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  • 100 Things To Know About the Human Body

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    Product Code: TKHB
    Hardback 9 years +
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    Did you know you actually cry two types of tears? Or that 30 trillion red blood cells pass through a human's heart in one minute?

    This dip-in reference book is packed with colourful, infographic-style illustrations and bite-sized facts for you to pore over. It's sure to come in handy for school work and for kids who like to wow friends and families with a fact attack!
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  • Easy Comfort Food

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    Product Code: EFD
    Paperback
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    In Easy Comfort Food you'll find over 100 recipes to satisfy and soothe! Lift your spirits with a bowl of warming soup... Find the perfect pick-me-up in a banana split with hot fudge sauce or help yourself to a self-indulgent midweek meal. Casseroles, pies, puddings - these fuss-free recipes for all your comfort food favourites are guaranteed to perk you up during the winter months.
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  • Favourite Poems: 101 Children's Classics

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    Product Code: BZMJM
    Paperback
    Silly, fantastical, romantic, thought-provoking... This new collection includes 101 classic poems that every child should read! Find Tennyson, Keats, Shelley, Wordsworth, Edward Lear, Emily Dickinson, Shakespeare and many more. The poems are organized by theme, and lively introductions provide information on the poets and their craft. Includes an index and glossary of poetic form.
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  • 100 Things to Know About Numbers, Computers & Coding

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    Product Code: BSZAO
    Hardback
    When was the webcam invented and why? Do imaginary numbers exist? What is fuzzy logic? Find the answers these questions about the amazing world of numbers, computers and coding, along with loads of other curious, amazing and mind-boggling facts, in this eye-catching book that is absolutely bursting with information.
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  • Maps Activity Book

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    Product Code: BYYRK
    Paperback
    Broaden your horizons with this map-filled activity book! Explore the world's continents while completing puzzles and activities, then travel further afield with maps that reveal the ocean floor, stars in the night sky and imaginary worlds. You'll also discover how maps can be used to forecast the weather, represent time zones and solve crimes.
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  • Paint Pad Poster Book: Country Scenes

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    Product Code: CBOTI
    Paperback
    Fill your home with original, professional art - and learn to paint at the same time. This innovative new series is a poster book, an art pad and a step-by-step painting book all rolled into one! Each of the five A3 posters are ready to pull out, frame and display. In addition, you can enjoy the calming pursuit of painting each of the pictures yourself using the pre-printed outlines - so no drawing required. The large, landscape format of the book allows each stage of painting to be clearly and comprehensively explained with an innovative annotation approach. Simply pull out the simple, stage-by-stage tutorial pages and pin them to your easel, then paint directly onto the watercolour outline for fantastic results. In this title, Country Scenes, learn to paint a range of inspiring landscapes: journey to a tranquil New Forest stream, a rolling Tuscan hillside and a snowy mountain river, and enjoy 5 masterclasses in landscape painting.
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  • Paint Pad Poster Book: Flowers

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    Product Code: CBOTH
    Paperback
    Fill your home with original, professional art - and learn how to paint at the same time. This innovative new series is a poster book, an art pad and a step-by-step painting book all rolled into one! Each of the five A3 posters are ready to pull out, frame and display. In addition, you can enjoy the calming pursuit of painting each of the pictures yourself using the pre-printed outlines - so no drawing required. The large landscape format of the book allows each stage of painting to be clearly and comprehensively explained with an innovative annotation approach. Simply pull out the simple, stage-by-stage tutorial pages and pin them to your easel, then paint directly onto the watercolour outlines for fantastic results. In this title, learn how to paint five of the nation's favourite flowers in the style of the finest watercolour artists of this day. Choose from a vibrant bouquet of sunflowers, a field of poppies, a vase of tulips, a garden of roses or a bed of irises.
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  • Illustrated Ballet Stories

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    Product Code: BSXNT
    Hardback
    Discover the tales which inspired famous ballets in this selection of twelve stories, retold especially for readers today.
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  • 10 Ten-Minute Bedtime Stories

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    Product Code: BRYQF
    Hardback
    Ten familiar tales, retold for young readers and gorgeously illustrated, including favourites Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and The Magic Porridge Pot, as well as classics The Wind in the Willows and Alice in Wonderland. Ideal for sharing with younger children; as children learn to read, they can tackle these simple stories on their own.
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  • Murder in Midsummer

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    Product Code: BXJTG
    Paperback
    It's the middle of summer. On Cornish sea-fronts, happy children grip melting ice-creams. In the south of France, sunlight filters through leaves as families picnic in the shade. And in the fashionable resorts of the Mediterranean, the beautiful people sun themselves on picture-postcard beaches. And in those long, hot summer nights ... murder walks abroad. Away from familiar surroundings, and as the temperature rises, old grudges come to the surface, new hatreds reach boiling point - and clever minds start to make dangerous plans. These ten classic mysteries, from some of the finest crime writers, prove that no matter where you travel to - there's no rest for the wicked.
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  • The Little Book of Sass

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    Product Code: CCLRR
    Hardback
    'You're strong, you're a Kelly Clarkson song, you got this.' Everything that comes out of Jonathan Van Ness's mouth is a gift from god. He's the man who taught us about hair, self-care and CON-FI-DONCE. The Little Book of Sass is a collection of the most iconic quotes from the sassiest man around on love, men, self-care and friendship. From the power of the heel to how to be the most supportive friend, The Little Book of Sass is the most shamazing gift for any JVN fans in your life.
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  • We're Going on a Bear Hunt: Let's Discover Baby Animals

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    Product Code: BWGVH
    Paperback
    In this fun-filled guide to baby animals, eager readers will learn all about spring time tinies including chicks, bunnies, lambs and so much more! Packed with recipes, crafts and sticker activities galore, this beautifully illustrated sticker-activity book has plenty of ideas for outdoor adventures and facts for readers to discover along the way!
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  • The Little Book of Girl Power

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    Product Code: CCJCL
    Hardback
    'When I came out of my mother's womb I screamed: "Girl Power!"' Ginger Spice The Spice Girls shaped the nineties. They taught us about girl power, union jack dresses, the power of leopard print clothes and how if we want to be our lover, you've got to get with our friends. The Little Book of Girl Power is a collection of the most iconic girl band's quotes on love, men, girl power and friendship. From Posh Spice's words on fashion to Sporty Spice on female friendships, The Little Book of Girl Power is the perfect gift for any Spice Girls fans in your life.
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  • Champions of the Mortal Realms

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    Product Code: CCDHJ
    Paperback
    Across the war-torn lands of the Mortal Realms, each day is a struggle for survival. Some cower behind the walls of vast citadels, while others hide in forgotten corners, hoping to remain unnoticed. But, in rare souls, the potential for greatness arises. Individuals who will be remembered throughout the ages for their deeds, their names stamped into the annals of history. Some, like Darkoath Warqueen Vedra the Sworn, must do battle with the blood-crazed warriors of Khorne even while deceit and treachery festers at the heart of her forces. Others, such as the ruthless Fleetmaster Arika Zenthe, must complete an impossible task to halt the inexorable empire-building of her hated father. At the edge of Chamon, disgraced Freeguild Captain Byrun Hess finds his new posting filled with ill-disciplined, almost heretical soldiers, but discovers that the true danger comes from an unexpected and terrifying source. While in the wastes of the Bone Desert, the heroic Gotrek Gurnisson embarks on a quest to find the mighty axe of Grimnir, but finds himself beset by an ancient enemy. In this collection are the novellas Warqueen, Heart of Winter, The Red Hours and Bone Desert, by Darius Hinks, Nick Horth, Evan Dicken and Robbie MacNiven.
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  • Servants of the Imperium

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    Product Code: CCDHC
    Paperback
    The Imperium of Man has stood inviolate for 10,000 years. Its uncountable worlds are home to a vast array of servants who stand as the only bulwark against the encroaching darkness. From each of them it demands a high price: total servitude to the God-Emperor. Their hands forced by the opening of the Great Rift, these servants move to intercept the enemy and prevent loyal worlds falling. Shield Captain Cartovandis of the Adeptus Custodes must travel across the galaxy to uncover the truth behind a mysterious distress call from the world of Vorganthian. The righteous warriors of Sister Superior Augusta wield their holy wrath as a sword, cleaving the stain of the heretic and the mutant from the planet Lautis. Meanwhile, the dogged soldiers of the Astra Militarum must face creatures of nightmare made real with little but their inner mettle to protect them on the world of Regallus. If any of these worlds should fall, the harrowing consequences will echo across the Imperium. In this collection are the novellas Auric Gods, The Bloodied Rose and Steel Daemon, by Nick Kyme, Danie Ware and Ian St. Martin.
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  • Statesmanship

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    Product Code: CBWYX
    Hardback
    No British periodical has a richer and more distinguished archive than The New Statesman, which has long been at the centre of British political and cultural life. Some astonishing things were first published in its pages: great poems such as W.B. Yeats's "Easter 1916" and Edward Thomas's "Adlestrop"; H.G. Wells's interview with Stalin in 1934; C.P. Snow's "Two Cultures" essay; Christopher Hitchens's final interview, conducted with Richard Dawkins; and Hugh Grant's "The bugger bugged". Most of the great political and cultural writers of the recent past have written for The New Statesman. Many have been on its staff or were associates of it: among them George Bernard Shaw, John Maynard Keynes, V.S. Pritchett, Paul Johnson and John Gray. The most significant intellectual and cultural currents of the age ripple through its pages. Some of the radical causes of our times were launched in association with or in the pages of The New Statesman, for example, the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) and Charter 88. There is, too, a rich history of illustration and cartoons to draw on, from Low's sketches of the great and the good to the gonzo art of Ralph Steadman. The book is more than an anthology. It tells the story of the New Statesman, from the eve of the First World War to the long aftermaths of 9/11 and the Great Recession. It looks forward as well as back, offering a unique and unpredictable perspective on the world.
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  • A Love Letter to Europe

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    Product Code: CBVCC
    Hardback
    Writers, artists and thinkers in British life talk about what Europe means to them: an outpouring of love and sadness As Britain pulls away from Europe great British writers come together to give voice to their innermost feelings. These writers include novelists, writers of books for children, of comic books, humourists, historians, biographers, nature writers, film writers, travel writers, writers young and old and from an extraordinary range of backgrounds. Most are famous perhaps because they have won the Booker or other literary prizes, written bestsellers, changed the face of popular culture or sold millions of records. Others are not yet household names but write with depth of insight and feeling. There is some extraordinary writing in this book. Some of these pieces are expressions of love of particular places in Europe. Some are true stories, some nostalgic, some hopeful. Some are cries of pain. There are hilarious pieces. There are cries of pain and regret. Some pieces are quietly devastating. All are passionate. Conceived as a love letter to Europe, this book may also help reawaken love for Britain. It shows the unique richness and diversity of British cultures, a multitude of voices in harmony. Contributors include: Mary Beard, Jeffrey Boakye, Melvyn Bragg, Simon Callow, B. Catling, Shami Chakrabarti, Chris Cleave, Frank Cottrell Boyce, William Dalrymple, Lindsey Davis, , Margaret Drabble, Tracey Emin, Michel Faber, Sebastian Faulks, Neil Gaiman, Evelyn Glennie, Alan Hollinghurst, Will Hutton, Holly Johnson, Ruth Jones, A.L. Kennedy, Hermione Lee, Prue Leith, Roger Lewis, Penelope Lively, Richard Mabey, Jonathan Meades, Andrew Miller, Deborah Moggach, Alan Moore, Paul Morley, Jackie Morris, Charles Nicholl, Irenosen Okojie, Onjali Q. Rauf , Chris Riddell, Tony Robinson, J.K. Rowling, Rhik Samadder, Isy Suttie, Sandi Toksvig, Pete Townshend, Kate Williams and Michael Wood.
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  • The Flash

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    Product Code: CBRTP
    Hardback
    Over the past eight decades, The Flash has remained at the forefront of popular culture, which is in no small part thanks to all of his amazing over the years spanning various series and eras! Celebrate 80 Years of the Flash with DC, as we revisit classic stories from comics from the 1940s and onward, featuring some of The Flash s greatest allies and villains and work from some of the greatest creators ever to grace the graphic-literature medium!
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  • Swamp Thing: The Bronze Age Volume 2

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    Product Code: CBGWH
    Paperback
    Created by writer Len Wein and artist Bernie Wrightson, this shambling, muck-encrusted figure swiftly became one of DC s most iconic characters of the Bronze Age of Comics, and his shocking stories have become classics in the gothic horror genre. Now, for the first time, the mid-1970s tales of Swamp Thing are collected in trade paperback. In these tales, Swamp Thing encounters a scientist bent on destroying the minds of world leaders, an old-age home whose inhabitants are using black magic to regain their youth and an alien whose long voyage across the cosmos has driven him insane. Collects SWAMP THING #14-24, BRAVE AND THE BOLD #122 and #176, DC COMICS PRESENTS #8, CHALLENGERS OF THE UNKNOWN #81-87.
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  • Dog Poems

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    Product Code: CAXNG
    Paperback
    To Flush, My Dog Loving friend, the gift of one, Who, her own true faith, hath run, Through thy lower nature; Be my benediction said With my hand upon thy head, Gentle fellow-creature ... -Elizabeth Barrett Browning Since prehistory, dogs have served as man's best friend, giving us loyalty, assistance and boundless inspiration. Dogs offer comfort and amusement to their owners; they provide solace when we're sad, entertaining antics when we're bored and affection every day. To poets in particular, these beloved creatures are the most bountiful muses, as they bark, yip, hunt, fetch, growl and slumber, reflecting back at us our most heartfelt tenderness and often rewarding us with unconditional love we scarcely deserve. Dog Poems offers a litter of verses in celebration of our most faithful companions by some of the greatest poets of all time.
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  • Poems for Travellers

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    Product Code: CAWXK
    Hardback
    Poems for Travellers transports the reader to lands far and near in the company of some of our greatest poets such as Walt Whitman, John Keats and Christina Rossetti. Part of the Macmillan Collector's Library, a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket-sized classics with gold-foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. As internationally acclaimed author Paul Theroux writes in his introduction, `Here is a collection of travel poetry composed by real travellers, weekending tourists, feverish fantasists, bluffers, dreamers, brave adventurers and resolute stay-at-homes. It succeeds in what poetry does best - inspires and consoles, reminds us of who we are, where we've been, and where we might want to go next.'
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  • Green Lantern: The Silver Age Volume 4

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    Product Code: CAWFK
    Paperback
    Green Lantern: The Silver Age Vol. 4 collects the adventures of Hal Jordan as he takes on the responsibility of the ring and the lantern in Green Lantern #36-48. In these tales Hal Jordan becomes trapped in a robot body, teams up with his fellow Green Lantern Tomar-Re to capture a being of pure atomic energy, battles his foes Black Hand and Star Sapphire and meets the Golden Age Green Lantern, Alan Scott.
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  • Poems for Christmas

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    Product Code: CAVXB
    Hardback
    Poems for Christmas is an exquisitely produced gift anthology which is guaranteed to get anyone in the festive spirit. Part of the Macmillan Collector's Library, a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket-sized classics with gold-foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition features an introduction by Judith Flanders, author of Christmas: A Biography. Through the generations, poets from William Shakespeare to Thomas Hardy and from John Donne to Christina Rossetti have been inspired to celebrate the Christmas season in verse. Just as we cherish our Christmas traditions now, so many of the great poets wrote beautifully about the Christmas story, magical wintry landscapes, festive traditions and making merry. And then, of course, there are the much-loved songs and carols from around the world that we still sing today, many of which are included in this enchanting anthology.
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  • Poems on Nature

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    Product Code: CAVXA
    Hardback
    The poems in Poems on Nature are divided into spring, summer, autumn and winter to reflect in verse the changes of the seasons and the passing of time. Part of the Macmillan Collector's Library, a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket-sized classics with gold-foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition features an introduction by Helen Macdonald, author of the international bestseller, H is for Hawk. Since poetry began, there have been poems about nature; it's a complex subject which has inspired some of the most beautiful poetry ever written. Poets from Andrew Marvell to W. B. Yeats to Emily Bronte have sought to describe the natural environment and our relationship with it. There is also a rich tradition of songs and rhymes, such as 'Scarborough Fair', that hark back to a rural way of life which may now be lost, but is brought back to life in the lyrical verses included in this collection.
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