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  • Space

    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 to kids in a whole new way. Marvel at the planets, asteroids and incredible forces in our solar system, as well as space missions and the universe beyond - all visualised in beautifully designed infographics and graphic organisers.
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    The Story of the Stars

    By Neal Layton
    Authors:
    Neal Layton
    First came the bestselling The Story of Everything, then came the bestselling The Story of Things and now here's The Story of Stars!Find out everything you ever wanted to know about the stars told in 10 pop-up spreads by the Smarties award-winner Neal Layton.Neal's unique perspective on stars from thousands of years ago to today presents stars, solar systems and galaxies in a format accessible to the very young. Did you know that the Ancient Greeks did a join-the-dots with the night sky? Or that the sun is our nearest star? Or that stars are born, live and die just like us?With ingenious pops, flaps and tabs, and a MASSIVE pop-up of the constellations in the night sky!
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  • Siege

    By Laura Durman
    Authors:
    Laura Durman
    Have you ever wondered what a medieval siege was really like? In Siege you'll learn tactics for capturing and defending a castle and find yourself at the heart of the battle. Discover what sorts of weapons and armour were used and why castles often surrendered.Part of the series Knights and Castles, you can find out the answers to all of these questions and much more!
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  • The Story of eBay

    By Franklin Watts
    Authors:
    Franklin Watts
    Have you ever wondered why McDonald's or Coca-Cola are so successful? Why Microsoft seems to run the world? Or why Nike dominates the sportswear market? Find the answers to these questions in this fascinating series. A combination of lively text packed with information and full-colour photography takes the reader on a journey of discovery, past the hype and publicity, to a place where they are fully informed and able to make their own assessments.
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  • Safety

    By Kate Purdie
    Authors:
    Kate Purdie
    'Being Healthy, Feeling Great: Safety' covers a wide range of health topics to show readers what it takes to lead healthy lives. It encourages readers to understand why it is important to be healthy and safe from a young age and how this will stand them in good stead as adults. The book features a magazine-style design to engage readers, with a quiz at the end. Topics are dealt with in a sensitive tone, making the subjects accessible.
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  • Sports Cars

    By Penny Worms
    Authors:
    Penny Worms
    Design and engineering skills are very important to the motor industry in helping to create vehicles that are both fit for purpose and exciting to look at and to drive. Motormania offers an overview of some of the most thrilling vehicles on modern roads and racing tracks. The books are packed with facts, stats and amazing full-colour photography.
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  • The Story of Punk and Indie

    By Matt Anniss
    Authors:
    Matt Anniss
    From punk and indie's roots to today's mega-stars of the industry, The Story of Hip-Hop takes a detailed look at how musicians in the 1970s moved away from the safe world of pop and rock and exploded onto the scene with their anarchic style, political lyrics and attention-grabbing stage antics. Read about the Ramones, Greenday, the Clash and the evolution of punk into indie music where bands such as the Cure, Blondie and Nirvana rocked the charts.The Story of Punk and Indie is part of the series Pop Histories which takes a similarly detailed look at other popular musical genres.
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  • The Story of Starbucks

    By Franklin Watts
    Authors:
    Franklin Watts
    Have you ever wondered why McDonald's or Coca-Cola are so successful? Why Microsoft seems to run the world? Or why Nike dominates the sportswear market? Find the answers to these questions in this fascinating series. A combination of lively text packed with information and full-colour photography takes the reader on a journey of discovery, past the hype and publicity, to a place where they are fully informed and able to make their own assessments.
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  • The Story of Apple

    By Franklin Watts
    Authors:
    Franklin Watts
    Have you ever wondered why McDonald's or Coca-Cola are so successful? Why Microsoft seems to run the world? Or why Nike dominates the sportswear market? Find the answers to these questions in this fascinating series. A combination of lively text packed with information and full-colour photography takes the reader on a journey of discovery, past the hype and publicity, to a place where they are fully informed and able to make their own assessments.
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  • The Story of Dance Music and Electronica

    By Matt Anniss
    Authors:
    Matt Anniss
    From the earliest DJs mixing records for clubbers in the 1970s to the superstar DJs of today. This book tells you how dance music has evolved and influenced other musical genres. House music, warehouse parties, raves; hugely influential bands such as Kraftwork and The Chemical Brothers and the superstar DJs such as Fatboy Slim and David Guetta all feature in this brilliant journey through musical history.The Story of Dance Music and Electronica is part of the series, Pop Histories, which takes a similarly detailed look at other popular musical genres.
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  • The Story of Facebook

    By Franklin Watts
    Authors:
    Franklin Watts
    Have you ever wondered why McDonald's or Coca-Cola are so successful? Why Microsoft seems to run the world? Or why Nike dominates the sportswear market? Find the answers to these questions in this fascinating series. A combination of lively text packed with information and full-colour photography takes the reader on a journey of discovery, past the hype and publicity, to a place where they are fully informed and able to make their own assessments.
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  • The Story of Google

    By Franklin Watts
    Authors:
    Franklin Watts
    Have you ever wondered why McDonald's or Coca-Cola are so successful? Why Microsoft seems to run the world? Or why Nike dominates the sportswear market? Find the answers to these questions in this fascinating series. A combination of lively text packed with information and full-colour photography takes the reader on a journey of discovery, past the hype and publicity, to a place where they are fully informed and able to make their own assessments.
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  • The Story of Hip-Hop

    By Matt Anniss
    Authors:
    Matt Anniss
    From hip-hop's block party roots to today's mega-stars of the industry The Story of Hip-Hop takes a detailed look at how cretive musicians ripped up existing music and turned it into something new. Emerging rappers realised that this music was the perfect backing to enhance their lyrics and so hip-hop was born. Tracing hip-hop through to the present day this book will tell you how it has influenced thousands of artists and crossed over many musical genres to become a global urban sound.The Story of Hip-Hop is part of the series Pop Histories which takes a similarly detailed look at other popular musical genres.
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  • The Story of Soul and R&B

    By Matt Anniss
    Authors:
    Matt Anniss
    The Story of Soul and R&B traces the roots of this musical genre from the traditional black american gospel singers through soul, motown and funk, right through to it's influence on pop and to the neo soul superstars of today. Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Destiny's Child, Rihanna, Neo and many more feature on this jam-packed book on music.The Story of Soul and R&B is part of the series Pop Histories which takes a similarly detailed look at other popular musical genres.
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  • Superheroes

    By Annabel Savery
    Authors:
    Annabel Savery
    Did you know that there are more than 700 superheroes? Find out more amazing facts like this inside the Superheroes book!!Bright, fun books on topics that young children love to read about, from supercars to princesses. Accessible text and colourful design make these ideal first topic books.
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  • Supercars

    By Annabel Savery
    Authors:
    Annabel Savery
    Can you believe that the Bugatti Veyron can reach speeds of 267 miles per hour? Find more amazing facts like this in It's Amazing: Supercars!Bright, fun books on topics that young children love to read about, from supercars to princesses. Accessible text and colourful design make these ideal first topic books.
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  • Space Exploration

    By Giles Sparrow
    Authors:
    Giles Sparrow
    Space Travel Guides offer a unique look at our Solar System and beyond for older children. Adopting a `travel guide` format, this original series takes the reader on a fascinating fact-packed voyage, offering insights and points of interest along they way. Stunning full-colour photographs and quirky cartoons ensure that no detail is omitted as the trip progresses - from planetary features to star magnitudes and from space toilets to driving on the Moon.
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  • The Sun and Stars

    By Giles Sparrow
    Authors:
    Giles Sparrow
    Space Travel Guides offer a unique look at our Solar System and beyond for older children. Adopting a `travel guide` format, this original series takes the reader on a fascinating fact-packed voyage, offering insights and points of interest along they way. Stunning full-colour photographs and quirky cartoons ensure that no detail is omitted as the trip progresses - from planetary features to star magnitudes and from space toilets to driving on the Moon.
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    The Super Swooper Dinosaur

    By Martin Waddell, Leonie Lord
    Authors:
    Martin Waddell
    Illustrated by:
    Leonie Lord
    Here comes the super swooper dinosaur - he's flying in for some fun! But just what games can Hal, Billy and the dino play when they're all so different?From the talented team that brought you the bestselling The Dirty Great Dinosaur, this action-packed story shows how true friendship can overcome all differences.Praise for The Dirty Great Dinosaur:"Irresistible to preschool boys." THE BOOKSELLER"A very funny story . . . fabulous." THE BOOKBAG
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  • Sound

    By Sally Hewitt
    Authors:
    Sally Hewitt
    Fun, lively introductions to science with practical activities and projects to strengthen learning.
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