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Little Explorers: Let’s Go Building Site

This book is fun! Readers will learn all about the different jobs, machines and materials that are used on a building site. A bonus to this book is the more than 30 flaps that readers can open, explore and learn in more detail about the object they are looking at.

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Reading Matters reading guide

Published in September 2023, 'Reading Matters' sees the return of the 'best of the year' format to our annual reading guide. 

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How It Works Digger

We're invited to look inside to discover how a digger works, as we follow its journey from the builders' yard to the building site, and watch it build a new house. But that's not all, as each double page spread contains peep-through pages, a little cat to spot and a well-informed mouse which gives ‘Did You Know?’ facts. I certainly learnt a thing or two; who knew a digger can weigh as much as 20 elephants?

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Juniper Mae: Knight of Tykotech City

A glorious technical city of the future where the impossible is possible, but something is going wrong with the power core. Surrounding the city is a deep, dark forest where fearsome monsters are said to roam. And from the city, a lonely young inventor’s jetpack goes wrong, crashing her into the shadowy trees. So starts a thrilling adventure with Juniper Mae and the new friends she discovers on her journey back to the city; the mystery of this tale is immediate and important, keeping you reading to the end.

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Beyond the Frozen Horizon

In the not-so-distant future, the world has finally recognised the threat posed by climate change. When Rory, an adventurous and nature-loving, girl isolated from her schoolmates by family circumstance is granted the opportunity to explore a re-wilded far north, she's thrilled.

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A Day in the Life of an Astronaut: Mars and the Distant Stars

Did you know that you can’t have a proper cry in space because the tears don’t roll away from your eyes? Or that wireless headphones were invented to free astronauts from trailing wires? There’s something for everyone in this lively and colourful book that promises ‘space as you’ve never seen it before’, and it doesn’t disappoint.

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Building Communities Reading List

A reading list for ages 0–12, designed to inspire building the homes, places and communities of tomorrow.

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Epic Adventures: Explore The World In 12 Amazing Train Journeys

Author Sam Sedgman dedicates Epic Adventures to his parents, who taught him ‘to travel.’ This is an apt dedication because Sedgman's love for travel and adventure permeates this beautifully illustrated, informative book.

The book invites its reader to take epic train journeys across six continents and thirty-four countries, stopping off at several cities along the way. Sam Brewster's detailed illustrations set alongside plenty of interesting facts will leave readers of all ages pouring over the pages. This is a book that readers are likely to want to return to repeatedly.

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World of Food

A book about food that contains only one recipe! All those culinary delights and no washing up! The World of Food lifts a lid on everything that can be eaten and digested. From what we eat to where it comes from, this well researched and interesting book will enchant and educate all gastronomes, historians, and budding chefs.