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David Melling

David Melling is the international bestselling author and illustrator who first came to our attention with the critically acclaimed The Kiss That Missed, and whose The Tale of Jack Frost went from page to animated TV feature, voiced by Hugh Laurie. Here he talks to Graham Marks about how he became a children’s book illustrator, his influences, his passions and why he loves Twitter…

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Magnificent Habitats

Rob Colson, Jon Richards
Authors:
Rob Colson, Jon Richards

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In the Home

Jon Richards
Authors:
Jon Richards

Have you ever wondered how we invented the objects that make our homes comfortable, like the television, the washing machine, the toaster? Learn all about the history of the objects that we cannot do without in our homes in It'll Never Work: In the Home, a book that explores the invention of household items that have become essential to our daily life and the successes and failures that have led to the comforts and entertainment that we know today.Each title in this exciting, high-interest series looks at a different area of technology and engineering and reveals the pioneering ideas and scientific thinking that enabled its development, as well as exposing those that proved to be a dead end. Each spread examines a particular example in depth, bringing in other similar ideas where relevant, and revealing that experimentation and failure often pave the way to technology success. Beautifully designed and illustrated with infographic-style artwork, this series is an excellent technology resource for readers aged 9 and up.

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Sports

Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
Authors:
Jon Richards, Ed Simkins

Which ancient cultures enjoyed a bit of sporting competition? Who won the first marathon? How hard do top tennis players hit the ball, and which is the most dangerous sport? Whether you hit it, bounce it, run at top speed or ride in or on it, Infomojis: Sports is all about exploring sport in a fun and engaging way. Core scientific areas of investigation are covered, such as how streamlined F1 cars are designed to reduce drag and why athletes' bodies need muscle power to compete!The book features custom-made 'infomojis' - presenting the information with real personality! So inject fun into facts, and take your young astronomer to the next evolution in infographics. Infomojis is a series of ten books that are perfect for curious readers aged 8+.

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Inventions

Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
Authors:
Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
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Cars, Trucks and Trains

Jon Richards
Authors:
Jon Richards

Have you ever wondered why and how the car was invented? From steam cars and trains to experiments with rocket powered and flying cars, It'll Never Work: Cars, Trucks and Trains explores the history and development of vehicles that have led to the comforts of modern passenger transport that we know today.Each title in this exciting, high-interest series looks at a different area of technology and engineering and reveals the pioneering ideas and scientific thinking that enabled its development, as well as exposing those that proved to be a dead end. Each spread examines a particular example in depth, bringing in other similar ideas where relevant, and revealing that experimentation and failure often pave the way to technology success. Beautifully designed and illustrated with infographic-style artwork, this series is an excellent technology resource for readers aged 9 and up.

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Planes and Helicopters

Jon Richards
Authors:
Jon Richards
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Weapons and Warfare

Jon Richards
Authors:
Jon Richards

Have you ever wondered how guns and bullet proof jackets were invented? From spears and arrows to experiments with rocket and lasers, from chain mail to kevlar and ceramic plates, It'll Never Work: Weapons and Warfare explores the history and development of weaponry, the successes and failures that have led to the weapons of modern warfare that we know today.Each title in this exciting, high-interest series looks at a different area of technology and engineering and reveals the pioneering ideas and scientific thinking that enabled its development, as well as exposing those that proved to be a dead end. Each spread examines a particular example in depth, bringing in other similar ideas where relevant, and revealing that experimentation and failure often pave the way to technology success. Beautifully designed and illustrated with infographic-style artwork, this series is an excellent technology resource for readers aged 9 and up.

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Powerful Forces

Jon Richards, Rob Colson
Authors:
Jon Richards, Rob Colson

When the world of science is viewed at its extremes it is easier to study and understand and it is also much more awesome!In Powerful Forces find out what it takes to move at extreme speeds, what g-force does to the human body and some truly impressive land, sea and air speed records. Uncover how shape of an object affects push and pull forces, such as thrust and drag, and how forces are used every day in all kinds of ways. And find out about one of the most powerful forces of all - gravity.This series looks at extreme qualities and experiences, and how things have evolved and adapted to reach their extreme state and how we can identify scientific information from this. Presented in a highly graphic and accessible way, Extreme Science will appeal to visual learners and reluctant readers. Aimed at children aged 9 and up.Extreme Science is a series of six book:Powerful ForcesAwesome Matter and MaterialsSpectacular Light and SoundPhenomenal PlantsMagnificent HabitatsIncredible Living Things

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Planet Earth

Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
Authors:
Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
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Space

Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
Authors:
Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
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Habitats

Jon Richards
Authors:
Jon Richards
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First World War

Jon Richards, Jonathan Vipond
Contributors:
Jon Richards, Jonathan Vipond

History in Infographics: The First World War helps children get to grips with the immense scale of the First World War. Find out the size of each country's army, see how many km of trenches there were, learn about the average age of soldiers and the amount of underage soldiers fighting, how many people were taken prisoner, how many zeppelins were built, how big the tanks were, what were the major battles and much, much more.History in Infographics helps children to visualise facts and statistics using a clever and appealing mix of graphics and numbers. The colourful, high-impact design will appeal to a wide range of children, from visual learners to struggling readers, capturing and then holding their attention. Infographics are a really exciting, different way to learn about core topics, and are ideal for fact-hungry children, revision work, and to improve the quality of presentations. Ideal for children aged 9+, and fact and history lovers of all ages

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Machines and Motors

Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
Authors:
Jon Richards, Ed Simkins

There are endless facts to learn about vehicles and motors, but once you've absorbed them, do you really know how these machines work? They keep on turning thanks to some incredible processes - and grasping them is the key to understanding machines. It's time to discover how cars go, how a plane flies and how to dig a tunnel. Pore over the step-by-step infographic art and fascinating facts to uncover the dazzling truth about man-made inventions - then try out the mind-bending challenges on each page!Aimed at 9-11-year-olds, the Infographic How It Works series is an exploration of the processes that make the world go round, from the activity in tectonic plates to the enzymes that break down food in our bodies. Each process is clearly explained using amazing infographics and essential facts - plus an experiment or challenge for readers to try, so they can keep the discovery going.Other titles in the Infographic How It Works series:Life on EarthOur PlanetOur UniverseToday's TechnologyYour Body

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Buildings, Bridges and Tunnels

Jon Richards
Authors:
Jon Richards
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Infomania

Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
Authors:
Jon Richards, Ed Simkins

From awesome record-breakers to amazing Top 10s and fascinating facts on the fastest, tallest and most exciting things out there, Infomania has it all. Using striking graphics, crisp designs and a rainbow of colours, this book visually brings information to life in infographics and includes almost everything children want to know about humans, space, Earth, buildings and animals.Includes information on the biggest bugs, longest sleepers, killer creature, longest survivors, super strong, iconic art, melodic music, driest places, oldest buildings, biggest bridges, distant worlds and size of the Universe, to name just a few topics in this fact-filled book.

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Rockets and Space Travel

Jon Richards
Authors:
Jon Richards
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Record-Breaking Earth and Space

Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
Authors:
Jon Richards, Ed Simkins

From the biggest to the closest and from the driest to the fastest, this book looks at the amazing record-breakers in the Universe. It uses stunning icons, graphics and visualisations to show you how these amazing planets, stars, comets and asteroids are true galactic greats.See what is inside a volcano and discover how violent a volcanic eruption can be.Discover why conditions on our planets are just right for life to exist.Find out about the planets that exist outside the Solar System and measure how big they are.Weigh how much Moon rock was brought back by the Apollo missions.

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Record-Breaking Animals

Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
Authors:
Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
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The Natural World

Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
Authors:
Jon Richards, Ed Simkins

This is not just another atlas! From the longest migration routes around the world to biodiversity hotspots; from the physical adaptations of animals to their habitats to an exploration of the world's oceans, The Natural World takes a unique look at the wildlife and geology of our globe. Using innovatively designed maps alongside infographics, graphs and icons, this book explores the bigger picture of topics such as evolution, biodiversity, tectonics and climate change. Explore in-depth which areas in the world are most affected by natural disasters, where most endangered species live, how climate change is affecting our planet and how effectively deforestation is being balanced out by reforestation around the world. The maps not only give an overview of location, but also provide a wealth of fascinating information that is beautifully designed. Written and illustrated by the award-winning Jon Richards and Ed Simkins, this book is another perfect example of how innovative design can deliver facts and figures in an absorbing and immediate way.

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People on Earth

Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
Authors:
Jon Richards, Ed Simkins