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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.

Franklin Watts

Aircraft

Tom Jackson
Authors:
Tom Jackson

From the first hot air balloons to military supercraft, trace the evolution of technology's hottest topic - man's never ending quest to fly. A host of famous flying machines throughout history show how inventors and engineers have developed and improved on technology to make aircraft such an important part of human history. This book also dissects some major developments, such as the jet engine and wing shapes and also explains what happens in a sonic boom and how thrust, gravity lift and weight are all crucial to flight to give a rounded picture of these amazing machines.Technology Timelines is a series of six book aimed at upper KS2 and early KS3 readers, tracing the development of specific technologies through the ages.

Franklin Watts

Spacecraft

Tom Jackson
Authors:
Tom Jackson

From early rockets to missions to Mars, trace the evolution of technology's most adventurous topic - man's never-ending fascination with outer space. A host of famous spacecraft throughout history show how inventors and engineers have developed and improved on technology to make space exploration such an important part of human history. This book also dissects some major developments, such as the reusable rockets, pioneering animals that paved the way for humans to enter space and also explains the SPace Race, space stations and probes and missions to other planets to give a rounded picture of these amazing machines.Technology Timelines is a series of six book aimed at upper KS2 and early KS3 readers, tracing the development of specific technologies through the ages.

Franklin Watts

Digital Technology

Tom Jackson
Authors:
Tom Jackson

From simple abacuses to today's supercomputers, trace the evolution of technology's developments in all things digital and computer-related. A host of famous (and not so famous) computing machines throughout history, from early steam-powered computing machines and code breaking machines used during World War II to the development of the world wide web, wireless technology, show how inventors and engineers have developed and improved on technology to make computers such an important part of human history. This book also dissects some of the major developments in each era, to give a rounded picture of these amazing machines.Technology Timelines is a series of six book aimed at upper KS2 and early KS3 readers aged 9+, tracing the development of specific technologies through the ages.

Wayland

Medicine

Tom Jackson
Authors:
Tom Jackson

Discover what going to the doctor might be like in 20 years' time, how genetically engineered food could lead to headache-curing yoghurts and how space surgery might work. As well as looking into the future, this book also explains scientific topics including genetics, cell biology, nanotechnology and the human senses. Ideal for helping students consolidate their knowledge at Key Stage 2 and 3.Read all about how today's scientists are making amazing discoveries and developing extraordinary new materials and technologies in the Future Science Now! series. Each title delves into the world of labs and experiments in order to find out which exciting inventions and out-of-this-world gadgets could change the way we live.

Wayland

Parents

Tom Jackson
Authors:
Tom Jackson
Wayland

Display and Camouflage

Tom Jackson
Authors:
Tom Jackson
Wayland

Homes

Tom Jackson
Authors:
Tom Jackson
Wayland

Hunters

Tom Jackson
Authors:
Tom Jackson

Some animals have developed astonishing techniques to hunt and kill their prey. From the humpback whale's bubble nets that capture hundreds of fish, to the komodo dragon's deadly saliva, the creatures featured in this book are equipped with hunting abilities that are both unique and out-of-this-world. Find out more about these masters of predation and learn how evolution has shaped each animal's hunting strategy and killing technique.Vivid, arresting photography paired with captivating animal encounters make this book a thrilling introduction to some of the basics of evolutionary theory.

Franklin Watts

Music Technology

Tom Jackson
Authors:
Tom Jackson

From early music players such as the gramophone to today's digital music platforms and players, trace the evolution of technology's developments in all things music-related. A host of famous musical inventions show how music has become more portable over the years and how other inventions such as the Internet and easy access to electricity has powered the ways we can enjoy music. This book highlights how inventors and engineers have developed and improved on technology to make music players such an important part of human history. This book also dissects some of the major developments in each era, to give a rounded picture of these amazing machines.Technology Timelines is a series of six book aimed at upper KS2 and early KS3 readers, tracing the development of specific technologies through the ages.

Franklin Watts

Telephones and Mobiles

Tom Jackson
Authors:
Tom Jackson

From early forms of communication, such as the telegraph, and morse code to today's super-fast communications through the internet, trace the evolution of technology's developments in all things telephone-related. A host of communication devices and telephones technologies, such as how wires are used and why vibrations are important, to wireless mobile phones and sending digital images and sounds via smartphones, show how inventors and engineers have developed and improved on technology to make telephones such an important part of human history. This book also dissects some of the major developments in each era, to give a rounded picture of these amazing machines.Technology Timelines is a series of six book aimed at upper KS2 and early KS3 readers, tracing the development of specific technologies through the ages.

Wayland

A Deadly Cobra

Tom Jackson
Authors:
Tom Jackson

Follow a cobra's life cycle, from birth to finding a mate and old age. Learn about the different aspects of the biology of a cobra: how they sense the world, find their food, reproduce and communicate with each other. Sections of the text are written in first-person narrative, giving a clear understanding of the way animals behave and how they grow, learn, move, fight, rest and play.

Wayland

A Fierce Lion

Tom Jackson
Authors:
Tom Jackson

Follow one animal's life cycle, from birth to finding a mate and old age. Learn about the different aspects of the biology of the animal: how they sense the world, find their food, reproduce and communicate with each other. Sections of the text are written in first-person narrative, giving a clear understanding of the way animals behave and how they grow, learn, move, fight, rest and play.

Wayland

Environment

Tom Jackson
Authors:
Tom Jackson
Wayland

Entertainment

Tom Jackson
Authors:
Tom Jackson

From 3D printing and tables as loudspeakers to space diving and asteroid resorts, welcome to the future of entertainment! Find out all about the mind-blowing science and technology the future has in store for us.

Wayland

Communication

Tom Jackson
Authors:
Tom Jackson

From microchip mobile phones and Google glasses to mind-controlled computers and dream modification, welcome to the future of communication! Find out all about the mind-blowing science and technology the future has in store for us.

Wayland

A Curious Dolphin

Tom Jackson
Authors:
Tom Jackson

Jasmine Brooke

Jasmine Brook has written a number of books for children on subjects from sport and art to history, social sciences, geography and natural history. She is married with two children.

Jenny Oldfield

Born and brought up in Harrogate, Yorkshire, Jenny Oldfield went on to study English at Birmingham University, where she did research on the Brontë Novels and on Children's Literature. She then worked as a teacher, before deciding to concentrate on writing. She writes novels for both children and adults and, when she can escape from her desk, likes to spend time outdoors. She loves the countryside and enjoys walking, gardening, playing tennis, riding and travelling with her two daughters, Kate and Eve.

Jill Atkins

Escaped teacher, now writing for children with 46 books published so far, ranging from early reading material to teenage novels. I've written 4 books for Franklin Watts, 4 for Wayland and one for Hodder.I'm married with two grown up children and five grandchildren, no pets, though I used to have three beautiful cats, guinea pigs and rabbits. When I was a child, we kept chickens and I loved them, too.I always have my nose in a book. I read both adult's and children's books. My favourite children's books include The Railway Children by E Nesbit, Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson, River on the Say by Philippa Pearce. My adult reading varies from Charles Dickens to many modern authors. I enjoy listening to music, classical, jazz and some pop.

Joe Archer

Joe Archer works at Kew Gardens as Head Horticulturalist in the kitchen garden. He appeared in the 'Kew on a Plate' television programme with Raymond Blanc.