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  • Machines

    By Clive Gifford
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    Clive Gifford
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  • Machines and Motors

    By Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
    Authors:
    Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
    There are endless facts to learn about vehicles and motors, but once you've absorbed them, do you really know how these machines work? They keep on turning thanks to some incredible processes - and grasping them is the key to understanding machines. It's time to discover how cars go, how a plane flies and how to dig a tunnel. Pore over the step-by-step infographic art and fascinating facts to uncover the dazzling truth about man-made inventions - then try out the mind-bending challenges on each page!Aimed at 9-11-year-olds, the Infographic How It Works series is an exploration of the processes that make the world go round, from the activity in tectonic plates to the enzymes that break down food in our bodies. Each process is clearly explained using amazing infographics and essential facts - plus an experiment or challenge for readers to try, so they can keep the discovery going.Other titles in the Infographic How It Works series:Life on EarthOur PlanetOur UniverseToday's TechnologyYour Body
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  • Machines At Work: Diggers and Cranes

    By Clive Gifford
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    Clive Gifford
    Find out all about diggers and cranes, from bulldozers and tunnelling machines to the biggest tower cranes. Zoom in, see them up close and discover what makes them work. Then try the quiz to see how much you've learned!
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  • Machines At Work: Motorbikes

    By Clive Gifford
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    Clive Gifford
    Find out all about motorbikes, from city motorbikes and off-road machines to the fastest racing motorbikes. Zoom in, see them up close and discover what they can do. Then try the quiz to see how much you've learned!
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  • Mad About: Cartoons

    By Judith Heneghan
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    Judith Heneghan
    Find out how to create your own cartoon characters and comic strips, draw manga-style artwork and expand your abilities into computer-generated animations. Whether you're new to cartoons or looking to develop your skills, this book will tell you everything you need to know, from finding out what are the best things about being able to create cartoons and animations to discovering what it takes to become a famous cartoonist.Discover advice from experts and top tips on how to improve, plus a quiz so you can find out how mad about cartoons you really are!The Mad About series of books helps children age 8+ perfect a variety of hobbies and skills, from art and cartooning to football and gymnastics.
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    Mad About Dinosaurs!

    By Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz
    Authors:
    Giles Andreae
    Illustrated by:
    David Wojtowycz
    Join all your favourite dinosaurs in this colourful, rhyming picture book, from the author of international bestseller, Giraffes Can't Dance!Silly Diplodocus, fierce T-Rex, Brontosaurus, Stegosaurus and more... They're all here in this bright, bold book! With a short lively rhyme on each page, fun facts and colourful pictures (plus handy pronunciation guides) this is perfect for young dinosaur fans everywhere.Previously published under the title Dinosaurs Galore.
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    The Magic Thief

    By Kendall Kulper
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    Kendall Kulper
    Mal has an idylic childhood on Prince Island with Essie, the next witch of Salt and Storm. But all that changes when Essie, in a fit of anger, tells everyone what he really is.With no choice but to leave his home, Mal becomes the magic thief, stealing magical items for the higest bidder. And when he steals the shar, a knife with the ability to cut the magic out of those it touches, he finally finds a way to get his revenge on the girl he once loved...
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  • Magnet Magic

    By Terry Jennings, Honor Head
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    Terry Jennings, Honor Head
    Why do we need magnets? Magnets are fun but they are also very useful.Magnet magic looks at how magnets work and how we use them every day in many different ways. Lively text, colourful pictures and fun puzzles help you to learn all about magnets.Part of the series Now You Know Science - 6 titles that cover fun science topics.
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  • Magnets and Springs

    By Carol Ballard
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    Carol Ballard
    Learn about magnetism, magnetic fields, natural magnets and how a spring works.The topics of magnets and springs are approached in a simple and clear way. The concepts are complemented by new artwork and specially-commissioned photography featuring children. Each step-by-step experiment has been tried in the classroom and is illustrated with photography which encourages children's understanding. Each book is bright, colourful and simple in its design.
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  • Make an Animation!

    By Sarah Levete
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    Sarah Levete
    Have you got a passion for all things animated? Find out how to create animations from drawing characters to filming 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! Guiding you from first concept through to finished animation, the insider knowledge is invaluable. Part of the Find Your Talent series. Books to help young people get a head start in aspirational careers in some of the toughest industries to crack.
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  • Make it Splash!

    By Anna Claybourne
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    Anna Claybourne
    Layer liquids, make a soap-powered fish and create a propellor-powered boat! This book will guide you step-by-step through great crafty experiments, as well as explaining the science behind water and liquids.
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  • Make it Change!

    By Anna Claybourne
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    Anna Claybourne
    Make materials change colour, create oozy slime and let a foaming monster loose! This book will guide you step-by-step through great crafty experiments, as well as explaining the science behind chemical reactions and states of matter.
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  • Make it Zoom!

    By Anna Claybourne
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    Anna Claybourne
    Design a speed boat, create a rocket and make a catapult plane! This book will guide you step-by-step through great crafty experiments, as well as explaining the science of forces and motion.
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  • Make it Bang!

    By Anna Claybourne
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    Anna Claybourne
    Send a rocket sky-high, create explosions and make a cup squawk like a parrot! This book will guide you step-by-step through great crafty experiments, as well as explaining the science of sound.
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  • Make it Glow!

    By Anna Claybourne
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    Anna Claybourne
    Make light bend, create a rainbow with a torch and power a lightbulb with a comb! This book will guide you step-by-step through great crafty experiments, as well as explaining the science behind light.
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  • Make it Grow!

    By Anna Claybourne
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    Anna Claybourne
    Grow plants on tissue paper, make dough double in size and grow your own crystals! This book will guide you step-by-step through great crafty experiments, as well as explaining the science behind the growth of materials and living things.
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  • Making Masks

    By Sally Henry, Trevor Cook
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    Sally Henry, Trevor Cook
    Learn how to make beautiful Masks.
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  • Making Sense of Science: Light and Colour

    By Peter Riley
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    Peter Riley
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  • Making with Living Things

    By Anna Claybourne
    Authors:
    Anna Claybourne
    Be a SCIENCE MAKER by experimenting, tinkering and building to discover the wonders of science! Learn all about LIVING THINGS by following in the footsteps of famous scientists, artists and inventors.- Create your own miniature greenhouse like inventor Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward- Be inspired by artist Antony Gormley and make a cast if your own hand- Build a DNA model, like biologists Francis Crick and James Watson, and much more! Each title in this series contains ten 'makes', prompted by featured profiles of great scientists, artists and engineers. Children will learn about and create the experiments and builds that have led to world-changing discoveries, amazing machines and inspiring artworks. Perfect for KS2 science and technology classes aged 9 and up.
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  • Making with States of Matter

    By Anna Claybourne
    Authors:
    Anna Claybourne
    Be a SCIENCE MAKER by experimenting, tinkering and building to discover the wonders of science! Learn all about STATES OF MATTER by following in the footsteps of famous scientists, artists and inventors.- Turn salt water into drinking water with Mária Telkes' brilliant invention- Be inspired by sculptor Néle Azevedo to create melting ice people- Make ice cream using ice and salt like inventor Nancy Johnson, and much more!Each title in this series contains ten 'makes', prompted by featured profiles of great scientists, artists and engineers. Children will learn about and create the experiments and builds that have led to world-changing discoveries, amazing machines and inspiring artworks. Perfect for KS2 science and technology classes aged 9 and up.
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