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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
Franklin Watts

Spacecraft

Tom Jackson
Authors:
Tom Jackson
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

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

Homes

Tom Jackson
Authors:
Tom Jackson
Wayland

Hunters

Tom Jackson
Authors:
Tom Jackson
Franklin Watts

Music Technology

Tom Jackson
Authors:
Tom Jackson
Franklin Watts

Telephones and Mobiles

Tom Jackson
Authors:
Tom Jackson
Wayland

A Deadly Cobra

Tom Jackson
Authors:
Tom Jackson
Wayland

A Fierce Lion

Tom Jackson
Authors:
Tom Jackson
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 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.

Adam Blade

Adam Blade is the name for a small collective of authors who have been writing the bestselling series Beast Quest and Sea Quest for ten years! Beast Quest has now sold over 10 million copies. The newest series from the Adam Blade team is called Team Hero. You can find out more about all these amazing adventures at the series websites: beastquest.co.uk and teamherobooks.co.uk

Alex G. Griffiths

Alex G. Griffiths is an artist and designer whose books include the Wee Beasties series and The Bug Collector. He lives in the UK.

Alix Wood

Alix Wood has written books for children on many different subjects, and has written several titles on art and on artists. She is an artist and illustrator herself and loves painting and drawing. She also enjoys playing with her pet chickens, travelling and walking in the countryside.

Anne Rooney

I write short books for short children and longer books for longer people. I've been writing fiction and non-fiction for young people, and non-fiction since the last millennium - luckily, the end of the last millennium and I'm not even nearly 1000 years old. I particularly enjoy reading and writing stories with a bit of a twist and, for older readers, an element of horror. I definitely have a Gothic streak. Writers I really admire include Minnie Gray, Oliver Jeffers, Shaun Tan, Edward Gorey, Tove Jansson, Marcus Sedgwick, Siobhan Dowd and Melvin Burgess. I love being a writer because (a) it gives me the chance to be enthusiastic about things and share my enthusiasm with other people (b) I get paid for telling lies and (c) I don't have to do as I'm told, unlike people with a real job. I like to listen to music when I'm writing, and usually pick a few pieces of music that go with each book and listen to them again and again - most of them are opera.Although I spend most of my time writing, I also spend some helping other people with their own writing - mostly young people, who are doing a degree at university. This is great fun as I get to read lots of stories by writers who are just starting. I live in Cambridge, which is a very ancient city in the east of England with lots of ornate and pointy buildings. It's very flat in Cambridge, so it's easy to go everywhere by bicycle, but it's also rather wet. If I could live anywhere at all, it would probably be in Venice, which is also flat, ancient and full of pointy buildings. It's even wetter than Cambridge, and people go everywhere by boat.