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  • The O'Sullivan Twins at St Clare's

    By Enid Blyton
    Authors:
    Enid Blyton
    Schooldays at St Clare's are never dull for twins Pat and Isabel O'Sullivan in Enid Blyton's much-loved boarding school series.In book two, it's the start of the Easter Term and the twins are looking forward to meeting all their friends at St Clare's once more. They are determined to be obedient and studious, but the new girls prove to be so much fun. Poor Mam'zelle had better watch out.Expect mischief at St Clare's!Between 1941 and 1946, Enid Blyton wrote six novels set at St Clare's. This edition features the original text and is unillustrated.
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  • Oath Breaker

    By Michelle Paver, Ian McKellen
    Authors:
    Michelle Paver
    Read by:
    Ian McKellen
    When he was outcast, Torak was the hunted one. The following spring, he becomes the hunter when he swears to avenge the killing of one of his closest friends. To fulfil his oath he must brave the hidden valleys of the Deep Forest, where the clans have reverted to the savagery of an earlier time. Here, Torak finally learns why he is the Sprit Walker and discovers the true cost of revenge.Read by Ian McKellen(P)2004 Orion Publishing Group.Ltd
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  • Obelix and Co

    By René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
    Authors:
    René Goscinny
    Illustrated by:
    Albert Uderzo
    Julius Caesar sends Caius Preposterus, a bright young graduate of the Latin school of Economics, to corrupt the indomitable Gauls by introducing them to big business. Obelix's menhir trade is soon thriving, backed by a heavy advertising campaign - but does wealth bring happiness? And what will happen when the bottom falls out of the menhir market?
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  • Obesity: Don't Call Me Fat

    By Pat Thomas, Claire Keay
    Authors:
    Pat Thomas
    Illustrated by:
    Claire Keay
    This reassuring picture book explores the issue of obesity in simple terms. It looks at reasons why children and adults might be overweight, gives advice on health, fitness and diet, and discusses how some people are bullied because of their weight. It gives advice and suggestions for how to live a healthier life with the support of family and friends.This book is written largely from the child's perspective. It's meant to be read with your child, or with a group of children, in a way that allows the child to open up about what he or she thinks and feels. Questions in a "What about you?" sections provide useful prompts for discussion.
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  • The Obsidian Mirror

    By Catherine Fisher
    Authors:
    Catherine Fisher
    Jake's father disappears while working on mysterious experiments with the obsessive, reclusive Oberon Venn. Jake is convinced Venn has murdered him. But the truth he finds at the snow-bound Wintercombe Abbey is far stranger ... The experiments concerned a black mirror, which is a portal to both the past and the future. Venn is not alone in wanting to use its powers. Strangers begin gathering in and around Venn's estate: Sarah - a runaway, who appears out of nowhere and is clearly not what she says, Maskelyne - who claims the mirror was stolen from him in some past century. There are others, a product of the mirror's power to twist time. And a tribe of elemental beings surround this isolated estate, fey, cold, untrustworthy, and filled with hate for humans. But of them all, Jake is hell-bent on using the mirror to get to the truth. Whatever the cost, he must learn what really happened to his father.
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  • Occupation and Resistance

    By Simon Adams
    Authors:
    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
    Authors:
    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

    By Izzi Howell
    Authors:
    Izzi Howell
    Read all about oceans, where in the world you can find them, what animals and plants live there and how these are dependent on each other. Learn about food chains, pollution and what we can do to protect this important habitat.Simple quiz questions at the back help readers to remember what they've just read.Perfect one-stop-shop for help with homework assignments!Broad-ranging appeal for nursery age through to Key Stage 2.
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  • Ocean Alliance

    By Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore
    Authors:
    Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore
    YOUR quest is to defeat Triton, evil King of the Atlanteans. He is launching an attack from their lost underwater city. He wants to take over Earth! YOU and Shen must use the upgraded Barracuda super-sub to search for the Atlantean fleet and stop Triton's next attack wave...You are the hero of this book. Only you can decide your own destiny...
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  • Ocean Animals

    By Annalees Lim
    Authors:
    Annalees Lim
    Find out all there is to know about your favourite ocean animals with these exciting craft projects! Follow the step-by-step instructions to make clown fish, coral reefs, sharks, sea turtles and much more! You can even create displays for your classroom or at home. Each project uses materials that are easy to source, and you will be introduced to loads of craft techniques.Combines fun craft projects with the science topic of animals.Each project uses a range of everyday materials and clear step-by-step instructions to ensure a great result every time!Includes a wide range of craft techniques - from cutting out and tracing to papier-mâché and painting.
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    Ocean Animals from Head to Tail

    By Stacey Roderick, Kwanchai Moriya
    Authors:
    Stacey Roderick
    Illustrated by:
    Kwanchai Moriya
    Guess which ocean creature each of the eight colourful close-ups belongs to, then turn the page for the answer and some fun facts. Discover a variety of ocean animals, from a hammerhead shark's head to a seahorse's tail. A simple-turn-the-page device makes for an interactive picture book with plenty of learning for the very young. The bright, bold illustrations will help to stimulate children's own artwork ideas and are aimed at 5-7 year olds. A companion title to Dinosaurs from Head to Tail!
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  • Ocean Life

    By Paul Calver, Toby Reynolds
    Authors:
    Paul Calver, Toby Reynolds
    The incredible underwater world of the oceans is waiting to be explored in this exciting book. Birds, mammals, fish and many other forms of sea life are all investigated inside. Discover what they do, what they eat, how they live and what life is like in a saltwater habitat. A detailed fact file containing measurements, statistics and environmental issues will help you discover and learn about these unique forests.There are four titles in the series Visual Explorers. High-impact books with incredible information about the world around us. Perfect for KS2 and children aged 7+ with an interest in natural phenomenon and natural history.
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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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  • Ocean Wildlife

    By Sonya Newland
    Authors:
    Sonya Newland
    Ocean Wildlife investigates how climate change, overfishing and pollution affect the creatures that inhabit our underwater world, and looks at what is being done to repopulate our oceans.It is part of the Saving Wildlife series, which investigates the world's endangered species in the context of their different environments.
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  • Oceans

    By Angela Royston
    Authors:
    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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  • Oceans

    By Leon Gray
    Authors:
    Leon Gray
    The oceans are one of Earth's unique habitats, but many plants and animals have made the oceans their home and are adapted to living there. They have to be tough to survive in a world where crashing waves, icy depths and fearsome predators are all challenges to survival. People also use the oceans for food and for pleasure and even to generate power for their homes. This book covers everything you need to know about this saltwater world...Books aimed at KS2 readers wanting to find out a bit more about world environments. Amazing Biomes explores six main habitats.
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  • October

    By Gabrielle Lord
    Authors:
    Gabrielle Lord
    On New Year's Eve, Callum Ormond is chased down the street by a crazed man with a deadly warning:They killed your father.They'll kill you.You must survive the next 365 days.Cal's beginning to understand only too well the meaning of the word 'deadline' as he struggles to stay alive. His enemies have united and the search for him is trebled. How much longer can he evade the assassins and cops trailing him, as well as trying to solve the legendary Ormond Riddle? Will the secret be lost for ever?
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  • Octor, Monster of the Deep

    By Adam Blade
    Authors:
    Adam Blade
    Planet Nemos needs Max and Lia's help once more, as an old enemy and a terrifying new Robobeast attack the mysterious Lost Lagoon. Can our heroes defeat a monstrous octopus which shoots jets of fire underwater? It's time to do battle!The latest thrilling bumper special edition in this fantastic underwater adventure series.
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  • Odin's Ravens

    By K. L. Armstrong, M. A. Marr
    Authors:
    K. L. Armstrong, M. A. Marr
    Seven kids, Thor's hammer and a whole lot of Valkyries are the only things standing against the end of the world . . .When thirteen-year-olds Matt Thorsen and Fen and Laurie Brekke - modern descendents of Thor and Loki - discovered they were destined to take the places of the Norse gods in an epic battle against the apocalypse, they thought they knew how things would play out. Gather the other descendents, defeat a giant serpent and save the world. No problem, right?But their journey grinds to a halt when their friend Baldwin is poisoned. Matt, Fen and Laurie must travel to the murky Underworld to try and save him before they can continue with their quest to find Thor's hammer. Ahead lie colossal monsters and legendary battles . . . Will Matt and the other descendents do enough to become heroes in their own right?Authors K.L. Armstrong and M.A. Marr return to Blackwell in the epic sequel to Loki's Wolves with more explosive action, adventure and larger-than-life Norse legends.
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  • Odysseus and the Wooden Horse

    By Damian Harvey, Martin Remphry
    Authors:
    Damian Harvey
    Illustrated by:
    Martin Remphry
    Odysseus and his Greek soldiers must find a way to break into the city of Troy or they will never be able to win the war ...
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