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Author Spotlight with Graham Marks

Emmy Laybourne

Emmy Laybourne is, in her own words, ‘a writer, teacher and a recovering character actress’ who lives in upstate New York with her husband ‘and two surprisingly well-mannered children’. Here she talks to Graham Marks, on Skype, about how she became a writer, the highs and lows of starting out on a writing career, and her novel, Monument 14.

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Who Ate the Penguin?

Sarah Ridley
Authors:
Sarah Ridley

All living things need food to give them energy to live. Plants that make their own food and animals that eat plants or other plant-eating animals are linked together by many different food chains. This book looks at an ocean food chain in Antarctica. The text introduces young children to the scientific vocabulary associated with food chains and big, beautiful photographs bring the ocean food chain to life.

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Who Ate the Snake?

Sarah Ridley
Authors:
Sarah Ridley

All living things need food to give them energy to live. Plants that make their own food and animals that eat plants or other plant-eating animals are linked together by many different food chains. This book looks at a desert food chain in Arizona, USA. The text introduces young children to the scientific vocabulary associated with food chains and big, beautiful photographs bring the desert food chain to life.

Franklin Watts

Remembering the Fallen of the First World War

Sarah Ridley
Authors:
Sarah Ridley

Franklin Watts

The Somme

Sarah Ridley
Authors:
Sarah Ridley

For many people the word 'Somme' sums up the carnage and futility of the First World War. The failure of Allied forces to achieve their objectives at such a huge cost in human lives has resonated in military circles for the past 100 years. This book tells the story of the battle and its wider repercussions, and analyses its importance to the overall outcome of the First World War. The Somme investigates the build-up to the battle, why leaders thought the action was necessary and what they thought it would achieve. It looks at the forces involved, including the 'Pals' battalions - patriotic friends who fought, and more often than not died, together. Although not a straightforward timeline, the book outlines the actual course of the battle beginning on 1 July 1916 and the impact of the continuing slaughter on both sides. Quotes from those who took part offer a glimpse of what it must have been like to be there, and maps show how little was actually achieved in terms of a breakthrough. Poetry, art and music inspired by the Somme campaign bring the soldiers' harrowing experiences to life. Suitable for readers aged 11 and up.

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Meet the Minibeasts

Sarah Ridley
Authors:
Sarah Ridley

Become a minibeast expert with this easy-to-understand guide to the wonderful and important creatures that live beside us. Have you ever wondered what the difference between a moth and a butterfly is? Or have you ever thought about how bees live together? This fascinating and comprehensive book for children aged 6+ is full of interesting facts and brilliant photographs. It also features guides to spotting your favourite minibeast in their natural habitats.Minibeasts covered: ants, aphids, bees, beetles, bugs, butterflies, centipedes, cicadas, crickets, damselflies, dragonflies, earwigs, flies, grasshoppers, harvestmen, millipedes, mites, moths, pond skaters, slugs, snails, spiders, termites, ticks, wasps, woodlice, worms.

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Amphibians Live on Land and in Water

Sarah Ridley
Authors:
Sarah Ridley
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Fish Live in Water

Sarah Ridley
Authors:
Sarah Ridley

This book explores what makes an animal a fish - how their characteristics are different from other groups of animals. It shows many examples of different types of fish in their natural environment. The simple text, suitable for children aged 5+, is accompanied by large, attractive photographs. For children progressing through book bands it is suitable for reading at level 8: Purple.This book is part of the 'In the Animal Kingdom' series which explores the classification of animals. Why not look for them all: Amphibians Live on Land and Water; Birds Have Feathers; Fish Live in Water; Reptiles Have Scaly Skin; Invertebrates Have No Backbone; Mammals Have Hair.

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Reptiles Have Scaly Skin

Sarah Ridley
Authors:
Sarah Ridley
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Invertebrates Have No Backbone

Sarah Ridley
Authors:
Sarah Ridley

This book explores what makes an animal an invertebrate - how their characteristics are different from other groups of animals. It shows many examples of different types of invertebrate in their natural environment. The simple text, suitable for children aged 5+, is accompanied by large, attractive photographs. For children progressing through book bands it is suitable for reading at level 8: Purple.This book is part of the 'In the Animal Kingdom' series which explores the classification of animals. Why not look for them all: Amphibians Live on Land and Water; Birds Have Feathers; Fish Live in Water; Reptiles Have Scaly Skin; Invertebrates Have No Backbone; Mammals Have Hair.

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Mammals Have Hair

Sarah Ridley
Authors:
Sarah Ridley
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Beans to Chocolate

Sarah Ridley
Authors:
Sarah Ridley

Everyone loves chocolate, but do you know where it come from and how it ends up on the supermarket shelves? Follow the story of fair trade chocolate from bean to bar, through the farming process to manufacturing. The simple text in this book, suitable for children aged 5+, is accompanied by large, attractive photographs. For children progressing through Book Bands, it is suitable for reading at level 8: Purple.Where food comes from is a series for young children, helping them question where their food comes from. It uncovers the role of farmers and others and begins an exploration of food groups. Children studying science topics including how plants change over time and healthy eating will also find these books useful.

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Seeds to Bread

Sarah Ridley
Authors:
Sarah Ridley
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Bee to Honey

Sarah Ridley
Authors:
Sarah Ridley

Honey is a tasty food, but do you know where it comes from and how it ends up on the supermarket shelves? Follow the story of honey from the worker bees visiting flowers, through what happens in the hive and the collection process to a jar in your cupboard! The simple text in this book, suitable for children aged 5+, is accompanied by large, attractive photographs.Where food comes from is a series for young children, helping them question where their food comes from. It uncovers the role of bee keepers and others and begins an exploration of food groups. Children studying science topics including how plants change over time and healthy eating will also find these books useful.

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Blossom to Apple

Sarah Ridley
Authors:
Sarah Ridley

Apples are a tasty food, but do you know where they come from and how they end up on the supermarket shelves? Follow the story of an apple from the first pink buds on an apple tree, through the farming process to packing houses and eventually to your fruit bowl! The simple text in this book, suitable for children aged 5+, is accompanied by large, attractive photographs.Where food comes from is a series for young children, helping them question where their food comes from. It uncovers the role of farmers and others and begins an exploration of food groups. Children studying science topics including how plants change over time and healthy eating will also find these books useful.

Franklin Watts

David Attenborough

Sarah Ridley
Authors:
Sarah Ridley
Franklin Watts

Nicolaus Copernicus

Sarah Ridley
Authors:
Sarah Ridley
Franklin Watts

Galileo Galilei

Sarah Ridley
Authors:
Sarah Ridley

Franklin Watts

Charles Darwin

Sarah Ridley
Authors:
Sarah Ridley

Franklin Watts

Dear Jelly: Family Letters from the First World War

Sarah Ridley
Authors:
Sarah Ridley
Franklin Watts

Brothers at War - A First World War Family History

Sarah Ridley
Authors:
Sarah Ridley

At the turn of the 20th century four brothers were born to the Baker family, Lionel, Arthur, Maurice and Harold. Over a hundred years later Eliza, one of Arthur Baker's great-grandchildren, and her mother, Sarah, decided to find out about these ancestors. They delved into the past to uncover for themselves the story of Lionel, Arthur and Maurice during the First World War.Using letters sent from the Western Front, a diary written in a prisoner of war camp and a wealth of authentic sources, including family photographs, Eliza and Sarah uncover their fascinating family history of the First World War.Produced in association with the Imperial War Museum, this is a great resource for readers aged 12 and up.