This fascinating introduction to a complex subject explains the science of genetics and DNA in an approachable and understandable way, from basic biological structure and function to ethical debates such as genetic engineering and cloning. Internet links allow readers to discover the most up-to-date developments online.

Duck just has one question: Can I Join Your Club?
He wants to belong to all of them. To any of them. Elephant Club, Lion Club, he just wants to belong. And he tries so hard to fit in so he can – kids will love pointing out in the illustrations just exactly how he tries – a curly wig, dark glasses – but it just doesn’t work. He can’t be someone else.
So, he starts his own club. And there’s ONE rule – everyone is welcome! Because when it comes to making friends, being yourself is all that counts, in this heartwarming celebration of diversity, inclusiveness and friendship

Look out! Nibbles the book monster has munched his way through this book of numbers! Count along with him as he chomps his way from one to ten… but wherever will he go next?

Two perforated punch-out masks let little ones play along as Little Red Riding Hood or the wolf as they listen to this friendly retelling perfectly designed for reading aloud. The accessible, contemporary illustrations and clever text make the classic fairy tale fresh and fun.

Meet the people and explore behind the scenes in a busy hospital! Shine a light behind the special pages to see what’s hidden.

Once upon a time, these stories of magical transformation were told to young women by their mothers and grandmothers and the wise women of the clan. The heroines of these old tales set out on a difficult road of trials to discover their true destiny. And marrying a prince was not the only goal. These ancient tales of wonder and adventure are about learning to be strong, brave, kind and true-hearted, and trusting in yourself to change the world for the better.

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From treehouse to cabin, rocket to skyscraper, this rhyming, rollicking ode celebrates all kinds of abodes but makes clear that where we live together is the best home of all.

Great detectives can use logic and intuition to solve crimes, but often that’s not enough. That’s when they turn to scientists for help. Forensic scientists use an astonishing variety of techniques on the smallest clues to reveal exactly who committed a crime. This book describes how different evidence - from blood to blowflies - is used to catch even the smartest crooks. And you can read exciting true–crime comic strips that show how scientists have foiled criminals time and time again.

This amazing book gives you all the help you need to write better stories, blogs, scripts for plays and poetry, with lists of inspiring words and tips on editing and grammar. See how well-known writers put techniques into practice, and try out your own ideas on the notes pages. The book is divided into various sections covering the different aspects of the writing process - coming up with ideas, planning, punctuation and grammar, and advice on different writing forms.

Find out what's inside your body and how it all works in this fascinating book full of bright pictures and amazing facts that grown-ups and children can share and talk about together. What's blood for? Where does food go after we eat it? Why do people need to sleep?

From feeding the animals in winter to harvesting the crops in fall, take a look at what happens throughout a year on the farm by shining a light behind the special see-through pages.

Did you know that all books in the library come to life when everyone has gone home? Follow the adventure of Dusty as he finds his perfect reader and is borrowed for the very first time.