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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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The tuluma  by Jennifer Faraimo-Dakuna

The tuluma

Jennifer Faraimo-Dakuna

Book

"Tokelau is located 3,355 kilometers North, North East of Aotearoa, New Zealand. Historically and traditionally, Tokelau had four atolls. Fakaofo, Atafu, Nukunonu and Olohega. Today, Tokelau now only has three atolls. The Tuluma is based on a true story....

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Where's the toilet roll?

Where's the toilet roll?

Graphic novel

"Timmy Toilet Roll has challenged his gang of poo friends to the ultimate game of hide and seek. Together they'll play at the supermarket, under the sea and at a music festival. Can you find the friends hiding on every page? There are tons of extra things...

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Where's Gnasher?  by Frankie Jones

Where's Gnasher?

Frankie Jones

Graphic novel

"Dennis's faithful sidekick Gnasher has gone missing. Help Dennis find Gnasher and explore 14 busy search-and-find Beanotown scenes. From Dennis's house to Bash Street School, Duck Island to Beanotown Zoo, you'll visit iconic locations from the long-...

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Health heroes  by Emily Sharratt

Health heroes

Emily Sharratt

Book

Meet the real-life health heroes! GBP1 from the sale of this book will be donated to NHS Charities Together. For readers aged 8+, Health Heroes is packed full of true stories of healthcare workers past and present, from all walks of life and from all...

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Be a super awesome artist  by Henry Carroll

Be a super awesome artist

Henry Carroll

Book

Become a super-awesome artist with this fantastic new book. Using real examples of art for inspiration, this great book features 20 exciting art challenges to help you create your own masterpieces. Channel the artistic genius within and you'll be painting...

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How can a plant eat a fly?  by Anna Claybourne

How can a plant eat a fly?

Anna Claybourne

Book

Why can't plants walk around? Do plants have feelings? And how can a plant grow after thousands of years? Discover the science for yourself with this fun, quirky book that tackles the questions other books are afraid to ask!

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Did you know? Dinosaur  by Nicholas St. Fleur

Did you know? Dinosaur

Nicholas St. Fleur

Book

Explore the intriguing answers to more than 200 questions about dinosaurs in DK's newest dinosaur encyclopedia for kids. This children's book, ideal for ages 6-9, will help inquisitive minds find out the answers to all the dinosaur questions they may...

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24 hours on the Kiwi seashore  by Gillian Torckler

24 hours on the Kiwi seashore

Gillian Torckler

Book

"When the sun rises on the seashore, all manner of creatures emerge from their slumber to see the breaking dawn . . . Discover the busy ecosystem of our country's seashore over a 24-hour cycle. Observe the seals and yellow-eyed penguins who come ashore...

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Break the mould  by Sinéad Burke

Break the mould

Sinéad Burke

Book

Sometimes we can feel like we are not good enough. That we don't belong. Or that we want to be more like our friends. In this empowering guide, Sinéad Burke draws on her own experiences and encourages young readers to believe in themselves, have pride...

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From caterpillar to butterfly  by Camilla De la Bédoyère

From caterpillar to butterfly

Camilla De la Bédoyère

Book

What do the caterpillars eat? Where do butterflies lay their eggs? How long do butterflies live? Discover the amazing stages of different life cycles and learn how different species are born, grow up and reproduce with this stunning series. Packed with...

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Italian

Italian

Book

Get talking with this fun and accessible guide to Italian, perfect for any young learner. Topics include greetings, describing your family, discussing school, hobbies, pets, favourite foods, asking for directions and many more. With a simple introduction...

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Spanish

Spanish

Book

Get talking with this fun and accessible guide to Spanish, perfect for any young learner. Topics include greetings, describing your family, discussing school, hobbies, pets, favourite foods, asking for directions and much more. With a simple introduction...

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French

French

Book

Get talking with this fun and accessible guide to French, perfect for any young learner. Topics include greetings, describing your family, discussing school, hobbies, pets, favourite foods, asking for directions and much more. With a simple introduction...

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It's OK not to be OK  by Tina Rae

It's OK not to be OK

Tina Rae

Book

It's OK not to be OK acknowledges and explores common mental health disorders such as depression, eating disorders and anxiety. Get the low down on these issues, why they happen and discover ways of looking after mental health in our fast-moving world....

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Unplug

Unplug

Book

"Step away from your tablet and take a screen break! With 365 projects, crafts, games, and experiments, there's off-screen fun for every single day of the year. With straightforward step-by-step instructions and colorful illustrations, these entertai...

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Barefoot books amazing places  by Miralda Colombo

Barefoot books amazing places

Miralda Colombo

Book

Explore the stories of fifteen incredible landmarks, from Angkor Wat to Stonehenge to the Colosseum, in this comprehensive illustrated guide. Readers will get to know the people who built these places of wonder, the best ways to visit them and their ...

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Llamas and the Andes  by Mary Pope Osborne

Llamas and the Andes

Mary Pope Osborne

Book

An overview of llamas, chinchillas, and other Andean animals, as well as a general look at the region and its people.

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Can I keep it?  by author Tanguy

Can I keep it?

author Tanguy

Book

Presents 39 pets, many of them considered "exotic," and discusses what makes these pets unique, where they come from, and how to care for them, including proper habitat and feeding.

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No reading allowed  by Raj Haldar

No reading allowed

Raj Haldar

Book

You can't believe everything you hear! A single word can have many different meanings. And sometimes two words that sound alike can be spelled completely differently. Ptolemy the pterodactyl is back to show us all how absurd and fun language can be w...

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Let's learn Japanese  by Aurora Cacciapuoti

Let's learn Japanese

Aurora Cacciapuoti

Book

Pairing words and characters with whimsical illustrations, each section features examples of word pronunciation, the three main Japanese writing systems (kanji, hiragana, and katakana), and common Japanese elements.

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Super sporty girls

Super sporty girls

Book

Kick goals, challenge yourself and play with passion. Be inspired by these formidable Australian sportswomen who are fierce athletes and also the champions of having fun. Includes Jess Gallagher, Sally Fitzgibbons, Sam Kerr, Ashleigh Barty, Ellia Green,...

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Tree beings  by Raymond Huber

Tree beings

Raymond Huber

Book

We depend on trees for our survival, yet few of us understand just how fascinating these beings really are. With a foreword by the world-renowned anthropologist Jane Goodall, Tree Beings is an adventure through the secret world of trees. Challenging ...

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Tails from the animal shelter  by Stephanie Shaw

Tails from the animal shelter

Stephanie Shaw

Book

Did you know that more than six million pets arrive annually at community animal shelters in the United States? Of that number over three million are dogs. But of course it's not just dogs and puppies that need homes. Shelters take in cats, kittens, ...

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Dinosaurs  by Dougal Dixon

Dinosaurs

Dougal Dixon

Book

Do you know why there were more days in the year in dinosaur times? How many hours it can take to excavate a dinosaur fossil? Step back in time and find out all the facts in this awe-inspiring black-and-white chapter book about the prehistoric world and...

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All dogs have ADHD  by Kathy Hoopmann

All dogs have ADHD

Kathy Hoopmann

Book

This revised edition of All Dogs Have ADHD takes an inspiring and affectionate look at Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), featuring all-new images from the canine world. These charming photographs bring to life a variety of traits that will...

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Philosophy  by Robert Fletcher

Philosophy

Robert Fletcher

Book

Thousands of years ago, ancient philosophers asked some important questions: "What is real?", "What is everything made of?", "Why does evil exist?", and "What can I know?" These questions have gone on to spark passionate debates about our existence and...

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The story of music  by Mick Manning

The story of music

Mick Manning

Book

Our story begins -- Folk music : traditional music from the earliest times -- Sacred voices : religious singing from the medieval era -- Composed for the court : the professional musicians of the Renaissance -- Concerts, choirs and dances : music for...

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Infographic guide to the globe  by Eliza Berkowitz

Infographic guide to the globe

Eliza Berkowitz

Book

What is the most popular pet in the world? Where is the hottest place on Earth? When was the first country formed? Learn these and dozens of other fascinating facts about the planet and its people with this dynamically-illustrated and informative guide,...

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Kids' survival guide  by Ben Hubbard

Kids' survival guide

Ben Hubbard

Book

What animals will you encounter in the forest? How do you avoid a bear attack? Where do you find water in the desert? How do you build shelter on an island? This handy guide is packed with tips and tricks to survive in the wilderness, from gathering ...

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Amazing world atlas  by Alexa Ward

Amazing world atlas

Alexa Ward

Book

Bringing planet earth to life, this colourful and fun addition to Lonely Planet Kids takes you on a trip around the world that you'll never forget. Filled with continental and regional maps, lively text, an entry for every country on the planet, plus...

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T  by Carole Boston Weatherford

R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Carole Boston Weatherford

Book

Aretha Franklin was born to sing. The daughter of a pastor and a gospel singer, her musical talent was clear from her earliest days in her father's Detroit church. Aretha sang with a soaring voice that spanned more than three octaves. Her incredible talent...

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Barefoot books incredible animals  by Dunia Rahwan

Barefoot books incredible animals

Dunia Rahwan

Book

In this beautifully illustrated guide, discover fascinating and unusual information about animals from all around the world. A delightfully quirky system of organization introduces the reader to the superlatives of the animal kingdom, from "super predators"...

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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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Welcome to Ballet School  by Ashley Bouder

Welcome to Ballet School

Ashley Bouder

Book

Welcome to your first day at ballet school! Put on your ballet shoes and let's master your basics with pro teacher, Miss Ashley Bouder. Learn five basic lessons, then visit the costume room, before putting on your very own show of Sleeping Beauty at the...

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Bringing back the wolves  by Jude Isabella

Bringing back the wolves

Jude Isabella

Book

In 1995, the gray wolf was reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park after a seventy-year absence. All these years later, we can clearly see the cascading effects this has had on the park's ecosystem. This is a spectacular example of a trophic cascade,...

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24 hours in the kiwi bush  by Gillian Torckler

24 hours in the kiwi bush

Gillian Torckler

Book

"When night falls and all is quiet, there is a whole world of activity, deep in the heart of our native bush . . . Get up close and personal with the flora and fauna of our country over a 24-hour cycle. Follow the nocturnal kiwi and weta as they scour...

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Mophead tu  by Selina Tusitala Marsh

Mophead tu

Selina Tusitala Marsh

Book

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1,001 creatures  by Laura Merz

1,001 creatures

Laura Merz

Book

"Have you ever wondered how a crocodile keeps its teeth clean? Or why herons like to sit on the backs of water buffalo? What exactly does a giant blue whale eat to get so big? In 1,001 Creatures, Aino Järvinen and Laura Merz playfully investigate the...

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Spooky sights  by Sarah L. Schuette

Spooky sights

Sarah L. Schuette

Graphic novel

"Lead kids on a tour of spooky sights! Zombies, witches, monsters, and other spine-chilling creatures make finding the hidden objects in the full-color photo puzzles a BOO-tastic challenge. Pictographs and word labels are included in each to-find lis...

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三峡  by 郦道元

三峡

郦道元

Book

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生命的故事  by Virginia Lee Burton

生命的故事

Virginia Lee Burton

Book

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卖炭翁  by 白居易

卖炭翁

白居易

Book

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The ultimate book of dangerous animals  by Hilary W. Poole

The ultimate book of dangerous animals

Hilary W. Poole

Book

It's a wild, wild world of barracudas and boomslangs and bears, of crocs and Komodos and killer African geese. Dangerous animals come in many forms, from apex predators like sharks and lions to cuddly little killers like the slow loris. In the pages of...

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Climbing trees and muddy knees  by Chris Oxlade

Climbing trees and muddy knees

Chris Oxlade

Book

You are so missing out, not getting out and about. It's amazing outdoors, so much to see and so many awesome skills to learn. Unplug and explore the great outdoors, it's really good to try new things, so why not switch off and.... Build a survival shelter...

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Jumbo  by Alexandra (Alex) Stewart

Jumbo

Alexandra (Alex) Stewart

Book

This is the deeply touching story of an elephant who captured the world's imagination, brought beautifully to life with enchanting storytelling and gorgeous artwork. Follow Jumbo's amazing journey from his remote home in the rugged mountains of East Africa...

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Zero waste kids  by Kathryn Kellogg

Zero waste kids

Kathryn Kellogg

Book

Our planet is in danger! It's time to make a difference to ensure its future by taking up the zero-waste challenge. Zero Waste Kids is full of fun ways to help you make sustainable choices to save planet Earth. Become informed about the crisis we're in...

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The mermaid atlas  by Anna Claybourne

The mermaid atlas

Anna Claybourne

Book

Magical and mysterious, the merfolk of the world are notoriously elusive, but this enchanting compendium will reveal their secrets. Learn all about the beautiful Selkies of the Scottish seas, the wily Iara of Brazil who love to outwit travellers and ...

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Llamas  by Maya Myers

Llamas

Maya Myers

Book

Learn all about the fascinating lives of llamas--including what they eat, where they live, how they help people, and their behaviour in this new National Geographic Kids Reader. The level 1 text provides accessible, yet wide-ranging, information for ...

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Animals that change color  by Libby Romero

Animals that change color

Libby Romero

Book

Packed with beautiful and engaging photos, this new leveled reader dives into the amazing world of animals that change their appearance based on environment, the need to blend in to hunt or stay safe, and even their mood! Kids will learn all about the...

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Alien ocean animals  by Rosie Colosi

Alien ocean animals

Rosie Colosi

Book

Are these strange animals the stuff of nightmares or aliens from outer space? Turns out, they're real undersea animals! Find out how deep sea creatures use bizarre and fascinating adaptations to survive in their harsh environments in this Level 3 Rea...

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A really short history of nearly everything  by Bill Bryson

A really short history of nearly everything

Bill Bryson

Book

Ever wondered how we got from nothing to something? Or thought about how we can weigh the earth? Or wanted to reach the edge of the universe? Uncover the mysteries of time, space and life on earth in this extraordinary book - a journey from the centre...

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Why we love  by Matt Lilley

Why we love

Matt Lilley

Book

Is there someone you can't stop thinking about? Just a friend or is it a crush? Could all those heart-pounding feelings even be love? Where do these emotions come from? The answer is in the science of affection!

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Why we laugh  by Pamela Dell

Why we laugh

Pamela Dell

Book

Have you ever laughed at something that wasn't funny? Maybe you've laughed at a really serious moment during a movie. Did you wonder why? The answer is in the science of laughter!

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Why we cry  by Matt Lilley

Why we cry

Matt Lilley

Book

Do you tear up watching a sappy commercial? Or hold back sniffles when your best friend suddenly ignores you? Maybe you sometimes just get a case of the blues you can't seem to shake. Have you wondered why? The answer is in the science behind unhappi...

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Life through time  by John Woodward

Life through time

John Woodward

Book

This is an illustrated story of life on Earth, from the first single-celled organisms through to the evolution of fish, land animals, dinosaurs, and mammals, to the first people. Travel back in time and watch the incredible story of life on Earth unfold....

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What is an election?  by Caryn Jenner

What is an election?

Caryn Jenner

Book

Find out who is a candidate, how voting takes place and what you can do to be a part of your school elections.

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Trolls world tour  by Art Mawhinney

Trolls world tour

Art Mawhinney

Graphic novel

"Join Poppy and friends on an adventure while you search for hidden objects and characters in 8 busy scenes inspired by the movie. Then turn to the last page for even more Look and Find fun!"--Provided by publisher.

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Marvel Spider-Man

Marvel Spider-Man

Graphic novel

"Up, down and all around, you'll get totally twisted in this awesome collection of mazes, featuring the Amazing Spider-Man and friends!"--Provided by publisher.

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Disney princess

Disney princess

Graphic novel

"Jump into the world of Disney in this exciting activity book and help all your favourite Disney characters complete 101 totally twisty mazes."--Provided by publisher.

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Beyond dinosaurs!  by Cary Woodruff

Beyond dinosaurs!

Cary Woodruff

Book

Did you know a Caelestiventus had more than 100 pointy teeth? Or that a Tupandactylus had wings that were made of one long finger bone? Millions of years ago, many strange animals lived on the earth-and some of the most amazing inhabitants were the p...

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I am a penguin  by Lori Froeb

I am a penguin

Lori Froeb

Book

Build reading skills while learning about a penguin...from a penguin's perspective. Where do penguins live? What do they eat? How do penguins move on land? Written from a penguin's unique point of view and accompanied by stunning photographs, Discove...

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Why we rage  by Melissa Mayer

Why we rage

Melissa Mayer

Book

Have you ever blown up at your best friend or sibling? Maybe you were just so angry, but you didn't really know why. The answer is in the science of rage!

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Why we worry  by Melissa Mayer

Why we worry

Melissa Mayer

Book

Can't sleep? Too many things to worry about? Or do you get lost in your mind thinking about all the ways tomorrow could go wrong? Why does this happen? The answer is in the science behind worry!

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Terry Denton's really truly amazing guide to everything  by Terry Denton

Terry Denton's really truly amazing guide to everything

Terry Denton

Book

Sure to engage anyone from the ages of 8 to 80 (and beyond), this is a funny, fascinating whistle-stop tour of the history and science of the universe, life on Earth, the ins and outs of biology, geography, geology and the weather, how life evolved and...

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My encyclopedia of very important adventures  by Ben Hubbard

My encyclopedia of very important adventures

Ben Hubbard

Book

Take a dive into the great unknown and go on a daring journey across land, sea, and sky as you explore the highest mountains, deepest oceans, and everything in between. On your journey you'll travel through time visiting the workshops, labs, and studios...

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How to be a person  by Catherine Newman

How to be a person

Catherine Newman

Book

For the kid who leaves a wet towel wadded up on the floor or forgets to put a new roll on the toilet-paper thingy, humorous writer and etiquette columnist Catherine Newman has created the ultimate guidebook to becoming a person whom everyone will like...

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Disney Kingdom Hearts  by Conor Lloyd

Disney Kingdom Hearts

Conor Lloyd

Book

From Sora and Xehanort to Donald, Goofy, King Mickey, and a wide variety of other characters, this handbook provides an overview on some of the most iconic characters in this incredible gaming franchise.

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Who is David Beckham?  by Ellen Labrecque

Who is David Beckham?

Ellen Labrecque

Book

Whenever a young David Beckham was asked what he wanted to be when he grew up, he'd always answer with the same response: I want to be a footballer. This English native got his wish when he joined the Manchester United team in 1991. Since then, he has...

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Art of drawing manga  by Max Marlborough

Art of drawing manga

Max Marlborough

Book

"Art of Drawing Manga: Boys and Girls is a step-by-step guide to creating male and female characters in the hugely popular manga style. Easy-to-follow instructions and striking, detailed illustrations will introduce beginners to key concepts such as....

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History atlas  by Thiago de Moraes

History atlas

Thiago de Moraes

Book

Prepare to embark on a global tour through time. You might want to take a map... But this is no ordinary atlas. The maps in History Atlas are rich visual extravaganzas, packed with kings, queens, heroes, villains, inventors, artists and explorers. Travel...

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Music and how it works  by Charlie Morland

Music and how it works

Charlie Morland

Book

Introducing kids to the soundtrack of their lives and explore a host of genres, artists, and the technical and scientific side of music. Take a visual journey through the world of music and learn the science behind it too. Budding music fans will lov...

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Animal crackers  by Sarah Webb

Animal crackers

Sarah Webb

Book

Which are the biggest and smallest animals? Which are the most dangerous? Why do dogs love people so much? What animals can live in the heat of the desert, or deep below the oceans? Sarah Webb is animal crazy and has put the answers to all these questions...

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Cats and kittens  by Caryn Jenner

Cats and kittens

Caryn Jenner

Book

Find out why cats purr and hiss, and how they are able to balance. Get tips for looking after our furry feline friends, too!

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The secret lives of mermaids  by Anuk Tola

The secret lives of mermaids

Anuk Tola

Book

If you thought merpeople were strictly imaginary, think again. Anatomy, evolution, life cycle, magical properties - discover just how much you didn't know about merpeople in this encyclopedic volume. Dive into the life's work of famed merologist Professor...

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What is LEGO?  by Jim O'Connor

What is LEGO?

Jim O'Connor

Book

The LEGO toy company was founded in 1934 by a Danish carpenter who loved making wooden pull toys. From its humble beginnings, the company has lived up to its name--which comes from the Danish phrase meaning to always "play well"--encouraging children...

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Eels  by Rachel Poliquin

Eels

Rachel Poliquin

Book

Emergent readers will dive right into this search-and-find book about eels. Simple text and colorful underwater photos teach new vocabulary and facts on anatomy, markings, and ocean habitat.

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Take the lead  by Elena Browne

Take the lead

Elena Browne

Book

A fun and practical guide to caring for dogs and puppies. How to be your best friend's best friend For thousands of years, dogs and people have looked after each other, played, grown and learned together. It is the greatest friendship that there is.....

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Time for tea  by Shirley Hughes

Time for tea

Shirley Hughes

Book

A beautifully illustrated collection of first recipes and family stories by Kate-Greenaway winning author, Shirley Hughes. This classic collection of easy-to-follow recipes, inspired by everyday family adventures, is the perfect introduction to cookery...

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YouthQuake  by Tom Adams

YouthQuake

Tom Adams

Book

Inspiring, powerful and motivating in equal measure, this is the perfect introduction to just some of the incredible young people who have influenced a cultural, political or social change. From Greta Thunberg to Louis Braille, Pele to Malala Yousafzai,...

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Corazon Aquino  by Ma Isabel (María Isabel) Sánchez Vegara

Corazon Aquino

Ma Isabel (María Isabel) Sánchez Ve...

Book

In this book from the critically acclaimed, multimillion-copy bestselling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the life of Corazon Aquino, the first female president of the Philippines. Little Cory was a shy, studious child with a great sense of...

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Minecraft master builder  by Ben Westwood

Minecraft master builder

Ben Westwood

Book

Monsters is a step-by-step player's guide to building griffins, yetis, minotaurs and many more monsters in Minecraft. Featuring everything from heraldic beasts to Norse and Greek mythical monsters, this fun and interactive guide will inspire readers to...

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Louise Bourgeois  by Ma Isabel (María Isabel) Sánchez Vegara

Louise Bourgeois

Ma Isabel (María Isabel) Sánchez Ve...

Book

When Louise was a little girl, her mother died. She learned to express her feelings through drawing--and when she grew up, she turned these drawings into sculpture, confronting her own fears through art. This moving book features stylish and quirky.....

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Where football celebrates the world  by Alex Bellos

Where football celebrates the world

Alex Bellos

Book

This book is packed with awesome true stories, real science and fascinating facts and will make you laugh loads – and it's all about football. Learn the the psychology of team work, the maths behind the 90 minute match and the best animal-themed fo...

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In the forest  by Gareth Lucas

In the forest

Gareth Lucas

Graphic novel

"A wonderfully illustrated puzzle book teeming with all kinds of forest creatures to spot, count and match. Find a fox with a frying pan, a squirrel on a swing and many more eye-catching challenges. The intricate illustrations make these seemingly si...

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Kay's anatomy  by Adam Kay

Kay's anatomy

Adam Kay

Book

Do you ever think about your body and how it all works? Like really properly think about it? The human body is extraordinary and fascinating and, well... pretty weird. Yours is weird, mine is weird, your maths teacher's is even weirder. This book is going...

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It's ok to cry  by Molly Potter

It's ok to cry

Molly Potter

Picture book

Young children can find it really frustrating when they are unable to explain what they are feeling and express their emotions. Cue: this book! Written with boys in mind because they are often encouraged to suppress their feelings, Molly Potter covers...

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