Kay Barnham - Hachette Children's Group

Kay Barnham



Kay Barnham was born in Barrow-in-Furness, grew up in Carlisle, went to college in Brighton, and lived in Hove for a while, before sailing for Kinsale, Co Cork, popping back to Hove and then moving to the New Forest with her husband and daughter. And never at any point has she lived more than ten miles from the sea. She began working in children's publishing in 1992. She was an editor first of all, working on illustrated non-fiction and learning fun facts like how long it would take to walk to the moon - nine years - and how to spell palaeontology. Next, she commissioned fiction titles, editing picture books, storybooks and novels. And then she got the chance to write her own books, which she thinks is quite the best job ever. Except possibly being a chocolatier. She writes non-fiction as Kay Barnham. Her specialist subjects include ice-skating, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, lightning, fairies, Roald Dahl, Sir Isaac Newton, Christmas, dolphins, Florence Nightingale and very bad cracker jokes. And chocolate.She also writes fiction as Kay Woodward, including the Skate School series for Usborne and the novels Jane Airhead and Wuthering Hearts for Andersen Press. Altogether, she's written about a hundred books. Her favourite colour is navy blue. Her favourite chocolate is 85% cocoa solids.
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Machines on Land

Kay Barnham
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Kay Barnham

Discover the engineering behind how machines work. These books explain how the most amazing machines in our world operate, pulling out key engineering detail to inform and inspire the next generation of engineers.From cranes, submarines, tanks, and stealth jets, find out how machines have been built to lift heavy weights, be submerged in deep oceans, roll forward over rough terrain and zip quietly past in the sky overhead.Following an intro spread looking at the adaptation of machinery for each area of use (land, sky, sea, or space), the remaining spreads each look at a different machine, pulling out key components from a large illustration, with photo inserts showing it operating in the real world.

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The Great Big Water Cycle Adventure

Kay Barnham, Maddie Frost
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Kay Barnham, Maddie Frost
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What are Forces?

Kay Barnham, Mike Gordon
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Kay Barnham, Mike Gordon
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The Wonderful World of Weather

Kay Barnham, Maddie Frost
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Kay Barnham, Maddie Frost
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Charles Darwin

Kay Barnham
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Kay Barnham
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The Amazing Life Cycle of Butterflies

Kay Barnham
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Kay Barnham

Explore the incredible butterfly life cycle story, from tiny eggs to crawling caterpillars and incredible chrysalises.Follow the journey of a young boy and girl as they find out how insect life cycles. This beautifully illustrated picture book explains the life cycle process and explains each stage in detail. 'Look and Wonder' is a fresh, bold and bright, narrative non-fiction picture book series, for children aged 4 and up, introducing children to life cycles and the natural world. The eye-poppingly colourful digital illustration style will explain the scientific concepts while the light and fun text-style will make these books real home and classroom favourites.Perfect for the EYFS and KS1 primary curriculum study of life cycles.Other titles in the series:A Stroll Through the SeasonsA Wonderful World of WeatherIncredible RainforestsThe Amazing Butterfly Life Cycle StoryThe Amazing Plant Life Cycle StoryThe Awesome Night SkyThe Great Big Water Cycle Adventure

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The Fact or Fiction Behind History

Kay Barnham
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Kay Barnham

Truth or Busted's History title explores popular myths and legends about world history in a light and humorous way that kids will find unputdownable. Such statements as 'George Washington had wooden teeth' or 'Thomas Crapper invented the flushing toilet' are examined as well as where the ideas came, whether they have any basis in truth, or whether they can be consigned to folklore. Each statement is given a TRUTH or BUSTED evaluation.

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Emmeline Pankhurst

Kay Barnham
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Kay Barnham
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Mary Anning

Kay Barnham
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Kay Barnham

'She sells sea shells on the sea shore' - and she really did! This rhyme is thought to have been written about Mary Anning, an amazing fossilist and dinosaur expert, who was almost unknown at the time she lived. This biography explores the life of Mary Anning, from her first fossil finds at the age of ten to her sales of important discoveries to wealthy scientists. Mary's fossil finds made a great contribution to what scientist understood about pre-historic life. Through the story of Mary Anning, readers learn about life and society in the 1800s and Victorian Britain. We learn what it was like to be born into a poor family and about the roles of women in society and in the field of science. 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. History VIPs biographies focus on key subjects in the history curriculum for Key Stages 2 and 3, exploring the impact of exceptional figures in history and the society and culture in Britain at the time that they lived. 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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My London Infographic Sticker Activity Book

Kay Barnham
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Kay Barnham

My London Infographic Sticker Activity Book is an interactive journey around the amazing city of London. This book includes more than 200 stickers and is printed on high-quality paper that's perfect to colour in with felt-tips or crayons. It's ideal for a trip to the city, long journeys, rainy days and a great gift for curious children.Climb the tallest buildings, and head underground to learn facts and figures about the smelliest plant in the capital, build bridges over the river Thames and the number of bathrooms in Buckingham Palace.Packed with fact-based stickering, colouring and searching activities to help you remember all of the fascinating facts, My London Infographic Sticker Activity Book is a bold, bright and beautiful book that will take your imagination on an exciting journey.

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My Space Infographic Sticker Activity Book

Kay Barnham
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Kay Barnham

My Space Infographic Sticker Activities is an interactive journey through our Solar System. This book includes more htan 200 stickers and is printed on high-quality paper that's perfect to colour in with felt-tips or crayons, It's ideal for space lovers, long journeys, rainy days and a great gift for curious children.Blast off with astronauts from planet Earth into space to learn the facts and figures about how far you can jump on the Moon, how long it would take to drive to the Sun, and build an astronauts space suit out of stickers.Packed with fact-based stickering, colouring and searching activities to help you remember all of the fascinating facts, My Space Infographic Sticker Activity Book is a bold, bright and beautiful book that will take your imagination on an exciting journey.

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Gory Gladiators, Savage Centurions and Caesar's Sticky End

Kay Barnham, Tom Morgan-Jones
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Kay Barnham, Tom Morgan-Jones
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Truth or Busted: The Fact or Fiction Behind Battles and Wars

Kay Barnham
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Kay Barnham
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The Fact or Fiction Behind the Egyptians

Kay Barnham
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Kay Barnham

Truth or Busted's ancient Egyptians title explores popular myths and legends about one of history's most fascinating periods in a tongue-in-cheek, humorous way that kids will find unputdownable! Alongside features such as 'Pharoah Phact Phile' in which we learn about some of Egypt's wackiest rulers, Truth or Busted statements such as 'The ancient Egyptians used children as scarecrows' or 'Ground-up mummies were used as medicine' are explored. We look at where the idea came from, whether it has any basis in truth, or whether they can be consigned to folklore. Finally, each statement is given a TRUTH or BUSTED evaluation! A must for anyone interested in the Egyptians, or studying history at school!

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The Fact or Fiction Behind The Tudors

Kay Barnham
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Kay Barnham
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Nelson Mandela

Kay Barnham
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Kay Barnham

The series focuses on the people who inspire children today. Each book looks at the background, life and achievements of a personality, their impact on popular culture as well as detailing the everyday facets of their job and how they have gained such success.This title explores how Nelson Mandela became one of the most influential political leaders in the world, from his origins in a South African herding village, through to his arrest for political activism, his imprisonment at Robben Island and his eventual release and presidency.

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One Direction

Kay Barnham
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Kay Barnham
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Spring

Kay Barnham
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Kay Barnham

The 'Popcorn' series aims to develop children's knowledge and understanding of the world by covering a wide range of topics in a fun, colourful and interactive way. Each title has a lively design, engaging text and features an activity at the end of each book. The titles have been written in conjunction with a literacy consultant to ensure the text is completely appropriate for the age-range.

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Remembrance Day

Kay Barnham
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Kay Barnham

A fun and interactive beginners look at amazing events and people in history.

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Florence Nightingale

Kay Barnham
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Kay Barnham