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  • Owls & Owlets

    By Annabelle Lynch
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    Annabelle Lynch
    Animals & Babies: Owls and Owlets explores how owl chicks grow from tiny, helpless balls of fluff into strong, fearsome hunters - with a little help from their parents!An early years photographic series that looks at the unique relationship between a parent and its baby, tracing their journey together from birth to adulthood. The idea of every animal having a lifecycle is brought to life by big, beautiful images and explained in very simple text of no more than one or two sentences per spread.
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  • Owls

    By Valerie Bodden
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    Valerie Bodden
    Owls are one of the world's most amazing animals! Immerse yourself in their feathery world where you can learn all about how they raise their young, hunt for their dinner and why many of them sleep during the day. Stunning photographs are accompanied by a simple yet informative text, which will inspire children to learn about these incredible and intelligent birds.Owls is part of the series Animals are Amazing - a big picture look at some fascinating animals aimed at 5-7 year olds.
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  • Owl

    By Stephen Savage
    Authors:
    Stephen Savage
    Discover the exciting world of the owl, from remote woodlands to inner-city gardens - explore some of the different habitats that are the owl's home. Have you ever seen inside an owl's nest? Do you know what owls eat? Would you recognise their call? Follow the owl's life cycle, from the first few hours of a new-born chick to finding a mate.Find out about the threats facing owls today and what can be done to protect them.Includes an animal map, locator map, life cycle summary and 'unusual fact' boxes.
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  • Owen and the Onion

    By Maudie Smith, Becka Moor
    Authors:
    Maudie Smith
    Illustrated by:
    Becka Moor
    Owen grows onions. He's so very good at it that the people of his village call him Owen the Onion. One day he grows an onion so unusual that it's all he can think about. He ignores his friends in the village - until one day a very angry ogre comes to visit. Can Owen save the day?A warm, funny story for beginner readers from an exciting new author and illustrator team.
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  • Overcoming Shyness: Leave Me Alone!

    By Pat Thomas, Claire Keay
    Authors:
    Pat Thomas
    Illustrated by:
    Claire Keay
    This reassuring picture book explores the issue of shyness in simple terms. It describes what it feels like to be shy and explores simple steps that a child can take to help them overcome their feelings.The book is written largely from the child's perspective. It is meant to be reach with your child, or a group of children. in a way that allows the child to open up about what he or she thinks and feels.Questions in 'What about you?' sections provide useful prompts for discussion.If you're the parent of a shy child, it can be hard to watch your child struggle with shyness. But all children, like all adults, are different. The first step is to respect that difference without judging it. Children feel shy for a variety of reasons and may feel more or less so in different situations. This book explores different situations that a child might feel shy in and give tips and advice for parents, carers and teachers on how to help children deal with their feelings and overcome shyness.
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  • Overcoming Fear of Failure

    By Honor Head
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    Honor Head
    Lots of people suffer from a fear of failure. It is one of the biggest causes of anxiety and stress for school students. Fear of failure can make us afraid to try new things. For some it means that they have to come first at everything they do. For many fear of failure is linked with low self-esteem. It can make people feel inadequate and ruin their self-confidence. This book explores why we fear failure and how we can overcome it - from understanding that making mistakes isn't always bad to breaking out of our comfort zones. The book ties in with the 'growth mindset' theory - that success is based on hard work, trying and being prepared to fail and pick yourself up again.It is part of the series My Life, Your Life, which takes a sensitive and positive look at some of the issues that concern children aged 10+. It explores issues including sexuality, gender, self-esteem, prejudice and discrimination and promotes and encourages discussion. By thinking creatively and critically, children can learn to accept their differences, embrace diversity and improve their sense of self and how they fit into the bigger picture. Each title also provides advice in the form of practical ways to cope with distressing or difficult situations.
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    Outsiders

    By Kevin Crossley-Holland
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    Kevin Crossley-Holland
    Six strange and haunting stories, set in isolated communities inland and by the sea, where insiders stick together, and outsiders - a girl outlawed for her illegitimate child, a wild man who walks out of the sea - are regarded with suspicion.Kevin Crossley-Holland has a genius for reinventing folk tales in a way that makes the characters real people, whose thoughts and feelings are our own. This little collection brings together some of his finest and most admired retellings, including the three best-known of all, 'The Green Children', 'Sea-Tongue' and 'The Wild Man'. Linked by ideas about exile and displacement, they make a thought-provoking book for our times, beautifully presented with line drawings by a notable artist.
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  • The Outer Planets

    By Giles Sparrow
    Authors:
    Giles Sparrow
    Space Travel Guides offer a unique look at our Solar System and beyond for older children. Adopting a `travel guide` format, this original series takes the reader on a fascinating fact-packed voyage, offering insights and points of interest along they way. Stunning full-colour photographs and quirky cartoons ensure that no detail is omitted as the trip progresses - from planetary features to star magnitudes and from space toilets to driving on the Moon.
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  • The Outer Planets

    By Mary-Jane Wilkins
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    Mary-Jane Wilkins
    Find out about the four planets farthest from the Sun: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Discover why these planets are called the gas giants, which spacecraft have visited them, and what lies beyond them in the solar system. Part of the Our Solar System series of books that explore the exciting topic of space and are specially written for younger readers. With stunning photographs and explanatory artwork, the books are the perfect introduction to our solar system. Other titles in the series: Asteroids, Comets and Meteors; Earth; The Inner Planets; The Moon and The Sun
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  • Outdoors

    By Sabrina Crewe
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    Sabrina Crewe
    Did you know there were tiny living things in gardens and parks that you can't see? Some are plants, others are mould, others are tiny little insects! But what do they do and what do they look like? Find out about the good ones and the bad ones! Full-page photographs of these alien-like creatures in high magnification reveals their horror (or even their beauty). This book supports natural history studies and the KS2 and KS3 science curriculum where appropriate.It is part of a series, Micro Monsters which takes a close up look at the tiny creatures that are around us all the time and which we cannot see with the naked eye. Some are harmless, some are just pests, and some are deadly. From bedbugs to zooplankton and from bacteria to water fleas, all microscopic life is here. The revelation of the places these creatures inhabit will have readers squirming in their seats as they find out how these mini monsters can help and hinder humans.
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  • Outdoor Explorers: Shape and Patterns

    By Sandy Green
    Authors:
    Sandy Green
    It's easy to be an outdoor explorer! You can find out how in this action-packed book. Find circles all around you, do a leaf rubbing, create a natural collage, make your own spiderweb and much more!Shapes and Patterns is part of the Outdoor Explorers series for young children featuring activities for learning outdoors. Each book provides step-by-step instructions and talking points. At the end 'notes for adults' gives tips for getting high-quality learning from the activities. The books are a brilliant resource for an outdoor classroom setting and for children visiting a forest school.
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  • Outdoor Explorers: Minibeasts

    By Sandy Green
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    Sandy Green
    A series for young children featuring activities for learning outdoors. Each book provides step-by-step instructions and talking points. At the end 'notes for adults' gives tips for getting high-quality learning from the activities. The books are a brilliant resource for an outdoor classroom setting and for children visiting a forest school.
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    The Outcasts

    By L S Matthews
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    L S Matthews
    Iz and Joe never get to go on school trips, especially not residential ones. They don't mean to get themselves excluded, but still no one ever wants to take them. Mia isn't usually included in anything. She just doesn't see the world in the same way that other people do. Helen doesn't know if she'll be able to go on the trip. Her brothers and sisters often don't leave her any time to herself. And Chris wouldn't have gone, either, if he'd known what he was letting himself in for.This particular trip will take them further than any of them had imagined ...
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  • The Outcast

    By Taran Matharu, Dominic Thorburn
    Authors:
    Taran Matharu
    Read by:
    Dominic Thorburn
    The highly anticipated prequel to the New York Times bestselling Summoner trilogy.Arcturus is just an orphaned stable boy when he accidentally summons a demon. As Hominum's first common summoner, he becomes the key to a secret that the powerful nobility would do anything to keep hidden.He is immediately whisked away to Vocans Academy where the lost arts of summoning, spell craft and demonology are taught to the noble children of the Empire. In no time, Arcturus finds himself surrounded by enemies as noble teachers and students question his right to be there.But before he can even attempt to make friends, his life is turned upside down once again, for the Empire is in turmoil. Rebellion is simmering among the masses, and it will not be long before it boils over. Arcturus must choose a side . . . or watch the Empire crumbleSet before the events of SUMMONER: The Novice this is the perfect introduction to the New York Times bestselling SUMMONER series.P) Hodder Children's Books 2018
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  • Outcast

    By Michelle Paver
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    Michelle Paver
    The dreadful secret that Torak carries with him at the close of SOUL EATER is revealed and he is cast out from the clans. It's his fourteenth summer. He's alone, cut off even from Wolf and Renn. Hunted and on the run he takes refuge in unknown territory - the haunted reedbeds of Lake Axehead, where he is menaced by the Hidden People. Other threats lurk nearby and his battle with the Soul-Eaters is far from over . . . As he fights for his life, Torak uncovers a deception too awful to contemplate, one that shakes him to the core and shatters his world.Launched at the height of the Harry Potter phenomenon, the Chronicles of Ancient Darkness is the ultimate magical adventure. This edition contains brand new interviews with Michelle Paver.Audio edition also available, read by Ian McKellen.
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  • Out There Somewhere It's Time To: A book about time zones

    By Mick Manning, Brita Granström
    Authors:
    Mick Manning, Brita Granström
    When you fall asleep in the middle of the night, it's daytime on the other side of the world and someone else is wide awake. Out There Somewhere whisks you around the world so you can discover that while it's midnight in New York, it's rush hour in Moscow, lunchtime in China and breakfast in Cape Town...The Wonderwise series presents facts in a way that will inspire young children's imaginations about the world around them.
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  • Out of This World

    By Rob Colson
    Authors:
    Rob Colson
    How does the Sun shine? What's at the centre of our galaxy? Why do comets leave long, glowing tails? Read about planets, moons and stars. This book explores out how they formed, how we study them and whether or not anything else out there is alive. This book is part of the Science is Everywhere series, which demystifies the key science topics and shows how they relate to the world around us with fun, colourful graphics. These books are ideal for children aged 9 plus who are studying science, or for young readers who want to get to grips with science in a fun way.
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    Out of the Clouds

    By Diana Hendry
    Authors:
    Diana Hendry
    From the Costa award-winning author of Harvey Angell comes the perfect book for fathers and sons to share - and for anyone who has ever been part of a crazy but loveable family.Oliver Coggin lives with his chaotic family in Dizzy Perch, a crazy house on top of a mountain somewhere remote in Scotland. With Pa away - on mysterious but exciting scientific research - Oliver keeps the household going. Not that everyone always listens to what he has to say. Or appreciates him. But what does Oliver want himself? He'd like to escape the house sometimes. He'd like a friend, like the new boy he sees in the village. Most of all, he'd like to understand why his father went away. And where's he's gone. So Oliver sets out on a long journey to get Pa back.
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  • Out of Sight, Out of Time

    By Ally Carter
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    Ally Carter
    Normal. I liked the sound of that. Sure, as the daughter of two secret agents, I didn't really know what normal meant, but that didn't matter. Normal was my new mission.Cammie wakes up in an Alpine convent having lost her memory of the whole summer. She and her friends must travel to the other side of the world, trying to piece together the clues that Cammie left behind. But there are people hunting Cammie - people who will stop at nothing to protect their secrets ...
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  • Out of My Depth

    By Helen Bailey
    Authors:
    Helen Bailey
    Electra's totally out of her depth. Everyone's giving her the third degree! Freak Boy's dad wants to know whether he's being bullied. Sorrel's interrogating Electra about Lucy's private life. Even her dad is cross-examining her about her mum's love-life, over his Deep Pan Super Supreme.  And all Electra can think is, How far can you get a piece of melted cheese to stretch without it breaking? Welcome to the crazy world of Electra Brown.
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