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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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In Outer Space

Paul Mason
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Paul Mason

What happens in outer space when a star explodes, a spacewalk goes wrong or a meteor falls towards planet Earth? Actions in outer space can be jaw-dropping - and sometimes deadly!Cause, Effect and Chaos! explores the relationship between things, their actions and reactions, and what happens when processes don't go according to plan. From the unfortunate to the truly catastrophic, discover how things work in the world and beyond.Each spread follows a narrative chain with fun illustrations and arrows leading the reader through a different action, process or phenomenon.This highly visual approach, with simple text, makes it the perfect series for imparting STEM and geography concepts. Perfect for readers aged 9 and up.

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Human Body

Paul Mason
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Paul Mason
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Engineering

Paul Mason
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Paul Mason
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Power Stations and Electricity

Paul Mason
Authors:
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 how fossil fuels generate electricity, what reusables are and what goes on inside a nuclear power station. Perfect reading for the next generation of engineers, scientists and innovators aged 9 and up.

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Transport

Paul Mason
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Paul Mason
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Technology

Paul Mason
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Paul Mason
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Paralympic Power

Paul Mason
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Paul Mason
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Events

Paul Mason
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Paul Mason

Get inside the events of the biggest sporting occasion in the world!The Olympic Games feature a dazzling variety of sporting events, from sprinting to fencing, and from powerlifting to rhythmic gymnastics. Together, they make for an amazing spectacle. Explore them for yourself in The Ultimate Guide to Olympic Events. Great reading for children aged 8 and up.ContentsThe changing OlympicsAthletics (track) Athletics (field)Ball sports Boat sports Combat sports Cycling Football Gymnastics Multi-sport events Racquet sports Swimming and aquatics New Olympic sports Olympic words Olympic events Finding out more Index

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Champions

Paul Mason
Authors:
Paul Mason

Get up close with the champions of the biggest sporting event in the world!From shot-putters to ice-skaters, the Olympic Games showcase the very best sporting achievements and feature some truly memorable personalities and performances. Discover them in The Unofficial Guide to Olympic Champions!Great reading for children aged 8 and up.Contents 'Faster, higher, stronger' Athletics (Track): Usain Bolt/Jamaica & Mo Farah/GB Athletics (Field) Valerie Adams/NZ & Carl Lewis/USA Boxing: Nicola Adams/GB & Teófilo Stevenson/Cuba Cycling: Jason Kenny/GB & Anna Meares/Australia Football: USA & Hungary Gymnastics: Simone Biles/USA & Nadia Comaneci/Romania Rowing/canoeing: Steve Redgrave/GB & Michal Martikán/Slovakia Ice skating: Yuzuru Hanru/Japan & Ireen Wüst/NetherlandsSnowboard/skiing: Shaun White/USA & Marit Bjørgen/Norway Swimming: Michael Phelps/USA & Rebecca Adlington/GB Triathlon: Alistair Brownlee/GB & Simon Whitfield/Canada Olympic not-so-champions Olympic words Olympic host cities Index & Further information

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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
Authors:
Paul Mason

Get your young petrolhead into gear with the perfect introduction to the newest, hotest, fastest Italian supercar marques on the planet. Featured inside are: FERRARI 488GTB/F12 BERLINETTA/LAFERRARI, LAMBORGHINI CENTENARIO/HURACÁN LP 610-4/VENENO ROADSTER, MASERATI GRANTURISMO MC STRADALE and more!Written specifically for car lovers aged around 9 years old, this series is ideal for reading on the go and to encourage reading for pleasure. Each title features superb photography and easy-to-read, informative text.

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British Supercars

Paul Mason
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Paul Mason
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Be a Rugby Expert

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

Imagine someone gave you a sackful of money and told you to build a sports stadium. You'd definitely want it to be the best sports stadium 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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Did Anything Good Come Out of... the Cold War?

Paul Mason
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Paul Mason
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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 Mind-Bending Brain and Nifty Nervous System

Paul Mason
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Paul Mason
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Brazil

Paul Mason
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Paul Mason
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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

This book takes you to the centre of the action of one the most exciting motor sport events in the world: Formula 1. It includes stunning photgraphs that capture the thrill of Formula 1, with a manageable amount of text to be accessible to children aged 7+.