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I am Josephine - and I am a Living Thing

By Jan Thornhill, Jacqui Lee
Authors:
Jan Thornhill
Illustrated by:
Jacqui Lee
Meet Josephine: she's a little girl, a big sister and a human being. She's also a mammal, an animal and a living thing-all identities she explores in this simple but informative picture book that provides a fabulous introduction to classification.Inspired by science and nature writer Jan Thornhill's many school visits, this book is intended to help children recognise themselves as part of the natural world, with an emphasis on how all living things share similarities.Beautiful illustrations in vibrant colors combined with minimal text make this an easy introduction to the classification of living things. Endmatter goes into further detail about the unique characteristics of humans, mammals, animals and living things.
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  • In the Picture With Vincent van Gogh

    By Iain Zaczek
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    Iain Zaczek
    This title looks at the life and works of Vincent van Gogh, including an examination of paintings such as Sunflowers, Starry Night, The Artist's Bedroom in Arles, The Night Café, The Potato Eaters, Portrait of Père Tanguy and Self Portrait with Bandaged Ear. It looks at the techniques and colour palette that van Gogh used in these works, encouraging readers to look more closely at the interesting elements of each painting. It also includes a timeline of his life, information on museums and galleries where his work is currently displayed and a chance for readers to use what they have learned to make their own painting in the style of Vincent van Gogh.
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  • In the Afterlight

    By Alexandra Bracken
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    Alexandra Bracken
    The third book in the heart-stopping The Darkest Minds trilogy, by New York Times bestselling author of Passenger, for fans of Divergent and The Hunger Games.The fate of a generation lies in Ruby's hands - and one wrong move could set the world on fire.One of the few survivors of a disease which killed most of America's children, Ruby has emerged as Leader of the rebel group determined to bring the government down. Torn apart by the unbearable loss of Liam, she forms an unlikely alliance with his brother, Cole. But whatever their differences, Ruby and Cole are united by a clear mission: there are thousands like them still suffering in 'rehabilitation camps'. It's up to Ruby to set them free ...'A riveting emotional read that kept me on the edge.' - Melissa Marr, author of Wicked LovelyAlexandra Bracken is the New York Times bestselling author of Passenger, Wayfarer and The Darkest Minds series. Visit her online at www.alexandrabracken.com and on Twitter @alexbracken.
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  • Illustrated Compendium of Nature's Record Breakers

    By Virginie Aladjidi, Emmanuelle Tchoukriel
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    Virginie Aladjidi, Emmanuelle Tchoukriel
    Discover the most spectacular and fascinating records of the natural world. From the biggest bird, river, fish to the longest recorded flight or the fruit with the most vitamins, prepare to be amazed! Every record comes with a simple paragraph of fun and informative text and every life form is precisely identified by their common name and scientific name. It is perfect for exploring the wonders of our world be they great or small.The Illustrated Compendiums' beautiful illustrations recall the style used by naturalists and explorers such as Charles Darwin and John James Audubon. Children aged 7 and up will enjoy dipping in and out of these books, inspired by the fascinating illustrations and facts.
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  • Illustrated Compendium of the Sea

    By Virginie Aladjidi, Emmanuelle Tchoukriel
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    Virginie Aladjidi, Emmanuelle Tchoukriel
    Discover over a hundred types of marine life from all over the world - mammals, crustaceans, birds, plants, some exotic, others more familiar. You will find them classified by species. Every life form is precisely identified by their common name and scientific name, and succinctly described with a fun fact. It is perfect for exploring the creatures great and small that live in our seas and oceans and how they are classified by the naturalists that study them.The Illustrated Compendiums' beautiful illustrations recall the style used by naturalists and explorers such as Charles Darwin and John James Audubon. Children aged 7 and up will enjoy dipping in and out of these books, inspired by the fascinating illustrations and facts.
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  • Illustrated Compendium of Birds

    By Virginie Aladjidi, Emmanuelle Tchoukriel
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    Virginie Aladjidi, Emmanuelle Tchoukriel
    Discover over eighty different types of birds from all over the world - some exotic, others more familiar. You will find them classified by species, from the Cuculiformes like the common cuckoo to Galliformes like the partridge and the junglefowl, among many others. Every bird is precisely identified by its common name and scientific name, and succinctly described with a fun fact. It is perfect for exploring the creatures great and small that make up the animal kingdom and how they are classified by the naturalists that study them.The Illustrated Compendiums' beautiful illustrations recall the style used by naturalists and explorers such as Charles Darwin and John James Audubon. Children aged 7 and up will enjoy dipping in and out of these books, inspired by the fascinating illustrations and facts.
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  • Illustrated Compendium of Animals

    By Virginie Aladjidi, Emmanuelle Tchoukriel
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    Virginie Aladjidi, Emmanuelle Tchoukriel
    Discover over a hundred animals from all over the world - mammals, reptiles, birds, some exotic, others more familiar. You will find them classified by habitat, from polar regions to the savannah, from mountain peaks to urban jungles. Every animal is precisely identified by their common name and scientific name, and succinctly described with a fun fact. It is perfect for exploring the creatures great and small that make up the animal kingdom and how they are classified by the naturalists that study them.The Illustrated Compendiums' beautiful illustrations recall the style used by naturalists and explorers such as Charles Darwin and John James Audubon. Children aged 7 and up will enjoy dipping in and out of these books, inspired by the fascinating illustrations and facts.
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  • In the Home

    By Jon Richards
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    Jon Richards
    Have you ever wondered how we invented the objects that make our homes comfortable, like the television, the washing machine, the toaster? Learn all about the history of the objects that we cannot do without in our homes in It'll Never Work: In the Home, a book that explores the invention of household items that have become essential to our daily life and the successes and failures that have led to the comforts and entertainment that we know today.Each title in this exciting, high-interest series looks at a different area of technology and engineering and reveals the pioneering ideas and scientific thinking that enabled its development, as well as exposing those that proved to be a dead end. Each spread examines a particular example in depth, bringing in other similar ideas where relevant, and revealing that experimentation and failure often pave the way to technology success. Beautifully designed and illustrated with infographic-style artwork, this series is an excellent technology resource for readers aged 9 and up.
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    I love this tree

    By Anna Claybourne
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    Anna Claybourne
    I love this tree is a book which looks at the life of an old living deciduous tree and through it explores the amazing life of a tree and the creatures that inhabit it. Using a mixture of photos and artwork the book shows how the tree has changed and how it acts as a habitat for other life. This beautiful book explores how important trees are to the planet. Packed with information and pictures it provides a wealth of information about trees and their importance and inspires a love of these amazing plants. It's a fantastic resource for the Science Curriculum with its emphasis on plants, classification and habitats, for children aged 8+. Shortlisted for the 2016 SLA information book award in the 7-12 category and the 2016 English 4-11 picture book awards.'Close to my house, there's a beautiful, huge, spreading tree. I see it every day. We walk past it on the way to school, and hear the wind rustling through it at night. How long has that tree been standing there? If the tree wasn't there any more, I would miss it all the time. But it's not just me - so many animals depend on it too...''A really thorough, charming exploration of the lives of trees and their importance in the world' - School Librarian
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  • Izzy the Indigo Fairy

    By Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
    Authors:
    Daisy Meadows
    Illustrated by:
    Georgie Ripper
    When Rachel and Kirsty meet on the ferry to Rainspell Island one summer holiday, they have no idea that such magical adventures with the fairies await them! In this sixth book in the series, Rachel and Kirsty enter a magical world in order to find Izzy the Indigo Fairy...
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  • India the Moonstone Fairy

    By Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
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    Daisy Meadows
    Illustrated by:
    Georgie Ripper
    Disaster has struck Fairyland! Jack Frost has stolen all the jewels from Queen Titania's crown. Without them, the fairies' magic dust is losing its power. Rachel and Kirsty have to help India the Moonstone Fairy, Scarlett the Garnet Fairy, Emily the Emerald Fairy, Chloe the Topaz Fairy, Amy the Amethyst Fairy, Sophie the Sapphire Fairy, and Lucy the Diamond Fairy - to get the jewels back... before it's too late.in this book Rachel and Kirsty must help India find her magical moonstone so dreams can be enjoyed by everyone once again!
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    I Am a Book

    By Roger Hargreaves
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    Roger Hargreaves
    Have you ever imagined what it might feel like to be a book? Or a pencil? An ocean? A pair of scissors? Or, even, a sausage? Well, Roger Hargreaves has - and it's hilarious! The poetry classic is also in rhyme - most of the time!I am an orange you're going to peel.But - you don't think about how I feel!Ouch! That hurt! But you don't care!You peel away. It's most unfair!Roger Hargreaves was the bestselling creator of the Mr Men series. I Am a Book was first published by Hodder Children's Books in 1984.
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  • If You Were a Cat

    By Clare Hibbert
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    Clare Hibbert
    If you've ever wondered what it is like to be a cat, then this is the book for you. It's full of fascinating insights into the different ways that these loyal and intelligent animals experience the world.
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  • In the Street

    By JP Percy
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    JP Percy
    Have you ever looked really closely at the things you see every day in the street? What if you could only see a little bit of an object - would you be able to tell what it is? Look at a picture, read the clue, guess what it is and then turn the page to see if you are right!A book for parents and teachers to share with younger children that encourages them to engage with the world around them through a guessing game.For children aged 3+
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  • Issrilla the Creeping Menace

    By Adam Blade
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    Adam Blade
    Join the hero Tom on a high-action adventure with terrible Beasts and deadly danger!Tom faces terrible danger on a brand new Beast Quest. Issrilla the Creeping Menace is out for blood! How can Tom defeat this ferocious Beast? Only one thing is certain: if he fails, the Beast Quests end forever...
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  • The Invincible Tony Spears

    By Neal Layton
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    Neal Layton
    Perfect for every child who has ever dreamed of travelling to space...Making new friends is never easy, but seems impossible when Tony moves to a new town and school mid-term. But when he finds a round red button hidden in a cupboard, all his worries are forgotten. The button transforms his dull kitchen into a spaceship, called The Invincible. There's nothing more exciting than cruising the universe for adventure, but what about school and his mum?Tony Spears' epic-galactic-space-adventures and his earthly life begin to converge. The universe is in danger, 'Sports Morning' is looming at school and Tony's mum won't have a messy kitchen! Will Tony find a way to save the universe, and also deal with the difficulties in his 'real' life?Inspired by Tim Peake and Major Tom ...
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    I Love My Puppy

    By Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
    Authors:
    Giles Andreae
    Illustrated by:
    Emma Dodd
    A book to delight anyone who either owns, or wants to own, a pet - from the team behind the ever popular I Love My Mummy and I Love My Daddy.When a new puppy joins the family, this cute little bundle of joy brings both fun and new responsibilities! The excitement of this big event is explored with warmth and humour by Giles Andreae, the author of international bestseller Giraffes Can't Dance. From walks in the park, to chewed shoelaces! Pitch-perfect rhyme and cute, colourful pictures make this book great to share with even the youngest child.
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  • Indus Valley

    By Anita Ganeri
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    Anita Ganeri
    Indus Valley offers a look at one of the most important ancient civilisations. Through structures as complex and magnificent as the Great Bath at Mohenjo Daro or as simple as a steatite seal or a pot, readers gain a picture of who was whom in the ancient Indus Valley and how the civilisation in which they lived really worked.Each book in Great Civilisations approaches its subject through a scene-setting spread Who/where were the... then introduces the achievements of the chosen civilisation through 12 structures or objects, each of which illustrates a key aspect or theme. Writing, architecture, industry, warfare, transport and learning are all covered in the same simple, colourful and engaging way. Fact boxes and panels present incidental information and point the reader to the importance of parallel developments in other parts of the world.
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  • Includes Delivery

    By Jonathan Meres
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    Jonathan Meres
    The tenth hilarious title in the award-winning, laugh-out-loud series, The World of Norm. Perfect for fans of Tom Gates and Diary of a Wimpy Kid.Norm knew it was going to be one of those days when he lost his house...But even when he finds it, things don't get much better. What could be worse than imagining your parents at a salsa dancing event - with your best friend?! Norm's not sure what's got into Mikey, but he suspects hormones may be involved. Flipping typical!With brilliantly funny illustrations throughout from Donough O'Malley. Praise for Jonathan Meres: 'Hilarious stuff from one of my comic heroes!' - Harry Hill 'Jonathan Meres is flipping funny!' - Eddie Izzard
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    In the Dark, In the Woods

    By Eliza Wass
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    Eliza Wass
    'Haunting, unexpected, beautifully written. One of the best books I've read this year' LOUISE O'NEILLAn unforgettable thriller from an incredible new author, for fans of We Were Liars and Half Bad, reminiscent of The Virgin Suicides.Father wants sixteen-year-old Castley and her five siblings to hide from the world. Living in a falling-down house deep in the woods, he wants to bury their secrets where noone will ever find them. Father says they are destined to be together forever. In heaven. Father says the sooner they get there, the better. But Castley wants to be normal. She wants to kiss boys and wear jean shorts. CASTLEY WANTS TO LIVE. 'A breathtaking, gut-wrenching coming-of-age saga from all sides. Readers will be swept into the Cresswells' claustrophobic world and ache for them long after it's set aflame' - Kirkus'A haunting family portrait centered on the power of belief' - Publishers Weekly
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