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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.

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The Modern World

Alex Woolf
Authors:
Alex Woolf

Since 1900, the world has undergone many changes and seen some huge technological leaps. War became far more deadly during the modern era and tens of millions died in two world wars. Mass media, telecommunications, the Internet and social media all helped spread knowledge and create a more globalised culture. Packed with beautiful illustrations, this book, in the Parallel History series for readers upwards of age nine, will help you to explore the major events and developments of the modern era, with timelines to show you when they took place around the world.

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The Medieval World

Alex Woolf
Authors:
Alex Woolf
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The Ancient World

Alex Woolf
Authors:
Alex Woolf

What developments in government and politics, food and farming, architecture, science, art and medicine were there in the ancient civilisations of Mesopotamia and Egypt, and how did these compare with those made during the same time period by the Shang Dynasty, the Assyrians and the Phoenicians? What was happening at the same time in the Persian Empire and in Oceania? Packed with beautiful illustrations, this book, in the Parallel History series for readers upwards of age nine, will help you to explore the ancient world chronologically, with timelines to show you when major events and achievements took place.

Franklin Watts

The Classical World

Alex Woolf
Authors:
Alex Woolf
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Meet the Ancient Romans

Alex Woolf
Authors:
Alex Woolf

You can learn a lot from what archaeologists and historians have uncovered about the past, but what would the people who actually lived at the time be able to tell you? Meet the Ancient Romans does just that! This book will transport you to the capital of the Roman Empire, Rome!. A city where you will meet all kinds of people from all walks of life. Senators, slaves, gladiators and soldiers will answer your questions and give you the inside information of what it may have been like to live at this time, before you are then transported back to your own era. Encounters with the Past is a brilliant series designed to shine a light on historical ideas about subjects such as medicine, science, religion, food, magic and society. Perfect for readers aged 9-11 who want a more personal account of these fascinating times.

Franklin Watts

Children of the Holocaust

Alex Woolf
Authors:
Alex Woolf
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My Life in India

Alex Woolf
Authors:
Alex Woolf
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My Life in Indonesia

Alex Woolf
Authors:
Alex Woolf
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Killer Spiders

Alex Woolf
Authors:
Alex Woolf

If you ever wanted to know how Spiders survive in the wild, find out in this fascinating book about their hunting techniques. Catching prey in sticky webs, trapdoors and even fishing are spider specialities! All spiders, have to hunt and kill prey to stay alive but which animals will they hunt and eat? A high-interest, magazine style series of books about some of the world's most dangerous and famous predators for readers aged 9+.

Franklin Watts

Killer Cats

Alex Woolf
Authors:
Alex Woolf

If you ever wanted to know how Big Cats survive in the wild, find out in this fascinating book about survival. Different cats will use different techniques for killing their prey. Some work in packs and others hunt alone. All big cats are carnivores, but which animals will they hunt and eat? Learn about camouflage and how they protect their cubs.A high-interest, magazine style series of books about some of the world's most dangerous and famous predators for readers aged 9+.

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Killer Snakes

Alex Woolf
Authors:
Alex Woolf
Wayland

Expedition to the Arctic

Alex Woolf
Authors:
Alex Woolf

Follow a traveller's diary of an expedition to the frozen North Pole! Find out how to gear yourself up for the trip, about the animals and plants that thrive in extreme conditions, landscape features, ecology, climate, industry and people. Discover how animals such as whales and polar bears survive living on pack ice and ice floes, and what life is like for Arctic explorers who brave 24-hour darkness and treacherous conditions to learn more about this challenging climate.

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Trekking in the Congo Rainforest

Alex Woolf
Authors:
Alex Woolf

Follow a traveller's journey through the African rainforest and learn about the unusual animals and plants, peoples, landscape, climate and industry. Find out how to survive on your journey when you meet poisonous insects, venomous snakes and learn how to build a shelter and makeshift campfire!

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Terrorism

Alex Woolf
Authors:
Alex Woolf

Global Issues: Terrorism considers the definition of terrorism, its history from the French Revolution, its causes, and its human and economic impact. The various responses to terrorism, the new forms it may take in the future, for example relating to animal rights and environmental concerns, and the media's role in reporting on and even perpetuating terrorism, are also taken into account.

Wayland

A Photographic View of Schools

Alex Woolf
Authors:
Alex Woolf
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A Photographic View of World War One

Alex Woolf
Authors:
Alex Woolf
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Journey Along the Amazon

Alex Woolf
Authors:
Alex Woolf
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Sailing the Great Barrier Reef

Alex Woolf
Authors:
Alex Woolf

Follow a traveller's diary of a diving trip on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia! Find out all about the unusual animal and plant life, landscape features, ecology, climate, industry and people. Discover how conservation projects are underway to protect the reef and its wildlife. Also learn how to survive the perils of the Great Barrier Reef including sharks, the blue-ringed octopus, jellyfish and cone shells!

Franklin Watts

Roman Britain

Alex Woolf
Authors:
Alex Woolf
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Anglo-Saxon and Viking Britain

Alex Woolf
Authors:
Alex Woolf

Much of the evidence we have of past times comes from the buildings people left behind. Their homes, villages and towns give us clues that help us find out about the way they lived. History On Your Doorstep explores different periods of British history through our building heritage.