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    Book 1

    Watery Worlds: Polar Seas

    Earth is a watery planet. Almost three-quarters of it is covered by oceans, lakes and rivers. This series looks at all t... More

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    Book 2
    Book 2

    The Wild West

    This is a new addition to the popular "True Stories" series. It contains thrilling stories of heroism, bravery and battl... More

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    Book 3
    Book 3

    The First World War

    In 1914, the murder of Archduke Franz Ferdinand sparked one of the most destructive conflicts the world had ever seen. T... More

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    Book 4
    Book 4

    The Story Behind Chocolate

    What is the `food of the gods'? How did Aztecs make their chocolate foamy? When were chocolate chip cookies invented? To... More

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    Book 5
    Book 5

    True Desert Adventure Stories

    This title includes four new editions in the popular "True Stories" series, each with an arresting new cover. Each book ... More

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    Book 6
    Book 6

    True Sea Adventures

    Part of the 'Usborne True Stories' series, this book contains thrilling stories of heroism, bravery and battling the odd... More

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    Book 7
    Book 7

    The Story Behind Silk

    How is silk made? Why was the secret of silk kept for so long? What was the Silk Road? To uncover the hidden facts behin... More

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    Book 8
    Book 8

    The Story Behind Soap

    Where does the word "soap" come from? What are the active ingredients in soap? How was soap used in the Middle Ages? To ... More

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    Book 9
    Book 9

    True Stories: World War One

    The book contains nine short stories dealing with different aspects of life during World War I. World War I inc... More

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    Book 10
    Book 10

    True Stories Spies

    Ten short stories of real-life spies which are as exciting and engaging as any work of fiction. Contains tales of stealt... More

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    Book 11
    Book 11

    True Stories: D-Day

    Internet links take readers to recommended websites where they can find out more about D-Day. A new edition to tie in wi... More

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    Book 12
    Book 12

    True Stories of Second World War - Box Set

    A boxed set of three paperback books from the True Stories series: The Blitz, D-Day and The Second World War. Each book ... More

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    Book 13
    Book 13

    True Stories Gangsters

    A riveting collection of true stories exploring the shadowy underworld of organised (and not so organised) crime. Contai... More

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    Book 14
    Book 14

    True Stories Crime and Detection

    Nine true stories of master criminals and the detectives who foiled them - from serial murderers such as the Yorkshire R... More

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    Book 16

    True Stories Polar Adventures

    A collection of true stories of exploration over the icy wastelands of the North and South Poles, including the fated ex... More

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    Book 17
    Book 17

    True Stories of Pirates

    A collection of true stories of piracy, from the first pirates of the Ancient World to the Golden Age of Piracy in the s... More

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    Book 18
    Book 18

    True Stories Heroes

    Thirteen short stories of real-life courage and heroism. From firefighters battling a blazing nuclear reactor, to a heli... More

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    Book 19
    Book 19

    True Ghost Stories

    This title includes four new editions in the popular "True Stories" series, each with an arresting new cover. Each book ... More

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    Book 20
    Book 20

    True Everest Adventures

    This title includes four new editions in the popular "True Stories" series, each with an arresting new cover. Each book ... More

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    Book 21
    Book 21

    True Stories: Second World War

    Published in association with the Imperial War Museums.... More

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    Book 22
    Book 22

    Book of War Stories: True Stories from the First & Second World Wars

    This title recounts some of the most famous tales of intrigue, heroism and adventure of the First and Second World Wars,... More

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    Book 23
    Book 23

    True Stories of Escape

    Eight true stories of daring breakouts from infamous institutions such as Alcatraz and Devil's Island, detailing the ris... More

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    Book 24
    Book 24

    True Stories: The Blitz

    Published in association with the Imperial War Museums.... More

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    Book 25
    Book 25

    True Stories of Desert Adventures

    Only the toughest creatures can survive in these most arid, inhospitable areas of the world and the people in this colle... More

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    Book 26
    Book 26

    True Stories Everest Adventures

    A collection of real-life stories: extreme cold, perilous danger and daring exploration, including several stories of tr... More

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    Book 27
    Book 27

    Blitz

    The author provides a thrilling collection of stories about the people who experienced one of Britain's darkest hours - ... More

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    Book 28
    Book 28

    True Stories of Pirates

    Part of the 'Usborne True Stories' series, this book contains incredible but true tales of the high seas, from the first... More

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    Book 29
    Book 29

    The Story Behind Glass

    How does lightening form glass? What is obsidian? How is glass recycled? To uncover the hidden facts behind everyday thi... More

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    Book 30
    Book 30

    The Story Behind Rubber

    What was the first civilisation to use rubber? How did rubber use develop over the years? What is neoprene? To uncover t... More

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    Book 31
    Book 31

    The Story Behind Water

    What is water? What are the three forms of water? How can we conserve water for the future? To uncover the hidden facts ... More

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    Book 32
    Book 32

    True Stories of Crime and Detection

    This work brings together a collection of true stories on the subject of crime and detection.... More

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    Book 33
    Book 33

    True Stories of Heroes

    This volume contains stories about the men and women whose extraordinary courage has captured the imagination of million... More

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    Book 34
    Book 34

    True Stories of the World Wars

    A fantastic reference book on the two most important conflicts of the 20th Century; World Wars 1 and 2. It provides deta... More

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    Book 35
    Book 35

    True Stories of Gangsters

    Offering an approachable insight into key events of the past, this book contains thrilling true tales of the criminal un... More

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    Book 36
    Book 36

    True Stories Pack D of 5

    This series tells you everything you ever wanted to know about a range of topics, from water and wool to silk and maps. ... More

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    Book 37
    Book 37

    The Story Behind Coal

    Why is coal a rock that burns? How did coal form? When was coal first mined? To uncover the hidden facts behind everyday... More

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    Book 38
    Book 38

    The Story Behind Wool

    What are the different types of wool? How was wool used in Medieval Times? What is the future of wool? To uncover the hi... More

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    Book 39
    Book 39

    The Story Behind Paper

    When did the ancient Chinese begin using paper? How did the Industrial Revolution change the paper industry? How is pape... More

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    Book 40
    Book 40

    The Story Behind Plastic

    What are plastics made of? What is Teflon? How is plastic recycled? To uncover the hidden facts behind everyday things, ... More

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    Book 41
    Book 41

    The Story Behind Maps

    Who were the first mapmakers? What was the Vinland Map? How will maps change in the future? To uncover the hidden facts ... More

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    Book 42
    Book 42

    True Stories Pack C of 4

    This series tells you everything you ever wanted to know about a range of topics, from water and wool to silk and maps. ... More

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    Book 43

    True Stories Pack B

    This cross-curricular series tells the story of a range of topics drawn from across the curriculum, bringing together as... More

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    Book 44

    The Story Behind Coal

    Why is coal a rock that burns? How did coal form? When was coal first mined? To uncover the hidden facts behind everyday... More

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    Book 45
    Book 45

    The Story Behind Bread

    Why does a bagel have a hole in the middle? When did people eat bread made of straw, clay, and tree bark? Who used to be... More

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    Book 46
    Book 46

    The Story Behind Electricity

    How does a lightning rod work? What animals use electricity? Why did Thomas Edison have to build a power station? To unc... More

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    Book 47
    Book 47

    The Story Behind Cotton

    Which country's leader was an expert cotton spinner? Where do people talk about three-coat weather? How many slaves work... More

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    Book 48

    The Story Behind Oil

    Where does oil come from? What is `Greek fire'? How does an oil pump work? To uncover the hidden facts behind everyday t... More

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    Book 49
    Book 49

    The Story Behind Time

    How old is Earth? What is a time capsule? How did the Egyptians tell the time? To uncover the hidden facts behind everyd... More

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    Book 50
    Book 50

    The Story Behind Gold

    How much does a gold bar weigh? Why is gold used in computers? Who was Atalhualpa and why was he murdered? To uncover th... More

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    Book 51
    Book 51

    The Story Behind Gravity

    What was Einstein's biggest mistake? How does gravity help us keep fit? What is a wormhole in space? To uncover the hid... More

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    Book 52
    Book 52

    The Story Behind Diamonds

    How do dentists use diamonds? Who sang Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend? What is a blood diamond? To uncover the hidden... More

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    Book 53
    Book 53

    The Story Behind Salt

    Why is the sea salty? Why is it so easy to float in the Dead Sea? Why do people put salt on icy roads? To uncover the hi... More

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    Book 54
    Book 54

    The Story Behind Toilets

    Where can you find a twelve-seater toilet? Why did castle moats smell so disgusting? What was the `Great Stink'? To unco... More

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    Book 55

    The Story Behind Skyscrapers

    How tall is the world's tallest skyscraper? Why is the Leaning Tower of Pisa crooked? Who invented the elevator brake? T... More

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    Book 57
    Book 57

    Dear Teen Me: Authors Write Letters to Their Teen Selves

    Dear Teen Me includes reflections and advice from over 70 YA authors (including Lauren Oliver, Ellen Hopkins, and Na... More

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    Book 58

    Starting History: World War Two

    Discover the events of World War II through an exciting combination of information and step-by-step activities. Simple t... More

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    Book 59
    Book 59

    True Stories Ghosts

    Is there really such a thing as a true ghost story? The strange tales in this book are all based on actual reports by pe... More

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