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Franklin Watts

Dog

Clare Hibbert
Authors:
Clare Hibbert
Franklin Watts

Cat

Clare Hibbert
Authors:
Clare Hibbert

If you've ever wondered what it is like to be a cat, then this is the book for you. It's full of fascinating insights into the different ways that these loyal and intelligent animals experience the world.

Franklin Watts

The Brontës – Children of the Moors

Mick Manning, Brita Granström
Authors:
Mick Manning, Brita Granström

Produced to coincide with 200th anniversary of the birth of Charlotte Brontë, this book introduces the three extraordinary Brontë sisters: Charlotte, Emily and Anne. We also meet their brother Branwell. With a mix of strong story-telling and wonderful illustration, Mick Manning and Brita Granström relate the sister's tragically short lives in the remote village of Haworth in the Yorkshire Dales. They explore how the girls were inspired to become writers and the sensation their books caused when people realised they had been written by women. Each of the sister's greatest novels, Jane Eyre (Charlotte), The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (Anne) and Wuthering Heights (Emily), are simply retold in engaging comic-strip form.The illustrations and text of this book really capture the life of the children of the moors and how the magic and wildness of their surroundings inspired their work. It is perhaps not surprising as Mick Manning was born and brought up in Haworth and, as a child, even played a shepherd boy in a BBC adapation of Wuthering Heights.

Franklin Watts

Friend or Foe

Etta Kaner, David Anderson
Contributors:
Etta Kaner, David Anderson

Imagine this: You're playing a computer game when a spider drops onto your screen. "Aah!" you scream as you fling your device across the room. "What's the big deal?" asks your sister. "Spiders are fab. Have you ever watched a spider spin a web? Do you know that spiders can..."You can't believe it. Your sister loves spiders! Then you realise that even though many people are afraid of snakes, you think they're cool.When you think about it, people have different points of view about lots of animals. Bloodsucking leeches may scare the pants off you, but doctors around the world are big fans of these medical marvels. What about cockroaches? scurrying, dirty pests, right? Or could they actually be a solution to global hunger?You'll get a chance to decide when you check out these and other animals explored in this book. On the one hand you'll find arguments trying to convince you that these animals are disgusting, mean, dangerous or smelly. On the other hand you'll hear about how these very same animals are clever, helpful to humans and the environment and an inspiration to scientists. Though each side is telling the truth, both are trying to persuade you to agree with their point of view. Find out how you feel about animals that people love to hate - are they friend or foe?Aimed at children aged 8+.

Franklin Watts

The Ethics of War

Patience Coster
Authors:
Patience Coster

Is it ever right to go to war? What is a 'just war'? Where should the moral line be drawn in an armed conflict? People have been fighting each other, and discussing the rights and wrongs of warfare, since the beginning of human history. It's time to consider Both SIdes of the Story.The Both Sides of the Story series explores the major global debates of our time from two opposing viewpoints. Each book investigates the facts behind the headlines, the history behind current trends and the latest hot topics.

Franklin Watts

Both Sides of the Story: The Death Penalty

Nicola Barber
Authors:
Nicola Barber

Have the worst criminals forfeited their right to life? Or is the death penalty an abuse of human rights? Should all lives be valued equally, even those of convicted murderers? Some people argue that a life sentence in prison can be a worse prospect that the death penalty. It's time to consider Both Sides of the Story.The Both Sides of the Story series explores the major global debates of our time from two opposing viewpoints. Each book investigates the facts behind the headlines, the history behind current trends and the latest hot topics.

Franklin Watts

Euthanasia

Patience Coster
Authors:
Patience Coster

Is it ever acceptable to help another person to die? Faced with a terminally ill patient in great pain, what should a doctor or relative do? Euthanasia - the intentional ending of a life in order to relieve pain and suffering - raises many ethical questions. It's time to consider Both Sides of the Story.The series, Both Sides of the Story, explores the major global debates of our time from two opposing viewpoints. Each book investigates the facts behind the headlines, the history behind current trends and the latest hot topics.

Franklin Watts

The Arab-Israeli Conflict

Nicola Barber
Authors:
Nicola Barber

In 19448 the state of Israel was created out of Palestine as a homeland for the Jewish people. Why did the Jews claim this land as their own, and what claims did the Arabs make over it? Do Palestinian refugees have a right to return to Israel? What is the future for a two-state solution? It's time to consider Both Sides of the Story.The series, Both Sides of the Story, explores the major global debates of our time from two opposing viewpoints. Each book investigates the facts behind the headlines, the history behind current trends and the latest hot topics.

Franklin Watts

Both Sides of the Story: Animal Rights

Patience Coster
Authors:
Patience Coster
Franklin Watts

Cloning and Genetic Engineering

Nicola Barber
Authors:
Nicola Barber
Franklin Watts

Horse

Clare Hibbert
Authors:
Clare Hibbert
Franklin Watts

Dolphin

Clare Hibbert
Authors:
Clare Hibbert
Franklin Watts

Shark

Clare Hibbert
Authors:
Clare Hibbert

Franklin Watts

Snake

Clare Hibbert
Authors:
Clare Hibbert
Franklin Watts

1930s

Sally Hewitt
Authors:
Sally Hewitt
Franklin Watts

World War II

Sally Hewitt
Authors:
Sally Hewitt

In 'I can remember' our recent history (i.e. World War II onwards) is brought alive through real life experiences and memories of everyday life and a wealth of memorabilia, ephemera and archive photography. Each book is broken up into thematic spreads: school, at home, work, entertainment etc and different voices recall their experiences related to them. There is not one single voice through the book but a variety, so there are is a range of views and a mixture of ages. The back of the books includes a timeline and glossary. In 'I can remember World War II' topics include the day war broke out, air raids, daily life at home, life in the country, the home front, navy operations, women, VE day. Experiences include an evacuee, a land girl, a naval commando, and an ATS girl.

Franklin Watts

1960s

Sally Hewitt
Authors:
Sally Hewitt

In 'I can remember' our recent history (i.e. World War II onwards) is brought alive through real life experiences and memories of everyday life and a wealth of memorabilia, ephemera and archive photography. Each book is broken up into thematic spreads: school, at home, work, entertainment etc and different voices recall their experiences related to them. There is not one single voice through the book but a variety, so there are is a range of views and a mixture of ages. The back of the books includes a timeline and glossary. 'I can remember the 1960s' includes growing up as a child of Jamaican immigrants, the 1966 world cup, a coal-mining town in Wales, Scotland in the sixties, Beatles mania, and swinging London and sixties fashions.

Franklin Watts

At The Seaside

Paul Humphrey
Authors:
Paul Humphrey

This is the perfect book to explore the topic of the seaside with a young child, perhaps before or after their own trip. It features large photographs, clear and interesting desciptions of the things you find at the seaside, including both plants and animals, and just the right amount of text for early readers. The book ties in with Key stage 1 Science and Geography as it explores habitats, species and landscape. It also promotes observation and the 'Look and Find' feature encourages simple referencing skills.

2015 Catalogue

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Franklin Watts Catalogue 2015

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