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How To Use Ladybird Readers

RRP $9.99

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This 'How to Use Ladybird Readers' user guide is the perfect way to introduce teachers and parents to Ladybird Readers. It provides a range of support, tips and advice on how to motivate language learners both at home and in the classroom. Ladybird Readers is a series of traditional tales, modern stories and non-fiction, written for young learners of English as a foreign language. Each book includes language activities to support the CEF framework, as well as help young learners prepare for the Cambridge Young Learners English (YLE) exams. The series adheres to CEF levels and the Cambridge YLE syllabus and is a mixture of traditional tales, modern stories, non-fiction and favourite brands such as Peppa Pig, Peter Rabbit and Topsy and Tim. Aimed at children age 5+, the range is perfect for use in the classroom and at home. Each reader is very carefully written to meet strict syllabus criteria but the text is rich and striking artwork makes each book appealing to children. Launching with twenty-eight readers, ranging from classic fairy tales and non-fiction to favourite children's brands and original stories. Each book has been carefully checked by educational consultants and can be read in the classroom or independently at home. Level 1 is ideal for children who have received some initial reading instruction. It covers CEF level Pre A1 and supports YLE starters exams. Level 2 is ideal for children who have received some reading instruction and can read short, simple sentences. It covers CEF level A1 and supports YLE movers exams. Level 3 is ideal for children who are eager to start reading longer stories It covers CEF level A1+ and supports YLE movers exams. Level 4 is ideal for children who are ready to read longer stories with a wider vocabulary. It covers CEF level A2 and supports YLE flyers exams.


Lyrebird! A True Story

RRP $16.95

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When Edith met a cheeky young lyrebird on her garden path, she could not guess that he would one day be known as A Miracle of the Dandenongs. Soon, James the lyrebird was singing and dancing for Edith, mimicking the birdsongs and other sounds that echoed through the bush. Word of their friendship spread and people travelled from near and far to film and record James. But with people came change ... This true story, retold by Jackie Kerin and beautifully illustrated by Peter Gouldthorpe, celebrates a remarkable friendship between a gardener and one of Australias most extraordinary birds.

About the Author

Debi Gliori is the author and illustrator of many books for children, including the very popular Mr Bear series. She won the Children's Book Award picture book section, and was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal in 1997.


Bird Brain

RRP $15.99

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Polly Parrett meets Polly parrot. Together, can they solve a murder mystery? Things just don't always go the right way for pet-sitter, Polly Parrett. Dogs and cats can be tough enough; now she finds herself having to cope with a moody macaw, a volatile new resident at her mother's halfway house for veterans, and oh yeah, a dead body. What's more, the parrot and Polly share the same name, which not only makes for a lot of confusion, but it just might be that the parrot is the smarter of the two.


A Geoscientists Guide To Petrophysics

RRP $345.99

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Geoscientists and Engineers taking an interest in Petrophysics, are struck by the contrasting treatment of the Physics Aspects and the Geology Aspects. If we are to scale up isolated petrophysical observations to an entire oil reservoir or an aquifer, it is essential to implement the powerful extrapolation tool of geological interpretation. This is clearly based on a good understanding of the relations between the petrophysical parameters studied and the petrological characteristics of the rock considered.
The book is divided into two sections of different size. The first section (by far the largest) describes the various petrophysical properties of rocks. Each property is defined, limiting the mathematical formulation to the strict minimum but emphasising the geometrical and therefore petrological parameters governing this property.
The second section concentrates on methodological problems and concerns, above all, the representativeness of the measurements and the size effects. The notions of Representative Elementary Volume, Homogeneity, Anisotropy, RockType, etc. provide a better understanding of the problems of up-scaling (Plug, Core, Log Analysis, Well Test). Lastly, we provide a description of several Porous Network investigation methods:Thin section, Pore Cast, Visualization of capillary properties, X-ray tomography.


Birds

RRP $19.99

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Birds are the aesthetic masterpieces of nature. Bring some to life with your colored pencils, markers, or even watercolor paint, now in a convenient, portable pocket size! Containing 20 pull-out pages of astounding drawings inspired by illustrator Georgie Woolridge's travels in India and around the world, each stunningly intricate drawing incorporates swirling paisley patterns and other local designs inspired by the styles in Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Australia, and New Zealand. By easing you out of your thoughts and into another world, coloring these beautiful images becomes a practical exercise in mindfulness that anyone can adopt, regardless of skill level.

Each illustration is accompanied by a brief paragraph about the bird and its habitat, in addition to a helpful introduction with hints and tips about drawing, coloring, and the various effects that you can achieve by using different coloring tools. Go ahead and ruffle some feathers!



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