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Non-Fiction/ Reference

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  • From the award-winning author of Blame My Brain, The Teenage Guide to Stress and The Teenage Guide to Friends comes The Teenage Guide to Life Online, a balanced look at what happens to us all – young and old – when we spend time on the internet. Nicola Morgan explores the pros and cons of life in the Digital Age, from the information explosion to the growth of social media. Opening with a brief history of the web she then explores hot topics like fake news and online privacy, and draws on fascinating, cutting-edge research into how the internet and screen-use affect our ability to concentrate, our mood and sleep patterns. This is a book for families to share: a way for teenagers, their parents and carers to inform themselves about the many advantages and risks of life online.

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  • A collection of irreverant rhymes featuring characters from fairy tales, fables and nursery rhymes – as you’ve never seen them before! From the tortoise and the hare and Hansel and Gretel to Ali Baba and The Emperor’s New Clothes, these traditional stories will never seem the same again once you have had a taste of Roald Dahl’s hilarious verse and Quentin Blake’s suitably lively illustrations.

    An inventive collection for older children and adults alike, Rhyme Stew bubbles over with Roald Dahl’s extraordinary humour and imagination.

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    The railways did more than link India – its metamorphosis into a network brought the nation together.

    This sumptuously illustrated reference book traces the history of the railways in India from the early plans of the 1830s, the laying of the first lines,and expansion into the interiors of the country to its role in India’s momentous freedom movement, and the present era of speed and technological advancement. It dives into the operational and commercial aspects, explores the development of technology, and documents the railways’ transition from a colonial tool of expansion and trade to an intricate system with a distinct national identity. At the same time, it also celebrates thebest-loved routes, classic locomotives, iconic stations, and awe-inspiring bridges and tunnels.

    Produced in collaboration with the Ministry of Railways and the National Rail Museum along with a Foreword by Bibek Debroy, Indian Railways features more than 700 photographs from the archives. It has been created with the support of a panel of railway experts, including Sanjoy Mookerjee (retd. Finance Commissioner, IndianRailways), Manoj Pande (retd. Member (Staff), Railway Board), and JL Singh (retd. Joint Director, Indian Railways, and Secretary of the Rail Enthusiasts’ Society). This book is truly a glorious celebration of one of the world’s largest rail networks and the people who brought it to life.

     

    • Age : 12+
    • Hardcover: 304 pages
    • Publisher: DK India
    • Language: English
    • Date : June 2020
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  • A fantastic collection of some of the most inspiring speeches from India, spanning over a century.In this book, brilliantly introduced by Derek O’Brien, legendary Indians speak on diverse topics that will motivate young readers: freedom and equal rights, science and sports, friendship and education, the environment and social responsibility, ambition and courage, the love of books and the burden of schoolbags. Even in this age of speed and bite-sized attention spans, these timeless words reach out across years and touch us, provoke us, make us think, and become a call to action.

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  • Here are all the essentials for GCSE Physics in a book you can start and finish, without falling asleep in the middle! Study magnetism via floating frogs, the particle model of matter via farting cows and energy via a hapless dinosaur – and learn about radiation through the example of a 20’s speak-easy, where people drank glow-in-the-dark cocktails (until their jaws fell off).

    Each section includes a bullet-summary and, for curious minds and clever-clogs, bonus mini-chapters exploring fascinating, extracurricular science: everything from Schrödinger’s cat to quantum mechanics. With words by Tom Whipple, Science Editor at The Times and debut children’s author, and pictures by rising star James Davies, this is the first in a series of fresh, funny and much-needed study-aids.

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  • gal-dem, the award-winning online and print magazine, is created by women and non-binary people of colour. In this thought-provoking and moving collection of fourteen essays, gal-dem’s writers use raw material from their teenage years – diaries, poems and chat histories – to give advice to their younger selves and those growing up today. gal-dem have been praised by the Guardian for being “the agents of change we need”, and these essays tackle important subjects including race, gender, mental health and activism, making this essential reading for any young person.

    “A radical, beautiful, world-changing collection of writing that we all need to read.” Scarlett Curtis, Feminists Don’t Wear Pink

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  • Learn to code five fun computer games in this essential beginner’s guide for kids using the popular programming languages HTML and JavaScript. From Mario to Minecraft, discover the basic concepts behind computer games such as loops, ticks, scores, graphics and AI. Then follow the easy step-by-step Game Builds, and learn how to code five ground-breaking games, including Noughts and Crosses, Snake and Table Tennis. Short and simple explanations are given alongside examples of code and there is a supporting website if you get stuck.

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  • Before humans took their first steps, there were billions of years of vibrant and varied life on earth. Discover the fascinating story of our planet, from the formation of the universe to the first mammals, and all the incredible life that flourished in-between. Covering ice ages and fossils, life in the teeming primeval seas and the first life on land, the time of the dinosaurs and the rise of the mammals, Martin Jenkins navigates through millions of years of prehistory in enthralling and accessible style. With gorgeous art from the Kate Greenaway Medal-winning illustrator Grahame Baker-Smith, this is a captivating journey through the life of our planet before we called it ours.

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  • Filled with insights that span Helen Oxenbury’s life, from her early childhood through a unique career in children’s books that began in 1964 and is still going strong today, here is an exquisitely designed and thoroughly entertaining celebration of one of the finest English illustrators of our time. Written by acclaimed author Leonard S. Marcus, Helen Oxenbury: A Life in Illustration is a keepsake that is sure to engage and delight everyone from scholars to art aficionados to the many children and adults who have grown up with Helen Oxenbury’s enchanting books.

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  • With carefully adapted text, new illustrations, language practise activities and additional online resources, the Penguin Readers series introduces language learners to bestselling authors and compelling content. Titles include popular classics, exciting contemporary fiction, and thought-provoking non-fiction.

    Originals, a Level 7 Reader, is B2 in the CEFR framework. The longer text is made up of sentences with up to four clauses, introducing future perfect simple, mixed conditionals, past perfect continuous, mixed conditionals, more complex passive forms and modals for deduction in the past.

    Being an original thinker can change the world. Learn how to recognize a great idea, to speak up for yourself, to choose the right time to act, and to manage fear and doubt by standing out from the crowd.

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  • The Ladybird Book of London is a gem from the Ladybird vintage archive.

    First published in 1961, this is a classic Ladybird hardback book, packed with information about Britain’s capital. This new edition is exactly the same as the original, with a dust jacket and beautifully reproduced images.

    ‘The story of London, her sights and history, is illustrated with twenty-four beautiful full-page pictures. Starting from Trafalgar Square this book takes you through famous streets to see historic buildings, to learn something of the story of Britain’s famous capital.

    Westminster Abbey and St Paul’s Cathedral, the Tower, Guildhall and the City, Hampton Court and Kew Gardens, the Zoo and Madame Tussaud’s – they are all here.’

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  • This Ladybird Book about the story of Nelson is a gem from the Ladybird vintage archive.

    First published in 1957, this is a classic Ladybird hardback book, packed with information about one of the most famous sailors in British history. This new edition, published alongside the Story of Napoleon more than two centuries after the Battle of Trafalgar, is exactly the same as the original, with a dust jacket and beautifully reproduced images.

    The story of Nelson is told dramatically by L. du Garde Peach, and his adventures are wonderfully illustrated throughout.

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  • This Ladybird Book about the story of Napoleon is a gem from the Ladybird vintage archive.

    First published in 1968, this is a classic Ladybird hardback book, packed with information about one of the most famous soldiers in history. This new edition, published alongside the Story of Nelson two hundred years after the Battle of Waterloo, is exactly the same as the original, with a dust jacket and beautifully reproduced images.

    The story of Napoleon is told dramatically by L. du Garde Peach, and his adventures are wonderfully illustrated throughout the book.

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  • Based on Eric Schlosser’s bestselling Fast Food Nation, this is the shocking truth about the fast food industry – how it all began, its success, what fast food actually is, what goes on in the slaughterhouses, meatpacking factories and flavour labs, global advertising, merchandising in UK schools, mass production and the exploitation of young workers in the thousands of fast-food outlets throughout the world. It also takes a look at the effects on the environment and the highly topical issue of obesity. Meticulously researched, lively and informative, with first-hand accounts and quotes from children and young people, Eric Schlosser presents the facts in such a way that allows readers to make up their own minds about the incredible fast food phenomenon.

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  • With carefully adapted text, new illustrations, language practise activities and additional online resources, the Penguin Readers series introduces language learners to bestselling authors and compelling content. Titles include popular classics, exciting contemporary fiction, and thought-provoking non-fiction.

    Women Who Changed the World, a Level 4 Reader, is A2+ in the CEFR framework. The text is made up of sentences with up to three clauses, introducing more complex uses of present perfect simple, passives, phrasal verbs and simple relative clauses. It is well supported by illustrations, which appear regularly.

    These are the stories of some of the women who changed our world. Read about the women who fought to be equal to men, and learn about the things that women have done in education, science, sport and politics.

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  • A gorgeous collection of 100 postcards in a sturdy gift box, each featuring a different and iconic hand-painted illustration from the Ladybird books of the 1940s through to the 1980s. With images taken from well-known titles such as The Ladybird abc and What to look for in Summer, these classic, beautifully detailed postcards are perfect for framing or sending to other Ladybird fans!

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  • A wonderfully useful book, told with Dean Burnett’s trademark wit and wisdom’ Adam Kay, author of This is Going to Hurt

    “Get up or you’ll miss the best part of the day!”
    “You treat this place like a hotel.”
    “Can you just put that phone down for one minute?!”

    Has something gone wrong with your parents?

    There are hundreds of books for parents about how to deal with their teenagers. For the first time, neuroscientist and international bestselling author, Dean Burnett has written a book for YOU to understand just what on earth is going on. From why parents are obsessed with tidiness, to why they won’t let you get enough sleep and generally why they don’t seem to get anything, this guide covers all the major parental dramas.

    imagine what you’d be capable of if you weren’t wasting all that time and energy arguing about tidying your room.

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  • With carefully adapted text, new illustrations, language practise activities and additional online resources, the Penguin Readers series introduces language learners to bestselling authors and compelling content. Titles include popular classics, exciting contemporary fiction, and thought-provoking non-fiction.

    BBC Dynasties: Lions, a Level 1 Reader, is A1 in the CEFR framework. Short sentences contain a maximum of two clauses, introducing the past simple tense and some simple modals, adverbs and gerunds. Illustrations support the text throughout, and many titles at this level are graphic novels.

    Sometimes families are happy, and sometimes they fight. Sometimes life is good, and sometimes it is not easy. It is the same for the Marsh Lions in Kenya’s Masai Mara, and for all animal families.

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  • Ryan Dean West is a fourteen-year-old boy at a boarding school for rich kids. He’s living in Opportunity Hall, the dorm for troublemakers, and rooming with the biggest bully on the rugby team. And he’s madly in love with his best friend Annie, who thinks of him as a little boy.

    With the help of his sense of humour, rugby buddies, and his penchant for doodling comics, Ryan Dean manages to survive life’s complications and even find some happiness along the way. But when the unthinkable happens, he has to figure out how to hold on to what’s important, even when it feels like everything has fallen apart.

    Filled with hand-drawn illustrations and told in a pitch-perfect voice, this realistic depiction of a teen’s experience strikes an exceptional balance of hilarious and heartbreaking.

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  • Senior year is supposed to be easy, but for Ryan Dean West, there are no guarantees.

    Ryan Dean finds himself as the rugby team’s new captain and stand-off – the position once played by his friend, Joey. Plus, somehow he’s inherited as his roommate Sam Abernathy, a twelve-year-old cooking whiz with extreme claustrophobia and a crush on Annie Altman, Ryan Dean’s girlfriend.

    And Ryan Dean has his own problems, too – he’s haunted by things from his past he can’t escape, fear of losing Annie, and the fact that sometimes the uncontrollable force of friendship moves under its own power.

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