Peter Riley - What Animal Is It? - Hachette Children's Group

What Animal Is It?

By Peter Riley

  • Hardback
  • £12.99

An extensive update to a successful and very popular series, rewritten to work for the new science curriculum.

A first science series that introduces young readers to basic science principles in a friendly and accessible way. Early scientific skills are taught through a combination of experiments, activities and key questions, designed to get young scientists thinking!

What Animal Is It? looks at the amazing variety of animals on Earth, from insects and amphibians to fish and mammals. It explores how we group them and how they are similar, as well as how they are all different.

Biographical Notes

Peter Riley was a science teacher for 25 years, 17 of them as Head of Science. His first book was published in 1981, and he has been a full-time author since 1996, with over 200 books published for children, students and teachers. He is the winner of the prestigious Schoolbook Award for Science in 2000, as well as being shortlisted for the Aventis Science Prize 2004 and nominated for the Educational Resources Award in 2009.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781445134710
  • Publication date: 28 Aug 2014
  • Page count: 32
  • Imprint: Franklin Watts
Wayland

Ants

Susie Williams
Authors:
Susie Williams

Everybody loves beautiful bees and butterflies, but what about kids who like more mucky creatures - the ones that live down in the dirt or eat their own poo? These minibeasts are just as deserving of attention. This beautifully illustrated title will explore the wonderful world of the mucky millipedes. Accessible, fact-filled text combined with cute, beautiful artwork results in a stunning non-fiction picture book.Ideal for allowing children to learn more about minibeasts, but also for introducing them to habitats and understanding other living creatures

Wayland

Centipedes and Millipedes

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Cats React to Science Facts

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The Marvellous Adventure of Being Human

Max Pemberton, Chris Madden
Contributors:
Max Pemberton, Chris Madden
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Maya Angelou

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell
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Nelson Mandela

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell

Find out about the life of Nelson Mandela and his life as an activist against apartheid in South Africa. The book has photographs and a simple text suitable for young children. For children following Book Bands, it is suitable for those reading at band 9, gold.The Info Buzz series, for age 5+, helps children develop their knowledge and understanding of the world by covering a wide range of topics in a fun, colourful and interactive way. The books have a lively design, engaging text and photos, questions to get children thinking and talking and teaching notes. Each title is written in conjunction with a literacy consultant and features book band guidance and downloadable activity sheets online.

Franklin Watts

Plants

Peter Riley
Authors:
Peter Riley

Have you ever looked at the objects inside a curiosity box? What did you see and what did they feel like? Did you recognise some of them or were there things in there that you'd never seen before? Books that take the magical charm of collecting curiosities and join them together with the science behind some of the wonders of the natural world. Children will be inspired to take a closer look at objects and the world around them and begin to question how and why nature designs things in certain ways.Plants focuses on the different types of plants, including the trees, flowers, grasses and fungi you may encounter in habitats ranging from a park or garden, a field, a pond and a wood.Books that encourage KS1 readers to engage with core science and nature topics, while developing other key skills in thinking and reasoning in an utterly absorbing and charming way.

Franklin Watts

Human Body

Peter Riley, Krina Patel
Contributors:
Peter Riley, Krina Patel

Have you ever looked at the objects inside a curiosity box? What did you see and what did they feel like? Did you recognise some of them or were there things in there that you'd never seen before? Books that take the magical charm of collecting curiosities joined together with the science behind some of the wonders of the natural world. Children will be inspired to take a closer look at objects and the world around them and begin to question how and why nature designs things in certain ways.The Human Body looks at some of the amazing parts of your body, some that you can see and some that are hidden inside you. Find out why your skin is so elastic, how your senses work and why yucky things like spots and sweat are actually important for a healthy body. Children will love discovering a bit more about the science behind what makes their own body so special. Books that are brimming with science and encourage KS1 pupils to engage with core science and nature topics, while developing other key skills in thinking and reasoning in an utterly absorbing and charming way.

Hodder Children's Books

Animal Stories

Enid Blyton
Authors:
Enid Blyton
Franklin Watts

Animals

Peter Riley, Krina Patel
Contributors:
Peter Riley, Krina Patel

Animals takes a look at the five types of vertebrates on our planet: fish, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and birds. Find out about the types of habitats these animals live in, and all about teeth, bones, feathers, skulls, tadpoles, scales, eggs and loads of other fascinating science stuff about animals.Have you ever looked at the objects inside a curiosity box? What did you see and what did they feel like? Did you recognise some of them or were there things in there that you'd never seen before? These six book take the magical charm of collecting curiosities, joined with the science behind some of the wonders of the natural world. The mixture of full-colour photographs and beautiful illustrations will inspire children to take a closer look at objects and the world around them, and begin to question how and why nature designs things in certain ways.The Curiosity Box series is brimming with science and encourages Key Stage 1 pupils to engage with core science and nature topics, while developing other key skills in thinking and reasoning in an utterly absorbing and charming way.For children aged 6+.

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Rocks and Fossils

Peter Riley
Authors:
Peter Riley
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A New Home in Space

Damian Harvey, José Rubert
Contributors:
Damian Harvey, José Rubert
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Classification and Evolution

Peter Riley
Authors:
Peter Riley
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Minibeasts

Peter Riley
Authors:
Peter Riley
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The Seashore

Peter Riley
Authors:
Peter Riley

Have you ever looked at the objects inside a curiosity box? What did you see and what did they feel like? Did you recognise some of them or were there things in there that you'd never seen before? Books that take the magical charm of collecting curiosities, joined together with the science behind some of the wonders of the natural world. Children will be inspired to take a closer look at objects and the world around them and begin to question how and why nature designs things in certain ways.The Seashore looks at some of the different habitats along the coast and the plants, animals and objects that you will find there. From sand lizards hiding in the sand dunes, to all sorts of shells, crustaceans and seabirds. Children will love discovering a bit more about this favourite location. The mixture of full-colour photographs and illustrations ensure maximum impact and levels of detail but without feeling overly educational - even though this book is brimming with scienceBooks that encourage KS1 readers to engage with core science and nature topics, while developing other key skills in thinking and reasoning in an utterly absorbing and charming way.

Franklin Watts

The Human Body

Peter Riley
Authors:
Peter Riley

Straight Forward with Science offers a straightforward, but fun, approach to key science learning. Each book explores basic scientific principles and shows them in action, while simple activities and experiments bring the science to life. The Human Body looks at the multitude of parts that make up our amazing body and explores how our organ systems work together to keep us on the move. It also looks at what we can do to stay healthy.

Franklin Watts

Electricity

Peter Riley
Authors:
Peter Riley

Straight Forward with Science offers a straightforward, but fun, approach to key science learning. Each book explores basic scientific principles and shows them in action, while simple activities and experiments bring the science to life. Electricity looks at what is electricity is, how it is generated and how it makes the world around us work, both at home and in nature. Electrical circuits, electromagnets and motors are all also explored.

Franklin Watts

Life Cycles

Peter Riley
Authors:
Peter Riley
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Materials and Properties

Peter Riley
Authors:
Peter Riley

Straight Forward with Science offers a straightforward, but fun, approach to key science learning. Each book explores basic scientific principles and shows them in action, while simple activities and experiments bring the science to life. Materials and Properties looks at what materials are and how we use them differently according to their properties. Solids, liquids and gases, mixing, separating and changing materials and matter are all also explored.