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The Survival Game

By Nicky Singer
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Nicky Singer
'A wonderful, surprisingly delicate story about a teenager making her way home to Scotland in a world remade by climate change (aimed at YA readers but, like all good children's books, good for adults too)' Lucy Mangan, i WeekendIn a world full of checkpoints and controls, can love and hope defy the borders? A searing, timely story, as arresting as it is beautiful. Imagine a world ... Where there are too many people on a too-hot earth and your only chance of salvation is to journey north.Where you must prove yourself worthy of existence at every turn, at every checkpoint.Where your instincts become your most powerful weapon - even more than the gun in your pocket.Where you find out what it takes to survive.An extraordinary story about survival and what it costs, about the power of small kindnesses to change everything.
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  • Support Worker

    By James Nixon
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    James Nixon
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  • Supermum: A book about mothers

    By Mick Manning, Brita Granström
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    Mick Manning, Brita Granström
    Supermum is everywhere - she's up a tree, deep in the ocean, high in the sky, or she may even be standing next to you! Because supermum is every mum, from a tiny ant to a giant blue whale, and this book reminds us just how super a mum can be.The Wonderwise series presents facts in a way that will inspire young children's imaginations about the world around them.
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    The Super Swooper Dinosaur

    By Martin Waddell, Leonie Lord
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    Martin Waddell
    Illustrated by:
    Leonie Lord
    Here comes the super swooper dinosaur - he's flying in for some fun! But just what games can Hal, Billy and the dino play when they're all so different?From the talented team that brought you the bestselling The Dirty Great Dinosaur, this action-packed story shows how true friendship can overcome all differences.Praise for The Dirty Great Dinosaur:"Irresistible to preschool boys." THE BOOKSELLER"A very funny story . . . fabulous." THE BOOKBAG
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  • Super Storms

    By Cath Senker
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    Cath Senker
    Extreme weather dominates news bulletins around the world. From tsunamis to superstorms, floods to wild fires, natural disasters affect people globally on a daily basis. Superstorms, and their deadly consequences, have hit the headlines over the past decade as hurricanes, cyclones and typhoons have devastated countries around the world. But why are these occurrences so frequent and destructive? And what happens to the affected communities after disaster has struck? Planet in Peril: Superstorms answers these questions and many more, the different types of superstorm, what causes them and how technology is helping people to prepare for them. The book looks at three of these natural disasters from recent years in detail: Hurricane Katrina, that struck the USA in 2004, Typhoon Bopha, that hit the Philippines in 2012, and Superstorm Sandy, that devastated the Caribbean and the USA in 2012. Comprehensive case studies cover when and where each storm struck, the immediate impact of the disaster, the long-term effects, the global aid efforts and the rebuilding and regeneration of affected communities. Eyewitness panels give firsthand accounts of the disaster from survivors, emergency service personnel, aid workers and scientists working to combat the effects of natural disasters. Infographic elements display statistics about each storm in a clear, concise and visual way. Learn about the preparations made for superstorms: what protective mechanisms and warning systems are in place, the emergency drills people must learn, and how communities are evacuated in the event of a disaster. Find out about the disaster recovery effort immediately after each event, how aid reaches affected areas, and where it comes from. See how communities fare in the immediate aftermath, how they cope with damage to infrastructure and homes, lack of basic necessities and, in some cases, the loss of friends or relatives. Then find out how they cope long-term, deal with the economic impact, and regenerate. Discover if climate change and global warming are increasing the impact of superstorms, and how research is being done, and technology developed, to combat them. See how storm tracking systems and evacuation drills can dramatically improve people's chances of survival, and how storm shutters, storm doors and storm windows can help people to protect their homes. Planet in Peril: Superstorms is ideal for children age 9+, for geography and science projects, or simply for anyone interested in finding out the background behind the 'extreme weather' news reports. Superstorms are not the only natural disaster our planet faces, find out about tsunamis, floods and wild fires in other titles in the series.
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  • Super Social Media and Awesome Online Safety

    By Clive Gifford
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    Clive Gifford
    The World Wide Web has changed the way we communicate and socialise with our friends. Super Social Media and Awesome Online Safety investigates how social media sites work and how to stay safe in the online world. Want to type a tweet or write a blog? Upload your photos and videos? Share your news on a social media site? Find out how here!Uncover the code behind the social media networks that connect people around the world. Learn how the networks are built and think about how to participate in them safely and responsibly. 'Try at home' examples encourage you to get practical with computing and are NOT linked to specific software or operating systems. Real-world anecdotes from the world of information technology will inspire a new generation of digital technology scientists.This series will provide support to many teachers who are not subject specialists in this area and who can use this book for ideas, inspiration and materials. The book doesn't rely on a particular software/OS.Other titles in the Get Ahead in Computing series: Amazing Applications & Perfect Programs; Awesome Algorithms & Creative Coding; Computing and Coding in the Real World; Great Games and Amazing Animation; The Science of Computers; Web Page Design
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  • Super Animals

    By Anne Rooney
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    Anne Rooney
    Do you know how a sea cucumber hides from danger? Or how some wild cats catch their dinner? No? Then find out in Super Animals - filled with facts about some of the world's most amazing animals. Slipstream is a new generation of reading resources specifically designed for struggling and reluctant readers. Through exciting and carefully levelled texts, Slipstream enables readers to accelerate their reading experience.This book is part of Slipstream LEVEL 1. The 300-word text is levelled for readers with a reading age of 5-7, but its engaging content makes it perfect for a wide range of older readers too.All texts are levelled by reading experts Dee Reid and Diana Bentley.
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  • Sunshine and Drought

    By Kate Purdie
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    Kate Purdie
    Weatherwise looks at wind, sunshine, rain and snow and how these weather conditions affect people and their lives, such as their homes, transport, clothing and jobs. This title examines sunshine, and how vital the Sun is to everyone on Earth. It also looks at what happens in a drought, and the drastic effects that droughts can have.
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  • Summer

    By Stephanie Turnbull
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    Stephanie Turnbull
    Summer is the season when plants and trees and animals grow quickly and the weather becomes warmer and sunnier. A variety of information about the summer months, including the types of weather we experience and what people and animals do during the summertime.A series of four books designed for younger readers.
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  • Summer

    By Annalees Lim
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    Annalees Lim
    Learn how to make the best sandcastles on the beach! Make and decorate your very own kite, or a seascape in a bottle!Using readily available, seasonally related materials, this series is an ideal and fun introduction to the summer season for young children. The crafts are explained in easy to follow step-by-step instructions, and are perfect for teachers looking for original ideas as well as time-poor parents.
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  • Sudan

    By Jillian Powell
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    Jillian Powell
    Countries in Our World focuses on the countries that shape and influence our modern world. Each book examines physical features, daily life, industry, media, leisure and much more. Each title in Countries in our World is a mine of useful information ideal for school and project work.Sudan offers a look at this fascinating and largely unknown country and includes up-to-date information resulting from the region of South Sudan recently declaring itself an independent nation.
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    The Story of You

    By Anna Claybourne
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    Anna Claybourne
    Why do some people have blue eyes and others, green? Why are some people good at music, and others at sport? And why do some people love seafood, and others HATE olives? The Story of You has the answers!From genetics and evolution to our environment and our families, the book looks at all the factors that shape us into the people we are. It explains how physical characteristics and abilities are passed down through generations, and why some things are inherited and others not. It explores how evolution has shaped us as a species, and at how the world we live in has impacted on and shaped us. It also looks at intelligence, where it comes from, and how we learn. The brain and the mind are explored, as are concepts such as personality, how we build relationships with other people, and how and why we form memories. The science behind all this is complex, but Anna Claybourne's clear, simple text renders it both accessible and of real interest to children - this is an invaluable resource for helping them to understand both the world and their place within it.
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    The Story Of Things

    By Neal Layton
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    Neal Layton
    Starting with early humans who have no things, through to farming, civilizations, inventions, steam, electricity, computers, and the world we live in now, Neal Layton explores ideas, inventions and discoveries.In his usual quirky style and energetic illustrations, Neal Layton tells this story in an accessible way for the very young. Is is a most original and inventive book!
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  • The Story of Google

    By Franklin Watts
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    Franklin Watts
    Have you ever wondered why McDonald's or Coca-Cola are so successful? Why Microsoft seems to run the world? Or why Nike dominates the sportswear market? Find the answers to these questions in this fascinating series. A combination of lively text packed with information and full-colour photography takes the reader on a journey of discovery, past the hype and publicity, to a place where they are fully informed and able to make their own assessments.
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  • The Story of Facebook

    By Franklin Watts
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    Franklin Watts
    Have you ever wondered why McDonald's or Coca-Cola are so successful? Why Microsoft seems to run the world? Or why Nike dominates the sportswear market? Find the answers to these questions in this fascinating series. A combination of lively text packed with information and full-colour photography takes the reader on a journey of discovery, past the hype and publicity, to a place where they are fully informed and able to make their own assessments.
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  • The Story of eBay

    By Franklin Watts
    Authors:
    Franklin Watts
    Have you ever wondered why McDonald's or Coca-Cola are so successful? Why Microsoft seems to run the world? Or why Nike dominates the sportswear market? Find the answers to these questions in this fascinating series. A combination of lively text packed with information and full-colour photography takes the reader on a journey of discovery, past the hype and publicity, to a place where they are fully informed and able to make their own assessments.
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  • The Story of Starbucks

    By Franklin Watts
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    Franklin Watts
    Have you ever wondered why McDonald's or Coca-Cola are so successful? Why Microsoft seems to run the world? Or why Nike dominates the sportswear market? Find the answers to these questions in this fascinating series. A combination of lively text packed with information and full-colour photography takes the reader on a journey of discovery, past the hype and publicity, to a place where they are fully informed and able to make their own assessments.
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  • The Story of Apple

    By Franklin Watts
    Authors:
    Franklin Watts
    Have you ever wondered why McDonald's or Coca-Cola are so successful? Why Microsoft seems to run the world? Or why Nike dominates the sportswear market? Find the answers to these questions in this fascinating series. A combination of lively text packed with information and full-colour photography takes the reader on a journey of discovery, past the hype and publicity, to a place where they are fully informed and able to make their own assessments.
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  • Stories About Surviving Drug Addiction

    By Paul Mason
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    Paul Mason
    Told by fourteen individuals, this book relates stories of determination, discipline and courage in the face of addiction.
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  • Stories About Surviving HIV/AIDS

    By Theresa Saliba
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    Theresa Saliba
    Told by eleven individuals around the world, this book relates stories of courage and heroism in the face of disease.
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