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Kids nonfiction new titles

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Have a flick through our fascinating collection of new nonfiction books for kids. This list updates when we add new titles to our collection.

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Making friends  by Amanda McCardie

Making friends

Amanda McCardie

Book

Friendships are precious, but they can also be tricky to navigate - especially when you're little. In this charming and supremely sensitive book, we meet Sukie and Joe: two children making friends for the first time. With words by Amanda McCardie, who...

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Do you love bugs?  by Matthew (Entomologist) Robertson

Do you love bugs?

Matthew (Entomologist) Robertson

Book

Crawly! Hairy! Maybe a bit scary? Snails slime upside down. Eeek! Worms can somersault and butterflies smell like cake. YUM. Wait, don't eat them... Because bugs are truly BRILLIANT! Matt Robertson's quirky text and sweet yet hilarious illustrations ...

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Maui and the secret of fire  by Donovan Bixley

Maui and the secret of fire

Donovan Bixley

Book

Donovan Bixley re-tells the story of how Maui captured the secret of fire. The traditional tale but with Donovan's unique twist and trademark humour. The pictures are bright and bring their own level of humour to the book. Darryn Joseph and Keri Opai...

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Pokémon encyclopedia  by Simcha Whitehill

Pokémon encyclopedia

Simcha Whitehill

Book

The essential guide for any Pokemon fan, this updated and expanded encyclopedia contains eight Pokemon regions and newly discovered characters. Revisit unforgettable moments in Ash's journey to become a Pokemon Master. Travel from Kanto to Kalos, Johto...

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The human body survival guide  by George Ivanoff

The human body survival guide

George Ivanoff

Book

What's the biggest organ in the human body? Does your hair continue to grow after you die? What does a healthy poo look like? Don't worry, The Human Body Survival Guide has the facts and advice you need to survive living in your body! Our bodies, inside...

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A to Z of dinosaurs and prehistoric animals  by Nancy Dickmann

A to Z of dinosaurs and prehistoric animals

Nancy Dickmann

Book

Explore the prehistoric world with this striking new book. A bright, contemporary design will engage young children's interest and maintain a fascination with dinosaurs for years to come. Each alphabet entry is accompanied by a short chunk of text, designed...

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Jumbo  by Chris Gall

Jumbo

Chris Gall

Book

For the 50th anniversary of the Boeing 747's first commercial flight, a picture book about the development of the iconic passenger plane and how it changed the history of air travel.

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A to Z of rocks, minerals and gems  by Claudia Evans

A to Z of rocks, minerals and gems

Claudia Evans

Book

With a contemporary design, fun information and engaging images, the books in the A-Z series are the perfect first guides to popular non-fiction topics. Get digging for rocks and minerals with this striking new book. A bright, contemporary design will...

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Wild cities  by Ben Lerwill

Wild cities

Ben Lerwill

Book

Picture a city. What do you see? Traffic and towering buildings? Or maybe you imagine something a little...wilder? These are the astonishing stories of the animals who are adapting to live in our urban world - and how you can help them to thrive. From...

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Marvellous magicians  by Lydia Corry

Marvellous magicians

Lydia Corry

Book

A great magician never reveals their secrets, but Marvelous Magicians reveals the names of eight groundbreaking illusionists, both famous and lesser-known, who shaped modern magic. Through a magical blend of biography, history, and illustration, this...

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Rise of the To'a!  by 'Alisi Tatafu

Rise of the To'a!

'Alisi Tatafu

Book

Describes the culture behind the Tongan national rugby league team, Kau To'a, Mate Ma'a Tonga, MMT, and features profiles on each of the players. Also tells the fictional story of Toko, who overcomes his fears and grows in self confidence.

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Pasifika coastwatchers  by David Riley

Pasifika coastwatchers

David Riley

Book

"On Sunday 7 December 1941, Japanese fighter planes attacked American ships in Pearl Harbour, Hawaii. New Zealand, Australia, the United States and Britain declared war on Japan.And the Pasifika Coastwatchers leaped into action!Their job was to report...

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The artist and the whale = Fifine pulotu mo e tafuā  by David Riley

The artist and the whale = Fifine pulotu mo e tafuā

David Riley

Book

"Mataginifale is a Niue superhero with a difference. She isn't known for her super powers, but for her super creativity. One day she had an argument with a whale that tested her thinking skills too"--Back cover.

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Tales of brave and brilliant girls from around the world  by Lan Cook

Tales of brave and brilliant girls from around the world

Lan Cook

Book

Here are traditional tales from every corner of the globe, all featuring bold and clever heroines who battle dragons, fight sea serpents or save their village from monstrous thieves. This is a sequel to the best-selling title Forgotten Fairy Tales of...

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The screaming hairy armadillo and 76 other animals with weird, wild names  by Matthew Murrie

The screaming hairy armadillo and 76 other animals with weird, wild names

Matthew Murrie

Book

A fascinating compendium featuring over 70 unusual animal species. What's in a name? This lively, illustrated celebration is jam-packed with creatures notable for their bizarre, baffling, and just-plain-funny names. Meet the White-Bellied Go-Away Bird,...

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Dare to be you  by Matthew Syed

Dare to be you

Matthew Syed

Book

What would you dare to try if you stopped worrying about fitting in? If you're the kind of person who thinks: I don't like standing out from the crowd ... I wish I could be more like the cool kids ... There's no point trying to change things ... then...

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Whose bones?  by Gabrielle Balkan

Whose bones?

Gabrielle Balkan

Book

A playful, informative introduction to bones for the youngest readers, by the author and illustrator of global bestseller Book of Bones. Set up as a guessing game with visual and narrative clues, Whose Bones? invites readers to examine six animal skeletons...

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Jesse Owens  by James Buckley

Jesse Owens

James Buckley

Book

Jesse Owens is one of the most famous athletes of all time, but he experienced discrimination throughout his athletic career, such as having to stay at a different hotel to his teammates, because of the color of his skin. However, he went on to win a...

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Peppa Pig : 2021  by Lauren Holowaty

Peppa Pig : 2021

Lauren Holowaty

Graphic novel

"The Official Peppa Annual is the perfect Christmas gift or stocking filler for any Peppa fan! With three brand new stories, a Christmas Countdown game to play, brilliant pictures to colour and super activities to complete like mazes and spot the dif...

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How Tonga got its name = Ko e founga hono ma'u 'e Tonga 'a hono hingoa  by David Riley

How Tonga got its name = Ko e founga hono ma'u 'e Tonga 'a hono hingoa

David Riley

Book

"Maui threw his line and hook into the ocean. He felt the hook catch onto something huge and heavy. "Wow, it's beautiful!" Maui said. What amazing sight did Maui see in the ocean that day?"--Publisher description.

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Who stole my taro? = O ai na gaoia la'u talo?  by David Riley

Who stole my taro? = O ai na gaoia la'u talo?

David Riley

Book

"Taro is one of the most popular foods in Samoa. You can bake it and eat it with palusami. You can boil it and eat it with coconut cream. You can even fry it and make taro chips. But how did taro get to Samoa? Find out in Who stole my taro? – a Samoan...

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Ko kumā mo feke = The mouse and the octopus  by Lisala Halapua

Ko kumā mo feke = The mouse and the octopus

Lisala Halapua

Book

This picture book tells an old Tongan fable about a mischievous mouse and an unwitting octopus. An origin story, its illustrations take the reader from a Tongan forest to the edge of a fringing reef. The story is a parable to teach fishing lure design...

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All about anxiety  by Carrie (Children's author) Lewis

All about anxiety

Carrie (Children's author) Lewis

Book

Anxiety. It's an emotion that rears its head almost every day, from the normal worries and concerns that most of us experience, to outright fear when something scary happens, to the anxiety disorders that many kids live with daily. But what causes anxiety?...

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LEGO minifigure handbook  by Hannah Dolan

LEGO minifigure handbook

Hannah Dolan

Book

Meet the coolest LEGO (R) Minifigures ever! The strange, the spooky, and the silly - all of your favourite LEGO (R) minifigures are here. Go back in time with retro minifigures from the LEGO archives. Meet new characters from fun LEGO themes, including...

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Our extreme Earth  by Anne Rooney

Our extreme Earth

Anne Rooney

Book

From the Atacama Desert to Costa Rica's Cloud Forest, journey to unbelievable, amazing, jaw-dropping habitats around the world and learn about the people and animals that have adapted to live in such extreme environments.

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Extraordinary droids  by Simon Beecroft

Extraordinary droids

Simon Beecroft

Book

Discover more than 50 droids from the Star Wars galaxy, arranged from smallest to biggest. Find the droids you know and love and discover new favourites along the way. This Star Wars guide with a twist showcases a world of droids in close-up detail. ...

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Hilda's Sparrow Scout badge guide  by Emily Hibbs

Hilda's Sparrow Scout badge guide

Emily Hibbs

Book

Gaining brilliant badges is an important part of being a Sparrow Scout. This guide introduces many popular level one badges, perfect for new Sparrows Scouts starting out. As well as learning practical creative crafts - like map-reading and star navigation...

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Disney villains  by Glenn Dakin

Disney villains

Glenn Dakin

Book

When it comes to evil, the Disney Villains are the worst of them all! We root for heroes like Cinderella, Aladdin and Simba, but their foes are so full of attitude, cunning and mind-blowing powers that they have become truly iconic. Discover the dast...

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Timelines of everyone

Timelines of everyone

Book

Following the smash hit Timelines of Everything, Timelines of Everyone stands out from other history books by focusing squarely on the biographies of a myriad of movers and shakers across millennia. This DK children's book boasts more than 130 visual...

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The mysteries of the Universe  by Will Gater

The mysteries of the Universe

Will Gater

Book

From planets and asteroids to black holes and galaxies, every page will captivate young readers as they journey through the vastness of the Universe. Each celestial body is shown both photographically and illustrated, and children will love poring over...

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The science of goo!  by Andrea Mills

The science of goo!

Andrea Mills

Book

Get to grips with the glorious world of goop and gunk, from vomit, pus, and snot, to super glue, snail slime, and sticky plants, in this compendium of gunk. If you've ever wondered how much snot you make, how strong a spider's web can be, or why hippos...

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Wonder Woman  by J. E. Bright

Wonder Woman

J. E. Bright

Book

Explore the mysteries of Wonder Woman's ancient homeland and follow her journey into the modern world with this engaging interactive history of the Amazons. Herewith lie the secrets of Themyscira, the home of the Amazon Warriors and their princess, Diana....

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The ocean book  by Derek Harvey

The ocean book

Derek Harvey

Book

Dive into the unexplored depths of the deep blue sea and discover its secrets with this trusty and beautifully-illustrated guide by Lonely Planet Kids. Meet the amazing animals, birds and plants that live in our oceans, the habitats in which they live,...

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The complete guide to space exploration  by Ben Hubbard

The complete guide to space exploration

Ben Hubbard

Book

Prepare for blast-off! The Complete Guide to Space Exploration is your intergalactic ticket to the greatest journeys ever undertaken by humankind: the exploration of the universe. From the first telescope to the prospect of space tourism in the future,...

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Castles  by Laura Buller

Castles

Laura Buller

Book

Glimpse into the history of different castles around the world, the dramatic battles to conquer them, and the weapons that defended and defeated them. Travel through time and venture into the wonderful world of castles, from the earliest wooden fortresses...

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Lift-the-flap questions and answers about recycling and rubbish  by Katie Daynes

Lift-the-flap questions and answers about recycling and rubbish

Katie Daynes

Book

A fabulous overview of what happens to our waste, from stinking problems and hi tech sorting systems to the importance of make less rubbish in the first place. Includes top tips on how we can reduce and re-use.

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Where's the animal poo?

Where's the animal poo?

Graphic novel

"Join our friendly gang of animal poos as they're let loose in a sweet factory, visit a fire station and go wild in an adventure playground. There's tons of fun and lots to spot in every scene!"--Provided by publisher.

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Emily writes  by Jane Yolen

Emily writes

Jane Yolen

Graphic novel

"A creative nonfiction account of a young Emily Dickinson using scraps of paper and a pencil nub to write a poem, before she even knows her ABCs, and sharing it with her household and garden. Includes author's note about Dickinson's life and work."--...

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Honey for you, honey for me

Honey for you, honey for me

Book

Welcome to the vibrant world of nursery rhymes--from beloved playground sayings to forgotten gems. Collected by preeminent children's author Michael Rosen, these lilting poems, more than thirty in all, are brought to life in playful illustrations by....

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Tiger, tiger, burning bright!

Tiger, tiger, burning bright!

Book

A breathtaking, illustrated anthology featuring an animal poem for every day of the year by award-winning artist, Britta Teckentrup. This lavishly illustrated collection of 366 animal poems - one for every day of the year - ranges from unforgettable ...

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Why do things die?  by Katie Daynes

Why do things die?

Katie Daynes

Book

A beautiful and gentle look at the circle of life, using Christine Pym's gorgeous animals characters to explore the emotions and facts around death, with questions such as Is it ok to talk about dying? What happens when someone dies? Can I shout and cry...

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Pelé  by Ma Isabel (María Isabel) Sánchez Vegara

Pelé

Ma Isabel (María Isabel) Sánchez Ve...

Book

In this book from the critically acclaimed Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the life of Pele, Brazil's all-time King of Football. With a sock full of rags for a ball, Pele honed his skills in a poor neighbourhood in Brazil. He believed that,...

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Roblox character encyclopedia  by Alexander Cox

Roblox character encyclopedia

Alexander Cox

Book

A compilation of colourful characters from the world of Roblox. Learn everything there is to know about the inhabitants of the Roblox universe, from legendary developers and iconic game characters to YouTube stars and renowned staff members. There are...

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Ernest Shackleton  by Ma Isabel (María Isabel) Sánchez Vegara

Ernest Shackleton

Ma Isabel (María Isabel) Sánchez Ve...

Book

In this book from the critically acclaimed Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the life of Ernest Shackleton, the fearless Antarctic adventurer. When Ernest Shackleton was young, he longed for a life of adventure. After a career in the Merchant...

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Gymnastics  by M. K. Osborne

Gymnastics

M. K. Osborne

Book

Presents information about the history and rules of gymnastics featured at the Olympics, including artistic, rhythmic, and trampoline.

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The nature activity book  by Rachel Haydon

The nature activity book

Rachel Haydon

Book

"From experiments and observation to conservation and mindfulness, this activity-packed book stimulates curious minds. It encourages children to relate to the natural world and develop budding research skills ... with lots of room for children to record...

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Combat sports  by M. K. Osborne

Combat sports

M. K. Osborne

Book

Published to coincide with 2020 Summer Olympic Games, this dynamic book delves into the fascinating world of combat sports, including wrestling, boxing, judo, fencing, and karate. Young readers will learn all about these sports through vivid action.....

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LEGO Star Wars in 100 scenes  by Daniel Lipkowitz

LEGO Star Wars in 100 scenes

Daniel Lipkowitz

Book

Experience Star Wars as you've never seen it before, with 100 classic scenes retold in LEGO bricks. From the Phantom Menace to Return of the Jedi, all the most iconic moments are here, along with your favorite characters in minifugure form.

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Heartbeat  by Doe Boyle

Heartbeat

Doe Boyle

Book

Lub-DUB. Lub-DUB. Lub-DUB. The rhythm of every animal's heartbeat is different. Flick-dash flick-dash! Lub-DUB. Lub-DUB. Lub-DUB. From tiny meadow mice to tall giraffes to the octopus with three hearts, each animal's heart has its own beat, in tune with...

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Dragonfly  by Aimée M. Bissonette

Dragonfly

Aimée M. Bissonette

Book

We can fly straight up or down, backwards or forwards, stop and hover, make hairpin turns--at top speed or in slow motion. And we've been on Earth for around 300 million years. Strong graphic art and rhythmic text packed with interesting facts to cap...

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Blink!  by Doe Boyle

Blink!

Doe Boyle

Book

Fast or slow, sometimes, frequently, other times, rarely. Eyes that work together, eyes that work separately from each other. Eyes that swivel, eyes that see 360 degrees, eyes that see like telescopes. Every living animal blinks.

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Stanley Jr. woodworking is awesome!  by Chris Peterson

Stanley Jr. woodworking is awesome!

Chris Peterson

Book

STANLEY® Jr Woodworking is Awesome introduces young makers to the world of wood, with cool projects like a birdhouse, toss across game, and more!

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Looking after your health  by Caroline Young

Looking after your health

Caroline Young

Book

Written in an approachable, engaging style, this book takes a detailed and sometimes humorous look at how to have a healthy, happy lifestyle. Readers are given advice about healthy eating and exercise; managing the pressures of the teenage years; how...

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A rainbow of rocks  by Kate Depalma

A rainbow of rocks

Kate Depalma

Book

A rainbow of rocks, from red to violet and beyond! Eye-popping close-up photos of real, vibrant rocks and minerals in a rainbow of colours are brought to life by lyrical, rhyming text about the many facets of geology. Includes educational notes, perfect...

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Modern art explorer  by Alice Harman

Modern art explorer

Alice Harman

Book

Featuring a diverse range of modern artists and their works, Modern Art Explorer takes young readers on an undercover adventure to discover the stories behind famous works. Witty and brilliantly illustrated, Modern Art Explorer is an approachable int...

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Be your own man  by Jessica (Social worker) Sanders

Be your own man

Jessica (Social worker) Sanders

Book

Have you ever felt you should act a certain way or do certain things, just because you're a boy? This book encourages young boys to broaden their ideas about what it means to be a boy, and encourages them to feel free and proud to be who they truly a...

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Philosophy for beginners  by Jordan Akpojaro

Philosophy for beginners

Jordan Akpojaro

Book

Philosophy is a way of thinking about just about anything. It asks big questions from nature of reality to what beauty is. Using lively examples and thought experiments, this book provides an accessible introduction to a wide range of philosophical q...

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I am, I can  by Wynne Kinder

I am, I can

Wynne Kinder

Book

I am strong. I am brave. I can handle anything. Using the power of positive thinking, children can build their self-esteem and resilience by focusing on what matters to them and remembering to champion themselves.

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So cute! Penguins  by Crispin Boyer

So cute! Penguins

Crispin Boyer

Book

They hug and cuddle each other. They slip and slide across the ice and snow. They waddle to and fro with their little pudgy bodies. Let's face it: Penguins are SO CUTE, and so is this book. They'll warm your heart at even the coldest of temperatures....

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Marvel Avengers

Marvel Avengers

Graphic novel

"Dive into the Marvel universe for an exciting search-and-find mission with all your favourite characters!"--Provided by publisher.

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Disney princess

Disney princess

Graphic novel

"With over 100 exciting things to find, join the Disney Princesses for a magical search-and-find adventure!"

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Planet Earth mazes  by Sam (Writer and editor) Smith

Planet Earth mazes

Sam (Writer and editor) Smith

Graphic novel

"From rainforests to recycling, mountains to monsoons, children can discover the wonders and challenges of life on Earth as they find their way through the superbly illustrated scenes in this book. Each of the mazes is more challenging than the last,...

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The art of drawing manga  by Max Marlborough

The art of drawing manga

Max Marlborough

Book

This dynamic title in The Art of Drawing series explores a thrilling variety of movements--jumping, kicking, punching, and more--in the hugely popular manga style. From a samurai standing defiant, his sword drawn for battle, to a hero fighting a vampire...

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Jean-Michel Basquiat  by Ma Isabel (María Isabel) Sánchez Vegara

Jean-Michel Basquiat

Ma Isabel (María Isabel) Sánchez Ve...

Book

In this book from the critically acclaimed Little People, Big Dreams series, discover the life of Jean-Michel Basquiat, the graffiti street art movement pioneer. Jean-Michel was born in Brooklyn, New York. His father was from Haiti and his mother was...

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Look! There's a pug  by Nicola (Illustrator) Anderson

Look! There's a pug

Nicola (Illustrator) Anderson

Graphic novel

"Oh, no! There are pugs on the loose and it's your job to find them all! Step inside and find them all! With busy, buzzing scenes crammed full of lively characters and wacky items, not to mention those missing mischievous pugs, the fun search will keep...

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Just joking

Just joking

Book

This silly snack-size book is back to bring you more strange facts, comical tales, trippy tongue twisters, and adorable photos, featuring all kinds of our furry, scaly, feathery, and slimy friends.

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Little kids first big book of where  by Jill Esbaum

Little kids first big book of where

Jill Esbaum

Book

Preschoolers are full of "Where?" questions, and this next book in the best-selling Little Kids First Big Book series is full of fascinating and often surprising answers for them. This charming reference book zeroes in on location, location, location....

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So cool!. Frogs  by Crispin Boyer

So cool!. Frogs

Crispin Boyer

Book

A beginning nonfiction introduction to frogs for kids.

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Weird but true!. Dinosaurs

Weird but true!. Dinosaurs

Book

Calling all dino dynamos! Get ready to devour wacky wonders, facts, stats, and trivia about all things dinosaur. Did you know that the T. rex had vision 13 times better than the average human's? Or that people collect fossilized dino poop? And get th...

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You can be a primatologist!  by J. D. (Jill D.) Pruetz

You can be a primatologist!

J. D. (Jill D.) Pruetz

Book

Come along with Dr. Jill Pruetz as she heads to the wilds of Africa to study chimpanzees and other primates. Through simple, accessible text in question-and-answer format and bright, friendly photography, young scientists will learn all about this ex...

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Look! There's a mermicorn  by Nicola (Illustrator) Anderson

Look! There's a mermicorn

Nicola (Illustrator) Anderson

Graphic novel

"Oh, no! There are mermicorns on the loose and it's your job to find them all! Step inside and start searching now! With busy, colorful scenes crammed full of lively characters and wacky items, not to mention those missing mischievous mermicorns, the...

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Where's the dinosaur?  by Gergely Fórizs

Where's the dinosaur?

Gergely Fórizs

Graphic novel

"LOVE DINOSAURS? THIS BOOK IS DINO-MITE! Prepare to be totally distracted by this exciting new dinosaur-themed, search-and-find adventure. Discover eight devious dinosaurs hiding within each crazy scene as you follow the gang on their 21st Century ex...

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A Ben of all trades  by Michael J. Rosen

A Ben of all trades

Michael J. Rosen

Graphic novel

"Young Benjamin Franklin wants to be a sailor, but his father won't hear of it. The other trades he tried bored him through and through. But each time he fails to find a career, he took some important bit of knowledge with him, and that tendency is ...

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On wings of words  by Jennifer Berne

On wings of words

Jennifer Berne

Graphic novel

"A picture book account of the life of Emily Dickinson: her courage, her faith, and her gift to the world. With Dickinson's own poetry woven throughout, this lyrical biography is not just a tale of prodigious talent, but also of the power we have to ...

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Just joking dogs  by Rosie Gowsell Pattison

Just joking dogs

Rosie Gowsell Pattison

Book

You'll howl with laughter at the latest Just Joking, all about the most beloved pets around-dogs! Jam-packed with hilarious jokes, pup-tastic puns, tongue twisters, pooch portraits, funny photography, plus 10 profiles of real-life dog celebrities. Just...

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Ancient games  by Iris Volant

Ancient games

Iris Volant

Book

From the birth of the Olympics to the deadly sports of the Mayans, find out the history of the games that have kept people amused for thousands of years in this beautifully illustrated and informative guide. Coming to you and your kids just before the...

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Ancient Aztecs  by Emily Rose Oachs

Ancient Aztecs

Emily Rose Oachs

Book

Engaging images accompany information about the ancient Aztecs. The combination of high-interest subject matter and narrative text is intended for students in grades 3 through 8.

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I can't believe it!

I can't believe it!

Book

A book of incredible facts about our amazing world, bringing together information and comparisons from best-selling DK titles in a smaller size. Can you believe that the moon is the same size as Australia? Or that birds are descendants of dinosaurs? Or...

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Helping our planet  by Jane Bingham

Helping our planet

Jane Bingham

Book

We are bombarded by warnings about the health of our planet, but what can we actually do to help? This hands-on guide is filled with suggestions for everyday actions and choices that will help readers take better care of the Earth. Armed with this in...

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So you want to be a ninja?  by Bruno Vincent

So you want to be a ninja?

Bruno Vincent

Book

In this fantastic new addition to the So You Want to Be a... series Kate, Eddie, and Angus are obsessed with ninjas. After watching endless ninja competitions on YouTube, the plucky adventurers dream of dressing in black and making themselves invisible....

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Snacks

Snacks

Book

Just because we're LITTLE doesn't mean we can't learn BIG skills. Have you ever wondered how to make boring veggies into a super-delicious snack? If you're a Little Cook who wants to serve up yummy treats, get ready for a SNACK-ATTACK with Puffin Lit...

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The solar system.

The solar system.

Book

Just because we’re LITTLE doesn’t mean we can’t learn BIG facts. Have you ever wondered how long it takes Neptune to orbit the Sun? If you’re a Little Scientist who is curious about the solar system, you’re about to go on a SUPER SPACE ADVENTURE with...

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Science squad explains  by Steve Setford

Science squad explains

Steve Setford

Book

Have you ever wondered what makes electricity? Or what's inside an atom? Or how high the Moon really is? Or what light is made of and why you need it? The Science Squad provides all the answers in this colourful, fact-packed and informative ebook, ex...

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I ate sunshine for breakfast  by Michael Holland

I ate sunshine for breakfast

Michael Holland

Book

Enter the incredible world of plants to learn about the green machines of the natural world. Using just the rays of the sun, trees and flowers help create everything from rubber to honey. Find out the powerful science going on in every leaf, petal and...

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Lift-the-flap biology  by Alice James

Lift-the-flap biology

Alice James

Book

An exciting introduction to biology, from tiny bacteria to whole ecosystems, and all the living things in between. The book has an awe-inspiring, general knowledge feel and beautiful illustrations. An engaging, accessible introduction to biology as a...

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Obsessive about octopuses  by Owen Davey

Obsessive about octopuses

Owen Davey

Book

Dive into this fascinating illustrated guide all about the aliens of the deep. From the truly terrifying giant Pacific octopus to the inventive common octopus, find out where they live, what they eat and how we can protect them. Owen Davey's bestselling...

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Kookaburra  by Claire Saxby

Kookaburra

Claire Saxby

Book

In the crinkled shadows night-dwellers yawn, day-creatures stretch and Kookaburra laughs. Kook-kook-kook. Kak-kak-kak. The kookaburra, perhaps Australia's best-loved bird, is shown in all her glory in a stunning and vivid landscape. Follow along as K...

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So you want to be an owl  by Jane Porter

So you want to be an owl

Jane Porter

Book

A funny, fact-filled picture book all about one of the world's most popular animals - owls! Let Professor Olaf put you through your paces at Owl School. He'll teach you how to eat, sleep, hoot and even hide like an owl. Have you got what it takes to become...

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Animal championships  by Kate (Editor) Baker

Animal championships

Kate (Editor) Baker

Book

Prepare to be amazed as more than 50 animals go head-to-head in a bid to be crowned the best athletes on the planet. From classic track-and-field events like sprinting and long jumping to weightlifting, swimming and diving, the world's most extraordi...

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Adventure starts at bedtime  by Ness Knight

Adventure starts at bedtime

Ness Knight

Book

30 true stories of danger and intrigue, written by a real-life female adventurer. Packed with near escapes and inspirational, re-live jaw-dropping moments from some of history's most intrepid adventurers in this book that will have young readers counting...

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Behind the scenes at the museum  by Ben Ffrancon Davis

Behind the scenes at the museum

Ben Ffrancon Davis

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Take an exclusive backstage tour of the world's most exciting museums and discover their hidden treasures. This behind-the-scenes guide showcases a huge range of incredible artefacts from history and reveals the hard work, care, and effort that goes ...

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Greek myths  by Jean Menzies

Greek myths

Jean Menzies

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Journey into a world of gods and goddesses, heroes and heroines, extraordinary creatures and fantastic monsters with this beautifully illustrated introduction to Ancient Greek mythology. Including Theseus and the Minotaur, The 12 labours of Herakles,...

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Guide to Minecraft dungeons  by Stephanie Milton

Guide to Minecraft dungeons

Stephanie Milton

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"Guide to Minecraft Dungeons" is created especially for heroes who intend to vanquish the Arch-Illager and his evil illager minions. It contains: strategy tips for all the malicious mobs you'll need to defeat; hints about where to look for helpful items...

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A climate in chaos  by Neal Layton

A climate in chaos

Neal Layton

Book

You've probably heard about climate change. At least I hope you have - because it's REALLY IMPORTANT. It affects all of us living on Planet Earth right now, and everyone and everything that will live on our planet in the future. Our world is warming up,...

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The big book of planes.

The big book of planes.

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The big book of planes is a colourful compendium of spectacular flying machines that will entertain and inform young readers for hours. Find out how big a jumbo jet is, how fast a fighter plane can go, and much more. Featuring fabulous images of all sorts...

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Oceans  by Andrea Mills

Oceans

Andrea Mills

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Sail across spectacular seas and discover the mind-boggling marine life of the world's oceans. Find out about the five great oceans on our planet, and learn about their biological and geographical features. Explore the deepest depths of the Mariana T...

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The unofficial Harry Potter character compendium

The unofficial Harry Potter character compendium

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From Harry, himself, to Sir Cadogan, the living portrait, this massive tome details every character created by J.K. Rowling and appearing in the official Harry Potter canon of books, movies and plays. Each entry will highlight one character, with some...

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Why do cats meow?  by Nick Crumpton

Why do cats meow?

Nick Crumpton

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In this new addition to the Curious Questions About Your Favourite Pets series, children will learn everything they've always wanted to know about their cats. This book answers questions like, "How long have people kept cats?," "Why do cats like scra...

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Doctor Who  by Justin Richards

Doctor Who

Justin Richards

Book

A new edition of the ultimate and most essential guide to Doctor Who, now updated to include all thirteen incarnations of the Doctor and covering all her newest adventures from Series 11. With fascinating facts from all of space and time, as well as....

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Life cycles  by Steve Setford

Life cycles

Steve Setford

Book

Shoot back in time 4.5 billion years to see how planet Earth was formed and then leap into the future to see what happens when stars die. Everything has a beginning and an end, but what happens in between? Each page focuses on at least one life cycle....

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