Paul Harrison - Hachette Children's Group

Paul Harrison



Paul was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and grew up in County Durham. This left him with an accent that people find trustworthy, surveys have confirmed. It also left him with an allegiance to Newcastle United football club. Newcastle won their last major trophy months before he was born. In bleak moments, he wonders if this is his fault.
After a degree in Southampton he worked in a variety of different jobs with mixed success. He's been a labourer for a roofer (rubbish), a labourer for a builder (he was keen, but rubbish), a waiter (really rubbish) and a barman (merely adequate). He's sold double glazing (rubbish), toys (not bad), and garden furniture (all right at that). Somehow he never got sacked-it must have been that trustworthy accent. Since then he's been a children's books editor (not bad at that, actually) and now he writes them for what may loosely be described as a living.

Paul lives with his wife and two children in West Sussex.

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The Fact or Fiction Behind Science

Paul Harrison
Authors:
Paul Harrison

Truth or Busted Science explores popular myths and legends about the world of science, inventions and discoveries in a light and humorous way that kids will find simply unputdownable. Statements like, 'Sneeze with your eyes open and they will pop out' or 'A black hole in our galaxy will eventually destroy the Earth' are examined as well as where the ideas came from, whether they have any basis in truth, or whether they are simply folklore, myths or legends. Each statement is given a TRUTH or BUSTED evaluation.

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Boudicca

Paul Harrison
Authors:
Paul Harrison
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King John

Paul Harrison
Authors:
Paul Harrison

Was King John really the cruel and terrible king that history paints him as? This biography explores the life of King John, from his ascension to the throne, through wars with France and his own English barons, to the signing of the Magna Carta. This Great Charter was a turning point is English political history and heralded the beginning of parliament.Through the story of King John, readers will learn about the changing nature of the monarchy in Medieval Britain, and the changing roles of the church and state in Medieval society. Readers will learn to draw conclusions from the evidence provided - a great basis for class discussions.History VIP biographies each look at the life of a famous Briton telling the stories of these Very Important People with clear, lively text. Amazing facts are added with feature panels and lively illustrations give visual information of the time and society the VIP lived in. With these key biographies students learn how individual people's actions have shaped the course of history.Key terms are defined in an easy-to-use glossary encouraging readers to use historical terms in their own work.Features include:In other news - these panels give context and help readers to understand the society and events of the wider world in which the subject livedTrue or False - questions lead students to question information and to interact with the facts they are presented with.What they said - quote features bring the subjects to life using their own words!WOW! - Boxes add humorous or amazing information to astound the reader and bring out the hilarious side of history

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Work

Nicola Barber, Paul Harrison
Authors:
Nicola Barber, Paul Harrison
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Homes

Nicola Barber, Paul Harrison
Authors:
Nicola Barber, Paul Harrison

Roman Life is a series that will explore the establishment of the Roman Empire and the notable people of the age, such as Augustus, Virgil and Homer. The text will chronicle the features and characteristics of the Roman age and explore the lives of the different social classes, as well as men, women and children. Readers will learn what it was like to live as a Roman, be able to compare how their present lives have been influenced by the past and learn how much has changed since Roman times.This title explores Roman homes, and the difference between the living situations of rich and poor members of Roman society. It looks at the different types of furniture that Romans had in their homes, how they decorated rooms, what their gardens were like, and also how some Romans had homes abroad.

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Clothes

Paul Harrison
Authors:
Paul Harrison

Roman Life is a series that will explore the establishment of the Roman Empire and the notable people of the age, such as Augustus, Virgil and Homer. The text will chronicle the features and characteristics of the Roman age and explore the lives of the different social classes, as well as men, women and children. Readers will learn what it was like to live as a Roman, be able to compare how their present lives have been influenced by the past and learn how much has changed since Roman times.This title looks at Roman clothes - the different fashions for men, women and children, including hairstyles and what jewellery they wore. It investigates the foreign influences on clothing at the time, as well as what textiles were used and different types of footwear.

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The Pope

Paul Harrison
Authors:
Paul Harrison
Franklin Watts

Supercopters

Paul Harrison
Authors:
Paul Harrison
Franklin Watts

Superboats

Paul Harrison
Authors:
Paul Harrison
Franklin Watts

Racing Supercars

Paul Harrison
Authors:
Paul Harrison
Franklin Watts

Extreme Supercars

Paul Harrison
Authors:
Paul Harrison
Franklin Watts

Supertrucks

Paul Harrison
Authors:
Paul Harrison

If trucks are your thing, then you'll love Supertruck! A look at some of the biggest, most powerful and amazing trucks in the world. From massive mining trucks like the Libherr T and the fastest racing trucks, to a car-eating 'Robosaurus' and everything in between, find out about what makes these trucks so incredible.Mean machines is a series of books that take a close look at some of the most stylish, powerful and incredible vehicles on the planet.

Franklin Watts

Superplanes

Paul Harrison
Authors:
Paul Harrison
Franklin Watts

Supercars

Paul Harrison
Authors:
Paul Harrison

If supercars are your thing, then you'll love this book. A look at some of the most amazing and iconic supercars in the world. From the incredible Bugatti Veyron Super Sport to classic Lamborghinis and everything in between, learn about what makes these cars so powerful and expensive to build.Mean machines is a series of books that take a close look at some of the most stylish, powerful and incredible vehicles on the planet.

Franklin Watts

Superbikes

Paul Harrison
Authors:
Paul Harrison

If gleaming, powerful two-wheeled machines are your thing, then you'll love Superbikes. A look at some of the most amazing bikes in the world. From the Dodge Tomahawk concept bike to specialist racing bikes and everything in between, learn about what makes these bikes so powerful and expensive to build.Mean machines is a series of books that take a close look at some of the most stylish, powerful and incredible vehicles on the planet.

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Justin Bieber

Paul Harrison
Authors:
Paul Harrison

Want to know more about your favourite pop and film stars? Read on! Want to Know Your Idol? is a fascinating, in-depth pop and film biography series that is packed to the brim with the latest facts on the stars and tells the story of their life, from childhood and through their ascent to fame, and reports on what their lives are like today as some of the world's biggest idols. Find out all about Justin Bieber's early family life and what made him so determined to reach the top. Discover his star sign and what it says about him, his favourite food, colour, place in the world and top superstitions!

Franklin Watts

The 1950s

Paul Harrison
Authors:
Paul Harrison
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Work

Paul Harrison
Authors:
Paul Harrison
Franklin Watts

Snakes

Paul Harrison
Authors:
Paul Harrison

This high interest series presents fascinating facts on favourite topics alongside powerful photos

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Kenya

Paul Harrison
Authors:
Paul Harrison

Each title looks at each country through a variety of themes such as location, landscape and climate, population and health, settlements, family life, religion and beliefs, education and learning, employment and economy, industry and trade, farming and food, transport and communications, leisure and tourism and environment and wildlife.Includes maps, statistics panels and simple graphs and charts; and a topic web showing links with this series to other subject areas.