Ben Hubbard - Hachette Children's Group

Ben Hubbard



Ben Hubbard began his writing career at a what's-on newspaper in the 1990s, interviewing bands, actors and artists in his native Wellington, New Zealand. He later joined the fast-paced world of daily newspaper journalism before packing up shop and moving to England. Here, Ben tied a number of new strings to his bow: magazine editor, book editor, and finally, author. Today, Ben writes a mix of non-fiction for all ages - preschoolers through to adults. He has penned titles on an eclectic subject range: from space exploration, samurai warriors and medieval castles; to pop music, pets, tornadoes and rugby skills.
Franklin Watts

Saving Money

Ben Hubbard
Authors:
Ben Hubbard

An illustrated, child-friendly introduction to money, looking at the different forms it takes, how we use it and the importance of looking after it. Each story follows a child who is faced with a dilemma about what to do with some money and explores the many choices available to them in a clear and helpful way.

Franklin Watts

Spending Money

Ben Hubbard
Authors:
Ben Hubbard

An illustrated, child-friendly introduction to money, looking at the different forms it takes, how we use it and the importance of looking after it. Each story follows a child who is faced with a dilemma about what to do with some money and explores the many choices available to them in a clear and helpful way.

Franklin Watts

Making Money

Ben Hubbard
Authors:
Ben Hubbard

A friendly, first look at making money for young readersMaya wants some extra money but her parents tell her she has to earn it! So Maya helps tidy up her neighbour's garage, but it's harder work than she thought. Will Maya finish the job and earn the money?An illustrated, child-friendly introduction to money for children aged 5 and up, looking at the different forms it takes, how we use it and the importance of looking after it. Each story follows a child who is faced with a dilemma about what to do with some money and explores the many choices available to them in a clear and helpful way.

Franklin Watts

Volcanoes and Avalanches

Ben Hubbard
Authors:
Ben Hubbard

Look inside natural disasters and discover how they work!Natural disasters devastate communities. They reshape the landscape and can alter people's ways of life in an area for years after the event. Learn all about volcanoes and avalanches. Find out how they form, where they are most likely to happen and how scientists study them through diagrams and case studies.Explore how natural disasters work by cracking them open and looking at them from the inside. How do they happen? How are they destructive? What happens on the inside of each phenomena? And where in the world are the danger zones? This series explore each of these questions in detail.This series uses detailed artwork, cutaways and images from real-life to give a rounded view of each event. Perfect for readers aged 9 and up.

Franklin Watts

Teen Pioneers

Ben Hubbard
Authors:
Ben Hubbard
Wayland

First Man on the Moon

Ben Hubbard
Authors:
Ben Hubbard

A gripping illustrated account of the historic first moon landingsAn exciting narrative non-fiction account of the first moon landing, designed to publish in time for the 50th anniversary of this historic milestone in space exploration Pacey, accessible text recounts the story of the first moon landing, from its beginnings in the Space Race, to early missions, the successful Apollo 11 voyage, Armstrong's legendary first steps on the moon and the astronauts' heart-stopping return to EarthFully illustrated throughout, with fresh, modern artwork breathing new life into this famous story. Perfect for readers aged 8 and up.

Franklin Watts

My Community and Media

Ben Hubbard
Authors:
Ben Hubbard

Become a sensible, informed digital citizen with this handy guideThe internet connects people from all over the world and provides a great place to share our interests. But clever digital citizens are careful and smart about socialising online, making sure they enjoy it safely. The Internet can be a fun, creative, collaborative place to share, learn and experience the world and connect with all kinds of people. But being a good digital citizen comes with responsibilities and advisories. These books will help children aged 7+ navigate this sophisticated and ever-changing form of communication.

Franklin Watts

My Safety and Security

Ben Hubbard
Authors:
Ben Hubbard

Become a sensible, informed digital citizen with this handy guideBe prepared! Learn how to stay safe and secure in the digital world. This book will show you how, with tips from setting uncrackable passwords to recognising fake websites. The Internet can be a fun, creative, collaborative place to share, learn and experience the world and connect with all kinds of people. But being a good digital citizen comes with responsibilities and advisories. These books will help children aged 7+ navigate this sophisticated and ever-changing form of communication.

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Viking Britain and Jorvik

Ben Hubbard
Authors:
Ben Hubbard
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The Maya and Chichén Itzá

Ben Hubbard
Authors:
Ben Hubbard

Travel back in time to Chichén Itzá and find out all about the Maya.Like modern travel guides, the books in this series highlight must-see features and explain local culture. Each highlighted destination contains an explanation of what took part in these areas, as well as a look at important artefacts found there providing a bigger picture of life in the past. Typical travel guide notes include, 'best time to visit', 'what to eat' and 'where to stay'.

Franklin Watts

My Digital World

Ben Hubbard
Authors:
Ben Hubbard

Become a sensible, informed digital citizen with this handy guideIn today's digital world, real and onlife life are ever more closely linked. This book will help you to successfully combine these two worlds - and to know when to keep them apart!The Internet can be a fun, creative, collaborative place to share, learn and experience the world and connect with all kinds of people. But being a good digital citizen comes with responsibilities and advisories. These books will help children aged 7+ navigate this sophisticated and ever-changing form of communication.

Franklin Watts

My Digital Future

Ben Hubbard
Authors:
Ben Hubbard

Become a sensible, informed digital citizen with this handy guideThe future is digital! But what developments might this bring? This book explores the world of digital technology today and how it could look tomorrow. The Internet can be a fun, creative, collaborative place to share, learn and experience the world and connect with all kinds of people. But being a good digital citizen comes with responsibilities and advisories. These books will help children aged 7+ navigate this sophisticated and ever-changing form of communication.

Franklin Watts

Roman Britain and Londinium

Ben Hubbard
Authors:
Ben Hubbard
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My Health and Wellness

Ben Hubbard
Authors:
Ben Hubbard

Learn how to be a good digital citizen with these innovative illustrated booksClever digital citizens understand that a healthy body means a healthy mind. To make the most of our time in the online world, we need to stay fit and well, and keep safe. This book will help young readers to find the right balance. The Internet can be a fun, creative, collaborative place to share, learn and experience the world and connect with all kinds of people. But being a good digital citizen comes with responsibilities and advisories. These books will help children aged 7+ navigate this sophisticated and ever-changing form of communication. Based on the ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) Nine Elements of Digital CitizenshipWhy not look for the other books in the series: My Digital Rights and Rules; My Digital Future; My Digital World; My Digital Safety and Security; My Digital Community and Media

Franklin Watts

My Rights and Rules

Ben Hubbard
Authors:
Ben Hubbard

Learn how to be a good digital citizen with these innovative illustrated booksIn today's world, everyone should have the right to become a digital citizen, with access to the Internet. All digital citizens should also have certain rights, just like in the real world. However, with these rights come certain responsibilities. The Internet can be a fun, creative, collaborative place to share, learn and experience the world and connect with all kinds of people. But being a good digital citizen comes with responsibilities and advisories. These books will help children aged 7+ navigate this sophisticated and ever-changing form of communication. Based on the ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) Nine Elements of Digital Citizenship.Why not look for the other books in the series: My Digital Rights and Rules; My Digital Future; My Digital World; My Digital Safety and Security; My Digital Community and Media

Franklin Watts

I Want a Dog

Ben Hubbard, Jason Chapman
Contributors:
Ben Hubbard, Jason Chapman

'Jam packed with the information necessary to make an informed decision about getting a dog.' - The School LibrarianLearn about looking after dogs with this heart-warming story. Would you really love a dog but don't know the first thing about how it will affect you and your family? This book gives young children aged 6+ all information they and their families need to see if they could take on this big responsibilty. The information is given through the story of Alex who is is desperate to get a dog, but the rest of his family don't think it's a good idea. So Alex decides to start a scrapbook to discover what a dog needs. He finds out about different dog breeds and what they are like. He looks around his home and wonders where the dog will live. He goes out with his friend to walk her dog. He collects photos of different dog breeds and adds labels with their temperaments, how to care for them etc. Alex's family see his enthusiasm and begin to get on board with the idea. Together they visit a puppy from a local family but they also visit a rescue centre and decide to get an adult dog from there. Using Jason Chapman's lively illustrations and Alex's photographic scrapbook, this 'two books in one' describes the behaviour and needs of dogs and how it affects a family's life day-to-day in a charming and fun way. The book is endorsed and checked by Battersea Dogs & Cats Home.

Wayland

Dot.Common Sense

Ben Hubbard, Beatriz Castro
Contributors:
Ben Hubbard, Beatriz Castro
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I Want a Cat

Ben Hubbard, Jason Chapman
Contributors:
Ben Hubbard, Jason Chapman
Wayland

People That Changed The World

Ben Hubbard
Authors:
Ben Hubbard

For thousands of years, humans and their actions have shaped our history. But some people have such a profound and at times devastating influence, they not only change the course of history, they also manage to leave a legacy so powerful, it can be called world-changing. This book looks at 10 of these people - from discoverer Christopher Columbus who brought about a radical change to the face of the American continents, to Osama bin Laden who masterminded the devastating attacks of 9/11, which ushered in a new era of warfare and terrorism.Each of these 10 world-changing people is examined in detail - what were their circumstances; what turned them into a world-changing figure; what kind of a legacy have they left; and how is it still relevant to us today? Spanning a significant portion of human history, from the ancient world of Alexander the Great, to the age of discovery in the 15th century, the World Wars, and the end of Apartheid, this book not only examines the people themselves, but also places them in the context of other historical events and developments. It includes scientists, dictators, civil rights activists, terrorists and politicians.Perfect for course work and cross-curricular activities spanning history, politics and science; the book includes 10 further highly influential people, as well as a timeline that places them in the context of world history.

Wayland

Artworks That Changed The World

Ben Hubbard
Authors:
Ben Hubbard

Artworks can be shocking, outrageous, breath-taking and rule-breaking. But some go even further and manage to leave a legacy so powerful, it can be called world-changing. This book looks at 10 of these artworks - from the prehistoric cave paintings in Lascaux that revealed to us how innate art really is to being human, to Banksy's Sweeping it Under the Carpet, which used art as a political statement, painted on a gallery wall.Each of the 10 world-changing pieces of art is examined in detail - who was the artist; how was it created; what kind of a legacy has it left; and how is it still relevant to us today? Spanning human history, from anonymous cave paintings in 15,000 BCE, to Renaissance Italy, Pop art in the 1960s and modern-day installations, this book not only examines the incredible art created during this time, but also places it in the context of historical events. The artworks include paintings, sculptures, installations and graffiti.Perfect for course work and cross-curricular activities spanning history, art and politics; the book includes 10 further influential pieces of art, as well as a timeline that places the artwork in the context of world history.