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            Guinness World Records 2020: The Bestselling Annual Book of Records

            Guinness World Records 2020: The Bestselling Annual Book of Records (Hardback, New edition)

            Prepared for publication by World Records, Guinness

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            Get ready for a new decade of record-breaking with Guinness World Records 2020. Fully updated and redesigned with an electrifying new look, GWR2020 celebrates the latest record-breaking achievements, covering a wide spectrum of topics from amazing animals, jaw-dropping geography ...and spectacular sporting achievements - to the cutting-edge.
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            ISBN 9781912286812
            Released NZ 5 Sep 2019
            Publisher Guinness World Records Limited
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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            Maps of the World's Oceans: An Illustrated Children's Atlas to the Seas and all the Creatures and Plants that Live There

            Maps of the World's Oceans: An Illustrated Children's Atlas to the Seas and all the Creatures and Plants that Live There (Hardback)

            By Mojetta, Angelo; Lavagno, Enrico; Illustrated by Vallarino, Sacco

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            This lavishly illustrated, fact-filled atlas-a follow-up to Maps of the World-allows children to discover the fascinating and mysterious world below sea level.

            ISBN 9780762467976
            Released NZ 14 Jan 2020
            Publisher Running Press
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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            What's the Point of Maths?

            What's the Point of Maths? (Hardback)

            By DK

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            Incredible historical and contemporary stories explore the often surprising origins of the maths we use today, from number sequences to trigonometry. Crazy facts, magic tricks, and mathematical brainteasers will amuse and entertain even the most reluctant math students. Find out ...why an hour has 60 rather than 100 minutes and how prime numbers keep the internet working. Colourful and uncluttered illustrations make mathematical explanations easy to grasp in seconds and make this user-friendly book simple to navigate and a joy to browse and read. What's the point of maths? is perfect for those who need some inspiration when it comes to numbers. It combines stories from history with simple visual explanations to bring maths to life. From spotting a bargain to talking to computers, from filling in a giant sinkhole to becoming a trillionaire, it shows children why core maths ideas were invented and how to apply them today - in the classroom and the real world! Accompanying the fascinating stories are puzzles, games, and amazing facts, as well as a lively challenge to help bring each of the topics to life. Stylish, colourful illustrations make the maths fun and unintimidating, while simple diagrams and steps make explanations easy to grasp in seconds. Throughout the book, worked examples show readers how to solve simple maths challenges, encouraging children to improve their maths skills with hands-on practice. A vocational theme runs throughout the book, showing why maths is a vital skill in many fields of life, from science and entertainment to sport and travel.
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            ISBN 9780241343524
            Released NZ 7 Jan 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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            Forensic Science: Discover the Fascinating Methods Scientists Use to Solve Crimes

            Forensic Science: Discover the Fascinating Methods Scientists Use to Solve Crimes (Paperback)

            By Cooper, Chris

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            What is forensic science and how is it used to solve a crime? How do you know if a red stain is blood or ketchup, or whose blood it is? Can computers really recognize your face in a crowd? How do scientists decide how old bones are, and trace who they once belonged to? Explore th...e fascinating, and sometimes gory, world of forensics, where science helps crack the case. Learn why it is important to secure a crime scene, why fingerprints are critical clues, and how DNA sampling works. Find out how maggots can reveal how long someone has been dead, or how a single fabric fibre can lead to the murderer. From the scene of the crime to testing in the laboratory, you will get to know how all the clues are put together to tell a story and reveal the guilty person. Discover how methods have changed since the days of Sherlock Holmes, the latest technology in use today, and techniques of the future. Flip to the reference section to learn about pioneers in the field, see a timeline of forensic firsts, and locate museums and special websites to visit for further inspiration and exploration. The glossary gives you all the vocab you need to sound like a real CSI expert.
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            ISBN 9780241423639
            Released NZ 4 Feb 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 9-11 years
            Series DK Eyewitness
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            Encyclopedia of Animals
             

            Encyclopedia of Animals (Hardback)

            By Howard, Jules; Illustrated by Vogel, Jarom

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            A comprehensive guide to the animal kingdom covering: fish, reptiles, invertebrates, amphibians, birds and mammals

            ISBN 9781786034601
            Released NZ 3 Dec 2019
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
            Interest Age 7-9 years
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            Little Kids First Big Book of Pets

            Little Kids First Big Book of Pets (Hardback)

            By Geographic Kids, National; Contributions by Hughes, Catherine; Edited by Ferguson-Delano, Marfe

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            Playful puppies! Cuddly kittens! Beautiful birds! Learn all about pets with fur, feathers, fins, scales, and shells-and how to find and care for the perfect family pet.

            ISBN 9781426334702
            Released NZ 22 Nov 2019
            Publisher National Geographic Kids
            Interest Age 4-8 years
            Series First Big Book
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            Dog Breed Guide: A Complete Reference to Your Best Friend Furr-Ever

            Dog Breed Guide: A Complete Reference to Your Best Friend Furr-Ever (Hardback)

            By Geographic Kids, National; Resler, Tj; Weitzman, Gary; Edited by Lamichhane, Priyanka

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            You're ready to get a dog, but which furry friend is the best fit for you? From the experts who brought you How to Speak Dog, learn all about more than 400 different dog breeds so you can find your paw-fect friend!

            ISBN 9781426334450
            Released NZ 22 Nov 2019
            Publisher National Geographic Kids
            Interest Age 8-12 years
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            Cat Breed Guide: A Complete Reference to Your Purr-Fect Best Friend

            Cat Breed Guide: A Complete Reference to Your Purr-Fect Best Friend (Hardback)

            By Geographic Kids, National; Weitzman, Dr. Gary; Warren Drimmer, Stephanie; Edited by Modany, Angela

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            You're ready to get a cat, but which feline is the purr-fect fit for you? From the experts who brought you How to Speak Cat, learn all about 71 different cat breeds so you can find your furr-ever friend right meow!

            ISBN 9781426334399
            Released NZ 22 Nov 2019
            Publisher National Geographic Kids
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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            Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition: 2020

            Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition: 2020 (Paperback)

            By World Records, Guinness

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            The Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition 2020 is the global authority on all things videogames. The 13th edition of the annual puts the characters you love - including Mario, Luigi, Sonic, Link and Spider-Man at its core. This year we also include a 14-page Fortnite section tha...t covers all aspects of the game that has taken the industry by storm.
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            ISBN 9781912286829
            Released NZ 5 Sep 2019
            Publisher Guinness World Records Limited
            Interest Age Children
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            Myths, Legends, and Sacred Stories: A Children's Encyclopedia
             

            Myths, Legends, and Sacred Stories: A Children's Encyclopedia (Hardback)

            By DK

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            From lightning-wielding Zeus to Thor, god of thunder - heroes, gods, and monsters are brought to life in these retellings of myths from around the world. Myths and Legends is a children's book that invites you to explore all the well-known stories from Greek mythology, Norse myth...ology, and a range of other cultures across more than 100 tales. Discover the fascinating myths of Anansi, the West African trickster god who takes the form of a spider; Changing Woman, the Navajo nature goddess who changes her dress with the seasons; or Tane, the Maori forest god who first brought death to the world. Read about ferocious, man-eating monsters such as the Minotaur, Baba Yaga, and Fafnir the dragon, and the legendary heroes that fought them, like Perseus, Rama, and Gilgamesh. Also included are Robin Hood, the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, the Mahabharata, Aztec mythology, and myths and legends from across Asia. As well as offering the retellings themselves, Myths and Legends: a children's encyclopedia investigates the meanings of these primal stories, examining why these tales have stood the test of time over thousands of years. Themed features draw together elements that are common to myths from all over the world, such as shape-changers, mythical beasts, and magical weapons. Panels on modern retellings, such as China's The Monkey King and Marvel's Thor, help to show why these myths are still relevant to our lives today.
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            ISBN 9780241296929
            Released NZ 5 Nov 2019
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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