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A Concise Guide To Weather

Author: Julie Lloyd

Publisher: Parragon (2007)

A comprehensive guide to all aspects of the weather illustrated throughout with superb colour photographs, diagrams and maps.

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An Ocean Of Air - A Natural History Of The Atmosphere

Author: Gabrielle Walker

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (2008)

We not only live in the air, we live because of it. At ground level air transforms miraculously; it wraps our planet in a blanket of warmth, while the outer layer of our atmosphere soaks up violent flares from the sun. In this fascinating celebration of the Earth's fragile atmosphere, Gabrielle Walker traces a journey of groundbreaking scientific discovery from the first experiments in the Renaissance to recent findings in space.

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Animals Of The Ice And Snow

Author: Anne Gordon

Part of a series: Literacy Links Plus

Publisher: Mimosa Publications (1992)

Near the North and South Poles, and high on the snow-capped mountains of the world, temperatures are below freezing for much of the year. Only animals with special features can survive here: animals with special ways of keeping warm, hiding themselves from other animals, finding food, and moving from place to place.

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Animals On The Move

Authors: Gallimard Jeunesse, Sonia W Black

Part of a series: First Discovery Look-it-up

Publisher: Cartwheel Books (2002)

Jump ... run ... crawl ... Learn how animals move. A first reference book for toddlers and preschoolers, with a pictorial tab index to 'look up' simple facts.

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Barn Owls

Author: Alison `Hawes

Part of a series: Oxford Reading Tree Stage 3: Floppy's Phonics Non-Fiction

Publisher: Oxford University Press (2011)

Floppy's Phonics Non-fiction allow children to practise their decoding and literacy skills in the context of exciting non-fiction books, which include a variety of text types and topics, and support from Biff, Chip, Kipper and Floppy. Each pack of 6 books, or class pack of 36 books, includes a Group/Guided Reading Notes booklet with a Vocabulary Chart listing high frequency decodable and tricky words and a Curriculum Coverage Chart for England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. Each book has individual notes and suggested activities for group/guided reading, independent reading, speaking and listening and writing. There are 6 Floppy's Phonics Non-fiction titles available at Stage 3: Muffins Garden Gang Men on the Moon Barn Owls Markets Cool SummerRead Less

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Being A Beast

Author: Charles Foster

Publisher: Profile Books (2016)

Charles Foster wanted to know what life is really like for a badger, an otter, a deer, a fox, a swift. So he tried it. He lived in a hole like a badger for weeks, eating earthworms. As an otter he swam the rivers of north Devon at night. Like an urban fox he scavenged from the dustbins of London’s East End, and he was hunted as a red deer might be in the Scottish Highlands. He followed a swift’s migration route from Oxford to West Africa. A new departure for nature writing and an intimate look at life in the wild, Being a Beast brings together neuroscience, psychology, natural history and memoir, connecting with the beast in us all.

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Big Animal Vet

Author: Jillian Powell

Part of a series: Oxford Reading Tree inFact: Oxford Level 2

Publisher: Oxford University Press (2016)

Follow a vet as he travels around in his helicopter, looking after sick and injured animals on an African wildlife reserve. Children can meet elephants and lions, and learn how vets play a key role in looking after even the biggest animals. This book combines photography with delightful illustrations. Oxford Reading Tree inFact is a compelling non-fiction series that aims to engage children in reading for pleasure as powerfully as fiction does. The series includes 36 titles which are all phonically decodable, with some high-interest topic words to develop vocabulary and impart knowledge. The imaginative approach and variety of intriguing topics mean there are books to interest every child. The books are carefully levelled, making it easy to match every reader to the right book.

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Bilbo The Lifeguard Dog

Authors: Steven Jamieson, Alison Bowyer

Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson (2016)

When Steve Jamieson met Bilbo, a chocolate Newfoundland puppy, little did he know that the small bundle of fluff would grow to take up a huge space in his heart and change his life forever. The pair were inseparable, with Bilbo accompanying Steve to his job as head lifeguard of Sennen beach in Cornwall every day. With his webbed paws and thick, double layer of fur, Bilbo was an excellent swimmer and he was soon promoted to honorary lifeguard. He was even credited with saving the lives of three people.

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Count On Your Body

Author: Kurt Baze

Part of a series: Rigby Star White Level

Publisher: Pearson Education (2000)

This book teaches children all about some of the body's amazing functions. For example, did you know that if you uncoiled a sweat gland, it would be about the same height as a ten year old child? Or that every time you take a single step you use 200 muscles? Part of the Rigby Star series, this book is full of fun and interesting facts.

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Crazy Creatures

Author: Ian Locke

Part of a series: Fact Attack

Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books (1998)

This third title in the "Fact Attack" series includes an abundance of facts about the animal kingdom.

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