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  • Shipwrecked! - Explore floating and sinking and use science to survive

    By Richard Spilsbury, Louise Spilsbury
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    Richard Spilsbury, Louise Spilsbury
    Follow Jess, Ben, Amelie and Zac as they use science to escape from terrifying danger, and try some exciting experiments for yourself. In Shipwrecked, the gang uses the science of floating and sinking to escape from a deserted island after a shipwreck. Will they manage to get off the island and safely across the sea?Science has never been more exciting with this attention-grabbing approach which delivers true scietific learning through an action-packed story and spectacular graphic illustrations. The science in the story is backed up through simple experiments that readers can try for themselves.
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  • Smelly Farts and Other Body Horrors

    By Anna Claybourne
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    Anna Claybourne
    Smelly Feet investigates disgusting phenomena in the human body, from sweat and snot to foot fungus, diarrhoea and, of course, farting and burping.Disgusting and Dreadful Science features a look at the weird, revolting and shocking aspects of science for children at KS2. From plants and life cycles to the human body and animal adaptations, the books offer fascinating facts, fun examples and true-life stories to provide ways in to understanding solid scientific principles. Perfect for readers aged 9 and up.
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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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  • Spacecraft

    By Sally Spray
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    Sally Spray
    A guide to landmark achievements in engineering!Follow the developments of spacecrafts, as they have got more advanced, have travelled further and helped us explore the universe through engineering skill, design and ambition.Get to grips with the mind-boggling advances that have been made in engineering, and find out about awe-inspiring developments in technology. The books in the Awesome Engineering series are filled with impactful artwork, diagrams and explanations that make the awesome feats of engineering easy to understand.Presents a chronology of landmark engineering achievements from around the world with fascinating facts about each construction Bright and bold artwork, alongside clear explanations and diagrams, guide you through a chronology of landmark engineering achievements from around the world.Perfect for reader 9 and up.Content:Out of This World!Sputnik 1Vostock 1Apollo 11Lunar Roving VehicleVoyager 1 and 2Space ShuttleHubble TelescopeRosetta MissionInternational Space StationWilkinson Microwave Anisotropy ProbeSpirit and Opportunity Mars RoverFascinating FactsFurther InformationGlossaryIndex
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  • Sparks, Shocks and Secrets - Explore electricity and use science to survive

    By Richard Spilsbury, Louise Spilsbury
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    Richard Spilsbury, Louise Spilsbury
    Follow Jess, Ben, Amelie and Zac as they use science to escape from terrifying danger, and try some exciting experiments for yourself. In Sparks, Shocks and Secrets, the gang uses the science of electricity to investigate the strange sights and scary sounds of a dark house. Will they keep out intruders and make it safely through the night?Science has never been more exciting with this attention-grabbing approach which delivers true scientific learning through an action-packed story and spectacular graphic illustrations. The science in the story is backed up through simple experiments that readers can try for themselves.
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  • The Story of the Car

    By Giles Chapman
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    Giles Chapman
    A beautifully illustrative history of the world's most iconic and popular cars of all time. Perfect for children and adult motoring fans alike!Cars do so much more than get us from A to B: they are vehicles of beauty that allow drivers to determine their own destination. Trace their extraordinary history in this gorgeously illustrated guide, from Benz's first motor wagon to the jet-propelled ThrustSSC. Along the way, discover how the social upheavals of the past 140 years diverted the car's journey: two world wars, economic crashes, the digital revolution and more. Finally, explore the fantastical cars that have been imagined in film and the incredible vehicles that await us in the future.If you liked The Car Book, Fifty Cars that Changed the World and Car Science, you'll love The Story of the Car.Written by acclaimed motor expert Giles Chapman, and beautifully illustrated by the Us Now design studio, this is a visual treat for anyone who is fascinated by cars.The Story of the Car is the start of a groundbreaking series of stunning books on the social history of transport, with The Story of Flight and The Story of Space Travel to follow.
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  • Skyscrapers

    By Sally Spray
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    Sally Spray
    Follow the development of skyscrapers, as they have grown taller and taller, and more fantastical through engineering skill, design and ambition.Get to grips with the mind-boggling advances that have been made in engineering. Find out about awe-inspiring buildings and technology. The books in the Awesome Engineering series are filled with impactful artwork, diagrams and explanations that make the awesome feats of engineering easy to understand.Presents a chronology of landmark engineering achievements from around the world with fascinating facts about each construction Perfect for readers aged 9 and up.
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  • Staying Safe Online

    By Heather Lyons, Elizabeth Tweedale, Alex Westgate
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    Heather Lyons, Elizabeth Tweedale
    Illustrated by:
    Alex Westgate
    There are amazing things to discover on the Internet, but to become great coders it's important to know what happens to the information we post and leave behind. Learn how computers are connected together, how search engines work and how to protect your identity - then hop online to try out your new skills on the companion website. Let's get started!Kids Get Coding is a fantastic, hands-on resource for anyone looking to get started with coding. The four books cover key areas of the KS1 computing curriculum with simple text. 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 title is Data Duck - a computer-programming mastermind here to help with hints and tips!The Kids Get Coding series is written by Heather Lyons and Elizabeth Tweedale of blue{shift} - a company dedicated to teaching children to become active creators of technology.Other titles in the Kids Get Coding series:Algorithms & BugsLearn to ProgramOur Digital World
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  • A Stroll Through the Seasons

    By Kay Barnham, Maddie Frost
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    Kay Barnham
    Illustrated by:
    Maddie Frost
    Take a stroll through the seasons! From bright spring blossoms to colourful autumn leaves, follow the wonderful changes that each season brings.This beautifully illustrated picture book shows the glorious nature of each new season, from spring greenery, dazzling summer sunshine, vibrant autumn leaves and sparkling winter snow. Follow the journey of a young boy and girl as they stroll through wind, rain, sunshine and snow to explore the wonderful changes that each season brings.'Look and Wonder' is a fresh, bold and bright, narrative non-fiction picture book series, for children aged 4 and up, introducing children to life cycles and the natural world. The eye-poppingly colourful digital illustration style will explain the scientific concepts while the light and fun text-style will make these books real home and classroom favourites.Other titles in the series:A Stroll Through the SeasonsA Wonderful World of WeatherIncredible RainforestsThe Amazing Butterfly Life Cycle StoryThe Amazing Plant Life Cycle StoryThe Awesome Night SkyThe Great Big Water Cycle Adventure
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  • Space

    By Louise Spilsbury
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    Louise Spilsbury
    What makes our solar system special? Do you know why our Sun is so important to life on Earth? Explore the amazing variety of planets and other objects in our solar system, such as the Moon, comets, meteors and our own amazing planet, Earth. Then discover even more about space by making the space-related crafts in this fun and fact-filled book.Part of the series Discover Through Craft. Six books that explore key curriculum topics using a mixture of activities, quizzes, facts and crafts. For children aged 7-9.
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  • Samsung

    By Cath Senker
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    Cath Senker
    Find out how Samsung grew from a small food export company to become the manufacturer of so many of the must-have gadgets in just 50 years. This title looks at:· Some of the brightest business minds behind Samsung's meteoric rise· How the company consistently stays at the cutting edge of technological innovation· The marketing and PR strategies that have built Samsung into the powerful brand it is todayFrom Samsung's battle with Sony to what the future could hold for the tech company, this is a fascinating look at Samsung, and the technology industry as a whole.
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  • Stinky Skunks and Other Animal Adaptations

    By Barbara Taylor
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    Barbara Taylor
    A quirky, colourful guide to the horrible, shocking and disgusting aspects of the science of animal adaptations and a fantastic way to inspire children in science learning.Stinky Skunks investigates disgusting animals and animal habits from around the world, including feeding, nasty teeth and claws, poo, camouflage and, of course, scents and smells.It is part of the Disgusting and Dreadful Science series, which features a look at the weird, revolting and shocking aspects of science for children at KS2. It feature child-friendly text and amazing photographs and diagrams. From plants and life cycles to the human body and animal adaptations, the books offer Wow! fascinating facts, fun examples and true-life stories to provide ways in to understanding solid scientific principles.
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  • Slimy Spawn and Other Gruesome Life Cycles

    By Barbara Taylor
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    Barbara Taylor
    A quirky, colourful guide to the horrible, shocking and disgusting aspects of the science of life cycles and a fantastic way to inspire children in science learning.Slimy Spawn investigates a world of disgusting life cycles, from hungry bed bugs to slimy frogs and from disease-carrying rats to slithery snakes.It is part of the Disgusting and Dreadful Science series, which features a look at the weird, revolting and shocking aspects of science for children at KS2. It feature child-friendly text and amazing photographs and diagrams. From plants and life cycles to the human body and animal adaptations, the books offer Wow! fascinating facts, fun examples and true-life stories to provide ways in to understanding solid scientific principles.
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  • Spacecraft

    By Tom Jackson
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    Tom Jackson
    From early rockets to missions to Mars, trace the evolution of technology's most adventurous topic - man's never-ending fascination with outer space. A host of famous spacecraft throughout history show how inventors and engineers have developed and improved on technology to make space exploration such an important part of human history. This book also dissects some major developments, such as the reusable rockets, pioneering animals that paved the way for humans to enter space and also explains the SPace Race, space stations and probes and missions to other planets to give a rounded picture of these amazing machines.Technology Timelines is a series of six book aimed at upper KS2 and early KS3 readers, tracing the development of specific technologies through the ages.
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  • Seasons

    By Annabelle Lynch
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    Annabelle Lynch
    Look outside. What's the weather like today? Find out how the different seasons change the world around us, from snowy winter to sunny summer. Tadpoles Learners are an ideal introduction to non-fiction for beginner readers, blending accessible text with big, striking photos.
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  • SUVs and Off-Roaders

    By Rob Colson
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    Rob Colson
    From super cars such as the Bugatti Veyron to the luxury Bentley, Mercedes and BMW, this series looks at the most incredible cars in existence! Top Marques: SUVs and Off-Roaders looks at the history of SUVs, and at some of the most cutting-edge 4x4 vehicles around, from the Porsche Cayenne to the Range Rover SDV8, the Nissan Navara, the Toyota FJ Cruiser, the Jeep Wrangler and the Mercedes Unimog. A 'High Spec' panel on every spread details some of the jaw-dropping features of these cars, and a 'Fast and Furious' feature explains the basic science behind how prestige cars perform and are powered, such as G-force, combustion, friction, acceleration, and aerodynamics. Finally, discover amazing 'Turbo Facts' such as, for example, why a F1 car could drive on the ceiling!Incredible, full-bleed photographs and punchy, fact-filled text make this the perfect series for all car fanatics aged 7 and above.Racing cars are just some of the prestige cars around. Why not learn about more, in the other books in the series: Top Marques: Racing Cars, Top Marques: Luxury Cars and Top Marques: Supercars.
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  • Seaside

    By Annabelle Lynch
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    Annabelle Lynch
    Explore the sunny seaside and meet the creatures that live there, from busy crabs to colourful anemones. Tadpoles Learners are an ideal introduction to non-fiction for beginner readers, blending accessible text with big, striking photos.
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  • The Solar System, Meteors and Comets

    By Clive Gifford
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    Clive Gifford
    Explore our stunning solar system and learn about its eight planets, from mini Mercury to giant Jupiter. Find out about marvellous moons and mighty meteorites, and discover curious comets and eccentric exoplanets. Get the answers to questions such as:* How old is the Earth?* Which probe took a space selfie?* Why is Jupiter stripy?* What is a hairy star?* Where might it rain glass? Perfect for the new curriculum, this fascinating title is packed full of astounding information and number-based jaw-dropping facts and figures for all aspiring astronaughts and science whizz kids.
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  • Sound

    By Peter Riley
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    Peter Riley
    Moving Up with Science: Sound looks at how sound moves; how fast sound travels; and what happens when sound waves reach our ears. Discover how sounds can be high, low, loud or quiet.Find out all about the science in the world around us with Moving Up with Science. Written to support the National Curriculum at Key Stage 2, each title explores key scientific topics through a combination of concise information and fun experiments. Suitable for readers aged 7 and up.Written by an award-winning science author, Peter Riley.
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  • Stars, Galaxies and the Milky Way

    By Clive Gifford
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    Clive Gifford
    Discover the sparkling world of stars, from their beautiful births to their dramatic deaths. Learn about our very own star, the Sun, as well as best-friend binary star pairs and dense neutron stars. Gaze at gorgeous galaxies and marvel at the Milky Way. Find out the answers to questions such as:* What's inside the Sun?* Where are the Pillars of Creation?* Why do stars twinkle?* How fast does a pulsar spin?* Which galaxy is a cannibal? * How long would it take to travel across the Milky Way? Perfect for the new curriculum, this fascinating title is packed full of astounding information and number-based jaw-dropping facts and figures to inspire future astronauts and space scientists.
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