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Smoke, Flame, Fire!: A History of Firefighting

By Roy Apps
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Roy Apps
Fire! FIRE! At the first sign of a fire we call the fire brigade. But what did people do before the fire service existed? Learn about the evolution from the first brigades to the multi-skilled fire services that operate around the world today. Wayland Books have partnered with The National Archives to bring you this incredible photographic record of one of the most revered professions around: firefighting. Trace firefighting through history, beginning with the Romans. Then learn about the Great Fire of London, the man who created the first organised fire service, the evolution of firefighting equipment and the introduction of women to the service. Today, a firefighter does more than simply put out fires. They play a key role in search and rescue operations, road accidents and disaster relief. Learn about all this and more in Smoke, Flame, Fire! Includes fire safety advice
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  • Samuel Pepys

    By Izzi Howell
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    Izzi Howell
    Read all about Samuel Pepys and the diary he wrote 400 years ago. Find out about the important events he recorded, such as the Great Fire of London and the Great Plague, and why he was known as the 'father of modern navy'. A simple fun picture quiz helps readers to recall what they have read. A perfect one-stop-shop for help with homework assignments!
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  • Sugar

    By Alex Woolf
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    Alex Woolf
    The little grains you use to sweeten your food every day have an amazing story to tell. Like many other foods, sugar has a fascinating history, spanning centuries, continents and cultures. Wars have been fought over this food, empires conquered and black markets have flourished. This book describes the journey sugar has taken, from the use of sugarcane in ancient India to the staple sweetener in our cupboards today.Other topics covered are health aspects of sugar, how it is produced, its chemical properties and how it is traded around the world.An ideal leisure read, but also perfect for course work and presentations.
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  • Sleep Easy

    By Paul Christelis, Elisa Paganelli
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    Paul Christelis
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    Elisa Paganelli
    Help your child to get a good night's sleep. This mindfulness story book for children includes simple mindfulness activities, which have been shown to help relieve stress and anxiety and improve health and mental well-being. This story follows the adventures of twins, Billy and Betty, as they struggle to get to sleep. Billy's mind is noisy, constantly chattering, keeping him awake. Betty finds, as soon as her eyes close, that she starts to worry about what will happen the next day at school: will her friend Helen want to play with her? And what about that spelling test!The story shows how they use mindfulness to help them fall asleep. Mindfulness practices (exercises) are integrated into each story, and expanded on in the 'Notes to Parents and Teachers' section at the end of the books. Readers are invited to PAUSE at various points in the story to notice their own present moment experience. The four stories in the 'Mindful Me' series explore how a mindful attitude to life can enhance enjoyment, promote a sense of calm and confidence, and provide young people with a 'friend for life'. The books can be used at home or in the classroom, for storytime or as part of the PSHCE curriculum.The other titles are:Breath by Breath: A Mindfulness Guide to Keeping CalmEmotions and Me: A Mindfulness Guide to Exploring EmotionsGet Outdoors: A Mindfulness Guide to Noticing Nature
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    Survivors of the Holocaust

    By Kath Shackleton
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    Kath Shackleton
    Based on a series of a BAFTA-nominated animated documentaries, the artwork in Survivors of the Holocaust has been reinvented to bring together six different real-life survivors' account of the Holocaust. Every word rings with truth, whether it describes the bleak fear of arriving at Auschwitz or the sheer terror of Kristallnacht, and is complemented by dazzling, clever artwork. This unique children's graphic novel aims to bring the survivors' stories to a new audience. It is an important, timely reminder of the horrors that can be inflicted on innocent people and a reflection of the Holocaust's legacy today. It has been longlisted for the prestigous School and Library Association Information Books Awards, 2017. The Holocaust is an important part of the history curriculum at Key Stage 3 and this book is pitched perfectly for 9-12 year olds.
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  • Stone Age

    By Anita Ganeri
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    Anita Ganeri
    Discover the Stone Age and write about it!Find out about life in the Stone Age, from prehistoric homes to flint mines and mammoth hunts. Read about archaeological discoveries such as the 'Red Lady of Paviland' and discover amazing cave art. Writing History is a series of fantastic guides to history with a difference! Each title explores different types of writing in six key historical periods: the Iron Age, Anglo-Saxons, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, the Stone Age and the Bronze Age. The books use a variety of ways of presenting information such as diaries, letters, stories and even poems. Examples of original sources are also given. Children are encouraged to have a go themselves with their own writing projects using the information they have read. The series is ideal for readers aged 9+ studying history topics at Key Stage 2.
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  • Silent Enemy and The Walk of Death

    By Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler
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    Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler
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  • The Second World War

    By Izzi Howell
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    Izzi Howell
    Read all about the Second World War, discover when it started and how it came to an eventual end. A simple fun picture quiz helps readers to recall what they have read.A perfect one-stop-shop for help with homework assignments!Broad-ranging appeal for nursery age through to Key Stage 2.
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  • Self-esteem and Mental Health

    By Anna Claybourne
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    Anna Claybourne
    Growing up isn't always easy - your brain is changing and there's many things to cope with from new emotions to stress. This book explores what is self-esteem and mental health and why it's important and looks at topics such as mental illness, phobias, eating disorders and self-harm. It looks at techniques to deal with issues including stress reduction, mindfulness and assertiveness.Is is part of the series Healthy for Life, which gives factual information on a range of health issues so teens can get the information they need to be healthy. The books feature fun infographic style illustrations.
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  • Stone Age

    By Moira Butterfield
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    Moira Butterfield
    What's the first Stone Age object you can think of? Stonehenge? Did you know that thousands more stone, bone and wooden objects have been found from this prehistoric time in human history? All of these objects can tell us a lot about ancient people. We know about the animals they hunted from cave paintings and animal bones. We know about the tools they used from the flint axes and spearheads, and we know about their everyday life and culture from the caves and homes they lived in, the stone circles they built and the everyday objects they left behind. All over Britain, Stone Age artefacts have been Found!. Uncover the stories of thirteen incredible finds, what they can tell us about life back then and how they might relate to your life today.Found! is a series of six books that span British archaeological finds from the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages, Roman Britain, the Viking Age and the Anglo Saxons. Ideal for readers aged 9+ studying history topics at Key Stage 2.
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  • Summer's Story - Living with Epilepsy

    By Andy Glynne
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    Andy Glynne
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  • School Shootings

    By Philip Steele
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    Philip Steele
    Go behind the headlines to explore the wider background of news stories that are making a major impact across the world. In School Shootings, we look at why these terrible events occur, and what sort of people carry them out. What is the scale of the problem? Are such attacks more common in some parts of the world than others? Have they always taken place, or are they a new phenomenon? And how should we best respond to the fear of them happening again? What actions should be taken and what changes should be made? This book includes quotes from key figures, opinions from all sides of the argument and debate panels that invite readers aged 12+ to discuss the issues that shape our world. Other titles in the Behind the News series: Global Financial Crisis, Hostage Takers, Race and Crime, Uprising in the Middle East and Violence Against Women
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  • Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages

    By Sonya Newland
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    Sonya Newland
    Travel back to the time of the stone, bronze and iron ages! What was Britain like over 6000 years ago? Who lived on the island and what was it like? Explore these ancient civilisations to understand how prehistoric people have influenced the way we live today. Discover the artefacts that give evidence of their way of life.The Explore! series takes an all-round, hands-on approach to history, making the subject relevant to all area of curriculum learning - geography, art, literacy and numeracy. Each book features a diary entry, a fun craft-based activity, and a quiz.
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  • Stone Age

    By Moira Butterfield
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    Moira Butterfield
    Stone Age takes you on a journey through Britain between 2.5 million and 4,500 years ago, allowing young readers to imagine themselves taking part in life in the Stone Ages.Britain in the Past aims to give younger children an understanding of everyday life in Britain for both rich and poor through fact-filled text, exciting illustrations and photographs of artefacts and re-enactors. Feature boxes, maps and lists complete the picture. Perfect for readers aged 7 and up.
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    Seven Days of You

    By Cecilia Vinesse
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    Cecilia Vinesse
    It's Sophia's last week in Tokyo, and she's going to make it count...Sophia has spent her life ping-ponging between different countries and schools, so, in theory, saying goodbye should be easy. But now she's leaving Tokyo - the place that finally felt like home. The only way she can get through this is to make her final week perfect.Then Jamie Foster-Collins shows up, just in time to ruin everything. Jamie and Sophia used to be friends . . . and his return stirs up feelings she thought she'd forgotten.Suddenly, hours and minutes become meaningless. Only time spent together, exploring the hidden streets of the city they love, is real.
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  • Settlements

    By John Malam
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    John Malam
    Get ready for a prehistoric adventure! Our first stop is ancient Skara Brae: hidden beneath a sand dune for thousands of years, this Neolithic village lets us step back in time to discover how our ancestors lived. Britain is brimming with these long-abandoned settlements, and exploring them can tell us about the culture, society, technology and beliefs of their inhabitants. It's time to get out your magnifying glass and examine the real evidence that archaeologists have discovered, from top secret tunnels to the remnants of extravagant feasts!The ancient settlements discovered in present-day Britain are an incredible record of prehistoric life, giving us clues as to how our stone and bronze age ancestors would have lived. From stone huts to secret tunnels, we examine the evidence they have left behind. It's time to take a closer look at these ancient living places, examining how they were built, the materials used and the evidence of food, cooking, work and past-times. Learn about Skara Brae, Windmill Hill, Durrington Wall, Flag Fen, Carn Euny and many more ancient settlements that can be found across Britain and give evidence of the lives of prehistoric people. There are four titles in the Prehistoric Adventures series, looking at stone circles, ancient settlements, burial places and hill forts.
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  • Stone Circles

    By John Malam
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    John Malam
    Get ready for a prehistoric adventure! Our journey starts with world-famous Stonehenge: find out where the stones came from and how such enormous blocks were moved. Britain is jam-packed with these mysterious stone circles, and exploring them can tell us about the culture, society, technology and beliefs of our earliest ancestors. It's time to get out your magnifying glass and examine the real artefacts that archaeologists have discovered, from mystical stone carvings to the weapons of an ancient warrior!Stone circles are astounding landmarks scattered over the British Isles. Not only do they provide beauty and wonder, but they remain a Stone Age mystery. It's time to examine them more closely, taking a look at why they were built, where they were built and how their locations were chosen, who built them, and how they were made using the simplest technology and lots of manpower!Learn about Stonehenge, Avebury, Long Meg and her Daughters, Callanish and many more stone circles that can be found across Britain and give evidence of the lives of prehistoric people. There are four titles in the Prehistoric Adventures series, looking at stone circles, ancient settlements, burial places and hill forts.
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  • Stone Age Adventures: Little Nut's Big Journey

    By Vivian French
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    Vivian French
    Vivian French introduces us to a world of stone age chaos as we follow the adventures of Pod, Pim and Little Nut. Join this quirky Stone Age family on a big journey. Winter is coming and Pod, Pim and Little Nut need to move home. They must find a cave quickly, the journey is dangerous!Race Ahead with Reading is the perfect introduction to reading chapters with brand new page turning reads in five short bite size chapters, to encourage children to take the driving seat with their reading.
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  • Stone Age Adventures: Beware of Bears!

    By Vivian French
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    Vivian French
    Vivian French introduces us to a world of stone age chaos as we follow the adventures of Pod, Pim and Little Nut.Join this quirky Stone Age family on a night fishing adventure. Tall Cousin and Pod have gone off to fish. Little Nut follows, so Pod joins in too. There's trouble when a hungry bear appears! Race Ahead with Reading is the perfect introduction to reading chapters with brand new page turning reads in five short bite size chapters, to encourage children to take the driving seat with their reading.
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  • The Ship of Spectres

    By Patricia Elliott
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    Patricia Elliott
    A brilliant new heroine with a nose for mystery and adventure - for all fans of Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow and Murder Most Unladylike.After solving a case of potential identity theft, Connie Carew is back in her second mystery. This time, it takes place aboard a luxury ocean liner, bound for New York. Only, there's trouble at sea. Someone is trying to harm the passengers. Why? Who has a grudge against whom? It's up to Connie to investigate the secrets of all the passengers as, mile by nautical mile, the ship sails closer towards disaster.Connie is a clever, witty and opinionated young detective, living at an exciting time - the early part of the 20th century when women were beginning to carve careers and lives of their own. Patricia Elliott has been widely praised for her historical fiction. This is Patricia writing at her very best.
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