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  • The Story of Rock Music

    By Matt Anniss
    Authors:
    Matt Anniss
    From its roots in the blues sound of black American jazz in the 1930s to the stadium-rocking megastars of today. This book tells you how rock music has evolved, been influenced by and influenced other musical genres. The invention of the electric guitar in the 1930s was a turning point for music. It opened up genres such as jazz and country music and helped them evolve into an edgier, rockier sound. Featuring the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, glam rock stars like David Bowie and Mark Bolan, the legendary Led Zeppelin and the stadium rockers of the 1980s and 90s, right through to modern rock stars like the Queens of the Stone Age and Jack White, they all feature in this brilliant journey through musical history.The Story of Dance Music and Electronica is part of the series, Pop Histories, which takes a similarly detailed look at other popular musical genres.
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  • Strictly Come Dancing: Fashion Fantastic Sticker Book

    By Chloe Melody
    Authors:
    Chloe Melody
    Join the girls at the Strictly Dance Academy and experience all the fun and glamour of Strictly Come Dancing! Meet Bella, Natalie and Sofia - three dedicated pupils at the Strictly Dance Academy! Stick in sequinned skirts, twinkly tiaras and floaty feather boas, then watch the girls foxtrot up the red carpet and rumba down the catwalk. Let's dance! With over 300 stickers!A must-have for anyone who has ever wished they could be a part of the glamorous world of Strictly Come Dancing. Strictly Come Dancing (or Dancing with the Stars as it is known in the US) is a key BBC one show and can be seen in over 75 countries with approximate worldwide viewing figures standing at 250 million. It was the UK's highest rating programme of 2012 excluding The Olympics, Euro 2012 and The Diamond Jubilee Concert.
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  • The Story of Punk and Indie

    By Matt Anniss
    Authors:
    Matt Anniss
    From punk and indie's roots to today's mega-stars of the industry, The Story of Hip-Hop takes a detailed look at how musicians in the 1970s moved away from the safe world of pop and rock and exploded onto the scene with their anarchic style, political lyrics and attention-grabbing stage antics. Read about the Ramones, Greenday, the Clash and the evolution of punk into indie music where bands such as the Cure, Blondie and Nirvana rocked the charts.The Story of Punk and Indie is part of the series Pop Histories which takes a similarly detailed look at other popular musical genres.
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  • The Story of Dance Music and Electronica

    By Matt Anniss
    Authors:
    Matt Anniss
    From the earliest DJs mixing records for clubbers in the 1970s to the superstar DJs of today. This book tells you how dance music has evolved and influenced other musical genres. House music, warehouse parties, raves; hugely influential bands such as Kraftwork and The Chemical Brothers and the superstar DJs such as Fatboy Slim and David Guetta all feature in this brilliant journey through musical history.The Story of Dance Music and Electronica is part of the series, Pop Histories, which takes a similarly detailed look at other popular musical genres.
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  • Samba and Salsa

    By Rita Storey
    Authors:
    Rita Storey
    Do you want to learn to dance? This book features two dances that are danced by amateurs and professionals around the world: the samba and the salsa. Find out where the dances originated and learn some simple steps and then put your own routine together!
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  • The Story of Hip-Hop

    By Matt Anniss
    Authors:
    Matt Anniss
    From hip-hop's block party roots to today's mega-stars of the industry The Story of Hip-Hop takes a detailed look at how cretive musicians ripped up existing music and turned it into something new. Emerging rappers realised that this music was the perfect backing to enhance their lyrics and so hip-hop was born. Tracing hip-hop through to the present day this book will tell you how it has influenced thousands of artists and crossed over many musical genres to become a global urban sound.The Story of Hip-Hop is part of the series Pop Histories which takes a similarly detailed look at other popular musical genres.
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  • The Story of Soul and R&B

    By Matt Anniss
    Authors:
    Matt Anniss
    The Story of Soul and R&B traces the roots of this musical genre from the traditional black american gospel singers through soul, motown and funk, right through to it's influence on pop and to the neo soul superstars of today. Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Destiny's Child, Rihanna, Neo and many more feature on this jam-packed book on music.The Story of Soul and R&B is part of the series Pop Histories which takes a similarly detailed look at other popular musical genres.
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  • Sophie's Dance Class

    By Angela McAllister, Margaret Chamberlain
    Authors:
    Angela McAllister
    Illustrated by:
    Margaret Chamberlain
    Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.Sophie loves to dance. She dreams of being a ballerina, and when she receives ballet lessons for her birthday, she hopes her wish to be a real dancer one day might really come true.
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  • Starting a Band

    By Daniel Gilpin
    Authors:
    Daniel Gilpin
    This series offers a shortcut to instant expertise! Quick Expert's Guides are aimed at teens and 'tweens who are keen to know more about a popular topic but who may be put off the idea of having to read wordy or technical guides. Each title includes features that break down technical/scientific/complex aspects of the subject, inspirational case studies, activities and a final project to test the reader's new skills. Chapter round-ups also offer tips on key words and phrases as well as boosting self esteem and confidence, in order to walk the walk and talk the talk of a true expert.
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  • Showtime Spectacular! Dressing Up Sticker Book

    By Chloe Melody
    Authors:
    Chloe Melody
    It's showtime at the Strictly Dance Academy! Meet Bella, Natalie and Sofia - three budding ballroom dancers who are also the best of friends. Use the stickers in the middle of this book to dress the girls in their beautiful dancing costumes. Get ready to samba at the carnival, jive on stage and perform a dazzling quickstep on Glitter TV. With over 300 stickers!A must-have for anyone who has ever wished they could be a part of the glamorous world of Strictly Come Dancing.Strictly Come Dancing (or Dancing with the Stars as it is known in the US) is a key BBC one show and can be seen in over 75 countries with approximate worldwide viewing figures standing at 250 million. It was the UK's highest rating programme of 2012 excluding The Olympics, Euro 2012 and The Diamond Jubilee Concert.
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  • Selena Gomez

    By Jenny Vaughan
    Authors:
    Jenny Vaughan
    Welcome to Teen Stars! Whether you're already a fan, or just want to find out more, this series has something for everyone who's into the teen celebrity scene.
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  • Strawberries

    By Helen Lanz
    Authors:
    Helen Lanz
    It's simple to grow your own strawberries! In this series find out:what equipment you will needhow to grow a healthy plantabout the science in growing plants.You can also find useful tips, nutrition facts and a recipe.
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