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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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A million dots  by Sven (Graphic designer) Völker

A million dots

Sven (Graphic designer) Völker

Book

“We start with a single tree; 1. As we turn the page, we are presented with a sum doubling the number on the page before it: 1+1 = 2; 2+2 = 4; 4+4 = 8. In this way, we reach a million (actually 1,048,576) within 40 pages. Each sum is brought to life with...

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Hindsight  by Mandy Hager

Hindsight

Mandy Hager

Book

Four pivotal moments in New Zealand's history are examined through a variety of source materials and commentary that enlivens the event and describes its impact on our society and growth as a nation. Topics are linked to themes in the social sciences...

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Cinderella, or, The little glass slipper  by Charles Perrault

Cinderella, or, The little glass slipper

Charles Perrault

Book

"Even in rags, Cinderella is a hundred times more beautiful than her cruel stepsisters. And how she wishes to go to the prince's ball! But her sisters delight in telling her that people would only laugh at her at the palace. Fortunately, Cinderella is...

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Firefighters' handbook  by Meghan McCarthy

Firefighters' handbook

Meghan McCarthy

Book

A picture book exploration of what it takes to be a firefighter, including training and equipment.

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The sea book  by Charlotte Milner

The sea book

Charlotte Milner

Book

"Introduces the sea, describes the different zones and marine animals that can be found there, and offers suggestions for what people can do to protect them."--Publisher's description.

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The Salmon of Knowledge  by Celina Buckley

The Salmon of Knowledge

Celina Buckley

Book

A creatively illustrated retelling of a traditional Irish legend about an enchanted salmon that will impart all the knowledge in the world to the first person who eats it. Finnegas, a wise, elderly poet, spends his days fishing for the Salmon of Knowledge....

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The children of Odin  by Padraic Colum

The children of Odin

Padraic Colum

Book

A retelling of the Norse sagas about Odin, Freya, Thor, Loki and the other gods and goddesses who lived in Asgard before the dawn of time. Before time as we know it began, gods and goddesses lived in the city of Asgard. Odin All Father crossed the Ra...

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Tell me  by Katharine von der Gathen

Tell me

Katharine von der Gathen

Book

Everything children really want to know about sexuality and bodies and aren't afraid to ask. This book collects questions asked by boys and girls and answers them directly: the questions are real, the answers honest and the images funny. How much sex...

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The Arabian nights

The Arabian nights

Book

Padraic Colum brings together a selection of the most amazing of the over 600 stories which Shahrazad told. Full of genies, flying carpets, and daring adventures, The Arabian Nights will captive a new audience and leave readers asking for one more st...

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Extinct  by Lucas Riera

Extinct

Lucas Riera

Book

This exploration of animals that we have lost over the past century, from the California grizzly to the Persian tiger, aims to create awareness and inspire children to act responsibly toward their environment. Each animal's story of how it came to ex...

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100 easy STEAM activities  by Andrea Scalzo Yi

100 easy STEAM activities

Andrea Scalzo Yi

Book

Exciting Activities for Young Artists, Scientists and Engineers. Spark your curiosity with these fun games and creative projects to learn early concepts in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. These incredible activities from Andrea Scalzo...

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Humanimal  by Christopher Lloyd

Humanimal

Christopher Lloyd

Book

Fascinating and stunningly illustrated, Humanimal explores, and celebrates, the astonishing ways in which animals and humans are alike. So you think you're special? You think that just because people have built giant cities, invented pop-up toasters and...

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We build our homes  by Laura Knowles

We build our homes

Laura Knowles

Book

It’s not only humans who can build incredible structures: around the world, mammals, birds, and insects can be found building incredible things. From biggest beaver dams to tinniest caddisfly cases, this beautifully illustrated picture book explores each...

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Midnight feasts

Midnight feasts

Book

One thing that unites us all - across time, nations and peoples - is food. From chocolate, rice pudding and sandwiches to breakfast in bed, banana phones and the fruit of a mythical jelabi tree, A.F. Harrold has brought together a wonderful and diver...

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The ultimate kids' baking book  by Tiffany Dahle

The ultimate kids' baking book

Tiffany Dahle

Book

Now your kids can bake their cake and eat it too (with a little help from mom and dad). There are so many reasons for a kid to celebrate and this book has desserts for every milestone, from First Day of School Smart Cookies and Family Road Trip Muddy...

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A world of plants  by Martin Jenkins

A world of plants

Martin Jenkins

Book

How do plants make their own food? Which ten plants feed the world? How do some plants trick animals? We wouldn't be here today if it weren't for plants. They keep the world going round in intelligent and surprising ways that aren't always visible to...

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Rescue  by David Long

Rescue

David Long

Book

Astonishing real-life rescue missions from on, under and above the earth from the award-winning team behind Survivors and Heroes. How far would you go to save a life? Scrambling from the wreckage of his school after an earthquake, a nine-year-old Sichuan...

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How to be extraordinary  by Rashmi Sirdeshpande

How to be extraordinary

Rashmi Sirdeshpande

Book

Could you be EXTRAORDINARY? This book will inspire you with the real-life stories of extraordinary people, showcasing a total variety of personalities and talents. Whoever you are, and whoever you want to be, read about the extraordinary stories of these...

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The extraordinary life of Mary Seacole  by Naida Redgrave

The extraordinary life of Mary Seacole

Naida Redgrave

Book

Mary Seacole is now known for her medical work in the Crimean war, and as a brilliant woman who combated the racial prejudice she experienced in her lifetime. But for a long time her story was lost. From growing up in Kingston, Jamaica as the daughter...

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Red land, Yellow River  by Ange Zhang

Red land, Yellow River

Ange Zhang

Book

When Mao's Cultural Revolution took hold in China in June 1966, Ange Zhang was thirteen years old. His father was a famous writer. Shortly after the revolution began, many of Ange's classmates joined the Red Guard, Mao's youth movement, and they drove...

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Benjamin Franklin  by Mary Pope Osborne

Benjamin Franklin

Mary Pope Osborne

Book

Track the facts about the great printer, inventor, and Founding Father, Benjamin Franklin! When Jack and Annie came back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #32: To the Future, Ben Franklin! they had lots of questions. What was Ben Franklin's first...

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Spring after spring  by Stéphanie Roth Sisson

Spring after spring

Stéphanie Roth Sisson

Book

As a child, Rachel Carson lived by the rhythms of the natural world. Spring after spring, year after year, she observed how all living things are connected. And as an adult, Rachel watched and listened as the natural world she loved so much began to ...

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Using insulin  by Harriet Brundle

Using insulin

Harriet Brundle

Book

Sometimes we all need a little help from our friends. Come and meet the Human Body Helpers - our trusty team of helping hands. Find out about the gadgets and gizmos our bodies can rely on. Whether a friend for life or only here for a little while these...

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Wearing an artificial limb  by Harriet Brundle

Wearing an artificial limb

Harriet Brundle

Book

Sometimes we all need a little help from our friends. Come and meet the Human Body Helpers - our trusty team of helping hands. Find out about the gadgets and gizmos our bodies can rely on. Whether a friend for life or only here for a little while these...

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Oxford Roald Dahl thesaurus  by Roald Dahl

Oxford Roald Dahl thesaurus

Roald Dahl

Book

This is a phizz-whizzing thesaurus of words invented by No.1 storyteller, Roald Dahl and hundreds of real synonyms gathered together in themes. It's jammed full of words, Quentin Blake's illustrations, and language snippets to inspire children to write...

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The skies above my eyes  by Charlotte Guillain

The skies above my eyes

Charlotte Guillain

Book

Take a journey up into the air, through the atmosphere, way out into space, and back down to Earth in this richly illustrated concertina book that opens out to an impressive 8 feet long, perfect for inquisitive young minds. Have you ever looked up and...

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Our house is on fire  by Jeanette Winter

Our house is on fire

Jeanette Winter

Book

Tells the story of Greta Thunberg, a Swedish teenage climate activist who has sparked a worldwide student movement and is demanding action from world leaders who refuse to address climate change.

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Champions of change  by Naomi Watkins

Champions of change

Naomi Watkins

Book

The effort to gain women's rights in the United states began at a convention in New York State. But it was in the Western United States--Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, and Idaho--where the women's movement found its first great triumphs. In this book meet ...

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The everything kids' basketball book  by Bob Schaller

The everything kids' basketball book

Bob Schaller

Book

Provides information on basketball skills, the history of the sport, the National Basketball League, college and high school basketball, notable players and their positions, and famous coaches.

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Art sparks  by Marion Abrams

Art sparks

Marion Abrams

Book

Kids love arts and crafts and every kid can be an artist with this book as their guide. Working with basic art supplies - from paint, markers, paper, and glue to household finds like cardboard boxes and fabric scraps - children learn that as long as they...

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Little libraries, big heroes  by Miranda Paul

Little libraries, big heroes

Miranda Paul

Book

From an award-winning author and illustrator, the inspiring story of how the Little Free Library organization brings communities together through books, from founder Todd Bol's first installation to the creation of more than 75,000 mini-libraries around...

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Troy Aikman  by Clarence Hill

Troy Aikman

Clarence Hill

Book

A biography, in association with the Pro Football Hall of Fame, of Troy Aikman that explores his early life and career as an NFL player.

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Breathing makes it better  by Christopher Willard

Breathing makes it better

Christopher Willard

Book

An engaging and interactive story showing children ages 3-6 the power of breath when dealing with new and difficult emotions. Read aloud and breathe along with this sweet story teaching children how to navigate powerful emotions like anger, fear, sad...

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Measly Middle Ages  by Terry Deary

Measly Middle Ages

Terry Deary

Book

This history book offers the chance to read about subdued women, strange medicines and some nutty knights of the Middle Ages among other things!

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The Kingfisher nature encyclopedia  by David Burnie

The Kingfisher nature encyclopedia

David Burnie

Book

Exploring every major plant and animal group on Earth, a comprehensive reference looks at the development of life on the planet, the various plant and animals kingdoms that exist today and the world's habitats and ecosystems.

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The lost cousins  by B. B. Cronin

The lost cousins

B. B. Cronin

Book

"Grandad realizes the children have never met their cousins who are scattered all over the planet. It's time to head off on an adventure to go visit them--but finding the long-lost cousins is harder than it sounds! "--

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The lost picnic  by B. B. Cronin

The lost picnic

B. B. Cronin

Book

"Grandpa and the children have an adventurous drive to the picnic grounds in this seek-and-find book."

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Using an inhaler  by Harriet Brundle

Using an inhaler

Harriet Brundle

Book

Sometimes we all need a little help from our friends. Come and meet the Human Body Helpers - our trusty team of helping hands. Find out about the gadgets and gizmos our bodies can rely on. Whether a friend for life or only here for a little while these...

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Using an auto-injector  by Harriet Brundle

Using an auto-injector

Harriet Brundle

Book

Sometimes we all need a little help from our friends. Come and meet the Human Body Helpers - our trusty team of helping hands. Find out about the gadgets and gizmos our bodies can rely on. Whether a friend for life or only here for a little while these...

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Kitten Lady's big book of little kittens  by Hannah René Shaw

Kitten Lady's big book of little kittens

Hannah René Shaw

Book

Did you know kittens are born with their eyes closed and their ears folded, or that baby kittens eat six to twelve meals a day? Learn these facts and more in this adorable book about saving the tiniest kittens!

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Alice-Miranda friends forever  by Melanie Alexander

Alice-Miranda friends forever

Melanie Alexander

Book

Meet Alice-Miranda – an extraordinary young girl who, at the age of nine and three quarters, has organised early entry into boarding school along with her cheeky pony, Bonaparte. Winchfield-Downsfordvale is a place of friendship and fun, but also of ...

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Scholastic book of world records 2020  by Cynthia (Cynthia J.) O'Brien

Scholastic book of world records 2020

Cynthia (Cynthia J.) O'Brien

Book

A reference guide includes records in the realms of popular culture, sports, science, nature, and technology, and includes a section of United States records.

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The ultimate unofficial encyclopedia for Minecrafters  by Megan Miller

The ultimate unofficial encyclopedia for Minecrafters

Megan Miller

Book

A guidebook to the underwater world of the popular computer game covers everything from anemones to underwater zombies, including illustrated instructions for building an aquarium, activating a conduit, and searching for the Heart of the Sea.

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All in a drop  by Lori Alexander

All in a drop

Lori Alexander

Book

For fans of the "Who Was" series, this lively, accessible, and full-color chapter book biography shows how a self-taught scientist was the first to observe the microbial life in and around us. By building his own microscope, Antony van Leeuwenhoek ad...

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What's so great about Bach?  by Sam Rogers

What's so great about Bach?

Sam Rogers

Book

"If you ever study music, chances are that you will end up hearing the name "Bach" somewhere along the line. The German composer is one of the most famous musicians of all time, and throughout his life he penned absolutely beautiful music that is still...

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The empty pot  by Charlotte Guillain

The empty pot

Charlotte Guillain

Book

This book tells the story of the empty pot, a traditional Chinese folk tale. In it, the hero of the story learns that it is better to be honest than to cheat and that honesty will bring real rewards.

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Scholastic year in sports 2020  by James Buckley

Scholastic year in sports 2020

James Buckley

Book

Presents the most interesting, monumental, and strange sports stories of the past year, including championship statistics in baseball, football, basketball, hockey, golf, and tennis.

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Wild in the city  by Kate Baker

Wild in the city

Kate Baker

Book

We reveal extraordinary creatures that share our cities around the world, from red foxes sneaking rides on London buses and leopards hunting wild dogs in Mumbai, to geckos battling snakes on the streets of Manila. Each spread details the animal's behaviour...

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Myths and legends of the world  by Alli Brydon

Myths and legends of the world

Alli Brydon

Book

A collection of enchanting and powerful stories to amaze and inspire young readers, featuring both classic folklore and lesser-known tales told around the world.

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The big world of fun facts  by Hilary W. Poole

The big world of fun facts

Hilary W. Poole

Book

Who doesn't love a big book of facts? This photographic book presents curious kids with amazing information from around the globe. Detailed and beautifully designed, it's broken into 12 sections, from Nations of the World and People and Culture, to Food...

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Animal atlas  by Anne Rooney

Animal atlas

Anne Rooney

Book

Following the success of Dinosaur Atlas, this illustrated and interactive lift-the-flap book looks at Earth today and the huge diversity of wildlife found across each continent. Kids will discover where and how their favourite animals live, meet lots...

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Bricks & tricks  by Joachim Klang

Bricks & tricks

Joachim Klang

Book

As the ultimate powerful construction toy, LEGO® offers endless possibilities - just give your imagination free reign! In order to assist you in this, our authors are revealing a wide range of construction techniques, also using various new bricks which...

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Dreaming of horses  by Nicola Jane Swinney

Dreaming of horses

Nicola Jane Swinney

Book

Discover what makes each breed individual, as the horse's strength, skill, grace and origins are revealed. Includes breathtaking photographs to awe and inspire.

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What Miss Mitchell saw  by Hayley Barrett

What Miss Mitchell saw

Hayley Barrett

Book

Every evening, from the time she was a child, Maria Mitchell stood on her rooftop with her telescope and swept the sky. And then one night she saw something unusual--a comet no one had ever seen before! Miss Mitchell's extraordinary discovery made her...

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Legends of the stars  by S. A. (Stella A.) Caldwell

Legends of the stars

S. A. (Stella A.) Caldwell

Book

For thousands of years, every culture on Earth has gazed up at the heavens in wonder and found pictures hiding amongst the stars. Exploring the rich myths and legends woven across the night sky, this book brings these incredible tales from around the...

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Bitcoin money  by Michael Caras

Bitcoin money

Michael Caras

Book

The kids in Bitville realize they need a tool to help them trade with each other. As they explore using different types of money, a strange boy moves to town and suggests a new idea ... Bitcoin Money is a story for all ages which helps answer the question...

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A different kind of brilliant  by Louise Cummins

A different kind of brilliant

Louise Cummins

Book

Written by a Mum to help teach her son with autism to embrace his differences and recognize he is a different kind of brilliant. This book will help children understand what autism is and learn how many successful people have used their uniquely wired...

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Earth  by Steve Jenkins

Earth

Steve Jenkins

Book

How old is the earth? Where is the ice three miles thick? Why are volcanoes so dangerous? Where are the wettest and driest spots on the planet? Find the answers to these questions -- and many more -- in Earth by the numbers.

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Dr Maggie's grand tour of the solar system  by Maggie Aderin-Pocock

Dr Maggie's grand tour of the solar system

Maggie Aderin-Pocock

Book

Embark on a mind-blowing visual journey and visit the most magnificent sights and spectacles outer space has to offer. From the celestial bodies that surround us and their incredible characteristics, to the many moons, asteroids, comets, space stations...

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The wee that animals pee  by Paul Mason

The wee that animals pee

Paul Mason

Book

Welcome to the weird world of animal wee! Find out which animals are the fastest at peeing, which animals don't actually pee and how animal wee can save the planet! Impress friends with "would you wee-lieve it?" wacky animal wee facts and discover th...

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100 most disgusting things on the planet  by Anna Claybourne

100 most disgusting things on the planet

Anna Claybourne

Book

"Presents facts about disgusting things, organized into such categories as animals, food, and the human body."--Publisher's description.

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What do you say, dear?  by Sesyle Joslin

What do you say, dear?

Sesyle Joslin

Book

Offers advice on how to cope correctly with a variety of common and uncommon social situations.

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Windcatcher  by Diane Jackson Hill

Windcatcher

Diane Jackson Hill

Book

A short-tailed shearwater flies from the edge of the Southern Ocean to the rim of the Arctic Circle and back every year. This remarkable 30,000 kilometre journey is driven by seabird law. Instinct and community will guide her. A wingspan the size of a...

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Girl under a red moon  by Da Chen

Girl under a red moon

Da Chen

Book

It is the late 1960s and there is no peace in the village of Yellow Stone for little Da and his family, who were former landowners; they are all persecuted by the Red Guard, particularly Da's oldest sister, Sisi, who tries hard to conform to the new ...

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Cryptid creatures  by Kelly Milner Halls

Cryptid creatures

Kelly Milner Halls

Book

Cryptozoology is the study of mysterious creatures that fall between the realm of real and imaginary on the scientific spectrum. Cryptid Creatures: A Field Guide offers a closer look at fifty of these amazing creatures, examining the best possible evidence...

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Oxford primary illustrated maths dictionary

Oxford primary illustrated maths dictionary

Book

An easy-to-use illustrated dictionary that includes over 1000 words and meanings to help young learners understand key maths terms and concepts at school and at home. The layout is fresh and child-friendly. The words are explained in a simple and clear...

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Myths, legends, & sacred stories  by Philip Wilkinson

Myths, legends, & sacred stories

Philip Wilkinson

Book

From lightning-wielding Zeus, the supreme Greek god, to protective Hathor, the Egyptian goddess of love - heroes, gods, and monsters are brought to life in these retellings of myths from around the world. Myths and Legends is a children's book that invites...

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The book of big science ideas  by Freya Hardy

The book of big science ideas

Freya Hardy

Book

A beautifully illustrated celebration of science from the clever people who bring you AQUILA magazine. Ideas are important. They change things. A single idea can start a war, save billions of lives, even rearrange whole planetary systems, or simply make...

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Gross as a snot otter  by Jess Keating

Gross as a snot otter

Jess Keating

Book

The latest installment in the World of Weird Animals series, featuring seventeen of the grossest animals on earth. Includes snot otter, zombie worm, dumpy tree frog, maggot, giraffe, Siberian chipmunk, hagfish, star-nosed mole, parrotfish, Marabou st...

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Ultimate weatherpedia  by Stephanie Warren Drimmer

Ultimate weatherpedia

Stephanie Warren Drimmer

Book

From understanding how weather forms in Earth's atmosphere to surviving extreme heat waves and record-breaking cold temperatures, everything you want to know about weather is in Ultimate Weatherpedia.

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Born to fly  by Steve Sheinkin

Born to fly

Steve Sheinkin

Book

National Book Award finalist Steve Sheinkin tells the story of the 1929 Women's Air Derby, the first official all-female air race in the U.S.

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Reaching for the moon  by Katherine G. Johnson

Reaching for the moon

Katherine G. Johnson

Book

As a young girl, Katherine Johnson showed an exceptional aptitude for math. In school she quickly skipped ahead several grades and was soon studying complex equations with the support of a professor who saw great promise in her. But ability and opportunity...

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Programmers  by Karen Bush Gibson

Programmers

Karen Bush Gibson

Book

Do you like solving problems? Are you dying to automate even the simplest of processes? Do you always need to know how things work? Programming is the process of breaking down complex tasks into a set of instructions. This is what programmers do when...

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Paleontologists  by Karen Bush Gibson

Paleontologists

Karen Bush Gibson

Book

Who were the first people to walk upright? What kind of life existed millions of years ago? How have organisms changed through the eons? These are the kinds of questions that keep paleontologists awake at night! In Gutsy Girls Go for Science: Paleont...

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Engineers  by Diane C. (Diane Carol) Taylor

Engineers

Diane C. (Diane Carol) Taylor

Book

Discusses what engineering is, highlighting female engineers who revolutionized the role of women in the field and providing activities, including building a suspension bridge, designing and building a kite, and investigating processed food.

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A Frozen guide to music  by Tara Flandreau

A Frozen guide to music

Tara Flandreau

Book

Begin your musical journey with Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Kristoff, and Sven. You’ll celebrate music from the world of Frozen while learning first musical concepts. Learn about notes, rhythm, chords, time signatures, and more with favorite Frozen characters....

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Michelle Obama  by Anna Doherty

Michelle Obama

Anna Doherty

Book

Meet the marvellous Michelle Obama: A+ student, passionate piano player, and a girl who's not afraid to dream big. Determined to make the world a better place, the grown up Michelle gets to work in helping the community in whatever way she can. But then...

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Incredible jobs you've (probably) never heard of  by Natalie Labarre

Incredible jobs you've (probably) never heard of

Natalie Labarre

Book

Do you know what you want to do when you grow up? Why not work as a babysitter . . . for sloths? Or become a farmer . . . of corpses? You might even grow up to be someone who gets paid to actually sleep on the job! From taste testers to dinosaur dusters,...

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The girl who rode a shark & other stories of daring women  by Ailsa Ross

The girl who rode a shark & other stories of daring women

Ailsa Ross

Book

The Girl Who Rode a Shark: And Other Stories of Daring Women is a rousing collection of biographies focused on women and girls who have written, explored, or otherwise plunged headfirst into the pages of history. Undaunted by expectations, they made their...

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Why don't cars run on apple juice?  by Kira Vermond

Why don't cars run on apple juice?

Kira Vermond

Book

Curious kids ask the best questions! What keeps the stars from falling from the sky? Why do metal boats float? And more importantly, why don't cars run on apple juice?! All these questions and more are found in the pages of this science Q & A book wi...

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From an idea to Lego  by Lowey Bundy Sichol

From an idea to Lego

Lowey Bundy Sichol

Book

For fans of the successful Who Was series, From an Idea to Lego is a behind-the-bricks look into the world's famous toy company, with humorous black & white illustrations throughout. Today, LEGO is one of the biggest toy companies in the world, but a...

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Tips, tricks and building techniques for Lego bricks  by Joachim Klang

Tips, tricks and building techniques for Lego bricks

Joachim Klang

Book

This volume of the...Lego builders' books series addresses beginners as well as skilled builders who want to improve their building techniques and create individual and lifelike buildings, vehicles and all kinds of other fancy designs. Step-by-step.....

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Minecraft block-o-pedia  by Alex Wiltshire

Minecraft block-o-pedia

Alex Wiltshire

Book

"The world of Minecraft is made entirely of blocks. Some help you build, some help you stay alive. Every block you discover opens up new possibilities and exciting adventures. The Minecraft Blockopedia is fully illustrated and packed with essential i...

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Kea  by Annemarie Florian

Kea

Annemarie Florian

Book

"Kea are innately curious. They just love to try out new things and have evolved extraordinary mental and physical abilities. Discover how this built-in curiosity is a bonus for endurance and finding new ways to survive. Learn about the invisible and...

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1919  by Martin W. Sandler

1919

Martin W. Sandler

Book

Some of the most important issues of our time were no less important 100 years ago. America in 1919, at the close of World War I, was shaken from the events of large-scale warfare, fearing a Communist takeover, and facing an incredible amount of social...

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Let's eat!  by author Lynne Marie

Let's eat!

author Lynne Marie

Book

Dig in to this fun and informational book that explores foods from 13 countries around the world. Meet characters from countries including Sweden, Peru, Pakistan, Nigeria, and more as they enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Be inspired to try something...

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Vehicles  by Fiona Hayes

Vehicles

Fiona Hayes

Book

Recycle those cardboard boxes the fun way and bring your kids' imaginations to life with Cardboard Creations. From a car to a firetruck, a plane to a rocket ship, Cardboard Creations offers instructions, tips and tricks on how to build a moving machine...

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In the home  by Fiona Hayes

In the home

Fiona Hayes

Book

Nothing beats the joy a cardboard box can bring on a rainy day. Want to fly a plane? Get a cardboard box. Want to go to space? Cardboard box. Want to build a castle and hold a jousting tournament? That's right - you need a cardboard box! Cardboard Creations...

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Game on! 2020

Game on! 2020

Book

Get ready for another awesome year of gaming with this ultimate guide to all your favorite games, including a definitive list of the biggest games of the past year and hot new ones coming in 2020! Game On! 2020 is the most comprehensive guide to all the...

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Fauna  by Tania McCartney

Fauna

Tania McCartney

Book

Did you know that platypus have retractable webbing on their hind feet to enable an easy transition from swimming to digging? That kangaroos can’t sweat and that the cassowary has no tongue? In Fauna - Australia’s Most Curious Creatures, readers are ...

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Experiment with kitchen science  by Nick Arnold

Experiment with kitchen science

Nick Arnold

Book

Science isn’t limited to the classroom – it can be cooked up in the kitchen! This photographic book of experiments and projects covers covers chemical reactions, states of matter, microbiology and much more – all with ingredients and equipment that can...

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My big book of the world's greatest art  by Louise Lockhart

My big book of the world's greatest art

Louise Lockhart

Book

What is art? Art is cave paintings, pyramids, statues, castles, the Mona Lisa, an upside-down toilet, Banksy's graffiti, and much, much more. Learn about the different historical periods, movements, and themes in art as well as the most famous works of...

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The vlogger's handbook  by Shane Birley

The vlogger's handbook

Shane Birley

Book

Want to give vlogging a try? It's time to speak up and share your story with the world! Including tips from young vloggers, this book will help you get started, covering all aspects of vlogging in bite-sized chunks. Learn how to create and upload a vlog...

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Geometry  by Mike Goldsmith

Geometry

Mike Goldsmith

Book

The word geometry means to measure the Earth. Ancient mathematicians wanting to do more than count money and merchandise used geometry to model the natural world and then the world of numbers that lies behind it. What began by scratching circles and squares...

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Brain-fizzing facts  by Emily Grossman

Brain-fizzing facts

Emily Grossman

Book

Why is your elbow called your funny bone? How could you escape the grip of a crocodile's jaw? Which animal can breathe through its bottom? And how do these things all link together? This brilliant book by the science expert Dr Emily Grossman will have...

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Minecraft  by Stephanie Milton

Minecraft

Stephanie Milton

Book

This guide will teach you how to breathe underwater, find valuable sunken loot, and fight off guardians and other menacing mobs of the deep. Includes insider information and tips from the experts at Mojang.

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Wildlife of Aotearoa  by Gavin Bishop

Wildlife of Aotearoa

Gavin Bishop

Book

"Long before waka touched Aotearoa's shores, the land of the long white cloud was home to an array of creatures uniquely adapted to its environments and protected by its isolation. Encounter New Zealand's incredible wildlife in this spectacular visua...

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Tohorā  by Ned Barraud

Tohorā

Ned Barraud

Book

A moving story of the near extinction and then revival of one of New Zealand's magnificent marine mammals, the southern right whale. Once, the mighty tohora, or southern right whale, was a common sight in winter off the coast of Aotearoa. But it proved...

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