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Kids nonfiction new titles

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The ultimate Pokémon trainer's guide  by Kevin Pettman

The ultimate Pokémon trainer's guide

Kevin Pettman

Book

Welcome to the ultimate unofficial guide for every Pokémon trainer! The Ultimate Pokémon Trainer's Guide is filled to the brim with Pokémon reviews, facts, stats and tips. All the top Pokémon games are reviewed, from Pokémon Go to 3DS classics like P...

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Everest  by Alexandra Stewart

Everest

Alexandra Stewart

Book

In the late morning of May 29th 1953, the sun was shining brightly on the roof of the world, a gentle breeze was blowing and two men were there to witness it for the first time ever. Their names were Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay and the roof of the...

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Avengers  by Matt Forbeck

Avengers

Matt Forbeck

Book

Some Super Villains are just too powerful for one Super Hero alone to conquer -- and this is where The Avengers come in! These brave adventurers have been using their powers to protect the Earth for many years -- but once they join forces, they become...

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C is for Consent  by Eleanor Morrison

C is for Consent

Eleanor Morrison

Book

As Finn navigates a gathering of relatives and friends, his parents encourage him to make his own choices about whether to receive and offer physical affection. At the end, he uses the lesson he's learned and waits for consent before holding the hand...

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Terrifying Tudors  by Terry Deary

Terrifying Tudors

Terry Deary

Book

Take a look at the mad Tudor monarchs and their suffering subjects, who just couldn't help losing their heads. Discover who invited Queen Lizzie to visit his brand new toilet and what you get when you sew the front of a chicken to the back of a pig.

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Bonkers about beetles  by Owen Davey

Bonkers about beetles

Owen Davey

Book

Did you know that there are roughly 400,000 different species of beetles? These incredible creatures make up about 25% of all animals on our planet! Beetles are superbly adapted to life in various climates across the world, wherever trees and flowers...

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Crafty gifts  by Jane Bull

Crafty gifts

Jane Bull

Book

Stuck on gift ideas for mum, dad, grandparents, or teacher? Then turn to Jane Bull's charming new children's craft book. Packed with over 20 ideas for presents, wrapping, and cards, perfect for kids who love to craft. Crafty Gifts is full of amazing ...

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Real-life heroes  by James Buckley

Real-life heroes

James Buckley

Book

Discover the exciting true stories of men and women who have done extraordinary things. From strong-minded people fighting for human rights like Martin Luther King Jr. and Harriet Tubman, to bold explorers of new horizons, such as Neil Armstrong and ...

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One and a half million buttons

One and a half million buttons

Book

Inspired by the children of Moriah School and a project began in 2008 when the children suggested collecting 1.5 million buttons to represent the children killed in the Holocaust.

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Amundsen's way  by Joanna Grochowicz

Amundsen's way

Joanna Grochowicz

Book

How will history view Roald Amundsen? Will he be remembered for his daring deeds, his discipline, or merely his deception? Bold, secretive and utterly uncompromising, renowned Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen will stop at nother to execute his latest...

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The daredevil's guide to outer space  by Anna Brett

The daredevil's guide to outer space

Anna Brett

Book

Having survived some of the scariest destinations on Earth in The Daredevil’s Guide to Dangerous Places, Eddie and Junko are off on another epic adventure – this time to outer space. Join our intergalactic explorers as they travel across our Solar System...

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Cut-throat Celts  by Terry Deary

Cut-throat Celts

Terry Deary

Book

"Readers can discover all the foul facts about the cut-throat Celts, including why weird Celt warriors fought with no clothes on, how to preserve your enemy's brain and why the Celts laughed at funerals..."--Publisher description.

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愛達的想像力  by Fiona Robinson

愛達的想像力

Fiona Robinson

Book

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England  by Terry Deary

England

Terry Deary

Book

An eye-catching new edition of this Horrible Histories Special - with all the gruesome bits left in! Horrible histories special: England lets readers discover all the foul facts about England, including which monk tried to pinch the devil's nose with...

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Gita  by Sonal S. Patel

Gita

Sonal S. Patel

Book

When eleven-year-old Dev's father dies, he can't stop lashing out at those he loves. Until he meets Sanjay, a sprite-like being who claims there is a battle raging inside Dev's own body. Sanjay embarks on a perilous journey beginning in the darkest realm...

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The world of Greek mythology  by Ben Spies

The world of Greek mythology

Ben Spies

Book

"Ever wondered what the Greek myths look like through the eyes of a child? Eleven-year-old author, Ben Spies, writes his version of some of the most thrilling tales from Greek mythology. From Titans to Olympians, The World of Greek Mythology delivers...

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Don't let them disappear  by Chelsea Clinton

Don't let them disappear

Chelsea Clinton

Book

Profiles twelve endangered species around the world, including giraffes, gorillas, giant pandas, and polar bears, and describes why it is important to save each animal from extinction.

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Bugs  by Andrea Mills

Bugs

Andrea Mills

Book

DK findout! Bugs takes kids close to all kinds of creepy-crawlies with beautiful photography, lively illustrations, and key curriculum information. The DK findout! series will satisfy any child who is eager to learn and acquire facts - and keep them ...

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Why not?  by Crispin Boyer

Why not?

Crispin Boyer

Book

"Jam-packed with thousands of fascinating facts and interesting info, this fun-filled Q&A book is sure to satisfy the most curious kids (and adults too!). The team that brought you Why? flips that question around to deliver more than 1,111 more aweso...

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Reptiles and amphibians  by Chris Mattison

Reptiles and amphibians

Chris Mattison

Book

Find out all about wriggling reptiles and amazing amphibians! DKfindout! Reptiles and Amphibians takes kids close to all kinds of cold blooded creatures with beautiful photography, lively illustrations, and key curriculum information. The DKfindout! ...

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Crazy about cats  by Owen Davey

Crazy about cats

Owen Davey

Book

"There are roughly 38 species of cats today, each one superbly adapted to their environment--whether that be in the rainforest or the desert! This captivating and stunningly illustrated guide will teach you everything you need to know about our felin...

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Sharks  by Sarah L. Fowler

Sharks

Sarah L. Fowler

Book

"Have you ever wanted to know what the biggest shrk of all time was? Or which sharks can glow in the dark?.... Sharks is packed with surprising facts and amazing pictures of the world of sharks. It's a small book filled with big ideas"-- Back cover.

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Woeful Second World War  by Terry Deary

Woeful Second World War

Terry Deary

Book

All the foul facts about the Woeful Second World War are ready to uncover, including why the blitzed Brits ate chicken fruit, sinkers and nutty, what really happened in Dads Army, and how to make a rude noise with a gas mask.

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The race to space  by Clive Gifford

The race to space

Clive Gifford

Book

You know that man has walked on the Moon, but do you know the story of how he got there? With the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing on 20th July 2019, this book celebrates the Space Race rivalry between the US and the Soviet Union. Readers will learn...

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Fast forward  by Adam Skinner

Fast forward

Adam Skinner

Book

Travel back through time to experience 18 iconic moments in motor racing history in this lavishly illustrated book, which gives you the inside track on classic cars, routes, and racers. Race The Green Hell' in a Porsche 911, complete the course at Le...

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Odd science  by James Olstein

Odd science

James Olstein

Book

Due to the lack of gravity it's impossible for someone to cry in space. The largest photo ever taken was by NASA at 1.5 billion pixels. Odd Science: Spectacular Space is filled with weird and wacky facts that you've never heard before. Read about the...

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Supersize cross sections  by Pascale Hédelin

Supersize cross sections

Pascale Hédelin

Book

Understand how things work with 16 incredibly detailed cutaway scenes. See inside a submarine, dive below the decks of a tall ship, take a tour inside a tank, explore a zeppelin and step on board a space station in this book which gives the inside story...

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Mummies exposed!  by Kerrie Logan Hollihan

Mummies exposed!

Kerrie Logan Hollihan

Book

Just when you think that you know everything there is to know about mummies, new ones are discovered! Packed with facts but light in tone, this book introduces young readers to the most compelling examples of mummies from all over the world. There are...

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The Moomin craft book

The Moomin craft book

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Get creative with The Moomin Craft Book, a stylish Scandinavian craft book featuring over twenty-six beautiful projects, all inspired by the wonderful world of Tove Jansson's Moomins. Make some Moomin mittens, learn how to crochet a Moomintroll and g...

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Amazing expeditions  by Anita Ganeri

Amazing expeditions

Anita Ganeri

Book

Discover the stories and follow the journeys of more than 20 of the world's most heroic and extraordinary explorers, including Ibn Battuta, Zheng He, Mary Kingsley, Norgay and Hillary, Ellen MacArthur and Neil Armstrong. Throughout history, explorers...

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1.5 billion transport vehicles in the world  by Ben Hubbard

1.5 billion transport vehicles in the world

Ben Hubbard

Book

"The Big Countdown looks at popular topics and investigates the great many numbers that make them fascinating. From the mind-bogglingly large to smallest and most precious, this series helps us understand that it's not just our days that are...

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The world of the whale  by Smriti Prasadam-Halls

The world of the whale

Smriti Prasadam-Halls

Book

"Dive into the underwater world of whales and dolphins in this entrancing illustrated guide. Graceful and serene, intelligent and social, the whale is a wonder of the deep blue sea. And yet, whales rely on air to breathe--they are mammals, just like us....

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Robot  by Laura Buller

Robot

Laura Buller

Book

"From giant fighting robots to nanobots that can work inside the human body, this book explores the latest technology transforming out world. The robot revolution is here to stay!"--Publisher's description.

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Children just like me  by Catherine Saunders

Children just like me

Catherine Saunders

Book

Children Just Like Me is an amazing children's book showing everyday life through the eyes and words of children around the world. Offering a remarkable insight into the lives of children today all around the globe, Children Just Like Me is packed wi...

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Violent volcanoes  by Anita Ganeri

Violent volcanoes

Anita Ganeri

Book

Where in the world can you: Find red-hot volcanic rocks the size of cars? Visit geysers that could boil you alive? Sniff some stinky sulphur? Find out in this brand-new edition of Violent Volcanoes!

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LEGO DC super heroes ultimate quiz book  by Melanie Scott

LEGO DC super heroes ultimate quiz book

Melanie Scott

Book

"This fun LEGO(R) DC Super Heroes trivia quiz book is packed full of questions about your favorite LEGO DC Super Heroes characters, including Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman, Harley Quinn and the Joker. Find out how much of a superfan you are with min...

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The deep dark sea  by Tony De Saulles

The deep dark sea

Tony De Saulles

Book

Come and explore the deep dark sea. There are hungry sharks, glowing fish and squid that turn inside out. It's never too early to find out more.

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Beastly beasts  by John McLay

Beastly beasts

John McLay

Book

It's never too early to find out about brilliant beasts and mythical creatures with this brand new green Early Reader factbook. Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books, perfect for building confidence in new readers and ...

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Groovy Greeks  by Terry Deary

Groovy Greeks

Terry Deary

Book

Apparently the ancient Greeks were a rather groovy bunch. The boys didn't start school until they were seven, and girls didn't have to go at all. But it wasn't always so jolly. Readers can discover who had the world's first flushing toilet and why de...

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Measly Middle Ages  by Terry Deary

Measly Middle Ages

Terry Deary

Book

Travel back into the measly Middle Ages, where the world was full of wild women, mad monks, naughty knights and crazy kings and queens! Discover a genuine jester's joke, why chickens had their bottoms shaved and what ten-year-old treacle was used for...

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Rotten Romans  by Terry Deary

Rotten Romans

Terry Deary

Book

Go back into the really rotten times of the Romans, where there were beastly battles, deadly doctors and marvellous myths. Discover what Roman soldiers wore under their kilts, how ancient Britons got their hair nice and how Romans told the future with...

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Savage stone age  by Terry Deary

Savage stone age

Terry Deary

Book

Readers can discover all the facts about the SAVAGE STONE AGE such as what they used instead of toilet paper, why a hole in the skull is good for headaches and how to make a Stone Age mummy.

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Vicious Vikings  by Terry Deary

Vicious Vikings

Terry Deary

Book

The Vikings were fearsome seafaring warriors with big boats, big shields and enormous ginger beards. This much you probably know. But do you know why the vicious vikings had names like Fat-thighs, Oaf and Stinking?, or how to build a vicious Viking l...

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Microscopic monsters  by Nick Arnold

Microscopic monsters

Nick Arnold

Book

Science with the squishy bits left in! Want to know: Why your toothbrush is covered in germs? Who died from farting too much? How to make your own microscope? Get the awful answers in Microscopic Monsters!

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Earth-shattering earthquakes  by Anita Ganeri

Earth-shattering earthquakes

Anita Ganeri

Book

In Earth-Shattering Earthquakes, readers can explore a world of fearsome faults, shaky ground and shattering shock waves. Discover what it takes to be an earthquake expert, learn how to survive when an earthquake hits, and discover how rats and snakes...

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Stormy weather  by Anita Ganeri

Stormy weather

Anita Ganeri

Book

Geography with the gritty bits left in! Where in the world can you: watch tornadoes that rip houses from the ground? Meet the man struck by lightning seven times? and, see frozen turtles fall from the sky? Get the Earth-shattering facts in this book.

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Raging rivers  by Anita Ganeri

Raging rivers

Anita Ganeri

Book

Where in the world can you: Peer over the edge of a roaring waterfall? Come face-to-face with a peckish piranha? Go white-water rafting through hair-raising rapids?

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Wicked words  by Terry Deary

Wicked words

Terry Deary

Book

Readers can discover all the foul facts about wicked words, including how to be very rude ... without anybody knowing, some murky medieval jokes and what to say if someone calls you mundungus, hackum or jabbernowl. with a heap of extra-horrible bits,...

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Darth Vader  by Ruth Amos

Darth Vader

Ruth Amos

Book

Who is Darth Vader? How does he become a Sith? Why does he wear a mask? Perfect for children who are new to Star Wars and also for young fans of the movies, this exciting guide will answer these questions and many more and teach children fun facts about...

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Perfectly peculiar pets  by Elli Woollard

Perfectly peculiar pets

Elli Woollard

Book

From armadillos, flamingos and umbrella birds to quokkas and iguanas, Elli Woollard presents a lovely collection of poems for younger children about pets which are just a little bit peculiar... Filled with fun rhymes, quirky black-and-white illustrations...

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The space race  by Sarah Cruddas

The space race

Sarah Cruddas

Book

Provides readers with a history of the space race, astronautics, and technological innovations associated with space flight.

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R2-D2  by Emma Grange

R2-D2

Emma Grange

Book

Who is R2-D2? Who are his friends? What is R2-D2's bravest mission? Perfect for children who are new to Star Wars and also for young fans of the movies, this exciting guide will answer all your questions and teach children fun facts about friendly fa...

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In a minute  by Clare Lowther

In a minute

Clare Lowther

Book

What can you do in a minute? Blink 20 times? Do 77 star jumps? Or hoover up 24 ants, if you're a hungry anteater! In a Minute is a clever way to think about time. With engaging contemporary illustrations and irresistable challenges for inquisitive minds,...

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Stormtroopers  by Emma Grange

Stormtroopers

Emma Grange

Book

Are all stormtroopers men? -- How many stormtroopers work on the Death Star? -- Where do stormtroopers go on holiday? -- Which are the tallest troopers? -- What is inside their helmets?

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The encyclopedia of animals

The encyclopedia of animals

Book

Learn about the lifestyles, statistics, descriptions, habitats, and behaviors of the animal kingdom. Each page of this comprehensive guide is filled with detailed artworks and full-color photographs.

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LEGO animal atlas  by Rona Skene

LEGO animal atlas

Rona Skene

Book

LEGO figures present information on such creatures as camels, prairie dogs, alligators, sea lions, and hedgehogs.

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Michael Rosen's book of very silly poems  by Michael Rosen

Michael Rosen's book of very silly poems

Michael Rosen

Book

"Let your imagination run riot and laughter fill your belly as you explore traditional poems, rhymes with a twist, and subversive playground favourites in this playful treasure chest of verse."--Provided by publisher.

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Food fight!  by Tanya Wenman Steel

Food fight!

Tanya Wenman Steel

Book

"Grab your knife and fork get ready to dig in to human history through the lens of food and the struggle to acquire it with award-winning celebrity food editor and author Tanya Steel and her husband, historian Robert Steel. The quest for food has inspired...

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Everest  by Angela Sangma Francis

Everest

Angela Sangma Francis

Book

"Mount Everest is undoubtedly the most famous mountain on Earth. Hundreds of people climber to its summit every year, following in Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay's footsteps, hoping to experience Earth's highest peak. But there is so much more to ...

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Boats  by Iris Volant

Boats

Iris Volant

Book

"Boats are one of the most important inventions in human history. With the ability to venture onto the waves, we have fished for food, crossed oceans, discovered new lands, and opened up trade around the world. From great warships to small kayaks, boats...

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Mountains of the world  by Dieter (Illustrator) Braun

Mountains of the world

Dieter (Illustrator) Braun

Book

"The mountains that shape our world are as breathtaking and diverse as the beings that inhabit them. From the peaks of the Himalayas to the dormant volcano of Mauna Kea, discover some of the most striking geographical features of our planet and the p...

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Under the canopy  by Harriet Birkinshaw

Under the canopy

Harriet Birkinshaw

Book

"A gorgeous picture book that explores the cultural myths and stories behind trees all over the world, revealing the beauty behind these giants living among us"--

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Professor Astro Cat's human body odyssey  by Dominic Walliman

Professor Astro Cat's human body odyssey

Dominic Walliman

Book

"Are our ears supposed to be a weird shape? Why do we sneeze? What is the point in having skin? The human body is one of the most complicated things in the Universe. Join Professor Astro Cat and the whole gang as they journey through all the wondrous...

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Horses  by Irish Volant

Horses

Irish Volant

Book

Since horses were first domesticated thousands of years ago, these iconic animals have been a part of human history--they've plowed our fields, pulled our carts, fought in our wars and been our beloved companions. Journey through the history of human...

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Professor Astro Cat's solar system  by Dominic Walliman

Professor Astro Cat's solar system

Dominic Walliman

Book

"Welcome planet explorers! Did you know that Venus is covered in volcanoes? Have you ever wondered why Mars is red? Well, you're in luck! Professor Astro Cat and the gang are about to set off on a journey around our solar system--so buckle up, join the...

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Wild animals of the south  by Dieter (Illustrator) Braun

Wild animals of the south

Dieter (Illustrator) Braun

Book

"A gorgeously illustrated bestiary of the Southern Hemisphere's most fascinating animals, matched with witty and biologically accurate descriptions." --Publisher's description.

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Ancient warriors  by Iris Volant

Ancient warriors

Iris Volant

Book

"Tracing the history of warriors from the Stone Age all the way up to the Crusades, fascinating facts and insights into tactics from the battlefield are revealed alongside kid-friendly, detailed illustrations. Delve into the lives of Alexander the Great,...

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Spaceships and rockets  by Deborah Lock

Spaceships and rockets

Deborah Lock

Book

"Read about rockets and spacecraft that have zoomed into space! 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Blastoff! Discover the manned and unmanned missions, and find out about space travel planned for the future."--Back cover.

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Neffy and the feathered dinosaurs  by Joe Lillington

Neffy and the feathered dinosaurs

Joe Lillington

Book

It was a very special day for Neffy the Microraptor she would be taking her first flight. But when Neffy spread her wings she didn't know what she was supposed to do! Will she learn in time to join her sisters and escape the predators on the ground? In...

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Smart about sharks  by Owen Davey

Smart about sharks

Owen Davey

Book

Discover new and fascinating facts about the wonderful ocean species called sharks!

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Professor Astro Cat's atomic adventure  by Dominic Walliman

Professor Astro Cat's atomic adventure

Dominic Walliman

Book

"In this brilliant follow up to Professor Astro Cat’s Frontiers of Space, our trusty feline returns to take you on a journey through the incredible world of physics. Learn about energy, power and the building blocks of you, me and the universe in this...

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Professor Astro Cat's frontiers of space  by Dominic Walliman

Professor Astro Cat's frontiers of space

Dominic Walliman

Book

Professor Astro Cat explains everything he knows about the solar system and outer space, including the Big Bang, manned missions to the Moon, and the night sky throughout the months of the year.

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Shackleton's journey  by William Grill

Shackleton's journey

William Grill

Book

Young, up-and-coming illustrator William Grill weaves a detailed visual narrative of Shackleton's journey to Antarctica.Grill's beautiful use of colored pencils and vibrant hues effortlessly evokes the adventure and excitement that surrounded the exp...

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Vile Victorians  by Terry Deary

Vile Victorians

Terry Deary

Book

All the foul facts about the Vile Victorians are ready to uncover, including the murderers who wouldn't hang, when the first public loo was flushed and how stag hunting took place in Paddington Station.

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Awful Egyptians  by Terry Deary

Awful Egyptians

Terry Deary

Book

Step back to an awfully ancient time when pharaohs were phoul, servants suffered and everyone believed in an awesome afterlife. Discover the dire details of mummy-making, the truth about Tutankhamun and his creepy curse and find out why people worshipped...

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Frightful First World War  by Terry Deary

Frightful First World War

Terry Deary

Book

Helps readers discover all the foul facts about the First World War, including what the 'Fat King' did with food scraps and dead horses, how sniffing your own pee could save your life in a gas attack and why a pair of old socks gave away top German s...

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Rowdy revolutions  by Terry Deary

Rowdy revolutions

Terry Deary

Book

It's history with the nasty bits left in! Discover the foul facts that make the history of rervolutions so horrible - all the gore and more!

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Gruesome guide to Edinburgh  by Terry Deary

Gruesome guide to Edinburgh

Terry Deary

Book

A stunning new edition of this gory city guide with all the gruesome bits left in! Horrible histories gruesome guides: Edinburgh takes readers on a gore-tastic tour of the streets of Edinburgh exposing all of its most scurrilous secrets. With the fri...

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Martin Luther King Jr  by Laurie Calkhoven

Martin Luther King Jr

Laurie Calkhoven

Book

In this biography, discover the amazing story of Martin Luther King Jr, whose powerful words and dreams for the future inspired the world. Martin Luther King Jr. will always be remembered for his famous "I have a dream" speech, which he gave during the...

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Brilliant ideas from wonderful women  by Aitziber Lopez

Brilliant ideas from wonderful women

Aitziber Lopez

Book

Introduces the women who invented automobile heating, Monopoly, dishwashers, syringes, and other articles, and explains the reaction in their day and how their ideas lie behind successful current devices even when they were ahead of their times.

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Dark knights and dingy castles  by Terry Deary

Dark knights and dingy castles

Terry Deary

Book

Humorous account of life in Britain and Europe in the Middle Ages - in those days of chivalry when knights were evident, people lived in castles and the peasants did the work.

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Wild animals of the north  by Dieter (Illustrator) Braun

Wild animals of the north

Dieter (Illustrator) Braun

Book

From the polar bears of the Arctic to the North American pumas and pandas in Asia, "North: Animals of the Wild" takes children on an exciting journey of discovery.

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Body owner's handbook  by Nick Arnold

Body owner's handbook

Nick Arnold

Book

Discover a range of fearsome and fantastic features you didn't even know you had in the Body Owner's Handbook. Learn how your auto-repair function works and where your top-of-the-range sensory equipment is in the guide that no body can do without. Get...

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The horrible history of the world  by Terry Deary

The horrible history of the world

Terry Deary

Book

The horrible history of the world presents the foul but fascinating story of humans from brain-nibbling Neanderthals to terrified teenage soldiers in the twentieth century. You can discover why Alexander the Great banned beards, what smelly sport was...

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Yoga for kids  by Susannah Hoffman

Yoga for kids

Susannah Hoffman

Book

Teach your kids about yoga and mindfulness with this mindful yoga activity book with more than 50 poses and activities. Yoga is a great way to teach children about relaxation, meditation, and peace - while having fun at the same time. This book is packed...

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Love your body  by Jessica Sanders

Love your body

Jessica Sanders

Book

My body is strong. My body can do amazing things. My body is my own. Freedom is loving your body with all its 'imperfections' and being the perfectly imperfect you. Learning To Love Your Body encourages young girls to admire and celebrate their bodies...

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A velocity of being

A velocity of being

Book

In these pages, some of today's most wonderful culture-makers--writers, artists, scientists, entrepreneurs, and philosophers--reflect on the joys of reading, how books broaden and deepen human experience, and the ways in which the written word has formed...

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Barmy British Empire  by Terry Deary

Barmy British Empire

Terry Deary

Book

A humorous account of life and social conditions in colonies throughout the British Empire.

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Stormin' Normans  by Terry Deary

Stormin' Normans

Terry Deary

Book

"Readers can discover all the foul facts about the STORMIN' NORMANS, including why Norman knights slept with a dolly, which pirate hung up his eye-patch and became a saint and why Crusader ships were defended with barrels of pee..."--Publisher descri...

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Smashing Saxons  by Terry Deary

Smashing Saxons

Terry Deary

Book

"Readers can discover all the foul facts about the Smashing Saxons, including who got cow pats as Christmas presents, why wearing a pig on your head is lucky and how to make a dead Saxon happy..."--Publisher description.

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Crackin' castles  by Terry Deary

Crackin' castles

Terry Deary

Book

From Tintagel Castle in Cornwall to Skibo Castle in the Scottish highlands, Horrible Histories: Crackin' Castles covers the history of Britain from the time of the Romans to the London Blitz. Filled with adventure, danger, magic, sieges, treachery, s...

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Terrible Tudors  by Terry Deary

Terrible Tudors

Terry Deary

Book

You probably thought that the terrible Tudors just spent all their time beheading people. This book helps you find out: the horrible truth about Henry VIII who thought he'd married a horse; which terrible torture methods the twisted Tudors used; and ...

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This is a horrible book of foul facts  by Terry Deary

This is a horrible book of foul facts

Terry Deary

Book

This is a Horrible Book of Foul Facts serves up all the dreadful details of horrible history you'll ever need to know - from rotten Roman graffiti to terrible teacher tortures and rude royal nicknames, the foul facts are all inside. Want to know: the...

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Ripley's brutal beasts  by Camilla De la Bédoyère

Ripley's brutal beasts

Camilla De la Bédoyère

Book

" From tiny terrors to mega monsters, and everything in between, meet the killer creatures that bite, sting, munch, and maul their way through life."--Back cover.

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Where the sidewalk ends  by Shel Silverstein

Where the sidewalk ends

Shel Silverstein

Book

A boy who turns into a TV set and a girl who eats a whale are only two of the characters in a collection of humorous poetry illustrated with the author's own drawings.

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All dogs have ADHD  by Kathy Hoopmann

All dogs have ADHD

Kathy Hoopmann

Book

Looks at Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), using images and ideas from the canine world to explore a variety of traits that may be recognisable to those who are familiar with ADHD. This book describes familiar ADHD characteristics such...

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On the brink  by Maria Gill

On the brink

Maria Gill

Book

Discover our most threatened animals in New Zealand. From the beautiful forest ringlet butterfly to the down-right ugly southern elephant seal, the cheeky kãkãpõ to the super-sensory-powered ambush hunters the great white sharks. Every one of the uni...

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Coo-coo kereru  by Terry Fitzgibbon

Coo-coo kereru

Terry Fitzgibbon

Book

Describes the ecology, habitat and life cycle of Kereru, New Zealand pigeon, the risks Kereru face, and how they can be protected.

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