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  • 52 Teen Girl Problems & How To Solve Them

    By Alex Hooper-Hodson
    Authors:
    Alex Hooper-Hodson
    Agony Uncle, relationship expert, journalist and blogger, Alex Hooper-Hodson received upwards of 2,000 letters a month from teen boys and girls aged 12-16. All can be related to 52 core issues that affect teenage boys and girls today - from first sexual relationships, dealing with unwanted sexual attention, how to avoid Facebook mistakes, how drink, drugs and online gaming can affect your life - to the social and emotional aspects of family, friends and relationships. Through a 'Problem Page' format Alex explores the key issues that today's teens face.
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  • 3: Robin Hoodie

    By Dave Woods, Chris Inns
    Authors:
    Dave Woods, Chris Inns
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  • The 1990s

    By Anne Rooney
    Authors:
    Anne Rooney
    The 1990s was a time of big changes, including the end of the Cold War, democratic elections in South Africa, signs of peace in the Middle East and a global agreement to confront climate change. It also saw the arrival of the World Wide Web, the Hubble Space telescope and the first cloned mammal. This book describes these and many other world-changing events that occurred during this decade.Part of the series Dates of a Decade, each title looks at the key dates that helped shape history during a particular decade in the 20th century. As well as describing landmark events, the books examine their causes and consequences and include contemporary newspaper reports and eyewitness accounts.
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  • The 1980s

    By Joseph Harris
    Authors:
    Joseph Harris
    The 1980s was a time of economic growth and great wealth for some. It was the age of enterprise culture and the 'yuppie'. Capitalism appeared triumphant as the communist world crumbled, and the Berlin Wall fell. It was also the time of Live Aid, disaster at Chernobyl and the launch of the IBM PC. This book describes these and many other world-changing events that occurred during this decade.Part of the series Dates of a Decade, each title looks at the key dates that helped shape history during a particular decade in the 20th century. As well as describing landmark events, the books examine their causes and consequences and include contemporary newspaper reports and eyewitness accounts.
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  • The 1970s

    By Nathaniel Harris
    Authors:
    Nathaniel Harris
    The 1970s was a time of dentente, an easing of Cold War tensions and an historic visit by President Nixon to China. The conflict in the Middle East led to international terrorist incidents and a major oil crisis. Iran erupted in revolution, space probes landed on Mars and the Sex Pistols shocked the establishment. This book describes these and many other world-changing events that occurred during this decade.Part of the series Dates of a Decade, each title looks at the key dates that helped shape history during a particular decade in the 20th century. As well as describing landmark events, the books examine their causes and consequences and include contemporary newspaper reports and eyewitness accounts.
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  • The 1950s

    By Paul Harrison
    Authors:
    Paul Harrison
    The 1950s was a tense time in the Cold War, with the McCArthy witch hunts in the USA, the crushing of the Hungarian uprising and the rise of Castro in Cuba. It was also a time of great achievement, including the conquest of Everest, the first organ transplant and the launch of Sputnik. This book describes these and many other world-changing events that occurred during this decade.Part of the series Dates of a Decade, each title looks at the key dates that helped shape history during a particular decade in the 20th century. As well as describing landmark events, the books examine their causes and consequences and include contemporary newspaper reports and eyewitness accounts.
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  • 600 Stickers

    By René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
    Authors:
    René Goscinny
    Illustrated by:
    Albert Uderzo
    Put together your favourite Asterix pictures, using these 600 stickers, and have fun with plenty of games and puzzles in a book that is full of surprises!
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  • The 'Me!' Monsters

    By Jamie Rix
    Authors:
    Jamie Rix
    Grizzliness is out there. Every child has the makings of mischievousness, and can be lured into committing dastardly deeds. The six stories in each of the Grizzly Tales books show the rise and hard fall of vile and villainous children. We have completely reinvented Grizzly Tales for today's readers - ingenious concepts to link the separate stories, new design and illustrations, new accessible formats, but still capturing Jamie Rix's legendary brilliance for creating stories that linger in the mind long after the lights go out at night!The third title in the all-new Grizzly Tales series captures the crimes of the 'ME!' monsters - those vain, selfish, greedy little children who want only the best for themselves, usually at the expense of everyone else. Hear the shrill explosion of breaking glass as all those mirrors shatter one by one!
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  • 2: Monkey Magic

    By Lucy Courtenay
    Authors:
    Lucy Courtenay
    Featuring tiger cubs, circus bears, swimming monkeys and cute koalas - this is a must-read series for all animal lovers!Twins Tori and Taya Wild disagree about almost everything ... except for their love of animals - which is good since their mother fosters all kinds of wild animals so their house is almost always full of them! But now their house has gone up in flames and the family's animal film business is struggling to get off its feet. And as if Taya doesn't have enough to worry about, Tori is making new friends without her. But when a request comes in for a swimming troupe of monkeys, things are looking up. They've got the monkeys - now they have to train them. If only Taya could swim ... It's lights, cameras, MONKEYS!
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  • 1: Puppy Puzzle and Kitten Crowd

    By Lucy Daniels
    Authors:
    Lucy Daniels
    Mandy loves animals and knows lots about them too! Both her parents are vets - so Mandy's always able to help her friends with their pet problems ...Puppy Puzzle: James is taking his new Labrador puppy, Blackie, to pet day at school. But Blackie's brother Sooty is also there and they look almost identical. Now one of them has gone missing - but which one is it?Kitten Crowd: Katie has six newborn kittens to look after but her family are moving house and can't take them with them. Can Mandy find a new home for all six kittens by the end of the week?(P) Hodder Children's Books 2008
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  • 1960s & 1970s

    By Kate Jackson Bedford
    Authors:
    Kate Jackson Bedford
    This series allows you to explore the past through the eyes of a child. Discover what it was like to to go to school, play and grow up during some of the most exciting periods of history.Children in History: 1960s & 1970s offers a look at how children from 1960-1980 lived through the use of images, artefacts and feature boxes, allowing the reader to travel back in time.
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  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

    By Jules Verne
    Authors:
    Jules Verne
    Professor Arronax and his men are kidnapped and held aboard the submarine Nautilus, piloted by the mysterious Captain Nemo. Deep under the sea they glimpse the lost city of Atlantis, dodge icebergs and do battle with a mighty giant squid. But will the Professor and his men ever manage to escape Captain Nemo and the Nautilus?Adapted by Lynne Benton from the original novel by Jules Verne.A series of adaptations of well-known stories, designed to introduce young readers to the classics. Divided into short chapters and illustrated with modern black and white artwork, each title will offer the reader an accessible and exciting read.
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  • The 1980s

    By James Nixon
    Authors:
    James Nixon
    My Family Remembers offers a look at decades in recent history through the memories of members of a selection of families. Employing running text, featured quotations and colour and black and white photographs, each book is a fascinating in-depth look at the contrasts in life between `then` and `now` through the memories of people who actually were there.
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  • 1: Rhiannon of the Spring

    By Allan Frewin Jones
    Authors:
    Allan Frewin Jones
    YOU CAN BE A WARRIOR IF YOU CHOOSE TO BE ...Fifteen-year-old Branwen's life is changed for ever when enemy Saxon troops attack her homeland and kill her brother. Branwen is ready to jump into action and avenge her brother's death , but instead she is sent to a neighbouring village, safe out of harm's way. Yet while she is surrounded by exquisite luxury in her new home - as a princess should be - she feels different from other girls. Branwen has the soul of a warrior.Then a mystical woman in white foretells a daunting prophecy that Branwen will be the one to save her homeland. With no time to lose, Branwen must make a choice: continue in the path her parents set for her ... or step into the role of a true warrior princess.
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  • 1930s

    By Sally Hewitt
    Authors:
    Sally Hewitt
    In 'I can remember' our recent history (i.e. World War II onwards) is brought alive through real life experiences and memories of everyday life and a wealth of memorabilia, ephemera and archive photography. Each book is broken up into thematic spreads: school, at home, work, entertainment etc and different voices recall their experiences related to them. There is not one single voice through the book but a variety, so there are is a range of views and a mixture of ages. The back of the books includes a timeline and glossary. In 'I can remember the 1930s' topics include village life, running the home, holidays and leisure, childhood games, London between the wars and the Depression.
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  • 3: Divided Souls

    By Gabriella Poole
    Authors:
    Gabriella Poole
    The Darke Academy is a school like no other. An élite establishment that moves to an exotic new city every term, its students are impossibly beautiful, sophisticated and rich.Death has followed the Darke Academy to the ancient city of Istanbul. An unseen hunter is on the loose. Scholarship girl Cassie Bell is fascinated by the city's beauty, but there's no time for her to relax. Torn between an old flame and a new romance, she must also choose between the select world of the Few and her loyalty towards her best friends. And all the time a killer is stalking the Few. As Cassie is about to discover, no one is above suspicion.Sometimes, the people you love can be the most dangerous enemies of all ...
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  • 1960s

    By Sally Hewitt
    Authors:
    Sally Hewitt
    In 'I can remember' our recent history (i.e. World War II onwards) is brought alive through real life experiences and memories of everyday life and a wealth of memorabilia, ephemera and archive photography. Each book is broken up into thematic spreads: school, at home, work, entertainment etc and different voices recall their experiences related to them. There is not one single voice through the book but a variety, so there are is a range of views and a mixture of ages. The back of the books includes a timeline and glossary. 'I can remember the 1960s' includes growing up as a child of Jamaican immigrants, the 1966 world cup, a coal-mining town in Wales, Scotland in the sixties, Beatles mania, and swinging London and sixties fashions.
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  • 21st Century Religions: Judaism

    By Michael Keene
    Authors:
    Michael Keene
    This general introduction to Judaism makes a valuable information resource for KS3 and 4 Religious Education students.Written by a highly experienced author of books on religion for children, it covers the roots and history of Judaism. It continues by exploring the beliefs, teachings and practices of modern Judaism, which includes a look at sacred texts and places of worship. The final chapters focus on Judaism and society, and its role in the modern world.A special feature of the book is the 'in our own words' panels in which practising Jews give a personal perspective on being a Jew today. There are numerous panels that give more detailed information on specific aspects such as the Shema and Sabbath practice, as well as quoting important texts. Imaginatively chosen photos with detailed captions extend the range of information presented. Maps show the distribution of believers around the world and historical facts like the journey of the Hebrews out of Egypt. An historical timeline, glossary and index all contribute to making this a highly engaging and accessible source of information and thus an essential work of reference for the 11-14 age range.
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  • 2: Tunnel Racers

    By Damian Harvey, Mark Oliver
    Authors:
    Damian Harvey
    Illustrated by:
    Mark Oliver
    Meet Crank and Al ... robots on the run. Wandering through an enormous junk yard, our heroes find themselves entering a hidden robot world. They are welcomed by the Mekanix, who choose Crank to be the next race driver. His job: to beat their rival gang, the Engineerz, in a high-speed race through the sewers of Metrocity. But there's something sinister about the Mekanix and their tunnel racer ... A refreshed cover look for this well-loved series, illustrated by the incomparable Mark Oliver. Read on with The Tin Man, Razorbites, Powerball, The Ghost Sea and Aquanauts.
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  • 2: It's Snow Joke!

    By Sue Mongredien, Mark Beech
    Authors:
    Sue Mongredien
    Illustrated by:
    Mark Beech
    Jake loves a snowball fight - especially when he can aim them at his sister, Petunia. Jake can't believe his luck when she ends up in the freezing moat! But then Jake builds a snowking - just like his dad - and Petunia's revenge lands him in BIG trouble. Can Jake get the last laugh?
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