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  • Supercopters

    By Paul Harrison
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  • Superboats

    By Paul Harrison
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    Paul Harrison
    If gleaming, powerful and incredible boats are your thing, then you'll love Superboats. A look at some of the most amazing boats in the world. From racing powerboats, such as the Victory Team, a luxury yacht that looks like a submarine, and a research boat that flips itself vertical above the water, while most of the boat is underwater to specialist military boats and everything in between,find out about why these boats among the most incredible machines in the worldMean Machines is a series of books that take a close look at some of the most stylish, powerful and incredible vehicles on the planet.
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    Speedy Science

    By Angela Royston
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    Angela Royston
    Speedy Science is a book which is packed with fun science experiments children can do in minutes, using everyday things at home or school. The book covers all areas of Science from life on earth to physical science and include explanations as to why what happened ... happened! Topics include: plants, animals and humans, living things, sound, states of matter, materials, habitats, electricity, Earth and space, forces, magnets, habitats and light. Follow the step-by-step instructions and then work out what happened just like a real scientist.The book encourages children to understand science while having fun.
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  • Shipwreck Disasters

    By John Hawkins
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    John Hawkins
    Shipwreck disasters are terrible occurrences and a source of fear and fascination for many people. They are often devastating and can kill hundreds of people at a time. Many people have lost their lives over the years at sea.Shipwreck Disasters first explores why ships can become a danger to life, whether that is because of poor design, freak weather or simple human error. Some famous shipwreck disasters are then explored in detail, explaining how, why and when some of the world's biggest and most famous sinkings occurred. Such as the infamous sinking of the Mary Rose at the hands of the French fleet in 1545, through to the fate of the RMS Titanic, which struck an iceberg on a crossing of the Atlantic, right up to the 2008 disaster in the Philippines. The factors that contributed to each of these disasters are examined in detail and make for compelling reading.Part of a series of 6 books, Catastrophe! uses historical reports, eyewitness accounts and expert opinions to explore incredible natural and man-made disasters.Suitable for KS2-3 these are excellent reference books for teachers and students.
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  • Space Explorers

    By Annabelle Lynch
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    Annabelle Lynch
    Discover the exciting world of space - from stars to spaceships - in this new series of non-fiction readers.Leapfrog Learners offer fun facts in accessible text, perfect for building reading confidence.
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  • Sound

    By Carol Ballard
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    Carol Ballard
    Discover where sound comes from, how it travels and how we hear sound. Learn about echoes and how sound is measured.The topic of sound is approached in a simple and clear way. The concepts are complemented by new artwork and specially-commissioned photography featuring children. Each step-by-step experiment has been tried in the classroom and is illustrated with photography which encourages children's understanding. Each book is bright, colourful and simple in its design.
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  • Secrets of Heat and Cold

    By Carol Ballard
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    Carol Ballard
    In Secrets of Heat and Cold, among other things, you will find out how we measure heat, what happens at absolute zero and how heat is transferred from one place to another. You'll also find out some amazing facts about the Sun, polar animals and materials called 'superfluids' and 'superconductors'.Simple experiments throughout the book will let you test some of these discoveries for your self - are you ready to unlock some Science Secrets?Science Secrets is a series of 6 titles, aimed at KS2 readers, focussing on some of the core areas of the science curriculum.
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  • Secrets of Light

    By Anna Claybourne
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    Anna Claybourne
    In Secrets of Light, among other things, you will find out whether light can bend, what light is made of and how fast the speed of light actually is. You'll also find out some amazing facts about the Sun, animals that make light and how we use light in everyday life.Simple experiments throughout the book will let you test some of these discoveries for your self - are you ready to unlock some Science Secrets?Science Secrets is a series of 6 titles, aimed at KS2 readers, focussing on some of the core areas of the science curriculum.
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  • Sound

    By Sally Hewitt
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    Sally Hewitt
    Amazing Science uses the extraordinary and mind-boggling facts about science to introduce children to the core topic of sound at KS1. Each spread starts with an interesting fact supported by a dramatic picture to engage the child's interest. It then seeks to explain, in simple terms, the science behind it. 'Your Turn' boxes then challenge children to look around them for similar examples, such as what materials are used for.
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  • Supertrucks

    By Paul Harrison
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    Paul Harrison
    If trucks are your thing, then you'll love Supertruck! A look at some of the biggest, most powerful and amazing trucks in the world. From massive mining trucks like the Libherr T and the fastest racing trucks, to a car-eating 'Robosaurus' and everything in between, find out about what makes these trucks so incredible.Mean machines is a series of books that take a close look at some of the most stylish, powerful and incredible vehicles on the planet.
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  • Superplanes

    By Paul Harrison
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    Paul Harrison
    If all thinks airborne are your thing, then you'll love Superplanes! A look at some of the most amazing planes in the world. From military jets and planes that can reach space, to highly agile stunt planes and everything in between, learn about what makes these planes so incredible.Mean machines is a series of books that take a close look at some of the most stylish, powerful and incredible vehicles on the planet.
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  • Science and Technology

    By Bob Fowke
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    Bob Fowke
    'Who's Who in Science and Technology' contains biographies of 250 of the most important people in the history of science and technology. Written in an informal, friendly style, the book provides essential information about their lives. Aimed at children of 8-12 years, the book is easy to use, with cross references, a glossary and an index. The text is interspersed with appealing cartoon-style illustrations.Includes a huge range of biographies from physicists and deep thinkers, geographers, sailors and ship designers, engineers and architects, gods, biologists, naturalists, geniuses, chemists, doctors and bacterilologists, manufacturers, mathematicians, geologiests, artists, inventors, astronomers, ancient greeks and airmen.Expert consultant: Dr Miles Taylor of King's College, University of London.
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  • Splish, Splash, Splosh: A book about water

    By Mick Manning, Brita Granström
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    Mick Manning, Brita Granström
    Splish, Splash, Splosh! takes you on a watery journey of discovery. Join the adventures of young boy and his dog and ride the waves, float on rain-filled clouds, shoot down fast flowing rivers and splash through sewers until you get to where all water ends... and begins.The Wonderwise series is an award-winning series of information books, perfect for introducing younger children to non-fiction and they present facts in a way that will inspire young children's imaginations about the world around them. The books include updated notes and activities in science and literacy to support the new primary curriculum.
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  • Supercars

    By Paul Harrison
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    Paul Harrison
    If supercars are your thing, then you'll love this book. A look at some of the most amazing and iconic supercars in the world. From the incredible Bugatti Veyron Super Sport to classic Lamborghinis and everything in between, learn about what makes these cars so powerful and expensive to build.Mean machines is a series of books that take a close look at some of the most stylish, powerful and incredible vehicles on the planet.
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  • Secrets of Animal Life Cycles

    By Andrew Solway
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    Andrew Solway
    Enter the exciting world of science and uncover some of its mysteries. In Secrets of Animal Life Cycles, find out about the different ways animals reproduce, why some animals care for their young and why some animals don't. Learn about metamorphosis, survival and what happens when animals die.Part of the series Science Secrets, these books will help children unlock the answers to lots of fascinating science questions. Hands-on experiments, with simple step-by-step instructions, support the text and allow the reader to become the scientist and test the key ideas for themselves.
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  • Superbikes

    By Paul Harrison
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    Paul Harrison
    If gleaming, powerful two-wheeled machines are your thing, then you'll love Superbikes. A look at some of the most amazing bikes in the world. From the Dodge Tomahawk concept bike to specialist racing bikes and everything in between, learn about what makes these bikes so powerful and expensive to build.Mean machines is a series of books that take a close look at some of the most stylish, powerful and incredible vehicles on the planet.
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  • Space Exploration

    By Diane Bailey
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    Diane Bailey
    An in-depth look at potential future developments in space exploration, including settlements on Mars as well as orbiting telescopes and other technologies that are currently considered to be state of the art. By examining the history of space exploration and technological developments this book presents a knowledgeable and balanced account of modern and future space exploration.Part of the series What's Next? The Future Of..., there are four titles in the series examining warfare, medicine, architecture and space exploration.
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  • Space

    By Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
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    Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
    Welcome to the world of infographics! This exciting form of data visualisation uses icons, pictograms and graphics to present information to kids in a whole new way. Marvel at the planets, asteroids and incredible forces in our solar system, as well as space missions and the universe beyond - all visualised in beautifully designed infographics and graphic organisers.
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    The Story of the Stars

    By Neal Layton
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    Neal Layton
    First came the bestselling The Story of Everything, then came the bestselling The Story of Things and now here's The Story of Stars!Find out everything you ever wanted to know about the stars told in 10 pop-up spreads by the Smarties award-winner Neal Layton.Neal's unique perspective on stars from thousands of years ago to today presents stars, solar systems and galaxies in a format accessible to the very young. Did you know that the Ancient Greeks did a join-the-dots with the night sky? Or that the sun is our nearest star? Or that stars are born, live and die just like us?With ingenious pops, flaps and tabs, and a MASSIVE pop-up of the constellations in the night sky!
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  • The Story of eBay

    By Franklin Watts
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    Franklin Watts
    Have you ever wondered why McDonald's or Coca-Cola are so successful? Why Microsoft seems to run the world? Or why Nike dominates the sportswear market? Find the answers to these questions in this fascinating series. A combination of lively text packed with information and full-colour photography takes the reader on a journey of discovery, past the hype and publicity, to a place where they are fully informed and able to make their own assessments.
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