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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
Authors:
Leon Gray

The polar lands at and seas around the North and South Poles are one of Earth's most unique and unspoiled habitats. Many plants, animals and people have made these cold, snowy and icy environments their home and are adapted to living there. They have to be tough to survive in a world where freezing temperatures, long dark winters, and fearsome predators are all challenges to survival. Find out about threats to these beautiful environments and why they are so important to life on Earth and how the may be used or may change in the futureBooks aimed at KS2 readers wanting to find out a bit more about world environments. Amazing Habitats explores six main habitats.

Wayland

How Does GPS Work?

Leon Gray
Authors:
Leon Gray

From its earliest uses in the US military to its role today in vehicle navigation, surveying and transport tracking, GPS has changed the way we travel, work and have fun. It has also become a crucial tool for emergency services, law enforcement officers and the monitoring of convicted criminals. Find out more about how GPS works and how this high-tech science affects your world.High-Tech Science is a series of four books that look at the revolutionary, cutting-edge science that we rely on to run our lives and keep our modern world working. It it closely linked with the Science and Design and Technology curriculums.

Franklin Watts

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
Franklin Watts

Deserts

Leon Gray
Authors:
Leon Gray

Deserts are one of the harshest environments on Earth, but many plants, people and animals have made deserts their home and are adapted to living there. They have to be tough to survive the raging hot sun, icy nights, sandstorms and of course, very little (and sometimes no) rain. Read on to find out how they do it! Deserts are also changing. Some are being irrigated and used to grow crops, or they can be used for sport and leisure. Find out what changes we can expect for the deserts of the future.Books aimed at KS2 readers wanting to find out a bit more about world environments. Amazing Habitats explores six main habitats.

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
Franklin Watts

Solving The Mysteries of Stonehenge

Leon Gray
Authors:
Leon Gray

Adam Blade

Adam Blade is the name for a small collective of authors who have been writing the bestselling series Beast Quest and Sea Quest for ten years! Beast Quest has now sold over 10 million copies. The newest series from the Adam Blade team is called Team Hero. You can find out more about all these amazing adventures at the series websites: beastquest.co.uk and teamherobooks.co.uk

Angela Wood

Angela Wood is an experienced writer of children's and young adult books.

Anna Claybourne

Anna Claybourne has written over 150 children's books on all kinds of subjects, from sharks, black holes and splitting the atom to how to draw, Shakespeare's life, and Greek myths and legends. She knows a lot about conservation in the rain forests of Costa Rica as she once volunteered there for three months. She likes space, sewing and music, plays the trombone and loves going camping.

Bernard Ashley

Bernard John Ashley is a British author of books for children and young adults. He has won 'The Other' award and has been a commended runner up for the Carnegie medal three times.

Cressida Cowell

Cressida Cowell is the author and the illustrator of the bestselling How to Train Your Dragon and The Wizards of Once book series, and the author of the Emily Brown picture books, illustrated by Neal Layton. How to Train Your Dragon has sold over 8 million books worldwide in 38 languages. It is also an award-winning DreamWorks film series, and a TV series shown on Netflix and CBBC. The first book in Cressida's new series, The Wizards of Once (also signed by DreamWorks), is a number one bestseller. Cressida is an ambassador for the National Literacy Trust and the Reading Agency, a Trustee of World Book Day and a founder patron of the Children's Media Foundation. She has won numerous prizes, including the Gold Award in the Nestle Children's Book Prize,the 2017 Ruth Rendell Award for Championing Literacy, the Hay Festival Medal for Fiction, and Philosophy Now magazine's 2015 Award for Contributions in the Fight Against Stupidity. She grew up in London and on a small, uninhabited island off the west coast of Scotland and she now lives in Hammersmith with her husband, three children and a dog called Pigeon.

Daisy Meadows

The Rainbow Magic and Magic Animal Friends books are written by a small collective of authors under the name Daisy Meadows. Rainbow Magic is the no.1 bestselling series for girls aged 5 and up with over 30 million copies sold worldwide!Learn more about the books at www.rainbowmagicbooks.co.uk (where you can download the Rainbow Magic Reading Challenge poster) and www.magicanimalfriends.com (where you'll find fun animal activity sheets)

Emma Trithart

Emma Trithart is an illustrator, hand letterer and graphic designer living in Los Angeles. She graduated with a BFA in Illustration from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and has worked with a wide variety of amazing clients since then. When not drawing she enjoys karaoke, video games, petting other people's dogs and talking about herself in the third person.

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.

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

Giles Andreae

Giles Andreae is the author of many top-selling, award-winning picture books. These include Rumble in the Jungle, Commotion in the Ocean and I Love My Mummy. However, it is for the international bestseller Giraffes Can't Dance that he is best known. Giles is also the creator of Purple Ronnie, Britain's favourite stickman, and of the artist/philosopher, Edward Monkton. These two ranges of greetings cards, books and merchandise have made Giles the country's top-selling living poet. Giles lives with his wife, Victoria, a children's clothes designer, and their four young children by the river in Oxfordshire.

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.