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Nancy Dickmann



Nancy Dickmann grew up in the USA, where she played baseball, ate hot dogs and read encyclopaedias for fun. She has now lived in England long enough to think that cold and rain are normal, but still has yet to try Morris dancing. Before becoming an author, she worked as an editor and publisher of children's books. Now, with Pushkin the Three-Legged Wonder Cat as her trusty assistant (in charge of lap-sitting), she writes books on a wide range of topics, including animals, space, history, health and explorers. The highlight of her career so far has been getting to interview a real astronaut to find out how they use the toilet in space!
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Franklin Watts

Egyptian

Nancy Dickmann
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Nancy Dickmann
Franklin Watts

Greek

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Nancy Dickmann

This book takes a light-hearted look at the characters and creatures from the the Greek mythological stories. From daring heroes to scheming gods and goddesses and terrible monsters such as cyclops, there are exciting adventures, betrayals and incredible stories to read. The book is structured as a 'Who's Who' of the culture's myths and legends and has a gossipy, informal tone, allowing the characters' personalities to come through.The chapters begin with a spread featuring factfiles of two characters. Each of these has an "In His Own Words" section, where the character himself (or herself) gives fast facts such as parents, powers, crowning achievements, and "Not to be confused with...". This is followed by a myth re-relling, presented in a magazine-style, featuring the two characters. In total there are six spreads of fact files (12 characters total) and six different re-tellings.

Franklin Watts

Viking

Nancy Dickmann
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Nancy Dickmann
Franklin Watts

Roman

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Wayland

Eco-cities

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Nancy Dickmann

Discover how people all around the world are putting the planet first and helping the environment in new and exciting ways!From recycling drinking water to green transport links and renewable energy sources, cities can be adapted and built to be sustainable in all sorts of ways. In Putting the Planet First: Sustainable Cities, discover how people around the world are working all the time to innovate and create self-sustaining settlements. Learn too, what you can do to help the environment, and about small changes you can make that will have a real impact. It's a fascinating introduction to the positive changes people are making to try and live more sustainably, and will inspire children to think creatively about how they can put the planet first!New, fresh series on green issues that will be both topical and timely. With the signing of the Paris Agreement, the environment is once again at the top of the global agenda, and this series taps into that. Both inspirational and practical, the series contains case studies of things people are already doing, as well as tips and ideas for things children can do easily at home or school. Recycling is a hot topic in schools, and there are lots of initiatives and schemes aimed at encouraging this, which this series will help to reinforce. Bright, colourful, engaging design and photography give the books real child-appeal, and will engage and hold their interest.Perfect for readers aged 7 and up.

Wayland

Renewable Energy

Nancy Dickmann
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Nancy Dickmann
Franklin Watts

Sport

Nancy Dickmann
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Nancy Dickmann
Franklin Watts

Human Body

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Nancy Dickmann

Franklin Watts

Biomes

Nancy Dickmann
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Nancy Dickmann

Illustrated series introducing children to various aspects of Nature, through a Q&A formatHave you ever wondered why pine trees have needles, how bushfires start or why there are no trees at the tops of tall mountains? Read this book to find out about the world's biomes and the plants and animals that live in them.Why is the sky blue? How long does a forest take to grow? Is it Mist or Fog? These are a few of the questions that are answered in the illustrated series Curious Nature. Natural phenomena are introduced as questions and answered in a simple and comprehensive way. Perfect for readers aged 6 and up.

Franklin Watts

Animals

Nancy Dickmann
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Nancy Dickmann

Illustrated series introducing children to various aspects of nature, through a Q&A formatHave you ever wondered why zebras have stripes, how animals change colour or why lizards like to sit in the sun? Read this book to find out how animals feed, grow and survive. From acorns to zebras, we'll look at the puzzlingquestions you may have. Some of the answers might surprise you!Why is the sky blue? How long does a forest take to grow? Is it Mist or Fog? These are a few of the questions that are answered in the illustrated series Curious Nature. Natural phenomena are introduced as questions and answered in a simple and comprehensive way. Perfect for readers aged 6 and up.Contents:What are animals?What is a mammal?Why do lizards lie in the sun?.Which animal has the most legs?How do fish breathe underwater?Can animals change colour?Why do zebras have stripes?Can animals use tools?Which animal is the fastest?Why do salmon swim upstream?What is the biggest animal?How do caterpillars turn into butterflies?Activity: make a bug hotelGlossaryFurther resourcesIndex

Franklin Watts

Planet Earth

Nancy Dickmann
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Nancy Dickmann

Illustrated series introducing children to various aspects of Nature, through a Q&A formatHave you ever wondered where the Sun goes at night, what air is made of or how fossils form? Read this book to find out about our amazing planet and what makes it so special.Why is the sky blue? How long does a forest take to grow? Is it Mist or Fog? These are a few of the questions that are answered in the illustrated series Curious Nature. Natural phenomena are introduced as questions and answered in a simple and comprehensive way. Perfect for readers aged 6 and up.

Franklin Watts

Plants

Nancy Dickmann
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Nancy Dickmann
Franklin Watts

Weather and Seasons

Nancy Dickmann
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Nancy Dickmann

Illustrated series introducing children to various aspects of Nature, through a Q&A formatHave you ever wondered why we have seasons, where the wind comes from or how we predict the weather? Read this book to find out about weather and how our planet changes throughout the year.Why is the sky blue? How long does a forest take to grow? Is it Mist or Fog? These are a few of the questions that are answered in the illustrated series Curious Nature. Natural phenomena are introduced as questions and answered in a simple and comprehensive way. Perfect for readers aged 6 and up.

Franklin Watts

Indian

Nancy Dickmann
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Nancy Dickmann
Franklin Watts

Chinese

Nancy Dickmann
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Nancy Dickmann

This book takes a light-hearted look at the characters and creatures from the the Chinese mythological stories. These myths come from different cultural groups, and they include stories about how the world came to be, as well as folk tales and stories with a religious message. The stories are full of gods, monsters, animals, ghosts and nature spirits. The book is structured as a 'Who's Who' of the culture's myths and legends and has a gossipy, informal tone, allowing the characters' personalities to come through.The chapters begin with a spread featuring factfiles of two characters. Each of these has an "In His Own Words" section, where the character himself (or herself) gives fast facts such as parents, powers, crowning achievements, and "Not to be confused with...". This is followed by a myth re-relling, presented in a magazine-style, featuring the two characters. In total there are six spreads of fact files (12 characters total) and six different re-tellings.