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Living on the Veg

By Clive Gifford, Jacqueline Meldrum
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Clive Gifford, Jacqueline Meldrum
The perfect kids' guide to being a vegetarian.Are you thinking about giving up meat, but don't know how to go about it? With both practical information and mouth-watering recipes, this book is the perfect place for young people to start. It outlines why people give up meat and how you can change your diet and live healthily. It examines the different terms: vegetarian/pescatarian/vegan etc, has a very practical Q&A section and explains how to read and understand food labels.The book takes you through the costs and benefits of this change in lifestyle. It includes a section on food groups and information about how you can adapt your diet to get all the right nutrients (such as iron). The book goes on to give tasty and easy-to-follow recipes for the whole family, specially created by vegetarian blogger Jacqueline Meldrum of www.tinnedtomatoes.com. The recipes include dairy but not fish or meat.
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Loos Save Lives

By Seren Boyd
Authors:
Seren Boyd
Who knew toilets were so interesting - and so important?!You probably use a toilet several times every day. Flush, turn on the tap, wash your hands - then forget all about it. But did you know that 2.4 billion people across the world don't have somewhere they can go to the toilet safely, and over 1 billion people don't have access to any kind of sanitation or clean water at all? Poor sanitation and restricted access to a toilet is more serious than you might think. It prevents children (and especially girls) from going to school, it means communities may have to walk miles to access safe drinking water and it kills. Poor sanitation means poor hygiene, which means illnesses and viruses are more easily spread. Going to the toilet out in the open makes people vulnerable and puts them in danger. Loos Save Lives unravels the facts about poor sanitation across Africa, Asia and parts of South America. It also highlights how the work of one charity - Toilet Twinning - is working hard to help communities build toilets and access safe drinking water, and educate people about the importance of washing your hands. The work they do transforms lives and you'll read many real-life case studies of some of the projects they have helped to build.All in all this is a fascinating (and in equal measures lighthearted and serious) look at a very real problem facing a huge number of people. Make reading this brilliant book your number one priority - or at least your number two!Loos Save Lives is a great, thought-provoking read for readers aged 9 and up. Perfect for cross-curriucular studies and for inspiring children to engage with charities and fundraising
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  • Lisa the Jelly Bean Fairy

    By Daisy Meadows
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    Daisy Meadows
    Join Rachel and Kirsty on their sweetest-ever fairy adventure!Rachel and Kirsty are having a great time at the Fairyland Candy Harvest. But when Lisa the Jellybean Fairy's magical object goes missing, all the treats lose their sweetness! Can the girls help save the day before everything turns sour?
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  • Little Red Riding Hood: Le Petit Chaperon Rouge

    By Anne Walter, Marjorie Dumortier
    Authors:
    Anne Walter
    Illustrated by:
    Marjorie Dumortier
    Rediscover this classic fairy tale in this English and French parallel text, perfect for those learning French or with English as another language.An accessible introduction to modern languages, Dual Language Readers retell the best loved fairy tales with parallel text in English and French. A picture book design supports simple, accessible text with just a few lines of text on each double page. Extra features include a handy word glossary at the back with key words or phrases from the story.The books would serve equally well to a native French child with English as a second or other language, as well as use in literacy and comprehension teaching. The stories are told in 400 words and are pitched perfectly for 5-7 year olds.
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  • Little Red Riding Hood: Caperucita Roja

    By Anne Walter, Marjorie Dumortier
    Authors:
    Anne Walter
    Illustrated by:
    Marjorie Dumortier
    An accessible introduction to modern languages, these billingual readers Introduce the best loved fairy tales with parallel text in English and Spanish. Stories are told in approximately 400 words and are supported by modern artwork. The two anguages are in a different fonts to help distinguish them clearly on each spread. As well as a perfect approach to learning a new language for the first time, these books will be a useful tool for EAL teaching as well. The texts are perfectly pitched for chidlren aged 5-7 and up.
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  • Layla Brighteye Keeps a Lookout

    By Daisy Meadows
    Authors:
    Daisy Meadows
    Welcome to a magical world where animals talk and play - just like you and me!Lily and Jess are having lots of fun at Spelltop School, where the animals of Friendship Forest learn all about magic. But something is making the school's enchantment go wonky - it must be the work of the wicked witch, Grizelda...Can tiny meerkat Layla Brighteye spot what's wrong and help the girls save the school?An enchanting series full of adorable animals, magic and friendship - from the creator of RAINBOW MAGIC, the UK's bestselling series for girls aged 5-7.
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  • Leagues

    By James Nixon
    Authors:
    James Nixon
    Find out all about the best divisions in world football. Read about the top leagues in Europe, including the Premier League and the Bundesliga. Discover how each league works, the past champions and some of football's greatest stories.The Football World series takes a broad look at football on the world stage, covering players, leagues, competitions and the history of football. Each title includes statistics and fun facts and is perfect for football fans aged 8 and up who want to know it all.
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  • Let's Visit... London

    By Annabelle Lynch
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    Annabelle Lynch
    LET'S VISIT... London explores 12 great places for children to visit in London, from the famous Tower of London to the fascinating Natural History Museum.The Let's Visit series aims to encourage young readers aged 5-7 to find out about all the great places the UK has to offer, and maybe even get out and experience them for themselves. Along the way, they will pick up some key geography learning.Contents:The Tower of LondonThe Queen Elizabeth Olympic ParkHMS BelfastLondon ZooSt Paul's CathedralThe MonumentThe British MuseumThe Science MuseumKew GardensThe Museum of LondonThe Tate ModernThe London Transport MuseumThe National Gallery
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  • Lion's in a Flap - A book about feeling worried

    By Sue Graves, Trevor Dunton
    Authors:
    Sue Graves
    Illustrated by:
    Trevor Dunton
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  • Long-Necked Dinosaurs

    By David West
    Authors:
    David West
    Professor Pete knows lots about all sorts of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals. Learn all about long-necked dinosaurs from pronouncing their difficult names to facts about their weight, what they eat, how fast they can run and where they used to live in the world. Children will soon become dinosaur experts.Following the same style as Nora the Naturalist's Animals and Safari Sam's Wild Animals, Professor Pete's Prehistoric Animals are brilliant introductory books for young readers aged 5+ in the high-interest area of dinosaurs.
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  • The Loch Ness Monster Spotters

    By Tony De Saulles
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    Tony De Saulles
    A charming and humorous Early Reader story about one of the world's best known mythical monsters, from HORRIBLE SCIENCES illustrator Tony De Saulles.Meet the McFee family. They are Loch Ness Monster spotters. They wear Loch Ness T-shirts, Loch Ness hats and Loch Ness badges. But the Loch Ness Monster spotting family have one problem. They have never EVER spotted the Loch Ness Monster!Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books perfect for building confidence in new readers and reluctant readers. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.
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    The Lost and the Found

    By Cat Clarke
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    Cat Clarke
    Real, compulsive and intense: Cat Clarke is the queen of emotional suspense. For fans of Paula Hawkins, Gillian Flynn, Megan Abbott and Jandy Nelson.SHE WAS LOST... When six-year-old Laurel Logan was abducted, the only witness was her younger sister, Faith. Faith's childhood was dominated by Laurel's disappearance - from her parents' broken marriage and the constant media attention to dealing with so-called friends who only ever wanted to talk about her sister. NOW SHE IS FOUND... Thirteen years later, a young woman is found in the garden of the Logans' old house, disorientated and clutching the teddy bear Laurel was last seen with. Laurel is home at last, safe and sound. Faith always dreamed of getting her sister back, without ever truly believing it would happen. But a disturbing series of events leaves Faith increasingly isolated and paranoid, and before long she begins to wonder if everything that's lost can be found again...
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  • Look Out! How We Use Our Five Senses

    By Leon Read, Sean Sims
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    Leon Read
    Illustrated by:
    Sean Sims
    An eye-catching and engaging look at first concepts for very young readers Follow the everyday adventures of brother and sister Ben and Jam, and their interactive friends Square Bear and Jiffy as they explore the world around them, using their senses.Each KIDWOW book features mind-popping "look through" panels that help to reveal the hidden world around us, while the entertaining self-contained story brings science to life, and is perfect for sharing at home or in an early years setting. Ideal for readers aged four and older.Includes advisory notes for parents and carers
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  • Learn to Program

    By Heather Lyons, Elizabeth Tweedale, Alex Westgate
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    Heather Lyons, Elizabeth Tweedale
    Illustrated by:
    Alex Westgate
    Learn to Program covers a key component in the new KS1 computing curriculum. We look at the basics of programming - what is an algorithm, basic languages and building a simple program. We then look at how simple programs can be developed to include decision making and repeat activities, and then how they can be fixed using debugging techniques. Throughout the book there are practical activies to assist learning, and links to online activities where they can practise newly learned skills. Learn to Program supports the key stage 1 computing curriculum point:create and debug simple programs; use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs.Kids Get Coding is a fantastic, hands on resource for anyone looking to get started with coding. The four titles cover key areas of the computing curriculum with simple text and fun activities. Each title contains practical on- and off-line activities that are easy to follow and fun to try on your own or with friends. Guiding young coders through each new idea is the Data Duck - a computer-programming mastermind here to help with hints and tips!Kids Get Coding is written by Heather Lyons and Elizabeth Tweedale of blue{shift} - a company dedicated to teaching children to become active creators of technology. Alex Westgate's bright illustrations bring wonder and fun to this exciting new topic.
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  • Lyra and the Secret Agent Ponies

    By G.M. Berrow
    Authors:
    G.M. Berrow
    Join all your My Little Pony friends in these brilliant original adventures, inspired by the hit TV show.Lyra knows everything about her best friend Bon Bon - doesn't she? But when a mysterious pony named Agent Furlong pays Bon Bon a visit, Lyra discovers that her best friend is actually a secret agent pony!When Lyra finds out Bon Bon needs help, there's only one thing she can do - join her friend and go undercover, together! Can the secret agent ponies protect Equestria?This magical My Little Pony adventure comes with bonus coloured activity pages, packed with puzzles, games and more fun! Perfect to read together or for newly confident readers, these are brand-new adventures full of magic and friendship. Check out the other books in this sparkly series: Twilight Sparkle and the Crystal Heart Spell Pinkie Pie and the Rockin' Pony Party Rainbow Dash and the Daring Do Double Dare Rarity and the Curious Case of Charity Applejack and the Secret Diary SwitcherooFluttershy and the Furry Friends Fair Discord and the Ponyville Players Princess Celestia and the Royal Rescue Princess Luna and the Winter Moon Festival Lyra and the Secret Agent Ponies
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    The Lion Inside Board Book

    By Rachel Bright, Jim Field
    Authors:
    Rachel Bright
    Illustrated by:
    Jim Field
    Board book edition of this bestselling story about confidence, self-esteem, and a shy little mouse who sets out on a journey to find his roar.In a dry dusty place where the sand sparkled gold, stood a mighty flat rock, all craggy and old. And under that rock in a tinyful house, lived the littlest, quietest, meekest brown mouse.Fed up of being ignored by the other animals, Mouse wishes he could roar like Lion. But, as he discovers, even the biggest, bossiest people are scared sometimes ... and even the smallest creatures can have the heart of a lion! A modern classic, The Lion Inside has sold over 200,000 copies in the UK alone and been translated into over 30 languages worldwide."A heartfelt message, delightfully conveyed." Parents in Touch"Captivating." Books for Keeps"A delight to read over and over again." WRD
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  • Lola Fluffywhiskers Pops Up

    By Daisy Meadows
    Authors:
    Daisy Meadows
    Join Lily and Jess on Magic Mountain, where all of Friendship Forest's special magic grows. But when the magic crystals start not working properly, the girls know wicked Grizelda is behind it. Can tiny chipmunk Lola Fluffywhiskers help, before magic is lost from Friendship Forest forever?
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  • Little Mermaid's Deep Sea Rescue

    By Laura North, Dylan Gibson
    Authors:
    Laura North
    Illustrated by:
    Dylan Gibson
    Little Mermaid is out swimming when she gets trapped by fishing nets and hauled aboard a ship. She encounters a handsome young sailor who frees her. Later, while the sailor, who has fallen in love, tried to track the mermaid down, he gets into very big trouble with a hungry shark! Little Mermaid to the rescue...!Hopscotch Twisty Tales combine carefully controlled text levels and word counts with highly entertaining and original stories, perfect for children starting to read independently.
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  • Lucy Longwhiskers

    By Daisy Meadows
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    Daisy Meadows
    Welcome to a magical world where animals talk and play - just like you and me!Best friends Jess and Lily love all animals. But when they follow a mysterious golden cat into Friendship Forest - a place where animals live in tiny cottages and sip dandelion tea at the Toadstool Cafe - their animal friends suddenly become much more magical!On their first adventure in Friendship Forest, can the two friends rescue adorable baby bunny Lucy Longwhiskers from the wicked witch Grizelda?
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  • The Lion and the Mouse

    By Jackie Walter
    Authors:
    Jackie Walter
    When Mouse wakes up Lion, Lion is about to eat him up! But Mouse convinces Lion to let him go... will Mouse be able to come to Lion's rescue one day?A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite Aesop fable.Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 1 stories are told in under 500 words, for children to read independently.
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