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The Big Green Book

Fred Pearce (Author) , Ian Winton (Illustrator) , Piers Harper (Illustrator)

How much of the planet does it takes to make your stuff? How much water does it take to grow the cotton for your t-shirt?
Why do we need to find greener types of energy?
What does it matter if the rainforests are being cut down?
Global warming, pollution, water shortages, ice caps melting . . .
What does it all mean?

Pull the tabs, lift the flaps and open up the amazing pops and discover the answers to these questions and more. Find out what YOU can do to help our planet stay green!

Deep Simplicity

John Gribbin (Author)

Simplifying chaos and complexity theory for the perplexed, John Gribbin's Deep Simplicity: Chaos, Complexity and the Emergence of Life brilliantly illuminates the harmony underlying our existence.

The world around us can be a complex, confusing place. Earthquakes happen without warning, stock markets fluctuate, weather forecasters seldom seem to get it right - even other people continue to baffle us. How do we make sense of it all?

In fact, John Gribbin reveals, our seemingly random universe is actually built on simple laws of cause and effect that can explain why, for example, just one vehicle braking can cause a traffic jam; why wild storms result from a slight atmospheric change; even how we evolved from the most basic materials. Like a zen painting, a fractal image or the pattern on a butterfly's wings, simple elements form the bedrock of a sophisticated whole.

'The master of popular science writing'
  Sunday Times

'What makes Deep Simplicity different from other books on complexity theory is that Gribbin ... goes back to the fundamentals'
  Daily Telegraph

'One is left feeling even more - if this is possible - filled with admiration for science and delight at the world it investigates'
  Financial Times

John Gribbin is one of today's greatest writers of popular science and the author of bestselling books, including In Search of Schrödinger's Cat, Stardust, Science: A History and In Search of the Multiverse. Gribbin trained as an astrophysicist at Cambridge University and is currently Visiting Fellow in Astronomy at the University of Sussex.

One Small Suitcase

Barry Turner (Author)

For ten months before the Second World War, thousands of children were bundled on to trains and waved goodbye to their parents as they set off across Germany and Holland to the ferries that would take them to England. The book is based on extensive interviews with those who helped to organise the transports, the families who took the children in and above all the young refugees as they began new lives in a strange country. Many were faced with a continuous stream of foster parents and children's homes; many were evacuated and even deported - and almost all never saw their parents again.

Cal

Bernard Mac Laverty (Author) , Ronald Carter (Edited by) , Valerie Durow (Edited by)

Cal has very few choices in life. He can continue working at the abattoir that sickens him, or join the ranks of the unemployed. He can brood on his past or try to plan a future with Marcella. Cal is a haunting love story set against the fear and violence of Ulster, where tenderness and innocence must struggle to survive.

Minibeasts - Read It Yourself with Ladybird Level 3

This colourful non-fiction reader is filled with fun and fascinating facts about mini-beasts and is perfect for young readers developing their confidence in reading!

Read it yourself with Ladybird is one of Ladybird's best-selling reading series. For over thirty-five years it has helped young children who are learning to read develop and improve their reading skills.

Each Read it yourself book is very carefully written to include many key, high-frequency words that are vital for learning to read, as well as a limited number of story words that are introduced and practised throughout. Simple sentences and frequently repeated words help to build the confidence of beginner readers and the four different levels of books support children all the way from very first reading practice through to independent, fluent reading.

Each book has been carefully checked by educational consultants and can be read independently at home or used in a guided reading session at school. Further content includes comprehension puzzles, helpful notes for parents, carers and teachers, and book band information for use in schools.

Minibeasts is a Level 3 Read it yourself book, suitable for children who are developing reading confidence and stamina, and are eager to start reading longer stories with a wider vocabulary.

First Dictionary workbook: English for Beginners

English for Beginners is a Ladybird series designed for young people learning English worldwide. The emphasis is on word recognition and word learning through simple, clear text and colourful pictures and activities. Each workbook is accompanied by its own hardback title, re-enforcing the learning process in a structured but entertaining way.
First Dictionary Workbook contains more than twenty stimulating and enjoyable activities based on the vocabulary illustrated in First Dictionary. Each activity is clearly illustrated and each encourages writing, drawing, reading and understanding.

The Red Knight Activity Book – Ladybird Readers Level 3

Tom's brother Will was a knight. One day, Will had to go away. Later, a knight in red armor came to the castle. Who was he?

Ladybird Readers is a graded reading series of traditional tales, popular characters, modern stories, and non-fiction, written for young learners of English as a foreign or second language.

Beautifully illustrated and carefully written, the series combines the best of Ladybird content with the structured language progression that will help children develop their reading, writing, speaking, listening and critical thinking skills.

The four levels of Readers and Activity Books follow the CEFR framework and include language activities that provide preparation for the Cambridge English: Young Learners (YLE) Starters, Movers and Flyers exams.

The Red Knight, a Level 3 Activity Book, is A1+ in the CEFR framework and supports YLE Movers exams. The activities encourage children to practice longer sentences with up to three clauses, some expression of future meaning, comparisons, contractions and relative clauses.

Ladybird Homework Helpers: Times Tables for School

This Help for Homework Times Tables book is a quick and easy reference guide for children to use either at home or at school. Help for Homework Times Tables contains a clear list of all the times tables plus topical number facts and questions.

Minibeasts - Ladybird Readers Level 3

Find out about many different minibeasts and where they live. What do spiders eat? How do bees help us? Why don't we like flies?

Ladybird Readers is a graded reading series of traditional tales, popular characters, modern stories, and non-fiction, written for young learners of English as a foreign or second language.

Beautifully illustrated and carefully written, the series combines the best of Ladybird content with the structured language progression that will help children develop their reading, writing, speaking, listening and critical thinking skills.

The five levels of Readers and Activity Books follow the CEFR framework and include language activities that provide preparation for the Cambridge English: Young Learners (YLE) Starters, Movers and Flyers exams.

Minibeasts, a Level 3 Reader, is A1+ in the CEFR framework and supports YLE Movers exams. The longer text is made up of sentences with up to three clauses, some expression of future meaning, comparisons, contractions and relative clauses.

Madagascar: Escape to the Wild – Read It Yourself with Ladybird Level 4

Marty wants to leave the zoo to see The Wild. When he escapes, his friends come, too. Will they stay in Madagascar?

Read it yourself with Ladybird is one of Ladybird's best-selling reading series. For over thirty-five years it has helped young children who are learning to read develop and improve their reading skills.

Each Read it yourself book is very carefully written to include many key, high-frequency words that are vital for learning to read, as well as a limited number of story words that are introduced and practised throughout. Simple sentences and frequently repeated words help to build the confidence of beginner readers and the four different levels of books support children all the way from very first reading practice through to independent, fluent reading.

There are more than ninety titles in the Read it yourself series, ranging from classic fairy tales and traditional world stories to favourite children's brands such as Peppa Pig, Kung Fu Panda and Peter Rabbit. A range of first reference titles complete the series, with information books about favourite subjects that even the most reluctant readers will enjoy.

Each book has been carefully checked by educational consultants and can be read independently at home or used in a guided reading session at school. Further content includes comprehension questions or puzzles, helpful notes for parents, carers and teachers, and book band information for use in schools.

Madagascar: Escape to the Wild is a Level 4 Read it yourself book, ideal for children who are ready to read longer stories with a wider vocabulary and are keen to start reading independently.

Match of the Day Annual 2014

The very best footie annual is back, packed full of football quizzes, games, puzzles, cartoons and more!

With cut-out-and-keep posters of all the star players, plus lists of the best goals, tips on ball skills, all the latest transfer rumours and cartoons featuring Paz, Bez, Gary and all of the MOTD presenters, Match of the Day Annual 2014 is the coolest footie annual around.

Sam and the Robots Activity Book – Ladybird Readers Level 4

One day, Sam made some robots. The robots liked working hard, so Sam decided they needed a holiday.

Ladybird Readers is a graded reading series of traditional tales, popular characters, modern stories, and non-fiction, written for young learners of English as a foreign or second language.

Beautifully illustrated and carefully written, the series combines the best of Ladybird content with the structured language progression that will help children develop their reading, writing, speaking, listening and critical thinking skills.

The four levels of Readers and Activity Books follow the CEFR framework and include language activities that provide preparation for the Cambridge English: Young Learners (YLE) Starters, Movers and Flyers exams.

Sam and the Robots, a Level 4 Activity Book, is A2 in the CEFR framework and supports YLE Flyers exams. The activities encourage children to practice longer sentences with up to three clauses, more complex past and future tense structures, modal verbs and a wider variety of conjunctions.

Little Red Riding Hood Activity Book – Ladybird Readers Level 2

Little Red Riding Hood went to her grandmother's house. A wolf lived near it and he wanted to eat Little Red Riding Hood!

Ladybird Readers is a graded reading series of traditional tales, popular characters, modern stories, and non-fiction, written for young learners of English as a foreign or second language.

Beautifully illustrated and carefully written, the series combines the best of Ladybird content with the structured language progression that will help children develop their reading, writing, speaking, listening and critical thinking skills.

The four levels of Readers and Activity Books follow the CEFR framework and include language activities that provide preparation for the Cambridge English: Young Learners (YLE) Starters, Movers and Flyers exams.

Little Red Riding Hood, a Level 2 Activity Book, is A1 in the CEFR framework and supports YLE Movers exams. The activities encourage children to practice short sentences containing a maximum of two clauses, introducing the past tense and some simple adverbs.

Workbook 3: Ladybird I'm Ready for Phonics

Ladybird I'm Ready for Phonics activity books are a great way for children to learn and practise their phonics skills. The series of phonic readers and their accompanying activity workbooks have been carefully written to give gradual, structured practise of the synthetic phonics your child is learning at school.

This activity workbook includes lots of fun activities and stickers to help your child practise their letters and sounds and early reading skills, just as they do at school, and will help children prepare for the Phonics Screening Check at the end of Year 1.

The series closely follows the order that a child is taught phonics in school, from initial letter sounds to key phonemes and beyond. It helps to build reading confidence through practice of these phonics building blocks, and reinforces school learning in a fun way.

Other titles in the series are: Phonic activity books, Phoneme Flash cards: Ladybird I'm Ready for Phonics, Say the Sounds: Ladybird I'm Ready for Phonics, Captain Comet's Space Party! Ladybird I'm Ready for Phonics: Level 1, Nat Naps! Ladybird I'm Ready for Phonics Level 2, Top Dog: Ladybird I'm Ready for Phonics: Level 3, Fix It Vets: Ladybird I'm Ready for Phonics: Level 5, Dash is Fab! Ladybird I'm Ready for Phonics: Level 6, Big BIG Fish: Ladybird I'm Ready for Phonics: Level 7, Dig, Farmer, Dig! Ladybird I'm Ready for Phonics Level 8, Fun Fair Fun: Ladybird I'm Ready for Phonics: Level 9, Wow, Wowzer, Wow! Ladybird I'm Ready for Phonics: Level 10, Wizard Woody: Ladybird I'm Ready for Phonics: Level 11, Monster Stars: Ladybird I'm Ready for Phonics: Level 12

Fairy Friends - Ladybird Readers Level 1

Lily and Rose are fairies. They like helping their friends. Patch is a bad elf. Will he be friends with Lily and Rose?

Ladybird Readers is a graded reading series of traditional tales, popular characters, modern stories, and non-fiction, written for young learners of English as a foreign or second language.

Beautifully illustrated and carefully written, the series combines the best of Ladybird content with the structured language progression that will help children develop their reading, writing, speaking, listening and critical thinking skills.

The five levels of Readers and Activity Books follow the CEFR framework and include language activities that provide preparation for the Cambridge English: Young Learners (YLE) Starters, Movers and Flyers exams.

Fairy Friends, a Level 1 Reader, is Pre-A1 in the CEFR framework and supports YLE Starters exams. Short sentences contain a maximum of two clauses, using the present tense and some simple adjectives.

Montessori Read & Write

Lynne Lawrence (Author)

Maria Montessori is possibly the most important pioneer in the area of child development ever to have lived. She opened the first Childrens' House in Rome in 1907 where she developed her theories and put them into practice. Today, there is a network of Montessori schools around the world. Montossori Read & Write makes the acclaimed methods used in those schools available to all parents who wish to give their child the best possible start on the road to reading and writing. Illustrated in colour throughout, with sections on how human beings acquire language, how to create an environment which gives the best chance for language to flourish, first steps towards reading and writing, learning to write the letters, starting to read with meaning and creative and accurate story writing, the book is full of age-graded games and activities to aid learning, and has a resources section designed to be appropriate for different geographical regions and/or languages. It includes a reading list, resources list and suggestions for scripts. Easy and fun to use, this informative and practical book is essential reading for any parent who wants to ensure the best start for their child.

Fairies of Blossom Bakery: Cookie and the Secret Sleepover

Mandy Archer (Author) , Kirsteen Harris-Jones (Illustrator)

Cookie loved baking with her best friend Cupcake so much that she organises a secret sleepover
just for them. But what will she do when she’s invited over to Button’s house on the day of the
sleepover? Will she tell them about her secret?

A gorgeous new series about fairies, friendship and baking!

The Penguin Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory

J. A. Cuddon (Author) , M. A. R. Habib (Author)

'An indispensable work of reference' Times Literary Supplement

The Penguin Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory is firmly established as a key work of reference in the complex and varied field of literary criticism. Now in its fifth edition, it remains the most comprehensive and accessible work of its kind, and is invaluable for students, teachers and general readers alike.

- Gives definitions of technical terms (hamartia, iamb, zeugma) and critical jargon (aporia, binary opposition, intertextuality)

- Explores literary movements (neoclassism, romanticism, vorticism) and schools of literary theory

- Covers genres (elegy, fabliau, pastoral) and literary forms (haiku, ottava rima, sonnet)

Knights and Castles - Read it yourself with Ladybird: Level 4 (non-fiction)

How did a man become a knight and what was it like to live in a castle in the Middle Ages?

For over thirty-five years, the best-selling Read it yourself with Ladybird has helped children learn to read.

All titles feature essential key words. Title-specific words are repeated to practise throughout.

Designed to be read independently at home or used in a guided reading session at school.

All titles include comprehension questions, guidance notes and book band information for schools.

This Level 4 title is ideal for children who are ready to read about subjects in some detail.

Read with Me The Sports Day

A fun reading scheme that uses the 'look and say' approach to learning to read. Essential key words are introduced and regularly repeated to assist with pronunciation and meaning. Level three is for the improving readers.

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