The Water Cycle

Author: Alison Milford
Publisher: Collins
ISBN: 9780008163884
Page: 48
View: 9903
We all need water to survive - without it there would be no life on Earth! Find out how the Earth recycles water, and what we can do to help. * Ruby/Band 14 books give increasing opportunities for children to develop their skills of inference and deduction. * Text type: An information book * Curriculum links: science, geography

The Life Cycle of a Polar Bear

Band 14/Ruby
Author: Catriona Clarke
Publisher: Collins
ISBN: 9780008208813
Page: N.A
View: 9890

Living in an Earthquake Zone

Band 13/Topaz
Author: Catriona Clarke
Publisher: Collins
ISBN: 9780008208783
Page: N.A
View: 1951

Evolution (A Ladybird Expert Book)

Author: Steve Jones
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 1405929456
Category: Science
Page: 56
View: 8718
Part of the new Ladybird Expert series, Evolution is a clear, simple and entertaining introduction to Charles Darwin's pioneering and revolutionary theory of how all life changes through natural selection. Written by broadcaster, prize-winning author and geneticist Professor Steve Jones, it explores the extraordinary diversity of life on our planet through the complex interactions of one very simple theory. You'll discover the common origins of dogs and Brussels sprouts, how it is we're all mutants, where wings, ears and tails came from, why sex is good for you, how some dinosaurs evolved and survived, and why human evolution may finally have stopped. Written by the leading lights and most outstanding communicators in their fields, the Ladybird Expert books provide clear, accessible and authoritative introductions to subjects drawn from science, history and culture. Other books currently available in the Ladybird Expert series include: · Climate Change · Quantum Mechanics For an adult readership, the Ladybird Expert series is produced in the same iconic small format pioneered by the original Ladybirds. Each beautifully illustrated book features the first new illustrations produced in the original Ladybird style for nearly forty years.

Collins Big Cat Picture Dictionary

Author: Evelyn Goldsmith
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007214057
Category: English language
Page: 64
View: 4069
With over 1000 illustrated words, this dictionary is a great way to build up your child's vocabulary. Arranged thematically, children can look and find lots of words in a variety of familiar, colourful settings. Additional language support is given at the back of the book.

Real Frank Zappa Book

Author: Frank Zappa,Peter Occhiogrosso
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671705725
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 352
View: 494
Recounts the life and career of the inventive and controversial rock musician, and includes information on his philosophies on art, his opinions on the music industry, and his thoughts on raising children.

The Billy-Goats Tough

Author: Tim O'Brien
Publisher: Collins Educational
ISBN: 9780007228638
Category: Children's stories
Page: 24
View: 7812
Find out how a female vampire, a hairy troll having a bad hair day, a super billy-goat who is a super pain, and a seriously weird commercial break, all find their way into this twist on a fairytale.

Living Beside a River

Author: Ellen Labrecque
Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree Library
ISBN: 1484608011
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
View: 7308
Introduces living beside rivers and describes the benefits and dangers of riverside living.

The Firebird

A Russian Folk Tale
Author: Theresa Breslin,June Crebbin
Publisher: Collins Big Cat
ISBN: 9780008147181
Category: Children's stories
Page: 48
View: 7769
June Crebbin tells this traditional magical tale. When Prince Ivan meets Gray Wolf, the two set out on an adventure that takes them to three different castles. Can they win three prizes, or will Prince Ivan pay with his life? Band info: Ruby/Band 14 books give increasing opportunities for children to develop their skills of inference and deduction.

Let's Talk Lymphoedema

The Essential Guide to Everything You Need to Know
Author: Peter Mortimer,Gemma Levine
Publisher: Elliott & Thompson
ISBN: 9781783962853
Page: 256
View: 2865

501 Sentence Completion Questions

Author: LearningExpress (Organization)
Publisher: Learning Express Llc
ISBN: 9781576855119
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 178
View: 9163
Uses vocabulary words in context to test verbal aptitude and prepare students for PSAT, SAT, and GRE, professional and civil service qualifying exams. Focuses on the sentence completion question by offering practice in finding words in context. Each question contains a sentence with a fill-in-the-blank space. Correct answers are fully explained using their definitions, to reinforce skills. Topics include sentence structure mechanics (subject-verb agreement, modifiers -- adjectives, adverbs, etc., paragraph structural development, and essay questions formatting.

Van Halen Rising

How a Southern California Backyard Party Band Saved Heavy Metal
Author: Greg Renoff
Publisher: ECW Press
ISBN: 1770907912
Category: Music
Page: 372
View: 1488
A vivid and energetic history of Van Halen's legendary early years After years of playing gigs everywhere from suburban backyards to dive bars, Van Halen — led by frontman extraordinaire David Lee Roth and guitar virtuoso Edward Van Halen — had the songs, the swagger, and the talent to turn the rock world on its ear. The quartet's classic 1978 debut, Van Halen, sold more than a million copies within months of release and rocketed the band to the stratosphere of rock success. On tour, Van Halen's high-energy show wowed audiences and prompted headlining acts like Black Sabbath to concede that they'd been blown off the stage. By the year's end, Van Halen had established themselves as superstars and reinvigorated heavy metal in the process. Based on more than 230 original interviews — including with former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony and power players like Pete Angelus, Marshall Berle, Donn Landee, Ted Templeman, and Neil Zlozower — Van Halen Rising reveals the untold story of how these rock legends made the unlikely journey from Pasadena, California, to the worldwide stage.

Ship Breaker

Author: Paolo Bacigalupi
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780316081689
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 336
View: 6893
This thrilling bestseller and National Book Award Finalist is a gritty, high-stakes adventure of a teenage boy faced with conflicting loyalties, set in a dark future America devastated by the forces of climate change. In America's flooded Gulf Coast region, oil is scarce, but loyalty is scarcer. Grounded oil tankers are being broken down for parts by crews of young people. Nailer, a teenage boy, works the light crew, scavenging for copper wiring just to make quota--and hopefully live to see another day. But when, by luck or by chance, he discovers an exquisite clipper ship beached during a recent hurricane, Nailer faces the most important decision of his life: Strip the ship for all it's worth or rescue its lone survivor, a beautiful and wealthy girl who could lead him to a better life.... In this powerful novel, Hugo and Nebula Award winning author Paolo Bacigalupi delivers a fast-paced adventure set in the vivid and raw, uncertain future of his companion novels The Drowned Cities and Tool of War. "Suzanne Collins may have put dystopian literature on the YA map with The Hunger Games...but Bacigalupi is one of the genre's masters, employing inventively terrifying details in equally imaginative story lines." --Los Angeles Times A New York Times Bestseller A Michael L. Printz Award Winner A National Book Award Finalist A VOYA 2010 Top Shelf Fiction for Middle School Readers Book A Rolling Stone 40 Best YA Novels Book

Short Pants

Author: Kath Lock
Publisher: Collins Educational
ISBN: 9780007228652
Category: Readers
Page: 24
View: 4981
A humorous play about a farmer who goes buy a new pair of overalls for the annual fair.

Revolution in a Bottle

How Terracycle Is Eliminating the Idea of Waste
Author: Tom Szaky
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101614013
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 224
View: 6932
The amazing story of what Inc. magazine called “the coolest little startup in America.” Tom Szaky dropped out of Princeton a decade ago to found TerraCycle, a company that makes the nonrecyclable recyclable. TerraCycle is now at the forefront of the eco-capitalist movement, partnering with more than 35 million people in twenty countries in the collection of waste and transforming that waste into useful products. Creating trash cans from chip bags and plastic benches from cigarette butts, TerraCycle has redefined recycling. Revolution in a Bottle is a rollicking tale of entrepreneurial adventure and an essential guide to creating a company that’s good for people, good for profits, and good for the planet. Since Revolution in a Bottle was first published in 2009, TerraCycle has grown dramatically from a small company offering worm poop in a soda bottle to a pioneer of recycling worldwide. This completely revised and expanded edition continues the story of this incredible company.

I Never Know How Poems Start

Author: Michael Rosen
Publisher: Collins Educational
ISBN: 9780007462049
Category: Children's poetry, English
Page: 32
View: 9629
Inspiration for poetry can come from anywhere - a memory, an insight and even broccoli! Former Children's Laureate Michael Rosen explains the inspiration behind a selection of his own quirky poems, highlighting that ideas can come from many different places. * White/Band 10 books have more complex sentences and figurative language. * Text type: A poetry book * Pages 22 and 23 summarise some of the inspirations and resulting poems, allowing children to discuss and explore the ideas from the book. * Curriculum links: Literacy: Really Looking; Language play

What If We Run Out of Oil?

Author: Nick Hunter
Publisher: Collins Educational
ISBN: 9780007428342
Category: Petroleum
Page: 80
View: 1140
We use oil every day – whether on the bus to school or writing with a pen. But where does it come from? What impact is our use of it having on the environment? What will happen when we run out completely? Explore the answers to these questions in this detailed information book, with stunning photographs and clear diagrams. • Pearl/Band 18 books offer fluent readers a complex, substantial text with challenging themes to facilitate sustained comprehension, bridging the gap between a reading programme and longer chapter books. • Text type: A non-chronological report. • Curriculum links: Geography: Improving the Environment, Citizenship: Choices.

500 Best-Loved Song Lyrics

Author: Ronald Herder
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486171523
Category: Music
Page: 432
View: 5436
Complete lyrics for well-known folk songs, hymns, popular and show tunes, more. Oh Susanna, The Battle Hymn of the Republic, When Johnny Comes Marching Home, hundreds more. Indispensable for singalongs, parties, family get-togethers, etc.

The Surrogate Sea

Book Six of the Wilderhark Tales
Author: Danielle E. Shipley
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780989184656
Page: 304
View: 9435
The Sea's storm brought them together, and the Sea's rules will keep them apart, unless the mute but melodious Muirigan can find another to take her place, freeing her to pursue the human man she loves. But when her plan collides with the schemes of the sly South Wind, a princess's agenda to look for love in all the most fantastic places, and a prince whose head and heart have been long years at war, the result is a tragedy of errors from which the world might never recover.~ The Surrogate SeaBook (Six of The Wilderhark Tales) ~*****An enchantress's curse turns a spoiled royal into a beast; a princess's pricked finger places her under a hundred-year spell; bales of straw are spun as golden as the singing harp whisked down a giant beanstalk - all within sight of Wilderhark, the forest that's seen it all. You've heard the stories - of young men scaling rope-like braids to assist the tower-bound damsel; of gorgeous gowns appearing just in time for a midnight ball; of frog princes, and swan princes, and princes saved from drowning by maidens of the sea. Tales of magic. Tales of adventure. Most of all, tales of true love. Once upon a time, you knew them as fairytales. Know them now as Wilderhark's.

Concepts about Print

What Has a Child Learned about the Way We Print Language?
Author: Marie Clay
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325092805
Category: Education
Page: 48
View: 4411
Includes copies of readers: Follow me, moon, No shoes, Sand, and Stones, all by the author.