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  • Sports People

    By Adam Sutherland
    Authors:
    Adam Sutherland
    This title looks at key sports figures from black history such as Jesse Owens, Muhammad Ali and Usain Bolt. Biographies of each individual detail their childhood, struggles and achievements, looking at the legacy they have left behind today.
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  • Same-Sex Parents: This is My Family

    By Pat Thomas, Lesley Harker
    Authors:
    Pat Thomas
    Illustrated by:
    Lesley Harker
    This reassuring picture book introduces children to same-sex parenting. It shows that all parents love, care and support their children in the same way. Young children learn to respect people's differences and treat all types of families fairly and without discrimination.Notes for parents and teachers at the back of the book provide valuable advice for how to share this book with your child or class.Written by a trained psychotherapist, journalist and parent, and illustrated by an experienced children's book artist, this is part of an acclaimed and successful series of picture-book non-fiction for Early Years. Books in the series give advice and promote interaction between children, parents, and teachers on a wide variety of personal, social and emotional issues. They are excellent tools for teachers to use during classroom discussions.
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  • Safety

    By Kate Purdie
    Authors:
    Kate Purdie
    'Being Healthy, Feeling Great: Safety' covers a wide range of health topics to show readers what it takes to lead healthy lives. It encourages readers to understand why it is important to be healthy and safe from a young age and how this will stand them in good stead as adults. The book features a magazine-style design to engage readers, with a quiz at the end. Topics are dealt with in a sensitive tone, making the subjects accessible.
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  • Skateboarding

    By Jackson Teller
    Authors:
    Jackson Teller
    This series captures the excitement and thrill of sports and activities whose appeal lies in speed and a hint of danger -- guaranteed to give participant a rush of adrenalin. Illustrated with spectacular photography throughout, each book is packed with information about the activity, breaking it into sections which look at why take part, where it take places, the equipment needed, competitions, etc. The books are principally aspirational, so focus on the background to the sport rather than `how do it` but the books do include ideas on how you get started and make any safety concerns absolutely clear.
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  • Street Sports: Freestyle BMX

    By Isabel Thomas
    Authors:
    Isabel Thomas
    The high-adrenalin thrill of freestyle BMX is creating a stir on the extreme sports scene. Make sure it's on your radar! Look inside to find the real life story of young BMX pro, a 5-minute interview with a biking expert who provides the low-down on this awesome sport, plus step by step guides to super BMX stunts and moves! Are you on the radar?
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  • Street Sports: Street Football

    By Paul Mason, Sarah Eason
    Authors:
    Paul Mason, Sarah Eason
    The awesome creativity of street football is taking the world of urban street sports by storm - make sure it's on your radar! Look inside to find a real life story of a young, talented street footballer, a star story featuring a world class professional street footballing duo and a 5-minute interview with an expert in the street football scene. Are you on the radar?
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  • Sex, Snogs, Dates and Mates

    By Anita Naik
    Authors:
    Anita Naik
    How do you deal with dating and build good relationships? How will you know when you're ready to have sex? Can you resist the pressure and say no if you're not? Designed to make sex education easier for teenagers and their parents and teachers, this age appropriate guide will give you the facts and answer all the questions on sex and relationships you didn't like to ask, from periods and puberty, crushes and contraception to health and harrassment. Topical and helpful, the book includes quotes from teenagers about their own experiences, and is written in a down-to-earth and friendly manner by highly respected author and agony aunt Anita Naik. The chapter listing is as follows: Your changing body; Sex education - what's it all about?; Love and relationships; Thinking about sex; Having sex; Life after sex; Bigger problems.
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  • Street Sports: Free Running

    By Paul Mason, Sarah Eason
    Authors:
    Paul Mason, Sarah Eason
    The acrobatic sport of free running is taking the urban landscape by storm - make sure it's on your radar! Look inside to the real-life story of an awesome, adrenalin-fuelled free runner, a star story featuring a Hollywood actor who pulls cool street stunts and a 5-minute interview with a free running expert. Are you on the radar?
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  • Self-Esteem and Being YOU

    By Anita Naik
    Authors:
    Anita Naik
    Are you scared to take risks in case you make a fool of yourself? Do you need other people's approval? If someone likes you do you think there must be something wrong with them? Do you hate your body? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this essential guide will help you to turn your opinions around. It will boost yourself esteem and encourage you to believe in who and what you are.
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  • Summer Action Sports

    By Jim Brush
    Authors:
    Jim Brush
    This is it, the moment eXtreme Games fans have been waiting for! Summer Action Sports launches you into the world of the X-Games tournament, featuring all the current competition events, including in this edition BMX, Moto-X, Rally Car Racing and Skateboarding. Plus the people that make them happen - the competitors - including X-Games heroes past and present.Competition break downEvent record tablesAction sport facts Super star biographiesX-Games AsiaAnd don't forget the Winter Action Sports edition, which features X-Games stars and competition events:- Snowboarding- Snowmobile Racing- SkiingGo get it now!
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  • Swimming

    By Clive Gifford
    Authors:
    Clive Gifford
    Learn all about swimming - the disciplines, the techniques and the ideal training and drills. This book uses specially comissioned photography to illustrate all you need to know in order to perform well at your favourite sport.
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  • Support Worker

    By James Nixon
    Authors:
    James Nixon
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  • Seaside Holidays

    By Sally Hewitt
    Authors:
    Sally Hewitt
    Ways into History: Florence Nightingale tells the story of the famous nurse and her battle to make nursing a respected profession. It also looks at why we remember Florence Nightingale today. It includes a timeline of key events, buildings and inventions that changed holidays over the years at the back of the book.In the Ways into History series, original illustrations and simple text bring the past alive, while questions and activities encourage historical research and build up confidence and enthusiasm. The series encourages Key Stage 1 readers aged 5+ to begin to think like a historian and look for clues in descriptions and pictures that will help them answer questions about the past. The books include 'Talk About' sections that encourage readers to describe events or what people might have thought or felt at the time. Teaching and literacy notes help teachers and parents get the most out of the curriculum links in these books in a classroom or at home.
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  • Swimming

    By Rebecca Hunter
    Authors:
    Rebecca Hunter
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  • Scandals

    By Moira Butterfield
    Authors:
    Moira Butterfield
    Each title of The Olympics examines the the Olympic Games from ancient times, then the revival of the 1890s through to today's multi-million pound business. From the history of the games to which events are included and why, and from scandals to record breakers, The Olympics puts the reader at the centre of the action with fact-packed text, dramatic full-colour photos, facts and statistics.
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  • Spring

    By Kay Barnham
    Authors:
    Kay Barnham
    The 'Popcorn' series aims to develop children's knowledge and understanding of the world by covering a wide range of topics in a fun, colourful and interactive way. Each title has a lively design, engaging text and features an activity at the end of each book. The titles have been written in conjunction with a literacy consultant to ensure the text is completely appropriate for the age-range.
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  • Start Reading: My Sports Club: Judo

    By Jillian Powell
    Authors:
    Jillian Powell
    Judo follows Ella as she learns all about judo, from chest holds to break falls.
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  • Slightly Invisible

    By Lauren Child
    Authors:
    Lauren Child
    A classic Charlie and Lola picture book from Children's Laureate Lauren Child.Charlie and his friend Marv are in search of strange and tricky creatures. They would like to search without Charlie's little sister Lola bothering them. But Lola wants to join in.Luckily, Lola and her invisible friend, Soren Lorensen, know exactly how to catch strange and tricky creatures. All they need is a tea set, a little cart and a rabbit. (And, of course, one or three drops of pink milk.)With a gentle message about learning to play together, this hilariously inventive tale will encourage children to go on their own make-believe adventures!'A witty book that reminds us why we fell in love with Charlie and Lola.' Junior
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  • Secret War

    By Ann Kramer
    Authors:
    Ann Kramer
    This book looks at the many ways in which secret operations helped defeat the enemy during the Second World War. Taking Part in the Second World War offers a history of the war told through the words of the people who took part. Author Ann Kramer skilfully weaves the threads together to build up a portrait of not only the events of the war, but also of those who served future generations so well.
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  • Snowboarding

    By Yvonne Thorpe
    Authors:
    Yvonne Thorpe
    This book is an exciting introduction to the world of snowboarding. The series captures the excitement and thrill of sports and activities whose appeal lies in speed and a hint of danger -- guaranteed to give participant a rush of adrenalin. Illustrated with spectacular photography throughout, each book is packed with information about the activity, breaking it into sections which look at why take part, where it take places, the equipment needed, competitions, etc. The books are principally aspirational, so focus on the background to the sport rather than 'how do it' but the books do include ideas on how you get started and make any safety concerns absolutely clear.
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