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  • Fact Cat: Space: Planets

    Read all about the planets of the solar system, their history, what they're made of, their relation to Earth and the Sun, and how we have discovered more about them through visits from spacecraft.Simple quiz questions at the back help readers to remember what they've just read.
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  • The Fact or Fiction Behind the Victorians

    By Peter Hepplewhite
    Authors:
    Peter Hepplewhite
    True or false?Queen Victoria was not amused!Victorian girls glowed in the dark!Boys in Victorian times wore frilly dressesThe Victorians were obsessed with ghostsFind out in this book, which explores the Victorian era, its children, rules, schools, workhouses, jobs, famous people and inventions. It examines the facts and myths about Victorian times and reveals loads of fascinating information about the Victorian era that will surprise and amaze you!The Truth or Busted series explores the fact or fiction behind stuff you THINK you know in a tongue-in-cheek, humorous way that kids will find unputdownable!
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  • The Fact or Fiction Behind London

    By Adam Sutherland
    Authors:
    Adam Sutherland
    This book will teach you how NOT to be a sucker ...! And find out if the following phrases are true or not:* Beefeaters got their name from eating lots of beef* You're never more than 10 feet from a rat* The London Underground runs mainly overground* The Demon Barber of Fleet Street made his victims into piesWould you Adam and Eve it? Truth or Busted looks at the facts about London, explodes the urban myths and legends, and reveals loads of fascinating stuff about the great city of London and its infamous people ...
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  • The Fact or Fiction Behind Battles and Wars

    By Kay Barnham
    Authors:
    Kay Barnham
    Truth or Busted's battles and wars title explores popular myths and legends about some of the world's most famous conflicts in a tongue-in-cheek, humorous way that kids will find unputdownable! Alongside features such as 'Battle Blunders' in which we learn about people or countries that have lost battles or wars for bizarre reasons, Truth or Busted statements such as 'Ancient Greek armies were square' or 'Elephants are excellent warriors' are explored. We look at where the idea came from, whether it has any basis in truth, or whether they can be consigned to folklore. Finally, each statement is given a TRUTH or BUSTED evaluation! A must for anyone interested in battles and wars, or studying history at school!
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  • The Fact or Fiction Behind Pirates

    By Adam Sutherland
    Authors:
    Adam Sutherland
    Truth or Busted's Pirates title explores popular myths and legends, sayings and notions about pirates in a fascinating way that kids will find unputdownable! Such statements as 'Pirates made their victims walk the plank' or 'Pirates carried treasure maps' are examined, as well as where the ideas originally came from, whether they have any basis in truth, or whether they are simply myths. Each statement is given a TRUTH or BUSTED evaluation. Truth or Busted: Pirates is a swashbuckling great read for kids who love anything piratical!
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  • The Fact or Fiction Behind Shakespeare

    By Kay Barnham
    Authors:
    Kay Barnham
    Truth or Busted's Shakespeare title explores popular myths and legends about the world's greatest playwright in a tongue-in-cheek, humorous way that kids will find unputdownable! Alongside features such as 'The Bard's Best Bits' in which we learn that Shakespearean quotes and phrases are still part of our everyday language, Truth or Busted statements such as 'The Queen Loved Shakespeare's Bottom' or 'Shakespeare Burned Down the Globe Theatre' are explored. We look at where the idea came from, whether it has any basis in truth, or whether they can be consigned to folklore. Finally, each statement is given a TRUTH or BUSTED evaluation! A must for anyone studying Shakespeare at school!
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  • The Fact or Fiction Behind Human Bodies

    By Paul Mason
    Authors:
    Paul Mason
    Truth or Busted: Human Bodies takes popular notions and ideas about our bodies and examines where the idea came from, how or why it has become well known, and finally whether it really is true or false. This laugh-out-loud book looks at statements like: 'Sitting too close to the TV will damage your eyes' or 'A human bone is 4 times stronger than concrete'. Each statement is evaluated and then awarded a Truth or Busted stamp at the end of each entry.
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  • The Fact or Fiction Behind The Tudors

    By Kay Barnham
    Authors:
    Kay Barnham
    Truth or Busted's Tudors title explores popular myths about the Tudor period, its people and events in a tongue-in-cheek, humorous way that kids will find unputdownable! Alongside features such as 'Zounds!' (a Tudor cry of astonishment) in which we discover the goriest aspects of Tudor life, Truth or Busted statements such as 'Tudors thought that bleeding made you better' or 'It is illegal to eat swans' are explored. We look at where the idea came from, whether it has any basis in truth, or whether it can be consigned to folklore. Finally, each statement is given a TRUTH or BUSTED evaluation!A must for anyone studying the Tudors at key stage 2 or key stage 3!
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  • The Fact or Fiction Behind Football

    By Adam Sutherland
    Authors:
    Adam Sutherland
    This fact-filled book takes popular notions and ideas about football and examines where the myth came from, how or why it has become well known, and finally whether it really is true or false! It looks at statements like: 'World War One was stopped for a game of football' or 'A player was murdered for scoring an own goal'. Each statement is evaluated and then awarded a Truth or Busted stamp at the end of each entry. The title also has fascinating features such as highest transfer fees around the world or cool David Beckham facts, as well as a mini quiz on football teams and their grounds!
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  • The Fact or Fiction Behind the Romans

    By Peter Hepplewhite
    Authors:
    Peter Hepplewhite
    Truth or Busted's Romans title explores popular myths and legends about one of history's most fascinating periods in a tongue-in-cheek, humorous way that kids will find unputdownable! Alongside features such as 'Rampaging Romans' in which we learn about some of the Romans' greatest conquests, Truth or Busted statements such as 'Gladiators trained on a diet of raw meat' or 'The Romans celebrated Valentine's Day with goat skin whips' are explored. We look at where the idea came from, whether it has any basis in truth, or whether they can be consigned to folklore. Finally, each statement is given a TRUTH or BUSTED evaluation! A must for anyone interested in the Romans, or studying history at school!
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  • The Fact or Fiction Behind Survival Skills

    By Kay Barnham
    Authors:
    Kay Barnham
    Truth or Busted: Survival Skills takes popular notions and ideas about how to survive in urban and wilderness environments and examines where the ideas came from, how or why they have become well known, and finally whether they are really true or false! This hilarious book looks at statements like: 'You can drink your own wee to survive!' or 'Cows are more deadly than great white sharks!' Each statement is evaluated and then awarded a Truth or Busted stamp at the end of each entry.
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  • The Fact or Fiction Behind Urban Myths

    By Paul Mason
    Authors:
    Paul Mason
    Truth or Busted's Urban Myths title explores popular myths and legends, sayings and notions in a light and humorous way that kids will find unputdownable. Such statements as 'You can get sucked down an aeroplane loo!' or 'Your fingernails keep growing after you die!' are examined, as well as where the ideas came from, whether they have any basis in truth, or whether they are simply myths. Each statement is given a TRUTH or BUSTED evaluation.
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  • The Fact or Fiction Behind Science

    By Paul Harrison
    Authors:
    Paul Harrison
    Truth or Busted Science explores popular myths and legends about the world of science, inventions and discoveries in a light and humorous way that kids will find simply unputdownable. Statements like, 'Sneeze with your eyes open and they will pop out' or 'A black hole in our galaxy will eventually destroy the Earth' are examined as well as where the ideas came from, whether they have any basis in truth, or whether they are simply folklore, myths or legends. Each statement is given a TRUTH or BUSTED evaluation.
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  • The Fact or Fiction Behind the Egyptians

    By Kay Barnham
    Authors:
    Kay Barnham
    True or false?Pharoahs never let their hair downCleopatra died from a snake-biteAncient Egyptians snacked on hedgehogsMummies were used as medicine!Explore the myths and legends surrounding the fascinating world of ancient Egypt. Dig deep to uncover the fact or fiction behind mummification, pyramid-building and hieroglyphics, as well as fascinating pharaohs and exotic empresses!The Truth or Busted series explores the fact or fiction behind stuff you THINK you know in a tongue-in-cheek, humorous way that kids will find unputdownable!
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  • The Fact or Fiction Behind History

    By Kay Barnham
    Authors:
    Kay Barnham
    Truth or Busted's History title explores popular myths and legends about world history in a light and humorous way that kids will find unputdownable. Such statements as 'George Washington had wooden teeth' or 'Thomas Crapper invented the flushing toilet' are examined as well as where the ideas came, whether they have any basis in truth, or whether they can be consigned to folklore. Each statement is given a TRUTH or BUSTED evaluation.
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  • The Fact or Fiction Behind Animals

    By Paul Mason
    Authors:
    Paul Mason
    Truth or Busted's Animals title explores popular myths and legends about the animal kingdom in a light and humorous way that kids will find unputdownable. Such statements as 'Goldfish only a have 3-second memory' or 'Cow farts are destroying the Earth' are examined as well as where the ideas came, whether they have any basis in truth, or whether they are simply folklore, myths or legends. Each statement is given a TRUTH or BUSTED evaluation.
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    Fact or Fiction?: The truth behind urban myths!

    Discover the most unbelievable, mind-boggling facts with Fact or Fiction?Do head lice prefer clean hair? Is Friday the 13th really unlucky? Can you get sucked into an aeroplane loo? Fact or Fiction? Look inside Fact or Fiction? and find out whether these common sayings are true or false! Packed with amazing fun facts for kids, unbelievable statistics and common sayings Fact or Fiction? reveals the truth!Covering lots of weird facts and fascinating topics, for example, did you know that you are taller in the morning than in the evening or that diamonds are made in volcanoes. From animals and people to space and science, each true or false question is proved right or wrong, and accompanied by eye-popping graphics that bring each subject to life! Plus you'll discover incredible facts and statistics to wow your family and friends too. The perfect gift for Christmas or birthdays this book is packed with fun facts for kids with inquisitive minds.Remember! Next time you're told that swimming pool water turns red when you pee in it or that if you sneeze with your eyes open they will pop out make sure you have a copy of this handy!
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  • Fair Trade

    By Jillian Powell
    Authors:
    Jillian Powell
    From chocolate and tea to flowers and cotton, discover the history of fair trade and its products. Learn what difference fair trade makes to the people producing the goods, what the ten princlples of fair trade are, and how fair trade practices affect the environment. Read an interview with a worker from a fair trade project in India, debate the issues surrounding fair trade, make a fair trade ice cream sundae and find out amazing fair trade stats and facts.
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  • Fair Wind to Widdershins

    By Allan Frewin Jones, Gary Chalk
    Authors:
    Allan Frewin Jones
    Illustrated by:
    Gary Chalk
    Hidden deep within the crumbling island city of Widdershins lies the Crown of Iron. It's up to Trundle Boldoak, Jack Nimble and the Roamany Princess Esmeralda Lightfoot to find it. And there's nothing that can stop them! Well, except for Captain Grizzletusk and his pirate hordes, a deadly reef of rocks across their path, and armed guards patrolling the very place they need to search.Still, at least the adventurers have Esmeralda's Aunt Millie, the Roamany Queen, to help them. She'll get them out of trouble ... won't she?Visit www.sunderedlands.co.uk for sneak peeks, games, competitions and lots more.
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  • Fair's Fair

    By Leon Garfield, Brian Hoskin
    Authors:
    Leon Garfield
    Illustrated by:
    Brian Hoskin
    Jackson is cold and starving in the dreadful winter weather. He's looking forward to the steaming pie that is payment for a long night's work. When the huge black dog comes - growling and glaring - Jackson gives it half his meal. One bargain soon leads to another - and to some unexpected rewards . . .With an engaging (and very creepy) story, illustrated in colour and black and white on every double page spread, this story is ideal for newly confident readers.
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