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  • Superhero Street

    By Phil Earle, Sara Ogilvie
    Authors:
    Phil Earle
    Illustrated by:
    Sara Ogilvie
    'A laugh-out-loud read full of capes and japes! If you like Superheroes this is right down your Street!' - Danny Wallace, presenter and bestselling author. Illustrated by Waterstones Children's Book Prize shortlisted artist, Sara Ogilvie, this is the second book in Demolition Dad author Phil Earle's children's series, Storey Street. Perfect for fans of Roald Dahl, Liz Pichon and David Walliams, each book in this laugh-out-loud series focuses on a different neighbour.Mouse is desperate to be a superhero. To find that power that will make him stand out in the crowd. But his every attempt ends in failure. He can't even get any attention at home as his five brothers (triplets AND twins) take every second of mum and dad's attention. When mum foils a bank robbery while on duty as a lollipop lady, she and Mouse are lauded as superheroes. Joining forces with Mouse are The Z List - a group of unlikely crime-fighters. But in their midst is a traitor hell-bent on revenge. Will Mouse be super enough to spot this danger, and is he brave enough to do anything about it?
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  • Salt

    By Alex Woolf
    Authors:
    Alex Woolf
    Did you know that the little white grains that sit in your salt cellar have an amazing story to tell? The simple condiment has caused wars to break out, empires to be conquered and black markets to flourish. This book describes the journey salt has taken, from prehistoric religious offerings to a staple seasoning.Other topics covered are the health aspects of salt, how it is produced, its chemical properties and how it is traded around the world. With bright illustrations and amazing photographs, this is an ideal leisure read, but also perfect for coursework and presentations for key stage 2 readers.
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  • Stephen Hawking

    By Sonya Newland
    Authors:
    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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  • Sport

    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 about sport to kids in a whole new way. Marvel at world records, the science of sprints, the technology and science used by paralympians and fascinating facts about football - all visualised in beautifully designed infographics and graphic organisers.
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  • The Secret of Moon Castle

    By Enid Blyton
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    Enid Blyton
    In Enid Blyton's classic Secret Stories mystery always leads to adventure.Peggy, Mike, Nora, Jack and Prince Paul are staying in the remote, mysterious Moon Castle. But weird things begin happening almost immediately - paintings come to life, books fly off shelves and instruments make noises when no one is touching them! Can the children discover the truth behind the spooky goings-on inside Moon Castle?First published in 1953, this edition contains the original text and is unillustrated.
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  • The Secret Island

    By Enid Blyton
    Authors:
    Enid Blyton
    In Enid Blyton's classic Secret Stories mystery always leads to adventure.In Enid Blyton's very first full-length adventure novel, meet siblings Peggy, Mike and Nora. They live with their cruel uncle and aunt and long to escape, so when their friend Jack takes them to a secret, deserted island, they run away to live there. But not all is as it seems on the island and the children soon find their adventures are only just beginning ...First published in 1938, this edition contains the original text and is unillustrated.
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  • The Secret Forest

    By Enid Blyton
    Authors:
    Enid Blyton
    In Enid Blyton's classic Secret Stories mystery always leads to adventure.Peggy, Mike, Nora and Jack have been invited to the kingdom of Baronia for the holidays! In their friend Prince Paul's home, hidden away in the heart of the mountains, they stumble into their greatest adventure yet. Can the children defeat the robbers in the Secret Forest?This titles was first published as The Secret of Killimooin in 1943. This edition contains the classic text and is unillustrated.
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  • The Secret of Spiggy Holes

    By Enid Blyton
    Authors:
    Enid Blyton
    In Enid Blyton's classic Secret Stories mystery always leads to adventure.Mike, Peggy, Nora and Jack are having a lovely summer at the Cornish seaside. While out exploring the Spiggy Holes caves, they discover a secret passage leading to the Old House on the cliff. But when they encounter the Old House's horrid new owner, the children are convinced he is hiding some secrets of his own ...First published in 1940, this edition contains the original text and is unillustrated.
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  • Super Storms

    By Cath Senker
    Authors:
    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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    Seeking Refuge: Ali's Story - A Journey from Afghanistan

    By Andy Glynne, Salvador Maldonado
    Authors:
    Andy Glynne
    Illustrated by:
    Salvador Maldonado
    Children's Choice Winner in the 0-7 catergory in the 2015 SLA Information Book Awards!This picture book tells the story of 10-year-old refugee Ali who, accompanied by his grandmother, flees his home country of Afghanistan to avoid the conflict caused by war.Told in Ali's own words, it documents the feelings of alienation, separation and suffering that war can place on immigrant children and their families, and the thread of hope that can help them overcome their ordeal.The BAFTA award-winning Seeking Refuge stories were originally produced as animations for the BBC. These powerful and evocative stories have now been captured in book form as rich, visual testimonies of the torment, hope and resolution of young refugees who are seeking asylum and adjusting to life in new countries all over the world.The series of five books form an excellent cross-curricular resource that looks at asylum, war, separation and integration and what it is to be a refugee today making them ideal for tying into Refugee Week.
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  • Space

    By Angela Royston
    Authors:
    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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    Survivors: A Victorian Mine Disaster: A Young Boy's Story

    By Neil Tonge
    Authors:
    Neil Tonge
    It's the 1840s in a Victorian mining town and disaster is about to strike. For young John Elliot and his family, life in the shadow of the grinding colliery wheel has always been hard, but there is no alternative for them. The risks are huge and the rewards are few. Part of a unique collection of fictional stories about young people caught up in real-life conflicts and disasters. Through their eyes we experience the day-to-day hardships and dangers of living through troubled times from throughout history.
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    Survivors: The Holocaust: A Young Boy's Story

    By Stewart Ross
    Authors:
    Stewart Ross
    Bandi Guttmann is a 14-year-old Hungarian Jew, living in Budapest in 1944. German forces have occupied the city and life for Bandi and his family is about to become unbearable. Set apart from the rest of the Hungarian community, and denied basic human rights, the family's only weapon is their determination to survive. But in the face of mindless hatred, will the Guttmann's strength, love and courage be enough to hold them together?Based on the memoirs of Andor Guttmann, a survivor of the Holocaust. Part of a unique collection of fictional stories about young people caught up in real-life conflicts and disasters. Through their eyes we experience the day-to-day hardships and dangers of living through troubled times from throughout history.
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  • Sculpture

    By Richard Spilsbury
    Authors:
    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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  • Sumer and Ancient Mesopotamia

    By Charlie Samuels
    Authors:
    Charlie Samuels
    From building techniques and making textiles to creating accurate calendars and understanding the human body. Six books that show how each civilisation gradually developed their knowledge and applied it, making advances that would dramatically and permanently change how people lived.
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  • Shakespeare

    By Jane Bingham
    Authors:
    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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  • The Shang and other Chinese Dynasties

    By Charlie Samuels
    Authors:
    Charlie Samuels
    Explore the technological advances in Ancient China, from the development of farming and water management to the manufacture of silk, and the invention of gunpowder, printed books and coins.From building techniques and making textiles to creating accurate calendars and understanding the human body. Six books that show how each civilisation gradually developed their knowledge and applied it, making advances that would dramatically and permanently change how people lived. A perfect aid to teaching the history Curriculum at KS2 or 8-11 year olds.
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  • Satellites

    By Steve Parker
    Authors:
    Steve Parker
    More than 3,000 satellites have been placed in orbit around Earth since the very first, Sputnik 1, made history in 1957. Satellites perform a huge variety of functions. From the huge Hubble Space Telescope to weather and communications satellites, these objects make a difference to our lives here on Earth every day. How do they get there, how do they stay up there and what job does each of them do? Find out in this in-depth look at all kinds of satellites.Six books that reveal the thrilling journeys, triumphs and disasters that men and women have experienced in the exploration of our universe. These books examine the mind-blowing technologies involved in space endeavours and tells the all too human stories of some of the key figures.
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  • Space Stations

    By Steve Parker
    Authors:
    Steve Parker
    Space stations, including Skylab, Mir and the ISS are a vital outposts of scientific endeavour. Although only the ISS remains in orbit, the story of man's quest to live and conduct experiments in space is a tale of adventure, tragedy and genius. Six books that reveal the thrilling journeys, triumphs and disasters that men and women have experienced in the exploration of our universe. These books examine the mind-blowing technologies involved in space endeavours and tells the all too human stories of some of the key figures.
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  • The Ship of Ghosts

    By Gillian Philip
    Authors:
    Gillian Philip
    Unlock the secrets of Ravenstorm Island...Molly and Arthur already know that Ravenstorm Island is alive with magical secrets.So they soon suspect that the appearance of a ghostly pirate ship might have something to do with the terrifying storms battering the island. What is the story behind the grudge between the pirates and Ravenstorm's gargoyle guardians?And can the children break an ancient curse in time to save the island?
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