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  • Wheels Keep Turning: a book about simple machines

    By Mick Manning, Brita Granström
    Authors:
    Mick Manning, Brita Granström
    Long ago an idea began turning in human minds - the idea was a wheel and once it had started it couldn't be stopped. Join in the celebration of human ingenuity in a whirlwind tour of the history of the wheel, from rolling logs and a potter's wheel to air-filled tyres and a spinning CD. And discover how Wheels Keep Turning!The Wonderwise series presents facts in a way that will inspire young children's imaginations about the world around them.
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  • Wait Your Turn, Tilly

    By Lisa Regan
    Authors:
    Lisa Regan
    Doing the right thing isn't always easy! Like all children, Tilly wants to do everything right now, and sometimes she just can't wait! For example, if her brother or a friend is playing with a game or toy that she wants, or if an adult's talking and she wants something, or if party bags are being handed out... How can she be patient?This book explores different scenarios that would make a child impatient and then give three possible ways of dealing with this, one of which is right and the other two are wrong. Can you decide which is the right thing to do?
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  • Water Cycle

    By Theresa Greenaway
    Authors:
    Theresa Greenaway
    This detailed guide to water and the natural processes it goes through is an ideal complement to the National Curriculum. It studies the different states of water in nature and its fundamental importance before examining how human activity can interfere with the natural process. Packed with detailed photographs and diagrams it provides both clear and fascinating coverage of the subject. Numerous activities encourage readers to explore aspects of the water cycle for themselves. And a topic web and cross-curricular activity ideas provide teachers with additional resources. A re-issue of one of a popular series.
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  • Who Feels Scared? A book about being afraid

    By Sue Graves, Desideria Guicciardini
    Authors:
    Sue Graves
    Illustrated by:
    Desideria Guicciardini
    Jack is having a sleepover at his house. But the boys hear noises and they get very scared! Jack's big sister Ellie says she gets scared sometimes as well. Perhaps Dad can make them all feel better?This series introduces young children to different aspects of our emotions and behaviour. A fictional story is backed up by suggestions for activities and ideas to talk about, while a wordless storyboard encourages children to tell another story.
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  • What's Up?: A book about the sky and space

    By Mick Manning, Brita Granström
    Authors:
    Mick Manning, Brita Granström
    What's Up? takes you on a journey of discovery up to the stars and beyond. Join two inquisitive children who travel higher and higher as they zoom past towering skyscrapers, gigantic mountains, jumbo jets, satellites and stars - until at last the two friends find out what really is up there. But then how do they get down?The Wonderwise series presents facts in a way that will inspire young children's imaginations about the world around them.
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  • Warships

    By Rob Scott Colson
    Authors:
    Rob Scott Colson
    An introduction to the world's most popular high-performance vehicles. This title features all the information about warships, from early and classic models to the latest high-tech machines.
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    Who Wants Pizza?: A Guide to the Food We Eat

    By Jan Thornhill
    Authors:
    Jan Thornhill
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  • William Shakespeare

    By Anita Ganeri, Alan Rowe
    Authors:
    Anita Ganeri
    Illustrated by:
    Alan Rowe
    Did you know that Shakespeare couldn't spell his own surname?Love him or hate him, everyone has heard of the world's most famous playwright. But did the Elizabethans think he was a genius or simply that he wrote great soap operas? Any book on Shakespeare will give you the boring facts THEY think you should know, but only this one will tell you what the bard and his mates were REALLY like ...Uncover a wealth of information about Shakespeare! Find out where he was born and look at his family tree, see a map of Shakespeare's Stratford and Shakespeare's London, find out what school was like in Shakespeare's time, what London life was like and what sort of people went to the theatre. See a cross-section illustration of the Globe and discover how special effects were created and what actors wore. Read biographies of famous actors of the era such as Edward Alleyn, Richard Burbage, Richard Tarlton and William Kempe as well as biographies of contemporary writers Ben Jonson, Thomas Kyd and Christopher Marlowe. Read famous quotes and sayings and whizz your eye over a timeline of Shakespeare's plays and of his life.This book will tell you what Shakespeare's longest or shortest play is, or even which is the most miserable or goriest? It includes plots and information about ten of Shakespeare's plays: Richard III; Romeo and Juliet; A Midsummer Night's Dream; The Merchant of Venice; Henry V; Twelfth Night; Hamlet; Othello; Macbeth and The Tempest. It highlights some of Shakespeare's funniest characters and some of those that were in love.It concludes looking at how Shakespeare died, and discusses whether Shakespeare was, in fact, Sir Francis Bacon, Edward De Vere, Roger Manners, William Stanley or Christopher Marlowe.Finally, test your knowledge of all you've read with a fun 20-question quiz.
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  • What's It Made Of

    By Terry Jennings
    Authors:
    Terry Jennings
    Why do we need materials? We need them to make everything we use.What's It Made Of? shows you how materials such as wood, metal, glass and wool are used to make nearly everything around us. Lively text, bright pictures and fun puzzles will help you learn all about materials.Part of the series Now You Know Science - 6 titles that cover fun science topics.
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  • World's Fastest

    By Anne Rooney
    Authors:
    Anne Rooney
    Do you know what is the fastest bird? Or who is the fastest man? What about the name of the fastest car, or the fastest boat?No? Then find out in World's Fastest - filled with facts about some of the fastest things on Earth. Slipstream is a new generation of reading resources specifically designed for struggling and reluctant readers. Through exciting and carefully levelled texts, Slipstream enables readers to accelerate their reading experience.This book is part of Slipstream LEVEL 1. The 300-word text is levelled for readers with a reading age of 7, but its engaging content makes it perfect for a wide range of older readers too.All texts are levelled by reading experts Dee Reid and Diana Bentley.
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  • Water

    By Sally Morgan
    Authors:
    Sally Morgan
    This series explores our world's fascinating cycles and brings to life the processes that keep our planet forever changing.Earth Cycles: Seasons looks at spring, summer, autumn and winter to explain why the seasons are so important and what happens to the natural world when they begin to change.
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  • Whiffy Wilson

    By Caryl Hart, Leonie Lord
    Authors:
    Caryl Hart
    Illustrated by:
    Leonie Lord
    There was a wolf called WilsonWho never brushed his hair.He never washed his paws or face Or changed his underwear.Will anyone be able to persuade Whiffy Wilson to change his grotty ways for something far less stinky? Peew! Let's hope so.A fantastically funny verse from the brilliant Caryl Hart, with grubby-but-great illustrations from the hugely talented illustrator of The Dirty Great Dinosaur.
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  • Wicked Aunt Baba: a Russian Tale

    By Jillian Powell
    Authors:
    Jillian Powell
    Wicked Aunt Baba wants to eat Tasha for dinner! Can Tasha escape in time...?
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  • The Winter Cave

    By Penny Dolan, Kirsten Richards
    Authors:
    Penny Dolan
    Illustrated by:
    Kirsten Richards
    The weather is turning and winter is fast approaching. Grandpa must get the winter cave ready for the tribe.This story is perfect for learning about life in the Stone Age.
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  • A Wolf in the Woods

    By Penny Dolan, Kirsten Richards
    Authors:
    Penny Dolan
    Illustrated by:
    Kirsten Richards
    Erg and Luli head into the woods to find some more pine cones for the fire, but as they collect them they are sure they can see a shadow in the trees. What could it be?This story is perfect for learning about life in the Stone Age.
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  • Water

    By Sarah Ridley
    Authors:
    Sarah Ridley
    Join Polly, Kim and the rest of the Espresso team to find out all about water. Explore where our tap water comes from, how water makes electricity and what a monsoon is. Plus learn to paint like the Impressionists, make a cloud in a jam jar and much more!This book is part of the Espresso Ideas Box series, which have a wealth of information and ideas for exploring topics in a cross-curricular way. They are produced in association with Espresso Education, the leading digital curriculum service in the UK - used in over 10,000 primary schools.
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  • World Economy Explained: Money and Credit

    By Sean Connolly
    Authors:
    Sean Connolly
    With the world's economy at the forefront of news, this six book series explores different types of financial institutions from Money and Credit to international loans and aid, explaining their origins and how they have developed into the major forces that they are today
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  • Who Split the Atom?

    By Jillian Powell
    Authors:
    Jillian Powell
    This series looks at some of the major inventions and discoveries that have helped to shape our world today.
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  • When I'm At Work: Bus Driver

    By Sue Barraclough
    Authors:
    Sue Barraclough
    Learn all about the daily life of a bus driver from driving a bus to selling tickets and checking the vehicle.When I'm at Work covers the daily lives of people who work in jobs that help us all
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  • Whee!

    By Jillian Powell, Amanda Gulliver
    Authors:
    Jillian Powell
    Illustrated by:
    Amanda Gulliver
    I like going on my hopper, I like going on my skates, I like going on my bike... Whee!
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