Anita Ganeri - Hachette Children's Group

Anita Ganeri



Anita Ganeri is an award-winning author of children's information books. She has been a writer for 20 years, after working in-house for Usborne Publishing and Walker Books. She specialises in the natural world, religion and mythology but is always looking for new challenges. Among her many titles are the best-selling 'Horrible Geography' series for Scholastic Children's Books which won the Blue Peter Book Award for the Best Book with Facts in 2009 and the Tivy Education Medal from the Royal Scottish Geographical Society for an outstanding contribution to geographical education. Anita lives in northern England with her husband, children, dogs and cat. She enjoys reading, walking the Moors, playing tennis and dreaming of winning Wimbledon.
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Endangered Places

Anita Ganeri
Authors:
Anita Ganeri
Franklin Watts

Ancient Egypt

Anita Ganeri
Authors:
Anita Ganeri

Discover Ancient Egypt and write about it! Find out about life in ancient Egypt, from Egyptian fashion and culture, to ancient gods and important Pharaohs. Read about hieroglyphs and the Rosetta Stone and discover Tutankhamun's famous tomb. Ideal for readers aged 9+, the Writing History series combines written evidence from the past with engaging writing activities to explore the fascinating worlds of ancient civilisations. Children can learn exciting facts and be inspired to write their own historical documents including diary entries, recipes, letters, speeches and much more!

Franklin Watts

Ancient Greece

Anita Ganeri
Authors:
Anita Ganeri
Franklin Watts

Adoption

Anita Ganeri, Ximena Jeria
Contributors:
Anita Ganeri, Ximena Jeria

This hands-on picture book is designed to help children with their questions and feelings about tricky topics that can be hard to talk about. The exquisite and approachable illustrations give a comforting story book feel, particularly aimed at 5-7 year olds, while also appealing to both younger and older children. A perfect aid to help children open up and explore how they feel and give them steps they can take to help them cope.

Franklin Watts

Racism

Anita Ganeri, Ximena Jeria
Contributors:
Anita Ganeri, Ximena Jeria

Racism is a very hard concept for children to understand, so it is important children learn about respect and equality and how to deal with discrimination, should they encounter it. This hands-on picture book is designed to help children with their questions and feelings about tricky topics that can be hard to talk about. The exquisite and approachable illustrations give a comforting story book feel, particularly aimed at 5-7 year olds, while also appealing to both younger and older children. A perfect aid to help children open up and explore how they feel and give them steps they can take to help them cope.

Franklin Watts

Bronze Age

Anita Ganeri
Authors:
Anita Ganeri
Franklin Watts

Stone Age

Anita Ganeri
Authors:
Anita Ganeri

Discover the Stone Age and write about it!Find out about life in the Stone Age, from prehistoric homes to flint mines and mammoth hunts. Read about archaeological discoveries such as the 'Red Lady of Paviland' and discover amazing cave art. Writing History is a series of fantastic guides to history with a difference! Each title explores different types of writing in six key historical periods: the Iron Age, Anglo-Saxons, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, the Stone Age and the Bronze Age. The books use a variety of ways of presenting information such as diaries, letters, stories and even poems. Examples of original sources are also given. Children are encouraged to have a go themselves with their own writing projects using the information they have read. The series is ideal for readers aged 9+ studying history topics at Key Stage 2.

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China

Anita Ganeri
Authors:
Anita Ganeri
Franklin Watts

Russia

Anita Ganeri
Authors:
Anita Ganeri
Franklin Watts

Touch

Anita Ganeri
Authors:
Anita Ganeri
Franklin Watts

Anglo-Saxons

Anita Ganeri
Authors:
Anita Ganeri

Discover the Anglo-Saxons and write about them!Find out about the Anglo-Saxons in Britain, from their daily life and culture to their kings, laws and famous battles. Read about the Sutton Hoo burial, King Alfred's cakes and the famous Beowulf poem.Ideal for readers aged 9+, the Writing History series combines written evidence from the past with engaging writing activities to explore the fascinating worlds of ancient civilisations. Children can learn exciting facts and be inspired to write their own historical documents including diary entries, recipes, letters, speeches and much more!

Franklin Watts

Iron Age

Anita Ganeri
Authors:
Anita Ganeri

Discover the Iron Age and write about it!Find out about the Iron Age in Britain, from Celtic life and culture, to typical jobs and roundhouse settlements. Read about Boudica's battles with the Romans and discover ancient festivals and stories.Ideal for readers aged 9+, the Writing History series combines written evidence from the past with engaging writing activities to explore the fascinating worlds of ancient civilisations. Children can learn exciting facts and be inspired to write their own historical documents including diary entries, recipes, letters, speeches and much more!

Franklin Watts

Hearing

Anita Ganeri
Authors:
Anita Ganeri
Franklin Watts

Sight

Anita Ganeri
Authors:
Anita Ganeri
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Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Antarctic Expedition

Anita Ganeri
Authors:
Anita Ganeri

In October 1914, the explorer, Ernest Shakleton and a team of men, set out on the ship, Endurance, to cross Antarctica via the South Pole. A few months into their voyage, the ship became trapped in ice, eventually sinking.With little hope of rescue, Shakleton's crew lived on the ice, enduring freezing temperatures and with only the food they could catch from the sea. When the ice floes began to crack beneath them, the men undertook a treacherous journey in three small lifeboats across the icy, stormy sea, eventually landing on Elephant Island - a place where no-one lived or was ever likely to visit...Retold in vivid detail and illustrated with contemporary photographs and artefacts, this story recounts one of the most astonishing feats of exploration and human endeavor ever recorded.

Franklin Watts

Ancient Egypt

Anita Ganeri
Authors:
Anita Ganeri

Each book in Great Civilisations approaches its subject through a scene-setting spread Who/where were the... then introduces the achievements of the chosen civilisation through 12 structures or objects, each of which illustrates a key aspect or theme. Writing, architecture, industry, warfare, transport and learning are all covered in the same simple, colourful and engaging way. Fact boxes and panels present incidental information and point the reader to the importance of parallel developments in other parts of the world.Ancient Egypt looks at one of the best-known ancient civilisations. Through objects as complex and magnificent as Tutankhamun's funeral mask and sarcophagus or as simple as a shaduf, readers gain a picture of who was whom in ancient Egypt and how the civilisation in which they lived really worked.

Franklin Watts

All About the Commonwealth

Anita Ganeri
Authors:
Anita Ganeri
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Easter is Special

Anita Ganeri
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Anita Ganeri

This beautiful book explores the story of Easter, looking at what makes the festival special such as food, songs and rituals. An ideal book to help explain the significance of Easter to young children.

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William Shakespeare

Anita Ganeri, Alan Rowe
Contributors:
Anita Ganeri, Alan Rowe
Franklin Watts

Events That Changed the World

Anita Ganeri
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Anita Ganeri

On September 11, 2001, the twin towers of the World Trade Centre in New York City collapsed as a direct result of a terrorist attack. The resulting war on terrorism has had major consequences around the globe. Find out what the other top nine Events are that Changed the World!