The Story of Spying

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Author: Rob Lloyd Jones

Publisher: Usborne Books

ISBN: 9780746076835

Category: Espionage

Page: 62

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The book tells the story of the story of spying, from Alexander the Great's secret scouts to more recent Cold War espionage techniques. Contains fascinating details of real life plots uncovered by spies, famous spies such as Violette Szabo, amazing inventions used in the world of spying, and the important roles which spies have played through the ages. Developed in consultation with Alison Kelly, who is a senior lecturer in education and an early reading specialist from Roehampton University.

Defender of the Realm

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Author: Mark Huckerby,Nick Ostler

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545936845

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

View: 1958

Alfie thinks he knows his destiny. As Prince Alfred, heir to the throne of Great Britain, he's fated to become the most disappointing king in the nation's history. Alfie longs for a way to prove himself, but little does he realize that with the throne of England comes an ancient secret. He who wears the crown must protect the country as the legendary hero -- the Defender of the Realm. Hayley is an ordinary girl, living an ordinary life. She certainly never believed in the mysterious superhero, the Defender. Then, after witnessing a very public battle at the Tower of London, everything is different, and Hayley is left with no doubt. The Defender is real. Two kids with two very different lives are about to get caught up in a centuries-long battle for the fate of a nation. Monsters and criminals, villains and dragons, together Hayley and Alfie must protect their home at all costs.

The Story of Pirates

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Author: Rob Lloyd Jones

Publisher: Usborne Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780794516185

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 63

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Describes the history of pirates, discussing why they plundered and what life was like for a pirate in the seventeenth century.

See Inside Ancient Egypt

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Author: Rob Lloyd Jones

Publisher: Usborne Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780794520373

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 14

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Introduces daily life in ancient Egypt, inviting readers to lift the flaps and view the scenes and activities at a market, temple, pyramid construction site, and royal burial. On board pages.

The Story of Islam

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Author: Rob Lloyd Jones

Publisher: Usborne Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780794518653

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 61

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Explores the doctrines and beliefs of Islam, its practices and institutions, the history of the religion, and Islam today.

The Story of Football

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Author: Rob Lloyd Jones,Paddy Mounter

Publisher: Usborne Books

ISBN: 9781409545569

Category: Soccer

Page: 64

View: 4595

A lively and engaging look at football through the ages, this book describes when the first matches kicked off, why the rules developed and how rugby and American football were born.

Spy Toys

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Author: Mark Powers

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1681197103

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 1962

The world's leading toy manufacturer gives each toy it creates a tiny, computerized brain and a unique personality making for some seriously awesome toys. But sometimes there's a faulty toy . . . Dan is a "Snugliffic Cuddlestar" bear--he should be perfect for hugging. But because of a malfunctioning chip, Dan is so strong he could crush a car. Thrown into the rejects pile, he meets Arabella, a "Loadsasmiles Sunshine" doll, who has a very short temper. Soon Dan, Arabella, and Flax (a custom-made police robot rabbit) are recruited by the head of the toy world exactly for what makes them unfit. And their first mission is a doozy: to protect a senator's eight-year-old son from being kidnapped. With black-and-white illustrations throughout, this hilarious book has reluctant reader appeal written all over it.

Look Inside Mummies and Pyramids

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Author: Rob Lloyd Jones,Stefano Tognetti,Jnae Chisholm

Publisher: Usborne Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781409563921

Category: Board books

Page: 14

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A lift-the-flap information book for young readers which explores life in Ancient Egypt, in particular the rituals that the Egyptian Pharaohs undertook in preparation for the afterlife: mummification and the construction of pyramids. Many children are fascinated by the Ancient Egyptians -- their colossal pyramids, their somewhat gory methods of preserving their dead and their amazing, all-powerful gods. Children will love lifting the flaps and peeking beneath them to discover lots of fascination facts about mummies, pyramids and life in Ancient Egypt.

Wild Boy

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Author: Rob Lloyd Jones

Publisher: Walker

ISBN: 9781406341386

Category: Children's stories

Page: 300

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London, 1841. A boy, cover in hair and raised as a monster, is condemned to life in a travelling freak show. But he has extraordinary powers of observation and detection. When he is accused of murder, he goes on the run, hungry for the truth.

Look Inside Cars

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Author: Rob Lloyd Jones

Publisher: Usborne Books

ISBN: 9781409539506

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 14

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A board book about cars and how they work with multiple flaps on each page.

Usborne Flip Flap Airport

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Author: Katie Daynes,Rob Lloyd Jones

Publisher: Usborne Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780794524012

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 13

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Presents information about airports and air travel, including handling baggage, preparing planes, taking off, and arrival. On board pages.

The Story of Robin Hood

Usborne Picture Books

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Author: Rob Lloyd Jones,Alan Marks

Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1409556441

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

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When Jack's father is arrested by the evil Sheriff of Nottingham, Jack must seek help from the notorious Robin Hood. Bring the legend of Robin Hood alive with this beautifully illustrated picture book, perfect for young children.

The Moviegoer

A Novel

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Author: Walker Percy

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453216251

Category: Fiction

Page: 191

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In this National Book Award­–winning novel, a young man, torn between the forces of tradition and change, searches for meaning in postwar America. On the cusp of his thirtieth birthday, Binx Bolling is a lost soul. A stockbroker and member of an established New Orleans family, Binx’s one escape is the movie theater that transports him from the falseness of his life. With Mardi Gras in full swing, Binx, along with his cousin Kate, sets out to find his true purpose amid the excesses of the carnival that surrounds him. Buoyant yet powerful, The Moviegoer is a poignant indictment of modern values, and an unforgettable story of a week that will change two lives forever. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Walker Percy including rare photos from the author’s estate.

Look Inside a Building Site

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Author: Rob Lloyd Jones

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781474916226

Category:

Page: 14

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This smart lift-the-flap book takes a good look inside a building site, how it works and operates, what trucks and diggers are used for. See the same building site as construction unfolds and learn about how a building (house or otherwise) is put together.

How to be a Scientist

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Author: Steve Mould

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 146546669X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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A bold and playful approach to science that makes the subject relevant to kids and encourages them to discover it in the real world with more than 40 fun questions, science games, and real-life scenarios. Why is the sea salty? How do my five senses work? Why are there different times on Earth? Kids can have all these questions - and more - answered in How to be a Scientist, as they learn how to think like a scientist and look at the world to figure out how science works. More than 40 simple activities have undetermined answers, encouraging curious young readers to find new ways to test ideas, and fun questions, games, and real-life scenarios make scientific concepts fun and relevant. The stories of the great scientists and their discoveries - and failures - are told in an entertaining way to provide even further inspiration for little budding scientists. Supporting STEM education initiatives, How to be a Scientist will inspire kids to ask questions, do activities, and discover amazing facts.

Crusaders

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Author: Rob Lloyd Jones

Publisher: Usborne Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780794516178

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 63

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Designed for fully confident readers, this series helps build stamina for reading standard-length books.

Big Picture Book of London

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Author: Rob Lloyd Jones

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781409598718

Category:

Page: 32

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Discover the many exciting sights of the London Landscape. Learn about the history, the culture and the people through this amusing pictue book. Like a colourful trip around a Monopoly board, this trendy information book is packed with detailed illustrations of London and plenty of famous landmarks. Children can see how many pictures they recognise and learn about those they don't. Illustrations: Full colour throughout

See Inside First World War

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Author: Rob Lloyd Jones

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781409531708

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 16

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This is a fascinating flap book packed with essential information about the First World War, from the start of the conflict in 1914, to its resolution in 1918.

Simon Thorn and the Wolf's Den

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Author: Aimée Carter

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1619637057

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

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Twelve-year-old Simon Thorn's life has never been normal-especially since he's been keeping a big secret: he can talk to animals. But when his mom is suddenly kidnapped by a herd of New York City rats, Simon finds out that he, his mom, and his uncle are all Animalgams-someone born with the ability to change into an animal at will-and suddenly talking to animals doesn't seem so crazy after all. In search of his mom, Simon discovers that Animalgams belong to an ancient world made up of Five Animal Kingdoms (Mammals, Birds, Insects, Reptiles, and Underwater) which are now under attackÂ?and Simon just may be the only one who can save them all. Imaginative and vivid with themes of bravery, loyalty, and finding one's true self, this exciting, five-book adventure series is perfect for fans of the Spirit Animals and The School of Good and Evil series.