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  • Stephen Hawking

    By Sonya Newland
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    Sonya Newland
    Regarded as one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists since Einstein, Stephen Hawkins has also defied the odds and this book explores his whole journey from his shocking diagnosis at age 21, through his career at Cambridge, to his current work as an author. The Inspirational Lives series focuses on the people who inspire children today. Each book looks at the background, life and achievements of a personality, their impact on popular culture as well as detailing the everyday facets of their job and how they have gained such success.
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  • Super Storms

    By Cath Senker
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    Cath Senker
    Find out about the super storms that have hit the headlines over the past decade as hurricanes, cyclones and typhoons have devastated countries around the world. This book looks at three of these natural disasters from recent years in detail: Hurricane Katrina, that struck the USA in 2004, Typhoon Bopha, that hit the Philippines in 2012, and Superstorm Sandy, that devastated the Caribbean and the USA in 2012. Why are these occurrences are so frequent and destructive and what happens to the affected communities after the disaster has struck?The Planet in Peril series answers these questions and many more, looking at three case studies of recent natural disasters to see what happened, how people coped in the aftermath, and how governments, charities and aid agencies work together to rebuild devastated communities.
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  • Summer

    By Stephanie Turnbull
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    Stephanie Turnbull
    Summer is the season when plants and trees and animals grow quickly and the weather becomes warmer and sunnier. A variety of information about the summer months, including the types of weather we experience and what people and animals do during the summertime.A series of four books designed for younger readers.
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  • Scotland

    By Annabelle Lynch
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    Annabelle Lynch
    This series introduces young readers to the four different countries of the United Kingdom, highlighting the differences and similarities between them. Clear, friendly text and big photos make these books a great starting point for learning about geography in general, and countries in particular.Welcome to Scotland! In this book, young readers tell you all about what makes their country special, from its capital city of Edinburgh to the landscape, people, food and things to see and do.
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  • Space

    By Angela Royston
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    Angela Royston
    What is it like to live and work in space? How many mysteries does the universe hold and what are scientists hoping to discover by researching it? Could space science unlock the answer to one of mankind's greatest questions - are we alone in the universe? Discover life and science on the edge in this fascinating examination of the most extreme environment ever explored by man.The Research on the Edge series examines how scientists live and work in some of Earth's most extreme habitats. It looks at how they carry out their research and how the discoveries they make are changing our lives. The series also explores the many adventures, challenges and dangers of daily life for scientists researching 'on the edge'.An exciting read for children aged 9+, for geography and science projects, or simply as a great leisure read.
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  • Shakespeare

    By Jane Bingham
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    Jane Bingham
    Explore the life and times of William Shakespeare, 400 years after his death, with this immersive photographic book. As the world's most famous playwright and his plays are still popular today! This book looks at what life was like in Tudor England, where Shakespeare grew up, delves into what the busy theatres of the time were really like. It also reveals which of Shakespeare's characters Queen Elizabeth I liked best!Read about the different types of play Shakespeare wrote and how he was influenced by the wider world, what it was like to be a Shakespearean actor and find out how to make your own model theatre!The Explore! series delves into the most fascinating topics around for children at Key Stage 2, looking at the topic through a variety of subjects including design anf technology, geography, art, literacy and numeracy.
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  • Social Networking: Big Business on Your Computer

    By Nick Hunter
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    Nick Hunter
    Social Networking follows the newest multi-billion industry on the planet. The book explores how the social networking industry began and how tiny seedlings of companies grew into multinational giants that today make billions. Discover how social networking businesses are making money from your friendships and what the future potential of this baby of the business world could really be.Discover the world's biggest money-making industries and the secrets of their success in Big-time Business. From the pharmaceutical industry and entertainment world through to the business of beauty, banking, social networking and energy, find out why these enterprising worlds have a grip on the global economy and are considered the biggest money-generators on the planet. A high-interest exploration of the business world for 9+ readers.
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  • Skin Deep: The Business of Beauty

    By Angela Royston
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    Angela Royston
    Skin Deep digs beneath the beauty industry's glamorous surface to find out how it makes its billions. The book looks at the history of the beauty industry, from ancient cosmetics through to poisonous products, and the extraordinary lengths people have gone to in order to look good. The book examines how the beauty industry today is worth billions, exploring its latest technological developments and just how much people will pay to be beautiful.Discover the world's biggest money-making industries and the secrets of their success in Big-time Business. From the pharmaceutical industry and entertainment world through to the business of beauty, banking, social networking and energy, find out why these enterprising worlds have a grip on the global economy and are considered the biggest money-generators on the planet. A high-interest exploration of the business world for 9+ readers.
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  • Seaside Jobs

    By Clare Hibbert
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    Clare Hibbert
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  • Seaside Plants and Animals

    By Clare Hibbert
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    Clare Hibbert
    The Beside the Seaside series looks at specific aspects of daily life by the sea, whether examining plant and animal habitats, exploring the various jobs people do, looking at types of buildings and structures, or comparing a holiday by the sea in the past and present day. Seaside Plants and Animals explores all the different forms of life that can be found around seaside habitats. From rockpools to sand dunes and grassy cliffs to the sea shore, discover the range of mammals, birds, plants and living things that survive in these remote places.An essential set of books for learning about all aspects of the seaside, and a perfect teaching tool for Key Stage 1.
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  • Samuel Scaredosaurus

    By Brian Moses, Mike Gordon
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    Brian Moses
    Illustrated by:
    Mike Gordon
    Samuel Scaredosaurus was scared of lots of things. He was scared of spiders, strange noises, dark shadows and being left on his own. Would he ever be able to face his fears?Written by Brian Moses, this humorous picture book explores different things that might scare children, for example shadows and noises in the dark, being lost, bullies, fairground rides, going to school and heights. Different ways of dealing with these fears are then set out showing that there are ways to cope with these, sometimes overwhelming, emotions.The clever and funny illustrations, by internationally renowned illustrator, Mike Gordon, bring a light-touch to these stories, helping children to learn about their feelings in a fun and light-hearted way.Excellent notes for parents and teachers at the back of this book show how to approach these issues with children.Other books by Brian Moses and Mike Gordon: I Feel Frightened; I Feel Angry; I Feel Jealous; I Feel Sad; It's Not Fair; I Feel Bullied; William Worrydactyl; Gracie Grumposaurus; Jamal Jealousaurus; Anna Angrysaurus; Sophie Shyosaurus.
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  • Sophie Shyosaurus

    By Brian Moses, Mike Gordon
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    Brian Moses
    Illustrated by:
    Mike Gordon
    Sophie Shyosaurus was a very shy dinosaur. She got embarrassed at parties, when she met someone new, or if she had to stand up and talk in school. Will she ever be able to stop being shy? Written by Brian Moses, this humorous picture book explores different things that might make children feel shy, for example being asked to speak in class, going to a party or doing something new. Different ways of dealing with shyness are then set out with mum and dad dinosaur explaining how they sometimes are shy too and giving examples of how they try to overcome these feelings. The clever and funny illustrations, by internationally renowned illustrator, Mike Gordon, bring a light-touch to these stories, helping children to learn about their feelings in a fun and light-hearted way. Excellent notes for parents and teachers at the back of this book show how to approach these issues with children. Other books by Brian Moses and Mike Gordon: I Feel Frightened; I Feel Angry; I Feel Jealous; I Feel Sad; It's Not Fair; I Feel Bullied; William Worrydactyl; Gracie Grumposaurus; Jamal Jealousaurus; Anna Angrysaurus; Samuel Scaredosaurus.
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  • Spiders

    By Clare Hibbert
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    Clare Hibbert
    Spiders come in all kinds of shapes, sizes and colours...but why? Some camouflage themselves from predators or prey by disguising themselves ad flowers and even bird poo! Other spiders can walk on water and some can even dive below the surface. From spitting spiders and giant goliath bird-eating spiders to spiders that can run as fast as a person, plus all the amazing variety of webs they spin, discover some of the world's strangest arachnids and learn all about why they are so weird!Really Weird Animals, six books that take a close up look at some of the oddest animals on Earth. For children aged 7+.
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  • Showtime!: The Entertainment Industry

    By Franklin Watts
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    Franklin Watts
    Showtime! goes backstage to uncover how the giants of mass-media make millions by entertaining the public. From music and gaming through to television and movies, find out how this billion-dollar industry is cashing in on your fun.Discover the world's biggest money-making industries and the secrets of their success in Big-time Business. From the pharmaceutical industry and entertainment world through to the business of beauty, banking, social networking and energy, find out why these enterprising worlds have a grip on the global economy and are considered the biggest money-generators on the planet. A high-interest exploration of the business world for 9+ readers.
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  • Snakes and Lizards

    By Clare Hibbert
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    Clare Hibbert
    Snakes and lizards come in all kinds of shapes, sizes and colours...but why? Some use colours to camouflage themselves from predators or prey, others use colours and patterns for warning others that they are deadly, venomous killers. From spitting cobras to flying snakes and lizards, discover some of the world's strangest reptiles and learn all about why they are so weird!Really Weird Animals, six books that take a close up look at some of the oddest animals on Earth. For children aged 7+.
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  • South Africa

    By Clive Gifford
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    Clive Gifford
    Unpack the history and culture of South Africa - one of the world's most beautiful and interesting countries - with Unpacked: South Africa. The book takes you on a journey through this incredible country, from its food to wildlife and its art to sport. The bright, fun scrapbook design will engage children's attention and capture their interest, making the book the perfect introduction and travel guide. Explore South Africa's rich history, from its tribal past, through colonization, right up to the present day. Meet the 'big five' safari animals: the lion, the African elephant, the leopard, the rhinoceros and the Cape Buffalo, plus lots more incredible wildlife. Discover the Springbok passion for all things sport, from rugby and cricket to football, swimming and cycling, and find out why their sports teams are among the best in the world. See the sights in South Africa's three capital cities: Pretoria, Bloemfontein and Cape Town. Explore South Africa's diverse and interesting landscape - from veld to coast, deserts and rivers. Read all about Nelson Mandela, who many consider to be the founder of modern South Africa, and the apartheid era he fought to end. Discover the unusual meats South Africans love to feast on, from ostrich to crocodile and antelope! Find out all about the treasure that exists underground in South Africa, from gold, silver and copper to dazzling diamonds. Uncover the history behind some of South Africa's most exciting festivals and holidays, such as the 'Second New Year' held every January in Cape Town. Unpacked: South Africa is packed full of fun, quirky facts and interesting information, perfect for children aged 9 and above. Whether you're planning a trip, or just interested in the country, this is the guide for you! South Africa is just one of the world's most fascinating countries. Why not unpack Australia, Brazil, France, Italy, India, Portugal or Spain in other titles in the series?
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  • Spain

    By Susie Brooks
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    Susie Brooks
    Unpack the history and culture of Spain - one of the world's most beautiful and interesting countries - with Unpacked: Spain. The book takes you on a journey through this incredible country, from its food to fashion and its art to sport. The bright, fun scrapbook design will engage children's attention and capture their interest, making the book the perfect introduction and travel guide. Explore Spain's rich history, from the Moors to the Conquistadors, right up to the present day. Meet some of Spain's most incredible wildlife, wolves and bears to camels and lynx! Discover the Spanish passion for all things sport, find out why their national football team are world champions, and meet Spanish tennis ace Rafael Nadal. See the sights in Spain's staggering cities, from the incredible Gaudi architecture in Barcelona, to the beautiful Moorish buildings and orange trees of Seville. Explore Spain's diverse and interesting landscape - see beaches, mountains, and islands along the way, and discover why Spain is such a popular tourist destination. Read all about delicious Spanish food, from paellas and olives to tapas and cheese - avoid if you're feeling peckish! Escape to the country to see parts of Spain that are off the beaten track; and encounter vineyards, wild pigs, and houses built into the edge of cliffs! Discover amazing Spanish artists such as Picasso, Dalí and Miró, plus the incredible galleries, such as the Guggenheim in Bilbao, that house their work. Find out all about the Spanish film industry, which has given the world movie stars from Penelope Cruz to Antonio Banderas, and be inspired to watch some classic Spanish films! Uncover the history behind some of Spain's most famous pastimes, from flamenco dancing to bull-fighting, and see the incredible costumes worn by both dancers and matadors. Unpacked: Spain is packed full of fun, quirky facts and interesting information, perfect for children aged 9 and above. Whether you're planning a trip, or just interested in the country, this is the guide for you! Spain is just one of the world's most fascinating countries. Why not unpack Australia, Brazil, France, India, Italy, Portugal or South Africa in other titles in the series?
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  • South Africa

    By Annabel Savery
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    Annabel Savery
    Going on holiday to South Africa or are you just interested in the country? Then this is the book for you. Arriving in johannesburg you'll explore the city before visiting one of the townships, Soweto. In your journey though this country you'll also visit a gold mine before then travelling out into the countryside to see how people live and work in rural areas. A visit to a Zulu village is a bright and colourful experience and you'll also visit the Kruger National Park and the Dolphin Coast before finally taking a train to Cape Town, where you will spend time visiting Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned, Table Mountain and the Cape of Good hope before flying home. An amazing journey where you can experience the food, culture and vibrancy of this beautiful country.Told from the viewpoint of a young visitor and packed with interesting tips on where to go and what to see, these bold and colourful books explore countries through a travel diary. Been There! is a series of eight books focussing on some of the most exciting cities on the world. Suitable for children studying countries at KS2 or for children who are just fascinated by other cultures and customs.
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  • Sport What Job Can I Get?

    By Richard Spilsbury
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    Richard Spilsbury
    The different careers that lead on from an interest or aptitude in sport are explored. Many occupations are examined, including being an athelete, sports journalist, physiotherapist, lifeguard, sports agent, sports manager, sports coach and many others. It provides an inside glimpse into what the different jobs involve and the special skills that are needed to succeed in a chosen area.
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  • Seriously Risky Jobs

    By Jim Pipe
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    Jim Pipe
    Experience the thrills of fast machines, daring journeys, extreme sports and much more through this series of action packed high-interest reads designed for older children.Seriously Risky Jobs takes a look at the most dangerous and extreme jobs in the world, from deep-sea rescue to smoke jumpers. Packed with facts, stats, true-life stories and amazing photographs this book will appeal to everyone interested in high-octane thrills at work.
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