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  • Crime Scene Clues

    By Richard Spilsbury
    Authors:
    Richard Spilsbury
    Did you know blowflies can smell a dead body from 16 km (10 miles) away? Or that a person sheds up to 40,000 skin cells every minute? Or that a single hair can tell you if a victim was poisoned?This book zooms in on tiny things - such as hair, skin, broken glass and dust - that reveal the truth about crimes. Learn about the bacteria that tell forensic scientists where someone was killed, and meet the maggots that tell police the time of death of dead bodies.The Zoom In On series shines a powerful light on a world so small that it's normally invisible. Scientists can zoom in on the strange creatures that live there. Now you can look down the microscope and see them too, if you dare...
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  • Creepy Crawlies

    By Paul Gamble, Paul Gamble
    Authors:
    Paul Gamble
    Illustrated by:
    Paul Gamble
    11 popular insects and arachnids feature in this step-by-step guide. Draw a slick scorpion, hone a hornet and caricature a centipede with professional guidance.Whether you can already draw really well or whether you think you can't, Paul Gamble's guides will help you create amazing cartoon-style illustrations of popular animals, superheroes, monsters and more. Once you've mastered these, you'll be inspired to create even more!Six books that will help children aged 6+ improve their art skills. The projects are specially designed to be easy for young readers to reproduce by building up simple lines and curves.
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  • China

    By Clare Hibbert
    Authors:
    Clare Hibbert
    Food is something that we all have in common. We all need to eat to stay alive but the staggering variety of foods eaten around the world and the variety of ways in which they are cooked makes for a fascinating read. Do you know your chopsticks from your chow mein? There's much more to Chinese food than soy sauce and rice! Discover all about the types of food Chinese people eat - from the traditional to the modern - and read about how food is used in cultural and religious celebrations, by families, in different regions and at different times of the year. Then have a go at making a Chinese dish of your own using one of the step-by-step recipes.A series of eight titles that explore food from eight very different countries around the world. Each book gives a brief overview of the history of food in each country before you delve deeper into what makes each a unique eating experience.
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    Children of the Holocaust

    By Alex Woolf
    Authors:
    Alex Woolf
    The Holocaust is one of the most shocking events of the 20th century and one that continues to resonate today. Its Nazi perpetrators showed no mercy, not even to children and perhaps, as a result, it is often the experiences of the children of this era that speak to us most strongly. This moving and important book explores what happened to children during the Holocaust, from the early persecution of the Jews to the 'final solution'. It also considers the experiences of those who escaped or hid, and those who survived. As the Holocaust moves further away from us in history, it is important to keep it in the consciousness of the next generation. By using the experiences of children, this book is a powerful way to engage the attention and sympathy of young people today.
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  • Chimp Rescue

    By Clare Hibbert
    Authors:
    Clare Hibbert
    Chimp Rescue follows the ups and downs of the lives of these special animals as they are cared for at a specialist chimp sanctuary on Ngamba Island in Lake Victoria, Africa and focuses on both individual animals and the incredible people who look after them. Packed with emotional stories, but these books are also supported by environmental and educational content. Each book touches on issues such as conservation, habitat destruction, poaching, how each animal lives in the wild and how they are cared for in captivity.Animal Rescue, six books for children aged 7-12 studying habitats, wildlife and conservation.
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  • Coasts and Seashores

    By Jinny Johnson
    Authors:
    Jinny Johnson
    Each watery environment on Earth is home to a unique variety of fish, mammals and other animals and plants. Find out about some of the incredible living things that make coasts and seashores around the world their home. Find out how they are adapted to survive, what they eat and what eats them!Six books in the series Watery Worlds is an accessible range of titles for children studying habitats at KS2.
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  • Computer Networks

    By Clive Gifford
    Authors:
    Clive Gifford
    Computer Networks looks at how computer technology has changed the way we work, communicate, learn and have fun. Explore the World Wide Web, search engines, email, social media - all of which have become part of our everyday lives. The bright and engaging design 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. Stretch Yourself 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. True Story features give 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 Coding, Amazing Applications & Perfect Programs, and Computer Networks.
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  • Cashing In?: The Banking Industry

    By Sarah Levete
    Authors:
    Sarah Levete
    Cashing In? explores the rollercoaster world of the banking industry, following its highs and lows, and explaining how this seemingly mysterious world makes its billions. Find out how banks use your money to grow their business, what the global economy is and how it works, why there is so much money to be made in banking and what happens to everyone when this big business goes wrong.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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  • Coral Reefs

    By Jinny Johnson
    Authors:
    Jinny Johnson
    Each watery environment on Earth is home to a unique variety of fish, mammals and other animals and plants. Find out about some of the incredible living things that make coral reefs in tropical seas around the world their home. Find out how they are adapted to survive, what they eat and what eats them!Six books in the series Watery Worlds is an accessible range of titles for children studying habitats at KS2.
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  • Chimpanzees

    By Tim Harris
    Authors:
    Tim Harris
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    Cash, Savings and All That Stuff: A Guide to Money and How to Manage It

    By Kira Vermond, Clayton Hanmer
    Authors:
    Kira Vermond
    Illustrated by:
    Clayton Hanmer
    We all know that money is important, but do we understand how it actually works? This bumper illustrated book explains the mysteries of money and cash management in an light-hearted, humorous way that's perfect for teenagers. From how we work for money, to how we then make money work for us, it demystifies budgets, banking and credit cards and offers sensible strategies for saving and budgeting. With top tops from industry experts and an award-winning author, it also encourages entrepreneurial thinking and includes lots of ideas on how you can raise money for good causes.
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  • Charles Darwin

    By Cath Senker
    Authors:
    Cath Senker
    This title describes the life and career of Charles Darwin, including an account of his famous voyage and explanations of his theories of evolution and the origin of species, concluding with an analysis of his legacy and contribution to science. The science behind his theories and discoveries are explained through interesting diagrams, and quotation boxes from Darwin and his contemporaries give an insight into this famous scientist's mind.
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  • Community and Identity

    By Dan Lyndon
    Authors:
    Dan Lyndon
    The Black History series brings together a wide range of events and experiences from the past to promote knowledge and understanding of black culture today. This book looks at the growth of black communities across the world, and the strengthening of black identity.
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  • Chef

    By James Nixon
    Authors:
    James Nixon
    Have you ever wondered what it might be like to work as a chef? This is a careers book that focuses on just one type of job within its industry. Follow Phil, a sous chef in a restaurant as he guides you around his place of work. He explains everything in a clear and informative way - from buying ingredients to working as a head chef in a busy restaurant kitchen. Clear photographs help as he explains the skills, qualifications and temperament you need to become a chef.Part of the series, What We Do. Six books that explore six practical career options for children aged 9+.
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  • China

    By Annabel Savery
    Authors:
    Annabel Savery
    Going on holiday to China or are you just interested in the country? Then this is the book for you. Discover Beijing and the incredible Forbidden City, then travel out into the countryside to see how people live and work in rural areas. Travel along the Yangtze river before finally ending up in Hong Kong after experiencing the food, culture and vibrancy of this amazing 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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  • Chomp! Munch! Chew!: A book about how animals eat

    By Karen Wallace, Ross Collins
    Authors:
    Karen Wallace
    Illustrated by:
    Ross Collins
    Some animals chomp, some munch and others just keep chewing - every kind of creature has its own special way of feeding. Gnawing or licking, nibbling or gobbling, Chomp! Munch! Chew! tells the amazing story of how animals eat, bringing their world alive with a crunch!The Wonderwise series presents facts in a way that will inspire young children's imaginations about the world around them.
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  • Countries

    By Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
    Authors:
    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 amazing facts about the countries of the world - all visualised in beautifully designed infographics and graphic organisers.
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  • Conservation Areas

    By Jack Gillett, Meg Gillett
    Authors:
    Jack Gillett, Meg Gillett
    Each title in the series addresses an environmental topic and illustrated its aspects with the help of maps. An introductory spread presents the topic of conservation areas and explains key ideas, concepts and vocabulary. Twelve spreads each introduce an area of the world, including a map locating relevant sites, graphs offering comparative data and photography.A spread at the back of the book provides further study and comparison exercises.
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  • Cloning and Genetic Engineering

    By Nicola Barber
    Authors:
    Nicola Barber
    Would you clone your favourite pet? What impact is the Human Genome Project having on scientific and medical research? For supporters of genetic engineering, this technology has opened up a world of possibilities. But its opponents voice many concerns about the moral rights and wrongs of 'tampering with nature'. It's time to consider Both Sides of the Story.The series, Both Sides of the Story, explores the major global debates of our time from two opposing viewpoints. Each book investigates the facts behind the headlines, the history behind current trends and the latest hot topics.
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  • Coca Cola

    By Cath Senker
    Authors:
    Cath Senker
    The books cover how the business came into being, the entrepreneurs behind the success of each brand, the key facts about the industry and their impact in the global market.
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