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Swimming

Alix Wood
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Yoga

Alix Wood
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Be inspired to keep fit with Get Active!Learn an array of different poses with Get Active!: Yoga. From meditation to breathing, standing poses to floor poses, this book has useful photos, step-by-step guides and technical tips to help you perfect a whole host of moves.When your favourite thing to do is be physically active, it's easy to have fun and be fit. Readers will dive into swimming, bend over backwards for gymnastics, find peace with yoga and more, through fun, informational content about many popular activities. Step-by-step instructions will help readers learn all the right moves, and even teach them how to pursue a career in their hobby! Colourful photographs will draw future ice-skaters, dancers, and martial artists into the fascinating world of their sport - and encourage them to keep practising.This series inspires a healthy lifestyle through fun, varied types of exercise, and is a perfect tool for children aged 9+.

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Martial Arts

Alix Wood
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Alix Wood
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Dance

Alix Wood
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Gymnastics

Alix Wood
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Alix Wood

Be inspired to keep fit with Get Active!Learn an array of different gymnastic disciplines with Get Active!: Gymnastics. From floor work to vaulting, the beam to the trampoline, this book has useful photos, step-by-step guides and technical tips to help you perfect a whole host of skills.When your favourite thing to do is be physically active, it's easy to have fun and be fit. Readers will dive into swimming, bend over backwards for gymnastics, find peace with yoga and more, through fun, informational content about many popular activities. Step-by-step instructions will help readers learn all the right moves, and even teach them how to pursue a career in their hobby! Colourful photographs will draw future ice-skaters, dancers, and martial artists into the fascinating world of their sport - and encourage them to keep practising.This series inspires a healthy lifestyle through fun, varied types of exercise, and is a perfect tool for children aged 9+.

Franklin Watts

Art Installations

Alix Wood
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Alix Wood

Is it Art? is a series of books focusing on exciting contemporary art forms. From graffiti to junk sculptures and from urban street art to installations, Is it Art? offers young readers examples from each medium and tells the story behind their creation. The series also encourages discussion and suggests activities so that readers can try making their own art.So what is an art installation anyway? Well, they're basically three-dimensional sculptures that are designed for a specific space. Often you can walk around, in or on installations and interact with them in a way that you can't with other types of art. This book looks at the huge variety of forms art installations can take and examines the difference between sculpture and installation. Whatever your opinion, the installations in this book are guaranteed to get you thinking about what art is.

Franklin Watts

Junk Sculpture

Alix Wood
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Alix Wood

Is it Art? is a series of books focusing on exciting contemporary art forms. From graffiti to junk sculptures and from urban street art to installations, Is it Art? offers young readers examples from each medium and tells the story behind their creation. The series also encourages discussion and suggests activities so that readers can try making their own art.So what is Junk Sculpture? Well, it's basically rubbish! Junk sculpture can be made from just about anything that has been thrown away, from coat hangers to Cadillacs. Some sculptors see junk as a fantastic source of otherwise expensive materials and a way of recycling and reusing the planet's resources. Others see junk as a way of making art contemporary and thought-provoking by using modern or unusual materials, rather than classic sculpting materials such as bronze or marble. Whatever your opinion, the sculptures in this book are guaranteed to get you thinking about the things we throw away.

Franklin Watts

JMW Turner

Alix Wood
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Alix Wood

Did you know Turner entered the Royal Academy of Art at the young age of 15? Or that he was so fascinated with painting the weather that he asked to be tied up to the mast of a ship during a storm! In this book, readers will be inspired by Turner's art and facts about his life.Great Artists series introduces young readers to some of the world's great artists. The books feature easy-to-read text and some of the most famous examples of each artist's work, as well as photographs of places and people of importance.

Franklin Watts

Vincent van Gogh

Alix Wood
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Alix Wood

Great Artists introduces young readers to some of the world's great artists. The books feature easy-to-read text and some of the most famous examples of each artist's work, as well as photographs of places and people of importance.

Franklin Watts

Edgar Degas

Alix Wood
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Alix Wood

Great Artists introduces young readers to some of the world's great artists. The books feature easy-to-read text and some of the most famous examples of each artist's work, as well as photographs of places and people of importance.

Franklin Watts

Urban Street Art

Alix Wood
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Graffiti

Alix Wood
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Claude Monet

Alix Wood
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Alix Wood

Learn all about the life of Claude Monet, the founder of Impressionism? Discover who inspired him, what his most famous paintings are and how he invented a new style of painting.Great Artists introduces young readers to some of the world's great artists. The books feature easy-to-read text and some of the most famous examples of each artist's work, as well as photographs of places and people of importance.

Franklin Watts

Rembrandt van Rijn

Alix Wood
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Alix Wood

Great Artists introduces young readers to some of the world's great artists. The books feature easy-to-read text and some of the most famous examples of each artist's work, as well as photographs of places and people of importance.

Franklin Watts

Paul Cézanne

Alix Wood
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Alix Wood

Great Artists introduces young readers to some of the world's great artists. The books feature easy-to-read text and some of the most famous examples of each artist's work, as well as photographs of places and people of importance.

Adam Blade

Adam Blade is the name for a small collective of authors who have been writing the bestselling series Beast Quest and Sea Quest for ten years! Beast Quest has now sold over 10 million copies. The newest series from the Adam Blade team is called Team Hero. You can find out more about all these amazing adventures at the series websites: beastquest.co.uk and teamherobooks.co.uk

Angela Wood

Angela Wood is an experienced writer of children's and young adult books.

Anna Claybourne

Anna Claybourne has written over 150 children's books on all kinds of subjects, from sharks, black holes and splitting the atom to how to draw, Shakespeare's life, and Greek myths and legends. She knows a lot about conservation in the rain forests of Costa Rica as she once volunteered there for three months. She likes space, sewing and music, plays the trombone and loves going camping.

Bernard Ashley

Bernard John Ashley is a British author of books for children and young adults. He has won 'The Other' award and has been a commended runner up for the Carnegie medal three times.

Cressida Cowell

Cressida Cowell is the author and the illustrator of the bestselling How to Train Your Dragon and The Wizards of Once book series, and the author of the Emily Brown picture books, illustrated by Neal Layton. How to Train Your Dragon has sold over 8 million books worldwide in 38 languages. It is also an award-winning DreamWorks film series, and a TV series shown on Netflix and CBBC. The first book in Cressida's new series, The Wizards of Once (also signed by DreamWorks), is a number one bestseller. Cressida is an ambassador for the National Literacy Trust and the Reading Agency, a Trustee of World Book Day and a founder patron of the Children's Media Foundation. She has won numerous prizes, including the Gold Award in the Nestle Children's Book Prize,the 2017 Ruth Rendell Award for Championing Literacy, the Hay Festival Medal for Fiction, and Philosophy Now magazine's 2015 Award for Contributions in the Fight Against Stupidity. She grew up in London and on a small, uninhabited island off the west coast of Scotland and she now lives in Hammersmith with her husband, three children and a dog called Pigeon.