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  • Spain

    By Annabel Savery
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    Annabel Savery
    Going on holiday to Spain or are you just interested in the country? Then this is the book for you. Arriving in the capital city, Madrid, you'll explore the city, visiting the Royal Palace, Prado museum and some of the markets. Your journey continues to the cathedral in Santiago de Compostela before then travelling to the Basque country where you'll find out about the culture from this region of Spain. Find out about football fans in Barcelona, experience the beautiful Pyrenees mountains before heading to the coast near Valencia and then on to lots of other exciting places. 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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  • Shop Assistant

    By James Nixon
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    James Nixon
    Have you ever wondered what it might be like to work as a shop assistant? This is a careers book that focuses on one type of job within its industry. Follow Tilly, a sales assistant in a clothing store as she guides you around her place of work. She explains everything in a clear and informative way - from some of the best ways to get into sales work, dealing with customers and the different jobs they do on the shop floor. She also introduces the more creative sides to her role, such as advising customers and creating displays as well as the more business-oriented roles such as ordering stock for the store skills. The book also looks at ways you can progress in your career. Clear photographs help as she explains the skills, qualifications and temperament you need to become a shop assistant.Part of the series, What We Do. Six books that explore six practical career options for children aged 9+.
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  • Support Worker

    By James Nixon
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    James Nixon
    Can you see yourself as someone who enjoys helping people? If so, have you ever wondered what it might be like to work as a support worker? This is a careers book that focuses on one type of job within its industry. Follow Dan, a support worker who works with adults who have learning disabilities, as he guides you around his place of work. He explains everything in a clear and informative way - from how support plans are developed, the ways in which they help people keep mobile and independent, to the wide range of skills they use on a daily basis. He also introduces ways to begin and progress in your career. Clear photographs help as he explains the skills, qualifications and temperament you need to become a support worker.Part of the series, What We Do. Six books that explore six practical career options for children aged 9+.
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    Sketches from a Nameless Land

    By Shaun Tan, Shaun Tan
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    Shaun Tan, Shaun Tan
    The Arrival has become one of the most critically acclaimed books of recent years, a wordless masterpiece that describes a world beyond any familiar time or place. How did it come to be created, and what inspired its unique and captivating story?In Sketches from a Nameless Land, author Shaun Tan explains the origins of his ideas, using examples from early research and concept sketches through to finished artwork. In tracing this evolution, he sheds light on the silent language of images, the spirit of the migrant experience and the artist's creative journey.The Arrival was sited as No 35 in The Times 100 Best Books of all time. "An imaginative triumph. Every home should have one." - The Times"It will fascinate and occupy adults and children alike." - The ObserverRead more about The Arrival at www.thearrival.com.auFind out more about Shaun Tan at http://www.shauntan.net
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  • Seaside

    By Angela Royston
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    Angela Royston
    Everybody loves the seaside! Find out what you can see and do on a trip to the seaside, and discover all the amazing animals that live there.A series of differentiated text books on topics that children really want to read about. The lower level text is ideal for emerging readers and the higher level text will suit more able readers. The large, square format encourages sharing, and spectacular photos are featured on every page.
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  • Special Days and Holidays

    By Sue Finnie, Daniele Bourdais
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    Sue Finnie, Daniele Bourdais
    Meet Ryan. He is in France on a special mission. He is going to find out about special days and holidays in France. Follow Ryan's blog to find out what Bastille Day is, what type of holidays are typical in France, how the French celebrate Christmas and other festivals and much more.You can also learn some key French phrases, pick up French language tips and test your knowledge of France with the mini quizzes. Go to franklinwatts.co.uk for your free downloads of the French conversations.Special Days and Holidays is part of the Young Reporter in France series. They are a great resource for the KS2 and 3 Framework for Languages which include an Intercultural Understanding strand where children compare and contrast life in other countries with their own.
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  • School Days

    By Sue Finnie, Daniele Bourdais
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    Sue Finnie, Daniele Bourdais
    Meet Ryan. He is in France on a special mission. He is going to find out what it is like to go to school in France. Follow Ryan's blog to find out what French pupils wear at school, what they do at lunch times, what after school lunch clubs there are and much more. You can also learn some key French phrases, pick up French language tips and test your knowledge of France with the mini quizzes. Go to franklinwatts.co.uk for your free downloads of the French conversations in this book.School Days is part of the Young Reporter in France series. They are a great resource for the KS2 and 3 Framework for Languages which include an Intercultural Understanding strand where children compare and contrast life in other countries with their own.
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  • Seasons

    By Angela Royston
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    Angela Royston
    There are four seasons in a year - winter, spring, summer and autumn. Find out how every season makes the world around us different.A series of differentiated text books on topics that children really want to read about. The lower level text is ideal for emerging readers and the higher level text will suit more able readers. The large, square format encourages sharing, and spectacular photos are featured on every page.
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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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  • Solving The Mysteries of The Pyramids

    By Fiona Macdonald
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    Fiona Macdonald
    The Ancient Egyptian pyramids along the river Nile are one of the wonders of the world. These world famous sites are places where ancient history can still be explored today. These monuments have puzzled and fascinated archaeologists and historians for hundreds of years. Solving the Mysteries of the Pyramids explores these amazing ruins and looks in detail at other famous sites, such as the Great Sphinx and at the culture of mummifying the dead; burying them with food, animals, gold, weapons and other offerings for the gods. The book fills in the details of how we think the people who lived there at the time built and used these amazing tombs. It also explains how some of the archaeological discoveries were uncovered, which have helped to piece together our understanding of this fascinating time.
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  • Solving The Mysteries of Pompeii

    By Charlie Samuel
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    Charlie Samuel
    Pompeii is one of the world's most famous sites where ancient history can still be explored today. The devastation of the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, when mount Vesuvius erupted, has puzzled and fascinated archaeologists and historians for hundreds of years. The way the city was preserved, buried deep under the volcanic ash has revealed amazing clues about what life was like in a city during the period of the Roman Empire. Solving the Mysteries of Pompeii explores these amazing ruins and looks in detail at the artefacts, architecture and remains of people and animals who lived there. It also explains how some of the archaeological discoveries were uncovered, which have helped to piece together our understanding of this fascinating place.
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  • Sailing the Great Barrier Reef

    By Alex Woolf
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    Alex Woolf
    Follow a traveller's diary of a diving trip on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia! Find out all about the unusual animal and plant life, landscape features, ecology, climate, industry and people. Discover how conservation projects are underway to protect the reef and its wildlife. Also learn how to survive the perils of the Great Barrier Reef including sharks, the blue-ringed octopus, jellyfish and cone shells!
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  • Stone Age Bone Age!: A book about prehistoric people

    By Mick Manning, Brita Granström
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    Mick Manning, Brita Granström
    Travel back in time for an amazing stone age adventure! Learn to shape flints, carve bones and tickle trout; join in a mammoth hunt and wild dances in flickering torchlight. Discover for yourself just how clever our stone age ancestors were! Includes notes and activities to support the new primary curriculum.The Wonderwise series presents facts in a way that will inspire young children's imaginations about the world around them. Wonderwise is an award-winning series of information books, perfect for introducing younger children to non-fiction.
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  • Seas and Coasts

    By Chris Oxlade
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    Chris Oxlade
    Our Earth in Action examines in detail the forces that shape our planet. From earthquakes to erosion and from volcanoes to extreme weather, this series offers a wide-ranging resource for older children.Seas and Coasts takes a look at how the seas affect the world's coastal areas, including flooding, shaping coastal features, estuaries, deltas and environmental issues. Included is a case study on the Pacific Ocean.
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  • Sunshine and Drought

    By Kate Purdie
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    Kate Purdie
    Weatherwise looks at wind, sunshine, rain and snow and how these weather conditions affect people and their lives, such as their homes, transport, clothing and jobs. This title examines sunshine, and how vital the Sun is to everyone on Earth. It also looks at what happens in a drought, and the drastic effects that droughts can have.
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  • Steve Backshall's Deadly series: Deadly Sticker Book

    By Steve Backshall
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    Steve Backshall
    Create your very own Deadly adventure with Deadly TV presenter Steve Backshall's first ever interactive 24-page full colour sticker book, perfect for Deadly fans everywhere.Find the fastest predators, the creatures with the most incredible super senses, the deadliest and those who survive extreme conditions. Contains more than 200 stickers.
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  • Snow and Blizzards

    By Robyn Hardyman
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    Robyn Hardyman
    Weatherwise looks at wind, sunshine, rain and snow and how these weather conditions affect people and their lives, such as their homes, transport, clothing and jobs. This title considers where, and why, snow and blizzards occur around the world. It talks about the difference between snow, sleet and hail, what happens when an avalanche occurs, and the consequenes that these dramatic weather conditions can have on people.
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  • Solving The Mysteries of Stonehenge

    By Leon Gray
    Authors:
    Leon Gray
    Stonehenge is one of the world's most famous sites where ancient history can still be explored today. This ancient monument has puzzled and fascinated archaeologists and historians for hundreds of years because no one knows for sure what it was actually built for! Stone Age Britain was a place where many different tribes of people lived and many theories suggest that Stonehenge was a place used for ceremonies and rituals.Solving the Mysteries of Stonehenge explores this amazing ruin and looks in detail at other famous henges such as one of the largest ones in Europe at Avebury and the stone circles at Carnac in France. With Stonehenge as a background, the book fills in the details of how we think the people who lived there at the time built and used this amazing stone circle. It also explains how some of the archaeological discoveries were uncovered, which have helped to piece together our understanding of this fascinating place.This series investigates some of the most well-known sites of past civilisations. Shows archaeologists as detectives of the past and how they work to solve mysteries of ancient cultures and civilisations by literally 'Digging Into History'. A brilliant series for young history buffs and any child interested in archaeology.
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  • Snakes

    By Valerie Bodden
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    Valerie Bodden
    Find out all about one of the world's most amazing animals - the snake! Snakes that bite, snakes that squeeze, snakes that swim, snakes that climb trees. Find out how snakes eat their dinner and what they use their tongues for.Snakes are one of the world's most iconic reptiles and a favourite with children. These beautiful but deadly creatures have a fearsome reputation - it's no wonder many people are so scared of them! Huge, vibrant pictures combined with simple, factual text really bring these creatures to life and will introduce young children to some of the main facts and features that make snakes so special. At the end of the book, a short story from Africa introduces the idea of animals in mythology and storytelling.Snakes is part of the series Animals Are Amazing - a big picture introduction to some brilliant animals for children aged 5-7 / KS1.
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  • Summer

    By Annalees Lim
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    Annalees Lim
    Learn how to make the best sandcastles on the beach! Make and decorate your very own kite, or a seascape in a bottle!Using readily available, seasonally related materials, this series is an ideal and fun introduction to the summer season for young children. The crafts are explained in easy to follow step-by-step instructions, and are perfect for teachers looking for original ideas as well as time-poor parents.
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