Richard Spilsbury and Louise Spilsbury - Sparks, Shocks and Secrets - Explore electricity and use science to survive - Hachette Children's Group

Sparks, Shocks and Secrets - Explore electricity and use science to survive

By Richard Spilsbury and Louise Spilsbury

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  • £12.99

An innovative science series which uses an action-adventure story to explore different aspects of scientific learning and to show that we really do need science to survive!

The children are playing at home when suddenly all the light go out. In the dark, they are convinced someone is trying to break in. How can they use their electronic set to save the day?

Science has never been more exciting with this attention-grabbing approach which delivers true scietific learning through an action-packed story and spectacular graphic illustrations. The science is the story is backed up through simple experiments that readers can try for themselves.

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  • ISBN: 9781445123035
  • Publication date: 13 Nov 2013
  • Page count: 32
  • Imprint: Franklin Watts
Will appeal to many children who previously had little interest in science... an excellent book. Lots of interesting questions and challenges... will prove very popular with children. — School Librarian
Wayland

Crystals

Richard Spilsbury
Authors:
Richard Spilsbury

The rocks that cover Earths surface wouldn't exist without crystals. Written to support the science national curriculum, this text encourages readers to get up close and personal with the crystals contained in rocks. Along the way, they'll learn important Earth science skills, such as how crystals form, how to identify crystals based on their physical properties, and where in the world they're found. The text also teaches readers how we use crystals in everyday life, and what kinds of hobbies and careers involve working with crystals. This information-rich text features engaging images, fact boxes, and sidebars, which offer opportunities for additional learning.

Wayland

Minerals

Richard Spilsbury
Authors:
Richard Spilsbury
Franklin Watts

Having a Disability

Louise Spilsbury
Authors:
Louise Spilsbury
Franklin Watts

It's My Body

Louise Spilsbury
Authors:
Louise Spilsbury

This brightly coloured, illustrated title explains to children about body privacy and why private parts should be kept private. Children will learn that their body belongs to them and they can say 'no' if they don't want anyone to touch their body. They'll discover what is inappropriate, and be encouraged to speak up if they are uncomfortable with how other people treat them. It also covers the topic of secrets and when you shouldn't keep a secret.The book looks at respecting each other's boundaries and becoming aware that some children, particularly those with autism or anxiety, may find hugging or any kind of touch, unbearable.It also covers bullying, such as pinching or kicking, and shows children the best way to speak out to help stop these things happening.Written by Louise Spilsbury, the text explains, simply and clearly, without scaremongering, why body privacy is important.

Wayland

How to Survive on a Mountain

Louise Spilsbury
Authors:
Louise Spilsbury
Franklin Watts

Volcanic Eruptions

Louise Spilsbury, Richard Spilsbury
Authors:
Louise Spilsbury, Richard Spilsbury
Franklin Watts

Bullying

Louise Spilsbury
Authors:
Louise Spilsbury
Wayland

How to Survive in the Ocean

Louise Spilsbury
Authors:
Louise Spilsbury

Learn about the dangers that lurk in the ocean and how people have devised ways to survive and live in the water.This series examines how people can and do survive in some of the world's most hostile environments, from the desert and desert islands through to survival on the oceans or the wildernesses of the Arctic and Antarctica. Feature boxes examine key survival techniques and also offer case studies of people who have survived Earth's most inhospitable landscapes.Perfect for readers aged 7 and up.

Wayland

Racism and Intolerance

Louise Spilsbury, Hanane Kai
Contributors:
Louise Spilsbury, Hanane Kai

The Children in Our World non-fiction picture book series helps children make sense of the larger issues and crises that dominate the news in a sensitive and appropriate manner. With relatable comparisons, carefully researched text and striking illustrations, children can begin to understand what racism and intolerance are, how they affect children, adults and daily life, and how readers can help. Where issues aren't appropriate to describe in words, award-winning illustrator, Hanane Kai, uses striking and sensitive illustrations help children visualise they ways in which racism and intolerance affect people all around the world with images that are suited to their age and disposition. The series forms an excellent cross-curricular resource that looks at refugees, war, poverty and racism making them ideal for tying into discussions on race, ethnicity and current affairs.

Wayland

Poverty and Hunger

Louise Spilsbury, Hanane Kai
Contributors:
Louise Spilsbury, Hanane Kai

The Children in Our World picture book series helps children make sense of the larger issues and crises that dominate the news in a sensitive and appropriate manner. With relatable comparisons, carefully researched text and striking illustrations, children can begin to understand what poverty and hunger are, how they affect people in countries all over the world and how readers can help those affected. Where issues aren't appropriate to describe in words, award-winnning illustrator, Hanane Kai, uses striking and sensitive illustrations help children visualise the people and situations impacted by poverty and hunger with images that are suited to their age and disposition.The series forms an excellent cross-curricular resource that looks at refugees, war, poverty and racism, and this book is ideal for tying into discussions on food, wealth and current affairs.

Wayland

How to Survive in the Arctic and Antarctic

Louise Spilsbury
Authors:
Louise Spilsbury

Learn about the dangers that lurk in the Arctic and Antarctica and how people have devised ways to survive and live in the ice.This series examines how people can and do survive in some of the world's most hostile environments, from the desert and desert islands through to survival on the oceans or the wildernesses of the Arctic and Antarctica. Feature boxes examine key survival techniques and also offer case studies of people who have survived Earth's most inhospitable landscapes.Perfect for readers aged 7 and up.

Franklin Watts

Autism

Louise Spilsbury
Authors:
Louise Spilsbury

This book explores the many aspects of Autism in a child-friendly way. It is part of a hands-on series of picture books designed to help children with their questions and feelings about tricky topics that can be hard to talk about. This book offers practical help, tips and advice an well as exploring everyday situations, supported by, exquisite and approachable illustrations to give a comforting story book feel, particularly suited to 5-7 year olds, but with scope to appeal to both younger and older children. A perfect aid to help children open up and explore how they feel and give steps they can take to help them cope.

Wayland

Space

Richard Spilsbury
Authors:
Richard Spilsbury

Find out all about the wonders of space, from Earth and the Moon, to the solar system, Milky Way and beyond! Discover how rockets overcome gravity to blast into space, how spacesuits protect astronauts on space walks and how rovers and probes explore planets that are many light years from Earth. Test your understanding with fun projects such as designing your own reusable spacecraft and microgravity gym. Inject some fun into STEAM topics, with these lively examinations of buildings, robots, computers, vehicles, materials and space! This bright, colourful new series aims to inspire children with a lifelong love of STEAM subjects.

Wayland

Vote for Me!

Louise Spilsbury, Mike Gordon
Contributors:
Louise Spilsbury, Mike Gordon

Introduce children to the concept of politics and find out who's in charge across the world from presidents, prime ministers and dictators, to kings and queens.This book will look at different systems of leadership that exist globally, looking in particular at how democracies work and what voting and elections are.It looks at the seven main types of governments/ways of ruling - Anarchy; Dictatorship; Monarchy; Theocracy; Totalitarian; Republic; Democracy. It looks at the set-up of democratic governments, in particular the UK and US and what they do, for example making laws, funding armies, providing services and how they make these things happen and why we pay taxes.We talk about the different political ideologies that different governments have, such as capitalism and communism, and the spectrum of ideologies from the far left to the far right, including liberalism, socialism, conservatism and fascism - and in between. How do elections work? What types of elections are there, for example, local, state, for a leader, or national/general, how candidates are chosen, what voting systems are in place, such as PPR and FPP, who is entitled to vote and how votes are cast and counted. Finally, find out what it takes to become a leader and get people to vote for you. Learn how to get involved by joining school councils or running school elections.

Franklin Watts

Shipwrecked! - Explore floating and sinking and use science to survive

Richard Spilsbury, Louise Spilsbury
Authors:
Richard Spilsbury, Louise Spilsbury
Franklin Watts

A Cry in the Dark - Explore sound and use science to survive

Richard Spilsbury, Louise Spilsbury
Authors:
Richard Spilsbury, Louise Spilsbury

Follow Jess, Ben, Amelie and Zac as they use science to escape from terrifying danger, and try some exciting experiments for yourself. In A Cry in the Dark, the gang uses the science of sound to escape from a mad scientist! Will they find their way back to safety before he catches them?Science has never been more exciting with this attention-grabbing approach which delivers true scientific learning through an action-packed story and spectacular graphic illustrations. The science in the story is backed up through simple experiments that readers can try for themselves.

Franklin Watts

How Electric and Hybrid Cars Work

Louise Spilsbury
Authors:
Louise Spilsbury
Franklin Watts

Earthquakes

Louise Spilsbury, Richard Spilsbury
Authors:
Louise Spilsbury, Richard Spilsbury
Wayland

What is Feminism? Why do we need It? And Other Big Questions

Bea Appleby, Louise Spilsbury
Authors:
Bea Appleby, Louise Spilsbury

A fantastic book aimed at children aged 9+ that explains why we should all be feminists. Divided into sections such as Work and Money, Politics and Power, Media, Education, Family and Bodies, the book looks at the how feminism and the feminist movement, have affected each area in turn throughout history, and at the issues they are working to combat today. It also presents key figures in the fight for equal rights, from the Pankhursts to Germaine Greer and Malala Yousafzai, and looks at modern initiatives such as Emma Watson's He for She campaign.People in the public eye put their opinions across, from Radio 1 DJ Gemma Cairney and Chief Executive of Girlguiding UK Julie Bentley, to rapper, comedian, actor and screenwriter Ben Bailey Smith aka Doc Brown. A brilliant introduction for children to the movement, looking at the history of feminism, what it is today and its enormous relevance to young people and a vital tool for children in the process of figuring out the world and how it works. Part of the groundbreaking and important 'And Other Questions' series, which offers balanced and considered views on the big issues we face in the world we live in today. Other titles in the series include:What is Humanism? How do you live without a god?Who are Refugees and Migrants? What Makes People Leave their Homes?What is Consent? Why is it important? What is Gender? How does it define us?

Franklin Watts

The Cave of Shadows - Explore light and use science to survive

Richard Spilsbury, Louise Spilsbury
Authors:
Richard Spilsbury, Louise Spilsbury

The dog has run into a cave and the children set out to find him. It is very dark and scary in the cave. How can the children use their torches and their knowledge of light to find their way - and their dog?Science has never been more exciting with this attention-grabbing approach which delivers true scietific learning through an action-packed story and spectacular graphic illustrations. The science is the story is backed up through simple experiments that readers can try for themselves.