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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

Music Technology

Tom Jackson
Authors:
Tom Jackson
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.

Franklin Watts

Car

Tom Jackson
Authors:
Tom Jackson
Wayland

Parents

Tom Jackson
Authors:
Tom Jackson

Some animals have developed astonishing parenting techniques which ensure the survival of their species, even in the harshest of conditions. From emperor penguins, who share parenting duties and manage to raise their chicks in the coldest temperatures on Earth, to the giant anteater, who carries its tiny helpless baby on its back for months before it can fend for itself, the creatures featured in this book have developed ways of caring for their young that are both unique and out-of-this-world. Find out more about these extraordinary behaviours and learn how evolution has shaped each animal's parenting strategy.Vivid, arresting photography paired with captivating animal encounters make this book a thrilling introduction to some of the basics of evolutionary theory.

Wayland

Display and Camouflage

Tom Jackson
Authors:
Tom Jackson

Some animals have developed astounding plumage, skin and fur which perfectly meets their needs. From the pangolin, which is covered in 'plates of armour' to protect it from predators, to the leafy appearance of the weedy sea dragon, that allows it hide amongst the seaweed, the creatures featured in this book have developed appearances that are both unique and out-of-this-world. Find out more about these marvels of nature and learn how evolution has shaped each animal's appearance - whether it is trying to blend in with its surroundings, pretend to be a different species or draw attention to how deadly it is.Vivid, arresting photography paired with captivating animal encounters make this book a thrilling introduction to some of the basics of evolutionary theory.

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.

Wayland

Homes

Tom Jackson
Authors:
Tom Jackson
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.

Franklin Watts

Aircraft

Tom Jackson
Authors:
Tom Jackson
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
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

Medicine

Tom Jackson
Authors:
Tom Jackson
Wayland

A Killer Shark

Tom Jackson
Authors:
Tom Jackson

Follow a great white shark's life cycle, from birth to finding a mate and old age. Learn about the different aspects of the biology of sharks: 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 sharks behave and how they grow, learn, move, fight, rest and play.

Abie Longstaff

Abie Longstaff is the eldest of six children and grew up in Australia, Hong Kong and France. She knows all about squabbling and bossing younger sisters around so she began her career as a barrister. She started writing when her children were born. Her books include The Fairytale Hairdresser series and The Magic Potions Shop books. She has a life-long love of fairy tales and mythology and her work is greatly influenced by these themes. Abie got the idea for the Trapdoor Mysteries from her parents' house in France. The house is big and old, with lots of rooms and outbuildings. In one of the bedrooms, there is a secret entrance hidden in a fireplace. It leads to a room that was used by the French Resistance during the war. It was the perfect idea for a book! Abie lives with her family by the seaside in Hove.

Andrew Matthews

Andrew Matthews is a celebrated children's author, who has written over fifty books and has twice been nominated for the Smarties prize.

Anita Naik

Anita Naik is a freelance writer and the author of 50 books, as well as being a mum of two. She is currently the agony aunt on Woman's Own magazine, and a contributor to a number of parenting sites, including the Huffington Post, writing about education, bullying, sex education and teenagers. She can be found tweeting @AnitaNaik or at www.anitanaik.co.uk.