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Robert Muchamore speaks to Graham Marks

Interview with Robert Muchamore

For official reasons the characters in Robert Muchamore’s award-winning Cherub and Henderson’s Boys series don’t exist. The man behind these worldwide bestsellers certainly does, and here he talks to Graham Marks about writing, research and how he came to create the shadowy, sometimes savage and very real world of Charles Henderson…

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The Amazing Life Cycle of Butterflies

Kay Barnham
Authors:
Kay Barnham

Explore the incredible butterfly life cycle story, from tiny eggs to crawling caterpillars and incredible chrysalises.Follow the journey of a young boy and girl as they find out how insect life cycles. This beautifully illustrated picture book explains the life cycle process and explains each stage in detail. 'Look and Wonder' is a fresh, bold and bright, narrative non-fiction picture book series, for children aged 4 and up, introducing children to life cycles and the natural world. The eye-poppingly colourful digital illustration style will explain the scientific concepts while the light and fun text-style will make these books real home and classroom favourites.Perfect for the EYFS and KS1 primary curriculum study of life cycles.Other titles in the series:A Stroll Through the SeasonsA Wonderful World of WeatherIncredible RainforestsThe Amazing Butterfly Life Cycle StoryThe Amazing Plant Life Cycle StoryThe Awesome Night SkyThe Great Big Water Cycle Adventure

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The Great Big Water Cycle Adventure

Kay Barnham
Authors:
Kay Barnham
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What are Forces?

Kay Barnham, Mike Gordon
Contributors:
Kay Barnham, Mike Gordon

This lovely picturebook story tells the story of two children who find out what forces are.Ideal for home or classroom, this book contains notes for parents and teachers with suggestions of ways to explore scientific topicsIllustrated by the ever-popular and award-winning illustrator Mike Gordon.This book is part of a series of stories about feelings and emotions for children aged between 4 and 8. Other titles are: What are plants? What is light and sound? What is electricity? What are materials?

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The Wonderful World of Weather

Kay Barnham, Maddie Frost
Contributors:
Kay Barnham, Maddie Frost

Find out about the weather, from clouds and rain to snow and sleet and fog and hail. How does weather work and how does it affect people's lives.This beautifully illustrated picture book shows the glorious nature of our weather.'Look and Wonder' is a fresh, bold and bright, narrative non-fiction picture book series, for children aged 4 and up, introducing children to life cycles and the natural world. The eye-poppingly colourful digital illustration style will explain the scientific concepts while the light and fun text-style will make these books real home and classroom favourites.Other titles in the series:A Stroll Through the SeasonsA Wonderful World of WeatherIncredible RainforestsThe Amazing Butterfly Life Cycle StoryThe Amazing Plant Life Cycle StoryThe Awesome Night SkyThe Great Big Water Cycle Adventure

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Charles Darwin

Kay Barnham
Authors:
Kay Barnham

Find out why Darwin's On the Origin of Species changed both science and society and explore his life story, from his early investigations of the natural world and his voyage on the HMS Beagle, to the publication of his great work.Darwin astounded the world with his theory of evolution but some people were angry that his ideas challenged traditional ideas and those set out by the church. Through his story readers learn about the society and culture of Victorian Britain. Looking at Darwin's discoveries and the events of his life, we learn about the changing ideas in British society between 1745-1901, and the impact that his ideas had on the church and state. Readers will learn to draw conclusions from the evidence provided - a great basis for class discussions.The History VIP series of biographies look at the lives of famous Britons, telling their life stories and how they have shaped the course of history. Focusing on key subjects in the history curriculum for Key Stages 2 and 3 they explore the impact of exceptional figures in history and the society and culture in Britain at the time that they lived.Other titles in the series include: Boudicca; Emmeline Pankhurst; King John; Mary Anning

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Mary Anning

Kay Barnham
Authors:
Kay Barnham

'She sells sea shells on the sea shore' - and she really did! This rhyme is thought to have been written about Mary Anning, an amazing fossilist and dinosaur expert, who was almost unknown at the time she lived. This biography explores the life of Mary Anning, from her first fossil finds at the age of ten to her sales of important discoveries to wealthy scientists. Mary's fossil finds made a great contribution to what scientist understood about pre-historic life. Through the story of Mary Anning, readers learn about life and society in the 1800s and Victorian Britain. We learn what it was like to be born into a poor family and about the roles of women in society and in the field of science. Readers will learn to draw conclusions from the evidence provided - a great basis for class discussions.History VIP biographies each look at the life of a famous Briton telling the stories of these Very Important People with clear, lively text. Amazing facts are added with feature panels and lively illustrations give visual information of the time and society the VIP lived in. With these key biographies students learn how individual people's actions have shaped the course of history. Key terms are defined in an easy-to-use glossary encouraging readers to use historical terms in their own work. History VIPs biographies focus on key subjects in the history curriculum for Key Stages 2 and 3, exploring the impact of exceptional figures in history and the society and culture in Britain at the time that they lived. Features include:In other news - these panels give context and help readers to understand the society and events of the wider world in which the subject livedTrue or False - questions lead students to question information and to interact with the facts they are presented with. What they said - quote features bring the subjects to life using their own words!WOW! - Boxes add humorous or amazing information to astound the reader and bring out the hilarious side of history

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Emmeline Pankhurst

Kay Barnham
Authors:
Kay Barnham
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Space

Kay Barnham
Authors:
Kay Barnham
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London

Kay Barnham
Authors:
Kay Barnham

My London Infographic Sticker Activity Book is an interactive journey around the amazing city of London. This book includes more than 200 stickers and is printed on high-quality paper that's perfect to colour in with felt-tips or crayons. It's ideal for a trip to the city, long journeys, rainy days and a great gift for curious children.Climb the tallest buildings, and head underground to learn facts and figures about the smelliest plant in the capital, build bridges over the river Thames and the number of bathrooms in Buckingham Palace.Packed with fact-based stickering, colouring and searching activities to help you remember all of the fascinating facts, My London Infographic Sticker Activity Book is a bold, bright and beautiful book that will take your imagination on an exciting journey.

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The Fact or Fiction Behind the Egyptians

Kay Barnham
Authors:
Kay Barnham
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Gory Gladiators, Savage Centurions and Caesar's Sticky End

Kay Barnham, Tom Morgan-Jones
Contributors:
Kay Barnham, Tom Morgan-Jones
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The Fact or Fiction Behind The Tudors

Kay Barnham
Authors:
Kay Barnham
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Nelson Mandela

Kay Barnham
Authors:
Kay Barnham

The series focuses on the people who inspire children today. Each book looks at the background, life and achievements of a personality, their impact on popular culture as well as detailing the everyday facets of their job and how they have gained such success.This title explores how Nelson Mandela became one of the most influential political leaders in the world, from his origins in a South African herding village, through to his arrest for political activism, his imprisonment at Robben Island and his eventual release and presidency.

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The Fact or Fiction Behind Shakespeare

Kay Barnham
Authors:
Kay Barnham

Truth or Busted's Shakespeare title explores popular myths and legends about the world's greatest playwright in a tongue-in-cheek, humorous way that kids will find unputdownable! Alongside features such as 'The Bard's Best Bits' in which we learn that Shakespearean quotes and phrases are still part of our everyday language, Truth or Busted statements such as 'The Queen Loved Shakespeare's Bottom' or 'Shakespeare Burned Down the Globe Theatre' are explored. We look at where the idea came from, whether it has any basis in truth, or whether they can be consigned to folklore. Finally, each statement is given a TRUTH or BUSTED evaluation! A must for anyone studying Shakespeare at school!

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The Fact or Fiction Behind Survival Skills

Kay Barnham
Authors:
Kay Barnham
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One Direction

Kay Barnham
Authors:
Kay Barnham

Want to know more about your favourite pop and film stars? Read on! Want to Know Your Idol? is a fascinating, in-depth pop and film biography series that is packed to the brim with the latest facts on the stars and tells the story of their lives from childhood and their ascent to fame, and reports on what their lives are like today as some of the world's biggest idols. Find out all about One Direction's X Factor story and get the inside story on all 5 members with a detailed 'Fact File'. Find out which band member can play the kazoo, who loves Marmite and who shared a photoshoot with some adorable Labrador puppies! Discover their pre-performance superstitions, find out what their star signs reveal and answer lots of pop quiz questions to find out if you are a One Direction super-fan!

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Robert Pattinson

Kay Barnham
Authors:
Kay Barnham

Want to know more about your favourite pop and film stars? Read on! Want to Know Your Idol? is a fascinating, in-depth pop and film biography series that is packed to the brim with the latest facts on the stars and tells the story of their lives from childhood and their ascent to fame, and reports on what their lives are like today as some of the world's biggest idols. Find out all about the most famous vampire on the planet! Learn about his childhood, his early acting days, through to his most famous Twilight years and beyond!Find out about his family, his fave actor/musician/dinosaur and what superpower he would most like to possess! Take the quizzes threaded throughout the book to find out if you are an R-Pattz Super Fan!

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The Fact or Fiction Behind History

Kay Barnham
Authors:
Kay Barnham
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Florence Nightingale

Kay Barnham
Authors:
Kay Barnham
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Remembrance Day

Kay Barnham
Authors:
Kay Barnham

A fun and interactive beginners look at amazing events and people in history.