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Being A Beast

Author: Charles Foster

Publisher: Profile Books (2016)

Charles Foster wanted to know what life is really like for a badger, an otter, a deer, a fox, a swift. So he tried it. He lived in a hole like a badger for weeks, eating earthworms. As an otter he swam the rivers of north Devon at night. Like an urban fox he scavenged from the dustbins of London’s East End, and he was hunted as a red deer might be in the Scottish Highlands. He followed a swift’s migration route from Oxford to West Africa. A new departure for nature writing and an intimate look at life in the wild, Being a Beast brings together neuroscience, psychology, natural history and memoir, connecting with the beast in us all.

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Bella & Simba, Lion Rescue

Author: Sara Starbuck

Part of a series: Born Free Rescues

Publisher: Orion Children's Books (2015)

Every year Born Free helps hundreds of animals around the world. This is the true story of one of their incredible rescues ... Meet Bella, the lioness with a broken heart, and Simba, the captive king of the jungle. And learn how all animals that are born free should live free.

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Big Animal Vet

Author: Jillian Powell

Part of a series: Oxford Reading Tree inFact Level 2

Publisher: Oxford University Press (2016)

Follow a vet as he travels around in his helicopter, looking after sick and injured animals on an African wildlife reserve. Children can meet elephants and lions, and learn how vets play a key role in looking after even the biggest animals. This book combines photography with delightful illustrations. Oxford Reading Tree inFact is a compelling non-fiction series that aims to engage children in reading for pleasure as powerfully as fiction does. The series includes 36 titles which are all phonically decodable, with some high-interest topic words to develop vocabulary and impart knowledge. The imaginative approach and variety of intriguing topics mean there are books to interest every child. The books are carefully levelled, making it easy to match every reader to the right book.

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Bilbo The Lifeguard Dog

Authors: Steven Jamieson, Alison Bowyer

Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson (2016)

When Steve Jamieson met Bilbo, a chocolate Newfoundland puppy, little did he know that the small bundle of fluff would grow to take up a huge space in his heart and change his life forever. The pair were inseparable, with Bilbo accompanying Steve to his job as head lifeguard of Sennen beach in Cornwall every day. With his webbed paws and thick, double layer of fur, Bilbo was an excellent swimmer and he was soon promoted to honorary lifeguard. He was even credited with saving the lives of three people.

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Count On Your Body

Author: Kurt Baze

Part of a series: Rigby Star White Level

Publisher: Pearson Education (2000)

This book teaches children all about some of the body's amazing functions. For example, did you know that if you uncoiled a sweat gland, it would be about the same height as a ten year old child? Or that every time you take a single step you use 200 muscles? Part of the Rigby Star series, this book is full of fun and interesting facts.

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Crazy Creatures

Author: Ian Locke

Part of a series: Fact Attack

Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books (1998)

This third title in the "Fact Attack" series includes an abundance of facts about the animal kingdom.

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Encyclopedia Of Fantastic Fish

Author: Mignon Manhart

Publisher: Rigby

This book will tell you about some fantastic fish.

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Exotic Plant Shop

Author: Becca Heddle

Publisher: Oxford University Press (2016)

In this book, a boy visits a shop full of amazing exotic plants and learns about each of them.

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Finding Things

Author: John Malam

Publisher: Oxford University Press (2009)

Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. Non-fiction title Finding Things explores the background of previous discoveries and what they tell us about the past and other worlds. Each book contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading.

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Findings

Author: Kathleen Jamie

Publisher: Sort Of Books (2005)

Between the laundry and the fetching kids from school, that’s how birds enter my life. I listen. During a lull in the traffic: oyster-catchers; in the school-playground, sparrows. It’s surprising what you can find by simply stepping out to look. Award-winning poet Kathleen Jamie has an eye and an ease with the nature and landscapes of Scotland as well as an incisive sense of our domestic realities. In Findings she draws together these themes to describe travels like no other contemporary writer. Whether she is following the call of a peregrine in the hills above her home in Fife, sailing into a dark winter solstice on the Orkney islands, or pacing around the carcass of a whale on a rain-swept Hebridean beach, she creates a subtle and modern narrative, peculiarly alive to her connections and surroundings.

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