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Baby Zebra Rescue

Baby Zebra Rescue

Zoe loves living at Tanglewood Animal Park!

Every day Zoe takes care of the animals. She splashes with penguins, feeds the lemurs - she even sees baby zebra, Flash, being born. It's a dream come true.

Then Flash goes missing. Now Zoe has to find him, and soon! Where can that baby zebra be?

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Summertime and Somersaults

Summertime and Somersaults

Tara loves gym and spends every spare moment practising in her garden.

When she joins the Silverdale Gym Club, Tara's catapulted into their star team. But with so many new things to learn - like backflips, somersaults and handsprings, how will Tara ever catch up with her talented teammates?

With a foreword by Olympic medal winner Beth Tweddle.

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Friendships and Backflips

Friendships and Backflips

Tara has been entered for her first ever gym competition and she's desperate to win. But she's so busy learning the tricky routine that she doesn't have time for her best friends.

When they all fall out, Tara realizes that her friends are more special than any medal. Can she find a way to make up with them and follow her gym star dreams?

With a foreword by Olympic medal winner Beth Tweddle.

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Handsprings and Homework

Handsprings and Homework

Gym-mad Tara still can't believe she's part of the Silverdale Gym Club - and that she's through to a national competition!

But Tara's homework is starting to pile up and when her teachers notice that her schoolwork is sliding she's in big trouble... Can Tara finish all her work on time and win a gold medal?

With a foreword by Olympic medal winner Beth Tweddle.

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Look inside how computers work

Look inside how computers work

Just what goes on behind the screen, beneath the keyboard and inside the electronic ‘brain’ of a computer? This colourful book has 70 flaps to lift to uncover what happens when a computer is switched on, how coding works and the story of the first computers. A fun and informative introduction to a key UK curriculum topic.

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Sticker sports

Sticker sports

An action-packed sticker book full of athletes to dress for sporting events, including skiing, snowboarding, tennis, rugby, Grand Prix racing and more, with snippets of information about each sport. There are over 250 stickers of specialist sports clothing and equipment, from football boots and tennis whites to skiing helmets and racing cars.

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The Usborne outdoor book

The Usborne outdoor book

Inspiring ideas for discovering and exploring outdoors, whether that’s a city park, a beach, deep in the woods or even in a garden. Activities for all weathers include building a shelter, stargazing, marking a trail, catching crabs and listening for creatures at night. With tips for identifying wildlife and advice throughout on staying safe.

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The Olympic Games picture book

The Olympic Games picture book

When did the Olympic Games begin? Who are the greatest athletes? With dramatic photos of Usain Bolt, Jessica Ennis-Hill and more, this is the story of the world’s biggest multi-sport event, from Ancient Greece to present times. With internet links to selected websites, and index and contents pages. Produced with the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

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101 optical illusions

101 optical illusions

You’ll be amazed at the mind-boggling optical illusions in this book. From colourful spinning circles and baffling beach huts to wobbly lines that are actually completely straight, these illusions will astonish the whole family. Snippets of information explain what’s happening and how each illusion works. You won’t believe your eyes!

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Lift-the-flap questions and answers about time

Lift-the-flap questions and answers about time

This book answers all kinds of questions about time, from ‘When did time begin?’ to ‘How does a sundial work?’. Children can lift over 60 flaps to discover what, where, when, how, yes or no, and learn about the time on a clock, the months of the year and time zones around the world. Published in association with Royal Observatory Greenwich.

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Big picture book of London

Big picture book of London

A fabulous picture book packed with fascinating details about London’s most famous sights, from Buckingham Palace and The Tower of London to Trafalgar Square and the museums in Kensington. There are pages on London’s parks, transport and sporting events, and two stunning fold-out pages show all the bridges and landmarks along the River Thames.

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Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II

The Queen is one of the most famous women in the world. But what is she really like? This enthralling story of the life of Queen Elizabeth II is full of photographs and facts that capture the drama and grandeur of her reign as Britain’s longest-serving monarch, from her childhood during the Second World War and her coronation up to the present day.

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Henry VIII

Henry VIII

A lively and intriguing biography of Henry VIII, full of fascinating facts, famous paintings and photos of historical artefacts that bring history to life. Discover Henry’s life as a young prince at Tudor court, the religious conflicts of his reign, the fates of each of his six wives and his lasting legacy as one of England’s most famous kings.

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Ball gowns

Ball gowns

A glamorous sticker book all about the grand balls and beautiful ball gowns of bygone ages, with over 140 stickers to add. Dress the dolls in stunning outfits, from elaborate silk gowns at a masquerade ball in 18th century London to brocade designs at King Louis XIV’s French court and elegant costumes on the set of a Hollywood musical.

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See inside the world of Shakespeare

See inside the world of Shakespeare

Travel back 400 years to visit rowdy playhouses and royal palaces and discover Shakespeare’s tales of doomed princes and mischievous fairies causing trouble. With over 70 flaps to lift and lively illustrations, this book brings to life the world of Shakespeare and his best-loved works from Romeo and Juliet to A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

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Famous composers picture book

Famous composers picture book

Discover classical music through the ages, from the amazing instruments and epic concerts to the people who composed and performed it in this informative picture book. With over 100 illustrations and photographs of Brahms, Chopin, Mozart and more, plus QR links to listen to each composer’s music online and a contents and index for easy reference.

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Warships

Warships

When did the first fighting ships sail into battle? How fast can warships speed across the waves? What weapons do they carry? From ancient sea battles to World War Two battleships and modern stealth missions, this book is packed with fascinating information and comic-strip illustrations with a four-page fold-out illustration of a modern destroyer.

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Racing cars

Racing cars

How do racing cars go so fast? What’s it like in the driving seat? Can anyone become a racing car driver? Young readers can discover the secrets of speed and racing, from how an engine works to what happens at a pit-stop. With exciting photos and comic-strip illustrations, a fold-out map of an F1 track and internet links to find out more.

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Greek myths sticker book

Greek myths sticker book

See the Greek myths come to life with some of the most famous sculptures and paintings from throughout history. Discover the daring deeds of gods and heroes from Zeus to Achilles, meet the monsters they battled and learn about the challenges they faced. With 90 stickers to add, and recommended internet links to find out more about ancient Greece.

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First Encyclopedia of Space"With their ... accessible and thought-provoking storytelling and internet links to associated websites, there could be no better way to awaken an early and hopefully lifelong enthusiasm for the bard."
Press review of Macbeth

First Encyclopedia of Space"BRILLIANT! Packed with lots of information, great pictures and a good price. Will keep many a child quiet and give confidence to use the computer. Also a life saver when needed for homework topics!!"
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First Encyclopedia of Space"Excellent info inside. Even my dad wanted to read it! It has colourful content and it's just fab. I find the internet links great and I would recommend this book to anyone!"
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First Encyclopedia of Space"Excellent book. It includes sources, paintings, pictures - everything you could want to recreate the Victorian period.  The internet-linked sections are particularly good. Cannot praise this book enough!"
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