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  • The Story of the Car

    By Giles Chapman
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    Giles Chapman
    A beautifully illustrative history of the world's most iconic and popular cars of all time. Perfect for children and adult motoring fans alike!Cars do so much more than get us from A to B: they are vehicles of beauty that allow drivers to determine their own destination. Trace their extraordinary history in this gorgeously illustrated guide, from Benz's first motor wagon to the jet-propelled ThrustSSC. Along the way, discover how the social upheavals of the past 140 years diverted the car's journey: two world wars, economic crashes, the digital revolution and more. Finally, explore the fantastical cars that have been imagined in film and the incredible vehicles that await us in the future.If you liked The Car Book, Fifty Cars that Changed the World and Car Science, you'll love The Story of the Car.Written by acclaimed motor expert Giles Chapman, and beautifully illustrated by the Us Now design studio, this is a visual treat for anyone who is fascinated by cars.The Story of the Car is the start of a groundbreaking series of stunning books on the social history of transport, with The Story of Flight and The Story of Space Travel to follow.
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  • School Shootings

    By Philip Steele
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    Philip Steele
    Go behind the headlines to explore the wider background of news stories that are making a major impact across the world. In School Shootings, we look at why these terrible events occur, and what sort of people carry them out. What is the scale of the problem? Are such attacks more common in some parts of the world than others? Have they always taken place, or are they a new phenomenon? And how should we best respond to the fear of them happening again? What actions should be taken and what changes should be made? This book includes quotes from key figures, opinions from all sides of the argument and debate panels that invite readers aged 12+ to discuss the issues that shape our world. Other titles in the Behind the News series: Global Financial Crisis, Hostage Takers, Race and Crime, Uprising in the Middle East and Violence Against Women
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  • Super Sticker Scenes: 1001 Stickers

    The ultimate sticker scene book for My Little Pony fans, packed with over 1001 super stickers!Go on a deep sea adventure with Rainbow Dash, join Applejack for a yummy picnic, get creative with Rarity, and lots more ... Just use your stickers to complete the scenes in this fun-packed My Little Pony bumper sticker book. Featuring 48 pages of pony fun (plus stickers!) this is THE sticker book for My Little Pony fans everywhere.As seen on TinyPop and PopTV.
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  • The Seaside

    By Jen Green
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    Jen Green
    What do you know about the seaside? Explore the amazing variety of habitats, plants and animals that call coastlines around the world home and find out how they are adapted to survive there. Explore what makes sand such an amazing material, food chains, seashells and seaweed. Discover why beaches and seaside resorts are such popular holiday destinations and the jobs that people do there..Part of the series Discover Through Craft. Six books that explore key curriculum topics using a mixture of activities, quizzes, facts and crafts. For children aged 7-9.
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    The Story of You

    By Anna Claybourne
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    Anna Claybourne
    Why do some people have blue eyes and others, green? Why are some people good at music, and others at sport? And why do some people love seafood, and others HATE olives? The Story of You has the answers!From genetics and evolution to our environment and our families, the book looks at all the factors that shape us into the people we are. It explains how physical characteristics and abilities are passed down through generations, and why some things are inherited and others not. It explores how evolution has shaped us as a species, and at how the world we live in has impacted on and shaped us. It also looks at intelligence, where it comes from, and how we learn. The brain and the mind are explored, as are concepts such as personality, how we build relationships with other people, and how and why we form memories. The science behind all this is complex, but Anna Claybourne's clear, simple text renders it both accessible and of real interest to children - this is an invaluable resource for helping them to understand both the world and their place within it.
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  • Sharp-Clawed Dinosaurs

    By David West
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    David West
    Professor Pete knows lots about all sorts of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals. Learn all about sharp-clawed dinosaurs from pronouncing their difficult names to facts about their weight, what they eat, how fast they can run and where they used to live in the world. Children will soon become dinosaur experts.Following the same style as Nora the Naturalist's Animals and Safari Sam's Wild Animals, Professor Pete's Prehistoric Animals are brilliant introductory books for young readers aged 5+ in the high-interest area of dinosaurs.
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  • Shaping Up Summer

    By Lizann Flatt
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    Lizann Flatt
    What if animals and plants knew maths, just like us? Would spiders draw pictures in their webs? Would narwhals sort blocks of ice by shape? Would insects know what's above and what's below? In Shaping Up Summer, nature comes to life to help children grasp concepts of geometry, symmetry, and spatial sense.Maths in Nature is a lovely four book series, which explores seasonal and natural beauty through maths concepts, which are made engaging with energetic and colourful paper collage illustrations, poetic language and thoughtful questions. Each book also includes nature notes at the end, which give more information about the animals and plants featured in the seasonal scenes. Colourful, cut- paper collage art uniquely evokes the natural world, while two levels of text - one a lyrical story, the other asking children to problem-solve - bring the reader to a full understanding of the maths concept being covered. The engaging "What if?" format of these informational picture books is sure to delight five- to seven-year-olds.
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  • Sport

    By Rita Storey
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    Rita Storey
    Want to find out about the street sport scene? Check out all this cool content inside: - Skateboard stunts- Hot video links- Inspirational photos- Streetball- Parkour- Stars in action- BMX stylesA five-star introduction to get you into the action, Street brings you the real urban scene in an easy-access format. Titles feature seriously cool content including artists in action and stars up close, plus video links to interviews, performances and amazing street craft.This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books children can't put down.Perfect for readers aged 7 and up.
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  • Seaside Holidays Then and Now

    By Clare Hibbert
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    Clare Hibbert
    Seaside Holidays Then and Now compares what it would have been like to go on holiday to the seaside in the past with modern seaside holidays today. Readers are encouraged to explore what has changed and what has stayed the same, including the places we stay, beach activities and the clothes we wear.The Beside the Seaside series looks at specific aspects of daily life by the sea, whether examining plant and animal habitats, exploring the various jobs people do, looking at types of buildings and structures, or comparing a holiday by the sea in the past and present day. An essential set of books for learning about all aspects of the seaside, and a perfect teaching tool for Key Stage 1.
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  • Spain

    By Anita Ganeri
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    Anita Ganeri
    Journey Through Spain offers a look at the landscape, culture and people of Spain, from the exciting buzz of Madrid, through historic Andalusia to the island of Mallorca in the sunny Mediterranean.Journey Through offers young readers the chance to take a trip through exciting world countries using different modes of transport, from train and car to bicycle and private jet. Along the way the traveller visits highlighted places both well known and less known, and learns lots of exciting facts about history, language, culture and much more. Ideal for readers age 9 and up.
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  • Seaside Towns

    By Clare Hibbert
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    Clare Hibbert
    In Seaside Towns you can compare tiny harbours and bustling resorts, and learn about the kinds of buildings and businesses they have today. Discover what goes on at a port and read about lighthouses, piers and fish and chip shops.The Beside the Seaside series looks at specific aspects of daily life by the sea, whether examining plant and animal habitats, exploring the various jobs people do, looking at types of buildings and structures, or comparing a holiday by the sea in the past and present day. An essential set of books for learning about all aspects of the seaside, and a perfect teaching tool for Key Stage 1.
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    Selfie: The Changing Face of Self Portraits

    By Susie Brooks
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    Susie Brooks
    'Selfies' are everywhere - from Kim Kardashian, queen of the selfie, to the Queen of England photobombing the Australian hockey team's selfie in 2014, you can't open a newspaper, or visit a news website, without seeing one. Recent technology, such as the selfie stick, and camera phones, have helped make the selfie a global trend, so you would be forgiven for thinking that this is a modern trend. But in fact, the first known selfies date from about 40,000 years ago and are hand stencils, discovered on a cave wall in Indonesia. Produced in conjunction with the Art Archive, Selfie charts the progress and the development of the self portrait, from Indonesian caves, through famous self-portrait artists such as Vincent van Gogh and Pablo Picasso and the invention of the camera, to iconic modern selfies such as the 2014 Oscar photograph. It looks at trends, techniques and the tales behind some famous self portraits - do you know why Van Gogh was driven to cut off a chunk of his ear? Or how Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera's stormy marriage affected their painting? Which teenage member of the Russian royal family sent a selfie she had taken in a mirror to a friend in 1914? And how are Andy Warhol's photographic techniques still influencing selfie-takers today? Selfie has the answers to all these questions, and many more! Packed full of fascinating information and incredible images, this is a must-have book for selfie-lovers of all ages!
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  • Skyscrapers

    By Sally Spray
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    Sally Spray
    Follow the development of skyscrapers, as they have grown taller and taller, and more fantastical through engineering skill, design and ambition.Get to grips with the mind-boggling advances that have been made in engineering. Find out about awe-inspiring buildings and technology. The books in the Awesome Engineering series are filled with impactful artwork, diagrams and explanations that make the awesome feats of engineering easy to understand.Presents a chronology of landmark engineering achievements from around the world with fascinating facts about each construction Perfect for readers aged 9 and up.
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  • A Stroll Through the Seasons

    By Kay Barnham, Maddie Frost
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    Kay Barnham
    Illustrated by:
    Maddie Frost
    Take a stroll through the seasons! From bright spring blossoms to colourful autumn leaves, follow the wonderful changes that each season brings.This beautifully illustrated picture book shows the glorious nature of each new season, from spring greenery, dazzling summer sunshine, vibrant autumn leaves and sparkling winter snow. Follow the journey of a young boy and girl as they stroll through wind, rain, sunshine and snow to explore the wonderful changes that each season brings.'Look and Wonder' is a fresh, bold and bright, narrative non-fiction picture book series, for children aged 4 and up, introducing children to life cycles and the natural world. The eye-poppingly colourful digital illustration style will explain the scientific concepts while the light and fun text-style will make these books real home and classroom favourites.Other titles in the series:A Stroll Through the SeasonsA Wonderful World of WeatherIncredible RainforestsThe Amazing Butterfly Life Cycle StoryThe Amazing Plant Life Cycle StoryThe Awesome Night SkyThe Great Big Water Cycle Adventure
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  • Stories From China

    By Saviour Pirotta, Tim Clarey
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    Saviour Pirotta
    Illustrated by:
    Tim Clarey
    This beautifully illustrated collection of stories from one of the world's richest story-telling traditions is ideal for young readers and for reading aloud to 7-11 year-olds.There are stories of how the world began, Chinese dragons, zodiac monkeys, legendary monsters, Chinese New Year and hopping ghosts.Each story is introduced with information about its origins and the people who first started telling it, and maps locate the places associated with it. The book includes a glossary and sources of further information as well as ideas for activities that children can do to explore the stories and their culture further.Retold by an experienced writer of stories for the young, this is a book to inform and entertain in equal measure.
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  • Staying Safe Online

    By Heather Lyons, Elizabeth Tweedale, Alex Westgate
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    Heather Lyons, Elizabeth Tweedale
    Illustrated by:
    Alex Westgate
    There are amazing things to discover on the Internet, but to become great coders it's important to know what happens to the information we post and leave behind. Learn how computers are connected together, how search engines work and how to protect your identity - then hop online to try out your new skills on the companion website. Let's get started!Kids Get Coding is a fantastic, hands-on resource for anyone looking to get started with coding. The four books cover key areas of the KS1 computing curriculum with simple text. Each title contains practical on- and off-line activities that are easy to follow and fun to try on your own or with friends. Guiding young coders through each title is Data Duck - a computer-programming mastermind here to help with hints and tips!The Kids Get Coding series is written by Heather Lyons and Elizabeth Tweedale of blue{shift} - a company dedicated to teaching children to become active creators of technology.Other titles in the Kids Get Coding series:Algorithms & BugsLearn to ProgramOur Digital World
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  • Super Sticker Fun

    A super cute and super fierce sticker activity book from the world of the Powerpuff Girls!Join Blossom, Buttercup and Bubbles for hours of super powered fun! Jam-packed with games, stickers and activity, this is the perfect book for Powerpuff Girls fans everywhere.
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  • Seashore

    By Victoria Munson
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    Victoria Munson
    A fun guide to the seashore for young children. From tiny crabs to slippery seaweed, discover fun facts about amazing seashore wildlife. Find out what plants and animals live at the seashore, how they survive and how to identify them.Which fish have teeth strong enough to crack open shells?Which sea mammal can reach speeds of 30 kph? Simple descriptions mixed with beautiful photographs make this a great children's first guide to the seashore. If you like this title, why not search out the others in the series: Birds, Mammals, Flowers, Minibeasts and Trees.
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  • Space

    By Louise Spilsbury
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    Louise Spilsbury
    What makes our solar system special? Do you know why our Sun is so important to life on Earth? Explore the amazing variety of planets and other objects in our solar system, such as the Moon, comets, meteors and our own amazing planet, Earth. Then discover even more about space by making the space-related crafts in this fun and fact-filled book.Part of the series Discover Through Craft. Six books that explore key curriculum topics using a mixture of activities, quizzes, facts and crafts. For children aged 7-9.
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  • Smell

    By Anita Ganeri
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    Anita Ganeri
    What happens when you smell something you like? How does your body tell you when a smell could harm you? Which other parts of the body help you to smell - and how does your nose work? All these questions and more to help you really understand what the sense of smell is all about.The series, Senses, is an engaging exploration of the senses for young readers. A mixture of photographs and illustrations clearly and simply help children understand the five senses in a though-provoking way.Suitable for KS1.
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