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Plants

Clare Hibbert, Rudolf Farkas
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Dinosaurs

Clare Hibbert, Rudolf Farkas
Contributors:
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Insects, Bugs and Other Invertebrates

Clare Hibbert, Rudolf Farkas
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Clare Hibbert, Rudolf Farkas

A fascinating insight in to some of the incredible invertebrates that lived on Earth millions of years ago. Hundreds of millions of years before humans had evolved, our planet was already teeming with life. In prehistoric oceans, stony deserts, warm swamps and vast grasslands, there lived an incredible variety of plants and animals.Invertebrates made up a huge number of Earth's life forms. Among them, giant sea scorpions as big as a lion terrorised the oceans, enormous millipedes fed on plants in dense Carboniferous forests and tiny wasps preyed on cockroach larvae in lush tropical regions.Delve into Prehistoric Life and discover some astounding insects, bugs and other invertebrates that once lived on Earth. This stunningly illustrated series looks at life in the prehistoric era, focusing not just on dinosaurs, but looking at the world as a whole. The prehistoric era is absolutely fascinating for children and adults alike, and is useful for schools studying history chronologically. Amazingly detailed and accurate illustrations bring the prehistoric era to life. Engaging reading for children aged 7+.Prehistoric Life is a series of four books:Mammals, Birds and other VertebratesInsects, Bugs and other InvertebratesPlantsDinosaurs

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In Your Body

Clare Hibbert
Authors:
Clare Hibbert
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Dinosaurs

Clare Hibbert
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Clare Hibbert
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Space

Clare Hibbert
Authors:
Clare Hibbert
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Rainforests

Clare Hibbert
Authors:
Clare Hibbert

Wander through wild rainforests and discover facts about who and what lives there, then become a word wizard and dazzle everyone with your newfound knowledge.Write On is a high interest information series with a difference, designed to help the newly independent reader become a confident writer. Eye-catching photos and accessible text help build knowledge and the varied design includes easy to digest bullet points of information. Top writing tips and 'wow' words will inspire writing project ideas and improve literacy skills. The Writing school section at the back of the book helps transform the factual information in a variety of ways from comic strips to blogs. The books will be a perfect literacy aid for 8-11 year olds.

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Volcanoes

Clare Hibbert
Authors:
Clare Hibbert
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Big Cats

Clare Hibbert
Authors:
Clare Hibbert

Get your teeth into facts about big cats and then become a word wizard and dazzle everyone with your newfound knowledge.Write On is a high interest information series with a difference, designed to help the newly independent reader become a confident writer. Eye-catching photos and accessible text help build knowledge. Top writing tips and 'wow' words inspire easy to achieve writing projects, a fantastic way to improve literacy skills. Perfect for 7-9 year olds or those at Key Stage 2.

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Endangered Animals

Clare Hibbert
Authors:
Clare Hibbert

Get to grips with facts about endangered animals and then become a word wizard and dazzle everyone with your newfound knowledge.Write On is a high interest information series with a difference, designed to help the newly independent reader become a confident writer, perfect for the 7-11 age group. Eye-catching photos and accessible text help build knowledge. Top writing tips and 'wow' words inspire easy to achieve writing projects, a fantastic way to improve literacy skills.

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Trees

Clare Hibbert
Authors:
Clare Hibbert

If you love trees, want to identify common trees or just want to get outdoors and understand nature, this book is for you. It is packed with photos of trees and their flowers and seeds and shows you how you can be a great tree spotter. It explores the different parts of the tree and looks out their life cycles including pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal. Plus there are fun puzzles and challenges throughout the book, which will help you develop your observation and spotting skills, ready for the great outdoors.It is part of The Great Nature Hunt a series of books for children aged 7+ which are a great resource for the Science curriculum. They help children make systematic and careful observations, gather data and record their findings. Each book is full of puzzles and challenges through which children can learn, while having fun.

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The Vikings

Clare Hibbert
Authors:
Clare Hibbert

Who were the Vikings? Why did the Vikings travel so much? What were Viking towns like? What did the Vikings do for fun? This book helps children at Key Stage 2 discover the answers to these and many other fascinating questions. It also recommends sites on the Internet and sources in your local library where you can find out more about the Vikings. The detective shows readers how to write their name using Viking runes, draw family trees for famous Viking kings and find places in Britain that have Viking names. Packed with fascinating information, The History Detective Investigates series inspires children's curiosity to find out more about the past. A great tool for readers age 8+ or teachers looking for books to support the new curriculum for 2014.

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Mayan Civilization

Clare Hibbert
Authors:
Clare Hibbert

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Fish

Clare Hibbert
Authors:
Clare Hibbert

Fish come in all kinds of shapes, sizes and colours...but why? Some use colours and patterns to camouflage themselves from predators or prey, or to attract a mate. Others lurk in the dark ocean depths and use bioluminescence to lure their prey. From strangely-shaped bat-fish to useful cleaner wrasse fish and the huge sunfish, discover some of the world's strangest fish and learn all about why they are so weird!Really Weird Animals, six books that take a close up look at some of the oddest animals on Earth. For children aged 7+.

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Snakes and Lizards

Clare Hibbert
Authors:
Clare Hibbert
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Spiders

Clare Hibbert
Authors:
Clare Hibbert

Spiders come in all kinds of shapes, sizes and colours...but why? Some camouflage themselves from predators or prey by disguising themselves ad flowers and even bird poo! Other spiders can walk on water and some can even dive below the surface. From spitting spiders and giant goliath bird-eating spiders to spiders that can run as fast as a person, plus all the amazing variety of webs they spin, discover some of the world's strangest arachnids and learn all about why they are so weird!Really Weird Animals, six books that take a close up look at some of the oddest animals on Earth. For children aged 7+.

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Beetles

Clare Hibbert
Authors:
Clare Hibbert
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Birds

Clare Hibbert
Authors:
Clare Hibbert

Birds come in all kinds of shapes, sizes and colours and live in varying habitats around the world...but why? Some birds use colours to camouflage themselves from predators or prey, others use their bright plumage for attracting mates, some have amazing-sounding calls, some can swim and some can even run faster than a car! Discover the world's strangest birds and learn all about why they are so weird!Really Weird Animals, six books that take a close up look at some of the oddest animals on Earth. For children aged 7+.

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Terrible Tales of Ancient Greece

Clare Hibbert
Authors:
Clare Hibbert
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Butterflies and Moths

Clare Hibbert
Authors:
Clare Hibbert

Full of weird and wonderful facts about animals that will facinate children over a broad age range.