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Giles Andreae speaks to Graham Marks

Author Spotlight

Giles Andreae is not only the bestselling author of such award-winning picture books as Giraffes Can’t Dance, Rumble in the Jungle and The Lion Who Wanted to Love, he’s also the man behind the entertaining world of Purple Ronnie, as well as The Interesting Thoughts of Edward Monkton. Here he talks to Graham Marks about all the many and varied bits of his very creative life, including toilet brush poetry.

Franklin Watts

Human Rights

Alice Harman, David Broadbent
Contributors:
Alice Harman, David Broadbent

How can you be a good global citizen? By understanding the world we live in and how we can effect change. This book explores what human rights are, what happens when they are respected and when they are limited, for example losing your right to freedom if you commit a crime. The book looks at movements such as Black Lives Matter and at how we can all help to protect human rights through activation.The I'm a Global Citizen series explores the concept of 'Global Citizenship': recognising that the world we live in is unfair and unequal, but promoting individual and collective action to challenge and change this. Each book has information, fun activities, challenges, case studies and ideas for group and individual action presented with fun illustrations. The books promote the idea that we have power as individuals: each of us can change things, and each of us has choices about how we behave. They encourage children aged 8+ to counter ignorance and intolerance.

Franklin Watts

A Peaceful World

Alice Harman, David Broadbent
Contributors:
Alice Harman, David Broadbent

How can you be a good global citizen? By understanding the world we live in and how we can effect change. This book explores the issues peace and conflict including why peace is important and how we can keep the peace. It includes a profile of Leymah Gbowee and projects such as how to activate to draw a peace path and how to organise a day of peace.The I'm a Global Citizen series explores the concept of 'Global Citizenship': recognising that the world we live in is unfair and unequal, but promoting individual and collective action to challenge and change this. Each book has information, fun activities, challenges, case studies and ideas for group and individual action presented with fun illustrations. The books promote the idea that we have power as individuals: each of us can change things, and each of us has choices about how we behave. They encourage children aged 8+ to counter ignorance and intolerance.

Wayland

Benin 900-1897 CE

Alice Harman
Authors:
Alice Harman

Who were the leaders of Benin? What was life like for ordinary people? Why was Benin destroyed? What are Benin bronzes? This book helps children at Key Stage 2 discover the answers to these and other fascinating questions. It also recommends sites on the Internet and sources in local libraries where they can find out more about Benin 900-1897CE. The detective shows how to create a project about people's lives during the rise and fall of Benin, make animal sculptures like those that were offered up to Benin's gods and write a letter to Benin's leader explaining your thoughts about the slave trade. Packed with fascinating information, The History Detective Investigates series inspires children's curiosity to find out more about the past.

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England

Alice Harman
Authors:
Alice Harman

Where in London does the Queen live? What do people like to eat on Sundays? What is the Jurassic Coast famous for?Discover the answers to all of these questions and learn all about England and the people who live there. Find out what it's like in English cities such as London, Liverpool and York. Explore the farms and landscapes of England's countryside, and see the wild animals that live there. Read about the amazing history of Stonehenge, and discover the thrill-seeking sport of mountain biking!The Fact Cat series takes children at nursery age through to Key Stage 1 and above on a journey to discover the world around them, learning about a vast array of subjects on the way from space and science to ancient history and geography!

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Brazil

Alice Harman
Authors:
Alice Harman

Read all about Brazil, what continent it is on, what countries surround it, what natural resources it has and what the landscape and climate is like. You will learn about Brazilian people and their lives and culture.Simple quiz questions at the back help readers to remember what they've just read.

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Ghana

Alice Harman
Authors:
Alice Harman

Read all about Ghana, what continent it is on, which countries surround it, what natural resources it has and what the landscape and climate is like. You will learn about Ghanaian people and their lives and culture.At the back of each book is a quiz which requires children to go back through the text and find the answers - encouraging them to think about, and engage with, what they have read. The information is presented in manageable chunks, making the book both highly accessible and ideal for project work.

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Weather and Seasons

Alice Harman
Authors:
Alice Harman
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France

Alice Harman
Authors:
Alice Harman
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Italy

Alice Harman
Authors:
Alice Harman

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Water

Alice Harman
Authors:
Alice Harman

These colourful books look at what water is, covering topics such as water on Earth, ice, the water cycle, rivers, waterfalls and lakes, animals, drinking water, how we use water and water pollution.Includes a true or false quiz and a step-by-step activity to make a rain gauge.

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Moon

Alice Harman
Authors:
Alice Harman
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Egypt

Alice Harman
Authors:
Alice Harman

Find out about the people and places of Egypt. Looking at topics such as land and sea, weather, town and country, homes, shopping, food, sport, holidays and festivals. Learn how to speak Arabic. Have fun making a pharaoh's headdress.

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Air

Alice Harman
Authors:
Alice Harman

This simple introduction to air looks at what air is, air and animals, how humans breathe air, air and plants, water in the air, the wind, rising and sinking air, air pollution and wind power. Includes a quiz and a step-by-step activity for how to make a wind spinner.

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Popcorn: History Corner: Ancient Egyptians

Alice Harman
Authors:
Alice Harman
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Ancient Romans

Alice Harman
Authors:
Alice Harman

A fun and interactive introductory look at the Ancient Romans, including activities such as How To Count Using Roman Numerals and Making a Mosaic.

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Popcorn: History Corner: Vikings

Alice Harman
Authors:
Alice Harman
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Russia

Alice Harman
Authors:
Alice Harman

Find out about the people and culture of Russia in this colourful book about the country. Looking at topics such as land and sea, weather, town and country, homes, shopping, food, sport, holidays and festivals. Includes maps, photographs and a craft activity.

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Popcorn: History Corner: Victorians

Alice Harman
Authors:
Alice Harman

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

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China

Alice Harman
Authors:
Alice Harman
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Popcorn: History Corner: Tudors

Alice Harman
Authors:
Alice Harman

A fun and interactive introductory look at amazing periods, events and people in history.