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    Autism by Louise Spilsbury £8.99

    This book explores the many aspects of Autism in a child-friendly way. It is part of a hands-on series of picture books designed to help children with their questions and feelings about tricky topics that can be hard to talk about. This book offers practical help, tips and advice an well as exploring everyday situations

     

    Balloon to the Moon by Gill Arbuthnott

    Long before anyone had designed a rocket, the Montgolfier brothers were making hot air balloons. In October 1783, they became the first people to experience controlled flight. Balloon to the Moon starts there and leads to Neil Armstrong's 'small step' and beyond. But why stop there? Learn about the great innovations of the past, then get ready for BLAST OFF into an unknown but exciting future.

     

    Big Business: Youtube by Adam Sutherland £8.99

    Explore key business concepts and develop a product brief for your very own YouTube channel. The Big Business series lifts the lid on the stories behind the most iconic businesses today.

     

    Carol Vorderman's Times Tables Book £6.99

    Hints, tips and tricks to learning your times tables with Carol Vorderman If your child finds times tables a little testing then here's the answer: straightforward, easy-to-follow tips, hints and advice from Carol Vorderman that will help them remember their tables for ever. 

     

    Coastlines by Susie Brooks £8.99

    The Where on Earth? Book of Coastlines answers questions such as where does water destroy rocks? How can the ocean shape the land? And why do coastlines need forests? Along with many others. It looks at shores, gulfs, bays, banks, oceans, seas, erosion, biodiversity, and much, much more.

     

    Discover Countries: Iran by Rosie Wilson £8.99

    This title covers a variety of themes such as location, landscape and climate, population and health, settlements, family life, religion and beliefs, education and learning, employment and economy, industry and trade, farming and food, transport and communications, leisure and tourism and environment and wildlife. Includes maps, statistics panels and simple graphs and charts; and a topic web showing links with this series to other subject areas.

     

    Ellie Simmonds by Clive Gifford £8.99

    This title looks at the life of Ellie Simmonds, the troubles she has overcome and the sacrifices she has made to become the swimming champion that she is today. Learn about her performances at the Beijing Olympics and at London 2012, and how she has made an impact on Paralympic sport.

     

    Epic: Empire by Philip Steele £8.99

    Epic: Empires focuses on 12 of the biggest and most incredible empires in the history of the world, from the first Babylonian Empire, founded in 1792 BCE, to the British Empire, which ended formally in 1997. On the way, it takes in ancient Egypt, ancient Persia, the early Indian empires, Imperial China, ancient Rome, the Mongols, the Ottoman empire, the Aztecs, the Inca, the Spanish empire and the British empire.

     

    Everyone Can Learn To Ride A Bicycle by Chris Raschka £12.99

    Learning to ride a bike is one of the most important milestones of childhood, and no one captures the emotional ups and downs of the experience better than Chris Raschka, who won the 2012 Caldecott Medal for A Ball for Daisy. In this simple yet emotionally rich guide, a father takes his daughter through all the steps in the process — from choosing the perfect bicycle to that triumphant first successful ride.

     

    Explore!: Fair Trade by Jillian Powell £8.99

    From chocolate and tea to flowers and cotton, discover the history of fair trade and its products. Learn what difference fair trade makes to the people producing the goods, what the ten princlples of fair trade are, and how fair trade practices affect the environment. 

     

    Explore: Mayan Civilisation by Izzi Howell £8.99

    The Maya were an advanced civilisation that built magnificent cities in the rainforests of Central America. Find out about Mayan numbers, bloodletting rituals, and why the Maya disappeared. Inside you can read about: calendars and astronomy; how to make a mosaic mask; writing and crafts; the life of a ballplayer; city-states and the elite.

     

    Explore: Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages by Sonya Newland £8.99

    Travel back to the time of the stone, bronze and iron ages! What was Britain like over 6000 years ago? Who lived on the island and what was it like? Explore these ancient civilisations to understand how prehistoric people have influenced the way we live today. Discover the artefacts that give evidence of their way of life.

     

    Froome by John Murray £5.99

    Growing up in Kenya, the young Chris Froome loved cycling so much he built his own bike from spare parts so he could pound the roads in the blazing sunshine. This is the story of how Froome won the Tour de France, the hardest sporting test of them all — not just once, but three times.

     

    Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo £25

    This sequel to the sensational New York Times bestseller, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, showcases 100 brand-new bedtime stories of incredible women throughout history and around the world. In this book, readers will embark on an empowering journey through 100 new bedtime stories, featuring the adventures of extraordinary women through the ages, from Nefertiti to Beyonce. 

     

    How Does a Touchscreen Work by Leon Gray £9.99

    Touch screens have transformed our modern lives, allowing us to control equipment and communicate with each other through smart devices - all at the touch of a button. Discover how touch screens began as scientific resources, how they were changed into the fun and practical gadgets we use today and what the future of these adaptable and inventive devices could be.

     

    Jessica Ennis-Hill by Simon Hart £8.99

    This title looks at the background, life and achievements of Jessica Ennis - it details how she overcame injury and despair at missing Beijing to become the face of London 2012, and focuses on how she conquered Super Saturday.

     

    Malala Yousafzai by Claudia Martin £8.99

    Take a look at the life of Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate. Find out about her human rights advocacy for education and for women in her native province of northwest Pakistan, where the local Taliban had at times banned girls from attending school and the international movement it has inspired. Discover how Malala, a schoolgirl from Pakistan, stood up to the Taliban and defended her right to obtaining an education.

     

    Mayan Civilisation by Clare Hibbert £8.99

    Who were the Maya? Why did the Maya build temples? What was Mayan writing like? How did the Maya dress? This book helps children at Key Stage 2 discover the answers to these and other fascinating questions. It also recommends sites on the Internet and sources in your local library where you can find out more about Mayan civilisation. The detective shows readers how to make a pictorial timeline of important Mayan kings, construct your own model pyramid, based on a real Mayan one and find ways to make delicious Mayan meals.

     

    Peace Pen Pals: Hoping for Peace in Afghanistan by Nick Hunter £8.99

    If two children from both sides of a conflict could write to each other, what would they say? This hard-hitting but heartwarming book tells of war and confilict in Afghanistan over the past ten years through the eyes of two fictional children who are corresponding by letter, as penpals. One child, Kelly, is living in the United States; Fatimah is living in war-torn Afghanistan. Discover the lives of ordinary people in a war-torn country and how conflict affects their daily lives.

     

    Seeking Refuge: Ali's Story by Andy Glynne £8.99

    This picture book tells the story of 10-year-old refugee Ali who, accompanied by his grandmother, flees his home country of Afghanistan to avoid the conflict caused by war. Told in Ali's own words, it documents the feelings of alienation, separation and suffering that war can place on immigrant children and their families, and the thread of hope that can help them overcome their ordeal. The BAFTA award-winning Seeking Refuge stories were originally produced as animations for the BBC.

     

    South America by Libby Koponen £6.95

    An incredible variety of climates and biomes span the territory of South America. As a result, the continent contains some of the greatest biodiversity on Earth. A True Book: Geography series dives into the many components that make each continent distinctive and exceptional. Readers will get to know each continents' geography, history, wildlife and future outlook.

     

    Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different 2 by Ben Brooks £20

    This is the follow-up to the much loved and hugely successful Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different, the bestselling book that changed countless boys' lives around the world and gave them the confidence to be themselves.

     

    The Street Beneath My Feet by Yuval Zommer £14.99

    This award-winning, double-sided foldout book takes you on a fascinating journey deep underground. One side of the foldout shows the ground beneath the city, whilst the reverse side shows the ground beneath the countryside. The underground scenes include tunnels and pipes, creatures' burrows, layers of rock, and the planet's molten core, each running seamlessly into the next.

     

    Top 10 of Everything 2019 by Paul Terry £14.99

    Top 10 of Everything 2019 is divided into genres including Animal Kingdom, Sport, Forces of Nature, Video Games and Mechanical Creations, and includes lists, charts and tables to break down the details of each amazing fact. Packed full of photographs, charts, graphs and incredible information, this is the perfect book for anyone with a curious mind and an insatiable appetite for facts, stats and trivia. 

     

    When People Die by Jane Lacey £8.99

    Death is difficult to deal with at any age, but for children who are handling it for the first time, it can be extra tough. This engaging book will help young readers learn to navigate this type of situation. It features seven case studies following children who have a range of issues from a girl who misses her mum to a boy who is worried he might die.

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