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Topics : Primary School Variation & Classification Books

Our variation and classification books use images, facts and infographics to give children further insight into the world around us. Perfect for those at Key Stage 2 level, they will make complex theories and situations more accessible.

  • 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
    • £7.99
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  • DK Findout Collection - 10 Books

    Product Code: FNDO
    Collection 7 years +
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    From the experts at DK, these 10 books offer incredible facts about everything from robots to space travel.

    Brightly presented with plenty of images and photographs, these are perfect for dipping in and out of and the bite-sized facts are sure to delight your children. Other topics covered include reptiles, the human body and Earth.

    As well as the facts that will help children learn about the subjects and assist them in their school work, there are also fun ones that they will love to recall and tell to everyone they meet.
    Format: paperback
    • £12.99
    • RRP £59.90
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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
    • RRP £53.94
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  • Adaptation and Survival

    Louise Spilsbury

    Product Code: ARJSB
    Hardback 7 years +
    Adaptation and Survival introduces the key concept of adaptation through fun, engaging and detailed descriptions of great white sharks' camouflage, giraffes' extremely long tongue and lots more. Brightly coloured, up-close photographs of these amazing creatures will engage readers as they learn all about how animals have come to survive in the wild.
    • £12.89
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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.
    • £12.89
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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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  • 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.
    • £12.39
    • RRP £14.99
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  • Reptiles

    Sarah Wilkes

    Product Code: AQCOL
    Paperback 11 years +
    The Classifying Animals series welcomes readers to the world of classification, in which about 2 million different organisms have been identified and sorted into groups. This appealing and attractive book looks at the class of reptiles, and the orders, families and species within it. Find out about the characteristics that distinguish the reptiles in different groups and compare the differences in their life cycles. Discover the various ways in which reptiles have adapted to life in different climates and habitats on land and in water.
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  • Fish

    Sarah Wilkes

    Product Code: AQCOI
    Paperback 11 years +
    The Classifying Animals series welcomes you to the world of classification, in which about 2 million different organisms have been identified and sorted into groups. This appealing and attractive book looks at the classes of fish, and the orders, families and species within them. Find out about the characteristics that distinguish the fish in different groups and compare the differences in their life cycles. Discover the various ways in which fish have adapted to life in different climates and habitats, from the shallowest streams to the deepest ocean depths.
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  • Birds

    Sarah Wilkes

    Product Code: AQCOH
    Paperback 7 years +
    The Classifying Animals series welcomes you to the world of classification, in which about 2 million different organisms have been identified and sorted into groups. This appealing and attractive book looks at the class of birds, and the orders, families and species within it. Find out about the characteristics that distinguish the birds in different groups and compare the differences in their life cycles. Discover the various ways in which birds have adapted to life in different climates and habitats on land, in the air and in water.
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  • Amphibians

    Sarah Wilkes

    Product Code: AQCOG
    Paperback 11 years +
    The Classifying Animals series welcomes you to the world of classification, in which about 2 million different organisms have been identified and sorted into groups. This appealing and attractive book looks at the class of amphibians, and the orders, families and species within it. Find out about the characteristics that distinguish the amphibians in different groups and compare the differences in their life cycles. Discover the various ways in which amphibians have adapted to life in different climates and habitats on land and in water.
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  • What Makes You You?

    Gill Arbuthnott

    Product Code: AGZYA
    Paperback
    What Makes You You? is a mind-blowing introduction to the building blocks of life, DNA, what it is, how it works, and what we can do with it. Breaking down complex scientific concepts and processes into digestible bite-sized chunks; Gill Arbuthnott seamlessly explains everything from the basics of evolution to the incredible achievements of modern day genetic research in an accessible, insightful and brilliantly interesting way. Packed with amazing 3D style illustrations and explanatory diagrams that jump off the page as well as amazing tales of scientific discoveries and what's in store for the future, Gill truly brings science to life.
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  • Food Webs

    Claire Llewellyn

    Product Code: ARIQF
    Hardback
    This exciting book about the predator/prey relationship teaches readers about food webs.
    • £12.89
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  • Inheritance of Traits

    Jen Green

    Product Code: ARIQD
    Hardback
    This fun book about dog shows teaches the core curriculum topic of inheritance.
    • £12.89
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  • Life Cycles

    Peter D. Riley

    Product Code: APVYB
    Hardback 7 years +
    Straight Forward with Science offers a straightforward, but fun, approach to key science learning. Each book explores basic scientific principles and shows them in action, while simple activities and experiments bring the science to life. Lifecycles looks at what lifecycles are and discovers the many different lifecycles that exist in nature, from mammals and birds to plants, insects and amphibians. Animal behaviour and the work of the most famous naturalists, from Karl von Frisch to David Attenborough, are also explored.
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  • Animalium Poster Book

    Katie Scott

    Product Code: APGEA
    Paperback 7 years +
    This beautiful large-format poster book lets you decorate your walls with the gorgeous images from Big Picture Press's bestselling Animalium. This is a stunning celebration of the world from immense mountains to tiny insects.
    • £11.79
    • RRP £12.99
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  • Plant Reproduction

    Cath Senker

    Product Code: AMQZU
    Paperback 8 years +
    "This interesting book about competitive vegetable contests teaches readers about plant parts and plant reproduction."--
    • £8.89
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  • Food Webs

    Claire Llewellyn

    Product Code: AMDJA
    Paperback 8 years +
    This exciting book about the predator/prey relationship teaches readers about food webs.
    • £7.99
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  • Inheritance and Reproduction

    Jen Green

    Product Code: AKRHD
    Paperback 9 years +
    All living things reproduce, and they pass on inherited traits to their offspring. This book explores the different ways that platns and animals produce offspring, and how they pass on traits from one generation to the next.
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  • Navigators: Mammals

    David Burnie

    Product Code: AJGSM
    Paperback
    Mammals gives you the full story of these fantastic creatures, journeying through an amazing array of habitats from the top to the bottom of the globe. Join a pack of wolves on their chase for prey across a wintry landscape, glide through an underwater kelp forest with otters and sealions, and shrink down into the miniature underground world of burrowing rodents.
    • £6.89
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