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  • Social Networking: Big Business on Your Computer

    By Nick Hunter
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    Nick Hunter
    Social Networking follows the newest multi-billion industry on the planet. The book explores how the social networking industry began and how tiny seedlings of companies grew into multinational giants that today make billions. Discover how social networking businesses are making money from your friendships and what the future potential of this baby of the business world could really be.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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  • Skin Deep: The Business of Beauty

    By Angela Royston
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    Angela Royston
    Skin Deep digs beneath the beauty industry's glamorous surface to find out how it makes its billions. The book looks at the history of the beauty industry, from ancient cosmetics through to poisonous products, and the extraordinary lengths people have gone to in order to look good. The book examines how the beauty industry today is worth billions, exploring its latest technological developments and just how much people will pay to be beautiful.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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  • Samuel Scaredosaurus

    By Brian Moses, Mike Gordon
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    Brian Moses
    Illustrated by:
    Mike Gordon
    Samuel Scaredosaurus was scared of lots of things. He was scared of spiders, strange noises, dark shadows and being left on his own. Would he ever be able to face his fears?Written by Brian Moses, this humorous picture book explores different things that might scare children, for example shadows and noises in the dark, being lost, bullies, fairground rides, going to school and heights. Different ways of dealing with these fears are then set out showing that there are ways to cope with these, sometimes overwhelming, emotions.The clever and funny illustrations, by internationally renowned illustrator, Mike Gordon, bring a light-touch to these stories, helping children to learn about their feelings in a fun and light-hearted way.Excellent notes for parents and teachers at the back of this book show how to approach these issues with children.Other books by Brian Moses and Mike Gordon: I Feel Frightened; I Feel Angry; I Feel Jealous; I Feel Sad; It's Not Fair; I Feel Bullied; William Worrydactyl; Gracie Grumposaurus; Jamal Jealousaurus; Anna Angrysaurus; Sophie Shyosaurus.
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  • Sophie Shyosaurus

    By Brian Moses, Mike Gordon
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    Brian Moses
    Illustrated by:
    Mike Gordon
    Sophie Shyosaurus was a very shy dinosaur. She got embarrassed at parties, when she met someone new, or if she had to stand up and talk in school. Will she ever be able to stop being shy? Written by Brian Moses, this humorous picture book explores different things that might make children feel shy, for example being asked to speak in class, going to a party or doing something new. Different ways of dealing with shyness are then set out with mum and dad dinosaur explaining how they sometimes are shy too and giving examples of how they try to overcome these feelings. The clever and funny illustrations, by internationally renowned illustrator, Mike Gordon, bring a light-touch to these stories, helping children to learn about their feelings in a fun and light-hearted way. Excellent notes for parents and teachers at the back of this book show how to approach these issues with children. Other books by Brian Moses and Mike Gordon: I Feel Frightened; I Feel Angry; I Feel Jealous; I Feel Sad; It's Not Fair; I Feel Bullied; William Worrydactyl; Gracie Grumposaurus; Jamal Jealousaurus; Anna Angrysaurus; Samuel Scaredosaurus.
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  • Showtime!: The Entertainment Industry

    Showtime! goes backstage to uncover how the giants of mass-media make millions by entertaining the public. From music and gaming through to television and movies, find out how this billion-dollar industry is cashing in on your fun.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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  • Sea Rescue

    By Deborah Chancellor
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    Deborah Chancellor
    Lifeboats and helicopters zoom along through the storm as they race to the rescue... Lots of noisy words and plenty of high-speed action introduce emergency vehicles and other life-saving equipment in a lively and exciting way.Emergency Vehicles - four books all about the different vehicles each emergency uses and the situations they use them in. For KS1 readers
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  • Space Pioneers

    By Steve Parker
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    Steve Parker
    From the first rockets to leave Earth's atmosphere and the animals that made brave journeys into space, such as Laika the Soviet stray dog, to the first spacewalks and the tragedies of the loss of all crew members of the Challenger and Columbia space shuttles, this book looks at the people, who's part in various space programmes around the world, have helped to push the boundaries of space travel for future generations.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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  • Spying and Security

    By Charlie Samuels
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    Charlie Samuels
    World War II is explored through first hand-evidence including posters, newspapers, diaries, letters, speeches, poems and songs. This title looks at spying and security in the Second World War, from code breaking and spying to national security and civil defence. It looks at the hidden world of secrets and deception in World War Two.
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    The Story of Britain

    By Mick Manning, Brita Granström
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    Mick Manning, Brita Granström
    This sumptious book is a wonderful first-introduction to British history. Masters of illustrated non-fiction, Mick Manning and Brita Granström tell the story of Britain from the Stone Age up to the present in a truly integrated narrative of text and illustration. It moves throughs the Iron Age, Stonehenge, the Celts, the Romans and the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings, then on to the marvels of the Medieval era, the Tudors and Stuarts, the Industrial Revolution, the Victorians and the 20th century right up to the modern day. The exciting story is supplemented by many amazing facts and introduces key figures from kings, queens and military leaders to scientists, artists and writers. History doesn't have to be horrible - here it is gripping, fascinating and fun!
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  • Space

    By Andrew Langley
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    Andrew Langley
    Impress your friends (and yourself) with just how much you know about Space! Loads of facts and stats will help you discover amazing facts about the Sun, the Moon and other planets stars and galaxies. Read this book to ensure you really do Know It All!Part of the series Know It All - there are eight books in this series covering everything from Cars and Pirates to Inventions and Dangerous Animals.
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  • Sea Life

    By Annabelle Lynch
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    Annabelle Lynch
    Discover the wonders of the world under the sea, from colourful coral reefs to wriggly octopuses.Froglets Learners offer fun facts in accessible text, perfect for building reading confidence.
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  • Sport What Job Can I Get?

    By Richard Spilsbury
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    Richard Spilsbury
    The different careers that lead on from an interest or aptitude in sport are explored. Many occupations are examined, including being an athelete, sports journalist, physiotherapist, lifeguard, sports agent, sports manager, sports coach and many others. It provides an inside glimpse into what the different jobs involve and the special skills that are needed to succeed in a chosen area.
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  • Seriously Risky Jobs

    By Jim Pipe
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    Jim Pipe
    Experience the thrills of fast machines, daring journeys, extreme sports and much more through this series of action packed high-interest reads designed for older children.Seriously Risky Jobs takes a look at the most dangerous and extreme jobs in the world, from deep-sea rescue to smoke jumpers. Packed with facts, stats, true-life stories and amazing photographs this book will appeal to everyone interested in high-octane thrills at work.
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  • Start-Up History: Toys

    By Jane Bingham, Ruth Nason
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    Jane Bingham, Ruth Nason
    This book is an engaging exploration of the history toys from the wooden and metal toys of the 19th century, through the emergence of plastic toys to the development of electronic toys today. It considers toys as varied as Noah's ark and dolls and encourages children to use their knowledge of materials and technology to date the toys they are considering.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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  • Shop Assistant

    By James Nixon
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    James Nixon
    Have you ever wondered what it might be like to work as a shop assistant? This is a careers book that focuses on one type of job within its industry. Follow Tilly, a sales assistant in a clothing store as she guides you around her place of work. She explains everything in a clear and informative way - from some of the best ways to get into sales work, dealing with customers and the different jobs they do on the shop floor. She also introduces the more creative sides to her role, such as advising customers and creating displays as well as the more business-oriented roles such as ordering stock for the store skills. The book also looks at ways you can progress in your career. Clear photographs help as she explains the skills, qualifications and temperament you need to become a shop assistant.Part of the series, What We Do. Six books that explore six practical career options for children aged 9+.
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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
    Authors:
    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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    Speedy Science

    By Angela Royston
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    Angela Royston
    Speedy Science is a book which is packed with fun science experiments children can do in minutes, using everyday things at home or school. The book covers all areas of Science from life on earth to physical science and include explanations as to why what happened ... happened! Topics include: plants, animals and humans, living things, sound, states of matter, materials, habitats, electricity, Earth and space, forces, magnets, habitats and light. Follow the step-by-step instructions and then work out what happened just like a real scientist.The book encourages children to understand science while having fun.
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