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  • Oath Breaker

    By Michelle Paver
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    Michelle Paver
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  • Occupation and Resistance

    By Simon Adams
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    Simon Adams
    Each book focuses on an aspect of World War II through exploration of a wealth of primary source material. A factual presentation of each topic is given alongside personal accounts and case-studies giving the reader an insight into the period. Evidence is explored and assessed throughout each book, which encourages children to debate and evaluate different sources.
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  • Occupation and Resistance

    By Simon Adams
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    Simon Adams
    World War Two is a series of fact-packed books on key aspects of the Second World War. Each title offers an appealing, magazine-style design and contains readable narrative text plus panels focusing on personalities, events, weapons, documents and other background information. Also included are mini timelines that highlight the dates of important events to keep a clear chronological picture in readers' minds.Under Occupation looks at what life was like in the countries occupied by Axis forces during the war, covering topics such as resistance, partisans, forced labour and prisoners of war.
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  • Ocean Tomb

    By Anthony Masters, Tim Sell
    Authors:
    Anthony Masters
    Illustrated by:
    Tim Sell
    The waves in the Southern Ocean started to build -- soon they were huge. Tony's boat rocked, then suddenly CRACK, the boat overturned. Freezing water flooded in, filling the cabin. How would he survive the cold? Would anyone hear his distress signal?
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  • Oceans

    By Angela Royston
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    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
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    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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  • Official Handbook

    Join Blossom, Buttercup and Bubbles for hours of fun in this super cute and super fierce handbook! This is the perfect book for Powerpuff Girls fans everywhere.
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  • The Official Pokémon Search and Find: Welcome to Alola

    Gotta catch 'em all in the official Pokémon Search and Find!Journey to Alola with Ash and friends as they search for new and exciting Pokémon! From the Guardians of Alola to tiny Pikipek, a whole host of new Pokémon are hidden in the richly illustrated scenes, just waiting to be caught. Plus, learn about some of the new Alolan Pokémon and complete fun activities.
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  • Oil: From Oil Rig to Petrol Pump

    By Michael Bright
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    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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  • The Olympics

    By Clive Gifford
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    Clive Gifford
    So you think you all about the Olympics? Have a go at these:Which country's population was granted a day's holiday when its men's football team won gold at the 2000 Olympics?At the 2012 games, only two stadiums used for the football events are Premier League grounds. Can you name both?Name one of the three sports that George Eyser, a man with a wooden leg, won at the 1904 Olympics.Whether you want to test your knowledge or are keen to learn more about the biggest sporting event EVER, here are over 1000 Olympic teasers that cover everything from the history of the games and sports knowledge to weird and wonderful trivia that will put even gold medallists to the test and will make sure that you're ready for this summer's olympics!
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  • On Land

    By John C. Miles
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    John C. Miles
    A look at the heroic fighting forces of the Second World WarHow did the forces that fought on land affect the outcome of the Second World War? This book explores the units who slugged it out to gain precious territory in the Second World War, from the French Foreign Legion and British SAS, to the Afrika Korps and Chindits. Along the way, readers will discover the key battles, tactics and weapons that helped the Allies to victory. The Fighting Forces of the Second World War is a must-read for all young military buffs, who enjoy poring over the tactics, uniforms, weapons, special equipment and much more of the heroic fighting forces who waged the Second World War. Key battles and notable events, told chronologically, provide a useful solid historical structure and offer key learning, while the single-topic approach allows easy comparison between the different sides. A great series for readers aged 11 and up.
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  • On Land

    By Ann Kramer
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    Ann Kramer
    Taking Part in the Second World War offers a history of the war told through the words of the people who took part. From airmen to cooks and from ambulance drivers to front-line soldiers, the books explain how ordinary people coped with extraordinary situations: the Blitz, rationing, the fierce fighting of D-Day or the Battle of the Atlantic. Author Ann Kramer skilfully weaves the threads together to build up a portrait of not only the events of the war, but also of those who served future generations so well.
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  • On the Road

    By Deborah Chancellor
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    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
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    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 Wheels

    By Richard Spilsbury, Louise Spilsbury
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    Richard Spilsbury, Louise Spilsbury
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  • Once Upon a Fairy Tale

    A modern twist on a childhood favourite - rediscover your love of colouring with this stunning new range of colouring books for all ages. Get swept away with your favourite fairy tale scenes, featuring princes and princesses, famous fairy tale characters and an array of palace finery.Key scenes are partially coloured to inspire creativity. The perfect way to practice mindfulness and let your inner artist glow.
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    The Orchard Book of Goblins Ghouls and Ghosts and Other Magical Stories

    By Martin Waddell, Tony Ross
    Authors:
    Martin Waddell
    Illustrated by:
    Tony Ross
    Martin Waddell has brought together fourteen tales of goblins, ghouls, ghosts and other mysterious spirits, skilfully retelling them today's children. Tony Ross's lively, atmospheric illustrations perfectly capture the spirit of the stories, in this rich and varied collection that's guaranteed to make you shiver.
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    The Orchard Book of Funny Fairy Tales

    By Laurence Anholt, Arthur Robins
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    Laurence Anholt
    Illustrated by:
    Arthur Robins
    From 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears' to 'Cinderella' and 'The Billy Goats Gruff' to 'Hansel and Gretel', Laurence Anholt's lively retellings are full of fun and silly humour and perfectly complemented by Arthur Robins' brilliantly funny illustrations. Storytime has never been such fun! Contents: Cinderella, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Billy Goat's Gruff, the Sleeping Beauty and Hansel and Gretel.
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    The Orchard Book of Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales

    By Martin Waddell, Emma Chichester Clark
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    Martin Waddell
    Illustrated by:
    Emma Chichester Clark
    Welcome to the wonderful fairytale world of Hans Christian Andersen . . . retold for today's children by Martin Waddell, the much-loved author of Owl Babies and Can't You Sleep, Little Bear?This classic collection brings together nine favourite stories, from the fun and humour of the proud Emperor with his splendid new clothes, to the gentle sadness of the Little Mermaid. With a colourful cast of witches, princesses, toys and animals, this rich and varied collection is guaranteed to delight and entertain readers young and old. Emma Chichester Clark's glorious illustrations bring the tales vividly to life, making this book a joy to share and a gift to treasure.
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  • Origami Crafts

    By Annalees Lim
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    Annalees Lim
    Discover origami with these easy, fun and exciting projects for children aged 5+. Let children craft their way through this book, creating and improvising as you go, to learn all about the ancient art of paper-folding. Use this book to make a cute origami kitten, fold a delicious ice cream cone and create colouring pencils from paper!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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