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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.

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The Benin Kingdom

Sonya Newland
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The Ancient Egyptians

Sonya Newland
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Sonya Newland

Which genius ideas and inventions began with the ancient Egyptians? What did they develop that we use to this day? In this book, aimed at readers aged nine and over, find out how the ancient Egyptians built their temples and pyramids, irrigated and farmed their land, and took care of their people during life and after death. Discover their brilliant developments in farming, paper-making, time-keeping and medicine and how they have influenced the way we live today. The 'Genius Of' series explores the major discoveries, inventions, influence and legacies of key periods in history.

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Weather

Sonya Newland
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Forces

Sonya Newland
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The Vikings

Sonya Newland
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Sonya Newland
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Animals

Sonya Newland
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Sonya Newland

Get outside and do some fun science experiments! From making a paint trap to identify different animals' footprints to hunting for minibeasts or watching tadpoles turn into frogs, these activities are fantastically fascinating! This book tells you all you need to know about animals, from their habitats to what they eat. Find out about the animal kingdom and how animals are classified. Look closely at minibeasts and their homes. Learn about awesome insects and plant a butterfly habitats. Read about nocturnal animals and amazing amphibians. This series is perfect for Outdoor Classroom Day, but can, of course, be used at any time of year! Being outdoors helps children focus, boosts creativity and imagination, and can simply be more fun! Learning outdoors creates lasting memories, helps build a greater awareness of the environment, provides more opportunities to think independently, and gets children feeling challenged and excited by learning.Suitable for the key stage one and key stage two science curriculum.

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Habitats

Sonya Newland
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Plants

Sonya Newland
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Sonya Newland

Get outside and do some fun science experiments! From growing flowers and vegetables, to building a bee hotel or aging a tree, these simple activities are quick and easy to do, using easily found equipment. This book tells you all you need to know about plants - what types of plants are there and where do they grow? Discover the different parts of a plant and why they're important, from roots and petals to leaves and seeds. Follow the life cycle of a plant and see how seeds grow. See how plants release water through their leaves in a simple experiment.This series is perfect for Outdoor Classroom Day, but can, of course, be used at any time of year! Being outdoors helps children focus, boosts creativity and imagination, and can simply be more fun! Learning outdoors creates lasting memories, helps build a greater awareness of the environment, provides more opportunities to think independently, and gets children feeling challenged and excited by learning.Suitable for the key stage one and key stage two science curriculum.

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Climbing the Himalayan Mountains

Sonya Newland
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Trekking the Sahara

Sonya Newland
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Sonya Newland

Travelling Wild: Trekking the Sahara Desert follows a traveller on a fictitious journey by foot, camel and 4x4 across the world's largest dry desert. It uses the information you would consider when planning a trip, such as the weather, climate, dangers and key sights, to present geographical information in a highly accessible and enjoyable way.Discover which countries the Sahara sprawls across, the different types of desert mammal to watch out for, some incredible cities, the environmental issues facing the Sahara, how people live in the desert, and much, much more. There is a survival aspect to the book, too, with boxes containing tips on how to treat a scorpion sting or a snake bite, make a camp in sand dunes and collect water to drink, among other things. Packed to the brim with colourful, exciting photographs, maps and fascinating facts, the book allows you to explore and discover the incredible Sahara Desert without leaving your seat!

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Sailing the Caribbean Islands

Sonya Newland
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Sonya Newland

Travelling Wild: Sailing the Caribbean Islands follows a traveller on a fictitious journey by boat around the Caribbean Sea. It uses the information you would consider when planning a trip, such as the weather, climate, dangers and key sights, to present geographical information in a highly accessible and enjoyable way.Discover why the Caribbean is best avoided from June to November (hurricanes!), the different types of shark to watch out for, some deep-sea wonders, the role of mangrove forests, the Caribbean climate, and much, much more. There is a survival aspect to the book, too, with boxes containing tips on how to fend off a shark attack, survive a hurricane and dive safely, among other things. Packed to the brim with colourful, exciting photographs, maps and fascinating facts, the book allows you to explore and discover the incredible Caribbean Islands without leaving your seat!

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Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages

Sonya Newland
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Journey Along the Nile

Sonya Newland
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Sonya Newland
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Stephen Hawking

Sonya Newland
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Sonya Newland

Regarded as one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists since Einstein, Stephen Hawkins has also defied the odds and this book explores his whole journey from his shocking diagnosis at age 21, through his career at Cambridge, to his current work as an author. The Inspirational Lives 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.

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Celts

Sonya Newland
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Sonya Newland

Travel back to the time of the celts! Who were the Celts and who were their leaders? Why did they come to the British Isles and how did they live? Explore this ancient civilisation to understand how prehistoric people have influenced the way we live today. Find out all about the lives of the Celts - from the well-known leader Boudicca, to the Druid priests that were highly important in Celtic society. Discover the artefacts that give evidence of their way of life, and how historians have pieced together the evidence of their lives. Learn about the homes and communities that they lived in, the food that they ate, how they travelled and worshipped, and the influence of the Romans on their society. And try your hand at making your own Celtic torch!A great tool for project work at KS2!

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Desert Animals

Sonya Newland
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Sonya Newland
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Ocean Wildlife

Sonya Newland
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Sonya Newland

Ocean Wildlife investigates how climate change, overfishing and pollution affect the creatures that inhabit our underwater world, and looks at what is being done to repopulate our oceans.It is part of the Saving Wildlife series, which investigates the world's endangered species in the context of their different environments.

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Woodland and Forest Animals

Sonya Newland
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Sonya Newland
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Wetland Animals

Sonya Newland
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Sonya Newland

Wetland Animals investigates how people are working to save one of our most important ecosystems, and the millions of animals that rely on the world's wetlands for survival.It is part of the Saving Wildlife series, which investigates the world's endangered species in the context of their different environments.

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Grassland Animals

Sonya Newland
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Sonya Newland