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Charlie Fletcher talks to Graham Marks (again!)

Author Spotlight

Charlie Fletcher is the bestselling author of the Stoneheart series and the classic adventure tale Far Rockaway; he has recently had his first adult novel published and here he talks to Graham Marks about his latest project, Dragon Shield.

Franklin Watts

Polar Lands

Leon Gray
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Leon Gray
Wayland

How Does a Touch Screen Work?

Leon Gray
Authors:
Leon Gray
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Genetic Modification: Should Humans Control Nature?

Leon Gray
Authors:
Leon Gray

Genetic Modification explores this most topical of scientific issues, from the genetic modification of plants and food crops through to the modification of animals. It explores the moral issues surrounding GM, offering debates and expert opinion. It also looks at how the latest cutting-edge technology in the field will in the future open up an entirely new world of potential modification, and the issues that surround it.Is our planet's population out of control? What is the future of the global economy? Are we playing God with genetic modification? How secure is the global positioning system and who is tracking you? In Ask the Experts discover some of the most topical issues facing people today and read expert opinions on each subject. Once you have 'asked the experts', become an expert yourself and use the knowledge you have learned to make up your own mind about our future. An investigative series for children aged 9+.

Franklin Watts

Global Positioning System: Who's Tracking You?

Leon Gray
Authors:
Leon Gray

Global Positioning System explains what GPS is, its origins and how it affects the daily lives of people around the world. It explores the use of GPS in industry and leisure, crime solving and the military. The book also offers expert opinion about the uses of GPS, which are sometimes controversial and invasive.Is our planet's population out of control? What is the future of the global economy? Are we playing God with genetic modification? How secure is the global positioning system and who is tracking you? In Ask the Experts discover some of the most topical issues facing people today and read expert opinions on each subject. Once you have 'asked the experts', become an expert yourself and use the knowledge you have learned to make up your own mind about our future. An investigative series for children aged 9+.

Franklin Watts

Oceans

Leon Gray
Authors:
Leon Gray

The oceans are one of Earth's unique habitats, but many plants and animals have made the oceans their home and are adapted to living there. They have to be tough to survive in a world where crashing waves, icy depths and fearsome predators are all challenges to survival. People also use the oceans for food and for pleasure and even to generate power for their homes. This book covers everything you need to know about this saltwater world...Books aimed at KS2 readers wanting to find out a bit more about world environments. Amazing Biomes explores six main habitats.

Franklin Watts

Deserts

Leon Gray
Authors:
Leon Gray
Wayland

Animals

Leon Gray
Authors:
Leon Gray

Discover the incredible superpowers displayed by creatures in the natural world. Find out how scientists have harnessed or mimicked these superpowers to create amazing developments in technology and medicine. Explore how the creations of animators and filmmakers have been influenced by these superpowers.

Wayland

Deserts

Leon Gray
Authors:
Leon Gray

The aim of this series is to encourage children to explore the wonders of the physical world around them - the geographical features that make our planet unique and amazing - and understand how humans use it. This title looks at deserts: the agents of change that form deserts, where they can be found, how they are used by humans and how they are conserved. Maps will show where they are found in the world and diagrams will explain formations and processes, such as how wind scours caves in deserts.

Franklin Watts

Solving The Mysteries of Stonehenge

Leon Gray
Authors:
Leon Gray

Stonehenge is one of the world's most famous sites where ancient history can still be explored today. This ancient monument has puzzled and fascinated archaeologists and historians for hundreds of years because no one knows for sure what it was actually built for! Stone Age Britain was a place where many different tribes of people lived and many theories suggest that Stonehenge was a place used for ceremonies and rituals.Solving the Mysteries of Stonehenge explores this amazing ruin and looks in detail at other famous henges such as one of the largest ones in Europe at Avebury and the stone circles at Carnac in France. With Stonehenge as a background, the book fills in the details of how we think the people who lived there at the time built and used this amazing stone circle. It also explains how some of the archaeological discoveries were uncovered, which have helped to piece together our understanding of this fascinating place.This series investigates some of the most well-known sites of past civilisations. Shows archaeologists as detectives of the past and how they work to solve mysteries of ancient cultures and civilisations by literally 'Digging Into History'. A brilliant series for young history buffs and any child interested in archaeology.

Adam Bushnell

Adam is a former teacher who turned his hand to writing full time in 2007. He has written both adult teaching guides and children's fiction books and is often touring schools and libraries and running creative writing sessions. He lives in Durham.

Alex T. Smith

Author-illustrator Alex T. Smith is the award-winning creator of the bestselling Claude series, which is published in 16 languages worldwide, and is now a TV show on Disney Junior. Alex's newest series, Mr Penguin, launched in 2017, to widespread praise. Alex's quirky, witty writing and illustrations are instantly recognisable, critically acclaimed and as popular with adults as children. Alex is also widely praised for his work illustrating children's classics: he won Children's Book of the World Illustration Award for his illustrations in a new edition of Dodie Smith's The Hundred and One Dalmatians; he has created new art for books by Enid Blyton, Eva Ibbotson and Richmal Crompton. Alex has collaborated with Watership Down author Richard Adams on his last book, Egg Box Dragon, as well as David Almond and Juno Dawson. Alex has won the UKLA Picture Book Award and the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award, and been shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Award. He has also been the official World Book Day illustrator.

Chris Madden

Chris Madden is a British illustrator; he currently lives in Manchester, UK with his wife and children. Since graduating from Stockport College with a degree in Design & Visual arts, his illustrations have appeared in many magazines and newspapers. Chris has a knack for bringing the human body to life on the page: other clients include The Lancet and Harvard Magazine.

Deborah Chancellor

Deborah Chancellor is a writer of fiction and non-fiction books for children. She has written nearly 100 books and worked with many leading publishers. Deborah is a prolific writer of children's non-fiction on a wide range of subjects. She is a versatile author who has written biographies for teenagers, adapted Bible stories for pre-school children, and written teenage fiction for older children with reading difficulties. Her books have been translated into many languages and sold all over the world. An Associate Fellow of the Royal Literary Fund, Deborah appears at Literary Festivals and runs writing workshops for young people.

Dermot O’Leary

Toto the Ninja Cat series was inspired by Dermot O'Leary's real-life cats.Dermot started his career on T4 for Channel 4, and has presented shows for both ITV and the BBC. His best known work includes ten series of The X Factor, Big Brother's Little Brother, BBC3's First Time Voters Question Time, Unicef's Soccer Aid, the RTS Award winning 'Live from Space' season following the International Space Station's orbit of the Earth in 2014 and the Brit Awards which he presented with Emma Willis in 2016.2017 saw Dermot launch his new Saturday morning show on BBC Radio 2, 'Saturday Breakfast with Dermot O'Leary'. Previously in the Saturday afternoon slot, 'The Dermot O'Leary Show' won three Sony Radio Awards and was well known for its support of new and emerging bands.2018 saw Dermot host the National Television Awards for the ninth time. He also joined Kirsty Young and Huw Edwards to host the BBC's coverage of the Royal Wedding in front of an audience of 13 million people.Dermot lives in London with his wife Dee and their cats Socks and, of course, Toto.You can find Dermot on Twitter and Instagram - @radioleary

Enid Blyton

Enid Blyton's books have sold over 500 million copies and have been translated into other languages more often than any other children's author.She wrote over 700 books and about 2,000 short stories, including favourites such as The Famous Five,The Secret Seven, The Magic Faraway Tree, Malory Towers and Noddy. Born in London in 1897, Enid lived much of her life in Buckinghamshire and adored dogs, gardening and the countryside. She died in 1968 but remains one of the world's best-loved storytellers.

Eve Lloyd Knight

Eve Lloyd Knight is an illustrator, designer and art director based in London, whose work has been featured in Grazia, Stylist, the New York Times, The Pool and Vue Cinemas. Eve produces bold and topical illustrations, with a specific focus on feminist issues.

Francesca Simon

Francesca Simon spent her childhood on the beach in California and started writing stories at the age of eight. She wrote her first Horrid Henry book in 1994. Horrid Henry has gone on to conquer the globe; his adventures are published in 27 languages and have sold millions of copies worldwide. Francesca has won the Children's Book of the Year Award and been a judge for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize and the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. In 2009, in one of the proudest moments of her career, Francesca was awarded a Gold Blue Peter badge.Francesca is also a passionate ambassador for children's literacy and is a trustee of the World Book Day charity. She lives in North London with her family.Visit Francesca's website at www.francescasimon.com and keep up-to-date with Horrid Henry at www.horridhenry.co.uk. You can also follow her on Twitter @simon_francesca

Gemma Barder

Gemma Barder is a children's author with 15 years experience of writing fun, exciting and engaging books for children. She started her publishing career in children's magazines, before moving on to editing books and part-works. She soon found her happy place as a freelance writer - tapping away at her laptop in her slippers at her home in Leicestershire with her husband and two daughters close at hand with a cup of Earl Grey.

Gill Hasson

Gill Hasson is a tutor, trainer, coach and writer. For over 20 years, as well as teaching personal development courses for adults, Gill has been teaching child development courses for parents, pre school practitioners, child care workers and social workers. She has written child development courses for the Open University and has taught courses on the subject of adolescent development and teenage psychology to parents and youth workers. Gill writes personal development and self help books for adults on subjects such as assertiveness, confidence, communication skills, emotional intelligence, mindfulness and kindness.

Izzi Howell

Izzi Howell is the author and editor of over fifty children's books. She lives in East Sussex and enjoys learning languages, cooking and travelling around Europe.