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Topics : Primary School The World Books

  • Oxford Primary Atlas

    Patrick Wiegand

    Product Code: AAWVZ
    Paperback 7 years +
    The Oxford Primary Atlas is a clear, bright and informative atlas for all 7-11 year olds. This new edition includes up-to-date country data and easy-to-read colourful mapping, presented in an accessible visual layout based on research into how young children use maps. It features key curriculum themes such as landscapes, water, settlements, connections, and environments. It includes easy-to-use features such as learning statements to summarize each theme, focus panels to prompt independent or group enquiry, innovative grid codes to help children find places listed in the index, colourful photographs to aid children's understanding of map symbols, attractive artwork to provide a 'sense of place', and stimulating graphics to make large numbers easy to understand. This new edition of the Oxford Primary Atlas, specially written to support the requirements of primary geography at Key Stage 2, and incorporating the most popular features of the bestselling Oxford Junior Atlas, uses simple, clear mapping and colourful illustration to create a stimulating and informative atlas for all 7-11 year olds. The Oxford Primary Atlas is also accompanied by the Activity Book for independent work to develop map literacy skills, and the e-Atlas CD-ROM for whole class display on interactive whiteboard.
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  • Maps

    Aleksandra Mizielinska

    Product Code: AHWIA
    Hardback 7 years +
    This book of maps is a visual feast for readers of all ages, with lavishly drawn illustrations from the incomparable Mizielinskis. The maps show not only borders, cities, rivers, and peaks, but also places of historical and cultural interest, eminent personalities, iconic animals and plants, cultural events and many more fascinating facts associated with every region.
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  • Tales from China

    Cyril Birch

    Product Code: AMKZU
    Paperback 10 years +
    This collection of Chinese stories begins with the great legends of how Earth and Heaven came into being, and of how the archer Yi rid the Emperor Yao of the menace of the ten suns. There are folk-tales too, about ghosts and rain-makers, poor students and magicians, and the man who was nearly made into fishpaste. Throughout all these stories the author has kept the subtle oriental flavour of the originals and brings to life all the magic and mystery of China.
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  • The Usborne Encyclopedia of World Religions

    Susan Meredith

    Product Code: AMPAG
    Paperback 7 years +
    A thought-provoking book offering a balanced exploration of the beliefs, history and customs of the major world religions and many lesser-known faiths. Beautiful photographs and engaging illustrations, maps and diagrams compliment the informative text.
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  • Ocean: A Children's Encyclopedia

    Product Code: AOMAB
    Hardback 7 years +
    This book explores the hidden depths of the ocean with this stunning visual encyclopedia for kids Ocean: A Children's Encyclopedia reveals the secrets of the seas through stunning images and beautiful photography to engage and educate kids. From the Arctic to the Caribbean, tiny plankton to giant whales, sandy beaches to the deepest depths, Ocean: A Children's Encyclopedia let's your child discover the mysterious world beneath the waves. Packed with fun facts for kids, this encyclopedia will dazzle your child covering everything from sea creatures and ocean birds to the Great Barrier Reef. Topics are presented through a combination of fun graphics, interesting fact-boxes and high-quality photographs. Look up an individual subject for school projects or curious minds can read from beginning to end!
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  • Tales from West Africa

    Martin Bennett

    Product Code: AMJTY
    Paperback 10 years +
    This lively collection comes from West Africa, a place 'where stories grow on trees'. Here are the famous tricksters: Hare, Tortoise, and the greatest of them all - Ananse the spider. The stories are full of larger-than-life characters and situations; and include the tale of how Ananse got his thin waist, how Crocodile learnt his lesson, and how Monkey managed not to get eaten by Shark.
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  • A Brief Illustrated History of Exploration

    Clare Hibbert

    Product Code: BLZYV
    Paperback 9 years +
    A Brief Illustrated History of Exploration charts the history of exploration all the way from the first explorers, through to contact with the East, to the African coast, to the Northwest Passage and through to the discovery of North America. With stunning full-colour images and illustrations, this beautiful book is sure to fascinate and charm the young reader.
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  • Unusual Wonders

    Product Code: AZDYP
    Hardback 8 years +
    Discover the most amazing and unusual wonders the world has to offer, from Greece's Meteora Monasteries to India's Ajanta Caves and from Belize's Great Blue Hole to Mexico's Cave of Crystals. Get up close to their unique features and marvel at their breathtaking dimensions. What threats and challenges to these special phenomena face, and what is being done to ensure their survival for future generations to enjoy?
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  • The World's Worst Hurricanes

    John R. Baker

    Product Code: BGZES
    Paperback 7 years +
    The winds pick up while heavy waves crash on the beach. A few hours later screaming winds and driving rain tear up the coastline. It's a hurricane! With winds reaching hundreds of miles per hour, these devastating storms can cause immense amounts of damage. Readers can learn all about history's biggest, deadliest hurricanes from around the world.
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  • The World's Worst Tornadoes

    John R. Baker

    Product Code: BGZEP
    Paperback 7 years +
    The sky grows dark. Lightning flashes. Thunder booms. Soon a wailing siren fills the air. It's a tornado! With wind speeds up to 300 miles per hour, these dangerous storms destroy everything in their paths. Readers can learn about history's biggest, deadliest tornadoes from around the world.
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  • The World's Worst Floods

    John R. Baker

    Product Code: BGPSQ
    Paperback 7 years +
    The sky darkens and it begins to rain. Hours later the rain still falls heavily. Somewhere a dam bursts and a wall of water surges downstream. It's a flood! These powerful natural disasters can wash away cars, trees, and even people's homes. Readers can learn about history's biggest, deadliest floods from around the world.
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  • The World's Worst Earthquakes

    John R. Baker

    Product Code: BGPSO
    Paperback 7 years +
    The windows rattle. The ground shakes. Soon the ground cracks open and buildings come crashing down. It's an earthquake! These shattering natural disasters cause huge amounts of damage wherever they hit. Readers can learn about history's biggest, deadliest earthquakes from around the world.
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  • Manmade Wonders

    Product Code: AZDYO
    Hardback 8 years +
    Discover the greatest manmade wonders the world has to offer, from the Empire State Building to the Sydney Opera House and from the Eiffel Tower to the Large Hadron Collider. Get up close to their unique features and marvel at their breathtaking dimensions. What threats and challenges to these special phenomena face, and what is being done to ensure their survival for future generations to enjoy?
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  • Natural Wonders

    Clive Gifford

    Product Code: AZAGB
    Hardback 8 years +
    Discover the greatest wonders of nature the world has to offer, from the Grand Canyon to Uluru and from the Serengeti Migration to the Aurora Borealis. Get up close to their unique features and marvel at their breathtaking dimensions. What threats and challenges to these special phenomena face, and what is being done to ensure their survival for future generations to enjoy? Perfect for readers 9 and up.
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  • Ali's Story - A Journey from Afghanistan

    Andy Glynne

    Product Code: APYSJ
    Paperback 9 years +
    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. These powerful and evocative stories have now been captured in book form as rich, visual testimonies of the torment, hope and resolution of young refugees who are seeking asylum and adjusting to life in new countries all over the world. The series of five books form an excellent cross-curricular resource that looks at asylum, war, separation and integration and what it is to be a refugee today making them ideal for tying into Refugee Week.
  • Maps Poster Book

    Aleksandra Mizielinski

    Product Code: AMOXO
    Paperback 7 years +
    This beautiful large-format poster book lets you put the world on your wall with the gorgeous images from Big Picture Press's bestselling Maps. This is a stunning celebration of the world from immense mountains to tiny insects.
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  • Tales from Japan

    Helen McAlpine

    Product Code: AMMHD
    Paperback 9 years +
    This extraordinary collection of stories from Japan are retellings of legends and fairy tales. You'll meet the Sea Spirit, the Moon God, the Emperor Kiyomori, Dragon Princess and many other magical characters. Amidst the stories, the beauty of Japan - its people, its animals and its landscape - is joyfully evoked. The stories include The Birth of Japan, Tales of the Heike, and the Tale of Princess Kaguya.
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  • Stories from Scotland

    Barbara Ker Wilson

    Product Code: AMLBT
    Paperback 9 years +
    Oxford Children's Myths and Legends bring you the greatest stories ever told, from around the world and long ago. Heroes and villains, witches and wizards, warriors and royalty - there's something here for everyone. From the Highlands and islands, to the Border country, there are stories from all over Scotland in this wonderful collection. You'll find tales of Tam Lin the elfin knight, MacCodrum of the Seals and many more - all told with a thrilling sense of adventure and fun.
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  • Stories from Wales

    Gwyn Jones

    Product Code: AMLBS
    Paperback 9 years +
    Oxford Children's Myths and Legends bring you the greatest stories ever told, from around the world and long ago. Heroes and villains, witches and wizards, warriors and royalty - there's something here for everyone. These spell-binding tales of love, loyalty, greed and jealousy come from the mountains and valleys of Wales. From Pwyll, the prince of Dyfed, to Arthur's court, they tell of a world where peasants and kings live alongside the folk of the faery, and where reality and enchantment intertwine.
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  • Stories from Ireland

    Ita Daly

    Product Code: AMLBR
    Paperback 9 years +
    Oxford Children's Myths and Legends bring you the greatest stories ever told, from around the world and long ago. Heroes and villains, witches and wizards, warriors and royalty - there's something here for everyone. This wonderful collection is drawn from a long tradition of story-telling - tales that have been retold and passed down from generation to generation. Read about how the children of Lir were turned into swans, what happens to anyone who dares to look into King Balor's evil eye, and about many more magical characters and heroic adventures.
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  • Tales from India

    JEB Gray

    Product Code: AMKBO
    Paperback 9 years +
    Beautifully told retellings of classic stories from India. Full of richness and warmth, these tales of tender love, great heroism, acts of sacrifice, foolishness and friendship come vividly to life. There is an epic battle in which monkeys and bears help rescue the beautiful princess Sita from evil demons and a simple fable about a jackal who tries to become king. This tapestry of stories is as colourful and diverse as India itself. Sources in selecting the stories have been Sanskrit and Pali, the classical languages of the Brahmans and the Buddhists. Many of these tales were current centuries before the Christian era and were given a sophisticated form by the storytellers of classical times. *The subject of myths and legends ties in with the National Curriculum. *Classic retellings have continued to sell for over thirty years. *Before his death the author lived in Maidstone in Kent.
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  • World Atlas

    Nick Crane

    Product Code: ACORO
    Hardback 9 years +
    Divided by geographical region, the Barefoot Books World Atlas looks at the way in which communities and cultures across the world have been shaped by their natural environment, and at the ideas and initiatives which are shaping the future. An atlas for the twenty-first century, it shows how all parts of the planet are interconnected and looks at the challenges which face us all in creating a sustainable future. About this title: -Global book and app launch. -App developed in partnership with Touchpress, market leaders in app publication and creators of the bestselling The Elements and Solar System apps. -Introduction includes the story of the solar system and the history of map-making. -Maps of regions and oceans bring faraway places to life, with illustrated geographical and architectural features, people plants and wildlife, from oil fields to Buddhist monks to the Amazon Rainforest. -Fold-out booklets reveal fascinating facts about each region.
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  • Explorers: Planet Earth

    Daniel Gilpin

    Product Code: AJWDB
    Paperback 7 years +
    Planet Earth is an exciting journey around the planet we call home, finding out about all its wonders from volcanic eruptions and mighty oceans to plants and animals, towns and cities. Each bright, vibrant Explorers title features a series of beautiful, child-friendly, story-based scenes - easy to read but with a wealth of detail and plenty to look for - partnered by photographic spreads giving more in-depth information. There's a fun extra element: coloured buttons throughout the book allow readers to jump about through the book and find connections between topics - connections that are neatly summarised at the end of each book.
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  • Scotland

    Melanie Waldron

    Product Code: AFCYZ
    Paperback 8 years +
    This book offers a complete overview of the beautiful country of Scotland.

    It includes sections on its history, geography, wildlife, infrastructure, government and culture. It also contains a detailed fact file, maps and charts and a traceable flag to help further aid children's learning.

    A must-have for children aged 8 and over who are interested in Scotland.
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