Anne Rooney - Hachette Children's Group

Anne Rooney



I write short books for short children and longer books for longer people. I've been writing fiction and non-fiction for young people, and non-fiction since the last millennium - luckily, the end of the last millennium and I'm not even nearly 1000 years old. I particularly enjoy reading and writing stories with a bit of a twist and, for older readers, an element of horror. I definitely have a Gothic streak. Writers I really admire include Minnie Gray, Oliver Jeffers, Shaun Tan, Edward Gorey, Tove Jansson, Marcus Sedgwick, Siobhan Dowd and Melvin Burgess.

I love being a writer because (a) it gives me the chance to be enthusiastic about things and share my enthusiasm with other people (b) I get paid for telling lies and (c) I don't have to do as I'm told, unlike people with a real job. I like to listen to music when I'm writing, and usually pick a few pieces of music that go with each book and listen to them again and again - most of them are opera.

Although I spend most of my time writing, I also spend some helping other people with their own writing - mostly young people, who are doing a degree at university. This is great fun as I get to read lots of stories by writers who are just starting.

I live in Cambridge, which is a very ancient city in the east of England with lots of ornate and pointy buildings. It's very flat in Cambridge, so it's easy to go everywhere by bicycle, but it's also rather wet. If I could live anywhere at all, it would probably be in Venice, which is also flat, ancient and full of pointy buildings. It's even wetter than Cambridge, and people go everywhere by boat.

Wayland

A Maths Journey through the Animal Kingdom

Anne Rooney
Authors:
Anne Rooney

Go on an exciting real-life maths journey to practise the core topics of number, geometry, statistics, ratio & proportion, algebra and measurement. Through data visualisation methods which include colourful diagrams, pictograms, illustrations, photographs and infographics, Go Figure! brings maths into the real world in an innovative, exciting and engaging visual way. It makes even the trickiest problem easier to understand and builds valuable confidence in maths!Find out how the maths you learn at school can help you go on a journey through the animal kingdom!Maths challenges use real life data and fascinating facts to solve mathematical problems that will help you learn all about the animal kingdom!

Wayland

A Maths Journey through Space

Anne Rooney
Authors:
Anne Rooney

Go on an exciting real-life maths journey to practise the core topics of number, geometry, statistics, ratio & proportion, algebra and measurement. Through data visualisation methods which include colourful diagrams, pictograms, illustrations, photographs and infographics, Go Figure! brings maths into the real world in an innovative, exciting and engaging visual way. It makes even the trickiest problem easier to understand and builds valuable confidence in maths!Find out how the maths you learn at school can help you go on a journey through space!Maths challenges use real life data and fascinating facts to solve mathematical problems that will help you on your travels through space.

Franklin Watts

Internet Safety

Anne Rooney
Authors:
Anne Rooney

The Internet offers great ways to learn new things and keep in touch with people you know, but children need to be careful. In this book children can find out why why they need to be careful online, how to be safe when using social networking sites, how to keep their passwords safe, how to avoid cyberbullying and much more.Internet Safety is part of the Let's Read and Talk About series. Each book has a range of questions to help children with speaking and listening skills, and 'take action' panels which give ideas for activities. Free downloadable activity sheets are also available to accompany the books at: www.franklinwatts.co.uk/downloads.

Franklin Watts

Bizarre Buildings

Anne Rooney
Authors:
Anne Rooney
Franklin Watts

Crazy Food

Anne Rooney
Authors:
Anne Rooney

Slipstream is a new generation of reading resources specifically designed for struggling and reluctant readers. Through exciting and carefully levelled texts, Slipstream enables readers to accelerate their reading experience.This book is part of Slipstream LEVEL 2. The 350-word text is levelled for readers with a reading age of 7-9, but its engaging content makes it perfect for a wide range of older readers too.All texts are levelled by reading experts Dee Reid and Diana Bentley.

Franklin Watts

Wacky Sports

Anne Rooney
Authors:
Anne Rooney
Franklin Watts

Dangerous Earth

Anne Rooney
Authors:
Anne Rooney

Slipstream is a new generation of reading resources specifically designed for struggling and reluctant readers. Through exciting and carefully levelled texts, Slipstream enables readers to accelerate their reading experience.This book is part of Slipstream LEVEL 2. The 350-word text is levelled for readers with a reading age of 7-9, but its engaging content makes it perfect for a wide range of older readers too.All texts are levelled by reading experts Dee Reid and Diana Bentley.Do you know what an earthquake is? Or the name of the largest volcano? What about tornadoes - do you know how fast they spin?No? Then find out in Dangerous Earth - filled with facts about some of the most dangerous natural activity on Earth.

Franklin Watts

Amazing Pets

Anne Rooney
Authors:
Anne Rooney

Slipstream is a new generation of reading resources specifically designed for struggling and reluctant readers. Through exciting and carefully levelled texts, Slipstream enables readers to accelerate their reading experience.This book is part of Slipstream LEVEL 2. The 350-word text is levelled for readers with a reading age of 7-9, but its engaging content makes it perfect for a wide range of older readers too.All texts are levelled by reading experts Dee Reid and Diana Bentley.Do you know about Arbor the painting dog? Or about the man who has a pet buffalo? What about a slimy pet banana slug?No? Then find out in Amazing Pets - filled with facts about some of the most extreme pets.

Franklin Watts

World's Toughest

Anne Rooney
Authors:
Anne Rooney
Wayland

A Maths Journey through Planet Earth

Anne Rooney
Authors:
Anne Rooney

Go on an exciting real-life maths journey to practise the core topics of number, geometry, statistics, ratio & proportion, algebra and measurement. Through data visualisation methods which include colourful diagrams, pictograms, illustrations, photographs and infographics, Go Figure! brings maths into the real world in an innovative, exciting and engaging visual way. It makes even the trickiest problem easier to understand and builds valuable confidence in maths!Find out how the maths you learn at school can help you go on a journey around Planet Earth!Maths challenges use real life data and fascinating facts to solve mathematical problems that will help you on your travels!

Wayland

A Maths Journey through the Human Body

Anne Rooney
Authors:
Anne Rooney
Franklin Watts

How to Spend a Billion

Anne Rooney
Authors:
Anne Rooney

Do you know what goes into one of the world's most expensive ice creams?Or how much it costs to buy your own private beach, or private island?No? Then find out in How to Spend a Billion - filled with facts about some of the world's most expensive items. Slipstream is a new generation of reading resources specifically designed for struggling and reluctant readers. Through exciting and carefully levelled texts, Slipstream enables readers to accelerate their reading experience.This book is part of Slipstream LEVEL 1. The 300-word text is levelled for readers with a reading age of 5-7, but its engaging content makes it perfect for a wide range of older readers too.All texts are levelled by reading experts Dee Reid and Diana Bentley.

Franklin Watts

World's Fastest

Anne Rooney
Authors:
Anne Rooney

Do you know what is the fastest bird? Or who is the fastest man? What about the name of the fastest car, or the fastest boat?No? Then find out in World's Fastest - filled with facts about some of the fastest things on Earth. Slipstream is a new generation of reading resources specifically designed for struggling and reluctant readers. Through exciting and carefully levelled texts, Slipstream enables readers to accelerate their reading experience.This book is part of Slipstream LEVEL 1. The 300-word text is levelled for readers with a reading age of 7, but its engaging content makes it perfect for a wide range of older readers too.All texts are levelled by reading experts Dee Reid and Diana Bentley.

Franklin Watts

Greatest Rock Bands

Anne Rooney
Authors:
Anne Rooney

Do you know who the Rolling Stones are? Or when The Who formed? What about the Arctic Monkeys? No? Then find out in Greatest Rock Bands - filled with facts about some of the world's best rock bands. Slipstream is a new generation of reading resources specifically designed for struggling and reluctant readers. Through exciting and carefully levelled texts, Slipstream enables readers to accelerate their reading experience.This book is part of Slipstream LEVEL 1. The 300-word text is levelled for readers with a reading age of 5-7, but its engaging content makes it perfect for a wide range of older readers too.All texts are levelled by reading experts Dee Reid and Diana Bentley.

Franklin Watts

Super Animals

Anne Rooney
Authors:
Anne Rooney

Do you know how a sea cucumber hides from danger? Or how some wild cats catch their dinner? No? Then find out in Super Animals - filled with facts about some of the world's most amazing animals. Slipstream is a new generation of reading resources specifically designed for struggling and reluctant readers. Through exciting and carefully levelled texts, Slipstream enables readers to accelerate their reading experience.This book is part of Slipstream LEVEL 1. The 300-word text is levelled for readers with a reading age of 5-7, but its engaging content makes it perfect for a wide range of older readers too.All texts are levelled by reading experts Dee Reid and Diana Bentley.

Franklin Watts

The Berlin Wall

Anne Rooney
Authors:
Anne Rooney
Franklin Watts

Global Questions: How Should We Deal With Crime?

Anne Rooney
Authors:
Anne Rooney
Wayland

Monster!

Anne Rooney, Fabiano Fiorin
Contributors:
Anne Rooney, Fabiano Fiorin
Wayland

Too Dirty!

Anne Rooney, Fabiano Fiorin
Contributors:
Anne Rooney, Fabiano Fiorin
Franklin Watts

Hurricane

Anne Rooney
Authors:
Anne Rooney