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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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  • Seaside Holidays

    By Jane Bingham, Ruth Nason
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    Jane Bingham, Ruth Nason
    Explore the history of Seaside Holidays from the emergence of British seaside resorts in the 19th century to the modern beach holidays of today, where people fly all around the globe. It considers why people went on holiday, how they got there and all the fun things they did there - from fairground rides to Punch and Judy. The simple text encourages children to think historically and compared holidays in the past with their experiences today.Start-Up History is a series of 6 titles looking at everyday objects and events from their historical perspective and encourages readers to ask questions about what they can see on the page and how that might relate to their own experiences building skills and historical vocabulary. Perfect introductory history texts for 5-7 KS1 readers.
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  • Supercopters

    By Paul Harrison
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    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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • Start a Band!

    By Matt Anniss
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    Matt Anniss
    Could you be the next big thing on the music scene? Find out what it takes to be in a band with this brilliant book. Packed with hints, skills and tips to get you noticed, this book will help you to focus all of that creative energy!
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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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  • Solving The Mysteries of Ancient Rome

    By Trudy Hanbury-Murphy
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    Trudy Hanbury-Murphy
    Rome is one of the world's most famous sites where ancient history can still be explored today. Rome was the seat of power of the Roman Empire and was ruled by many famous characters such as the military leader, Julius Caesar. The Roman army was hugely powerful and successful, but the Romans also loved culture, entertainment and art and were expert craftsmen. Solving the Mysteries of Ancient Rome explores this amazing city and looks in detail at famous sites such as the Colosseum and the Pantheon as well as other Roman technologies such as hypocausts, aqueducts and Roman roads. With Rome as a background the book fills in the details of what life would have been like for all kinds of different people who lived there at the time. 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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  • Sport!

    By Moira Butterfield
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    Moira Butterfield
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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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  • Shakespeare

    By Clive Gifford
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    Clive Gifford
    In which play would you find the characters, Bottom, Quince, Puck and Titania?How many of Shakespeare's history plays featured a King called Henry in their title?Does Juliet die by poison, stabbing herself or throwing herself off of a balcony?So you've read Shakespeare's plays, maybe seen them performed. Now you can test whether you really know about his plays and his extraordinary life. There are quizzes on Shakespeare's life and times including questions on plays and theatres of the time; the 15 most popular plays each has a dedicated quiz; there are 5 additional quizzes covering Shakespeare's remaining works - Poems & Sonnets/ Histories/ Tragedies/ Comedies/ Romances.
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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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  • 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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  • Sea Rescue Services

    By Kathryn Walker
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    Kathryn Walker
    Emergency 999! Sea Rescue Services explores all aspects of the coastguard from the types of emergencies they attend, what uniform they wear and the type of equipment they use to save lives.
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  • Steve Jobs

    By Adam Sutherland
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    Adam Sutherland
    The series focuses on the people who inspire children today. This book looks at the background, life and achievements of Steve Jobs. It examines his impact on the communications industry and popular culture as well as detailing the everyday facets of his job and how he gained such success.
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  • Stem Cell Research

    By Pete Moore
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    Pete Moore
    This series shows balanced arguments for and against issues affecting our modern world. The books study each argument in detail and explore the history of each topic. The use of case studies throughout bring the issues to light.
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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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