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  • Songs About a Girl

    By Chris Russell
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    Chris Russell
    Heartbreak, romance, fame and pop music - for anyone who's ever dreamed of saying 'I'm with the band'. From a Zoella Book Club friend.Charlie Bloom never wanted to be 'with the band'. She's happiest out of the spotlight, behind her camera, unseen and unnoticed. But when she's asked to take backstage photos for hot new boy band, Fire&Lights, she can't pass up the chance. Catapulted into a world of paparazzi and backstage bickering, Charlie soon becomes caught between gorgeous but damaged frontman Gabriel West and his boy-next-door bandmate, Olly Samson. Then, as the boys' rivalry threatens to tear the band apart, Charlie stumbles upon a mindblowing secret, hidden in the lyrics of their songs ...'A thoroughly absorbing tale of family relationships, friendship and betrayal. Fans of Non Pratt will love it' - School Librarian'The ending was a fantastic cliff-hanger and definitely has me eager for more - WHEN WILL THE SEQUEL BE IN MY LIFE?' - Queen of Teen Fiction'Songs About a Girl is more than music, its about growing up, dealing with issues that others face every day, its about becoming a stronger person for yourself and never giving up on your dream. It's a book that you can fall into and never want it to end, and I really need the next installment now please' - Much Loved Books
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  • Stars, Galaxies and the Milky Way

    By Clive Gifford
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    Clive Gifford
    Discover the sparkling world of stars, from their beautiful births to their dramatic deaths. Learn about our very own star, the Sun, as well as best-friend binary star pairs and dense neutron stars. Gaze at gorgeous galaxies and marvel at the Milky Way. Find out the answers to questions such as:* What's inside the Sun?* Where are the Pillars of Creation?* Why do stars twinkle?* How fast does a pulsar spin?* Which galaxy is a cannibal? * How long would it take to travel across the Milky Way? Perfect for the new curriculum, this fascinating title is packed full of astounding information and number-based jaw-dropping facts and figures to inspire future astronauts and space scientists.
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  • The Seaside

    By Liz Lennon
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    Liz Lennon
    Using simple words and colourful photographs, this book helps young children find out about a day at the seaside. A perfect way to explore and discuss a child's world, the text is ideal for sharing or reading out loud. Notes for parents or caregivers are also included.It is part of the Little Stars series, which introduce first concepts in a friendly and engaging way.
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  • South Africa

    By Moses Jones
    Authors:
    Moses Jones
    Is there somewhere you really want to travel to, or just yearn to know better?Do you want all the facts about South Africa at your fingertips?If you want to know what it's really about (rather than the things your parents think you should see!), The Real South Africa is a great place to start. What's hot: South Africa highlights you really won't want to miss Check out the beaches, and discover which ones have warm water Find the best place for spotting awe-inspiring wildlife Check out the local music scene, including the top festivals Take in the sights of Cape Town with a mountain-bike tour of Table Mountain Need-to-know information about Internet access, mobile networks, dialling codes and moreWhether you are planning a trip or a holiday, just day-dreaming about one or simply need to know the facts, The Real South Africa is your essential guide.It is part of 'The Real' series - guides for young people to find out what a country is really like.
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  • The Stone Age and Bronze Age

    By Jen Green
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    Jen Green
    What do you know about the Stone Age and Bronze Age? Explore the incredible history of Britain during these times and find out how people lived, worked, created and celebrated in this fascinating period in history. Hunter-gathering, stone tools, cave paintings and of course crafting objects from bronze are all covered in this book, along with extra information about the era, such as the ice ages and the invention of the wheel. Craft activities support and enhance each section to bring what you've read to life. You can make: a 'stone' axe, a cave art-style handprint painting, a 'bronze sword', a wheeled cart, a pot and a model of Stonehenge.Part of the series Discover Through Craft. Eight books that explore key curriculum topics using a mixture of activities, quizzes, facts and crafts. For children aged 7-9.
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  • Stella McCartney

    By Sarah Levete
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    Sarah Levete
    As the daughter of music icon Paul, Stella McCartney was born into stardom. Today, she has found fame and fortune in her own right as one of Britain's top fashion designers. Her clothes are worn and loved by people all over the world.Find out why Stella loves making beautiful clothes, where she learned the tailoring skills that have her famous, and how she has become a star of the British fashion industry! A fantastic resource for biography based project work!
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  • Search and Rescue Pilot

    By Louise Spilsbury
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    Louise Spilsbury
    Discover the heroic work of search and rescue pilots in this book. It explores how brave men and women begin a career in search and rescue, the skills they need to carry out their job, the types of planes they fly and the equipment they use to save lives and the risks and rewards of their life-saving work. The book includes advice for children who wish to be a search and rescue pilot, and explores whether they are likely to be suited to the job.What are the careers that make a difference to other people and improve or save their lives? Careers That Save Lives explores the world of jobs that save or change lives, offering readers an in-depth look at these worthwhile and fulfilling roles. The series invites children to consider why each job is so important and what characteristics people might need to carry it out. An interesting and reflective career series for children aged 9+.
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  • Special Forces

    By Sarah Levete
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    Sarah Levete
    Find out about the work of elite soldiers, who undertake specialised military missions including dramatic rescues and intelligence gathering in war zones. Who are the people who defend their countries and what are the skills they employ to do so? Elite Defenders explores the challenging and exciting world of the armed forces, examining how members carry out their jobs, the sacrifices they make and skills they utilise to defend their countries. The series invites children to answer 'Take the Test!' questions at the end of each chapter, to find out how much they have learnt. A high-interest and interactive series for children aged 9+.
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  • Space

    By Paul Calver, Toby Reynolds
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    Paul Calver, Toby Reynolds
    What is Space? This is the question that will be explored in this exciting book. Planets, asteroids, space travel and exploration are just some of the incredible topics you will learn about in this book. Discover what they are, what we know about them and how scientists intend to find out more about them.There are eight titles in the series Visual Explorers. High-impact books with incredible information about the world around us. Perfect for KS2 and children aged 7+ with an interest in natural phenomenon and natural history.
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  • Seven Quintillion, Five hundred Quadrillion Grains of Sand on Planet Earth

    By Paul Rockett
    Authors:
    Paul Rockett
    You can count numbers all around you, from the eight legs on a spider to the one nose on your face. But can you count the stars in the sky or the fish in the Amazon? Find out all about PLANET EARTH in THE BIG COUNTDOWN, including types of rock and how they are formed, the longest river and smallest mountain, earthquakes and volcanoes, the water cycle and Earth's atmosphere and how we can really count the grains on sand on our planet.The Big Countdown looks at popular topics and investigates the great many numbers that make them fascinating. From the mind-bogglingly large to smallest and most precious, this series helps us understand that it's not just our days that are numbered.
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  • Super Sports

    By Helen Greathead
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    Helen Greathead
    Would you rather be hit by a baseball or a tennis ball? Would you tackle a sumo wrestler or a rugby player? These diabolical situations and more will have you running for cover as you plunge into a series of fiendish questions and answers. Brilliant author, Helen Greathead, has plucked some sticky situations (and some sweaty ones, too!) from the world of sport and mashed them up into brain-tastic challenges. All you have to do is choose!So, come on, what would YOU choose?
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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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  • Sun

    How many Earths could fit inside the Sun? What is a solar eclipse? How does the Sun affect the Earth's seasons?Discover the answers to all of these questions and explore the star at the centre of our solar system. Find out how the Sun gives heat and light, and why all planets and animals need it to stay alive.The Fact Cat series takes children at nursery age through to Key Stage 1 and above on a journey to discover the world around them, learning about a vast array of subjects on the way from space and science to ancient history and geography!
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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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  • Space

    By Timothy Knapman, Kelly Canby
    Authors:
    Timothy Knapman
    Illustrated by:
    Kelly Canby
    Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A green Early Reader is a first factbook.Come and explore outer space. . .There are so many things to see - ride in a space ship to visit stars, galaxies and planets!Discover the Universe around you in this brand new non fiction Early Reader from Timothy Knapman, with full colour illustrations from Kelly Canby on every page.
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  • Sculpture

    By Richard Spilsbury
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    Richard Spilsbury
    Featuring six sculptures from around the world, this book explores different types of story, from religious tale in the statue of Hindu god Ganesh to political recount in the Marine Corps War Memorial. Each sculpture is looked at in detail, and a more general introduction to the medium provides historical context. Step-by-step projects show children how to create their own masterpieces, using the techniques of the art form. Learn how to sculpt figures and make your own totem pole!The Stories in Art series explores the narratives told through different art mediums. A great introduction to the history of art for children at Key Stage 2.
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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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