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Author Spotlight with Graham Marks

Emmy Laybourne

Emmy Laybourne is, in her own words, ‘a writer, teacher and a recovering character actress’ who lives in upstate New York with her husband ‘and two surprisingly well-mannered children’. Here she talks to Graham Marks, on Skype, about how she became a writer, the highs and lows of starting out on a writing career, and her novel, Monument 14.

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Machines on Land

Kay Barnham
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Kay Barnham

Discover the engineering behind how machines work. These books explain how the most amazing machines in our world operate, pulling out key engineering detail to inform and inspire the next generation of engineers.From cranes, submarines, tanks, and stealth jets, find out how machines have been built to lift heavy weights, be submerged in deep oceans, roll forward over rough terrain and zip quietly past in the sky overhead.Following an intro spread looking at the adaptation of machinery for each area of use (land, sky, sea, or space), the remaining spreads each look at a different machine, pulling out key components from a large illustration, with photo inserts showing it operating in the real world.

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What are Forces?

Kay Barnham, Mike Gordon
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Kay Barnham, Mike Gordon

This lovely picturebook story tells the story of two children who find out what forces are.Ideal for home or classroom, this book contains notes for parents and teachers with suggestions of ways to explore scientific topicsIllustrated by the ever-popular and award-winning illustrator Mike Gordon.This book is part of a series of stories about feelings and emotions for children aged between 4 and 8. Other titles are: What are plants? What is light and sound? What is electricity? What are materials?

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The Wonderful World of Weather

Kay Barnham, Maddie Frost
Contributors:
Kay Barnham, Maddie Frost

Find out about the weather, from clouds and rain to snow and sleet and fog and hail. How does weather work and how does it affect people's lives.This beautifully illustrated picture book shows the glorious nature of our weather.'Look and Wonder' is a fresh, bold and bright, narrative non-fiction picture book series, for children aged 4 and up, introducing children to life cycles and the natural world. The eye-poppingly colourful digital illustration style will explain the scientific concepts while the light and fun text-style will make these books real home and classroom favourites.Other titles in the series:A Stroll Through the SeasonsA Wonderful World of WeatherIncredible RainforestsThe Amazing Butterfly Life Cycle StoryThe Amazing Plant Life Cycle StoryThe Awesome Night SkyThe Great Big Water Cycle Adventure

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Charles Darwin

Kay Barnham
Authors:
Kay Barnham

Find out why Darwin's On the Origin of Species changed both science and society and explore his life story, from his early investigations of the natural world and his voyage on the HMS Beagle, to the publication of his great work.Darwin astounded the world with his theory of evolution but some people were angry that his ideas challenged traditional ideas and those set out by the church. Through his story readers learn about the society and culture of Victorian Britain. Looking at Darwin's discoveries and the events of his life, we learn about the changing ideas in British society between 1745-1901, and the impact that his ideas had on the church and state. Readers will learn to draw conclusions from the evidence provided - a great basis for class discussions.The History VIP series of biographies look at the lives of famous Britons, telling their life stories and how they have shaped the course of history. Focusing on key subjects in the history curriculum for Key Stages 2 and 3 they explore the impact of exceptional figures in history and the society and culture in Britain at the time that they lived.Other titles in the series include: Boudicca; Emmeline Pankhurst; King John; Mary Anning

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The Amazing Life Cycle of Butterflies

Kay Barnham
Authors:
Kay Barnham

Explore the incredible butterfly life cycle story, from tiny eggs to crawling caterpillars and incredible chrysalises.Follow the journey of a young boy and girl as they find out how insect life cycles. This beautifully illustrated picture book explains the life cycle process and explains each stage in detail. 'Look and Wonder' is a fresh, bold and bright, narrative non-fiction picture book series, for children aged 4 and up, introducing children to life cycles and the natural world. The eye-poppingly colourful digital illustration style will explain the scientific concepts while the light and fun text-style will make these books real home and classroom favourites.Perfect for the EYFS and KS1 primary curriculum study of life cycles.Other titles in the series:A Stroll Through the SeasonsA Wonderful World of WeatherIncredible RainforestsThe Amazing Butterfly Life Cycle StoryThe Amazing Plant Life Cycle StoryThe Awesome Night SkyThe Great Big Water Cycle Adventure

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The Great Big Water Cycle Adventure

Kay Barnham, Maddie Frost
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Kay Barnham, Maddie Frost
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Mary Anning

Kay Barnham
Authors:
Kay Barnham

'She sells sea shells on the sea shore' - and she really did! This rhyme is thought to have been written about Mary Anning, an amazing fossilist and dinosaur expert, who was almost unknown at the time she lived. This biography explores the life of Mary Anning, from her first fossil finds at the age of ten to her sales of important discoveries to wealthy scientists. Mary's fossil finds made a great contribution to what scientist understood about pre-historic life. Through the story of Mary Anning, readers learn about life and society in the 1800s and Victorian Britain. We learn what it was like to be born into a poor family and about the roles of women in society and in the field of science. Readers will learn to draw conclusions from the evidence provided - a great basis for class discussions.History VIP biographies each look at the life of a famous Briton telling the stories of these Very Important People with clear, lively text. Amazing facts are added with feature panels and lively illustrations give visual information of the time and society the VIP lived in. With these key biographies students learn how individual people's actions have shaped the course of history. Key terms are defined in an easy-to-use glossary encouraging readers to use historical terms in their own work. History VIPs biographies focus on key subjects in the history curriculum for Key Stages 2 and 3, exploring the impact of exceptional figures in history and the society and culture in Britain at the time that they lived. Features include:In other news - these panels give context and help readers to understand the society and events of the wider world in which the subject livedTrue or False - questions lead students to question information and to interact with the facts they are presented with. What they said - quote features bring the subjects to life using their own words!WOW! - Boxes add humorous or amazing information to astound the reader and bring out the hilarious side of history

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Emmeline Pankhurst

Kay Barnham
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Kay Barnham
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My Space Infographic Sticker Activity Book

Kay Barnham
Authors:
Kay Barnham

My Space Infographic Sticker Activities is an interactive journey through our Solar System. This book includes more htan 200 stickers and is printed on high-quality paper that's perfect to colour in with felt-tips or crayons, It's ideal for space lovers, long journeys, rainy days and a great gift for curious children.Blast off with astronauts from planet Earth into space to learn the facts and figures about how far you can jump on the Moon, how long it would take to drive to the Sun, and build an astronauts space suit out of stickers.Packed with fact-based stickering, colouring and searching activities to help you remember all of the fascinating facts, My Space Infographic Sticker Activity Book is a bold, bright and beautiful book that will take your imagination on an exciting journey.

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My London Infographic Sticker Activity Book

Kay Barnham
Authors:
Kay Barnham

My London Infographic Sticker Activity Book is an interactive journey around the amazing city of London. This book includes more than 200 stickers and is printed on high-quality paper that's perfect to colour in with felt-tips or crayons. It's ideal for a trip to the city, long journeys, rainy days and a great gift for curious children.Climb the tallest buildings, and head underground to learn facts and figures about the smelliest plant in the capital, build bridges over the river Thames and the number of bathrooms in Buckingham Palace.Packed with fact-based stickering, colouring and searching activities to help you remember all of the fascinating facts, My London Infographic Sticker Activity Book is a bold, bright and beautiful book that will take your imagination on an exciting journey.

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Gory Gladiators, Savage Centurions and Caesar's Sticky End

Kay Barnham, Tom Morgan-Jones
Contributors:
Kay Barnham, Tom Morgan-Jones

Welcome reader! This is the history book you've been waiting for! Summon your centurions and charge back to the past with us to discover all there is to know about grim gladiators, evil emperors and lethal legionaries of Ancient Rome.Take a look at the powerful Roman army, its legions, cohorts, centuries and legionaries, get an introduction to Julius Caesar and find out about the eventual fall of the western Roman Empire.What was a vomitorium? Which emperor gave his horse a job in government? And who murdered Julius Caesar?These records of Roman times, hilariously illustrated by Tom Morgan-Jones, are perfect for children of 9+ to discover the answers to all these curious contemplations and many more!

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The Fact or Fiction Behind the Egyptians

Kay Barnham
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Kay Barnham
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Nelson Mandela

Kay Barnham
Authors:
Kay Barnham

The series focuses on the people who inspire children today. Each book looks at the background, life and achievements of a personality, their impact on popular culture as well as detailing the everyday facets of their job and how they have gained such success.This title explores how Nelson Mandela became one of the most influential political leaders in the world, from his origins in a South African herding village, through to his arrest for political activism, his imprisonment at Robben Island and his eventual release and presidency.

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The Fact or Fiction Behind The Tudors

Kay Barnham
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Kay Barnham
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The Fact or Fiction Behind Battles and Wars

Kay Barnham
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Kay Barnham
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The Fact or Fiction Behind Survival Skills

Kay Barnham
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Kay Barnham
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The Fact or Fiction Behind History

Kay Barnham
Authors:
Kay Barnham

Truth or Busted's History title explores popular myths and legends about world history in a light and humorous way that kids will find unputdownable. Such statements as 'George Washington had wooden teeth' or 'Thomas Crapper invented the flushing toilet' are examined as well as where the ideas came, whether they have any basis in truth, or whether they can be consigned to folklore. Each statement is given a TRUTH or BUSTED evaluation.

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Spring

Kay Barnham
Authors:
Kay Barnham

The 'Popcorn' series aims to develop children's knowledge and understanding of the world by covering a wide range of topics in a fun, colourful and interactive way. Each title has a lively design, engaging text and features an activity at the end of each book. The titles have been written in conjunction with a literacy consultant to ensure the text is completely appropriate for the age-range.

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Florence Nightingale

Kay Barnham
Authors:
Kay Barnham

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

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Remembrance Day

Kay Barnham
Authors:
Kay Barnham

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