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Sarah Ridley



Born in Suffolk, Sarah Ridley lives on the Suffolk/Essex border and is a writer and editor of educational books for children and young people. Recently, a life-long interest in history has led her to write books about the First World War, inspired by reading letters written by soldiers who served in the conflict. Brothers at War tells the story of uncovering the material held in her own family's archives. Dear Jelly sets letters written by soldier brothers to their younger sisters at its core. Teenage children keep Sarah busy when she isn't tied to her computer, and she relaxes by walking along river estuaries close to her home.
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Who Ate the Snake?

Sarah Ridley
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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.

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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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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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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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Amphibians Live on Land and in Water

Sarah Ridley
Authors:
Sarah Ridley

This book explores what makes an animal an amphibian - how their characteristics are different from other groups of animals. It shows many examples of different types of amphibian 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 in Water; Birds Have Feathers; Fish Live in Water; Reptiles Have Scaly Skin; Invertebrates Have No Backbone; Mammals Have Hair.

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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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Reptiles Have Scaly Skin

Sarah Ridley
Authors:
Sarah Ridley

This book explores what makes an animal a reptile - how their characteristics are different from other groups of animals. It shows many examples of different types of reptiles 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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Birds Have Feathers

Sarah Ridley
Authors:
Sarah Ridley
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Mammals Have Hair

Sarah Ridley
Authors:
Sarah Ridley

This book explores what makes an animal a mammal - how their characteristics are different from other groups of animals. It shows many examples of different types of mammals 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 band 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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Seeds to Bread

Sarah Ridley
Authors:
Sarah Ridley

Bread is an everyday food, but do you know where it come from and how it ends up on the supermarket shelves? Follow the story of a loaf of bread, through wheat farming to the manufacturing process. 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 aged 5+, 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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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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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.

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Bee to Honey

Sarah Ridley
Authors:
Sarah Ridley
Franklin Watts

Charles Darwin

Sarah Ridley
Authors:
Sarah Ridley

Charles Darwin tells the story of this key scientific figure, covering his origins as the son of a wealthy doctor, to his famous voyage on HMS Beagle, the development of his evolutionary theories and the publication of On the Origin of Species to his death and burial in Westminster Abbey.Super Scientists are first biographies introducing some of the world's great scientists, simply retelling their lives and explaining why their work was important. Illustrated with archive images and photographs, the chronology of each lifetime is emphasised by a timeline that runs through the book.

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Remembering the Fallen of the First World War

Sarah Ridley
Authors:
Sarah Ridley
Franklin Watts

Sport

Sarah Ridley
Authors:
Sarah Ridley

Many people remember sporting events - whether they were watching them or participating. This book gives young children access to people's memories alongside photographs to help them build up a picture of the past. From sport at school to big sporting events such as the 1966 Football World Cup, young children can explore what has changed and what remains the same.The book is part of the 'Tell me what you remember' series, which explores changes in living memory through photographs and memories. It is a perfect teaching tool for KS1 or for children up to age 7.

Franklin Watts

School

Sarah Ridley
Authors:
Sarah Ridley
Franklin Watts

Galileo Galilei

Sarah Ridley
Authors:
Sarah Ridley
Franklin Watts

Dear Jelly: Family Letters from the First World War

Sarah Ridley
Authors:
Sarah Ridley

The moving story of two brothers who fought in the First World War through the real letters, complete with hand-drawn cartoons, they sent to their sisters. Like so many families across the world, the Semple family were split apart by the First World War. While William and Robert were fighting the Germans in France, their younger sisters, Mabel and Jelly (Eileen), had to carry on with school back in England. To keep in touch, they wrote letters. The sisters treasured these letters, which gave snapshots of their brothers' lives as soldiers. Many of the letters included cartoon illustrations to amuse the sisters.The book presents these letters with their illustrations. After each letter the author has written a short commentary, drawing out the facts about the war that can be taken from it. Altogether the book is a powerful and moving record of one family's experience of the First World War and a moving read for readers aged nine and up.A powerful, moving record of one family's first-hand experience of the First World War. - Education Today

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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.