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  • Safe Social Networking

    By Anita Naik
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    Anita Naik
    A perfect guide to becoming safe and savvy social networkers for children aged 12+. It shows how they can make the most of social networks and dodge the pitfalls - master the privacy settings, control how much they share, and avoid peer pressure so they that have the best time online.
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  • Samsung

    By Cath Senker
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    Cath Senker
    Big Brands offers you the chance to delve deep into the amazing stories behind the world's most iconic businesses - how they began, their successes and failures, and their impact on the global market. The series examines the human aspect of each brand - its consumers, brand developers, designers and others who work on it. Big Brands: Samsung looks at the development of the technology giant's most famous products, from the Galaxy S3 to the Samsung Smart TV, along with countless other mobile phones, computers, laptops, televisions and microchips. It explains Samsung's business plan and marketing strategy, and how it presents itself to consumers through logos and advertising campaigns. How Samsung grew from a small export business to the world's largest technology company is also looked at. 'Business Studies' features explain some key industry terms such as management and sponsorship, while 'Building the Brand' features explore the marketing of the brand, from the development of the logo to the huge impact of social media. 'Brains Behind the Brand' features focus on key people at Samsung such as Eric Kim, the head of marketing. Samsung is just one iconic company in the global marketplace. If you enjoyed this title, why not read about Amazon, McDonalds or Mojang, makers of Minecraft, in other titles in the series?
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  • Satellites

    By Steve Parker
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    Steve Parker
    More than 3,000 satellites have been placed in orbit around Earth since the very first, Sputnik 1, made history in 1957. Satellites perform a huge variety of functions. From the huge Hubble Space Telescope to weather and communications satellites, these objects make a difference to our lives here on Earth every day. How do they get there, how do they stay up there and what job does each of them do? Find out in this in-depth look at all kinds of satellites.Six books that reveal the thrilling journeys, triumphs and disasters that men and women have experienced in the exploration of our universe. These books examine the mind-blowing technologies involved in space endeavours and tells the all too human stories of some of the key figures.
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  • Scholars of Science

    By Rob Colson
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    Rob Colson
    What is gravity and who discovered its laws? How does evolution work and how did Darwin work it out? Learn all about the advances in science that have expanded our understanding of Earth, our place in the living world and the workings of the Universe in STEM-gineers: Scholars of Science.STEM-gineers is an exciting 4-book series, which focuses on particular engineering or scientific challenges. You will find out about the great minds behind every featured discovery or structure and learn through hands-on projects how these great minds overcame the scientific or engineering challenges of their time. From simple experiments, to observing and recording various aspects of the world around us, this series is the perfect introduction to the exhilarating world of STEM for readers aged 9 and up.
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  • Science and Technology

    By Bob Fowke
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    Bob Fowke
    'Who's Who in Science and Technology' contains biographies of 250 of the most important people in the history of science and technology. Written in an informal, friendly style, the book provides essential information about their lives. Aimed at children of 8-12 years, the book is easy to use, with cross references, a glossary and an index. The text is interspersed with appealing cartoon-style illustrations.Includes a huge range of biographies from physicists and deep thinkers, geographers, sailors and ship designers, engineers and architects, gods, biologists, naturalists, geniuses, chemists, doctors and bacterilologists, manufacturers, mathematicians, geologiests, artists, inventors, astronomers, ancient greeks and airmen.Expert consultant: Dr Miles Taylor of King's College, University of London.
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    The Science of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials

    By Mary Gribbin, John Gribbin
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    Mary Gribbin, John Gribbin
    The amazing true science behind the fiction of His Dark Materials, ideal for fans of the original trilogy and The Book of Dust, with an introduction by Philip Pullman.Award-winning science writers Mary and John Gribbin reveal how the world of Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy (Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass) is rooted in astonishing scientific truth. Drawing on string theory and spacetime, quantum physics and chaos theory, they answer fascinating questions such as: could parallel worlds like Will's and Lyra's really exist? How does the subtle knife cut through anything? Could there be a bomb like the one made with Lyra's hair? And, of course, what are the Dark Materials?
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  • Science for Rocketing into Space

    By Mark Thompson
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    Mark Thompson
    Imagine building a rocket and blasting off into space!But to really do that you'll need to apply a fair bit of science.This book has twelve scientific investigations to help you understand why gravity matters, and how to power a rocket and land safely back on Earth. Discover why rockets are rocket-shaped and what happens when you create a chemical reaction - and lots, lots more!Space Science is the ultimate series for the astronomers and astronauts of the future. It delves into loads of intriguing 'how', 'what', and 'why' facts about the night sky. The step-by-step instructions are easy to follow and use readily-available materials that won't break the bank! Authored by Mark Thompson - a brilliant astronomer and television and radio presenter - who brings a fresh approach to the exploration and understanding of the Solar System ... and beyond!This book is part of the Space Science series, which covers key areas of the science curriculum, such as forces, materials and matter, light, rocks, chemical reactions, recycling and waste, magnets, solar power, gravity, distance, maps and constellations.For readers aged 9+
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  • Science for Surviving in Space

    By Mark Thompson
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    Mark Thompson
    Imagine living on an alien planet!But to really do that you'll need to apply a fair bit of science.This book has twelve scientific investigations to help you understand how force fields help us, why taking a shower is space is tricky and how tiny specs of space dust can be deadly. Discover why insulation is important and what would happen if you went out into space without a spacesuit - and lots, lots more!Space Science is the ultimate series for the astronomers and astronauts of the future. It delves into loads of intriguing 'how', 'what', and 'why' facts about the night sky. The step-by-step instructions are easy to follow and use readily-available materials that won't break the bank! Authored by Mark Thompson - a brilliant astronomer and television and radio presenter - who brings a fresh approach to the exploration and understanding of the Solar System ... and beyond!This book is part of the Space Science series, which covers key areas of the science curriculum, such as forces, materials and matter, light, rocks, chemical reactions, recycling and waste, magnets, solar power, gravity, distance, maps and constellations.For readers aged 9+
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  • Sea Life

    By Annabelle Lynch
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    Annabelle Lynch
    Discover the wonders of the world under the sea, from colourful coral reefs to wriggly octopuses.Froglets Learners offer fun facts in accessible text, perfect for building reading confidence.
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  • Sea Rescue

    By Deborah Chancellor
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    Deborah Chancellor
    Lifeboats and helicopters zoom along through the storm as they race to the rescue... Lots of noisy words and plenty of high-speed action introduce emergency vehicles and other life-saving equipment in a lively and exciting way.Emergency Vehicles - four books all about the different vehicles each emergency uses and the situations they use them in. For KS1 readers
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  • Searching for Murder Clues

    By John Townsend
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    John Townsend
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  • Seaside

    By Annabelle Lynch
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    Annabelle Lynch
    Explore the sunny seaside and meet the creatures that live there, from busy crabs to colourful anemones. Tadpoles Learners are an ideal introduction to non-fiction for beginner readers, blending accessible text with big, striking photos.
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  • Seasons

    By Sally Morgan
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    Sally Morgan
    This series explores our world's fascinating cycles and brings to life the processes that keep our planet forever changing.Earth Cycles: Seasons looks at spring, summer, autumn and winter to explain why the seasons are so important and what happens to the natural world when they begin to change.
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  • Seasons

    By Annabelle Lynch
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    Annabelle Lynch
    Look outside. What's the weather like today? Find out how the different seasons change the world around us, from snowy winter to sunny summer. Tadpoles Learners are an ideal introduction to non-fiction for beginner readers, blending accessible text with big, striking photos.
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  • Seasons

    By Peter Riley
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    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!Seasons explore what the different seasons are and how they change the world around us.
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  • Seasons

    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! Why do we have seasons? How are icicles made? Where do monarch butterflies fly to in autumn? Follow the seasons through the year and learn how weather and nature change in every season. Discover how the seasons affect animals, from migration and hibernation to giving birth and eating. Find out about the science behind the seasons and why trees look different throughout the year. A simple fun picture quiz helps readers to recall what they have read.
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  • Seasons

    By Georgia Amson-Bradshaw
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    Georgia Amson-Bradshaw
    Finding out about the four seasons 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 level 11: Lime.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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  • Secrets of Animal Life Cycles

    By Andrew Solway
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    Andrew Solway
    Enter the exciting world of science and uncover some of its mysteries. In Secrets of Animal Life Cycles, find out about the different ways animals reproduce, why some animals care for their young and why some animals don't. Learn about metamorphosis, survival and what happens when animals die.Part of the series Science Secrets, these books will help children unlock the answers to lots of fascinating science questions. Hands-on experiments, with simple step-by-step instructions, support the text and allow the reader to become the scientist and test the key ideas for themselves.
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  • Secrets of Light

    By Anna Claybourne
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    Anna Claybourne
    In Secrets of Light, among other things, you will find out whether light can bend, what light is made of and how fast the speed of light actually is. You'll also find out some amazing facts about the Sun, animals that make light and how we use light in everyday life.Simple experiments throughout the book will let you test some of these discoveries for your self - are you ready to unlock some Science Secrets?Science Secrets is a series of 6 titles, aimed at KS2 readers, focussing on some of the core areas of the science curriculum.
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  • Secrets of Heat and Cold

    By Carol Ballard
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    Carol Ballard
    In Secrets of Heat and Cold, among other things, you will find out how we measure heat, what happens at absolute zero and how heat is transferred from one place to another. You'll also find out some amazing facts about the Sun, polar animals and materials called 'superfluids' and 'superconductors'.Simple experiments throughout the book will let you test some of these discoveries for your self - are you ready to unlock some Science Secrets?Science Secrets is a series of 6 titles, aimed at KS2 readers, focussing on some of the core areas of the science curriculum.
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