BSHR 11 years +11 years +
Praised by parents and with a knack for communicating the most complex and difficult of subjects in a tangible, understandable and even lovable way, the Basher Science books provide would-be scientists with all the information they need to grasp key science topics.
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Covering everything from biology and chemistry to the Periodic Table and the human body, this six-book collection of highly original books features contemporary illustrations and stories that bring the subjects to life and teaches readers with chatty and entertaining text.
Perfect for children aged 11 and above, these comprehensive books on science will prove to be invaluable when it's time to do homework.
CAIR 15 years +15 years +
'Open is surely set to become THE must-have manual for young women navigating the often-tempestuous waters of their teenage years' - LoveReading4Kids
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Radio 1's resident agony aunt and popular television personality Gemma Cairney provides honest advice about the big, bad and beautiful elements of growing up in Open: A Toolkit for How Magic and Messed Up Life Can Be.
From mental health to family issues and the perils and joys of first love, she covers a range of issues with frankness and understanding. Gemma draws on both her own life experiences and the insight she has gained as an agony aunt to provide comfort to teens (aged 14 plus) who are finding life difficult.
Alongside her practical advice are tips from experts and a series of appealing illustrations, all presented in a refreshing journal style. There is even space for readers to note down their own thoughts and solutions to life's big questions.
This book provides open and honest advice on a range of important and mature issues including mental health, sex and abuse.
We believe it is a must-have for mature teens but please read beforehand if you have any concerns about its suitability.
CCFK 9 years +9 years +
Computer coding is becoming more and more of a key skill in modern life, especially during IT lessons at school, and many children will be able to make use of it in their future careers. You can never be too young to start learning and there can be no better guide than Carol Vorderman, who we all know is extremely intelligent after her years on Countdown and the various other TV shows - and books - where she has flexed her brain power.
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Carol's step-by-step - and very visual - guide to the complex skill of computer coding is suitable for children aged 9 and over and teaches the basics of coding for multiple programming languages, including Scratch and Python.
Avoiding computer jargon and starting with the basics, the book generally progresses to more advanced computer projects where children can even start building their own games through coding! A great book for budding programmers.
6DYG 11 years +11 years +
Anne Frank's The Diary of a Young Girl is a haunting book that will stay with the reader for ever. Thirteen-year-old Anne spent two years in hiding during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. Her diary combines honesty and humour with typical teenage enthusiasm, but ultimately it's a harrowing and poignant read as it ends abruptly when she and her family are discovered by the Nazis and taken to a concentration camp. Suitable for readers from 11+.
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AAJOE 16 years +16 years +
If you're looking for a fast, focussed and effective way to revise for your AS or A2 exams, Revision Express is the answer. Now fully updated for the new A-levels, Revision Express covers everything you need for success in your exams. Each chapter is broken down into two-page topic sessions, packed with information, top tips and unique features to help you carefully organise your revision and gain vital extra marks. All the information is presented in short, memorable chunks for quick and simple revision and you can check your understanding and progress as you proceed with checkpoint questions. Develop and practice your exam techniques with sample exam-style questions (and answers luckily!) and get some inside information as A-level examiners reveal the secrets to getting top grades. For just GBP14.99 you'll have all your AS and A2 revision covered the fast way; the easy way; the Revision Express way!
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AMKCU 14 years +14 years +
With over 2,600 entries, the second edition of The Oxford Dictionary of Dance is a unique single volume reference on all aspects of dance performance written by two leading dance writers, Debra Craine and Judith Mackrell. The work covers all aspects of the diverse dance world from classical ballet to modern, from flamenco to hip-hop, from tap to South Asian dance forms and includes detailed entries on technical terms, steps, styles, works and countries, in addition to many biographies of dancers, choreographers, and companies. During the last thirty years the boundaries of dance have been radically redrawn. There has been an explosion of new activity within traditional forms like ballet, a stream of new dance languages invented by fresh generations of choreographers, and there is a growing appreciation of cultural dance forms from around the world. Fans today are likely to attend performances as varied as Spanish flamenco, Indian bharata natyam, Japanese butoh, classical ballet, and post-modern dance. With an emphasis on performance - the dance we see in our theatres today - readers will find both fact and analysis on a wide range of subjects, from styles of dance and the history of dance companies and their productions, to dancers, choreographers, and technical terms. With 150 new entries, this new edition charts developments that have occurred over the last ten years, including the rise of new digital technology in the creation and staging of dance and the move to the mainstream of formerly fringe genres such as hip-hop, as well as the arrival of a new generation of dancers and choreographers to the scene.
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ADQVD 16 years +16 years +
The latest addition to the Oxford Paperback Reference series, this A to Z is the most up-to-date dictionary of building, surveying, and civil engineering terms and definitions available. Written by an experienced team of experts in the respective fields, it covers in over 9,800 entries the key areas of construction technology and practice, civil and construction engineering, construction management techniques and processes, and legal aspects such as contracts and procurement. Illustrations complement entries where necessary and other extra features include a bibliography, appendices providing a list of commonly used conventions, formulae, and symbols, as well as entry-level web links, which are listed and regularly updated on a companion website. Its wide coverage makes it the ideal reference for students of construction and related areas, as well as for professionals in the field.
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ABHRL 14 years +14 years +
Sociology For Dummies helps you understand the complex field of sociology, serving as the ideal study guide both when you're deciding to take a class as well as when you are already participating in a course. Avoiding jargon, Sociology For Dummies will get you up to speed on this widely studied topic in no time. Sociology For Dummies, UK Edition: * Provides a general overview of what sociology is as well as an in-depth look at some of the major concepts and theories. * Offers examples of how sociology can be applied and its importance to everyday life * Features an in-depth look at social movements and political sociology * Helps you discover how to conduct sociological research * Offers advice and tips for thinking about the world in an objective way
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Care staff and voluntary workers in day centres and residential homes for elderly people have often expressed a need for a comprehensive, readable book to guide them through their first days and help them cope with any problems that may arise. This practical and imaginative handbook draws on the long experience of an occupational therapist working with elderly people in day centres. It provides a fund of advice on caring for people who may be frail, have communication difficulties or mobility problems. It describes how to design and organise a centre, how to use mobility aids and handle wheelchairs, how to move old people and adjust their hearing aids. The author even explains how to repair a wheelchair in an emergency. The second part of the book describes a huge range of stimulating activities, from craftwork and games to cookery, music and gardening, outings and exchanging reminiscences. Old people left with nothing to do rapidly lose their mental agility and interest in life. With a little encouragement, despite any disabilities, they can continue to acquire new interests and play a useful role in the community, and the materials and resources needed will often be donated or acquired very cheaply. The fully updated second edition is copiously illustrated with practical line drawings, and there is an extensive appendix providing useful addresses, helpful books and a listing of some of the conditions that may affect elderly people.
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AIVXK 11 years +11 years +
This book is full of vocabulary and phrases for every topic covered in KS3 German. It's easy to use, with one topic per page, and questions at the end of the section so you can practise your reading and writing skills. There's a section on grammar included and lots of tips to help you with homework or to prepare for tests.
AILQM 14 years +14 years +
Essentials provides concise coverage of all the externally assessed course content and skills for GCSE Electronic Products. The other five subjects are also available: Food Technology, Resistant Materials, Graphic Products, Product Design and Textiles Technology. The student-friendly, uncluttered approach guides students through the core content with succinct revision notes and practice questions that focus on the essential content needed for the exams.
Short sentences, focused paragraphs and bullet points help to make the content accessible to students of all abilities
Key words and concepts are highlighted to aid memory and recall
Relevant diagrams and illustrations clarify key points and aid visual learning
Practice questions at the end of each section test and reinforce understanding
Quick Test and Key Word summary at the end of every spread.
16-page, pull-out guide to Controlled Assessment included.
This CGP Complete Study & Practice book is a superb resource for pupils studying Religious Education at Key Stage Three (ages 11-14). It contains clear, balanced study notes covering the key beliefs and features of six religions: Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Sikhism. At the end of each section, there's a range of questions to test students on what they've learned, and get them thinking about their own responses. It's all rounded off with a useful Glossary that summarises all the important religious terms that are used in the book.
Covering all the core subject areas, from Key Stage 1 to GCSE, the nation's favourite educational expert Carol Vorderman will help you and your children get to grips with their English, maths and science lessons in this three-guide collection.
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Specially designed to help parents help their young learners aged 3 and over, the highly visual books will reduce the stress of studying these subjects while also demystifying the various topics. The maths book will take you step-by-step through everything from basic numeracy to complex and challenging subjects like statistics and algebra, while the science book covers biology, chemistry and physics.
Help Your Kids with English covers all the important areas of this subject, including punctuation, grammar, spelling and communication skills. These helpful guides will help so much if you are (or know someone who is) a frustrated parent or have a child who struggles at school, especially with their homework.
CELS 9 years +9 years +
Whether you're learning Spanish for a holiday, a business trip or for your GCSE exams, the Collins Easy Learning Spanish Dictionary will help you master the basics of the language!
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Covering everyday Spanish themes, the dictionary also highlights those key curriculum words that will help with exam preparation. There are clear and concise language notes that provide information on common grammatical errors and words some may find confusing, while the book also looks at key cultural differences.
All presented in Collins' accessible style, the dictionary will help you have confidence when it comes to speaking Spanish!
YAWS 9 years +9 years +
Praised by Dermot O'Leary, two-time Olympian Matthew Syed's You Are Awesome is a motivational book that encourages children to challenge the beliefs that hold them back.
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Full of tips and advice that will inspire a more positive mindset, it's encouraging and empowering reading for any introverted children. Matthew explains how having a negative attitude and thinking you can't do things more often than not leads to not being able to carry out tasks.
However, if your children can build their resilience and change their mindset, things could be very different. He looks at how everyone from Mozart to Serena Williams got to the top of their respective fields through hard work and dedication and how kids can use these figures as inspiration on their way to becoming happy, successful adults.
PYM2 11 years +11 years +
Nine-year-old Bruno knows nothing of the Final Solution and the Holocaust. He is oblivious to the appalling cruelties being inflicted on the people of Europe by his own country, his own father. All he knows is that he has been moved from a comfortable home in Berlin to a house in a desolate area where there is nothing to do and no one to play with. Until he meets Shmuel, a boy who lives a strange parallel existence on the other side of the adjoining wire fence and who, like the other people there, wears a uniform of striped pyjamas.
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Bruno's friendship with Shmuel will take him from innocence to revelation. And in exploring what he is unwittingly a part of, he will inevitably become subsumed by the terrible process.
John Boyne's The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas is poignant, heart-warming and illustrates how friendship knows no boundaries - a beautiful book!
Since 2012, the organization Girls Who Code has been leading the charge to get girls interested in technology and coding. Now its founder, Reshma Saujani, wants to inspire you to be a girl who codes! Bursting with dynamic artwork, down-to-earth explanations of coding principles, and real-life stories of girls and women working at places like Pixar and NASA, this graphically animated book shows what a huge role computer science plays in our lives and how much fun it can be. No matter your interest-sports, the arts, baking, student government, social justice-coding can help you do what you love and make your dreams come true. Whether you're a girl who's never coded before, a girl who codes, or a parent raising one, this entertaining book, printed in bold two-color and featuring art on every page, will have you itching to create your own apps, games, and robots to make the world a better place.
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Dementia is a little understood and currently incurable illness, but much can be done to maximise the quality of life for people with the condition. "Contented Dementia" - by clinical psychologist and bestselling author Oliver James - outlines a groundbreaking and practical method for managing dementia that will allow both sufferer and carer to maintain the highest possible quality of life, throughout every stage of the illness. A person with dementia will experience random and increasingly frequent memory blanks relating to recent events.Feelings, however, remain intact, as do memories of past events and both can be used in a special way to substitute for more recent information that has been lost. The SPECAL method (Specialized Early Care for Alzheimer's) outlined in this book works by creating links between past memories and the routine activities of daily life in the present. Drawing on real-life examples and user-friendly tried-and-tested methods, "Contented Dementia" provides essential information and guidance for carers, relatives and professionals.
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AKEAH 11 years +11 years +
This workbook provides focused skills practice for all the maths topics relevant to Year 7. Based on robust research that proves repeated practice is more effective than repeated study, it is written to help students achieve the best possible results. * practice in problem solving, reasoning and financial skills * helps ensure mathematical fluency Packed with practice questions to reinforce and test understanding of all the Mathematical concepts and skills taught in school.
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An unpretentious guide for all those who want to learn to analyse, understand and evaluate films. Film Studies: An Introduction provides an overview of the key areas in film studies, including aesthetics, narrative, genre, documentary films and the secrets of film reviewing. From Hitchcock and Tarantino to Spielberg and Bigelow, you will gain a critical understanding of legendary directors and the techniques and skills that are used to achieve cinematic effects. Whether you are a film studies student or just a film buff wanting to know more, this book will give you an invaluable insight into the exciting and incredibly fast-moving world of film. Understand Film Studies includes: Chapter 1: Film aesthetics: formalism and realism Chapter 2: Film structure: narrative and narration Chapter 3: Film authorship: the director as auteur Chapter 4: Film genres: defining the typical film Chapter 5: The non-fiction film: five types of documentary Chapter 6: The reception of film: the art and profession of film viewing
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This short, easy-to-read manual is designed to equip and encourage Primary RE teachers. Whether you are a new RE teacher or a subject leader, whether you are looking to develop skills in guiding a classroom discussion where there are differing views, or need help responding to difficult questions, The RE Teacher's Survival Guide builds competence and confidence, and will help you to teach quality RE and try out new ideas to excite and challenge your pupils. It answers the questions 'What do I teach in RE?' and 'How do I teach RE?' It offers teaching strategies, reassurance and practical scenarios. It addresses 'hot potato' questions and signposts helpful resources.
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ADEIV 14 years +14 years +
Collins Revision GCSE Sociology is an all-in-one revision guide and exam practice workbook for Key Stage 4. Written by experienced test markers, it shows how each student can follow their level, test their knowledge, check their answers and improve. This all-in-one revision guide and workbook for GCSE Sociology revision offers:
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Complete coverage for the AQA GCSE Sociology exams
Accessible graded content and practice questions with lots of example answers
Detachable workbook answers for flexible practice
Follow your grade, test your knowledge and improve your results at Key Stage 4.
This Interactive Vocab Tester DVD-ROM (for PC and Mac) is a great way to help KS3 students get to grips with hundreds of essential German words. It's simple to create customised tests for each topic, and there are audio recordings of every word from a native German speaker - with an option to create revision tracks to export to an mp3 player. A matching full-colour Vocab Book is also included, with tests for every topic plus space to jot down extra vocab at the back.
AILQN 14 years +14 years +
Intended for use alongside the GCSE Essentials Electronic Products Revision Guide, this workbook includes further practice questions to test understanding and consolidate understanding. The workbook matches the revision guide page for page for quick and easy reference. Answers also available. Intended for use alongside the GCSE Essentials Electronic Products Revision Guide, this workbook includes further practice questions to test understanding and consolidate understanding. The workbook matches the revision guide page for page for quick and easy reference. Answers also available.
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