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Kids nonfiction new titles

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Nafanua the lady warrior = Nafanua le toa tama 'ita 'i  by Helen Tauʻau Filisi

Nafanua the lady warrior = Nafanua le toa tama 'ita 'i

Helen Tauʻau Filisi

Book

Retelling the traditional Samoan story about Nafanua sent by his father to help Samoan people and winning the battle against the oppressors.

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The 1918 deadly epidemic in Samoa = O le fa'ama'i mata'utia i Samoa i le tausaga 1918  by Helen Tauʻau Filisi

The 1918 deadly epidemic in Samoa = O le fa'ama'i mata'utia i Samoa i le tausaga 1918

Helen Tauʻau Filisi

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On 7 November 1918, the New Zealand passenger and cargo ship Talune arrived at Apia from Auckland. On board were people suffering from pneumonic influenza, a highly infectious disease already responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths around the...

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A little history of the world  by E. H. (Ernst Hans) Gombrich

A little history of the world

E. H. (Ernst Hans) Gombrich

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E. H. Gombrich's Little History of the World, though written in 1935, has become one of the treasures of historical writing since its first publication in English in 2005. This illustrated edition of Little History brings together the pellucid humanity...

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I am not an cereal box  by Sara Stanford

I am not an cereal box

Sara Stanford

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Minimise your waste and maximise the fun! Recycle your cereal boxes and make ten incredible craft projects. Follow step-by-step guides and handy cutouts to make a robot, an aquarium, a car, a dinosaur, a castle, an elephant, a rock star guitar, a building,...

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I am not a toilet roll  by Sara Stanford

I am not a toilet roll

Sara Stanford

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Create ten awesome makes from toilet rolls and some simple craft essentials. Enjoy crafting everything from a cheeky shark to a cute unicorn, plus many more!

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I am not an eggbox  by Sara Stanford

I am not an eggbox

Sara Stanford

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Create ten awesome makes from egg cartons and some simple craft essentials. Follow step-by-step guides and handy cutouts to make a penguin, an owl, a fire engine, a hen, a crab, a pirate ship, a dragon, a whale, shakers and a car.

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Running with wolves  by Jim Dutcher

Running with wolves

Jim Dutcher

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Adventure, friendship, and family come together in this riveting memoir as two award-winning filmmakers take you through the experience of the years they spent living in the wild with a real-life wolf pack. Jim and Jamie set out to show the world that...

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Hey warrior  by Karen (Psychologist) Young

Hey warrior

Karen (Psychologist) Young

Book

Kids can do amazing things with the right information. Understanding why anxiety feels the way it does and where the physical symptoms come from is a powerful step in turning anxiety around. Anxiety explained, kids empowered.

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Greatest animal stories

Greatest animal stories

Book

Offers seventeen classic stories about animals.

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Easy peasy  by Kirsten Bradley

Easy peasy

Kirsten Bradley

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An introduction to easy gardening so you can grow everywhere and anywhere. Whether you live in the city or the countryside, there are plenty of places you can plant and grow. For a new generation of green fingers there are different ways to bring nature...

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125 animals that changed the world  by Brenna Maloney

125 animals that changed the world

Brenna Maloney

Book

Stories of pets and other animals who became famous and did good deeds, for children.

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Animals around the world  by Stefan Lohr

Animals around the world

Stefan Lohr

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"In My Big Wimmelbook—Animals Around the World, go on a journey with a pair of wildlife photographers, a daredevil adventurer, and more, as they see lions, tigers, dolphins—animals of all types in a variety of landscapes—from the Antarctic region to ...

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Beat it and bite it!  by Heather Kim

Beat it and bite it!

Heather Kim

Book

A sassy new twist on traditional recipes containing chocolate.

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I donut dare you!  by Heather Kim

I donut dare you!

Heather Kim

Book

A sassy twist on breakfast recipes that turns them into desserts.

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Play, make, create  by Meri Cherry

Play, make, create

Meri Cherry

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Packed with fun, edifying, and joyful art experiences, Play, Make, Create is filled with simple, yet powerful, "art invitations" that are focused on the making and doing, not just the final projects. Founded in a process-based philosophy, this unique...

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When we walked on the Moon  by David Long

When we walked on the Moon

David Long

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Chronicles the history of the Apollo space program, tracing the events of missions ranging from the 1969 lunar landing to the rescue of Apollo 13, offering lesser-known facts that marked each journey.

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Show me cool magic  by Jake Banfield

Show me cool magic

Jake Banfield

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This book that takes the reader from knowing zero about magic to being able to do a whole show for their family and friends. Along the way they will learn some cool tricks to show their friends in school, find out how to do a PR stunt, film their own...

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Shocking electricity  by Nick Arnold

Shocking electricity

Nick Arnold

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Shocking Electricity is packed with sizzling zap-filled facts to electrify every reader. Children can find out about the scientist who gave electric shocks to his eyeballs, that lightning can strike you with heat five times hotter than the sun and much...

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I am not an old sock  by Sara Stanford

I am not an old sock

Sara Stanford

Book

Turning socks into fabulous craft makes has never been so much fun! From a 'socktopus' to a cute little owl, children will love these fun-tastic creations! Follow easy to read step-by-step guides, images and handy cutouts to make an octopus, a horse,...

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City atlas  by Federica Magrin

City atlas

Federica Magrin

Book

You can travel the world in many ways, by plane, by ship or even in a hot-air balloon, they are all fascinating. You can also travel using the pages of this book, rich with unique maps, details of monuments and buildings in the most spectacular cities:...

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The dinosaur book  by John Woodward

The dinosaur book

John Woodward

Book

Everything you need to know about dinosaurs, pterosaurs, marine reptiles, and mammals in this stunning prehistoric encyclopedia for kids. With more than 1,000 images and fascinating facts, The Dinosaur Book brings young readers face-to-face with some...

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The deep dark sea  by Tony De Saulles

The deep dark sea

Tony De Saulles

Book

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

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Sir Cumference and the first round table  by Cindy Neuschwander

Sir Cumference and the first round table

Cindy Neuschwander

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Helped by his knight, Sir Cumference, and using ideas offered by his wife and son, King Arthur finds the perfect shape for his table.

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Coding for Minecrafters  by Ian Garland

Coding for Minecrafters

Ian Garland

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"This ... activity book introduces kids to the world of coding through the Minecraft world they love. Colorfully illustrated characters and themes from their favorite video game bring the excitement of coding to life, while easy-to-follow screenshots...

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How to draw  by Clare (Author of How to draw) Johnson

How to draw

Clare (Author of How to draw) Johns...

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How To Draw is a fun, exciting way for your child to learn how to draw and unleash their inner artist. With simple skill building, encouraging tips and prompts, and beautiful examples from famous artists' work, drawing has never been so easy and inspiring....

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Lots of tongue twisters for kids  by Whee Winn

Lots of tongue twisters for kids

Whee Winn

Book

Laugh out loud with Lots of Tongue Twisters for Kids, a collection of hilarious, kid-friendly fun. Over 250 tongue twisters will send kids and grown-ups alike into a fit of giggles!

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Seeing stars  by Sara Gillingham

Seeing stars

Sara Gillingham

Book

"This artful and accessible introduction to constellations equips readers with the information they need to locate, name, and explain all 88 internationally recognized constellations. Each cluster of stars is featured alongside the story (mythological...

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Favorite parables from the Bible  by Nick Butterworth

Favorite parables from the Bible

Nick Butterworth

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"Jesus was a wonderful storyteller. His stories helped people see new things and to understand God's love in new ways. Superbly retold and delightfully illustrated by Nick Butterworth and Nick Inkpen, this collection of eight Biblical parables invites...

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I wonder why countries fly flags and other questions about people and places  by Philip Steele

I wonder why countries fly flags and other questions about people and places

Philip Steele

Book

Everything you need to know about people and places, plus a bit more!

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My first search and find  by Kasia Dudziuk

My first search and find

Kasia Dudziuk

Book

"Go on a spotting safari through jungles, cities and oceans featuring a host of characters, including beautiful birds, sleepy sloths and dangerous dinosaurs. This colourfully illustrated book is filled with things to search and find, and is sure to k...

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Above and below  by Hanako Clulow

Above and below

Hanako Clulow

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Lift the lid on eight animal habitats to see the extraordinary natural stories that happen above and below the surface. From the rainforest to the ocean and the macro to the micro, lift the flap to explore the fascinating relationships occurring in each...

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Rashad's Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr  by Lisa Bullard

Rashad's Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr

Lisa Bullard

Book

"For Muslims, Ramadan is a time for fasting, prayer, and thinking of others. Rashid yties to be good all month. When it's time for Eid al-Fitr, he feasts and plays! Find out how people celebrates this special time of year." --Back cover.

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Nine months  by Miranda Paul

Nine months

Miranda Paul

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As a baby grows in her mother's tummy, a soon-to-be big sister and her family spend nine months preparing for the newest member of the family to arrive.

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Titan and the Wild Boars  by Susan Hood

Titan and the Wild Boars

Susan Hood

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One afternoon, eleven-year-old Titan, his friends from the Wild Boars soccer team, and their coach rode their bikes to explore local caves. They crawled through the narrow tunnels in the dark to reach the center of the cave. When they turned to go home,...

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Smithsonian dinosaurs and other amazing creatures from deep time  by Blake Edgar

Smithsonian dinosaurs and other amazing creatures from deep time

Blake Edgar

Book

A fun, pocket-sized book presenting the remarkable dinosaurs and other creatures that roamed Earth billions of years ago.

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LEGO minifigure mayhem  by Beth Davies

LEGO minifigure mayhem

Beth Davies

Book

Full of facts, jokes and activities, this book is perfect for young LEGO fans who are beginning to develop a love of reading. Find out about some of the coolest and silliest LEGO minifigure characters with simple, entertaining text and fun fact files....

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LEGO amazing vehicles  by Rona Skene

LEGO amazing vehicles

Rona Skene

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Discover the world's most incredible things that go with specially commissioned LEGO models. Children will love learning about their favourite modes of transport, including airplanes, trains, boats, cars, and even futuristic and fantasy vehicles. LEGO...

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Science you can eat  by Stefan Gates

Science you can eat

Stefan Gates

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Discover the seriously impressive science that goes on every time you cook or eat. This children's book explores the science of food by asking questions you're hungry to know the answers to, and putting them to the test through fun experiments. Science...

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Super space  by Clive Gifford

Super space

Clive Gifford

Book

Bursting with fascinating facts and the latest breathtaking images, this space book for children brings the wonders of the Solar System to life. Find out about the never-ending storms on Jupiter. Learn about the towering volcanoes of Venus - all 1,600...

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Ask a scientist  by Robert M. L. Winston

Ask a scientist

Robert M. L. Winston

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This fun and friendly science book for kids poses 100 real-life questions from kids to Robert Winston on every aspect of science. Questions cover all the popular science topics, including human body- "Why do freckles come in dots on your face?"; physics-...

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Minecraft master builder  by Jake (Author of Minecraft novels) Turner

Minecraft master builder

Jake (Author of Minecraft novels) T...

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Travel through history and create your own amazing Minecraft masterpieces inspired by the most remarkable real-life buildings and inventions of all time! Ever dream of where you might go if you could time travel? Well, wonder no more, with this incre...

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Book of flight  by Gabrielle Balkan

Book of flight

Gabrielle Balkan

Book

A stunning world-records book of animal flight, by the author-and-illustrator team behind the bestselling Book of Bones! Meet ten fascinating flyers through a series of superlatives - and guess who's who while learning about airborne animals. From the...

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Eyes on dogs  by Maggie Fischer

Eyes on dogs

Maggie Fischer

Book

From the giant Great Dane to the tiny Chihuahua, Eyes On Dogs provides an up-close view of man's best friend. Which breed is nicknamed the "puffy-lion dog"? Why are greyhounds used as universal blood donors? Which breed is believed to be the world's ...

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Science lab  by Robert M. L. Winston

Science lab

Robert M. L. Winston

Book

"From building a bridge and crafting a catapult to making a marble run and creating a crane, Science Lab is packed with activities that young readers can do at home to explore, discover, and understand the way the world works."--Provided by publisher...

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The giant book of germs  by Lorna Hendry

The giant book of germs

Lorna Hendry

Book

"How many germs live on your hand? How do germs make you sick? Do the germs in your gut really keep you healthy? Discover many more surprising facts in The Giant Book of Germs!"--Provided by publisher.

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Marvel Studios visual dictionary  by Adam Bray

Marvel Studios visual dictionary

Adam Bray

Book

"Join Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Black Widow, and the Guardians of the Galaxy on a stunning journey through the Marvel Cinematic Universe! DK is bringing its expertise in creating beautiful illustrated non-fiction to this modern pop culture phe...

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An anthology of intriguing animals  by Ben Hoare

An anthology of intriguing animals

Ben Hoare

Book

"This is a children's animal encyclopedia with a twist. Alongside interesting facts are the stories and myths behind children's favourite animals as well as incredible pictures and stunning illustrations. Containing more than 100 species, this beautiful...

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Princess  by Naia Bray-Moffatt

Princess

Naia Bray-Moffatt

Book

This guide provides young fans with in depth information on all six of their favourite Disney princesses. Includes fascinating background information about each princess -- her hobbies, personality, friends, and enemies, and special moments from her ...

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Minecraft STEM challenge  by Anne Rooney

Minecraft STEM challenge

Anne Rooney

Book

"Build a bustling Minecraft metropolis and get to grips with STEM concepts (science, technology, engineering and maths) as you play! Using core STEM principles, this book will take you step-by-step through the process of designing and constructing your...

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Minecraft STEM challenge  by Anne Rooney

Minecraft STEM challenge

Anne Rooney

Book

"Read about STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) topics in the real world, then put your learning to use within the game, discovering the differences between real life and the Minecraft world. Using core STEM principles, this book will...

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LEGO friends character encyclopedia  by Catherine Saunders

LEGO friends character encyclopedia

Catherine Saunders

Book

A fan's reference to LEGO friends sets and mini-dolls profiles such favorites as Mia, Stephanie, and Andrea, revealing their likes and dislikes, cool outfits, pets, hobbies, vehicles, activities, and secrets.

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The frog book  by Steve Jenkins

The frog book

Steve Jenkins

Book

Nonfiction picture book explores the form, colour, pattern, and nature of frogs.

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Disney Pixar character encyclopedia  by Steve Bynghall

Disney Pixar character encyclopedia

Steve Bynghall

Book

A fun-packed guide to your favourite toys, cars, heroes, fish, monsters, and more. Do you know your Mike from your Mater? Or your Evelyn from your EVE? Dive into the wonderful world of Disney.Pixar with this colourful, fact-filled guide to your favourite...

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Destination: Moon  by Seymou Simon

Destination: Moon

Seymou Simon

Book

An out-of-this-world exploration of the 1969 Moon landing from children's science expert Seymour Simon! In July of 1969, NASA sent the Apollo 11 spacecraft to the Moon. Inside were three people: Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins. They went...

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The bigger picture  by Sophia Bennett

The bigger picture

Sophia Bennett

Book

A colourful and insightful introduction to the lives of the world's most renowned and inspirational artists. This informative book invites young readers to discover the creative practices of female artists who, over their careers, broke boundaries and...

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A book about whales  by Andrea Antinori

A book about whales

Andrea Antinori

Book

Acting as a first book of whales, A Book About Whales teaches young readers everything they need to know about the largest mammals on earth: how they have evolved over millions of years, what and how they eat, their migration patterns, and more! Andr...

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Volancoes  by Maria Gill

Volancoes

Maria Gill

Book

DK findout! Volcanoes teaches kids everything they would want to know about the explosive world of volcanoes. With beautiful photography, lively illustrations, and key curriculum information, the DK findout! series will satisfy any child who is eager...

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Solar system  by Sarah Cruddas

Solar system

Sarah Cruddas

Book

Explore the far edges of space with an out-of-this-world lift-the-flap book! Packed with stunning illustrations and fascinating facts about the planets, stars, comets and satellites that surround us. Lift the flaps on every page to discover more about...

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The bite of the mango  by Mariatu Kamara

The bite of the mango

Mariatu Kamara

Book

When Mariatu set out for a neighborhood village in Sierra Leone, she was kidnapped and tortured, and both of her hands cut off. She turned to begging to survive. This heart-rending memoir is a testament to her courage and resilience. Today she is a U...

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Toy story 4  by Ruth Amos

Toy story 4

Ruth Amos

Book

Introduces the toys and characters of the film Toy story 4 and provides some details of the plot.

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The race to space  by Clive Gifford

The race to space

Clive Gifford

Book

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

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Migrations

Migrations

Book

"As the world refugee crisis intensified, back in 2017 two teachers of Illustration at Worcester University had the idea of contacting illustrator friends around the world, asking them to draw and send an original postcard on the theme of Migration, to...

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Dreaming in code  by Emily Arnold McCully

Dreaming in code

Emily Arnold McCully

Book

Ada Byron Lovelace: British mathematician and the world's first computer programmer. But how did the daughter of the infamous romantic poet Lord Byron become one of the greatest minds of the nineteenth century? This fascinating biography takes us from...

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Hey there, Earth dweller!  by Marc ter Horst

Hey there, Earth dweller!

Marc ter Horst

Book

A fun, educational journey into everything a pre-teen would want to know about the planet we call home.

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Super Mario Bros. encyclopedia

Super Mario Bros. encyclopedia

Book

The Super Mario Encyclopedia is jam-packed with content from all seventeen Super Mario games and spans more than 30 years of the franchises history --from the original Super Mario Bros to Super Mario 3D World.

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A velocity of being

A velocity of being

Book

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

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Star Wars alien archive  by Katrina Pallant

Star Wars alien archive

Katrina Pallant

Book

Wookiees, wampas and Weequays; Biths, banthas and bogwings; porgs, puffer pigs and Pau'ans; this is the ultimate species guide for 'Star Wars' fans. This comprehensive collection will tell you all you need to know about the aliens of the galaxy. Deep...

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The world of the whale  by Smriti Prasadam-Halls

The world of the whale

Smriti Prasadam-Halls

Book

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

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Children's illustrated animal atlas  by Jamie (Author of nature books for children) Ambrose

Children's illustrated animal atlas

Jamie (Author of nature books for children)...

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An around-the-globe tour of animal habitats and locations provides information about more than six hundred creatures, from whales to termites.

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Mud, sweat and tears  by Bear Grylls

Mud, sweat and tears

Bear Grylls

Book

What would it be like to jump from an aeroplane or to climb the highest mountain in the world, to survive in extreme conditions or train for the SAS? Bear Grylls knows the answers. Read the amazing true life story of Bear, the world's most intrepid y...

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People  by Peter Spier

People

Peter Spier

Book

Emphasizes the differences among the four billion people on earth.

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