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  • Cats & kittens

    By Annabelle Lynch
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    Annabelle Lynch
    Animals & Babies: Cats & Kittens explores how kitten grow from cute, playful balls of fur into strong, independent cats - with a little help from their mother!An early years photographic series that looks at the unique relationship between a parent and its baby, tracing their journey together from birth to adulthood. The idea of every animal having a lifecycle is brought to life by big, beautiful images and explained in very simple text of no more than one or two sentences per spread.
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  • Chimp Rescue

    By Jess French
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    Jess French
    Keep wildlife in the wild! Join Born Free behind the scenes of an amazing primate rescue, as they invite you to share in their incredible story. This is the story of Chinoise, the baby chimpanzee who was rescued by Born Free and their supporters in 2014. After spending her early life isolated and in captivity, Chinoise now lives in a special nursery for rescued primates where, at last, she has made friends and learned how to play. Join Born Free behind the scenes of one of their real life rescues.
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    Count Worm

    By Roger Hargreaves
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    Roger Hargreaves
    Count along with Count Worm!Enjoy learning about numbers with some fun and flexible worms! Roger Hargreaves was the bestselling creator of the Mr Men series. Count Worm was first published by Hodder Children's Books in 1980.
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  • China and Beijing

    By Philip Steele
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    Philip Steele
    China's economic rise during the past twenty years has been meteoric, as a nation of farmers has been transformed into an industrial superpower. This transformation is reflected in China's capital city, Beijing. The new China faces many challenges, from population and pollution to political reform and human rights. Can its success be sustained, without putting at risk its environment and rich cultural heritage?A high-end geography series that explores some of the fastest-developing countries and cities in the world and assesses how they are dealing with the challenges of the 21st century. Topics looked at include: population structure, the economy, environmental sustainability and the outlook for the future. Each title also features a closer look at an individual city within the country. Richly illustrated with photos, maps, case studies and graphs, this is an ideal read for globally conscious readers aged 11 and up.
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  • The Clumsy Giant

    By Lynne Benton, Fabiano Fiorin
    Authors:
    Lynne Benton
    Illustrated by:
    Fabiano Fiorin
    Giant Bigfoot is very clumsy. He's always causing trouble. Can Peter the handyman help Giant Bigfoot and the townspeople to live together?The Tadpoles series contains fun, original stories told in under 80 words and accompanied by bright illustrations, perfect for beginner readers.
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  • Clever Little Monkey

    By Penny Dolan, Nicola Anderson
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    Penny Dolan
    Illustrated by:
    Nicola Anderson
    Clever Little Monkey really wants the bananas on the other side of the river - but the river is full of hungry crocodiles! Can he trick his way across?The Tadpoles series contains fun, original stories told in under 80 words and accompanied by bright illustrations, perfect for beginner readers.
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  • Caribbean

    By Jen Green
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    Jen Green
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  • Christmas Sticker Fun

    By Mandy Sutcliffe
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    Mandy Sutcliffe
    Belle and Boo are getting ready for Christmas, and they want you to join in with all the festive fun!There's so much to see and do in this delightful sticker and activity book. Decorate the Christmas tree, build a snowman, dress Belle and Boo is cosy winter clothes, and much, much more! With games, puzzles, dress-up figures, colouring and over 200 pretty stickers, this fabulously festive book will keep little ones entertained for hours.Over 200 stickers, including dress-up outfits for Belle and Boo. Packed with games, colouring sheets, puzzles, dress-up figures, creative activities and more.
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  • Cool Stuff to Sew

    By Stephanie Turnbull
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    Stephanie Turnbull
    Think you could be the next big thing in sewing? Master some sewing basics and then try your hand at making your own bag, some amazing decorations and all the other crafty creations in this book.You don't need to spend a fortune on your own cool, custom-made stuff. Ingenious ways to use inexpensive materials - many of which you may already have lying around mean you can bake, sew, make and grow loads of brilliant things. Four lovely step-by-step books that encourage readers to use the materials and environment around them to encourage creativity. Can also be used to demonstrate ways to recycle and reuse everyday materials and encourage discussions around wasting food and other resources.
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  • Crime Scene Clues

    By Richard Spilsbury
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    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
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    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
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    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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  • Chesney Runs into Trouble

    By Kes Gray, Mary Mcquillan
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    Kes Gray
    Illustrated by:
    Mary Mcquillan
    Chesney the Cheetah has entered the Champion of Champions Cheetah Chase Race. But he trains so super duper hard and runs so super duper fast that his spots can't keep up and all fall off! Don't worry, with a little help from Nurse Nibbles and his Get Well Friends, he'll soon be feeling better.Get Well Friends' toys and books have real play and care values. Each loveable character comes not only with a name, but an instant personality and a humorous story to tell. Each book contains over 50 stickers.'A vibrant new set of animal characters. These are stories told with humour, but with a real sense of empathy and understanding.' - The Guardian BookshopTo find out more about children's author Kes Gray, visit www.kesgray.comFor games to play, books to read, and toys to nurse, visit www.getwellfriends.com
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    Children of the Holocaust

    By Alex Woolf
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    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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  • Cheer Up Your Teddy Emily Brown

    By Cressida Cowell, Neal Layton
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    Cressida Cowell
    Illustrated by:
    Neal Layton
    Emily Brown and her side-kick rabbit, Stanley, are back and this time they're on a mission to cheer up one very unhappy teddy bear. But, no matter what they try, the teddy bear is STILL miserable. Emily Brown has had ENOUGH!With an important message that children will understand, this is storytelling at its best, from an exciting creative team in children's books.'Will both delight fans, and give them something to reflect on. Layton's illustrations are a joy, matching the text perfectly.' - BooksellerWritten by Cressida Cowell, the bestselling author of the How to Train Your Dragon series. http://www.cressidacowell.co.uk/Illustrated by award winning Neal Layton, creator of Stanley's Stick. http://www.neallayton.co.uk/
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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
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    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
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    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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