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Author Spotlight with Graham Marks

Jane Simmons

Jane Simmons is a uniquely talented award-winning illustrator and author, and the creator of some of our best-loved children’s books. Here she talks to Graham Marks about boats, motorbikes and making a mess, as well as her words, her art and her latest picture book, Lily Gets Lost.

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Machines on Land

Kay Barnham
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Kay Barnham
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What are Forces?

Kay Barnham, Mike Gordon
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Kay Barnham, Mike Gordon
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The Wonderful World of Weather

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

Dive into the great big water cycle story! The same water has been falling as raindrops for billions of years. It travels around our planet again and again, from raindrops into rivers, and from seas to water vapour in mist and clouds. The water on earth is in glaciers, rivers, streams, lakes and reservoirs. It is used by plants, humans and animals.Follow the journey of a young boy and girl as they float, splash and slide through the incredible water cycle story. This beautifully illustrated picture book shows the incredible story of the water in all its forms. from grey storm clouds to rushing waterfalls, calm lakes and shining icy glaciers.'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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The Fact or Fiction Behind History

Kay Barnham
Authors:
Kay Barnham

Truth or Busted's History title explores popular myths and legends about world history in a light and humorous way that kids will find unputdownable. Such statements as 'George Washington had wooden teeth' or 'Thomas Crapper invented the flushing toilet' are examined as well as where the ideas came, whether they have any basis in truth, or whether they can be consigned to folklore. Each statement is given a TRUTH or BUSTED evaluation.

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Mary Anning

Kay Barnham
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Kay Barnham
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Emmeline Pankhurst

Kay Barnham
Authors:
Kay Barnham
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My Space Infographic Sticker Activity Book

Kay Barnham
Authors:
Kay Barnham

My Space Infographic Sticker Activities is an interactive journey through our Solar System. This book includes more htan 200 stickers and is printed on high-quality paper that's perfect to colour in with felt-tips or crayons, It's ideal for space lovers, long journeys, rainy days and a great gift for curious children.Blast off with astronauts from planet Earth into space to learn the facts and figures about how far you can jump on the Moon, how long it would take to drive to the Sun, and build an astronauts space suit out of stickers.Packed with fact-based stickering, colouring and searching activities to help you remember all of the fascinating facts, My Space Infographic Sticker Activity Book is a bold, bright and beautiful book that will take your imagination on an exciting journey.

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My London Infographic Sticker Activity Book

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

Truth or Busted's ancient Egyptians title explores popular myths and legends about one of history's most fascinating periods in a tongue-in-cheek, humorous way that kids will find unputdownable! Alongside features such as 'Pharoah Phact Phile' in which we learn about some of Egypt's wackiest rulers, Truth or Busted statements such as 'The ancient Egyptians used children as scarecrows' or 'Ground-up mummies were used as medicine' 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 interested in the Egyptians, or studying history at school!

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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 The Tudors

Kay Barnham
Authors:
Kay Barnham

Truth or Busted's Tudors title explores popular myths about the Tudor period, its people and events in a tongue-in-cheek, humorous way that kids will find unputdownable! Alongside features such as 'Zounds!' (a Tudor cry of astonishment) in which we discover the goriest aspects of Tudor life, Truth or Busted statements such as 'Tudors thought that bleeding made you better' or 'It is illegal to eat swans' are explored. We look at where the idea came from, whether it has any basis in truth, or whether it can be consigned to folklore. Finally, each statement is given a TRUTH or BUSTED evaluation!A must for anyone studying the Tudors at key stage 2 or key stage 3!

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The Fact or Fiction Behind Battles and Wars

Kay Barnham
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Kay Barnham
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The Fact or Fiction Behind Shakespeare

Kay Barnham
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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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Spring

Kay Barnham
Authors:
Kay Barnham

The 'Popcorn' series aims to develop children's knowledge and understanding of the world by covering a wide range of topics in a fun, colourful and interactive way. Each title has a lively design, engaging text and features an activity at the end of each book. The titles have been written in conjunction with a literacy consultant to ensure the text is completely appropriate for the age-range.

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Florence Nightingale

Kay Barnham
Authors:
Kay Barnham

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

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Remembrance Day

Kay Barnham
Authors:
Kay Barnham