Nancy Dickmann - Planet Earth - Hachette Children's Group

Planet Earth

By Nancy Dickmann

  • Hardback
  • £12.99

Illustrated series introducing children to various aspects of Nature, through a Q&A format

Have 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.

Biographical Notes

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!

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781445156705
  • Publication date: 14 Sep 2017
  • Page count: 32
  • Imprint: Franklin Watts
Franklin Watts

Biomes

Nancy Dickmann
Authors:
Nancy Dickmann

Have 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

Human Body

Nancy Dickmann
Authors:
Nancy Dickmann

Have you ever wondered what scabs are made of, how muscles work or why you can't see in the dark? Read this book to find out how your body moves, sends messages and repairs itself.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

Sport

Nancy Dickmann
Authors:
Nancy Dickmann

Sport can bring moments of joy and huge emotion. It can also bring moments of supreme weirdness! Some of sport's oddest stories are almost too strange to be believed. From lucky socks and alligators on the golf course to marathon runners who let the train take the strain, this book uncovers some of the strangest true stories in the history of sport. It's a great fun read for any sports fan aged 8+.If you enjoyed this book, why not look out for Strange but True: Football.

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Illegal

Eoin Colfer, Andrew Donkin, Giovanni Rigano
Contributors:
Eoin Colfer, Andrew Donkin, Giovanni Rigano

This is a powerful and timely story about one boy's epic journey across Africa to Europe, a graphic novel for all children with glorious colour artwork throughout. From Eoin Colfer, previously Irish Children's Laureate, and the team behind his bestselling Artemis Fowl graphic novels. Ebo: alone.His sister left months ago. Now his brother has disappeared too, and Ebo knows it can only be to make the hazardous journey to Europe. Ebo's epic journey takes him across the Sahara Desert to the dangerous streets of Tripoli, and finally out to the merciless sea. But with every step he holds on to his hope for a new life, and a reunion with his sister.*Winner of the Judges' Special Award at the Children's Books Ireland Book of the Year Awards*'Beautifully realised and punchily told.' Alex O'Connell, The Times Children's Book of the Week'A powerful, compelling work, evocatively illustrated ... It would take a hard heart not to be moved by this book.' Financial Times

Franklin Watts

Animals

Nancy Dickmann
Authors:
Nancy Dickmann

Have 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.

Franklin Watts

Weather and Seasons

Nancy Dickmann
Authors:
Nancy Dickmann
Franklin Watts

Plants

Nancy Dickmann
Authors:
Nancy Dickmann
Franklin Watts

Chinese

Nancy Dickmann
Authors:
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.

Franklin Watts

Indian

Nancy Dickmann
Authors:
Nancy Dickmann

This book takes a light-hearted look at the characters and creatures from the Hindu mythological stories. The stories involve a huge cast of characters, including gods, mortals, demons and even animals. They often have themes of good triumphing over evil, or explaining how things are created or destroyed. The book is structured as a 'Who's Who' of the culture's myths and legends and has an 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.

Wayland

Renewable Energy

Nancy Dickmann
Authors:
Nancy Dickmann
Wayland

Eco-cities

Nancy Dickmann
Authors:
Nancy Dickmann
Franklin Watts

Viking

Nancy Dickmann
Authors:
Nancy Dickmann

This book takes a light-hearted look at the characters and creatures from the Viking (Norse) mythological stories. From wolves and giants to the gods themselves there are 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.It is part of the Stars of Mythology series, which explores great myths from around the world.

Franklin Watts

Egyptian

Nancy Dickmann
Authors:
Nancy Dickmann
Franklin Watts

Greek

Nancy Dickmann
Authors:
Nancy Dickmann
Franklin Watts

Roman

Nancy Dickmann
Authors:
Nancy Dickmann
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Drogan the Jungle Menace

Adam Blade
Authors:
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Claw the Giant Monkey

Adam Blade
Authors:
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Avantia is under threat from an evil wizard. To save the kingdom, Tom must defeat six terrifying Beasts and collect the pieces of magical golden armour. Join Tom as he journeys into the Dark Jungle to do battle with Claw the Giant Monkey...Don't missZEPHA THE MONSTER SQUID - SOLTRA THE STONE CHARMER - VIPERO THE SNAKE MAN - ARACHNID THE KING OF SPIDERS - TRILLION THE THREE-HEADED LION

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Soltra the Stone Charmer

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Tom's quest to collect the golden armour takes him to his home village, which is being terrorised by Soltra the Stone Charmer. Can he defeat the fearsome Beast and free the frightened villagers? Or will he join her victims and be turned to stone himself?DON'T MISS ZEPHA THE MONSTER SQUID, CLAW THE GIANT MONKEY, VIPERO THE SNAKE MAN, ARACHNID THE KING OF SPIDERS AND TRILLION THE THREE-HEADED LION

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Vipero the Snake Man

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Zepha the Monster Squid

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