Children's Very Short Introductions

Very Short Introductions for Curious Young Minds

The intelligent and inspiring way to discover new interests…

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This new, informative non-fiction series introduces young readers to the ideas, facts, and vocabulary behind an absorbing range of subjects.

• For Curious Young Minds aged 9+, this series is inspired by Oxford’s bestselling series, Very Short Introductions, which has more than 700 titles.
• Clearly explained, each book reveals mind-blowing facts, essential vocabulary, and dramatic discoveries.
• Introduces diverse subjects from across the curriculum in a collectible format - inspire young people to understand some of life’s more complex subjects, extending across the humanities, technology, social sciences, arts, earth sciences, computing, physics, engineering…
• Glossaries and language based on The Oxford Children’s Corpus help motivate children to succeed and engage.

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Very Short Introductions for Curious Young Minds

Very Short Introductions for Curious Young Minds: The Invisible World of Germs

The Invisible World of Germs

In this very short introduction to Germs, you’ll discover all about germs from how people figured out that tiny living things cause infections to how our bodies fight back against germs.

Very Short Introductions for Curious Young Minds, The Secrets of the Universe

The Secrets of the Universe

Cosmologists have discovered some amazing things about the Universe. This book is a fascinating introduction to the subject.

Very Short Introductions for Curious Young Minds: Robots, Gadgets and Artificial Intelligence

Robots, Gadgets and Artificial Intelligence

Clear and entertaining explanation, coupled with comic strips, photographs, and illustrations makes this the perfect way for young readers to quickly get to grips with the basic principles and terminology. What AI is, how robots evolved, and the role they could play in the future is revealed….

Very Short Introductions for Curious Young Minds: The Causes and Impact of Climate Change

The Causes and Impact of Climate Change

Explains, in a clear and interesting way, what climate is and why it’s changing, what greenhouse gases are and how they are changing the climate, and how we can slow down this process.

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Very Short Introduction for Curious Young Minds: Robots, Gadgets, and Artificial Intelligence

Very Short Introduction for Curious Young Minds: Robots, Gadgets, and Artificial Intelligence

The intelligent and inspiring way to discover new interests

Author Tom Jackson


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978-0-19-278028-7

Paperback | 06/10/2022

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Very Short Introduction for Curious Young Minds: The Causes and Impact of Climate Change

Very Short Introduction for Curious Young Minds: The Causes and Impact of Climate Change

The intelligent and inspiring way to discover new interests

Author Clive Gifford


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978-0-19-278030-0

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Very Short Introductions for Curious Young Minds: The Invisible World of Germs

Very Short Introductions for Curious Young Minds: The Invisible World of Germs

The intelligent and inspiring way to discover new interests

Author Isabel Thomas


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978-0-19-277923-6

Paperback | 05/05/2022

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Very Short Introductions for Curious Young Minds: The Secrets of the Universe

Very Short Introductions for Curious Young Minds: The Secrets of the Universe

The intelligent and inspiring way to discover new interests

Author Mike Goldsmith


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978-0-19-277921-2

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