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Theatre and Film Set

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Biosphere and Mini-garden

Anna Claybourne
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Get ready to build your very own biosphere or mini-garden! From fountains to greenhouses grounds and grass art, the step-by-step projects will give you all the instructions you need to make every element a model biosphere needs. Every project has been designed to work using things you can find lying around at home, like disposable containers and packaging, and basic art and craft equipment. In the series Maker Models, each book focuses on a building and will go through creating various parts of the structure while learning about principles of design and engineering but also craft techniques - unleashing your creativity! For children aged 9+, this photographic series will be great for rainy days and science days and a good inspiration for DT classes and clubs.

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Fairground

Anna Claybourne
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Get ready to build your very own fairground! From a carousel to the big wheels and roller coasters, the step-by-step projects will give you all the instructions you need to make every element a model fairground needs. Every project has been designed to work using things you can find lying around at home, like disposable containers and packaging, and basic art and craft equipment. In the series Maker Models, each book focuses on a building and will go through creating various parts of the structure while learning about principles of design and engineering but also craft techniques - unleashing your creativity! For children aged 9+, this photographic series will be great for rainy days and science days and a good inspiration for DT classes and clubs.

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Transport Hub

Anna Claybourne
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Get ready to build your very own transport hub! From a maglev train to a cable car and a helicopter, the step-by-step projects will give you all the instructions you need to make every element a model transport hub needs.Every project has been designed to work using things you can find lying around at home, like disposable containers and packaging, and basic art and craft equipment. In the series Maker Models, each book focuses on a building and will go through creating various parts of the structure while learning about principles of design and engineering but also craft techniques - unleashing your creativity! For children aged 9+, this photographic series will be great for rainy days and science days and a good inspiration for DT classes and clubs.

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Space Centre

Anna Claybourne
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Castle

Anna Claybourne
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Anna Claybourne

Get ready to build your very own castle! From battlements to jousting grounds and secret rooms, the step-by-step projects will give you all the instructions you need to make every element a model castle needs. Every project has been designed to work using things you can find lying around at home, like disposable containers and packaging, and basic art and craft equipment. In the series Maker Models, each book focuses on a building and will go through creating various parts of the structure while learning about principles of design and engineering but also craft techniques - unleashing your creativity! For children aged 9+, this photographic series will be great for rainy days and science days and a good inspiration for DT classes and clubs.

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Autumn

Anna Claybourne
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Discover science, technology, engineering, art and maths (STEAM) through original craft projects and recycle at the same time!This brilliant series combines learning science with seasonal craft projects, scientific experiments and fun activities. In Autumn make your own spider's web, create an erupting pumpkin or examine leaf fossils plus there's many more fascinating ideas to try out.Combining fun photos, illustrated step by step artwork and a dose of eco-friendly fun, STEAM through the seasons will ensure plenty to occupy any 6-8 year old!

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Spring

Anna Claybourne
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Summer

Anna Claybourne
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Discover science, technology, engineering, art and maths (STEAM) through original craft projects and recycle at the same time!This brilliant series combines learning science with seasonal craft projects, scientific experiments and fun activities. In Summer make your own mini lightning, create a bee hotel and uncover the secrets of sand, plus many more fascinating ideas to try out.Combining fun photos, illustrated step by step artwork and a dose of eco-friendly fun, STEAM through the seasons will ensure plenty to occupy any 6-8 year old!

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Making with States of Matter

Anna Claybourne
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Be a SCIENCE MAKER by experimenting, tinkering and building to discover the wonders of science! Learn all about STATES OF MATTER by following in the footsteps of famous scientists, artists and inventors.- Turn salt water into drinking water with Mária Telkes' brilliant invention- Be inspired by sculptor Néle Azevedo to create melting ice people- Make ice cream using ice and salt like inventor Nancy Johnson, and much more!Each title in this series contains ten 'makes', prompted by featured profiles of great scientists, artists and engineers. Children will learn about and create the experiments and builds that have led to world-changing discoveries, amazing machines and inspiring artworks. Perfect for KS2 science and technology classes aged 9 and up.

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Making with Living Things

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Making with Sound

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Making with Light

Anna Claybourne
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Be a SCIENCE MAKER by experimenting, tinkering and building to discover the wonders of science!Learn all about LIGHT by following in the footsteps of famous scientists, artists, engineers and inventors.- Make sun prints like photography pioneer Thomas Wedgwood- Be inspired by artist Tracey Emin to make your own neon sign- Create your own fibre optic lamp like engineer William Wheeler ... and much more!Each title in this series contains ten 'makes', prompted by featured profiles of great scientists, artists and engineers. Children will learn about and create the experiments and builds that have led to world-changing discoveries, amazing machines and inspiring artworks. Perfect for KS2 science and technology classes aged 9 and up.

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Life Cycles

Anna Claybourne
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Life Cycles are brilliant things to study scientifically. Plants, humans and other animals reproduce in all sorts of ways but all with the purpose of continuing their species. In Life Cycles you'll delve into the science behind these marvels of the natural world by conducting ten investigations or experiments using the ATOM method - Ask, Test, Observe and Measure - to ensure you're working just like a professional scientist. Find out about seeds and the crafty ways they move around to reproduce and about the life cycles of bacteria. Discover why some animals lay eggs and try out some maths to understand all about generations and how animals use them to avoid competition for food! At the end of the book, scientific guidelines explain why scientists do things a certain way and the things they look out for or try to avoid. Science Skills Sorted are six topic books for children aged 8+ studying KS2 science. The ATOM method is designed to help readers work scientifically as they are taught to in the classroom, and each of the investigations is accompanied by explanatory text to uncover facts about the topic. A range of experiments in each book means that while some may need a little more equipment than others, there are plenty experiments that are cheap and accessible, using objects easily found in the classroom or at home.

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Habitats

Anna Claybourne
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The Story of You

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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Hamlet

Anna Claybourne, Tom Morgan-Jones
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Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio. A murdered king, his haunted son, a wicked stepfather and a doomed romance... Discover the sad tale at the heart of Hamlet, one of Shakespeare's most famous tragedies. The age-appropriate text in Short, Sharp Shakespeare Stories: Hamlet introduces readers to the play by re-telling the story in modern English. It's an ideal introduction to Shakespeare for young readers of 9 and above, and perfect for fans of the Tony Ross and Andrew Matthews series Shakespeare Stories.The book also contains notes about the background to Hamlet, its major themes, language, the Globe theatre, and Shakespeare's life during the time he was writing the play, so is a useful resource for project work, or for anyone studying the play itself. Madness, and how it was treated in 16th century England, are also examined.Anna Claybourne's concise, witty text really brings out the humour and the drama of the stories, rendering them as relevant today as they were in Shakespeare's time. Comparisons with themes in modern life: love, revenge, family relationships, political power struggles, etc., serve to reinforce this.The text is supported by Tom Morgan-Jones' fantastic artwork, giving the series real visual appeal. Short, Sharp Shakespeare Stories allow children today to be as enthralled by Shakespeare's tales as audiences were 400 years ago. Publishing to coincide with the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth, they are the ideal resource for project work connected to this, or to Shakespeare Week 2015. Other titles in the series include Macbeth, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Tempest, Romeo and Juliet and Much Ado About Nothing.

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Smelly Farts and Other Body Horrors

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Killer Plants and Other Green Gunk

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Dance Culture: Bhangra and Bollywood

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Bollywood and bhangra dances are a riot of swirling colours, glitzy costumes and high energy beats. Make sure they are on your radar! Look inside to find sensational step by step photo guides, a 5-minute interview with a leading Bollywood dance choreographer, the blog of a young dancer's experience at a reality TV dance show, plus record breaking facts and a potted history of the dances. Are you on the radar?