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Our Fascinating Facts category includes titles that children of all ages can really get their teeth into and enjoy whilst also filling up their brain with useful facts to help them better understand our amazing world.

This category will be refreshed regularly as we find what we think are the best of breed books across age ranges and interests but all of them in their own way will bring factual information vividly to life.  So whether you have a keen reader or a reluctant one, a toddler or a teenager there's something here for them to get their teeth into.  Highlights for youngsters include a brilliant lift-the-flap Atlas, a series called Henry's House, which is absolutely not to be missed, The Good Green Footprint and a wonderful non-fiction picture story book about Charles Darwin; for slightly older readers there are a range of titles supported by The Science Museum alongside two titles in the '100 Most' series featuring the most dangerous and most disgusting things on our planet and for late tween and teen titles there's a plethory of titles too including Al Gore's must read Young Adult version of his mega bestseller Our Choice.

 

 

 




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A First Book of Nature
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...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2014
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Bug Detective Amazing facts, myths and quirks of nature
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...
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Format: Mixed media product - Released: 11/04/2014
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World Search - Incredible Animals [Au/UK]
World Search - Incredible Animals [Au/UK]
Lonely Planet
Aimed at readers aged 5 and up, this fun series lets kids lift the flap on scenes from around the world to see what's happening inside. Over 40 sturdy, easy to lift flaps, as well as search-and-find activities, will keep...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 01/02/2014
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Wonderful Earth!
Wonderful Earth!
Nick Butterworth
Wonderful Earth is the story of the creation of this wonderful world in which we live. Terrifically interactive with pop-ups, split pages and peep holes it will give the reader aged 5 and above hours of entertainment on their own...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 11/03/2010
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What Mr Darwin Saw
What Mr Darwin Saw
Mick Manning, Brita Granstrom
This picture reference book provides an absolutely terrific insight into one of the world's most famous scientists and is a great introduction to youngsters of an important piece of history.  Darwin's adventure on the Beagle and his findings on the islands...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/04/2010
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Usborne Lift the Flap Picture Atlas
Usborne Lift the Flap Picture Atlas
Alex Frith, Kate Leake
Shortlisted for the 2010 Blue Peter 'Best Book with Facts' Award. An original, innovative and interactive atlas full of flaps to lift, revealing beautiful buildings, exotic animals and fabulous sights.  Divided into the separate continents, each double page is crammed with...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 27/02/2008
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The Icky, Sticky Snot and Blood Book
The Icky, Sticky Snot and Blood Book
Steve Alton
Disgustingly informative, this is a touchy, feely guide to some of the most disgusting things in life. Open the flap and find out about blood and bones, travel on a roller coaster ride around the fast flowing systems that control...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 06/08/2009
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The Good Green Footprint: Crafts to Help Save the Planet
The Good Green Footprint: Crafts to Help Save the Planet
Christina Goodings
You and your children can make your everyday world good and green with this fantastic craft book.  Using natural, leftover and recyclable materials, give your creative talents an eco-makeover.  A great way to instil upon young children the fragility of...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 19/02/2010
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Tail-end Charlie
Tail-end Charlie
Mick Manning, Brita Granstrom
Shortlisted for the 2010 Blue Peter 'Best Book with Facts' Award. Nominated for the Carnegie Medal 2010. As a boy, Mick Manning listened to his father's hair-raising tales about life as an RAF airgunner during the Second World War. Now, years...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 10/09/2009
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Space
Space
Rob Lloyd Jones
Winner of The Royal Society Young People's Book Prize 2013    What the Judges thought "A fantastically interactive book for younger children. Full of flaps to lift (and flaps under flaps) that reveal amazing facts about space!” And some comments from...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2012
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Print It!
Print It!
Traci Bunkers
We love this series of four books - Print It!, Draw It!, Paint It! and Make It! - under the Art Smart umbrella.  Each book is wonderfully inspirational with an incredibly clear 'how to' approach.  Children aged 5+ will have...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2012
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Outside in: A Lift the Flap Body Book
Outside in: A Lift the Flap Body Book
Clare Smallman
With clear, simple text for any child of 5 or 6+ and some terrific lift the flaps for children to see what's going on inside their body! Loads of information is well described and explained in this introduction to the...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 01/04/2010
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Make It!
Make It!
Melanie Grimshaw
We love this series of four books - Print It!, Draw It!, Paint It! and Make It! - under the Art Smart umbrella.  Each book is wonderfully inspirational with an incredibly clear 'how to' approach.  Children aged 5+ will have...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2012
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London A Three-dimensional Expanding City Skyline
London A Three-dimensional Expanding City Skyline
Sarah McMenemy
A brilliant gift package that is both beautiful and useful. Open out this concertina and some of the best sites in London - Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, the Houses of Parliament – pop up for you. Gorgeous illustrations bring out...
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Format: Novelty book - Released: 03/03/2011
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How We Make Stuff
How We Make Stuff
Christiane Dorian
Winner of The English Association 2013 Prize (Non-Fiction 7-11) Do you ever wonder where your clothes come from? Or how we make chocolate? This interactive guide is filled with pop ups, pull-tabs and booklets to explain exactly how we make stuff!...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 01/08/2012
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How the World Works
How the World Works
Christiane Dorion
Winner of the Royal Society Young People's Book Prize. Click here to see How the Weather Works by the same author. A fully interactive guide to different aspects of the workings of the world. The story of the water cycle pops up in...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 01/02/2010
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How the Weather Works
How the Weather Works
Christiane Dorion
When will it next snow? This hands-on guide with opening flaps and pop-ups gives masses of information about how different weather conditions come about. Where does rain come from? Why does the wind blow? What is a climate?  Answers to...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/2011
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Henry's House: Space
Henry's House: Space
Philip Ardagh
Henry’s house is full of very unexpected things. This time, the house is packed with all things Roman. There are gladiators, citizens, slaves and schoolboys. Find out all the details of how Romans lived their lives in this witty part...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/03/2010
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Henry's House: Romans
Henry's House: Romans
Philip Ardagh
  Meet Henry, an ordinary boy in an extraordinary house that’s jam-packed full of unexpected things. There's a gladiator in the basement and an arena in the garden. Step inside Henry's House and join Henry, his dog Mothball and a quirky...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/08/2010
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Henry's House: Knights and Castles
Henry's House: Knights and Castles
Philip Ardagh
Follow Henry as he tells you all about life in a castle.  Learn how to make a bow and arrow, why did knights have coats of arms?,  what life was like in the Great Hall as well as life down...
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Henry's House: Egyptians
Henry's House: Egyptians
Philip Ardagh
Go back in time with Henry, his dog Mothball and his friend Jaggers. Together the three of them find out all they can about how the Egyptians lived.  They meet the Pharaoh, learn about the Egyptian gods and goddesses and...
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Henry's House: Dinosaurs
Henry's House: Dinosaurs
Philip Ardagh
A great introduction for 5+ year olds to the well-known, and sometimes not so well- known, facts about dinosaurs. There are masses of facts about dinosaurs crammed into this attractively produced and entertainingly written information book.  Henry, his dog Mothball...
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Henry's House: Creepy-crawlies
Henry's House: Creepy-crawlies
Philip Ardagh
Fact finding Henry, Mothball the dog and Jaggers the caretaker are back for some more exploration in this introduction to every kind of bug from big hairy spiders to delicate silk-spinning silk worms. Entertainingly presented, there are loads of facts...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/08/2009
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Henry's House: Bodies
Henry's House: Bodies
Philip Ardagh
Masses of fascinating information is contained within this entertainingly written introduction (5+ year olds will love it) to how the body works. Henry is quite an ordinary little boy who likes finding things out. Helped by his dog Mothball and...
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Deadly Factbook: Mammals
Deadly Factbook: Mammals
Steve Backshall
A great book to dip in and out of, this holds amazing facts about some truly terrifying mammals – and some that are much less so, this book captures the details of some of the most deadly wild life around...
Featured in: 9+ readers | Fascinating Facts
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/06/2012
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Big Book of Big Bugs
Big Book of Big Bugs
Emily Bone
Love bugs or hate them, you'll love this...  It reveals the world's biggest bugs, including spiders bigger than a dinner plate, a stick insect longer than your arm, a beetle the same size as a rat, and moths and butterflies...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 01/07/2012
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Beyond the Page
Beyond the Page
Quentin Blake
Both a memoir and a treasury, this is the perfect book for adults this Christmas, particularly those who have an interest in children’s illustration and those who have or are still sharing Quentin Blake picture books with children or grandchildren.  Best-selling...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 15/11/2012
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A Roman Rescue (Charlie and Bandit Adventures)
A Roman Rescue (Charlie and Bandit Adventures)
Kelly Gerrard
A Lovereading4kids 'Great Read' you may have missed 2011 selection. New time travel series in appealing, witty, graphic novel format. Charlie follows his dog Bandit when he accidentally falls into a sinkhole transporting them to Ancient Rome. Searching for his dog...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/03/2011
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A Horrid Factbook: Horrid Henry's Bodies
A Horrid Factbook: Horrid Henry's Bodies
Francesca Simon
A Lovereading4kids 'Great Read' you may have missed 2011 selection. Horrid Henry fans will delight in their favourite bad boy’s book of disgusting facts. The way Horrid Henry looks at things, much about the body is pretty disgusting so, from ear...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/02/2011
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A Horrid Factbook: Dinosaurs (Horrid Henry)
A Horrid Factbook: Dinosaurs (Horrid Henry)
Francesca Simon
Horrid Henry is MAD about dinosaurs – although not always for very good reasons! Enjoy sharing his enthusiasm for the Tyranosaurus Rex or Velociraptor and the rest. Stuffed full of facts, this is a must have for all Horrid Henry...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 10/11/2011
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My Nature Sticker Activity Book: Woodland Animals
My Nature Sticker Activity Book: Woodland Animals

Children can colour in the animals and their homes, apply stickers of their food and footprints, and learn all about what the animals eat and how they bring up their young. And at the end, there's a fun quiz to...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2014
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My Nature Sticker Activity Book: At the Seaside
My Nature Sticker Activity Book: At the Seaside

The beautiful illustrations cover animals that kids will know well and some they may not, including crabs, jellyfish, starfish and seagulls. Children can colour in the creatures and their homes, apply stickers of their food and where they live, and...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2014
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