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Author Spotlight with Graham Marks

Cressida Cowell

Cressida Cowell’s Hiccup books, which she also illustrates, are now published in over 30 countries around the world and the first book in the series, How to Train Your Dragon, has been made into an animated movie by DreamWorks; Cressida also writes and illustrates picture books. The eleventh title in the Hiccup Saga, How to Seize a Dragon’s Jewel, is published in September, and here she talks to Graham Marks about pretty much everything to do with writing a hit series…

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Human Rights

Alice Harman, David Broadbent
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Alice Harman, David Broadbent
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A Peaceful World

Alice Harman, David Broadbent
Contributors:
Alice Harman, David Broadbent

How can you be a good global citizen? By understanding the world we live in and how we can effect change. This book explores the issues peace and conflict including why peace is important and how we can keep the peace. It includes a profile of Leymah Gbowee and projects such as how to activate to draw a peace path and how to organise a day of peace.The I'm a Global Citizen series explores the concept of 'Global Citizenship': recognising that the world we live in is unfair and unequal, but promoting individual and collective action to challenge and change this. Each book has information, fun activities, challenges, case studies and ideas for group and individual action presented with fun illustrations. The books promote the idea that we have power as individuals: each of us can change things, and each of us has choices about how we behave. They encourage children aged 8+ to counter ignorance and intolerance.

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England

Alice Harman
Authors:
Alice Harman

Where in London does the Queen live? What do people like to eat on Sundays? What is the Jurassic Coast famous for?Discover the answers to all of these questions and learn all about England and the people who live there. Find out what it's like in English cities such as London, Liverpool and York. Explore the farms and landscapes of England's countryside, and see the wild animals that live there. Read about the amazing history of Stonehenge, and discover the thrill-seeking sport of mountain biking!The Fact Cat series takes children at nursery age through to Key Stage 1 and above on a journey to discover the world around them, learning about a vast array of subjects on the way from space and science to ancient history and geography!

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Brazil

Alice Harman
Authors:
Alice Harman
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Ghana

Alice Harman
Authors:
Alice Harman

Read all about Ghana, what continent it is on, which countries surround it, what natural resources it has and what the landscape and climate is like. You will learn about Ghanaian people and their lives and culture.At the back of each book is a quiz which requires children to go back through the text and find the answers - encouraging them to think about, and engage with, what they have read. The information is presented in manageable chunks, making the book both highly accessible and ideal for project work.

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Weather and Seasons

Alice Harman
Authors:
Alice Harman

A colourful introduction for young readers to the weather and seasons. Looks at topics such as the Sun, clouds and rain, snow and ice, wind and storms, spring, summer, autumn and winter. Includes a step-by-step activity for making your own wind sock. Free downloadable worksheet available.

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United Kingdom

Alice Harman
Authors:
Alice Harman

Find out about the people and places of of the UK. Looking at topics such as land and sea, weather, town and country, homes, shopping, food, sport, holidays and festivals. Have fun baking some traditional scones.

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France

Alice Harman
Authors:
Alice Harman

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Italy

Alice Harman
Authors:
Alice Harman

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Water

Alice Harman
Authors:
Alice Harman

These colourful books look at what water is, covering topics such as water on Earth, ice, the water cycle, rivers, waterfalls and lakes, animals, drinking water, how we use water and water pollution.Includes a true or false quiz and a step-by-step activity to make a rain gauge.

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Moon

Alice Harman
Authors:
Alice Harman

Read all about the Moon, what it's made of, its orbit, the first men on the Moon, getting to the Moon and how the Moon affects the Earth.Simple quiz questions at the back help readers to remember what they've just read.

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Egypt

Alice Harman
Authors:
Alice Harman
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Air

Alice Harman
Authors:
Alice Harman

This simple introduction to air looks at what air is, air and animals, how humans breathe air, air and plants, water in the air, the wind, rising and sinking air, air pollution and wind power. Includes a quiz and a step-by-step activity for how to make a wind spinner.

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Popcorn: History Corner: Ancient Egyptians

Alice Harman
Authors:
Alice Harman

A fun and interactive introductory look at Ancient Egypt, which includes activities such as Write in Hieroglyphs and Make A Model Pyramid.

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Ancient Romans

Alice Harman
Authors:
Alice Harman

A fun and interactive introductory look at the Ancient Romans, including activities such as How To Count Using Roman Numerals and Making a Mosaic.

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Popcorn: History Corner: Vikings

Alice Harman
Authors:
Alice Harman

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

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Russia

Alice Harman
Authors:
Alice Harman

Find out about the people and culture of Russia in this colourful book about the country. Looking at topics such as land and sea, weather, town and country, homes, shopping, food, sport, holidays and festivals. Includes maps, photographs and a craft activity.

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Popcorn: History Corner: Victorians

Alice Harman
Authors:
Alice Harman
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China

Alice Harman
Authors:
Alice Harman
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Popcorn: History Corner: Tudors

Alice Harman
Authors:
Alice Harman