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  • EKD2 6 years +
    6 years +
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    Join the LEGO (R) City police officers, firefighters and paramedics as they race to save the day in this fantastic LEGO book for children beginning to read. By land, sea and air, the emergency services always work hard to keep the city safe. LEGO City: Heroes to the Rescue features popular LEGO City sets and minifigures. Featuring an exciting range of emergency vehicles, this LEGO book sparks kids' imaginations with its captivating story and engaging LEGO City characters. Combining DK's four-level reading scheme with the popular LEGO City theme, LEGO City: Heroes to the Rescue is at Level 2 and will help kids learn to read - and to love reading. LEGO, the LEGO logo, the Brick and Knob configurations and the Minifigure are trademarks of the LEGO Group. (c)2016 The LEGO Group. All rights reserved. Produced by DK Publishing under license from the LEGO Group.
  • BQZYY
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    From the team behind the globally bestselling Ripley's Believe It Or Not! annual, a completely new collection of fascinating facts and awesome activities. Ripley's annual offering for children ages 7-10, Fun Facts & Silly Stories 2019 will delight anyone who loves the weird, the wild, and the wonderful! Jam-packed with exclusive content not found in any other Ripley's book, the activity annual eye-popping photographs and engrossing activities that will engross kids and parents alike.
  • BSXTO
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    Celebrate a century of the weird, the eccentric and the amazing with 100 Years of Ripley's Believe It Or Not! From humble beginnings in 1918, Ripley has become the world's best-known brand when it comes to incredible-but-true facts. Now, the most remarkable stories from 100 years of adventures have been brought together in this colourful compendium. Its pages contain the most fascinating and surprising tales from a century of Ripley, including: * The fascinating true story of the original Mr Ripley, who built a global business from his love of unusual stories * Awe-inspiring fold-out pages that bring the Ripley story alive in three dimensions * Never-before-seen images of the oddest objects from the depths of the Ripley archive Spectacular, surprising and inspiring at turns, 100 Years of Ripley's Believe It Or Not! is a must-have for anyone intrigued by the weirder side of the last century . . .
  • AFAWG
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  • ADUGD
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    Mumsnet Best Cookbook winner, Fay Ripley, is back with a no-fuss collection of simple, tasty recipes to take you from Monday to Sunday with ease. Actress, mum of two and passionate home cook, Fay shares 100 of her favourite tried-and-tested dishes. Whether it is midweek and you need good food fast, want deliciously easy recipes that the whole family can share or are looking for tasty weekend meals that don't require hours in the kitchen, Fay's recipes will hit the spot time and time again. What's for Dinner? includes quick-to-prepare suppers such as Roast Tomato and Prosciutto Penne, one-pot dishes such as Chicken and Squash Traybake, 'don't panic' Corner Shop recipes, easy-peasy baking and puds, effortless Friday-night dinners and Sunday Roasts that will encourage everyone to gather round the kitchen table. All the recipes are accompanied by their own mouth-watering photo and don't require an endless shopping list of unusual ingredients you'll only use once. Instead, these are affordable dishes with easy-to-find ingredients, simple-to-follow methods and plenty of tips for feeding babies, freezing, preparation and cooking times. This is a cookbook that's not only inspiring but genuinely useful. Packed with flavour, down-to-earth advice and wit, Fay's second cookbook shows how easy it can be to enjoy delicious home-cooked food every day.
  • BHMNS
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    It was 8.46 a.m. on 9/11 when Elia Zedeno, who had worked in the World Trade Center for twenty-one years, heard a booming explosion and felt the building lurch violently to the south. She grabbed her desk, taking her feet off the floor, and screamed, 'What's happening?' How would you react to a disaster? Would you be paralysed with fear? Would you panic and lose control? Or might you suddenly discover hidden strengths in yourself? In The Unthinkable, award-winning journalist Amanda Ripley investigates some of the most harrowing catastrophes in history in order to piece together exactly how we react in a crisis. Through compelling interviews with survivors and experts she uncovers our instinctive reactions, shows how primitive parts of our brains take over when we're put under pressure, and demonstrates that we can, in fact, train ourselves to do better. We all have a 'disaster personality' that reveals itself at moments of crisis. In The Unthinkable you can become acquainted with yours.Who knows? One day, understanding how it works may save your life.
  • BGLBB Toddlers
    Toddlers
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    Learning your numbers has never been as much fun as with Ripley's Wacky 123! A brand new board book from Ripley's Believe It or Not! for kids learning their numbers. Wacky 123 contains colourful illustrations of animal characters based on incredible facts. Easy-to-read rhymes and bright images make learning 1-2-3 great fun for everyone. Weird, wonderful, and all true...Believe It or Not! Count on fingers, count on toes, Then count the buttons on all of your clothes! With animals as silly as silly can be, That make counting as wacky as 1-2-3!
  • BGLBC Toddlers
    Toddlers
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    The brand new Ripley's Believe It or Not! Oddphabet board book makes learning letters uniquely entertaining for the youngest Ripley's fan. Oddphabet features colourful illustrations of animal characters based on amazing-but-true stories and facts. Amusing rhymes make learning your ABC's so much fun for everyone! Weird, wonderful, and all true...Believe It or Not! It's great to be different and one of a kind. These animals are the best that you will ever find! Wonder what in the world you just met As you turn the pages of this Oddphabet!
  • AKRRB
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    America has long compared its students to top-performing kids of other nations. But how do the world's education superpowers look through the eyes of an American high school student? Author Amanda Ripley follows three teenagers who chose to spend one school year living and learning in Finland, South Korea, and Poland. Through their adventures, Ripley discovers startling truths about how attitudes, parenting, and rigorous teaching have revolutionized these countries' education results. In The Smartest Kids in the World, Ripley's astonishing new insights reveal that top-performing countries have achieved greatness only in the past several decades; that the kids who live there are learning to think for themselves, partly through failing early and often; and that persistence, hard work, and resilience matter more to our children's life chances than self-esteem or sports. Ripley's investigative work seamlessly weaves narrative and research, providing in-depth analysis and gripping details that will keep you turning the pages. Written in a clear and engaging style, The Smartest Kids in the World will enliven public as well as dinner table debates over what makes for brighter and better students.
  • ATKXM
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    This is an inspirational compilation of projects and plans from "Furniture and Cabinetmaking" magazine, offering practical guidance, refreshing and innovative approaches and tricks of the trade. It includes 30 varied projects that range from a simple dining table to a grand, more ambitious Robert Adams-style breakfront bookcase, and cover all tastes and abilities. Plus each appealing project is fully explained and complemented with fine photography and detailed plans.Mark is a member of the Society of Designer Craftsmen and the Hampshire and Berkshire Guild of Craftsmen, he exhibits his work widely and his designs have featured in numerous books and magazines.
  • BBCOR
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    An entertaining history of British thrillers from Casino Royale to The Eagle Has Landed, in which award-winning crime writer Mike Ripley reveals that, though Britain may have lost an empire, her thrillers helped save the world. With a foreword by Lee Child. When Ian Fleming dismissed his books in a 1956 letter to Raymond Chandler as 'straight pillow fantasies of the bang-bang, kiss-kiss variety' he was being typically immodest. In three short years, his James Bond novels were already spearheading a boom in thriller fiction that would dominate the bestseller lists, not just in Britain, but internationally. The decade following World War II had seen Britain lose an Empire, demoted in terms of global power and status and economically crippled by debt; yet its fictional spies, secret agents, soldiers, sailors and even (occasionally) journalists were now saving the world on a regular basis. From Ian Fleming and Alistair MacLean in the 1950s through Desmond Bagley, Dick Francis, Len Deighton and John Le Carre in the 1960s, to Frederick Forsyth and Jack Higgins in the 1970s. Many have been labelled 'boys' books' written by men who probably never grew up but, as award-winning writer and critic Mike Ripley recounts, the thrillers of this period provided the reader with thrills, adventure and escapism, usually in exotic settings, or as today's leading thriller writer Lee Child puts it in his Foreword: 'the thrill of immersion in a fast and gaudy world.' In Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang, Ripley examines the rise of the thriller from the austere 1950s through the boom time of the Swinging Sixties and early 1970s, examining some 150 British authors (plus a few notable South Africans). Drawing upon conversations with many of the authors mentioned in the book, he shows how British writers, working very much in the shadow of World War II, came to dominate the field of adventure thrillers and the two types of spy story - spy fantasy (as epitomised by Ian Fleming's James Bond) and the more realistic spy fiction created by Deighton, Le Carre and Ted Allbeury, plus the many variations (and imitators) in between.
  • BSNGI
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    What is alien and what is normal? To Inan, she's just a girl on her homeworld, yet she dreams of travelling to the stars and experiencing all the adventures they promise. Dream is all she can do, as her people's customs forbid girls to face dangers - especially amongst the stars. Instead of adventures, they are expected to serve their families as leaders and never take personal risks. But that is about to change as Inan's life takes a sudden turn. A series of events lead to her being lost in space, shipwrecked and kidnapped by soldiers-turned-pirates, a remnant from the war fought many, many years ago. With only an alien being to keep her company, she is forced to use her wits to stay alive. As she struggles, she befriends Alan, a human boy who is little more than a captive himself. Yet things go from bad to worse after a failed escape attempt when Inan comes into contact with an unknown ancient artefact which ultimately will decide the fate of the whole galaxy. Catapulting the reader into an exciting space-opera universe, In Between the Stars is an original take on human-alien interactions, with quirky characters, high humour and endless amounts of drama. Readers aged 12 years and above will delight in the rich world that has been created, inspired by the likes of the great Science Fiction writers.
  • BUSAK
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    WINNER OF THE HRF KEATING AWARD FOR BEST NON-FICTION CRIME BOOK 2018 An entertaining history of British thrillers from Casino Royale to The Eagle Has Landed, in which award-winning crime writer Mike Ripley reveals that, though Britain may have lost an empire, her thrillers helped save the world. With a foreword by Lee Child. When Ian Fleming dismissed his books in a 1956 letter to Raymond Chandler as `straight pillow fantasies of the bang-bang, kiss-kiss variety' he was being typically immodest. In three short years, his James Bond novels were already spearheading a boom in thriller fiction that would dominate the bestseller lists, not just in Britain, but internationally. The decade following World War II had seen Britain lose an Empire, demoted in terms of global power and status and economically crippled by debt; yet its fictional spies, secret agents, soldiers, sailors and even (occasionally) journalists were now saving the world on a regular basis. From Ian Fleming and Alistair MacLean in the 1950s through Desmond Bagley, Dick Francis, Len Deighton and John Le Carre in the 1960s, to Frederick Forsyth and Jack Higgins in the 1970s. Many have been labelled `boys' books' written by men who probably never grew up but, as award-winning writer and critic Mike Ripley recounts, the thrillers of this period provided the reader with thrills, adventure and escapism, usually in exotic settings, or as today's leading thriller writer Lee Child puts it in his Foreword: `the thrill of immersion in a fast and gaudy world.' In Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang, Ripley examines the rise of the thriller from the austere 1950s through the boom time of the Swinging Sixties and early 1970s, examining some 150 British authors (plus a few notable South Africans). Drawing upon conversations with many of the authors mentioned in the book, he shows how British writers, working very much in the shadow of World War II, came to dominate the field of adventure thrillers and the two types of spy story - spy fantasy (as epitomised by Ian Fleming's James Bond) and the more realistic spy fiction created by Deighton, Le Carre and Ted Allbeury, plus the many variations (and imitators) in between.
  • BVTYB
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    THE SECOND ACTION-PACKED NOVEL IN THE WYATT STORME SERIES; To help a desperate friend, ex-footballer Wyatt Storme and his hard-charging buddy Chick Easton ride shotgun on an illegal gun shipment. Things go very wrong, putting Wyatt in the crosshairs of corrupt politicians, homicidal mobsters, and rogue CIA agents. The ever-widening, deadly conspiracy soon endangers Wyatt's newswoman girlfriend...forcing him to unleash a Storme Front of justice that rocks the entire state of Colorado.