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    FFFT 3 years +

    First Fabulous Facts Set - 4 Books (collection)


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    Simple and entertaining facts are brilliantly presented in this wonderful four-book collection of non-fiction books. Perfect for preschoolers, the bright and bold artwork makes remembering facts simple, effective and lots of fun. Learn all about dinosaurs, minibeasts, your body and the planet Earth in an engaging and accessible way thanks to the experts at Ladybird. First Fabulous Facts will ensure boys and girls alike will be entertained from start to finish and they'll love recalling the impressive and memorable facts with you as you explore and share the information, cartoons and visual glossary together.
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    LLIS 5 years +

    Let's Look Inside Set x 3 (collection)


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    The Let's Look Inside set is a great way for children to learn about the historical heritage of the world. In this fun, humorously illustrated collection, young readers can step inside the chambers of a medieval castle, explore the high seas beneath the deck of a pirate ship and take a peek at the historical development of a street through the ages.

    Each paperback book, containing 4 cutaway scenes of amazing, detailed artwork, fascinating insight and funny incidents, gives inquisitive younger readers a gentle, informative insight into some truly interesting human heritage.
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    YWWB 7 years +

    You Wouldn't Want to Be Set x 10 PB (collection)


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    Travel the Atlantic Ocean as a Viking explorer, learn the tricks of mummification as an ancient Egyptian, see the inside of a medieval dungeon, and much, much more...

    You Wouldn't Want To Be... is a brilliant series of first-person narrative stories that take young readers through some ghastly situations throughout history. With humorous cartoon-style illustrations, and speech bubbles that bring the characters and their actions to life, this set of 10 full-colour paperbacks is sure to be a hit with those who are curious about history.

    With a complete glossary and index, and informative captions explaining processes and historical events, this set is the ideal introduction to non-fiction for readers aged 7+.
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    BDI2 9 years +

    Bodies: The Whole Blood-Pumping Story (Paperback)

    Glenn Murphy


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    Glenn Murphy, the author of Why is Snot Green, turns his attention to how the body works in the funny and informative Bodies: The Whole Blood-Pumping Story. The book, suitable for those aged 9 and over, looks at what happens in your head during a headache, what toes are actually used for and why some farts smell eggier than others... The eye-catching design of the book perfectly complements the facts about the more gruesome, extraordinary and gross aspects of the body, including scabs, cells, broken bones, brain power and deadly diseases.
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    IDOS 10 years +

    Illustrated Dictionary of Science (Paperback)

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    Clearly illustrated, this brand new edition of The Usborne Illustrated Dictionary of Science is a fantastic reference point for all students studying for either SATs or GCSEs. The book covers the key aspects of the curriculum for Physics, Biology and Chemistry lessons and includes a range of charts, tables and lists that will help with any learning. The ideal book for home reference and invaluable for homework.

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    WWWH 5 years +

    Who What When? Human Body (Hardback)


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    This brilliantly interactive book provides children with all they need to know about the human body. Hilariously putting the 'gross' into engrossing, children aged 5+ will enjoy delving into the fact-filled pages and learning everything they need to know about their body, from the tops of their head to the tips of their toes. Bursting with flaps to lift, little hands can discover what lies beneath the surface of their skin. Find out how many blood vessels would wrap around the equator and many more engaging and memorable facts which are simply oozing with kid-appeal! Perfect for inquisitive little minds, this book provides a solid first step in human biology that children will be fascinated by.
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    UCP2 3 years +

    Usborne Children's Picture Atlas (Hardback)

    Ruth Brocklehurst

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    The Usborne Children's Picture Atlas gives readers aged 3 and over an intriguing look at the world, from the hot African plains to the frozen Arctic tundra. Featuring fun facts about countries, their capital cities, their famous landmarks, longest rivers and highest mountains, and with picture stories throughout too, this is a brilliant home resource for young children as they begin to explore the wider world and the people and places within it. With quiz questions to engage the reader and interesting objects to spot on the pages, this is a simple and appealing introduction to maps and different cultures for pre-school children.
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    ITMH 7 years +

    100 Inventions That Made History (Hardback)


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    From cars to computers and telephones to television, alongside the likes of light bulbs, antibiotics and even jeans, 100 Inventions that Made History is a fun and breezy book that takes a look at some of the gadgets and gizmos that have changed the world we live in. With inventions from all over the world covered, the book also puts each one into historical context with fascinating facts and bold, appealing graphics.
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    MVLS 7 years +

    Marvellous Maths (Hardback)

    Jonathan Litton


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    Shortlisted for Best Book with Facts at the Blue Peter Book Awards 2014, Jonathan Litton's Marvellous Maths is an accessible introduction to a very tricky subject. With Thomas Flintham's vibrant illustrations, this is an interactive, engaging and exciting exploration of maths, that takes a look at everything from the invention of zero to the geometry of a donut! Doused with humour that will appeal to children aged 7 and over, the book covers topics including numbers, probability, transformations and statistics. Each topic even includes a mathematical investigation for a child to carry out at home, adding more excitement to the problem solving!
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    SCIQ 7 years +

    Science Quest Set - 4 Books (collection)

    Dan Green

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    Readers are invited to use their problem-solving skills and scientific knowledge to find their way through these four gripping adventure stories. From the chemistry in chocolate-making, to the biology in the depths of the rainforest, and the astronomy needed to navigate the solar system and physics behind escaping a spooky fun fair, budding young scientists will love this series! Follow the clues dotted through the stories to lead you to the right answer. But beware, a wrong turn could be fatal! The books also contain a glossary of key terms and words, and added reference materials, so children aged 7+ can further their learning from start to finish and beyond.
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    PASC 7 years +

    Philip Ardagh's Shortcuts Collection - 10 Books (collection)

    Philip Ardagh


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    Roald Dahl Funny Prize-winner Philip Ardargh is one of life's fact finders and his hilarious and accessible style means young readers absolutely love his books. This fantastic 10-book collection makes history so fun and entertaining that youngsters will barely notice they're taking in so much information! Focusing on key characters that have made the present world what it is today, from the beautiful to the barbaric, the caring to the cut-throat, including Queen Victoria, Oliver Cromwell, Julius Caesar and Florence Nightingale, each book is filled with fun facts, noteworthy events and memorable moments that young historians will immerse themselves in. A wonderfully educational set that non-fiction fans will love working their way through.
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    SFWW 9 years +

    The Story of the First World War (Paperback)

    Paul Dowswell


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    In the year that marks the centenary of one of the most destructive conflicts of all time, Paul Dowswell's The Story of the First World War is essential reading for those aged 9 and over. Published in association with the Imperial War Museums and illustrated by Ian McNee, this is an accessible book that looks at the causes of WWI, its great battles and catastrophes and how the war affected the entire world. As well as the vivid illustrations, there are also archive photographs, timelines, maps and fact boxes that add extra depth and insight into the account of an important time in world history.
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    SLAR 6 years +

    Solar System Set - 6 Books (collection)


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    Specially designed for those children aged 4+ with Level 2 reading ability, this accessible and stunningly illustrated six-book collection offers very early readers key details in a fun format about our Solar System and beyond. What are stars made of? What surrounds our Solar System? What's Mercury like? Tackling these questions and more, the Up In Space collection is the ideal educational and entertaining resource that introduces children to stars and planets. With straightforward sentences, enlightening photography and varying topics to be explored, the books provide a simple and pleasantly challenging step up from Level 1 reading and make for a very rewarding reading experience. Perfect for youngsters fascinated by space or those beginning to learn about this exciting subject at school.
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    FWSB 7 years +

    First World War Sticker Book (Paperback)


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    A useful resource that will provide children with valuable information about the First World War, this is an informative and interactive sticker book. Packed with information, maps and photographs, the book shows the reasons behind the war, the military strategies employed on both sides and what life was really like in the trenches. Published in conjunction with the Imperial War Museums, the 100 stickers feature archive photographs and important artefacts.
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    HGEO 7 years +

    Horrible Geography With The Gritty Bits Left In - 10 Books (collection)

    Anita Ganeri


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    Learn about all sorts of natural goings-ons from Violent Volcanoes, Raging Rivers and Monster Lakes to Cracking Coasts and Bloomin' Rainforests, plus much, much more with Anita Ganeri's entertaining and accessible 10-book collection of Horrible Georgraphy books. Presented in a similar way to Terry Deary's bestselling Horrible Histories series, children will be captivated as they read the easy-to-follow and need-to-know information alongside hilarious pictures and diagrams. Featuring cartoon strip-style illustrations, mini quizzes and funny quips that make details easy to remember, these books are perfect for homework help and school projects, as well as being great for kids who prefer fact to fiction!
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    SDSH 5 years +

    Sticker Dressing Shakespeare (Paperback)

    Rachel Firth


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    The Sticker Dolly Dressing books have been huge hits for the Book People and now we're delighted some of William Shakespeare's much-loved characters, including Hamlet, are part of this bestselling series. With over 200 stickers to choose from, children aged 5 and over will have so much fun dressing up the actors as they prepare to take the stage to appear in one of the Bard's famous plays! A fun and accessible introduction to the work and characters of Shakespeare, and one that's sure to inspire children to look into him further.
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    DSPA

    Bloomsbury Discovery: Space (Hardback)


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    Would-be astronauts aged 5 and above will find themselves absolutely absorbed by this Bloomsbury Discovery book all about the subject of Space! With flaps to lift to make learning fun and interactive, the book is packed with brilliant illustrations, exciting cross-sections and amazing facts about our stars, planets and solar system. The book even takes a look at the spacecraft we build too!
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    DMYB

    Bloomsbury Discovery: My Body (Hardback)


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    Discover how all your different body parts work together in this amazing lift-the-flap book! Packed with things to discover and information on the body's unique processes, this is a handy book for any inquisitive young scientist. From the experts at Bloomsbury Discovery, this is an innovative book that makes learning fun. There are some eye-catching illustrations and the flaps to lift also make the information more accessible.
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    WYOU 9 years +

    Would You Believe Collection - 10 books (collection)

    Richard Platt


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    These seriously good reference books from Oxford University Press invite children to take a fascinating journey through a number of topics that regularly crop up in our everyday lives. Taking a fresh and innovative look at some popular social and historical topics, the books have been designed to engage children through the use of an informal style of writing and wonderful illustrations and photographs. Offering effective homework support, the lively layout will add interest and humour to these staple school subjects.

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    SPGD

    Oxford School Spelling, Punctuation, and Grammar Dictionary (Paperback)

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    The Oxford School Spelling, Punctuation, and Grammar Dictionary is an invaluable guide to getting your spelling, punctuation and grammar right! Clear and easy to navigate, the dictionary is divided into two sections. The first part is a reference section of simple rules, tips and examples that will help students spell, punctuate and write correctly, while the second part provides an alphabetical word list of commonly misspelt and tricky words, with inflections but no meanings. This dictionary workbook is certain to be a valuable resource for any student preparing for and taking exams.
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    CHIP 3 years +

    Read With Biff, Chip And Kipper (Levels 1-3) - 25 Books (collection)

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    From Oxford Reading Tree, the Read with Biff, Chip & Kipper Levels 1 - 3 Collection has been specially designed to introduce children aged four and above to the early concepts that will form the basis of their reading and writing skills. Featuring Roderick Hunt and Alex Brychta's cheery and appealing characters, the books are sure to help your little one take their first steps in learning to read. This collection covers levels 1 to 3 of the scheme and includes twelve phonics books, twelve storybooks and a parents' handbook packed with advice on how to help your child make the most of their introduction to reading.

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    DRCG

    Dr Christian's Guide to Growing Up (Paperback)

    Christian Jessen


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    Covering issues such as puberty, sex, diets, sexuality, body image and bullying, Dr Christian's Guide to Growing Up is full of advice for those approaching their teenage years. A famous doctor well-known to many through his successful TV appearances, he answers questions from both boys and girls in an assured and no-nonsense manner. Written in an accessible style, parents can either go through the book with their children or leave it to read through themselves, as Dr Christian addresses all those cringey questions that parents squirm at answering. This is a must-have book for any family with children approaching adolescence.
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    KNOW 10 years +

    DK Knowledge Encyclopedia (Hardback)


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    Making even the most complex subjects easy to grasp and absorb, this extensive hardback will help you discover, see, journey and investigate the wonders of our world. The Knowledge Encyclopedia, from the experts at DK, features incredible images and easy-to-follow text that will help the whole family learn. Ideal for homework and reference, the wide-ranging book covers the topics of space, Earth, nature, science, the human body and history, meaning you can learn everything from the secrets of Tutankhamun's tomb to the building of the Great Wall of China and the battlefields of both World Wars. There is also information on planets, dinosaurs and even how birds fly!
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    HBSB 7 years +

    Human Body Sticker Book (Paperback)

    Alex Frith


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    The Human Body Sticker Book will help any children who are interested in science get to grips with the complex way the human body works. Highly interactive, it provides a fascinating insight into this complex process and contains sophisticated anatomical-style illustrations and colour photographs to help aid learning further. A fantastic resource for older children who enjoy science lessons at school.
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    SOFS 7 years +

    The Secrets of Stonehenge (Hardback)

    Mick Manning & Brita Granstrom


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    The Secrets of Stonehenge is a beautifully illustrated book that aims to tell the true story of the awe-inspiring monument. One of the greatest ancient sites in the world, Nick Manning's easy-to-follow text combines with Brita Granstrom's illustrations to show children aged 7+ just how special Stonehenge is. Based on recent research discoveries, the book asks why did our Stone-Age ancestors bring such massive stones to the site from so far away, how did they raise them to their upright decision and just what was it used for?
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    XPNAT

    Pocket Nature Collection - 6 Books (collection)


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    Compact, easy to use and illustrated with stunning photography, these innovative guides deserve a place in every home. Invaluable for turning to for quick reference or for referring to for homework or project work, these books will be used again and again by the whole family.

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    EVZ

    Evil Inventions (Horrible Science) (Paperback)

    Nick Arnold


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    Horrible Science: Evil Inventions combines facts and information about some of the most gruesome gadgets and murderous machines with hilarious cartoons and a large dose of humour. Perfect for those children who are interested in the gorier side of non-fiction, throughout the book they will get to learn about the bottom-stabbing bike saddle, the sheep-operated head-chopping machine and the terrible toilet snorkel!
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    KSCI 7 years +

    Project Science Collection - 10 Books (collection)

    Project Science


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    Children who are inquisitive and are desperate to find answers to some of the biggest scientific questions will love getting their hands on this 10-book collection from Project Science. Covering subjects as varied as the weather, senses, rocks and fossils, insects and the Solar System, the books are laid out in a vivid fashion that will capture children's imagination and compel them to read further and enhance their future studies. A great collection for those aged 7+ who prefer non-fiction.
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    HTYY 9 years +

    History Year By Year (Hardback)

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    Embark on an entertaining, enthralling and thoroughly educational journey through time with this expert resource from DK. A must-have bookshelf addition for every household, young readers will pore over the stunning pictures and easy-to-remember facts in this full-colour illustrated hardback. Travel year-by-year from the Stone Age to the digital age and discover the history of our life on earth. Putting events, inventions and noteworthy people who have made the globe the place it is today into context, the information in this book will help settle any debate or provide factoids for any history homework project. Featuring more than 1,500 pictures, this really is a mini museum for children!
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    WISE 5 years +

    Wonderwise Collection - 20 Books (collection)


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    The Wonderwise picture books compile an award-winning series which stimulates the way children view the world around them. Based on fact and information, children can read these books and feel their imaginations stir as they find out about the human body, animals, the Earth, space, water, time, recycling, and plenty more besides. Bursting with fascinating facts and engaging illustrations, these 20 books introduce inquisitive children to key topics and concepts, all told in an entertaining and highly original way, to kick-start their learning before they enter the classroom! With notes for grown-ups about Imaginative Learning and extra thoughts on each subject for further discussion at the end, as well as a glossary of key words for the young reader, we think these books are simply fantastic!
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    SITS 9 years +

    Space in 30 Seconds (Paperback)

    Clive Gifford


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    Children aged between 8 and 12, who are fascinated by space and all things out of this world, will be enthralled by Clive Gifford's Space in 30 Seconds. Offering an entertaining look at what really happens in space, the 30 topics are covered in 30-second soundbites and supported by 3-second flash summaries, all complemented by cartoon-style illustrations and then 3-minute active missions to test young minds. Among the topics covered are the Big Bang theory, the way scientists believe the universe may end and worm holes, dark matter and even aliens. A great piece of non-fiction for an inquisitive and imaginative child aged 8 plus.
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    MITS 9 years +

    Myths in 30 Seconds (Paperback)

    Anita Ganeri


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    Expertly written so children aged 8-12 can explore and understand key tales in the world of mythology, Myths in 30 Seconds allows readers to enjoy each of the 30 marvellous and magical myths in just 30 seconds. Perfect for occupying and enthralling intrigued young minds, this lively book provides a great introduction to the subject and offers great homework help as well as enchanting reading for bedtime. The attention-grabbing word and picture format makes learning fun and remembering key facts easy, while the retelling of each myth is explained in neat 30-second soundbites alongside 3-second flash summaries and artwork. The six themed sections make learning about each topic simple too, from heroes and giants to goddesses and elements.

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