teachers looking for original ideas as well as parents looking for fun ways to keep kids entertained.
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  • Junk Sculpture

    By Alix Wood
    Authors:
    Alix Wood
    Is it Art? is a series of books focusing on exciting contemporary art forms. From graffiti to junk sculptures and from urban street art to installations, Is it Art? offers young readers examples from each medium and tells the story behind their creation. The series also encourages discussion and suggests activities so that readers can try making their own art.So what is Junk Sculpture? Well, it's basically rubbish! Junk sculpture can be made from just about anything that has been thrown away, from coat hangers to Cadillacs. Some sculptors see junk as a fantastic source of otherwise expensive materials and a way of recycling and reusing the planet's resources. Others see junk as a way of making art contemporary and thought-provoking by using modern or unusual materials, rather than classic sculpting materials such as bronze or marble. Whatever your opinion, the sculptures in this book are guaranteed to get you thinking about the things we throw away.
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    Jupiter Amidships

    By S I Martin
    Authors:
    S I Martin
    Jupiter and his brother Patrick are about to embark on a merchant ship bound for home in Sierra Leone, but are set upon by a vicious Navy pressgang. The brothers are beaten, bound, imprisoned at bayonet point, and finally marched to join a Royal Navy Frigate, the Boneta. In word and deed, they are now prisoners of his Majesty King George. They have no idea where they are, or where they are heading. The Boneta is a ship full of secrets, and it's on a mission. Enemies are swiftly made, and the brothers can trust no one. Amid the mystery and danger, Jupiter will need all his strength and wits to survive - and, most surprising of all, some very strange and new technology. What they discover hidden in the holds of the ship, will propel Jupiter and Patrick into an entirely unforeseen battle for their lives ...
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  • Justin Bieber

    By Liz Gogerly
    Authors:
    Liz Gogerly
    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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