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Fascinating Facts for 5+ readers

Creaturepedia
Adrienne Barman
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 introduction to the curious facts about 600 iconic and... Featured in: 5+ readers | Books of the Month | Fascinating Facts
Format: Hardback | Released 05/03/2015
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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 | Fascinating Facts
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 | Fascinating Facts | 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 | Summer Reading/Activity | Fascinating Facts
Format: Paperback | Released 00/11/2014
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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 | Books of the Month | Fascinating Facts | 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 | Fascinating Facts | 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 | Out and About | Books of the Month | Fascinating Facts | 7+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Mixed media product | Released 11/04/2014
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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 | Summer Reading/Activity | Fascinating Facts
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 | Fascinating Facts | 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 | Fascinating Facts | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/03/2015
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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 | Christmas Books 2014 | Fascinating Facts
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 | Books of the Year 2014 | Christmas Books 2014 | Fascinating Facts | Schools
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 | Out and About | All Shortlists and Winners | | Fascinating Facts | 5+ readers | Schools | Signed First Editions
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 | Fascinating Facts
Format: Hardback | Released 01/02/2014
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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... Featured in: 7+ readers | Fascinating Facts | 5+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2012
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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... Featured in: 5+ readers | Fascinating Facts | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 11/03/2010
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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. ... Featured in: 5+ readers | Christmas 2012 | Fascinating Facts | 7+ readers | Quentin Blake Special Feature
Format: Hardback | Released 15/11/2012
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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... Featured in: 5+ readers | Art and Artists | Series of the Month Non-Fiction | Fascinating Facts | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/10/2012
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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... Featured in: 5+ readers | Art and Artists | Series of the Month Non-Fiction | Fascinating Facts | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/10/2012
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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... Featured in: 5+ readers | All Shortlists and Winners | Christmas 2012 | Fascinating Facts | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/08/2012
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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... Featured in: 3+ readers | Summer Reading 2012 | Christmas 2012 | Fascinating Facts | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/07/2012
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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... Featured in: 5+ readers | Sport, Sport | Fascinating Facts
Format: Novelty book | Released 03/03/2011
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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... Featured in: 5+ readers | Fascinating Facts | 2011 Great Reads | Horrid Henry 20th Anniversary
Format: Paperback | Released 03/02/2011
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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... Featured in: 5+ readers | Books of the Month | Fascinating Facts | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/01/2011
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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... Featured in: 5+ readers | Fascinating Facts
Format: Paperback | Released 01/03/2010
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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... Featured in: 5+ readers | Bath Children's Book Festival | Fascinating Facts
Format: Paperback | Released 02/08/2010
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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... Featured in: 5+ readers | Fascinating Facts
Format: Paperback | Released 01/03/2010
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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... Featured in: 5+ readers | Books of the Month | Christmas Books | Fascinating Facts | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/04/2010
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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... Featured in: 5+ readers | Fascinating Facts
Format: Paperback | Released 01/04/2010
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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... Featured in: 5+ readers | All Shortlists and Winners | Fascinating Facts | 7+ readers | Green Reads | Schools
Format: Hardback | Released 01/02/2010
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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... Featured in: 5+ readers | Fascinating Facts | 7+ readers | Green Reads
Format: Paperback | Released 19/02/2010
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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... Featured in: 5+ readers | All Shortlists and Winners | Fascinating Facts
Format: Hardback | Released 27/02/2008
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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... Featured in: 5+ readers | Fascinating Facts | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 06/08/2009
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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... Featured in: 5+ readers | Fascinating Facts
Format: Paperback | Released 03/08/2009
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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... Featured in: 5+ readers | Fascinating Facts
Format: Paperback | Released 03/08/2009
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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... Featured in: 5+ readers | Books of the Year 2009 | Fascinating Facts | Summer Reads 2009
Format: Paperback | Released 03/08/2009
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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... Featured in: 5+ readers | Books of the Month | Fascinating Facts
Format: Paperback | Released 03/08/2009
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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 | Summer Reading/Activity | Fascinating Facts
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 | Fascinating Facts
Format: Paperback | Released 03/04/2014
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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 | Fascinating Facts
Format: Paperback | Released 03/04/2014
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Fascinating Facts for 7+ readers

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 | Books of the Month | Fascinating Facts | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 11/06/2015
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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 | Summer Reading/Activity | Fascinating Facts | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/11/2014
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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 | Fascinating Facts | 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 | Fascinating Facts | 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 | Books of the Month | Fascinating Facts | 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 | Fascinating Facts | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 15/04/2015
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Dreams of Freedom
Amnesty International
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 for human rights. Illustrators including Chris Riddell, Oliver... Featured in: 7+ readers | Fascinating Facts | 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 | Christmas Books 2014 | Fascinating Facts | 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 18/08/2014
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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 | Fascinating Facts | 5+ readers | World Cup 2014 | Reluctant Readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/05/2014
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The Story of Life A First Book About Evolution
Catherine Barr, Steve Williams
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 was created, how the cells multiplied, created simple... Featured in: 7+ readers | Fascinating Facts | 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 | Books of the Month | Fascinating Facts | 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 | Fascinating Facts | 9+ readers | Scottish Tales
Format: Paperback | Released 01/08/2014
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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 | Out and About | Books of the Month | Books of the Year 2014 | | Christmas Books 2014 | Fascinating Facts | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 09/06/2014
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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 | Fascinating Facts
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 | Fascinating Facts
Format: Hardback | Released 01/02/2014
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The Bumper Book of Nature
Stephen Moss
This is the book that will get you and your child out of the house (away from the computer games and the TV) and into the great outdoors seeking out all sorts of exciting things to do during Spring and... Featured in: 7+ readers | Out and About | Fascinating Facts | 5+ readers | 9+ readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 03/06/2010
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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 | Fascinating Facts
Format: Hardback | Released 06/09/2012
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Paint It!
Kathy M. Durkin
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... Featured in: 7+ readers | Art and Artists | Series of the Month Non-Fiction | Fascinating Facts | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/10/2012
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Draw It!
Wendy Walker
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... Featured in: 7+ readers | Art and Artists | Series of the Month Non-Fiction | Fascinating Facts | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/10/2012
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Incredible Edibles
Stefan Gates
Grit your teeth and hold onto your stomach! There are some revolting recipes in this fascinating and surprising cook book. My favourite trick is cooking an egg on a piece of paper, over the flame of a Bunsen burner, but... Featured in: 7+ readers | Fascinating Facts | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 14/09/2012
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Tony Robinson's Weird World of Wonders! Egyptians
Tony Robinson
Step back in time to the amazing world of the Egpytians and find the answers to all the questions you ever wanted to ask. Tony Robinson is brilliant at explaining the past by telling hilarious stories about the disgusting and... Featured in: 7+ readers | Fascinating Facts
Format: Paperback | Released 26/04/2012
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Tony Robinson's Weird World of Wonders! Romans
Tony Robinson
Adopting the same technique as he employs in Weird World of Wonders: Egyptians Tony Robinson brings the magnificent Roman world alive. From the famous story of the twins Romulus and Remus, who founded the city after having been brought... Featured in: 7+ readers | Fascinating Facts
Format: Paperback | Released 26/04/2012
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Look Inside : Sports
Rob Lloyd Jones
This is a great fun flap book packed with interesting information about popular sports, particularly those taking place at the 2012 Olympics. Each scene has several flaps to lift to find out even more about the sport - such as... Featured in: 7+ readers | Sport, Sport | Fascinating Facts
Format: Hardback | Released 01/05/2012
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The Stick Book : Loads of Things You Can Make or Do with a Stick
Fiona Danks, Jo Schofield
This is a wonderfully inspiring book for the great outdoors or indoors for that matter. The authors offer masses of suggestions for things to do with a stick, in the way of adventures and bushcraft, creative and imaginative play, games,... Featured in: 7+ readers | Out and About | Fascinating Facts | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/03/2012
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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 | Out and About | Fascinating Facts
Format: Paperback | Released 07/04/2012
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Titanic : Disaster at Sea
Martin Jenkins
This fascinating book traces Titanic's history from blueprint to ocean dream and uncovers the factors that led to her tragic end. With technical diagrams, maps, passenger profiles and a timeline of the unfolding events, this 100th anniversary edition is a... Featured in: 7+ readers | Fascinating Facts
Format: Hardback | Released 01/03/2012
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100 People Who Made History

This top 100 comes from all over the world, taking in all types of people. From past and present including favourites such as Aristotle and Facebook's Mark Zuckberg. Packed with engaging graphics and plenty of unusual facts, each profile describes... Featured in: 7+ readers | Fascinating Facts | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/02/2012
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A Horrid Factbook: Horrid Henry Sports
Francesca Simon
Packed with freaky facts and random trivia, this is the perfect guide to everything you ever wanted to know (and lots of things you might never have wanted to know) about the world of sport - Horrid Henry style! Featured in: 7+ readers | Sport, Sport | Fascinating Facts | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 08/05/2014
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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... Featured in: 5+ readers | Books of the Month | Fascinating Facts | 7+ readers | Horrid Henry 20th Anniversary
Format: Paperback | Released 10/11/2011
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On Your Farts, Get Set, Go!
Mitchell Symons
Award-winning Mitchell Symons includes as much that is unlikely as likely in this bumper, fact-packed book. So, whether you want to remind yourself of who was BBC Sports Personality of the Year from 1957 onwards or answer the unusual question,... Featured in: 7+ readers | Fascinating Facts | 9+ readers | eBooks
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2011
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Do Igloos Have Loos?
Mitchell Symons
Winner of the Blue Peter Book Award 2011: Best Book with Facts Answers everywhere to questions you might never have thought of asking…Why does toast always fall butterside down? Why does sand come in different colours? Are grasshoppers and... Featured in: 7+ readers | Fascinating Facts | 9+ readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2011
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That's So Gross!: Human Body
Mitchell Symons
Loads of facts about every part of the body are crammed into this highly illustrated book. And many of them certainly are gross! No sensibilities are spared in this guide to the smells, sights, sounds and look of many different... Featured in: 7+ readers | Fascinating Facts | 9+ readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 31/03/2011
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That's So Gross! History
Mitchell Symons
Life in the past was very grim according to this introduction to some of its grosser aspects. Mediaeval habits of sewing children into their clothes for the entire winter or the Chinese practice of breaking baby girls' feet so they... Featured in: 7+ readers | Fascinating Facts | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 31/03/2011
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That's So Gross! Creepy Crawlies
Mitchell Symons
Loads of facts about about all manner of creepy crawlies -an ant with Dracula fangs, spiders eating their own webs, musclebound caterpillars and why fleas would be champions at the high jump. The science that underpins it is good making... Featured in: 7+ readers | Books of the Month | Fascinating Facts | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 31/03/2011
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That's So Gross! Animals
Mitchell Symons
9+. What's the worst thing you can think of about an animal? How about “Toads only eat prey that moves” or “Turkeys will peck to death members of the flock that are physically inferior or different.” Even the nicest animals... Featured in: 7+ readers | Fascinating Facts | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 31/03/2011
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Really Really Big Questions About Space and Time
Professor Mark L. Brake
Have you ever yearned to travel through time? Or asked yourself how the sun creates sunshine? Have you pojdered the existence of aliens, and wondered why they haven't come to visit us yet? Tune into your sense of adventure and... Featured in: 7+ readers | Fascinating Facts
Format: Hardback | Released 18/10/2010
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Pocket Scientist: The Blue Book

In a handy pocket size and packed full of information given in words and pictures, this is a meaty introduction to tons of the science that lies behind everyday things such as how we communicate, how we stay healthy and... Featured in: 7+ readers | Fascinating Facts
Format: Paperback | Released 30/07/2010
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Stuff That Scares Your Pants Off! The Science Museum Book of Scary Things (and Ways to Avoid Them)
Glenn Murphy
This amazing book takes apart your deepest, darkest fears – whether it's meeting a shark, going to the dentist, fear of a disease or thunder or lightning - and hopefully cures you of all of them. There are oodles of... Featured in: 7+ readers | Fascinating Facts | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/07/2009
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Science: Sorted! Evolution, Nature and Stuff (Science Museum)
Glenn Murphy
Telling you everything you need to know about evolution and genetics – where we and other living things came from. It's part of the Science Museum's Science Sorted series and thankfully there are absolutely no boring bits. In fact it's... Featured in: 7+ readers | Fascinating Facts | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/04/2010
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Insiders Alive: Earthquakes and Volcanoes
Anita Ganeri
This is a really stunning book which gives a fabulous pop-up introduction to the ever present danger of volcanoes and earthquakes. There are masses of facts about the structure of the earth and the unpredictable ways in which it behaves.... Featured in: 7+ readers | Fascinating Facts | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/04/2010
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Insiders Alive: Predators
Anita Ganeri
Nature's killers are dramatically brought to life in vivid pop-ups, which show just how dangerous they can be! Jaws, claws, horns, and fangs are all on display as insects, birds, reptiles and killers of the sea show off their deadly... Featured in: 7+ readers | Fascinating Facts | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/04/2010
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Insiders Alive: Human Body
Peter Coupe
Pinpoint sharp cross sections expose the complex structure of all aspects of the body. Look into the brain, the digestive system, reproduction or the senses among many other things and see exactly how many layers of stuff we carry around... Featured in: 7+ readers | Fascinating Facts | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 18/11/2009
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Insiders Alive: Ancient Egypt
Robert Coupe
To set the scene for this book, Egypt's long and distinguished history is carefully laid out in a clear timeline which divides it into eight sections from before 3000BC to the present. The incredibly rich history and culture of the... Featured in: 7+ readers | Fascinating Facts | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 18/11/2009
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100 Most Disgusting Things on the Planet
Anna Claybourne
This riveting book tells you everything you need to know about the most disgusting things on the planet. With a yuck factor rating you're told quite how disgusting something is. Great information to share with friends. But there's also an... Featured in: 7+ readers | Fascinating Facts | 9+ readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 06/01/2010
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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,... Featured in: 5+ readers | All Shortlists and Winners | Fascinating Facts | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 10/09/2009
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Ballet Academy: The World of Ballet
Beatrice Masini
This is the perfect gift for ballerinas and ballet enthusiasts. Linked to the Ballet Academy series of novels set in a ballet school, this is a wonderful and essential companion volume that provides a real insight into the world of... Featured in: 7+ readers | Fascinating Facts | 5+ readers | Ballet Academy Series
Format: Hardback | Released 03/08/2009
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Why Eating Bogeys Is Good For You
Mitchell Symons
Winner of the 2010 Blue Peter 'Best Book with Facts' Award. Why can't you tickle yourself? What is the best way to cure hiccups? Why do buses travel in threes? Loads of questions with some highly entertaining answers fill... Featured in: 9+ readers | All Shortlists and Winners | Fascinating Facts | 7+ readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 20/09/2008
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How Loud Can You Burp? (Science Museum)
Glenn Murphy
From the same author as last year's huge hit, Why Is Snot Green?, comes a brand new collection of answers to an awful lot of questions ranging from ‘what are clouds for?' and ‘how loud can you burp?' to ‘why... Featured in: 7+ readers | Fascinating Facts | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/07/2008
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Science Of Survival: Ouch! Extreme Feats of Human Endurance
Georgina Phillips
Amazing real live stories of the endurance and courage showed by individuals faced with extreme situations. Those demonstrating powers of survival include the Arctic explorer Ernest Shackleton, the crew of Apollo 13 and the world-renowned escapologist Harry Houdini. It is... Featured in: 7+ readers | Fascinating Facts | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/04/2008
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Reader ReviewedThe Usborne Official Astronaut's Handbook
Louie Stowell
June 2015 Fascinating Facts Book of the Month This book should go to the top of any must-have list for young children interested in space travel. It's packed with fascinating information on everything from what to study to help you become... Featured in: 9+ readers | Books of the Month | Summer Reading/Activity | Fascinating Facts | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/06/2015
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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 | Fascinating Facts | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/05/2015
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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 | Books of the Month | Christmas Books 2014 | Fascinating Facts | 11+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Books for Boys
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 | Christmas 2013 | Fascinating Facts | 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 | Christmas 2013 | Fascinating Facts | 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 | Fascinating Facts | 11+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 28/02/2013
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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 | Fascinating Facts | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 06/09/2012
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Cool Science Tricks 50 Fantastic Feats for Kids of All Ages
Daniel Tatarsky
Filled to the brim with fantastic science feats that are easy to learn and difficult to forget! It's a book for kids (and for those adults who have never grown up - yes dad that's you!). Hours of entertainment too... Featured in: 9+ readers | Christmas 2012 | Fascinating Facts | 11+ readers | 7+ readers | Books for Boys
Format: Hardback | Released 04/10/2012
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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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The What on Earth? Wallbook : From the Big Bang to the Present Day
Christopher Lloyd
With more than 1,000 pictures and captions depicting millions of years of evolution, the rise and fall of civilisations, the top 100 battles and on the reverse, the story of planet, life and people from the Big Bang to the... Featured in: 9+ readers | Fascinating Facts
Format: Hardback | Released 03/10/2011
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The What on Earth? Wallbook of Natural History From the Dawn of Life to the Present Day
Christopher Lloyd
With more than 1000 pictures and captions depicting millions of years of evolution, the rise and fall of civilisations, the top 100 battles and on the reverse, the story of the planet, life and people from the Big Bang to... Featured in: 9+ readers | Fascinating Facts
Format: Novelty book | Released 01/10/2011
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The What on Earth? Wallbook of Sport : From the Ancient Olympics to the Present Day
Christopher Lloyd
Everything you want to know about all sports from the original Olympics to the present day is crammed into the attractively busy pages of this vast wall chart. Fun to browse but also hugely informative, this chart deserves a place... Featured in: 9+ readers | Sport, Sport | Fascinating Facts | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 06/05/2012
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Under the Weather: Stories About Climate Change
Tony Bradman
Perfectly pitched for younger readers, this is a timely collection of stories about an urgent matter that will affect everyone's future. The stories have a global perspective with different authors tackling the different consequences of the world warming up. Crucially,... Featured in: 9+ readers | Fascinating Facts | 11+ readers | Green Reads
Format: Paperback | Released 01/03/2012
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How to Make a Universe from 92 Ingredients
Adrian Dingle
This book takes its title from the fact that there are 92 chemical elements of the periodic table and therefore on that premise that's all you need to make a universe. Quite right too and this book tells you how... Featured in: 9+ readers | Fascinating Facts | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/08/2011
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Countdown To Extinction
David Burnie
Many species in the world face extinction but can we humans do anything about it or are we perhaps the root cause? Find out what happened 65 million years ago when dinosaurs were wiped out and find out what species... Featured in: 9+ readers | Fascinating Facts | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/03/2011
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Tree (Infinity series)

Everything you want to know about trees is beautifully explored in this visually arresting, information rich guide. Subtitled From Seed to Mighty Forest, there is information about individual types of trees and how they grow and regenerate, about the lives... Featured in: 9+ readers | Fascinating Facts | 11+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/08/2010
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Treasure (Infinity Series)

The best-selling ‘ology' titles are followed up by the Infinity series. The same qualities of stunning production and imaginative ways of giving information lead to a jewel of a book. Treasure is jammed full of all kinds of information which... Featured in: 9+ readers | Fascinating Facts | 11+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/08/2010
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Storm (Infinity Series)

Hurricanes, firestorms, blizzards, monsoons and thunderstorms are all vividly described and illustrated in this dramatic visual presentation. The power of the elements when unleashed is dramatically described with some of the most famous examples, such as the recent and deadly... Featured in: 9+ readers | Fascinating Facts | 11+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/08/2010
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Rome (Infinity Series)

The splendours of the Roman world are explored in words and pictures in this excellent reconstruction of the mighty civilization. The book opens with a pop-out map which shows just the full extent the Roman Empire as it stretched out... Featured in: 9+ readers | Fascinating Facts | 11+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/08/2010
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Countdown to Disaster
David Burnie
Prepare to be scared by this powerful introduction to some of the world's major natural catastrophes. Divided into sections around different types of natural disaster – earthquakes and landslides, climate change, disasters from space – the powerful illustrations tell the... Featured in: 9+ readers | Fascinating Facts | 11+ readers | Green Reads
Format: Paperback | Released 05/08/2010
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The Ultimate Book Of Science
Various Authors
A fact-filled introduction to science - its basic concepts, principles and practices that kids of 7 or 8 upwards will find interesting and absorbing without feeling it is educational. Covering plants, animals, space, climate, materials and much more, young readers... Featured in: 9+ readers | Fascinating Facts | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/08/2010
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Science: Sorted! Space, Black Holes and Stuff (Science Museum)
Glenn Murphy
Part of the Science Museum's Science Sorted series the author answers all sorts of weird and wonderful questions about the universe and everything. With absolutely no boring bits it's packed full of facts, pictures, photos, quizzes and puzzles and it's... Featured in: 9+ readers | Bath Children's Book Festival | Fascinating Facts | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/04/2010
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Do Try This At Home! (Science Museum)
Punk Science
Science without the boring bits. Produced in association with the Science Museum, Do Try This At Home is crammed with facts, jokes, big ideas and experiments. This very funny book is full colour and illustrated with artwork and photographs. It... Featured in: 9+ readers | Fascinating Facts | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/04/2010
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Inventions: Insiders Series

From the wheel to the computer this uncovers the amazing things that have been invented or, in other words, ‘found out' by some remarkable individuals. How some of these were comes across and how the exploitation of them has changed... Featured in: 9+ readers | Fascinating Facts
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2008
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Insects and Spiders : Insiders Series

Be amazed by the incredible 3-D illustrations which bring out every detail of the fascinating life of insects. While the illustrations provide the centre attraction, the scientific text offers a wealth of important information which is clearly written and easily... Featured in: 9+ readers | Fascinating Facts
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2008
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Oceans: Insiders Series

A wide-ranging introduction to the many facets of the earth's enormous oceans, this gives masses of information about how the oceans are formed, how they affect the climate and the amazing natural life that lives within it. Featured in: 9+ readers | Fascinating Facts
Format: Hardback | Released 30/03/2008
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Space: Insiders series

This impressive series uses state-of-the-art 3D illustrations that seem to rise before you with every turn of the page, to bring factual subjects to life, stimulating minds and imaginations. Packed with facts, presented in an easy-to-read text, fact panels, labels,... Featured in: 9+ readers | Fascinating Facts
Format: Hardback | Released 01/03/2008
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Insiders Atlas of the Universe
Mark A. Garlick
For budding astronomers and space enthusiasts this is the ultimate guide. Spectacular and state-of-the-art, this is the ultimate guide to the known universe. It is packed with dazzling images and unbelievable statistics including maps from our Solar System to the... Featured in: 9+ readers | Christmas Gifts | Fascinating Facts | 11+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/02/2009
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Insiders Children's Encyclopedia of Earth
Michael Allaby
From the formation of the planet to violent volcanic eruptions and the ever-changing patterns of life on Earth, this is THE essential guide to the makings, shapings and workings of planet Earth. It's a veritable treasure trove of information through... Featured in: 9+ readers | Christmas Gifts | Fascinating Facts | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/04/2009
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Insiders Children's Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs
Michael K. Brett-Surman
A brilliant A-Z of 142 dinosaurs together with a CD from which you can print out lots of different dinosaur images along with lots of info on each of them. The book will transport you back in time so you... Featured in: 9+ readers | Christmas Gifts | Fascinating Facts | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/04/2009
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Ask Me Anything

Fascinating, funny and frighteningly addictive trivia, this is a book that will provide every fact you ever wanted to know. Organised into key sections covering such things as Space, the Human Body, Culture, the book presents a huge array of... Featured in: 9+ readers | Fascinating Facts | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2011
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100 Most Dangerous Things on the Planet
Anna Claybourne
This fascinating ultimate survival handbook will teach you how to survive the world's most dangerous situations ranging from plane crashes and avalanches to jelly fish stings and snake bites. It even gives a top tip on how best to survive each of... Featured in: 9+ readers | All Shortlists and Winners | Fascinating Facts | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2008
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Will Farts Destroy the Planet?
Glenn Murphy
Packed full of fascinating and vital information this is in part a story and in part a rich source of facts which, taken together, make it a brilliant introduction to how our world will be affected by climate change. How... Featured in: 9+ readers | Books of the Month | Fascinating Facts | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 04/02/2011
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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 | Fascinating Facts | Shakespeare 450th Anniversary
Format: Hardback | Released 01/04/2010
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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 | Fascinating Facts | 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 | Art and Artists | Christmas 2013 | Fascinating Facts | 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 | Christmas 2012 | Fascinating Facts | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 00/08/2012
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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 | Christmas 2012 | Fascinating Facts | 9+ readers | eBooks
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 | Back to School | Fascinating Facts
Format: Paperback | Released 12/07/2012
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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 | Fascinating Facts | 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 | Fascinating Facts
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 | Fascinating Facts
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 | Out and About | Fascinating Facts | 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 | Out and About | Fascinating Facts | 13+ readers | For Parents
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 | Out and About | Fascinating Facts | 11+ readers | 13+ readers | 9+ readers | For Parents
Format: Paperback | Released 09/04/2009
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London Adventure Walks for Families Tales of a City
Becky Jones, Clare Lewis
From the authors of the highly successful Adventures Walks for Families In and Around London comes London Adventure Walks, offering 25 carefully devised, imaginative explorations of London - all starting from points easily accessible by public transport - specifically designed... Featured in: 11+ readers | Out and About | Summer Reading 2010 | Fascinating Facts | 9+ readers | For Parents
Format: Paperback | Released 06/05/2010
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Adventure Walks for Families in and Around London
Becky Jones, Clare Lewis
Every parent dreams of idyllic family days out with the kids - but every parent also knows that, when it comes to a conflict between the attractions of computer games and the pleasures of nature's playground, it often feels as... Featured in: For Parents | Out and About | Fascinating Facts
Format: Paperback | Released 12/06/2008
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Planet Earth What Planet are You On?
Daniel Gilpin
Discover the secrets of the planet we call home, from its fiery insides to the land forms and life forms on its surface; unlock the mysteries of Earth's ever-moving surface with its watery depths and snowy peaks, the activity in... Featured in: 11+ readers | Fascinating Facts
Format: Paperback | Released 19/04/2010
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The Periodic Table Elements with Style!
Adrian Dingle
A brilliantly creative blend of science and manga, make learning the dreaded elements that make up the periodic table really fun and, believe it or not, exciting! There are a number of other explosive science titles in this series, each... Featured in: 11+ readers | Fascinating Facts
Format: Paperback | Released 05/06/2014
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Astronomy: Out of this world!
Dan Green
Discover the secrets of astronomy, from the objects that make up our solar system to the strange bodies at the very edges of the known universe; unlock the mysteries of the stars and discover what information telescopes are beaming back... Featured in: 11+ readers | Fascinating Facts | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/05/2009
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Our Choice: How We Can Solve the Climate Crisis
Al Gore
Al Gore's powerful contribution to the climate change debate is presented here in an accessible format for younger readers. His proposals are both simple and radical. He believes that climate change affects every part of our lives and that everyone... Featured in: 11+ readers | Fascinating Facts | 13+ readers | Green Reads
Format: Paperback | Released 03/11/2009
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Rocks and Minerals: A gem of a read!
Dan Green, Simon Basher
An essential tool particularly for those kids who find science boring rather than explosive. Designed to make learning easier and a whole lot more fun, this fact-filled book will show you rocks, minerals and fossils as you've never seen them... Featured in: 11+ readers | Christmas Gifts | Fascinating Facts | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/10/2009
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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 | Back to School | Fascinating Facts | 13+ readers | Schools
Format: Hardback | Released 02/05/2013
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Biology: Life as we know it!
Dan Green, Richard Walker
Imagine life itself as a community of cool characters who keep our bodies and the planet buzzing with life. This book throws open the doors and welcomes you into their amazing world. It really is a pocket-sized guide all about... Featured in: 11+ readers | Fascinating Facts | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 18/04/2011
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Get Cooking
Sam Stern, Susan Stern
Here is the essential fast-food bible for teenagers. I know a number of late teens and teenagers with a passion for cooking – it seems to be the ‘cool' thing to be doing. So we felt it was time to... Featured in: 11+ readers | Fascinating Facts
Format: Paperback | Released 01/10/2007
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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 | Christmas Books 2014 | Fascinating Facts | YA readers | Books for Boys
Format: Hardback | Released 04/09/2014
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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 | Christmas 2013 | Fascinating Facts | 11+ readers | For Parents
Format: Paperback | Released 02/05/2013
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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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