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Fully revised and updated, and with a bright new design, Guinness World Records 2022 provides a fascinating snapshot of our world today.  Expect that unique mix of remarkable humans, talented pets, incredible vehicles and impressive sporting legends.  What you’ll find in our 10 record-packed chapters:  • Environmental champions – the eco-warriors fighting to make our planet a better place  • Wonders of the natural world, from the most intelligent creatures to the deadliest plants • The tallest and shortest… Our record scouts have measured a host of the world’s loftiest and diminutive humans  • Pop Culture icons – we reveal the world’s most successful movie franchises, videogames, toys and brands • Young Achievers – meet the under -16 influencers, entrepreneurs and entertainers who are taking positive steps to change the world • Sporting heroes – we review the biggest sporting achievements of the year and put them in context alongside the greatest athletes of all time Look out for bonus features including free Augmented Reality dinosaurs that come to life straight off the page; more inductees into the Guinness World Records Hall of Fame, including Sir David Attenborough, astronaut Peggy Whitson and K-Pop sensations BTS; and “Virtual Visits” that take you on a journey to some of the most fascinating and record-packed visitor attractions, museums, art galleries and parks – all without leaving your bedroom! Product Information: • ISBN: 9781913484118 • Author: Guinness World Records  • Publisher: Guinness World Records Limited • Format: Hardback • Pages: 256 • Dimensions: 30.3 x 22.6 x 1.8 cm

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Explore the magic of Christmas at Hogwarts! Features Harry Potter minifigure in Yule Ball robes. Enter the festive world of LEGO® Harry Potter™ and visit Hogwarts for a spellbinding Christmas. Celebrate the season with your favourite LEGO Harry Potter minifigures and join them for a feast in the Great Hall. Admire the castle's Christmas decorations and get ready to hit the dance floor at the Yule Ball. Head to the Gryffindor common room to play a game of wizard chess, warm up in front of a roaring log fire, and join Harry as he exchanges gifts with friends. Sprinkled with festive scenes and the latest LEGO Advent Calendars, sets, and minifigures, this is the perfect gift for young LEGO Harry Potter fans. LEGO Harry Potter: Hogwarts at Christmas comes with a Harry Potter minifigure in Yule Ball robes. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780241469392 • Author: DK • Publisher: DK • Format: Hardback • Pages: 80 • Dimensions: 23.2 x 19.5 x 2.5 cm

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This Collins World Wall Map is perfect for children learning the world map, as a decorative wall piece or for aspiring travellers. With a scale of 1:22 000 000 or 1cm to 220km, this up to date World Map shows individual countries, oceans, main roads, railways, cities and towns, as well as lines of latitude and longitude and even the International Date Line. It also includes a useful educational tool and the inclusion of all the national flags. In addition, this world map details key statistics for every country, including information on the area of each country in square miles and kilometres, population size, national currency, capital city and website address. This Collins World Map also has small circular maps, with close-up views of the north and south poles.A great educational tool for at home, in a classroom, in the office or on your bedroom wall.Product Information:• World Map• Wall Poster• Learning essential• Great for all ages• Size: 40” x 54”

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Ripley's Believe It or Not! 2022 is sure to amaze and astound children and adults alike with thousands of strange stories, unusual feats and hair-raising oddities from around the world.  Meet the man who has made a model of the Empire State Building - in cheese. Marvel at the heart-warming story of the dog that adopted five kittens. Read all about the curse of OEtzi, the five-thousand-year-old iceman mummy. Be amazed by the strange and extraordinary sea creatures that create their own light.  Bursting with brilliant facts, fantastic stories and eye-popping photographs, this all-new edition of Ripley's will entertain, inform and flabbergast you.  Product Information: •    ISBN: 9781529135817 •    Author: Ripley •    Publisher: Cornerstone •    Format: Hardback •    Pages: 256 •    Dimensions: 30.3 x 23.5 x 2.2 cm

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Discover the science behind wild and wonderful weather in this fact-packed book! Ever wondered what causes thunderstorms, how snowflakes form, or why our climate is changing? Get all the answers to these questions and more in this fantastic book about the weather! From heatwaves and big freezes to tornadoes and fog, this science book even gives your budding meteorologist a glimpse into all the action that happens in the sky. Learn about all kinds of weather and marvel at how powerful it can be. At a time when extreme weather is becoming more and more common, this eco-focused book is perfect for getting your little one clued up about the environment. Throughout the pages of this colourful and energetic book, your child will discover fun facts about global warming, the seasons and even record-breaking weather phenomena! Become a weather expert in no time! This educational book tells a riveting story about how big, amazing and wonderful our weather really is – but it’s told from the child’s perspective. The book itself has also been produced as sustainably as possible, made with responsibly sourced materials and soy inks. It’s the perfect gift for environmentally conscious kids. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780241540237 • Author: Fraser & Judith Ralston • Publisher: DK Children • Format: Hardback • Pages: 72 • Dimensions: 28.3 x 22.4 x 1.3 x cm

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Do you know your heroes from your villains? Can you name every Pixar film released, in order? Put your knowledge to the test with over 1000 questions about all things Disney! From Mickey Mouse and the Disney parks to Princesses and music, there are 34 quizzes to try your hand at, with each split into three levels of difficulty to suit everyone - from young cubs to wise genies. Fun for the whole family, or perfect to play with friends, The Ultimate Disney Quiz Book is the ideal gift for the Disney fans in your life. Discover whose knowledge reaches to infinity and beyond and who needs to just 'Let It Go'! Product Information: • ISBN: 9781800781344 • Author: Walt Disney Company Ltd. • Publisher: Studio Press • Format: Hardback • Pages: 320 • Dimensions: 20.4 x 13.8 x 2.5 cm

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The essential guide for any Pokémon fan, containing newly discovered characters and a taster of the Galar region. Revisit unforgettable moments in Ash's journey to become a Pokémon Master. Travel from Kanto to Kalos, Johto to Sinnoh and not forgetting Alola and new region, Galar! Get to know Trainers, old and new as they guide Ash through his adventures. Learn battle moves and meet Gym Leaders, plus learn about some legendary battles along the way. And of course, meet old and new Pokémon characters. Learn their types, moves, key stats, strengths and weaknesses with the newly updated Pokédex, including Alolan characters and a sneak peak at some Galar Pokemon, too! This comprehensive guide contains everything fans need to immerse themselves in the wonderful world of Pokémon. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781408358542 • Author: Pokemon • Publisher: Orchard Books • Format: Hardback • Pages: 312 • Dimensions: 23.8 x 18.8 x 2.6 cm

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Draw on the unseen forces of the universe with this mindful spell book! Inside you will find everything you need to casts simple spells, including those to build confidence, bring success, give protection to a friend, make a lucky charm and find true love. Discover the rules of spellcasting, meditations that promote spellcasting, which days of the week to perform particular spells and much more! Including a guide to spell supplies, including crystals, herbs, oils and candles and how to write your own incantations and create a personal spell book! This book is a must-have for every girl who's ready to release her inner magic and live a charmed life! Product Information: • ISBN: 9781839402791 • Author: Rachel Elliot • Publisher: Arcturus • Format: Paperback • Pages: 128 • Dimensions: 13.5 x 18.7 x 1cm

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Monster Lakes sweeps young readers along on a tour of the world's most fascinating lakes. They can explore a volcanic crater lake meet scuba-diving spiders, and hunt monsters from the deep. With a brand-new cover design, text updates and an added extra-horrile index, it's geography with even more gritty bits left in! Product Information: • ISBN: 9781407109862 • Author: Anita Ganeri • Publisher: Scholastic • Format: Paperback • Pages: 128 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 13 x 1 cm

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Launch off on a epic journey through the solar system with the well-known space scientist Dr Maggie! Visit all of the planets, moons, asteroids and satellites and travel to places of space that no human has ever been before! Find out how we could end up living on Mars or delve into the mysterious and exciting hunt for the super-Earth. Make a snowman with Mercury or trek up the largest volcano in the Solar System and much, MUCH more! Grab your space goggles, hold onto your helmets, because your in for the cosmic trip of a lifetime.Product Information: ISBN: 9781780555751 Author: Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock Publisher: Buster Books Format: Hardback Pages: 120 Dimensions: 25.5 x 20 x 2cm

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Down where worms wriggle and microbes squirm, there's a whole world waiting to be discovered... Under Your Feet delves beneath the Earth's surface and explores the diverse wonders hidden there. Encounter creatures of the deep and marvel at the mind-boggling size of the humongous fungus - the biggest organism in the world. Learn how one handful of ordinary soil contains more organisms than there are people on Earth, and carry out experiments using dirt from your own back garden. Under Your Feet offers you the opportunity to expand your knowledge of the natural world and soil-dwelling creatures big and small. Bursting with colourful illustrations and photography, this is the perfect book for budding young plant experts, animal fanatics, and geologists, and anyone who is curious about the ground we walk on. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780241540220 • Author: Royal Horticultural Society • Publisher: DK Children • Format: Hardback • Pages: 64 • Dimensions: 28.7 x 23.5 x 1.2 x cm

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Enter the magical world of LEGO Harry Potter! A spellbinding book featuring the very best LEGO Wizarding World sets and minifigures - plus an exclusive Tom Riddle minifigure for your collection. Meet Harry Potter, Lord Voldemort, and staff and students from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! Explore Hagrid's Hut, Newt Scamander's case, Diagon Alley, and Privet Drive! Discover Magical creatures, Triwizard Tournament, Quidditch, and Wizarding New York. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780241409459 • Author: Elizabeth Dowsett • Publisher: DK • Format: Hardback • Pages: 96 • Dimensions: 28.1 x 23.5 x 2.5cm

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Did you know that every single plastic toothbrush ever made still exists? Or that there is a floating mass of rubbish larger than the USA drifting around the Pacific Ocean? Discover plans to save our seas. How countries are implementing green projects worldwide, and how to turn waste into something useful. The tiniest everyday changes can make all the difference to ensure our beautiful planet stays lush and teeming with life. In this informative book on recycling for children, you will find everything you need to know about our environment. The good, the bad, and the incredibly innovative. From pollution and litter to renewable energy and plastic recycling. Perfect for teaching young budding ecologists about how our actions affect planet Earth and the big impact we can make by the little things we do. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780241366912 • Author: Jess French • Publisher: DK Children • Format: Hardback • Pages: 72 • Dimensions: 28.2 x 22.3 x 1 x cm

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Geography with the gritty bits left in! Wave goodbye to boring textbooks as you step into the scorching sands of Desperate Deserts! Scream when you come face to face with a deadly rattlesnake! Marvel at the brave explorer who trekked to Timbuktu! And if that’s not desperate enough for you… try making a tasty pudding from camel milk, and see why cactus juice could be a very deadly drink. Will you have what it takes to survive? Filled with hilarious illustrations and gruesome facts, this is the perfect book for youngsters who love geography! Product Information: • ISBN: 9780439944557 • Author: Anita Ganeri, Mike Phillips • Publisher: Scholastic • Format: Paperback • Pages: 160 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 13 x 1 cm

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Are you taller than a pterodactyl? What about a velociraptor? Or a scelidosaurus? Track your height with the stickers and discover awesome dinosaur facts as you grow. Product Information: ISBN: 9781789051742 Author: Igloo Books Ltd Publisher: Igloo Books Ltd Format: Hardback Pages: 12 Dimensions: 25 x 25 x 1.5cm

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A new title in the hugely successful Clever Kids series, this book is brimming with games to test children's knowledge of STEM subjects — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — in an interdisciplinary and applied approach. Can you use the arrows to code the computer? Or work out which plane flies fastest? Or match the animals to their habitats? From chemistry conundrums and mathematical mazes to technology teasers and engineering enigmas, there are plenty of puzzles to keep your brain in shape away from the lab. Product Information: ISBN: 9781780556635 Author: Dr Gareth Moore Publisher: Buster Books Format: Paperback Pages: 160 Dimensions: 19.7 x 12.7 x 1.1cm

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A new, exciting, and intuitive way to learn English, this self-study English course book for beginners is uniquely visual, engaging, and easy to follow. The English for Everyone Level 2 Beginner Course Book combines a carefully graded, step-by-step approach with innovative visual teaching methods to make the English language easy to learn. Key language skills, grammar rules, and English vocabulary are explained in a clear and simple way, with attractive illustrations to put new language in context. Listening, speaking, reading, and writing exercises are presented in bite-sized modules, allowing you to learn at your own pace. Suitable for beginners who already know the basics of English, this course book will take your English to pre-intermediate level. Product Information:• ISBN: 9780241252697• Author: Rachel Harding• Publisher: DK• Format: Paperback• Pages: 184• Dimensions: 24 x 20.5 x 1.5cm

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Take the stress out of preparing for SATs with fun, simple exercises that cover all of the key skills for Key Stage 2 Maths! This clever workbook is packed with exercises that match the style of SATs test questions, plus a giant poster crammed with quick-fire memory boosters. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781838526719• Author: Autumn Publishing• Publisher: Autumn Publishing• Format: Paperback• Pages: 48• Dimensions: 29 x 22.5 x 0.3cm

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Take the stress out of preparing for SATs with fun, simple exercises that cover all of the key skills for Key Stage 1 Maths! This clever workbook is packed with exercises that match the style of SATs test questions, plus a giant poster crammed with quick-fire memory boosters. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781838526696• Author: Autumn Publishing• Publisher: Autumn Publishing• Format: Paperback• Pages: 48• Dimensions: 29 x 22.5 x 0.3cm

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An inspiring, positive and practical guide for kids from Marcus Rashford MBE, footballer and child food poverty campaigner. It’s hard to know what is possible until you start. You have to be able to dream big and be prepared to work towards your dreams. I’ve achieved a lot so far, but it didn’t come in one go; big things rarely happen overnight, and good things rarely happen as if by magic . . . Marcus Rashford is famous worldwide for his skills both on and off the pitch – but before he was a Manchester United and England footballer, and long before he started his inspiring campaign to end child food poverty, he was just an average kid from Wythenshawe, South Manchester. Now, Marcus Rashford MBE wants to show YOU how to achieve your dreams, in this positive and inspiring guide for life. Written with journalist Carl Anka, this empowering guide is packed full of stories from Marcus’s own life. Perfect for readers who need to hear that they already are champions – they just might not know it yet. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781529068177 • Author: Marcus Rashford, Carl Anka • Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books • Format: Paperback • Pages: 224 • Dimensions: 22.1 x 15.2 x 1.8 cm

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