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Our living things KS1 and KS2 books explain to children everything they need to know about the animals and plants that have lived in our world. They're essential science books for every primary school.

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    Whose Little Baby Are You? Collection

    Product Code: WSLB
    Collection 5 years +
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    This accessible series of children's books introduces cute baby animals ranging from fluffy ostrich chicks to newborn giant pandas.

    They explain how not every baby looks like their parents and will encourage young readers to turn the pages to discover just who the baby animal belongs to.

    These nature books also explain how animal mums and dads care for their young and show how baby animals grow, change and prepare for adult life.
    Format: paperback
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  • Science Sorted Collection - 5 Books

    Product Code: GMUR
    Collection 9 years +
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    This is a collection of fun doodle-filled books about subjects ranging from science and nature to the human body. They've all been created by Glenn Murphy, the author of Why is Snot Green?, so you know they're going to be full of gloriously gross facts and tidbits.

    Ideal for dipping in and out of and perfect for children who wouldn't normally open a book, these books answer questions ranging from what actually happens in your head during a headache to the reasons why some farts are eggier than others.

    Extraordinarily designed and with plenty of Horrible Histories-style humour on show, these books also cover the theory of evolution and life on Earth; discoveries from outer space; the history of robots and engineering; and how hunters have caught their prey for generations.
    Format: paperback
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  • Good to be Green Collection - 6 Books

    Product Code: GTBG
    Collection 6 years +
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    Learn why it's good to be green...

    From what happens to food waste to the reasons why we should save water and recycle, these books will help children live a greener life and save the environment.

    The stories are fun to read and make it easy to understand the important messages while fact boxes offer extra information and there are also activity ideas, teaching notes and quizzes to complete.
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  • Wildlife Wonders Collection - 6 Books

    Pat Jacobs

    Product Code: WLDW
    Collection 7 years +
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    Have your children ever asked you why birds have feathers or why fish have gills? This collection of six science books will give them all the answers they need, while also providing an overview of the wonderful diversity of the natural world.

    Covering birds, fish, insects, mammals, plants and reptiles, each book explores the key characteristics of each species and looks at how their characteristics have evolved over time. This is all backed by easy-to-follow text, 3D artwork and eye-catching photographs.

    Perfect for nature lovers, all of these books are closely linked to the new National Science Curriculum and will boost understanding of wildlife classification and evolution.
    Format: paperback
    • £6.99
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  • Life Cycles: Rainforest

    Sean Callery

    Product Code: EFW2
    Paperback 5 years +
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    This is an accessible introduction to the world's rainforests and the plants and wildlife you can find in them - including leafcutter ants, jaguars and armadillos!
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  • Fast Facts! Ocean Wonders

    Kingfisher

    Product Code: EGU2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    Learn how much of the world is covered in water and what the deepest living fish are in this incredible Fast Facts book.

    This book for young scientists is full of bite-sized facts about oceans, marine life and sunken treasures. It also explains why coral reefs are in so much danger right now.
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  • Life Cycles: Grassland

    Sean Callery

    Product Code: EFX2
    Paperback 5 years +
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    Learn all about the foodchains in three of the world's grasslands. This introductory guide features everything from grasshoppers and rattlesnakes to lions and coyotes.
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  • The Usborne Step-by-Step Drawing Animals

    Fiona Watt

    Product Code: AMPCF
    Paperback 5 years +
    Complete beginners can discover how to draw lots of different animals with this delightful write-in book. Each double colourful page has step-by-step drawing instructions, space to practise and doodle in, and ideas for colouring in or adding backgrounds.
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  • First Animal Encyclopedia

    Product Code: AOXVT
    Paperback 5 years +
    Bursting with animal facts for kids, First Animal Encyclopedia reveals everything kids want to know about the animal kingdom. From tiny critters that live on the jungle floor to giant creatures that dwell in the depths of the ocean, First Animal Encyclopedia reveals the mysteries of the animal world. Watch animals in action, investigate their habits and find out their habitats in this first animal encyclopedia. Kids will learn all about different animal groups, including mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians, insects and fish through beautiful colour images, quirky "Did you know" fact boxes and engaging "curiosity quizzes" make learning engaging and exciting. DK's First Reference is a great for children who want to explore the world around them.
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  • Under the Sea

    Fiona Patchett

    Product Code: APNNU
    Hardback 6 years +
    What lives at the bottom of the sea? What does a shark really eat? How does a sea horse swim? In this book you'll find the answers and lots more about the fascinating things which live under the sea.
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  • 1001 Things to Spot in the Sea Sticker Book

    Teri Gower

    Product Code: ANLOO
    Paperback 5 years +
    An interactive sticker book full of busy, detailed illustrations of a scenes of life under the sea. Items to spot within the main picture are shown in the border as silhouettes and each has a corresponding sticker which children can find, match and add in the correct place. With over a thousand of things for children to find, count and talk about.
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  • Little Book of Horses and Ponies

    Sarah Khan

    Product Code: APOIP
    Hardback 5 years +
    Discover horses and ponies at work, rest and play in this little book, packed with fascinating facts and colourful illustrations.
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  • Dot-to-Dot Nature

    Karen Bryant-Mole

    Product Code: APNFO
    Paperback 4 years +
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    This activity book combines dot-to-dot puzzles with an easy-to-follow adventure story abut nature. It is intended to be both educational and entertaining so as to encourage children in the acquisition of numbers and drawing skills.
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  • RSPB My First Book of Garden Birds

    Mike Unwin

    Product Code: AAHAM
    Hardback 5 years +
    A beautiful picture book about garden birds that will appeal to families with young children.

    Rachel Lockwood's wonderful illustrations will delight children aged 2-7 years old, and will help them to discover and identify the most common birds in their everyday surroundings

    Each bird is introduced on a right-hand page in an illustration where it is partly obscured or turned away from the viewer.
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  • Wipe-Clean Dot-to-Dot Animals

    Katrina Fearn

    Product Code: ANDUA
    Paperback 5 years +
    Little children need lots of practice with pen control, and this book provides plenty of opportunities for that, as they can complete the dot-to-dot puzzles as many times as they like using the special wipe-clean pen provided. All puzzles contain ten dots, so children will also be learning and the numbers 1-10 as they watch the animals emerge.
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  • RSPB: Children's Guide to Nature Watching

    Mark Boyd

    Product Code: APVET
    Paperback 7 years +
    This new RSPB book is a practical, exciting and comprehensive introduction to nature watching for children. With full-colour photographs and illustrations throughout, it discusses general practicalities - where to go and when, what equipment to take with you, tips on attracting wildlife to your garden, how to take field notes and much more. In addition, it includes a guide to many common species of British birds, animals and plants, using clear illustrations and describing key identification points, such as behaviour, voice and habitat. It's the must-have guide for all young nature enthusiasts!
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  • Story of Life: Evolution

    Katie Scott

    Product Code: APGFU
    Hardback 7 years +
    Story of Life: Evolution will be a graphic, fold out guide to evolution. The book will start with the first single-cell organisms and end with modern life forms. Packaged in the same format as Big Picture Press's Design Line series, Evolution: Story of Life is a strong non-fiction offering for the Big Picture Press list that will complement Animalium and is a valuable edition to the 'Welcome to the Museum' series. Read it as a book or fold it all the way out, this is the sort of package that makes Big Picture Press one of the most stylish children's non-fiction imprints.
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  • My First Book About How Things Grow

    Felicity Brooks

    Product Code: AOLMN
    Paperback 5 years +
    An accessible, informative first reference book that helps young children learn about trees, plants and funghi - what each of these things is, how to tell them apart, what each needs to survive and thrive, and their life cycles, including information about how they reproduce.
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  • Animalium Activity Book

    Katie Scott

    Product Code: AOGYL
    Paperback
    Following the best-selling Animalium, Katie Scott returns with a companion activity book. Bursting with fascinating facts and puzzles, this book offers hours of entertainment to artists and animal lovers. Beautiful and inspiring, the myriad activities in this book challenge the reader to discover something new and explore their imagination to draw, decorate and design on every pull-out page.
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  • Baby's Very First Buggy Book Jungle

    Fiona Watt

    Product Code: ANLRU
    Other Toddlers
    A very simple board book with brightly coloured, high-contrast illustrations, and holes and finger trails suitable for babies and very young children. With an elasticated plastic attachment to attach the book to a buggy or baby gym, meaning it is always on hand to entertain and amuse, and will never get lost.
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  • Creaturepedia

    Adrienne Barman

    Product Code: AMPTC
    Hardback 7 years +
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    Welcome to this collection of best-loved animals from all over the world, chosen for their special talents and characteristics, with fun illustrations by Adrienne Barman. Meet 'the architects', the 'noisy neighbours', the 'homebodies', the 'forever faithfuls', the 'champions of forgetfulness' and more in this alphabetically ordered encyclopedia. Filled with fascinating facts, curious creatures and characterful cartoons, this book will keep young explorers busy for hours.
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  • Shark

    Product Code: ALPVC
    Paperback
    From the Great Hammerhead to the Blue Shark, Shark by Eyewitness lets your child learn all about different types of sharks, what they eat and how they fight! Find out how sharks hunt their prey, how their strong teeth and jaws work and what makes them one of the most dangerous creatures in the ocean. The Eyewitness reference series is perfect for homework help or school projects. Packed with all the essential information, stunning artwork and photography from the previous edition Shark by Eyewitness is now more interactive and colourful than ever with new infographics, statistics, facts and timelines, plus a giant fact-filled wallchart, making the book more engaging and educational for your child.
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  • Poo at the Zoo

    Sarah Eason

    Product Code: ADNKC
    Paperback
    A unique way to find out all about animal habits and their habitats! Meet the different types of animals at the zoo and find out what they've been up to. Did you know that an African lion only eats every three to four days? Or what a lion has to eat to produce the stinkiest poo of the whole animal kingdom? With additional animal fact boxes about each creature, and comic style full colour informative illustrations, each spread will give readers the inside scoop on animal poop.
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  • Usborne First Encyclopedia of Animals

    Paul Dowswell

    Product Code: ABMJS
    Hardback 5 years +
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    This is a fantastic new edition of this bright and lively encyclopedia, introducing young readers to the wonders of the animal world. Filled with information on mammals, birds, reptiles, creepy-crawlies and waterlife, this book answers such questions as 'Which animal has a tongue as long as its body?'; 'How does a whale breath?'; 'How does a snake see in the dark?'; and, 'Why do zebras have stripes?'. Simple text, amazing photographs, detailed illustrations and a selection of exciting recommended websites make the subject easy to understand.
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