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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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Transport

Paul Mason
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Paul Mason

See the world from a whole new angle!This innovative series, illustrated with amazing isometric artwork, reveals the technology, science and engineering behind our world's infrastructure.Discover in this book how transport helps us to travel around the world and the huge range of vehicles we use to move from place to place, from driverless cars to high-speed maglev trains. It also takes a look forward to see how transport might evolve in the future.

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Technology

Paul Mason
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Paul Mason
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How to Design the World's Best Sports Stadium

Paul Mason
Authors:
Paul Mason
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Paralympic Power

Paul Mason
Authors:
Paul Mason

A celebration of the Paralympic Games for young readersA celebration of the Paralympic Games! The profile of the Paralympics is on the rise and the 2020 Games in Tokyo are set to be the biggest yet, with over 4,400 athletes taking part in 537 medal events. Paralympic Power gives allthe essential background information on the Paralympics, from how they originated to how the different events arecategorised and staged. Interviews with Paralympians both past and present reveal the personalities behind the Games. Perfect reading for children aged 8 and up.

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34.7 Quadrillion Minutes Since the Last Dinosaurs Died

Paul Mason
Authors:
Paul Mason

Do you know for how many years the dinosaurs ruled the Earth? Or how much the hefty Argentinosaurus weighed? Which dinosaur ran 144 per cent faster than Usain Bolt? And do you know how many hours there were in a dinosaur say? Discover the answers to all these questions and much, more more in Big Countdown: Dinosaurs.The Big Countdown looks at popular topics and investigates the great many numbers that make them fascinating. From the mind-bogglingly large to smallest and most precious, this series helps us understand that it's not just our days that are numbered. Perfect for number-crunchers aged 9 and up.

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Italian Supercars

Paul Mason
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Paul Mason
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British Supercars

Paul Mason
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Paul Mason
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Football

Paul Mason
Authors:
Paul Mason

Discover football's most brilliant and bizarre true stories Football can bring moments of joy and huge emotion. It can also bring moments of supreme weirdness! Some of football's oddest stories are almost too strange to be believed. From a match halted by bees, to a player being sent off for farting, this book uncovers some of the strangest true stories in the history of the sport. It's a great fun read for any football fan aged 8+.If you enjoyed this book, why not look out for Strange but True: Sport.

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How to Design the World's Best Robot

Paul Mason
Authors:
Paul Mason

Imagine someone gave you a sackful of money and told you to build a robot. You'd definitely want it to be the best robot in the world. But how do you go about designing THAT? Armed with your own imagination and some smart research, find out how you can transform a fantasy design into an actual dream product. You'll apply real-world design considerations to your ideas, refining your design to make it workable and achievable as it takes shape.

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Olympic Expert

Paul Mason
Authors:
Paul Mason

Published to coincide with the 2016 Olympic Games, this books gives young readers all the facts and stats, lists, quotes and trivia that they need about the Olympics. It will also take a look back at the history of the Olympics, as well as looking forward to the events and people that will light up the 2016 Olympics, and inspire a new generation of athletes and sportspeople.A great resource for readers aged 8+, Olympic Expert offers information on the great variety of different Olympic events, highlighting some 'must-see' moments, while famous Olympians through history are celebrated with quote and mini-biographies. The book concludes with a big quiz.

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Your Growling Guts and Dynamic Digestive System

Paul Mason
Authors:
Paul Mason
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Rally Driver - Sébastien Ogier vs Sébastien Loeb

Paul Mason
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Paul Mason
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Formula 1 Driver - Lewis Hamilton vs Nico Rosberg

Paul Mason
Authors:
Paul Mason

INSIDE TRACK: FORMULA 1 DRIVER - HAMILTON VS ROSBERGUsing a classic race as the foundation for the individual stories, this high-energy narrative non-fiction series pitches together two hot racing rivals. From practice to qualifying, grid line-up to crossing the finish line, each book features easy access text in short manageable paragraphs for readers who love their motorsport, but who perhaps shy away from reading.This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books kids can't put down.

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UK

Paul Mason
Authors:
Paul Mason

Is there somewhere you really want to travel to, or just yearn to know better?Do you want all the essential facts about the UK at your fingertips?If you want to know what it's really about (rather than the things your parents think you should see!), The Real UK is a great place to start. What's hot: UK highlights you really won't want to miss Take a walking tour of London - with a difference! Check out the UK's music scene, including the Glastonbury Festival and the music you should be listening out for Explore the mysterious standing stones and other spooky sites The best places to check out next year's fashions - today! Need-to-know information about internet access, mobile networks, dialling codes and moreWhether you are planning a trip or a holiday, just day-dreaming about one or simply need to know the facts, The Real UK is your essential guide.It is part of a series of books that help young people find out what a country is really about.

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Your Breathtaking Lungs and Rocking Respiratory System

Paul Mason
Authors:
Paul Mason

Packed with amazing facts and eye-grabbing images, Your Breathtaking Lungs and Rocking Respiratory System takes a different approach to teaching the reader about the lungs and how and why we breathe. Every spread opens with an amazing science fact about the human body - for example - An average person breathes around 8,000-9,000 litres of air in a day! - then goes on to explain how scientifically this is possible. By exploring these attention-grabbing sections, readers will build up their understanding of how the body's lungs and respiratory system work.Detailed diagrams and amazing images illustrate the lively, factual text. Your Breathtaking Lungs and Rocking Respiratory System looks at the structure of the lungs and the process of breathing. What happens when we breathe in? What actually is a sneeze? Why is breathing in harder than breathing out? Why does talking depend on breathing? Answers to all these questions and many more can be found in this fascinating title.The Your Brilliant Body series includes:'See for Yourself' features - practical activities that help readers understand key ideasAmazing fact panels to intrigue the readerAdvice on keeping in good shape, and warnings about common health problems.

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Your Mind-Bending Brain and Nifty Nervous System

Paul Mason
Authors:
Paul Mason
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Your Thumping Heart and Battling Blood System

Paul Mason
Authors:
Paul Mason

Packed with amazing facts and eye-grabbing images, Your Thumping Heart and Battling Blood System takes a different approach to teaching the reader about the heart and circulatory system.Every spread opens with an amazing science fact about the human body - for example - Your heart generates a tiny electrical charge each time it beats! - then goes on to explain how scientifically this is possible. By exploring these attention-grabbing sections, readers will build up their understanding of how the heart and circulatory system work.Detailed diagrams and amazing images illustrate the lively, factual text. Your Tumping Heart and Battling Blood System looks at the structure of the heart and how it works to keep blood flowing around your body. What is blood made of? Is blood always red? How does blood reach your toes and travel back to the heart again? Answers to all these questions and many more can be found in this fascinating title.The Your Brilliant Body series includes:'See for Yourself' features - practical activities that help readers understand key ideasAmazing fact panels to intrigue the readerAdvice on keeping in good shape, and warnings about common health problems.

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Brazil

Paul Mason
Authors:
Paul Mason

Is there somewhere you really want to travel to, or just yearn to know better?Do you want all the essential facts about Brazil at your fingertips?If you want to know what it's really about (rather than the things your parents think you should see!), The Real Brazil is a great place to start.. What's hot: Brazil highlights you really won't want to miss. Check out Brazil's beaches - including a few the Brazilians might not want you to know about. The best place to watch the sun set over Rio de Janeiro, home of the 2016 Olympic Games. Haggle with the stallholders at the morning markets. Dance till dawn at Brazil's famous Carnival celebrations. Need-to-know information about Internet access, mobile networks, dialling codes and moreWhether you are planning a trip or a holiday, just day-dreaming about one or simply need to know the facts, The Real Brazil is your essential guide.

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The Fact or Fiction Behind Urban Myths

Paul Mason
Authors:
Paul Mason

Truth or Busted's Urban Myths title explores popular myths and legends, sayings and notions in a light and humorous way that kids will find unputdownable. Such statements as 'You can get sucked down an aeroplane loo!' or 'Your fingernails keep growing after you die!' are examined, as well as where the ideas came from, whether they have any basis in truth, or whether they are simply myths. Each statement is given a TRUTH or BUSTED evaluation.

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Formula 1

Paul Mason
Authors:
Paul Mason