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Living on the Veg

Clive Gifford, Jacqueline Meldrum
Authors:
Clive Gifford, Jacqueline Meldrum
Franklin Watts

From Cooking and Baking

Rita Storey
Authors:
Rita Storey
Wayland

Banksy: Art Breaks the Rules

Hettie Bingham
Authors:
Hettie Bingham

Who is Banksy? One of the most famous street artists in the world, he has kept his identity a secret ever since his work was first noticed in the 1990s. He is known for his subversive, often political, stencil art and dark sense of humour. Today, he is known around the globe, not only for his art, but also for his exhibitions, film work and books. Discover all there is to know about the man behind the pseudonym in this pocket-sized guide to Banksy: his childhood, what inspires him and how he went from local graffiti artist to global fame. See some of his most iconic imagery, and find out how his art provides clues to his personality and political views. Learn all about Dismaland, Banksy's pop-up 'bemusement park' that drew the world's attention to Weston-Super-Mare in 2015, and discover how his art is often a response to global issues such as the refugee crisis, or conflict in the Middle East. Many of Banksy's original artworks no longer exist in the places they were created, but here you can see some of his most famous pieces, including Sweep it Under the Carpet; The Mild Mild West and Mobile Lovers. A 'spotters guide' at the back of the book also provides information about where you can spot a real-life Banksy in the wild. Comprehensive, engaging and crammed full of fascinating information, this is the ideal read for Banksy fans of all ages!

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Adele

Hettie Bingham
Authors:
Hettie Bingham
Orchard Books

Bumpus Jumpus Dinosaurumpus

Tony Mitton, Guy Parker-Rees
Contributors:
Tony Mitton, Guy Parker-Rees
Wayland

Brian Cox

Hettie Bingham
Authors:
Hettie Bingham

Brian Cox, star scientist! The professor of particle physics is probably best known for his hugely popular BBC programmes about our solar system and the universe. But did you know that he is also a member of the chart-topping pop group D:Ream and that he got a D in his maths A level?Find out about the TV professor and pop star: what inspires Brian, where he grew up, his interests and his work in broadcasting and the world of science. A fantastic resource for biography based project work!

Wayland

Banksy

Hettie Bingham
Authors:
Hettie Bingham

Who is Banksy? One of the most famous street artists, he has managed to keep his identity a secret ever since his work first got noticed in the 1990s. He is known for his subversive stencil art that is often political and has a dark sense of humour. Today, he is world-famous, not only for his art, but also for his exhibitions, film work and books. Find out all there is to know about the man behind the pseudonym: what we know about Banksy's childhood, what inspires him and how he went from local graffiti artist to global fame. Have a go at the Banksy quiz and find out about his most famous artworks and stunts. Each title in the Real-life Stories series looks at a celebrity who is at the top of their game and the height of their career. We take a look at how they got to where they are today, what their daily life is like and where they are going next. All of the titles make fantastic resources for biography based project work; full glossary and index included.

Franklin Watts

Nigeria

Dereen Taylor
Authors:
Dereen Taylor

Food is something that we all have in common. We all need to eat to stay alive but the staggering variety of foods eaten around the world and the variety of ways in which they are cooked makes for a fascinating read. Do you know your kilishi from your dodo? There's much more to Nigerian food than cassava and rice! Discover all about the types of food Nigerian people eat - from the traditional to the modern - and read about how food is used in cultural and religious celebrations, by families, in different regions and at different times of the year. Then have a go at making a Nigerian dish of your own using one of the step-by-step recipes.A series of eight titles that explore food from eight very different countries around the world. Each book gives a brief overview of the history of food in each country before you delve deeper into what makes each a unique eating experience.

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Gary Barlow

Hettie Bingham
Authors:
Hettie Bingham

Gary Barlow is a national treasure! A member of the group Take That, as well as a solo artist, Gary is one of the biggest names on the music scene today. He is known for his amazing musical talent, his appearance on The X Factor, and much more. Find out about the man behind the microphone; what inspires Gary, where he grew up, his interests, and his work in activism and philanthropy. Readers get a great close-up view of Gary - from his early days with Take That - with interesting facts, fun trivia and quotes. Have a go at the Gary Barlow quiz, find out about his famous friends, and what he likes to do in his spare time. A fantastic resources for biography based project work; full glossary and index included. Each title in the Real-life Stories series looks at a celebrity who is at the top of their game and the height of their career. We take a look at how they got to where they are today, what their daily life is like and where they are going next.

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Kate, Duchess of Cambridge

Hettie Bingham
Authors:
Hettie Bingham

Kate Middleton, now Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, is today's princess. She is a role model, wife and mother of a future king, and she's a style icon. You can read about her early life - her family, education, and univesity years; and her life as part of today's monarchy - the wedding, public appearances, travels and the work she does today. Find out about the girl under all those fancy hats; the young Kate Middleton, where she went to school, how she met Prince William and how she has coped with being in the public eye. Learn about her life today, as the Duchess of Cambridge, and a new mother. Readers get a great close-up view of Kate Middleton - from her school days to her wedding to the future king - with interesting facts, fun trivia and quotes. Have a go at the Catherine quiz, find out about her famous friends and family, and what she likes to do in her spare time. A fantastic resource for biography based project work; full glossary and index included. Each title in the Real-Life Stories series looks at a celebrity who is at the top of their game and the height of their career. We take a look at how they got to where they are today, what their daily life is like and where they are going next.

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will.i.am

Hettie Bingham
Authors:
Hettie Bingham

will.i.am is a music and style sensation! Founder of the pop group Black Eyed Peas, solo artist and collaborator, will.i.am is one of the biggest names on the music scene today. Known for his awesome outfits and amazing musical talent, his appearance on The Voice, and much more. Find out about the man behind the microphone; what inspires will.i.am, where he grew up, his interests in entrepreneurship, technology, fashion and entertainment, and his work in activism and philanthropy. Readers get a great close-up view of will.i.am - from his early days with the Black Eyed Peas - with interesting facts, fun trivia and quotes. Have a go at the will.i.am quiz, find out about his famous friends, and what he likes to do in his spare time. A fantastic respources for biography based project work; full glossary and index included. Each title in the Real-life Stories series looks at a celebrity who is at the top of their game and the height of their career. We take a look at how they got to where they are today, what their daily life is like and where they are going next.

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Jeremy Clarkson

Hettie Bingham
Authors:
Hettie Bingham

Each title in the Real-life Stories series looks at a celebrity who is at the top of their game and the height of their career. We take a look at how they got to where they are today, what their daily life is like and where they are going next. Jeremy Clarkson is the original petrolhead! With a love of supercars and motoring, Clarkson made his name with the popular TV programme, Top Gear. Driving the latest, fastest cars, taking on incredible challenges, and travelling all over the world is all in a day's work. Known to be funny, honest and outspoken, Clarkson leaves people in no doubt as to what he thinks. Find out about the man behind the wheel; what inspires Jeremy Clarkson, where he went to school, how he has climbed from local journalist to famous personality, his height and even what he has for breakfast. Readers get a great close up view of Jeremy Clarkson and his career; with interesting facts, fun trivia, and quotes. Have a go at the Clarkson quiz, find out about his celebrity mates, and what he likes to do - apart from driving cars!

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Richard Hammond

Hettie Bingham
Authors:
Hettie Bingham

Did you know that car-mad Richard Hammond worked in radio before that all-important audition for Top Gear? And there is more to him than just cars... he has presented science shows, a challenge game show and nature documentaries.Find out all about the man nicknamed The Hamster by his co-presenters: what inspires him, who his celebrity mates are, just how many cars he owns, what his favourite food is, and much more. A fantastic resource for biography based project work!

Franklin Watts

Fifth Harmony - The Dream Begins...

Franklin Watts
Authors:
Franklin Watts

This is the first ever, 100% unofficial book about Fifth Harmony, the amazing girl group taking the whole world by storm! The book charts their rise through X-Factor USA to the release of their first single in their quest for international stardom. All the essential details are inside for Harmonizers to test their knowledge of the girls' early days, plus loads of photos, quotes, profiles, games and more. So whether the girls have got you through tough times or just helped to make you smile, if you love their music you'll love this book!Fifth Harmony are the most amazing all-girl group and are the most successful group to have come out of X Factor USA. Now signed to Simon Cowell's music label, they released their first album - Reflection - in 2015 and are currently in the studio recording their follow-up album.

Author Spotlight with Graham Marks

Guy Parker-Rees

Guy Parker-Rees is the award-winning author of whole shelf of bestselling picture books, including the international hit Giraffes Can’t Dance. He writes his own stories, as well as working with other authors, such as Giles Andreae and Tony Mitton. Here he talks to Graham Marks about his world of colour, line and characters, and his latest Tom & Millie books.

Enid Blyton

Enid Blyton's books have sold over 500 million copies and have been translated into other languages more often than any other children's author.She wrote over 600 books and hundreds of short stories, including favourites such as The Famous Five,The Secret Seven, The Magic Faraway Tree, Malory Towers and Noddy. Born in London in 1897, Enid lived much of her life in Buckinghamshire and adored dogs, gardening and the countryside. She died in 1968 but remains one of the world's best-loved storytellers.

September 2012

An interview with Mick Inkpen

Mick Inkpen, the award-winning author/illustrator - known to his millions of readers world-wide as the creator of Kipper, Lullabyhullaballoo, The Blue Balloon, Penguin Small and of course Wibbly Pig – has two brand new Wibbly Pig books publishing in September: Wibbly Pig has 10 Balloons and Oh no Wibbly Pig, not a rabbit!. Here he talks to Graham Marks about this, that and quite a lot more...

Author Spotlight with Graham Marks

Mick Inkpen

Mick Inkpen, the award-winning author/illustrator - known to his millions of readers world-wide as the creator of Kipper, Lullabyhullaballoo, The Blue Balloon, Penguin Small and of course Wibbly Pig – has two brand new Wibbly Pig books publishing in September: Wibbly Pig has 10 Balloons and Oh no Wibbly Pig, not a rabbit!. Here he talks to Graham Marks about this, that and quite a lot more...

Annalees Lim

Having completed a BA in Designs for Film and Television and a postgraduate course in Prop Making, Annalees spent her early career in production design and prop making for theatre, independent film and television. More recently, she has founded Makers and Creators in her capacity as arts practitioner, and runs craft workshops for various community groups, including children and young people with additional needs, as well as vulnerable adults.

Wikipedia

Kaye Umansky

Kaye Umansky (born: 6 December 1946) is an English children's author and poet. She has written over 130 books for children and her work ranges from picture books to novels. She is best known for the Pongwiffy Series. Kaye Umansky was born in Plymouth, Devon. Her mother was a music teacher and encouraged her to play from a young age and her dad was also a teacher who encouraged her reading.[1] As an only child, Kaye wrote stories and plays, which she tried to get her friends to act in.[1] After Kaye left school, she went to London to train as a teacher. Kaye enjoyed teaching music, drama and creative writing, but not maths. Alongside her husband, Kaye formed a soul band and played in the evenings and at weekends, She says they "never became rich and famous, but we had a lot of fun".[2] She continued writing as a hobby and began writing full-time when her daughter was born. She lives in North London with her husband Mo, an engineer, they have been together over 30 years. She has a daughter called Ella. She has an extended family of step children and step grandchildren. Kaye got her first children's book published in 1986. The book was a collection of songs for children and was called Phantasmagoria. Kaye still writes music books, along with plays, poems, novels and picture books. But she is best known as the creator of Pongwiffy[3] She cites Richmal Crompton and Terry Pratchett as two of her biggest literary influences and her style has been compared to that of Roald Dahl and Eva Ibbotson.[4] In 2008, she was a judge for the inaugural Roald Dahl Funny Prize for humorous children's literature.[5] Originally published through Penguin Books, the first Pongwiffy book, "Pongwiffy: A Witch of Dirty Habits", was published in 1987. They are now published by Bloomsbury Publishing and Pongwiffy's '21st Birthday' was recently celebrated with the release of the seventh title in the series, "Pongwiffy: Back on Track".[6] They have been published in various countries in Europe. They have published as audio books, read by Prunella Scales, and as a cartoon TV series of 13 episodes which was first aired on ITV1 between June & September 2002. Pongwiffy was voiced by Dawn French and Pongwiffy's best friend, Sharkadder, was voiced by Jennifer Saunders.[7] In 2010 a new Pongwiffy title appeared in a flip-book alongside a story by Phillip Ardagh as one of the official publications for World Book Day. Clover Twig A series using traditional stories and music. Plays written for primary school children, ages 5–12. The Snow Queen (2003) The story of an explorer and his faithful long-suffering butler, Muggins who go off on expeditions. Tales of Waldo the Giant and his beloved, Heavy Hetty. Illustrated by Doffy Weir. Stories about the Weird Family. Illustrated by Chris Mould. Four stories about a Rabbit called Sophie, Illustrated by Anna Curry. A four-part adventure about Nev Niceguy and his quest. Books which were written for a Literacy Scheme[8] in the UK, for 4-10 year olds. Four short plays. Four scary stories written in verse, the last is a compilation. Collections of Rhymes, Illustrated by Chris Fisher. The stories of Wilma, a Wicked Queen in training. Three stories of a gaggle of Goblins. A mock-Victorian adventure of a young Solomon Snow, his friend Prudence, a six year-old girl named Rosabella, and don't forget her cute little bunny, Mr. Skippy. Stories told in rhyme for 3-7 year olds. About a Pirate called Buster Gutt and his arch enemy Admiral Ainsley Goldglove. The 1993 Nottinghamshire Book Award for Pongwiffy and the Spell of the Year; the 1999 Times Educational Supplement Junior Music Book Award for Three Rapping Rats; the 2005 Spoken Word Award for the audio version of The Silver Spoon Of Solomon Snow, read by Rik Mayall.