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  • Coral Reef

    By Louise Spilsbury, Richard Spilsbury
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    Louise Spilsbury, Richard Spilsbury
    With their stunning colours and array of life, coral reefs seem lush, inviting and beautiful. However, like all biomes around the world, coral reefs present challenges to the plants and organisms that live there. Discover how organisms survive on coral reefs and how they have cleverly adapted to their wild and watery home.
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  • China

    By Anita Ganeri
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    Anita Ganeri
    China: the Land and People takes you on a whistlestop tour around this most incredible country. Explore its forests, rivers (including the mighty Yangtze), mountains and beaches, and meet some incredible wildlife along the way. Marvel at the vibrant street life, the amazing food and the diverse culture, and delve into the country's rich history.Discover what it's like to grow up in China - school, family life, socializing and religion - and learn about China's booming economy, and the industries that fuel it. Visit some of the world's most important historical sites, from the Great Wall of China to the Forbidden City, and encounter a Terracotta Army. Amazing photographs transport you to the very heart of this busy, colourful, visually-exciting country. Crammed full of facts, stats and incredible information - and much cheaper than a plane ticket - this is the perfect introduction to China!
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  • Computing and Coding in the Real World

    By Clive Gifford
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    Clive Gifford
    Computing and Coding in the Real World looks at applied coding and the computation hidden in the world that surrounds us. Readers will learn how things work, from scanners at supermarket checkouts and distance sensors on cars to 3D printers. Features give practical activities for readers to try. These 'try at home' examples help reinforce learning and are not linked to specific software or operating systems. Real-world anecdotes from the world of information technology look at the forerunners of digital technology that have paved the way for coders today.Provides 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; Great Games and Amazing Animation; Super Social Media and Awesome Online Safety; The Science of Computers; Web Page Design
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  • Clothes Around the World

    By Moira Butterfield
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    Moira Butterfield
    Take a journey around the world to discover some fantastic clothes worn by children around the world!What do children wear in Russia where the temperature drops to minus 50?What do children wear in the Middle East to protect themselves from burning sun and stinging sandstorms?What do colours mean in clothes? Why do the Masai wear red, and Buddhist monks wear orange?Find out in Clothes Around the World!Children will love reading about their contemporaries in other countries, finding their way through clothes for special days and working days, clothes for hot and cold climates, and clothes made from the natural world. Our world is full of amazing and different things. The Children Like Us series introduces children to people and places around the world. It shows them how different cultures live in unique ways and enables them to compare other people's lives with their own.Inclues Art Station activities where readers are encouraged to use their new knowledge creatively!
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  • Counting on Autumn

    By Lizann Flatt
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    Lizann Flatt
    Do you think maths matters to animals and plants? What if nature knew numbers like you? Explore numbers and different ways of counting in beautiful autumn scenes. Meet squirrels, bears, raccoons, geese and whales as they take you through numeration. Maths in Nature is a lovely four book series, which explores seasonal and natural beauty through maths concepts, which are made engaging with energetic and colourful paper collage illustrations, poetic language and thoughtful questions. Each book also includes nature notes at the end, which give more information about the animals and plants featured in the seasonal scenes. Colourful, cut- paper collage art uniquely evokes the natural world, while two levels of text - one a lyrical story, the other asking children to problem-solve - bring the reader to a full understanding of the maths concept being covered. The engaging "What if?" format of these informational picture books is sure to delight five- to seven-year-olds.
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  • Christopher Columbus

    By Jane Bingham
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    Jane Bingham
    Read all about Christopher Columbus and his dream to sail to Asia. Follow his journey into the unknown, discover what he found in America and see what happened to him on his later voyages.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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  • Croatia

    By Susie Brooks
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    Susie Brooks
    Grab your suitcase and prepare to explore Croatia: its major cities, culture, way of life, food, language, and history. Find out about Croatian fashion, music, popular culture and sport, as well as quirky facts and bite-sized information on Croatia's customs and everyday life.
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  • Cow

    By Katie Dicker
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    Katie Dicker
    Learn all about cows: do you know what they eat? Do you know what they need to be happy on the farm?These simple, friendly books look at some of the most common farm animals, showing how they live, what they eat, how they are cared for and why they are important to us. Each book takes on animal and explains its life cycle and its place on the farm. Perfect for readers aged 5 and up.
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  • Crackpot Kings, Queens & other Daft Royals

    By Kay Barnham
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    Kay Barnham
    Discover all about the fascinating lives of some of the most unusual, quirky and eccentric characters in world history! Learn about the Chinese emporer who hunted sea monsters, find out if Richard III really was as despicable as historians once thought, and why Ivan the Terrible really was a very scary monarch. Peppered with Crackpot Quiz questions and Mad, Bad and Truly Sticky Endings features this book is enthralling, entertaining and educational all at the same time!
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  • A City

    By Jen Green
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    Jen Green
    Full of hands-on activities to help you learn all about map skills whilst also learning about the features of a city. This book will show you what a bird's eye map is by looking at aerial photos; how landmarkscan be shown as symbols; how to measure scale and distance on a walk around a city; what map plans are; how compass points show you how to find directions; how to follow pathways and roads; how to use grid references; looking at landuse ; and looking at transport maps.Illustrations by Sarah Horne in an amusing and lively style are combined with photographs to really capture a child's attention helping them to learn these important map skills.
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  • Charles Darwin

    By Sarah Ridley
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    Sarah Ridley
    Charles Darwin tells the story of this key scientific figure, covering his origins as the son of a wealthy doctor, to his famous voyage on HMS Beagle, the development of his evolutionary theories and the publication of On the Origin of Species to his death and burial in Westminster Abbey.Super Scientists are first biographies introducing some of the world's great scientists, simply retelling their lives and explaining why their work was important. Illustrated with archive images and photographs, the chronology of each lifetime is emphasised by a timeline that runs through the book.
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  • Continents

    By Izzi Howell
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    Izzi Howell
    How many people live in Europe? Which continent is colder than a freezer? Where is a fried guinea pig eaten?Discover the answers to all of these questions and take a trip around the world and explore the seven continents. See the landscapes that make each continent special, and learn about the Earth's greatest rivers and mountains. Discover fun facts about the size and population of the continents, and find out about the people and animals that live there.The Fact Cat series takes children at nursery age through to Key Stage 1 and above on a journey to discover the world around them, learning about a vast array of subjects on the way from space and science to ancient history and geography!
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    Children Growing Up With War

    By Jenny Matthews
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    Jenny Matthews
    Winner of the 2015 Social Justice Literature Award for Nonfiction Chapter Book and 2015 MEOC Middle East Book Award for Youth Non-Fiction. Journey to some of the world's conflict zones through the camera lens of photojournalist Jenny Matthews, as she captures the impact war has on children and their families. This book takes a very personal approach as Jenny recalls some of her most memorable assignments, and the people and children she encountered along the way.The book features photographs with a human and environmental message from some of the world's war-torn hotspots - with a focus on children. The photographs are structured around key themes relating to children's lives and their rights. The supporting text voices Jenny's reactions to what she has seen and gives information about how children have been affected by war in specific conflicts. It also relates the background to wars and conflicts, case studies, key child-related facts, a map and website links.
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  • Crabs, Dabs and Rock Pools

    By Tony De Saulles
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    Tony De Saulles
    Discover the wonderful world of beach creatures with this brand new green Early Reader factbook from Horrible Sciences illustrator, Tony De Saulles.Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A green Early Reader is a first factbook.It's never too early to find out about . . . Rockpools, crabs, shells and seaweed!Did you know that crabs can grow new shells as they get bigger? Or that starfish have lots of tiny feet for moving around underwater?A fact-filled guide to everything you could ever want to find at the beach, with full colour illustrations on every page.
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  • Chimp Rescue

    By Jess French
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    Jess French
    Keep wildlife in the wild! Join Born Free behind the scenes of an amazing primate rescue, as they invite you to share in their incredible story. This is the story of Chinoise, the baby chimpanzee who was rescued by Born Free and their supporters in 2014. After spending her early life isolated and in captivity, Chinoise now lives in a special nursery for rescued primates where, at last, she has made friends and learned how to play. Join Born Free behind the scenes of one of their real life rescues.
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  • Computer Networks

    By Clive Gifford
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    Clive Gifford
    Find out all about the World Wide Web, search engines, email, social media - all of which have become part of our everyday lives. Computer Networks looks at how computer technology has changed the way we work, communicate, learn and have fun. The bright and engaging book guides readers with clear explanations of websites and webpages, search engines and email systems. Online security is key in digital learning and advice is included on staying safe online. Practical activities to try at home help reinforce learning and are not linked to specific software or operating systems. Features real-world anecdotes from the world of information technology. Computer Hero features look at the forerunners of digital technology that have paved the way for scientists today.Other titles in the Get Ahead in Computing series: Awesome Algorithms & Creative CodingThe Science of ComputersAmazing Applications & Perfect Programs
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  • China and Beijing

    By Philip Steele
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    Philip Steele
    China's economic rise during the past twenty years has been meteoric, as a nation of farmers has been transformed into an industrial superpower. This transformation is reflected in China's capital city, Beijing. The new China faces many challenges, from population and pollution to political reform and human rights. Can its success be sustained, without putting at risk its environment and rich cultural heritage?A high-end geography series that explores some of the fastest-developing countries and cities in the world and assesses how they are dealing with the challenges of the 21st century. Topics looked at include: population structure, the economy, environmental sustainability and the outlook for the future. Each title also features a closer look at an individual city within the country. Richly illustrated with photos, maps, case studies and graphs, this is an ideal read for globally conscious readers aged 11 and up.
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  • Caribbean

    By Jen Green
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    Jen Green
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  • Charles Darwin

    By Kay Barnham
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    Kay Barnham
    Charles Darwin's book 'On the Origin of Species' changed both science and society - but why? This biography explores the life of Charles Darwin, from his early investigations of the natural world and his voyage on the HMS Beagle, to the publication of his great work. Darwin astounded the world with his theory of evolution but some people were angry that his ideas challenged traditional ideas and those set out by the church.Through the story of Charles Darwin readers learn about the society and culture of Victorian Britain. Looking at Darwin's discoveries and the events of his life, we learn about the changing ideas in British society between 1745-1901, and the impact that his ideas had on the church and state. Readers will learn to draw conclusions from the evidence provided - a great basis for class discussions.History VIP biographies each look at the life of a famous Briton telling the stories of these Very Important People with clear, lively text. Amazing facts are added with feature panels and lively illustrations give visual information of the time and society the VIP lived in. With these key biographies students learn how individual people's actions have shaped the course of history. Key terms are defined in an easy-to-use glossary encouraging readers to use historical terms in their own work. Features include:In other news - these panels give context and help readers to understand the society and events of the wider world in which the subject livedTrue or False - questions lead students to question information and to interact with the facts they are presented with. What they said - quote features bring the subjects to life using their own words!WOW! - Boxes add humorous or amazing information to astound the reader and bring out the hilarious side of history
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  • Cool Stuff to Sew

    By Stephanie Turnbull
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    Stephanie Turnbull
    Think you could be the next big thing in sewing? Master some sewing basics and then try your hand at making your own bag, some amazing decorations and all the other crafty creations in this book.You don't need to spend a fortune on your own cool, custom-made stuff. Ingenious ways to use inexpensive materials - many of which you may already have lying around mean you can bake, sew, make and grow loads of brilliant things. Four lovely step-by-step books that encourage readers to use the materials and environment around them to encourage creativity. Can also be used to demonstrate ways to recycle and reuse everyday materials and encourage discussions around wasting food and other resources.
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