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How many times as parents are we asked How? Why? When? And Where? Questions? Help your kids to get to know more about the world around you with our Fascinating Facts category - The perfect way of cramming their heads full of facts without them even noticing.



Fascinating Facts for 5+ readers

How Much Does a Ladybird Weigh?
Alison Limentani
Alison Limentani's extraordinary picture book introduces children to a fascinating world of wildlife, weight, numbers, and comparisons in the most original way. Find out how much a ladybird weighs and did you know that five starlings weigh the same as... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2016
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Big Picture Thesaurus
Rosie Hore
February 2017 Fascinating Facts Book of the Month An essential reference book for young children filled with quirky images, and an abundance of adjectives and synonyms. A great resource that can be used for homework or for moments of creative... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/02/2017
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100 Most Feared Creatures
Anna Claybourne
August 2016 Book of the Month This book is definitely not for those of a nervous disposition! It features hundreds of different creatures from big cats and bears to the tiniest creatures. They all have one thing in common: they... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 21/07/2016
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What If a... Could a Monkey Waterski?
Camilla de la Bedoyere
Discover some amazing and unusual facts about monkeys in this imaginative book full of humorous scenarios that children can relate to. Using everyday activities as a comparison, children find out more about the lives of monkeys in the wild. Highly... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 22/02/2016
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Lift-the-Flap Questions and Answers About Our World
Katie Daynes
September 2015 Fascinating Facts Book of the Month Five of Kipling's honest serving-men are represented in this excellent book: on pages dedicated to What, Why, When, How and Where are questions to intrigue young children and, under cleverly shaped sturdy... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 01/09/2015
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Big Book of Science Things to Make and Do
Leonie Pratt
September 2015 Fascinating Facts Book of the Month This excellent book is full of fun activities for children that will not only keep them entertained for hours, but will also give them a really useful introduction to the world of... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2015
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Fun Science
Charlie McDonnell
YouTuber Charlie McDonnell is a science fan & brings his passion and flair to inspire young readers to love science. From space and the beginnings of the universe to how science is used at home & all around us, bright... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 20/10/2016
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One Thousand Things
Anna Kovecses
This new publishing imprint is leading the renaissance in non-fiction for children. Stylish illustrations combined with clever design and an innovative approach to subjects make for very desirable, appealing books. One Thousand Things is a visual encyclopedia for very young... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 05/03/2015
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1000 Things to Eat
Hannah Wood
There really are 1000 different foods in this book, attractively illustrated and laid out in colourful pages, inviting children to pore over them to spot foods they know, and those they don't. It's all here, from raw ingredients to cooked... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 01/03/2015
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Brain Factor Ages 3-4

Brain Factor is a colourful picture quiz with question cards that introduce children to the world around them. Questions feature number and pattern games, letter and blended sound recognition,... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 31/10/2014
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Look Inside How Computers Work
Alex Frith
With flaps to lift on every page and friendly little robots providing the explanations and information, this book will help anyone understand how computers work. It shows readers how much a part of our everyday life computers are, and takes... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 01/07/2016
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Children's Animal Atlas
Barbara Taylor
This is the perfect first atlas for young animal lovers. The colourful illustrated maps contain essential geographical information such as countries, principal mountains, rivers and lakes. The book is crammed with interactive fun, so that young readers can truly engage... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 15/09/2015
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World Food Alphabet
Chris Caldicott
May 2015 Picture Book of the Month One of the best ways to get to know another culture to your own is through its food. In his book photographer and founder of the World Food Café Chris Caldicott uses the... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/05/2015
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We are All Born Free The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Pictures
Amnesty International
An arrestingly original way of informing children of their human rights, We Are All Born Free depicts each of the 30 Articles of Universal Declaration of Human Rights in wonderful illustrations by thirty best known illustrators. Each of the important... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/03/2015
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Bug Detective Amazing facts, myths and quirks of nature
Maggie Li
April 2014 Book of the Month Search high and low to discover interesting facts, track down odd information and dispel myths about the insect world. This interactive illustrated approach to nature guides suitable for 5 years upwards is packed full of... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Mixed media product | Released 11/04/2014
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A Walk on the Wild Side
Louis Thomas
This animal guide book takes an unusual approach: it is presented in the form of a scrapbook completed by the author Louis Thomas as he travelled the world studying wildlife, and he and his friend Joe appear on lots of... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 08/09/2016
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The Amazing Dinosaur Detectives
Maggie Li
One of our Books of the Year 2016 | May 2016 Book of the Month Attractive, friendly illustrations and an interactive approach make this a fun introduction to dinosaurs. In the company of a group of ‘dinosaur detectives' readers can... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 14/04/2016
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A Journey Through: Space
Steve Parker
A good first introduction to space, this book provides answers to questions children often ask, such as how big is the universe and how many stars are there in the Milky Way? Starting with information on how to get... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 15/10/2015
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Brain Factor Ages 4-5

Brain Factor is a colourful picture quiz with question cards that introduce children to the world around them. Questions feature number and pattern games, letter and blended sound recognition,... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/11/2014
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Malala a Brave Girl from Pakistan / Iqbal a Brave Boy from Pakistan
Jeanette Winter
Meet two brave young heroes of Pakistan, Malala and Iqbal, each unafraid to speak out, each a victim of unspeakable violence, each an inspiration to the world as they stood up for the right to freedom and education. This non-fiction... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 23/04/2015
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The Great Big Green Book
Mary Hoffman
This is the third in the excellent Great Big Books series, following on from The Great Big Book of Families and The Great Big Book of Feelings, and can there be a more important issue for young people... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/03/2015
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Creaturepedia
Adrienne Barman
One of our Books of the Year 2015 - March 2015 Book of the Month - Chosen as one of the Top Ten Best New Books for Children 2015 by Andrea Reece Beautifully illustrated, this is an original and entertaining... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 05/03/2015
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Children's Activity Atlas
Jenny Slater
Children's Activity Atlas is the perfect first atlas. It not only contains essential geographical information such as countries or states, capital cities, principal mountains, rivers and lakes, it is also crammed with interactive fun including 100s of stickers and some... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 29/09/2014
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My Big Barefoot Book of Wonderful Words
Sophie Fatus
One of our Books of the Year 2014 A feast of words for every kind of situation is spread across the beautiful pages of this book. The words that are included come from the story of a family's everyday life.... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2014
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A First Book of Nature
Nicola Davies
Winner of the IBW Children's Picture Book Award 2014 A beautiful book which brings nature to life in words and pictures. Nicola Davies interweaves fact and fiction as she brings each season into focus. She celebrates new growth and the... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/04/2014
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World Search - Incredible Animals [Au/UK]
Lonely Planet
Don your camouflage gear and head into the wilderness to catch sight of the most intriguing creatures on Earth. Travel all across the globe - from the freezing Antarctic where you'll spot penguins and seals to the sizzling Serengeti where... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/02/2014
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Brain Factor Ages 5-6

Brain Factor is a colourful picture quiz with question cards that introduce children to the world around them. Questions feature number and pattern games, letter and blended sound recognition,... Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/11/2014
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My Nature Sticker Activity Book: Woodland Animals

This delightful nature sticker and activity book about woodland animals will give hours of fun to children aged 5 upwards. It covers creatures that kids will be familiar with, as well as some they may not, including squirrels, badgers, hedgehogs,... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/04/2014
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Fascinating Facts for 7+ readers

My Nature Sticker Activity Book: At the Seaside

This delightful nature sticker and activity book on the seaside will give hours of fun to all children aged 5 upwards. Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/04/2014
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100 Most: Unexplained Mysteries on the Planet
Anna Claybourne
Think 21st century humans have explained pretty much everything there is to explain? Think again! As this book demonstrates, there's still a huge amount of stuff we simply don't understand. It takes 100 mind-boggling puzzles – mysterious ancient monuments, haunted... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 19/01/2017
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It Starts with a Seed
Laura Knowles
The life cycle of a tree is beautifully described in this outstanding book. A narrative poem alongside exquisite illustrations describes all the different stages, from the moment a sycamore seed falls onto the earth, to its growth from seedling to... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 21/09/2016
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Day of the Dinosaurs
Steve Brusatte
Visually alive, original and information rich, this handsome book will fascinate budding young palaeontologists. It speaks directly to the reader, placing them in the heart of the action, ‘As you travel through the Triassic landscape you notice it's dry and... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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88 and 1/2 Science Experiments
Nick Arnold
Doing exactly what it says on the tin, Nick Arnold's book presents children with 88 different scientific challenges spread across brightly coloured, busy pages and grouped according to nine different themes, including air experiments, energy and sound experiments, body experiments... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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100 Most Awesome Things on the Planet
Anna Claybourne
The world we live in is truly amazing, and across its continents, oceans and skies are all kinds of fabulous places and astounding sights. Almost 100 of them are described in the bright, information-filled pages of this book. Natural wonders... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 21/08/2016
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Cool Mythology
Malcolm Croft
Stories, gods, heroes and villains from the world's great mythologies are all featured in this compact and appealing information book. It is therefore filled with great stories, some familiar, others less so, but it also compares the different myths, examining... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 11/08/2016
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Eat Your Greens, Reds, Yellows and Purples

A guide to delicious and nutritious vegetarian food for kids. This book includes 25 vegetarian recipes for kids including soup, salad and stir-fry as well as treats such as a muffin, cheesecake and cupcake. It enables you to learn about... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/04/2016
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Atlas of Britain Picture Book
Fiona Patchett, Stephanie Turnbull
A fact-filled book showing the most famous and interesting sights in Britain and Northern Ireland, and maps to stick them on. Each double page shows a region with key geographic and historic features, towns and fun places to visit. Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2015
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The Amazing Human Body Detectives Amazing Facts, Myths and Quirks of the Human Body
Maggie Li
June 2015 Fascinating Facts Book of the Month This fact-packed guide to the human body will encourage children to think more about how their body works. It starts with a maze, a good way of demonstrating that the book is... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 11/06/2015
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You Do the Maths: Design a Skyscraper
Hilary Koll, Steve Mills
For lovers and haters of Maths the You Do the Maths series of four books will ensure that haters dislike maths less once they've got involved in solving problems in a range of exciting activities and from everyday life. There... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 18/05/2015
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You Do the Maths: Launch a Rocket into Space
Hilary Koll, Steve Mills
One of four new titles which uses maths to help solve problems in a range of exciting activities and helps show how useful maths is in everyday life. There are answers at the back and a glossary explains clearly what... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 18/05/2015
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Hard Nuts of History: Kings and Queens
Tracey Turner
May 2015 Fascinating Facts Book of the Month What a great, fun way to get a young mind enthused in history. Read all about history's toughest kings and queens. Who were the most ruthless, brave, fearless and intrepid monarchs from... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/05/2015
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Beautiful Beasts
Camilla de la Bedoyere
Large and extremely handsome, this book brings together a host of extraordinary creatures, past and present, on beautifully illustrated double page spreads. Prehistoric monsters share pages with their modern descendants, grouped under intriguing headings: Strange Spikes for example features a... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 15/04/2015
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Dreams of Freedom
Amnesty International
Shortlisted for the English Picture Book Award 2016 Powerful and moving, this collection of some of the most famous quotes about freedom including the words of Aung San Suu Kyi and Nelson Mandela make thoughtful statements about the global fight... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 05/03/2015
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Children's Dinosaur and Prehistorical Animal Encyclopedia A Comprehensive Look at the Prehistoric World with Hundreds of Superb Illustrations
Douglas Palmer
A book to treasure, this is an in-depth look at the creatures of the pre-historic world with stunning, carefully drawn illustrations capturing the details of how they would have looked. Much of the geology and biology of the planet from... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 18/08/2014
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Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World
Kate Pankhurst
It's impossible not to be inspired by this picture book and the great women featured in it: their stories are told across bright spreads, which are enticing to look at, and packed with information all presented in a way that... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 08/09/2016
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The Bumper Book of London Everything You Need to Know About London and More...
Becky Jones, Clare Lewis
A fact-packed introduction to all aspects of London. There is a wealth of well-expressed information about history, geography, culture, animals, food and much, much more. Everything is clearly introduced which makes browsing easy. Additionally, there's an excellent index for looking... Featured in: 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/07/2015
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Vicious Vikings
Terry Deary, Martin Brown
All the foul facts about the Vicious Vikings are ready to uncover, including including Viking Gods in wedding dresses, corpses on trial and Death by booby-trapped statues. These bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/02/2016
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Groovy Greeks
Terry Deary, Martin Brown
Refreshed with a fantastic new design for 2016, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans. Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/02/2016
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Where's Will: Find Shakespeare Hidden in His Plays
Anna Claybourne
With Shakespeare in the spotlight, this book finds an unusual and effective way to spark children's interest in his plays. It retells ten of the most popular in cartoon strip, each accompanied by a brief synopsis of the action. A... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2015
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The What on Earth? Wallbook Timeline of Nature
Christopher Lloyd, Patrick Skipworth
November 2015 Book of the Month The most innovative approach to non-fiction since Horrible Histories, the What On Earth Wallbooks present information in a way guaranteed to inspire children's curiosity and to stimulate real enthusiasm for learning. Each one contains... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | 13+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 20/10/2015
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Stuff You Should Know
John Farndon, Rob Beattie
We take so much for granted these days – we flick a switch and a light comes on, push bread into a toaster and it pops up toasted, flush the loo without thinking about what's happening in the tank, let... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/10/2015
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The Wonder Garden
Jenny Broom
Winner of the English Association 4-11 Picture Book Awards 2016 - Non-Fiction 7-11 category | Longlisted for the inaugural Klaus Flugge Prize, an important new illustration prize for children's books | One of our Books of the Year 2015 New from... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 03/09/2015
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Brain Factor Ages 6-7

Brain Factor are a new series of picture quizzes that introduce children to the world around them. The unique fan design allows you to read a question and then simply slide out the next card to see the answer. Brain... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/11/2014
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The Story of Life A First Book About Evolution
Catherine Barr, Steve Williams
Shortlisted for the English Picture Book Award 2016 This is an exciting and dramatic story simply told in words and pictures about how life began and developed on Planet Earth, written especially for younger children. How the first living cell... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 05/03/2015
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Lift-the-Flap General Knowledge
Alex Frith, James Maclaine
January 2015 Factual Book of the Month Children love collecting fascinating facts and this lift-the-flap book is packed full of them. From Living Things, Science and The World, to Entertainment, When did it Happen? and a Treasure Trove spread and... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 01/01/2015
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The Story of Scotland Inspired by the Great Tapestry of Scotland
Allan Burnett
Stitching the history of Scotland is a wonderful project which shows scenes from the formation of Scotland when the mountainous land first took shape right up to the present day which is represented by the sporting hero – Andy Murray!... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/07/2014
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The Ultimate Survival Guide for Kids

One of our Books of the Year 2014 - June 2014 Fascinating Facts Book of the Month Adventurous kids, both boys and girls, will love to read about how to face a number of extreme dangers, whether the're animal dangers... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 09/06/2014
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50 Football Skills

A handy pocket-sized paperback book packed with skills and tricks to improve technique on the pitch. Covers all areas of playing the 'beautiful game', from the basics of attacking and defending to the complexities of making a perfect corner kick... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/05/2014
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World Search - Amazing Jobs [Au/UK]
Lonely Planet
Bring a case of different outfits because you're filling some incredible shoes on a work trip. Fancy riding high in the saddle with a group of gauchos in Argentina? Or strapping on your rollerblades and zooming through the streets of... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/02/2014
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World Search - Busy Places [Au/UK]
Lonely Planet
Pack your passport and travel to the busiest places on the planet to sightsee amongst iconic buildings and streets. Jet off to bustling airports, marvellous markets, chic cafes and much more. From London's Heathrow Airport to Times Square in New... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/02/2014
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House of Horrors
Nick Arnold
Winner of the Best Book with Facts in the 2013 Blue Peter Book Awards. House of Horrors dishes the dirt on the secret life of dust mites and parasitic pet poo. Features innovative cover features a pouch of squishy realistic-looking... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/01/1970
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Fascinating Facts for 9+ readers

How Machines Work
David Macaulay
Winner of the £10,000 Royal Society's Young People's Book Prize 2016, which champions the best science books for under-14s. Macaulay, who was announced as the winner at a ceremony in Cardif, was selected by a panel of child judges... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/10/2015
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Super Skills: How to Create Animation in 10 Easy Lessons
William Bishop-Stephens
September 2016 Fascinating Facts Book of the Month Anything you can imagine, you can animate says this stimulating book, and it explains clearly and simply the ten key skills readers need to become expert animators, starting with flipbook loops and... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 21/08/2016
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50 Things You Should Know About Space
Raman Prinja
The Universe is huge – it stretches further than we could ever imagine or explore, and contains everything in space, from super stars to galaxies to tiny pieces of dust. Packed with facts, diagrams, infographics and photos, this is the... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 24/06/2016
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Cool Astronomy 50 Fantastic Facts for Kids of All Ages
Malcolm Croft
With Cool Astronomy, you'll discover everything you need to know about the universe, from asteroids to the zenith point ...and almost everything in between! Learn amazing space-related tricks such as how to watch a solar eclipse safely and mapping stars... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/08/2014
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By the Numbers 230.333 Cool Stats and Figures
National Geographic Kids
November 2015 Fascinating Facts Book of the Month Numbers are like magic keys to the world's most exciting things, says Jer Thorp, one of a number of cool people working in maths and numbers interviewed for By the Numbers. That's... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/11/2015
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Science Encyclopedia
Kirsteen Robson
This is a superb reference book, likely to encourage much happy browsing as well as to provide solid information to support school work. Divided into themed sections such a materials; energy, forces and motion; Earth and Space; and the human... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2015
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Reader ReviewedThe Usborne Official Astronaut's Handbook
Louie Stowell
One of our Books of the Year 2015 - This book, with a Foreword by Tim Peake who in December 2015 became the first British astronaut to go to the International Space station, should go to the top of any... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/01/2015
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100 Things to Know About Science

Science is a huge topic, but this friendly book breaks it down into bite-sized chunks, making it an accessible introduction for anyone who wants to find out about this fascinating subject. Highly illustrated, in a pictorial, 'infographics' style, with snippets... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/05/2015
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A World of Information
Richard Platt
December 2016 Fascintating Facts Book of the Month A visually stunning collection of facts and figures for all the family to enjoy. Do you know how many bones there are in the human body or how clouds form? Or about... Featured in: 7+ readers | 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 03/11/2016
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The What on Earth? Wallbook Timeline of Big History
Christopher Lloyd
November 2015 Book of the Month If you want to know what was happening on Earth any time in the last four billion years, then you couldn't do better than opening out the Wallbook Timeline of Big History. Each one... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers | 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 20/10/2015
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Reader ReviewedNational Theatre: All About Theatre
National Theatre
One of our Books of the Year 2015 - Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Year 2015 - November 2015 Book of the Month Bravo for this brilliant and inspiring book! It takes lots of different people with lots of... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/10/2015
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50 Things You Should Know About the Human Body
Angela Royston
Packed with facts, diagrams, info-graphics and photos, this is the perfect introduction to the amazing human body. The many parts of the body form a network of systems that work together to keep you alive and active. The mechanics of... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/10/2015
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50 Things You Should Know About: Prehistory
Clare Hibbert
Packed with facts and fascinating snippets of prehistoric life. Easy-to-understand text with great photographs and illustrations bring the exciting past vividly to life. It's the perfect introduction to Prehistoric Britain! Find out what happened in Britain over 2.5 million years... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/10/2015
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The Story of Science
Anna Claybourne
August 2015 Fascinating Facts Book of the Month There's a huge amount of information in this slim volume, gathered under headings such as Planet Earth, Physics, Numbers and Counting and Prehistoric Finds. It's presented in a way that is sure... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/08/2015
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Reader ReviewedDanger is Everywhere: A Handbook for Avoiding Danger
David O'Doherty
August 2014 Book of the Month This book lets you know exactly how to avoid all sorts of dangers of the most unlikely kind. It is a brilliantly funny handbook that will have boys and girls with enquiring minds completely... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/08/2014
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Does My Goldfish Know Who I am? And Hundreds More Big Questions from Little People Answered by Experts
Gemma Elwin Harris, Alexander Armstrong, Sir David Attenborough, Brian Cox
Children have a knack of asking great questions which we as parents often can't answer. Big Questions such as: Why is the sea salty? How far away is space? Why did dinosaurs go extinct and not other animals? What is... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 03/10/2013
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Cool Maths 50 Fantastic Facts for Kids of All Ages
Tracie Young, Katie Hewett
Subtitled 50 fantastic facts for kids of all ages and is an attempt to convince non-Mathematicians that Maths can be exciting, great brain exercise and even – Fun. Cool Maths aims to show you how Maths is the mainstay of... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 03/10/2013
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Predators
Steve Backshall
The ultimate full colour gift book featuring BAFTA-nominated Steve Backshall's encounters with the world's deadliest predators and packed with fasinating facts, killer stats and stunning photographs. Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 28/02/2013
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Fascinating Facts for 11+ readers

Fantastic Mr Dahl
Michael Rosen
Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Awards 2013 - Best Book with Facts Michael's voice is pitch-perfect for young readers - yes, it's a fact book, and will be used in classrooms to support any Dahl reading, but Michael's own... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/09/2012
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Survivors
David Long
Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award 2017 - Best Books with Facts In a nutshell: jaw-dropping true stories; survival against the odds | Proof that true stories can be every bit as remarkable as the most fantastic fiction, David... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 20/10/2016
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This is Not a Science Book
Clive Gifford
There's a lot more to science than lab coats, test tubes and text books as this stimulating interactive activity book demonstrates. All you need is a pen or pencil to try out the more than 30 different projects contained within... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2016
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The What on Earth? Wallbook Timeline of Science & Engineering
Christopher Lloyd, Patrick Skipworth
The story of human invention and engineering began at least 10,000 years ago in the stone age and has continued non-stop ever since with each discovery leading to new developments in our understanding. The Wallbook Timeline of Science and Engineering... Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers | 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 20/10/2015
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Why Can't I Tickle Myself?
Gemma Elwin Harris, Bear Grylls, Miranda Hart, Sir David Attenborough
Children have a knack of asking great, but challenging, questions: How far away is space? Why can't I tickle myself? What makes me? But how are we supposed to answer them? Imagine if we could turn to a leading expert... Featured in: 11+ readers | 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/10/2013
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The Artistic Ape Three Million Years of Art
Desmond Morris
Filled with stunning photos of key art objects spanning the timeline of three million years, The Artistic Ape offers a unique perspective and expert insight into two universal subjects: art and anthropology. Desmond Morris (author of course of the hugely... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 03/10/2013
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Discover the Awesome World
Amanda Askew
The bold, dynamic design approach draws in the reader and provides a visual WOW factor – fun for all the family. Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 31/07/2012
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The Hobbit Companion
David Day
For Hobbit fans everywhere both young and old, The Hobbit Companion is an absolute treat that's not to be missed. Exploring the brilliant web of verbal hocus-pocus that J.R.R. Tolkien delightedly spun in The Hobbit and The Lord of the... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 18/10/2012
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Oxford International Students Atlas
Patrick Wiegand
11+ (Year 7+, KS 3+). New 2012 Edition. Build global understanding with this engaging atlas, now updated and even better. This clear, accessible resource covers key curriculum themes to support your teaching and help students prepare for exams. Written with... Featured in: 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 16/07/2012
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Charles Dickens A Life of Storytelling; a Legacy of Change

This is an absolutely terrific book that just goes to show that Dickens isn't just for grown-ups or teenagers. This one is guaranteed to engage young readers – even those as young as 8 or 9 – and bring about... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/11/2011
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Maths
Dan Green
With its lively, creative approach, this is a unique and highly memorable one-stop guide to the building blocks of mathematics. Meet bubbly Zero, who can dissolve you to nothing; all-action Units, who just love to measure; greedy-guts Multiply, a big... Featured in: 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 19/07/2010
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Chemistry
Dan Green
Discover the secrets of chemistry, and learn about the properties of matter and the ways in which they interact, combine and change. Chemistry is a compelling guide to a community of characters who make up everything around us. Featured in: 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 19/07/2010
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Nature's Playground Activities, Crafts and Games to Encourage Your Children to Enjoy the Great Outdoors
Fiona Danks, Jo Schofield
This book is packed to the brim with great games, crafts and adventures, encouraging children and their families, carers and teachers to get into the great outdoors. Whether you live in the city or village, whether you are a parent... Featured in: For Parents | 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/03/2006
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Make it Wild! 101 Things to Make and Do Outdoors
Fiona Danks, Jo Schofield
A terrific book to lure kids away from their computers and to go outside to discover the natural world around us. It's packed with ideas for creative activities using natural materials to make things. Aimed more at the parent than... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/05/2010
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Go Wild! 101 Things to Do Outdoors Before You Grow Up
Fiona Danks, Jo Schofield
Great title and this book does exactly what it says – Go Wild outdoors before you grow up! There are so many activities within the pages to tempt young people outside and to undertake a range of outdoor adventures. Whether... Featured in: For Parents | 11+ readers | 13+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 09/04/2009
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The Life and Times of William Shakespeare
Ari Berk
A wonderfully compelling story of Elizabethan London through the eyes of Shakespeare who will take you around the streets of London and introduce you to all sorts of areas of his life within a historical context. This beautifully produced book... Featured in: 11+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/04/2010
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Oxford School Dictionary of Word Origins
John Ayto
A fun and informative dictionary on the origins of words. Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 02/05/2013
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Chronologica The Incredible Years That Defined History
Whitaker's Almanack
Written and compiled by the team behind Whitaker's Almanack, Chronologica provides a eye-opening tour through over 2500 years of world history, starting in 753BC with the founding of Rome, and finishing in 1989 with the Tiananmen Square riots, the fall... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 17/11/2016
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Destination: Space
Christoph Englert
Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award 2017 - Best Books with Facts | September 2016 Fascinating Facts Book of the Month Astrophysicist and illustrator, both leaders in their field, here work together to give children a revealing and eye-opening... Featured in: 7+ readers | 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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The What on Earth? Wallbook Timeline of Sport
Christopher Lloyd, Patrick Skipworth
Ernest Hemingway might have said there are only three real sports – motor racing, bull-fighting and mountaineering – but even he might have been forced to reconsider had he been presented with The Wallbook Timeline of Sport. This unique history... Featured in: 7+ readers | 11+ readers | 13+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 20/10/2015
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Reader ReviewedThe Third Chimpanzee On the Evolution and Future of the Human Animal - for Young People
Jared Diamond
Simply and clearly told but not in the slightest simplistic, this intriguing book looks at the third chimpanzee (us…humans) and makes you really think about how we came to exist and what we are doing to ensure our existence continues.... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Hardback | Released 04/09/2014
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Factfeed
Penny Arlon
Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award 2016 - Best Book with Facts FactFeed is full of amazing facts, some which will genuinely change the way you see the world. It's divided into three different sections: the natural world; science and... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/11/2015
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Blame My Brain: The Amazing Teenage Brain Revealed
Nicola Morgan
Teenagers and their parents will find much to fascinate them in this updated edition of Nicola Morgan's skilful, non-scientists explanation of the complex and specific science that makes teenagehood such a specific period of growing up. New research has revealed... Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/05/2013
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