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  • Leapfrog Learners: Big Machines

    By Annabelle Lynch
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    Annabelle Lynch
    Get reading all about big, noisy machines, from tractors to tip-up trucks in this new series of non-fiction readers.Leapfrog Learners offer fun facts in accessible text, perfect for building reading confidence.
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  • Learn to Program

    By Heather Lyons, Elizabeth Tweedale, Alex Westgate
    Authors:
    Heather Lyons, Elizabeth Tweedale
    Illustrated by:
    Alex Westgate
    Learn to Program covers a key component in the new KS1 computing curriculum. We look at the basics of programming - what is an algorithm, basic languages and building a simple program. We then look at how simple programs can be developed to include decision making and repeat activities, and then how they can be fixed using debugging techniques. Throughout the book there are practical activies to assist learning, and links to online activities where they can practise newly learned skills. Learn to Program supports the key stage 1 computing curriculum point:create and debug simple programs; use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs.Kids Get Coding is a fantastic, hands on resource for anyone looking to get started with coding. The four titles cover key areas of the computing curriculum with simple text and fun activities. 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 new idea is the Data Duck - a computer-programming mastermind here to help with hints and tips!Kids Get Coding is written by Heather Lyons and Elizabeth Tweedale of blue{shift} - a company dedicated to teaching children to become active creators of technology. Alex Westgate's bright illustrations bring wonder and fun to this exciting new topic.
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  • Lebanon

    By Cath Senker
    Authors:
    Cath Senker
    Food is something that we all have in common. We all need to eat to stay alive but the staggering variety of foods eaten around the world and the variety of ways in which they are cooked makes for a fascinating read. Do you know your baklava from your bulgur wheat? There's much more to Lebanese food than grilled meat and mezze! Discover all about the types of food Lebanese people eat - from the traditional to the modern - and read about how food is used in cultural and religious celebrations, by families, in different regions and at different times of the year. Then have a go at making a Lebanese dish of your own using one of the step-by-step recipes.A series of eight titles that explore food from eight very different countries around the world. Each book gives a brief overview of the history of food in each country before you delve deeper into what makes each a unique eating experience.
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    Let's Bake

    By Cathryn Dresser
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    Cathryn Dresser
    From parties to picnics, lunchboxes to the last day of school, and with Halloween and summer holidays in between - here you'll find 52 easy, delicious recipes for beginner bakers, and fool-proof family baking for every occasion.Step-by-step instructions, photographs, and all the tricky bits explained in a fun and friendly way - there's no one better than Cathryn Dresser to get mums, dads and kids baking together.With twists on old favourites and new ideas to try, LET'S BAKE is an instant kitchen classic.So what are you waiting for? Let's Bake!
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  • Let's Build A House: A book about buildings and materials

    By Mick Manning, Brita Granström
    Authors:
    Mick Manning, Brita Granström
    Let's Build a House! But what sort of a house should it be? And what do we need to build it? It could be a shack on a beach, or it could be a skyscraper. Try building a bungalow or even a castle! Join in the imaginative play as a group of children plan their houses and discover the materials and techniques needed to build them.The Wonderwise series presents facts in a way that will inspire young children's imaginations about the world around them. Wonderwise is an award-winning series of information books, perfect for introducing younger children to non-fiction. The books include updated notes and activities to support the new primary curriculum.
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  • Let's Read and Talk About... Internet Safety

    By Anne Rooney
    Authors:
    Anne Rooney
    The Internet offers great ways to learn new things and keep in touch with people you know, but children need to be careful. In this book children can find out why why they need to be careful online, how to be safe when using social networking sites, how to keep their passwords safe, how to avoid cyberbullying and much more.Internet Safety is part of the Let's Read and Talk About series. Each book has a range of questions to help children with speaking and listening skills, and 'take action' panels which give ideas for activities. Free downloadable activity sheets are also available to accompany the books at: www.franklinwatts.co.uk/downloads.
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  • Let's Read and Talk About... Healthy Eating

    By Honor Head
    Authors:
    Honor Head
    This book asks and answers questions about healthy eating. It explores why fruit and vegetables are good for us, what are the best snacks, why we shouldn't just eat sweet foods and much more.It is part of the Let's Read and Talk About series which includes ready-to-use questions and discussion points to help young readers gain more from their reading experience, and to give busy teachers and parents quality extension material. The concepts are supported with photographs and 'Take action' panels to get the reader involved in research and experiments.
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  • Lettuce

    By Helen Lanz
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    Helen Lanz
    It's simple to grow your own lettuce! In this book find out:what equipment you will needhow to grow a healthy plantabout the science in growing plants.You can also find useful tips, nutrition facts and a recipe.
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  • Life Cycles

    By Peter Riley
    Authors:
    Peter Riley
    Straight Forward with Science offers a straightforward, but fun, approach to key science learning. Each book explores basic scientific principles and shows them in action, while simple activities and experiments bring the science to life. Lifecycles looks at what lifecycles are and discovers the many different lifecycles that exist in nature, from mammals and birds to plants, insects and amphibians. Animal behaviour and the work of the most famous naturalists, from Karl von Frisch to David Attenborough, are also explored.
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  • Life Cycles

    By Anna Claybourne
    Authors:
    Anna Claybourne
    Life Cycles are brilliant things to study scientifically. Plants, humans and other animals reproduce in all sorts of ways but all with the purpose of continuing their species. In Life Cycles you'll delve into the science behind these marvels of the natural world by conducting ten investigations or experiments using the ATOM method - Ask, Test, Observe and Measure - to ensure you're working just like a professional scientist. Find out about seeds and the crafty ways they move around to reproduce and about the life cycles of bacteria. Discover why some animals lay eggs and try out some maths to understand all about generations and how animals use them to avoid competition for food! At the end of the book, scientific guidelines explain why scientists do things a certain way and the things they look out for or try to avoid. Science Skills Sorted are six topic books for children aged 8+ studying KS2 science. The ATOM method is designed to help readers work scientifically as they are taught to in the classroom, and each of the investigations is accompanied by explanatory text to uncover facts about the topic. A range of experiments in each book means that while some may need a little more equipment than others, there are plenty experiments that are cheap and accessible, using objects easily found in the classroom or at home.
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  • Lifecycles

    By Peter Riley
    Authors:
    Peter Riley
    A first science series that introduces young readers to basic science principles in a friendly and accessible way. Early scientific skills are taught through a combination of experiments, activities and key questions, designed to get young scientists thinking!Ways into Science: Lifecycles explores how everything around us - from plants to birds - begins, grows and changes over time.
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  • Light

    By Georgia Amson-Bradshaw
    Authors:
    Georgia Amson-Bradshaw
    Finding out about Light has never been so engaging. This book is full of exciting experiments, fun puzzles, quirky humour and science facts to make you say WOW ... it's science with a BOOM! For children progressing through Book Bands, it is suitable for reading at band 12: Brown.Why not look out for the other BOOM SCIENCE titles? This fun series for children aged 6+ explores key science topics including Electricity, Forces, Human Body, Light, Materials, Plants, Seasons and Sound.
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  • Light

    By Sally Hewitt
    Authors:
    Sally Hewitt
    Amazing Science uses the extraordinary and mind-boggling facts about science to introduce children to the core topic of light at KS1. Each spread starts with an interesting fact about light, supported by a dramatic picture to engage the child's interest. It then seeks to explain, in simple terms, the science behind it. 'Your Turn' boxes then challenge children to look around them for similar examples.
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  • Light

    By Carol Ballard
    Authors:
    Carol Ballard
    Find out where light comes from, how we use our eyes to see, and how light travels. Learn about reflections, lenses and how rainbows are made.The topic of light is 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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  • Light

    By Peter Riley
    Authors:
    Peter Riley
    Find out all about the science in the world around us with Moving Up with Science. Written to support the National Curriculum at Key Stage 2, each title explores key scientific topics through a combination of concise information and fun experiments. Moving Up with Science: Light looks at what light is, where it comes from and how essential it is to life on Earth.
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  • Light

    By Izzi Howell
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    Izzi Howell
    A fantastic resource for children aged 6-8, the Fact Cat series makes a perfect one-stop-shop for help with homework assignments! Which animals make their own light? What type of materials let light through? Why do shadows change throughout the day? Discover where light comes from and the different ways we use it in our daily lives. See how sunlight travels to Earth and find out what causes shadows and reflections. A simple fun picture quiz helps readers to recall what they have read.
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  • Light

    By Georgia Amson-Bradshaw
    Authors:
    Georgia Amson-Bradshaw
    Science in a Flash: Light shines a light on, well, light itself! Tackling topics like colour, reflection and shadows, reading this book will turn you into a bright and brilliant light expert. Find out what light is, where it comes from and how it behaves. Shadows, reflection, refraction and types of light are also covered.This essential KS2 series covers all the key science topics in energetic, quick-fire way, aiding clear comprehension by getting straight to the point! Each spread starts with a 'flash' or headline, summing-up succinctly the science information to follow. Attractive and light-hearted illustration visually conveys the information, adding depth and detail to engage children. Also includes fun jokes and cartoons to keep even the most reluctant readers entertained.
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  • Light

    By Sally Hewitt
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    Sally Hewitt
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  • Light and Dark

    By Angela Royston
    Authors:
    Angela Royston
    This book looks at the simple idea of light and dark with examples from within children's own experience.
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  • Light and Colour

    By Peter Riley
    Authors:
    Peter Riley
    Straight Forward with Science offers a straightforward, but fun, approach to key science learning. Each book explores basic scientific principles and shows them in action, while simple activities and experiments bring the science to life. Light and Colour looks at what light is, where it comes from and how it reaches us here on Earth. Light rays, shadows, mirrors and colour are all also explored.
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