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An inspiring and empowering rhyming story that’s a joy to read aloud, all about the power of children to change the world.

Sally McBrass is the smallest girl in the youngest class – but Sally knows you don’t have to be big to be strong. From kites stuck up trees to howling dogs to stray cats in the car park, little Sally notices things that others don’t, and when she sees people being mean at school, she is brave enough to speak up.

The Smallest Girl in the Class by Justin Roberts and Christian Robinson is a moving and gorgeously illustrated story about bravery and changing the world for the better. The perfect book to build empathy and start discussions about kindness with young children.

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A beautifully illustrated, funny and thought-provoking book for building confidence and encouraging children to express their feelings – about anything and everything. This book will help enable a much broader conversation about individuality, fear and hopes.

All author royalties are being donated to the NSPCC.

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In Hair-raising Human Body Facts, you’ll learn about some of the most incredible things going on inside you right now! Giggle and gasp as you read about and see some truly astonishing (and sometimes silly) parts of the human body, such as your super-cool cornea, which gets its oxygen from the air and has no blood at all flowing to it, or your secretly clever nostrils, which take turns breathing – that’s some amazing teamwork!

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A pirate skeleton seeks to put its bones back together in this rhyming first book of anatomy!
A stormy night at sea has uncovered some long-buried secrets and surprises. Is that the mast of a shipwreck? A faded pirate hat? And what’s that hiding in the sand? A mandible and a clavicle, phalanges and femurs, a tibia and a fibula – could there be a complete set of bones scattered across the ocean floor? And who might they belong to?
A jaunty rhyme takes readers on an underwater scavenger hunt as a comical skeleton tries to put itself back together piece by piece. Make no bones about it – this rollicking read-aloud will have young ones learning anatomy without even realising.

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Where is your heart? How do your lungs work? What does your heart pump around your body? Find the answers to these questions and much, much more in this comprehensive introduction to how our lungs and heart work to keep us alive. Packed with photographs and diagrams, fascinating facts and activities to complete, this is the perfect hands-on introduction to how the human body works. Written and checked by experts, it uses clear and simple explanations making complex ideas easy to understand, and features a glossary to explain tricky terms, as well as parents and teachers’ notes to help take the learning further.

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Learn how much your brain can grow! The perfect introduction to growth mindset, Your Fantastic Elastic Brain: Stretch It, Shape It is:A growth mindset book for kidsA teacher must-have for classroomsThe best resource for anyone to teach growth mindsetDid you know you can stretch and grow your own brain? Or that making mistakes is one of the best ways your brain learns? Awarded as one of the best growth mindset books for kids, Your Fantastic Elastic Brain: Stretch It, Shape It teaches all the ways that the brain can develop with exercise, just like the rest of our bodies.
Educator and psychologist Dr. JoAnn Deak offers a fun and engaging introduction to the anatomy and functions of the brain that will empower each young reader to S-T-R-E-T-C-H and grow their fantastic, elastic brain!

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A heartwarming story about the new girl in school, and how she learns to appreciate her Korean name.
Being the new kid in school is hard enough, but what happens when nobody can pronounce your name? Having just moved from Korea, Unhei is anxious about fitting in. So instead of introducing herself on the first day of school, she decides to choose an American name from a glass jar. But while Unhei thinks of being a Suzy, Laura, or Amanda, nothing feels right. With the help of a new friend, Unhei will learn that the best name is her own.

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Are our ears supposed to be a weird shape? Why do we sneeze? What is the point in having skin?

The human body is one of the most complicated things in the Universe. Join Professor Astro Cat and the whole gang as they journey through all the wondrous parts of the human body, with the help of writer Dominic Walliman himself! From head to toe and everywhere in-between, there’s nothing left out of this fascinating human body odyssey!

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Imagine you could go anywhere, meet anyone and do anything. Where would you live? Where would you sleep? Who would be your friends? What games would you play? Go on . . . you choose!

With the help of Nick Sharratt’s wonderfully detailed illustrations, Pippa Goodhart explores a whole range of scenarios where choosing is made fun! This is a timeless classic which children will love to return to again and again – and there’s something new to find on every read!

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An exciting new edition of one of the six books in zoologist Nicola Davies’ fascinating Animal Science series – the best biology series ever! Every animal has a habitat where it can find food and shelter and have its babies. But there is one group of creatures whose habitats are not forests, seas or deserts. Instead they live on or in the bodies of other animals – in skin, hair, fur, feathers, blood, guts, livers, hearts and lungs. They are parasites . Uncover the secrets of their amazing life-cycles and dare yourself not to scratch or groan as you read … then give in; it’s impossible! Short written sections with creepy-crawly diagrams and comic strips by Neal Layton make this information book engaging and accessible for young minds.

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