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Topic : "STEM"

Science, technology, engineering & mathematics

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Image currently unavailable 21158 : 100 scientists who made history by Mills, Andrea & Caldwell, Stella
From brainy biologists and clever chemists to magnificent mathematicians and pioneering physicists, discover 100 remarkable scientists who shaped our world.
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Image currently unavailable 5891 : 100 things to know about science by Frith, Alex & Lacey, Minna & Martin, Jerome & Melmoth, Jonathan
Find out about familiar and less familiar topics, from the Earth's magnetic poles to spider venom and black holes. Lots of facts and colourful infographics cover one hundred science topics.
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Image currently unavailable 18875 : A-Z of scientific discoveries, The (A-C) by Stoyles, Pennie & Mulvany, Christine
Find out lots of interesting facts and figures about the important discoveries in science. These discoveries can be made by a single person or a team and, sometimes, it can take hundreds of years to make a discovery.
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Image currently unavailable 10909 : A-Z of scientific discoveries, The (D-G) by Stoyles, Pennie & Mulvany, Christine
Find out lots of interesting facts and figures about the important discoveries in science. These discoveries can be made by a single person or a team and, sometimes, it can take hundreds of years to make a discovery.
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Image currently unavailable 23214 : A-Z of scientific discoveries, The (H-L) by Stoyles, Pennie & Mulvany, Christine
Find out lots of interesting facts and figures about the important discoveries in science. These discoveries can be made by a single person or a team and, sometimes, it can take hundreds of years to make a discovery.
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Image currently unavailable 42506 : A-Z of scientific discoveries, The (M-O) by Stoyles, Pennie & Mulvany, Christine
Find out lots of interesting facts and figures about the important discoveries in science. These discoveries can be made by a single person or a team and, sometimes, it can take hundreds of years to make a discovery.
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Image currently unavailable 90327 : A-Z of scientific discoveries, The (P-S) by Stoyles, Pennie & Mulvany, Christine
Find out lots of interesting facts and figures about the important discoveries in science. These discoveries can be made by a single person or a team and, sometimes, it can take hundreds of years to make a discovery.
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Image currently unavailable 5623 : A-Z of scientific discoveries, The (T-Z) by Stoyles, Pennie & Mulvany, Christine
Find out lots of interesting facts and figures about the important discoveries in science. These discoveries can be made by a single person or a team and, sometimes, it can take hundreds of years to make a discovery.
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Image currently unavailable 2803 : Ada Twist scientist by Beaty, Andrea & Roberts, David (ill)
Ada has a boundless imagination and is very, very curious. When her house fills with an horrific, toe-curling smell, Ada sets out to find the source. Not afraid of failure, she embarks on a fact-finding mission and conducts scientific experiments, all in the name of discovery. But, this time, Ada's experiments lead to even more stink and trouble.
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K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 11356 : Adam Spencer's world of numbers by Spencer, Adam
If you love numbers and like to laugh, then you'll enjoy finding out the crucial role that numbers play in our understanding of sport, space, computers, cooking, and a whole lot in between. This book decodes barcodes, explains why we say 'as sixes and sevens' when we're discombobulated, shows how many people you need in a room before there'll be a birthday in common, and why the number seventy is weird and what can be done about it. A whole lot more weird and wonderful stuff.
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Image currently unavailable 56121 : Albert Einstein: the miracle mind by Yeatts, Tabatha
Albert Einstein's name is synonymous with genius. He revolutionised the way we understand the universe and paved the way for diverse technology such as lasers, cell phones, electron microscopes and DVD players. Follow Einstein's journey from his childhood through to his groundbreaking writings that won him the Nobel Prize.
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Image currently unavailable 15131 : Amazing Australian mammals by Silkstone, Barry
One of the Amazing Australian series. An information book with interesting, simply presented facts and detailed photos of various Australian mammals. Maps, fact files and a glossary of words enhance the text.
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Image currently unavailable 11265 : Animal architects by Nicholson, John
An illustrated, factual book about shells, nests, mounds, bowers, galleries, dens and lodges. These are homes that animals around the world build to shelter themselves and their young.
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Image currently unavailable 7000 : Animalium by Broom, Jenny & Scott, Katie (ill)
Welcome to the virtual museum. Wander the six galleries, which present the animal kingdom - Invertebrates, Fish, Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds and Mammals. Each chapter features a different branch of the tree of life, from the simple sponge to the enormous elephant.
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Image currently unavailable 80016 : Astronomy by Lippincott, Kristen
From the man whose children helped him to invent the telescope to the incredible connection between Earth's seas and the Moon, you can find out all about planets and stars, and discover the history of the world's oldest science.
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Image currently unavailable 45305 : Australian backyard explorer by Macinnis, Peter
Australian history joins with science to bring the world of the explorer to life. Each chapter contains an historical section plus a related project and some quirky but interesting facts. Trying to stay alive and keeping an eye on the weather are just as applicable today as they were two hundred years ago. Tales of tragedy, conflict and death, loyalty, amazing perseverance and wonderment.
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7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 1662 : Big book of numbers by Spencer, Adam
If you love numbers, want to love numbers or just love to laugh and learn about the wonderful life we live, then this numbers book is for you. Discover primes, Pi, perfect numbers and how many ribs an elephant has.
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Image currently unavailable 4209 : Book of f1rsts by Buckley, James (ed)
Eleven selections of bizarre trivia, fascinating facts, feats and world records. Categories such as Air and Space, Entertainment, Technology and Transportation are included in this eclectic collection.
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Image currently unavailable 895 : Botanicum by Wills, Kathie & Scott, Katie (ill)
This museum is open all hours. It houses an extraordinary collection of plants, from tiny algae to fascinating carnivores. Gloriously coloured fungi and lichens are here, too. Find out why some plants are green and others are not, how some plants live in water while others are suspended in mid-air, and how some plants feed on flesh. Plants give us some of our biggest, smallest, oldest and smelliest forms of life on Earth. Experience a virtual museum through this fascinating and beautiful book.
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Image currently unavailable 6131 : Building a Minecraft city by Guthals, Sarah
If you are a a Minecraft fanatic, then take your creative play to new heights. Step-by-step instructions and simple explanations for completing projects will show you how to design and build truly impressive Minecraft structures.
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Image currently unavailable 4638 : Building your own robots by McComb, Gordon
Build fun robotics projects with common household items and old toys. The projects introduce you to core robotics concepts while keeping tasks simple and easy to follow. Design and build a self-propelled vehicle, hack an old remote control car to create a motorised robot, and use simple commands to build and program a virtual robot.
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Image currently unavailable 3107 : Coding projects with Scratch made easy by Setford, Steve & Woodcock, Jon
Get ready to learn a whole new language: computer coding. Teach yourself how to create your own computer projects using this Scratch programming workbook. Perfect for beginners, with easy-to-understand, engaging instructions and no complicated jargon.
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Image currently unavailable 4334 : Communications technology by Hilvert, John & Bruce, Linda
Since ancient times, people have been fascinated by how things work. This series features the design and technology of machines that are part of our daily lives, and explains where and how they are used and the materials from which they are made.
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Image currently unavailable 43461 : Cool coding by Hansen, Robert
This book is the perfect addition to any home or school. Coding is a subject we all have questions about, and this handy little book is beautifully laid out to dip into - either to find the answer to a question or to browse. Written in neat little chunks with fun facts, colourful illustrations and careful definitions. There are even links and exercises to continue with once you've finished reading the book.
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7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 116044 : Creating digital animations by Breen, Derek
If you want to create digital animations, this book will introduce you to important game design concepts through three simple projects. Step-by-step instructions walk you through the four major phases of animation design, showing you how to turn your idea into a real animation, with sound effects and more.
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Image currently unavailable 20989 : Crime and detection by Lane, Brian & Buller, Laura
Throughout history, there have been criminals notorious for their crimes and judges famous for upholding the law. Detecting crimes has become more efficient since the development of forensic science. See how traces of blood, dirt or skin, and strands of hair or fibres have led to the identification of a criminal.
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Image currently unavailable 23863 : Designing digital games by Breen, Derek
Discover your design skills by developing a video game and learning basic programming concepts to complete cool projects. To get started, all you need is a computer connected to the Internet.
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Image currently unavailable 3638 : DK findout: Animals by Mills, Andrea
All you have you ever wanted to know about the animal kingdom, from what makes up a bird and how animals use camouflage to hide. This book is packed with surprising facts and amazing pictures of animals, from mammals to reptiles.
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Image currently unavailable 3577 : DK findout: Dinosaurs by Mills, Andrea
All you have you ever wanted to know about the dinosaurs, from how big was a Argentinosaurus and where would you have to have gone to find a T.rex. This book is packed with surprising facts and amazing pictures of the prehistoric world.
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Image currently unavailable 3641 : DK findout: Science by Grossman, Emily
All you have you ever wanted to know about science, everything from light and electricity, to animals and parts of the body. Discover how to make a rainbow and all about the states of matter.
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Image currently unavailable 35542 : Dk findout: Sharks by DK
The book for any kid who can't get enough shark facts! Packed with facts, quizzes and incredible images of all your favourite sharks including bullhead, carpet and angel sharks. Discover sharks from prehistoric times and try to match shark eggs to their parents.
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Image currently unavailable 3574 : DK findout: Solar System by Cruddas, Sara
All you have you ever wanted to know about the Solar System, from what are Saturn's rings made of or how long does it take to get to Pluto. This book is packed with surprising facts and amazing pictures that are out of this world.
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Image currently unavailable 35538 : DK findout: Volcanoes by DK
Everything you would want to know about the explosive world of volcanoes. Discover what the biggest volcano in the solar system is, how hot lava is and which type of lava is the stickiest.
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Image currently unavailable 4449 : Do not lick this book by Ben-Barak, Idan & Frost, Julian
Min is microbe. She is small. Very small. In fact so small that you'd need to look through a microscope to see her. Or you can simply open this book and take Min on an adventure to amazing places she's never seen before- like the icy glaciers of your tooth or the twisted, tangled jungle that is your shirt. The perfect book for anyone who wants to take a closer look at the world.
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Image currently unavailable 21153 : Do you know about science? by Dodd, Emily
Over 200 intriguing science questions - answered. This is the ideal science encyclopedia to help budding Einsteins ages 6 and up with their school and homework projects - as well as for parents who need to answer those tricky science questions.
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Image currently unavailable 23199 : Dr Huxley's bequest: History of medicine in thirteen objects, A by Cooper, Michelle
A mysterious bequest sends Rosy and Jaz on a race against time to identify thirteen strange and wonderful objects - which turn out to tell the story of medicine, from the superstitions of ancient Egypt to the modern-day ethical dilemmas of genetic testing. Can unicorns cure leprosy? What secrets of the brain did Michelangelo conceal in his Sistine Chapel paintings? Did a zombie discover the cure for scurvy? Does homeopathy actually work? Why did an Australian scientist decide to drink dangerous bacteria? Is grapefruit evil? Did the bumps on Ned Kelly's head predict his fate? And how exactly did parachuting cats save a village from the plague?
7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 20711 : Dr Karl's big book of amazing animals by Kruszelnicki, Dr Karl
From creepy crawlies and the world under the water to the biggest, longest, loudest, sleepiest and stinkiest animals of all. Here are lots of facts to astonish, puzzle and perplex, codes to crack, things to draw and colour, odd ones out, and differences to spot,
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Image currently unavailable 13752 : Dr Karl's short back & science by Kruszelnicki, Dr Karl
Settle in for some cutting-edge scientific snippets and comb through some of the greatest scientific conundrums of our age. Find out what's killing half the bacteria on Earth every two days, why mole rats don't get cancer, why scientists are running around naked in the Antarctic, how a toilet seat helped to end the First World War, and lots, lots more.
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Image currently unavailable 10355 : Drones by Usborne
A fascinating introduction to drones. Find out what they are, how they fly and how a fire-rescue drone could save lives. Includes detailed photographs, internet links and a glossary of terms.
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Image currently unavailable 1532 : Droughts by Park, Louise
This series presents the science behind some of the world's worst natural disasters. Find out what causes these catastrophic events, where they happen, how warning systems work and what disaster relief is provided. Includes photographs, maps, disaster files and a glossary of terms.
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Image currently unavailable 16116 : Earthquakes by Park, Louise
This series presents the science behind some of the world's worst natural disasters. Find out what causes these catastrophic events, where they happen, how warning systems work and what disaster relief is provided. Includes photographs, maps, disaster files and a glossary of terms.
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Image currently unavailable 20966 : Entertainment technology by Bruce, Linda & Sam & Jack
Since ancient times, people have been fascinated by how things work. This series features the design and technology of machines that are part of our daily lives, and explains where and how they are used and the materials from which they are made
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Image currently unavailable 46914 : Experimenting with Science by Mullins, Olivia J
Find out about the world around you by testing how things work and the laws of science. Carry out the invisible force of air-test to see how air moves and how it affects nature. Mix up some potions using household chemicals to create unexpected results. Challenge your perceptions with experiments that test your senses.
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Image currently unavailable 31016 : Gecko by Huber, Raymond & Lovelock, Brian (ill)
Welcome to the world of Gecko. He warms up on the sunbaked rocks in the evening before hunting for food. A cockroach makes a yummy snake. Watch out! A hawk is hunting! An exciting introduction to one of the most varied species of lizard on the planet.
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Image currently unavailable 981 : Genius: a photobiography of Albert Einstein by Ferguson Delano, Marfe
Trace the journey of genius Albert Einstein, from his birth, through his schooling, his research and going to America. Find out about his major scientific discoveries including his theory of relativity, which won him the Nobel Prize.
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Image currently unavailable 5457 : Genius: the most astonishing inventions of all time by Kespert, Deborah
Find out about the machines, technology and ideas that have changed our lives, shaken the world, and shaped our future. The book is arranged chronologically, detailing the 'big inventions', who made it, where, when, how and why.
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Image currently unavailable 36874 : George's cosmic treasure hunt by Hawking, Lucy & Stephen
Annie, aided by the research of her father, Eric (factual essays by Professor Stephen Hawking) and a computer genius, Emmett, travels to the edge of the galaxy. She is collecting a series of treasure hunt clues to unravel a mystery, which has been instigated by supposed alien interference of a robot probe on Mars.
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Image currently unavailable 32671 : Get coding by Whitney, David & Beedie, Duncan (ill)
In this fun guide to coding for beginners, learn how to develop real coding skills by following step by step instructions and completing six exciting missions. Code your own website, app and game, and learn html, CSS and JavaScript.
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Image currently unavailable 29988 : Getting started with coding by McCue, Camille
When you're ready to add coding to your creativity toolbox, this book introduces you to simple coding concepts that allow you to create a computer game, simulation and design tool.
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Image currently unavailable 25587 : Getting started with Electronics by Shamieh, Cathleen
If you're curious about what goes on inside computers, phones, televisions and other electronic devices, you will enjoy creating electronics projects using basic materials that can easily be found. Use clips, switches, resistors and capacitors to create circuits that control light and sound. Build a nifty LED flashlight to tune in to a local radio station, using a homemade tuner.
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Image currently unavailable 46915 : Getting started with Engineering by McCue, Camille
If you love tinkering then you'll have fun with these easy-to-complete projects, designed to broaden your understanding of basic engineering principles, challenge your problem-solving skills and sharpen your creativity.
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Image currently unavailable 36622 : Getting started with Raspberry Pi by Wentk, Richard
If you want to learn how computers work, this book introduces you to the world of computing with the Raspberry Pi, the small, inexpensive and super-cool microcomputer that teaches real tech skills. Use the Pi to create things while learning all about computers, from the inside out. Create music, using Sonic Pi to record your own songs. Combine Python and Minecraft to programme your own video game world.
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Image currently unavailable 3823 : Gigantic book of genes, The by Hendry, Lorna
Look at the people in your family, do they all look similar? How closely are you related to your cousins, a chimpanzee and a banana? Whose fault is it that you cannot roll your tongue? Find out in the Gigantic book of genes.
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Image currently unavailable 37135 : Great buildings by Clements, Gilllian
Throughout history, people have overcome every challenge to create fantastic buildings that have shaped the world. From the ancient pyramids to the tallest skyscraper, each building has its own history, unique features, brilliant architects and builders. Timelines show other buildings being constructed at the time and how they reflected the societies in which they were designed and built.
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Image currently unavailable 44629 : Household technology by Bruce, Linda & Ian
Since ancient times, people have been fascinated by how things work. This series features the design and technology of machines that are part of our daily lives, and explains where and how they are used and the materials from which they are made.
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Image currently unavailable 21155 : How animals build by Butterfield, Moira & Hutchinson, Tom
Do bees need cement mixers to build hives? Do beavers use cranes to construct dams? No, of course not! Like many animals, they're building geniuses who don't need building site tools to create incredible work. Welcome to nature's very own, super-clever world of construction.
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Image currently unavailable 5046 : How cities work by Gulliver Hancock, James
From the cities to the skyscrapers- reveal the secret workings of the city. Lift the flaps to see what is inside buildings and unfold pages to find out what's going on above your head and under your feet. It's the city like you have never seen before.
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Image currently unavailable 15575 : How nearly everything was invented by the Brainwaves by MacLeod, Jilly & Swerling, Lisa (ill) & Lazar, Ralph (ill)
Through labelled diagrams, the Brainwaves present the inventing of the lens, steam engine, light bulb, generator, internal combustion engine, transistor, gunpowder, and many other everyday inventions and scientific discoveries.
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Image currently unavailable 3535 : How to build a car by Lacey, Saskia & Sodomka, Martin (ill)
Eli's famous for dreaming big. Sometimes too big. But this time, the mouse has a plan-to build a real race car. If he can get his friends Phoebe and Hank to help, it might just work. And together, they can really go places. Through hard work and perseverance, the three friends learn all about car mechanics and teamwork as they work together to build a miniature racer.
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Image currently unavailable 42156 : Hurricanes by Park, Louise
This series presents the science behind some of the world's worst natural disasters. Find out what causes these catastrophic events, where they happen, how warning systems work and what distaer relief is provided. Includes photographs, maps, disaster files and a glossary of terms.
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Image currently unavailable 6917 : iF... a mind-bending new way of looking at big ideas and numbers by Smith, David & Adams, Steve (ill)
Some things are so huge or so old that it's hard to wrap your mind around them. But, if we took these big, hard-to-imagine objects and events and compared them to things we can see, feel and touch then, instantly, we would see our world in a whole new way.
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Image currently unavailable 18381 : Incredible science by University of Auckland (pub)
A friendly science book depicting simple experiments for all sorts of scientific facts and figures.
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Image currently unavailable 28592 : Invention by Bender, Lionel
Find out about some of the amazing inventions in the British Science Museum. In fact, find out what an invention is. Read how modern day inventions came about, showing the development of some items we use today from their earliest beginnings through all the changes that have improved them.
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Image currently unavailable 3795 : Iron Age, The by Bone, Emily
Find out all about the Iron Age. Discover how people made iron, and how it was used to make tools and weapons.
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Image currently unavailable 41501 : It all starts with a seed: how food grows by Bone, Emily & Elford, Sally (ill)
Did you know that some food needs the wind to grow? And some food grows in the dark? What food grows in water? And which nut isn't a nut at all, but a type of bean that grows underground? Find out the answers to these quirky questions and lots more about how all kinds of food grows in this awesome book!
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Image currently unavailable 21404 : Jet fighters by Von Finn, Denny
The high manoeuvrability and speed of jet fighters cause pilots to experience g-forces nine times that of gravity. Find out about the history, technology and future of the fastest jet fighters in the world.
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Image currently unavailable 4963 : Leonardo and the flying boy by Anholt, Laurence
Zoro is a little boy in seventeenth century Italy, long before airplanes flew in the sky. But, Zoro is also an apprentice to the artist and inventor, Leonardo da Vinci, who is experimenting with a revolutionary flying machine.
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Image currently unavailable 43433 : Let's investigate with Nate: The solar system by Ball, Nate & Hargis, Wes
Ever look up at the sky and wonder how many planets there are? Or want to know how many Earths could fit within the Sun? Take a ride 3.6 billion miles away to answer these questions and more while exploring the solar system with Nate and his team of adventurous scientists! Walk on the moon, fly with satellite, gaze at the comets, and discover why Pluto isn't a planet anymore!
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Image currently unavailable 43450 : Let's investigate with Nate: The water cycle by Ball, Nate & Hargis, Wes
Ever wonder where water comes from and where it goes? Or why sometimes it rains and sometimes it snows? Then join Nate Ball and his crack team of curious scientists as they shrink down smaller than a raindrop to see firsthand what the water cycle is all about. It's the learning adventure of a lifetime!
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Image currently unavailable 37599 : Light and sound by Goldsmith, Dr Mike
A great way to introduce the science of light and sound to young readers. Easy terminology and colour photographs explain the basics about eyes and seeing, making light, sunlight, electric light, sound and how we hear.
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3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 9227 : Livewire investigates Aboriginal studies: traditional technologies by Cahir, Sandra
In Indigenous peoples' culture, technology means making tools and other useful things from natural materials such as wood, stone and animals' skins. Find out about traditional technologies, thousands of years old, that are used for fishing, hunting and preparing food.
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Image currently unavailable 4853 : Look inside how computers work by Frith, Alex & Dickins, Rosie & King, Colin (ill)
Find out what happens behind the screen, beneath the keyboard and inside the electronic 'brain' of a computer. Lift the flaps to find out.
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Image currently unavailable 53513 : Magic school bus in the time of the dinosaurs, The by Cole, Joanna & Degen, Bruce (ill)
Ms Frizzle is taking her lucky class to a dinosaur dig to look for Maiasaura nests. But, as soon as the kids get to fossil country, the magic school bus turns into a time machine and transports them back to prehistoric times when dinosaurs roamed the earth.
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K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 36743 : Magic school bus inside a beehive, The by Cole, Joanna & Degen, Bruce (ill)
When the magic school bus turns into a beehive, Ms Frizzle's students change into honey bees. They must gain entry into a hive so they can see up close just how the workers, drones and queen bee live together, how honey bees make honey and care for their young.
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Image currently unavailable 53514 : Magic school bus inside a hurricane, The by Cole, Joanna & Degen, Bruce (ill)
A storm system is brewing over the tropical ocean and a strange yellow object is caught in the whirlwind. It's not a balloon or a plane, it's the magic school bus. Instead of visiting a weather station, Ms Frizzle's class experiences a hurricane firsthand. Wind, rain, thunder and lightning take on new meaning when you're inside a hurricane.
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Image currently unavailable 53515 : Magic school bus inside the Earth, The by Cole, Joanna & Degen, Bruce (ill)
Students in Ms Frizzle's class are about to study earth science. For homework, they are asked to bring in rocks but, when they show up with everything from concrete to plastic, Ms Frizzle decides it's time for a field trip. Aboard the magic school bus, the class digs through the earth's crust then travels straight to the centre of the earth and out the other side, through the mouth of a volcano.
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Image currently unavailable 36814 : Magic school bus inside the human body, The by Cole, Joanna & Degen, Bruce (ill)
After she teaches her class about the human body and they visit the science museum, wacky Ms Frizzle shrinks the bus and the class, except for Arnold who swallows them. With the bus inside, the class gets an up close look at parts of the body and how they work. They travel from the stomach to the small intestines, into blood vessels, to the bones of the spine and muscles. The students wonder how they will ever get out.
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Image currently unavailable 61165 : Magic school bus lost in the solar system, The by Cole, Joanna & Degen, Bruce (ill)
Everyone in Ms Frizzle's class is excited about the trip to the planetarium but it's closed when they get there. On the way back to school, the most amazing thing happens. The magic school bus tilts back and the kids hear the roar of rockets. The bus has turned into a spaceship and is zooming through the atmosphere. Ms Frizzle and her class are on their way to the Moon and beyond.
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Image currently unavailable 22372 : Magic school bus on the ocean floor, The by Cole, Joanna & Degen, Bruce (ill)
Finally, Ms Frizzle's class is going on an ordinary field trip to the ocean, just like everyone else. But, when the Friz drives onto the beach, across the sand and straight into the ocean water without stopping, the kids know that they have once again embarked on one of Ms Frizzle's crazy class trips.
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Image currently unavailable 28933 : Making YouTube videos by Willoughby, Nick
If you've wanted to create a YouTube video, then this book is for you. Find out how to shoot with a phone or camera, edit your clips and add effects.
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5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 664 : Marie Curie: mother of modern physics by Borzendowski, Janice
Through her discovery of radium, Marie Curie changed not only the course of science but the course of the world. She was the first woman to be awarded a Nobel Prize and a PhD in physics. Find out about the importance of Marie's work and the tragic consequences of the dangerous radioactive materials she was researching.
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7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 45062 : Minecraft: beginner's handbook by Mojang
You're alone in a mysterious new world, full of hidden dangers. You have only minutes to find food and shelter before darkness falls and the monsters come looking for you. Learn how to make a shelter, find resources, craft tools, armour and weapons, and protect yourself from monsters. With tips from Minecraft experts this is the definitive guide to how to survive your first few days in Minecraft.
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Image currently unavailable 45061 : Minecraft: combat handbook by Mojang
In Minecraft, you're never alone and the threat of attack is constant. You will learn everything you need to know to defend yourself from hostile mobs, monsters and enemy players. It's packed with tips from Minecraft experts on how to build a fort, craft armour and weapons, set mob traps and defeat your enemies in one-to-one combat.
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Image currently unavailable 7453 : Minecraft: construction handbook by Mojang
From theme parks with water slides to entire pirate coves complete with galleons - is there nothing that can't be achieved in Minecraft. Here the experts talk you through amazing constructions which range from awe inspiring cathedrals to wacky inventions like the hilarious animal cannon that catapults cows out to sea.
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Image currently unavailable 6951 : Minecraft: redstone handbook by Mojang
Experts guide you through all aspects of working with Redstone including mining, smelting, using repeaters, circuit components and circuit designs. This handbook also includes exclusive tips from game creator Notch himself and some of the most extraordinary Redstone creations ever made.
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Image currently unavailable 12518 : Modding Minecraft by Guthals, Sarah & Handley, Lindsay & Foster, Stephen
If you are a Minecraft fanatic, this book introduces you to modding. Modding allows you to modify the game through code, giving you the ability to add a variety of game play changes, ranging from new blocks and items to new mechanisms to craft.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 45923 : Mummies by Carney, Elizabeth
Find out why these mysterious corpses were mummified and the science behind the myths. Mummies provide a fascinating window on the past of cultures worldwide. Lots of facts and captivating photos.
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3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 2995 : Music technology by Hilvert, John & Bruce, Linda & Hilvert-Bruce, Alan
Since ancient times, people have been fascinated by how things work. This series features the design and technology of machines that are part of our daily lives, and explains where and how they are used, and the materials from which they are made.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 13123 : My story: Snowy, the diary of Eva Fischer by McHugh, Siobhan
Eva Fischer has moved from Sydney to Cabramurra, the highest town in Australia. She is surrounded by people of every nationality, with different languages, food and customs, who have come to work on the Snowy Mountains Scheme.
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Image currently unavailable 15352 : Mysteries & marvels of nature (Usborne) by Dalby, Elizabeth
Spectacular animal and plant photographs with interesting information about the wonders of nature.
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Image currently unavailable 31127 : Navigators: Technology by Kent, Peter
Get inside the minds of scientists, engineers and programmers, and unravel the workings of the modern world. Discover the secrets of tunnel builders, the splitting of an atom and the adventure of a ride into orbit.
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Image currently unavailable 30311 : Neil Armstrong: one giant leap for mankind by Dixon-Engel, Tara & Jackson, Mike
Neil Armstrong was America's rocket man, the first person to set foot on the moon and turn science fiction into amazing reality. He studied aeronautical engineering, won medals as a fighter pilot, tried out the X-15 experimental rocket plane and become one of the elite few chosen to be a NASA astronaut.
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7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 3826 : Numbers book, The by Hendry, Lorna
Numbers are amazing. They help us make sense of the world around us and we use them in lots of different ways every day. Find out just what numbers are in this fascinating book.
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Image currently unavailable 43458 : Paper planes: 25 superdynamic aeroplanes to make and fly by Mitchell, David
25 step-by-step paper aeroplanes for you to make. Clearly arranged, easy to follow and with lots of colour diagrams, this will be a popular book with kids from 7 years to 77 years.
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Image currently unavailable 5328 : Patch from scratch, A by Forward, Megan
Jesse and Lewis want to grow their own fruit and vegies, just like people do on a farm. They're going to dig and build, plant and grow, and when they're finished they're going to have a feast!
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 15322 : Pipeline O'Connor built, The by Lefroy, Joy & Frylinck, Diana & Duke, Marion (ill)
Fantastic photographs, diagrams and drawings explain how water was pumped to the Kalgoorlie goldfields because of one man's vision. Told in the style of 'The house that Jack built'.
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Image currently unavailable 26707 : Polar eyes: a journey to Antarctica by Patrick, Tanya & Hutcheson, Nicholas (ill)
Find out where penguins go to dance, what it's like to sleep in an igloo and how ancient ice can be used as a time machine. Take a journey through the scenes and science of one of the most fascinating parts of the planet, and try some hands-on activities. Heat-related activities may require supervision.
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Image currently unavailable 4851 : Prehistoric marine life in Australia's inland sea by Clode, Danielle
Step back to a time when Australia's red centre was flooded by a vast shallow ocean, the Eromanga Sea. While dinosaurs stalked the scattered islands that made up the Australian continent, giant marine reptiles ruled the waves. Plesiosaurs and ichthyosaurs swam in an inland sea filled with schools of ammonites. Pterosaurs flew overhead and giant carnivorous amphibians lurked in the rivers.
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Image currently unavailable 1279 : Rescue ark, The by Hall, Susan
An Australian representation of the rhyme/song 'The animals went in two by two' here we have a journey around Australia identifying vulnerable and endangered Australian animals at risk of extinction, such as the Orange-Bellied Parrot, Native Bee and Gulf Snapping Turtle.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 4289 : Rock pool secrets by Oliver, Narelle
Nestling between rocks, hiding in the seaweed, lift the flap and discover many rock pool secrets.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 26626 : Rosie Revere, engineer by Beaty, Andrea & Roberts, David (ill)
Shy, quiet Rosie is always trying to solve problems with her inventions. When a favourite uncle laughs at one of the gizmos she designs especially for him, Rosie resists talking about her dream to become a great engineer. But, when Great-Great Aunt Rose shows up for an extended stay, she tells stories of her experiences building planes during World War II. Rosie sets about designing a unique contraption to help her aunt take to the skies again.
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K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 26153 : Science book, The by Golion, Matilda (edit)
Explore science through twenty-four big ideas, the key concepts to help understand how science works in your world. Bursting with facts and close-up graphics, this book explains tricky concepts using accessible visuals. Discover why supercooling frogs show how living things adapt to their environment and how the bumps on a whale's fin help aeroplanes to fly.
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5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 22986 : Scientist, scientist, who do you see? by Ferrie, Chris
Full of scientific fun, Scientist, Scientist, Who Do You See? features appearances from real-life scientists including Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, Charles Darwin, Ada Lovelace, and more! Young readers will delight in poking fun at a familiar text while learning about scientists who changed the world.
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K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 43435 : See inside space stations and other spacecraft by Dickins, Rosie & Stover, Kellan (ill)
Blast off for an amazing inside view of spacecraft- from the early days of the Space Race to building a space station, exploring Mars and more.
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Image currently unavailable 21591 : See inside your body by Daynes, Katie & King, Colin (ill)
Peel away the layers of your body to find out what is going on beneath! This book investigates all of the crucial processes the body undergoes every day, looking at all the important internal organs involved. Find out what happens to an apple once you eat it, how breathing works and why we need to do it, and just how your amazing brain does what it does. Every page is filled with flaps - lift them to reveal the fascinating facts underneath!
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Image currently unavailable 6342 : Something wonderful by Caisley, Raewyn & Blair, Karen (ill)
Sam likes to pull things apart, put them back together and think about how things work. But, sometimes, he is so busy doing this, he forgets his chores on the family farm. One day, he creates something truly wonderful.
K-2 booklist
Image currently unavailable 15436 : Space by Holland, Simon & Stott, Carol
Science enthusiasts will enjoy the interesting information and illustrations about our solar system. The pictures and graphics are rich and colourful. Each two-page spread contains much to see and discuss.
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3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 3799 : Space technology by Bruce, Linda & Jack & Hilvert, John
Since ancient times, people have been fascinated by how things work. This series features the design and technology of machines that are part of our daily lives, and explains where and how they are used and the materials from which they are made.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 966 : Sports technology by Bruce, Linda & Hilvert, John & Hilvert-Bruce, Alan
Since ancient times, people have been fascinated by how things work. This series features the design and technology of machines that are part of our daily lives, and explains where and how they are used and the materials from which they are made.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 10712 : Steve Jobs: Insanely great by Hartland, Jessie
Steve Jobs was a tinkerer. He was also rebellious, did not follow rules and dropped out of college after one semester. At twenty one, he started Apple Computer in his parents' garage and it became the world's most valuable company. Jobs became the tastemaker of a generation, creating products that we now can't live without, while revolutionising the music, phone and tablet computer industries in the process. A graphic biography.
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7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 4058 : Story of life: Evolution by Scott, Katie (ill)
A graphic guide to evolution and life forms, starting with the first single-cell organisms and ending with modern life forms. Explore extraordinary land, sky and sea creatures, from algae to Archaeopteryx and Pterygotus to Tyrannosaurus Rex. Each life form, whether tiny bacteria or ice-age megafauna, represents its period in earth's history and shows life's incredible diversity.
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5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 5422 : Susie k files: Game changer by Flint, Shamini & Heinrich, Sally (ill)
Suzie K Files the Game Changer continues Suzie's challenge of keeping her mother happy. This time her mother wants her to be a champion at the school sports day. Suzie is more of a bookish type, preferring her studies of science. Using problems solving steps Suzie sets to be as useful as possible to her team.
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 5421 : Susie k files: Life of the party by Flint, Shamini & Heinrich, Sally (ill)
Susie's mother had come from Sri Lanka and didn't have many of the opportunities Susie has in Australia. She really wants her daughter to be one of the crowd and that includes being invited to class parties. Susie isn't worried, she is happy with the fish, George, and her science work. However she also wants to please her mother so...being a problem solver she sets out to work out how to get an invitation to the most popular girl in school's birthday party!
3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 9295 : Technology in the time of ancient Egypt by Crosher, Judith
Explores the use of technology in ancient Egypt including technology used in architecture, crafts, hobbies, transportation and ancient inventions.
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7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 9230 : Technology in the time of ancient Rome by Snedden, Robert
A look at the innovative tools and methods used by early Romans focusing on weaving, metalwork, food production, transportation, and building plus activities where students can try using the same techniques as the ancients.
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5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 3829 : Thing about jellyfish, The by Benjamin, Ali
After her best friend, Franny, dies in a drowning accident, Suzy is convinced that the true cause of the tragedy must have been a rare jellyfish sting. Franny was a strong swimmer and there must be a reason. Retreating into a silent world of grief and imagination, Suzy crafts a plan to prove her theory, even if it means traveling the globe alone. Suzy's achingly heartfelt journey explores life, death, the astonishing wonder of the universe, and the potential for love and hope right next door.
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Image currently unavailable 11105 : Top fuel dragsters by Von Finn, Denny
Top Fuel drivers and their cars race one-on-one in a straight line. Drag racing is one of the most popular forms of auto racing in America, and Top Fuel dragsters are the fastest dragsters around. Find out about the technology that enables a Top Fuel dragster to travel faster than five hundred and sixty kilometres per hour.
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3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 17804 : Tornadoes by Park, Louise
This series presents the science behind some of the world's worst natural disasters. Find out what causes these catastrophic events, where they happen, how warning systems work and what disaster relief is provided. Includes photographs, maps, disaster files and a glossary of terms.
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5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 16203 : Tsunamis by Park, Louise
This series presents the science behind some of the world's worst natural disasters. Find out what causes these catastrophic events, where they happen, how warning systems work and what disaster relief is provided. Includes photographs, maps, disaster files and a glossary of terms.
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5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 22698 : Usborne Lift-the-flap: Periodic table by James, Alice & Nielsen, Shaw (ill)
Everything in the entire Universe is made of just 118 elements - all listed together in a grid called the Periodic table. Delve inside this book to meet each one in great detail.
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Image currently unavailable 45252 : Vet Cadets: Clever Chicks by Johnson, Rebecca
Abbey, Hannah and Talika are new recruits at Willowvale boarding school's Vet Cadets program. Mrs Parry, their science teacher, has given each of the girls a chick to raise and train, but not everyone is happy about it! When a game of horseback hide-and-seek turns into a matter of life and death, rules are broken and the friends' courage is sorely tested. This time, a solution might be out of the Vet Cadets' hands...
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Image currently unavailable 12893 : Vet cadets: Pudding in peril by Johnson, Rebecca
Although all the year 7 girls are missing their families, life at Willowvale fills their days with learning about agricultural life and starting them on their pathways to eventually becoming veterinarians. When the local country fair comes to town, every girl must enter in both the creative and animal husbandry sections, causing much excitement and a fair amount of consternation. Abbey has nervously entered the technical cattle cutting competition only to find herself pitted against the impressive horsemanship and competitiveness of the boys from neighbouring Darrowby Agricultural College. Pudding, Talikas pony, falls ill and cooperation by all is necessary to save his life.
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Image currently unavailable 35581 : Vet cadets: Saving Itsy Bitsy by Johnson, Rebecca
Abbey, Hannah and Talika are ecstatic when Henrietta finally delivers twelve healthy piglets, but devastated to learn that there is also a thirteenth with little chance of survival. With the clandestine help from a couple of teachers, round the clock care is organised for Itsy. Meanwhile the girls must undertake their normal classroom studies, but it's a bit hard when you're taking care of a little piglet...
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Image currently unavailable 4254 : Vet cadets: Welcome to Willowvale by Johnson, Rebecca
To be accepted into the select vet cadet program at Willowvale Girls Grammar is both exciting and challenging. Roommates Abbey, Hannah and Talika have come from entirely different backgrounds, Abbey from an outback cattle station, Hannah from a local well-off show jumping family and Talika from an affluent Indian family. Very quickly, however, these differences disappear as the three become inseparable in helping each other cope with their insecurities, family pressures and school work, all the while combining to solve the problem of a predator attacking the school's sheep flock, and best of all riding their horses every day.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 7955 : Volcanoes by Park, Louise
This series presents the science behind some of the world's worst natural disasters. Find out what causes these catastrophic events, where they happen, how warning systems work and what disaster relief is provided. Includes photographs, maps, disaster files and a glossary of terms.
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5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 3881 : Weather by Clarke, Catriona
A colourful information book about the weather. Vivid, full colour illustrations and photographs on each page with short and informative text.
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3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 2609 : What makes you you by Arbuthnott, Gill
Find out what is DNA, why it is important and what we can do with it. Track it's discovery from Darwin's theory on evolution, to Mendel's experiments with pea plants, to modern gene research to treat blindness.
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7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 18049 : What's Science all about? by Frith, Alex & Gillespie, Lisa Jane
Discover what's around you and how it works, from the tiniest particles to stars and planets, and even life itself.
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7-9 booklist
Image currently unavailable 3831 : Who what when where why and how by Hope, Charles
Have you ever wanted to know why does the wind blow or why do some people walk in their sleep, this is the book for you. Those tricky questions you have always wanted to be ask are answered here.
5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 5190 : Women in science: 50 fearless pioneers who changed the world by Ignotofsky, Rachel
Do you love science? Do you love technology? Do you love engineering? Do you love maths? Well, let's check out 50 famous women scientists from the ancient and modern world. Like the Greek mathematician, philosopher, and astronomer, Hypatia; Marie Curie, a physicist and chemist; biologist Rachel Carson; primatologist Jane Goodall; and lots more famous women scientists!
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Image currently unavailable 5317 : Women in sports: 50 fearless athletes who played to win by Ignotofsky, Rachel
Do you love sports? Well, let's check out 50 famous women athletes like tennis player Billie Jean King; gymnast Simone Biles; skateboarding pioneer Patti McGee; Toni Stone, the first woman to play baseball in a men's professional league; the Bloomer Girls; Skate Bettys and lots more famous female athletes!
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5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 40229 : Wonder garden, The by Broom, Jenny & Williams, Kristjana S (ill)
Open the gates of the Wonder Garden to explore five extraordinary habitats. Trek through the Amazon Rainforest, home to an incredible variety of plants, animals and birds. Travel to the Chihuahuan Desert, where conditions are fierce and the fearsome survive. Dive in the Great Barrier Reef, where the weird and miraculous exist together. Creep into the Black Forest, a dark and densely wooded region. Stand on the roof of the world, the Himalayan Mountains, to encounter majestic wildlife that is remarkably good at camouflage.
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3-4 booklist
Image currently unavailable 473 : Wow: amazing science facts & trivia by Holper, Paul & Torok, Simon
A collection of scientific facts in chapters, illustrated with cartoons.
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5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 22018 : Wow: the visual encyclopaedia of everything by Dorling Kindersley
Through visually stunning graphics and photographs, discover everything you've ever wanted to know about nature, the human body, science and technology, space, earth, people and places, history, art and culture. Every spread explores an encyclopaedic subject in a unique way. Pour over amazing images and pick up fascinating facts and figures in bite-sized chunks.
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Image currently unavailable 44263 : Writing computer code by Minnick, Chris & Holland, Eva
Learning how to code can be like learning a foreign language. Follow the simple steps as you work with real code to build your own web robots. Create your robot by writing code that builds your robot's body and structure. Give your bot some style by adding code lines that customise your robot's colour and shape. Get your robot moving by finishing off with code that teaches it how to dance.
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5-6 booklist
Image currently unavailable 26569 : Zobi and the zoox: A story of coral bleaching by Wild, Ailsa & Reed, Avivia & Barr, Briony & Crocetti, Gregory
With her home under threat from a warming ocean, Zobi, a brave rhizobia bacterium, teams up with a family of slow but steady zoox (zooxanthellae). As the coral bleaves, everyone begins to starve ... Can Zobi and the zoox work together to stave the day? A beautifully illustrated science-adventure story set on the Great Barrier Reef.
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