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  • Yakorix the Ice Bear

    By Adam Blade
    Authors:
    Adam Blade
    In a frozen wasteland of ice and snow lurks a monstrous orange-eyed ice bear...Yakorix! Kensa the evil witch has conjured a legion of Ice Marauders to do her bidding, and now Tom and Elenna must defeat a horde of enemies to protect Avantia. Will they prevail in this new Quest?
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  • The Yangtze

    By Paul Manning
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    Paul Manning
    River Adventures takes intrepid young explorers on fascinating journeys of discovery along some of the world`s major rivers, from source to mouth. Along the way, readers find out about geography, settlement and trade, history, buildings and culture and much more.Yangtze takes the reader on a journey down China's legendary river from its sources far in the Asian interior, through rich paddy fields and the Three Gorges to Shanghai and the Yangtze delta.
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  • Yasmin the Night Owl Fairy

    By Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
    Authors:
    Daisy Meadows
    Illustrated by:
    Georgie Ripper
    Yasmin the Night Owl Fairy has lost her magical sleep dust - which means nobody knows when to be asleep or when to be awake! Can Kirsty and Rachel catch the thieves before they become too sleepy...?
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    A Year Full of Stories

    By Georgie Adams, Selina Young
    Authors:
    Georgie Adams
    Illustrated by:
    Selina Young
    In the tradition of Richard Scarry, this is a fabulous treasure trove of 366 original stories, pictures and rhymes - something for every day of the year and for every child's birthday. Brimming with clever and humorous story-telling and glorious full colour illustrations, A YEAR FULL OF STORIES will delight and become a firm family favourite.
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  • A Year of Buddhist Festivals

    By Rita Storey
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    Rita Storey
    An engaging and activity-packed look at the main festivals throughout the year. Tracing the festivals from their origins we see how these festivals have been celebrated today and in the past.
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  • A Year of Christian Festivals

    By Flora York
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    Flora York
    An engaging and activity-packed look at the main festivals throughout the year. Tracing the festivals from their origins we see how these festivals have been celebrated today and in the past.
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    A Year without Autumn

    By Liz Kessler
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    Liz Kessler
    If you could see into the future - would you look?Jenni Green doesn't have a choice. On her way to visit her best friend, Autumn, Jenni suddenly finds she's been transported exactly one year forward in time.Now she discovers that in the year that's gone by, tragedy has struck and her friendship with Autumn will never be the same again. But what caused the tragedy? How did Jenni skip a year? And can she find her way back to the past to try to change what lies ahead?With humour - and her customary light touch - the author of the EMILYWINDSNAP books plays a fascinating game with time, and explores thechanges that take place in friendships and families in the aftermath of adisaster.
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  • Yellow

    By Gabrielle Woolfitt
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    Gabrielle Woolfitt
    This photographic series will look at the colour yellow around the world, from colour in food, animals, nature, everyday objects, historical objects, in festivals and in habitats. Written by a science teacher, these books contain questions throughout to give children a chance to think about and discuss colours around them.
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    The You Are Awesome Journal

    By Matthew Syed, Lindsey Sagar, Toby Triumph
    Authors:
    Matthew Syed
    Illustrated by:
    Lindsey Sagar, Toby Triumph
    Find your way to awesome with this brilliant toolkit of goals, plans and challenges! Boys and girls everywhere have been discovering that they can be awesome thanks to bestselling author Matthew Syed. Now he's created an interactive journal full of life hacks, challenges and activities to give kids the confidence to come up with their own plan of action to be the best they can be. Because, with the right mindset, you really CAN do (almost) anything, whether you want to supercharge your maths, try out for the team or be the first person to walk on Mars. Whether setting out their goals, planning the best practice ever, keeping calm with breathing exercises or making paper aeroplanes to understand marginal gains, readers will love the brilliant activities in The You Are Awesome Journal. This is the perfect toolkit for anyone who dreams big - and who wants to make those dreams come true.Praise for YOU ARE AWESOME: 'Great book for young children about determination, resilience, self-confidence.' - Phil Neville, former England footballer and head coach of England Women'I have lost track of the number of people recommending YOU ARE AWESOME by Matthew Syed. An accessible, practical approach to helping kids develop a growth mindset.' - The Bookseller'An awesome book about becoming awesome. How inspiring it is to know that there's a path to awesomeness and that anyone - absolutely anyone - can go down that path. This book shows you how.' - Professor Carol Dweck, Professor of Psychology, Stanford University'Grab yourselves a copy folks, this is wonderful and insightful.' - Author Giles Paley-Phillips'I read YOU ARE AWESOME in one go, and then read it again! It answered so many questions I had about how to get better at some of the things I struggle with. It has stories of how others have been successful and makes you feel that you can do it too. After reading YOU ARE AWESOME I've changed how I approach difficult things. I've told all my friends to read it!' - Freddie, age 10'I loved this book. YOU ARE AWESOME really builds your confidence and shows you how the right mindset can help you achieve your dreams. It shows that you have to be brave, prepare for failure and have self-belief. I will definitely be using some of the principles in this book to tackle some everyday challenges and other bigger ones too. A definite must read for anyone who wants to achieve more with their lives and build their confidence.' - Ella, age 13
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  • You Are Not Small

    By Chris Weyant, Anna Kang
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    Chris Weyant, Anna Kang
    Two fuzzy creatures can't agree on who is small and who is big, until a couple of surprise guests show up, settling it once and for all!The simple text of Anna Kang and bold illustrations of The New Yorker cartoonist Christopher Weyant tell an original and very funny story about size - it all depends on who's standing next to you!Visit Christopher at www.christopherweyant.com.
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    You are Stardust

    By Elin Kelsey, Soyeon Kim
    Authors:
    Elin Kelsey
    Illustrated by:
    Soyeon Kim
    If people were planets, we'd be a lot like Earth ...People are nature. From the water we drink to the trees we climb, we are connected to the natural world in big and surprising ways. With simple, poetic text, and exquisite artwork, You Are Stardust introduces kids to these connections - sparking their imaginations and starting conversations. Combining the ideas of environmental author and educator Elin Kelsey with inventive, three-dimensional dioramas by artist Soyeon Kim, this remarkable picture book reveals ties that are often sensed, yet seldom explained. Children will learn that the salt in their body is the same as the salt in the ocean, that they learned to speak in the same way that baby birds do - by copying their parents, and that elephants, bats and whales make friends, just like they do. In a world dominated by technology, never have these connections between people and nature been more worth exploring.
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    You Are Awesome

    By Matthew Syed
    Authors:
    Matthew Syed
    I'm no good at sport ...I can't do maths ...I really struggle with exams ...Sound familiar?If you believe you can't do something, the chances are you won't try. But what if you really could get better at maths, or sport or exams? In fact, what if you could excel at anything you put your mind to?You Are Awesome can help you do just that, inspiring and empowering young readers to find the confidence to realise their potential. The first children's book from Times journalist, two-time Olympian and best-selling author Matthew Syed, it uses examples of successful people from Mozart to David Beckham to demonstrate that success really is earned rather than given, and that talent can be acquired. With hard work and determination, practice and self-belief, there's no reason why anyone can't achieve anything. Practical, insightful and positive, this is the book to help children build resilience, embrace their mistakes and grow into successful, happy adults.
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    You Can Do It: Punctuation

    By Andy Seed, Roger Hurn
    Authors:
    Andy Seed, Roger Hurn
    All the essentials of punctuation covered thoroughly in a light-hearted and accessible style. The books act as a genuinely useful tool for children who want or need to improve their English and grasp areas that they have perhaps not understood at school or missed out on. Each page covers a key point, shows lots of examples to demonstrate correct usage, and has a handy summary at the bottom of the page. Comic-strip style illustrations and the group of characters that make up the Odd Mob make learning fun and easy, with puns, jokes and cartoons.
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    You Can Do It: Spelling

    By Andy Seed, Roger Hurn
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    Andy Seed, Roger Hurn
    All the essentials of spelling covered thoroughly in a light-hearted and accessible style. The books act as a genuinely useful tool for children who want or need to improve their English and grasp areas that they have perhaps not understood at school or missed out on. Each page covers a key point, shows lots of examples to demonstrate correct usage, and has a handy summary at the bottom of the page. Comic-strip style illustrations and the group of characters that make up the Odd Mob make learning fun and easy, with puns, jokes and cartoons.
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    You Can Do It: Grammar

    By Andy Seed, Roger Hurn
    Authors:
    Andy Seed, Roger Hurn
    All the essentials of grammer covered thoroughly in a light-hearted and accessible style. The books act as a genuinely useful tool for children who want or need to improve their English and grasp areas that they have perhaps not understood at school or missed out on. Each page covers a key point, shows lots of examples to demonstrate correct usage, and has a handy summary at the bottom of the page. Comic-strip style illustrations and the group of characters that make up the Odd Mob make learning fun and easy, with puns, jokes and cartoons.
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  • You Can't Come In Here!

    By P. J. Night
    Authors:
    P. J. Night
    Emily Hunter loves hanging out with her new neighbours. From their decked-out chill-out room to their almost-professional guitar playing, Drew and Vicky Strig are super cool. The only bummer is that Drew and Vicky are homeschooled and Emily's other friends haven't got to know them yet. So Emily comes up with a plan for everyone to meet - a big party and sleepover at her house! But as Emily gets ready for the party, she begins to wonder about Drew and Vicky. They won't let Emily into certain rooms in their house. And a wolf howls on their lawn every night. Is it only Emily's overactive imagination or are the new neighbours more than just a little strange?
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  • Young Royals

    By Kay Barnham
    Authors:
    Kay Barnham
    Celebrity Secrets feature nine celebrities in depth. The star's background, personal life and career highlights are explored. The books also features six mini-biographies of other celebrities.
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    Your Baby's First Word Will Be Dada

    By Jimmy Fallon, Miguel Ordonez
    Authors:
    Jimmy Fallon
    Illustrated by:
    Miguel Ordonez
    A bestselling picture book perfect for Father's Day from Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon.Your baby's first word will be . . ."Dada!"Right?Everyone knows that fathers wage a secret campaign to ensure that their babies' first word is "Dada!" But how does it work? Jimmy Fallon, one of the most popular entertainers in the world and NBC's The Tonight Show host, shows you how.A New York Times bestselling picture book, perfect for Father's Day.'A punchy and deceptively simple story that will make for some fun readalouds.' - Publisher's Weekly
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  • Your Body

    There are endless facts to learn about the human body, but once you've absorbed them, do you really know how your own body works? It grows and changes thanks to some incredible processes - and grasping them is the key to understanding it. It's time to discover how you breathe, how your ears hear and how to get blood around your body. Pore over the step-by-step infographic art and fascinating facts to uncover the dazzling truth about the human body - then try out the mind-bending challenges on each page!TOPICS:How your eyes seeHow your ears hearHow you taste and smellHow you feelHow your body digests foodHow you breatheHow to get blood around your bodyHow blood protects youHow your bones healHow your muscles moveHow a baby growsHow you grow biggerThe Infographic How It Works series is an exploration of the processes that make the world (and the universe) go round, from the activity in tectonic plates to the enzymes that break down food in our bodies. Each process is clearly explained using amazing infographics and essential facts - plus an experiment or challenge for readers to try, so they can keep the discovery going.Other titles in the Infographic How It Works series:Life on EarthMachines and MotorsOur PlanetOur UniverseToday's Technology
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  • Your Body, Your Senses

    By Peter Riley
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    Peter Riley
    In Your Body, Your Senses readers can find out all about the parts that make up their amazing bodies, and learn how our senses help us find out about the world around us.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!Written by award-winning author Peter Riley, who has trialled the material extensively in schools. Suits the requirements of the National Curriculum at KS1.
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