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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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  • South Africa

    By Annabel Savery
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    Annabel Savery
    Going on holiday to South Africa or are you just interested in the country? Then this is the book for you. Arriving in johannesburg you'll explore the city before visiting one of the townships, Soweto. In your journey though this country you'll also visit a gold mine before then travelling out into the countryside to see how people live and work in rural areas. A visit to a Zulu village is a bright and colourful experience and you'll also visit the Kruger National Park and the Dolphin Coast before finally taking a train to Cape Town, where you will spend time visiting Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned, Table Mountain and the Cape of Good hope before flying home. An amazing journey where you can experience the food, culture and vibrancy of this beautiful country.Told from the viewpoint of a young visitor and packed with interesting tips on where to go and what to see, these bold and colourful books explore countries through a travel diary. Been There! is a series of eight books focussing on some of the most exciting cities on the world. Suitable for children studying countries at KS2 or for children who are just fascinated by other cultures and customs.
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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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  • Spain

    By Annabel Savery
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    Annabel Savery
    Going on holiday to Spain or are you just interested in the country? Then this is the book for you. Arriving in the capital city, Madrid, you'll explore the city, visiting the Royal Palace, Prado museum and some of the markets. Your journey continues to the cathedral in Santiago de Compostela before then travelling to the Basque country where you'll find out about the culture from this region of Spain. Find out about football fans in Barcelona, experience the beautiful Pyrenees mountains before heading to the coast near Valencia and then on to lots of other exciting places. An amazing journey where you can experience the food, culture and vibrancy of this beautiful country.Told from the viewpoint of a young visitor and packed with interesting tips on where to go and what to see, these bold and colourful books explore countries through a travel diary. Been There! is a series of eight books focussing on some of the most exciting cities on the world. Suitable for children studying countries at KS2 or for children who are just fascinated by other cultures and customs.
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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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    Sketches from a Nameless Land

    By Shaun Tan, Shaun Tan
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    Shaun Tan, Shaun Tan
    The Arrival has become one of the most critically acclaimed books of recent years, a wordless masterpiece that describes a world beyond any familiar time or place. How did it come to be created, and what inspired its unique and captivating story?In Sketches from a Nameless Land, author Shaun Tan explains the origins of his ideas, using examples from early research and concept sketches through to finished artwork. In tracing this evolution, he sheds light on the silent language of images, the spirit of the migrant experience and the artist's creative journey.The Arrival was sited as No 35 in The Times 100 Best Books of all time. "An imaginative triumph. Every home should have one." - The Times"It will fascinate and occupy adults and children alike." - The ObserverRead more about The Arrival at www.thearrival.com.auFind out more about Shaun Tan at http://www.shauntan.net
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  • Seaside

    By Angela Royston
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    Angela Royston
    Everybody loves the seaside! Find out what you can see and do on a trip to the seaside, and discover all the amazing animals that live there.A series of differentiated text books on topics that children really want to read about. The lower level text is ideal for emerging readers and the higher level text will suit more able readers. The large, square format encourages sharing, and spectacular photos are featured on every page.
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  • Supercopters

    By Paul Harrison
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    Paul Harrison
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  • Superboats

    By Paul Harrison
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    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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  • Special Days and Holidays

    By Sue Finnie, Daniele Bourdais
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    Sue Finnie, Daniele Bourdais
    Meet Ryan. He is in France on a special mission. He is going to find out about special days and holidays in France. Follow Ryan's blog to find out what Bastille Day is, what type of holidays are typical in France, how the French celebrate Christmas and other festivals and much more.You can also learn some key French phrases, pick up French language tips and test your knowledge of France with the mini quizzes. Go to franklinwatts.co.uk for your free downloads of the French conversations.Special Days and Holidays is part of the Young Reporter in France series. They are a great resource for the KS2 and 3 Framework for Languages which include an Intercultural Understanding strand where children compare and contrast life in other countries with their own.
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  • School Days

    By Sue Finnie, Daniele Bourdais
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    Sue Finnie, Daniele Bourdais
    Meet Ryan. He is in France on a special mission. He is going to find out what it is like to go to school in France. Follow Ryan's blog to find out what French pupils wear at school, what they do at lunch times, what after school lunch clubs there are and much more. You can also learn some key French phrases, pick up French language tips and test your knowledge of France with the mini quizzes. Go to franklinwatts.co.uk for your free downloads of the French conversations in this book.School Days is part of the Young Reporter in France series. They are a great resource for the KS2 and 3 Framework for Languages which include an Intercultural Understanding strand where children compare and contrast life in other countries with their own.
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  • Seasons

    By Angela Royston
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    Angela Royston
    There are four seasons in a year - winter, spring, summer and autumn. Find out how every season makes the world around us different.A series of differentiated text books on topics that children really want to read about. The lower level text is ideal for emerging readers and the higher level text will suit more able readers. The large, square format encourages sharing, and spectacular photos are featured on every page.
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  • Shipwreck Disasters

    By John Hawkins
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    John Hawkins
    Shipwreck disasters are terrible occurrences and a source of fear and fascination for many people. They are often devastating and can kill hundreds of people at a time. Many people have lost their lives over the years at sea.Shipwreck Disasters first explores why ships can become a danger to life, whether that is because of poor design, freak weather or simple human error. Some famous shipwreck disasters are then explored in detail, explaining how, why and when some of the world's biggest and most famous sinkings occurred. Such as the infamous sinking of the Mary Rose at the hands of the French fleet in 1545, through to the fate of the RMS Titanic, which struck an iceberg on a crossing of the Atlantic, right up to the 2008 disaster in the Philippines. The factors that contributed to each of these disasters are examined in detail and make for compelling reading.Part of a series of 6 books, Catastrophe! uses historical reports, eyewitness accounts and expert opinions to explore incredible natural and man-made disasters.Suitable for KS2-3 these are excellent reference books for teachers and students.
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  • Solving The Mysteries of The Pyramids

    By Fiona Macdonald
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    Fiona Macdonald
    The Ancient Egyptian pyramids along the river Nile are one of the wonders of the world. These world famous sites are places where ancient history can still be explored today. These monuments have puzzled and fascinated archaeologists and historians for hundreds of years. Solving the Mysteries of the Pyramids explores these amazing ruins and looks in detail at other famous sites, such as the Great Sphinx and at the culture of mummifying the dead; burying them with food, animals, gold, weapons and other offerings for the gods. The book fills in the details of how we think the people who lived there at the time built and used these amazing tombs. It also explains how some of the archaeological discoveries were uncovered, which have helped to piece together our understanding of this fascinating time.
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  • Solving The Mysteries of Pompeii

    By Charlie Samuel
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    Charlie Samuel
    Pompeii is one of the world's most famous sites where ancient history can still be explored today. The devastation of the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, when mount Vesuvius erupted, has puzzled and fascinated archaeologists and historians for hundreds of years. The way the city was preserved, buried deep under the volcanic ash has revealed amazing clues about what life was like in a city during the period of the Roman Empire. Solving the Mysteries of Pompeii explores these amazing ruins and looks in detail at the artefacts, architecture and remains of people and animals who lived there. It also explains how some of the archaeological discoveries were uncovered, which have helped to piece together our understanding of this fascinating place.
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