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Author Spotlight with Graham Marks

Guy Parker-Rees

Guy Parker-Rees is the award-winning author of whole shelf of bestselling picture books, including the international hit Giraffes Can’t Dance. He writes his own stories, as well as working with other authors, such as Giles Andreae and Tony Mitton. Here he talks to Graham Marks about his world of colour, line and characters, and his latest Tom & Millie books.

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Plants

Clare Hibbert
Authors:
Clare Hibbert
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Dinosaurs

Clare Hibbert
Authors:
Clare Hibbert
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Trees

Clare Hibbert
Authors:
Clare Hibbert

If you love trees, want to identify common trees or just want to get outdoors and understand nature, this book is for you. It is packed with photos of trees and their flowers and seeds and shows you how you can be a great tree spotter. It explores the different parts of the tree and looks out their life cycles including pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal. Plus there are fun puzzles and challenges throughout the book, which will help you develop your observation and spotting skills, ready for the great outdoors.It is part of The Great Nature Hunt a series of books for children aged 7+ which are a great resource for the Science curriculum. They help children make systematic and careful observations, gather data and record their findings. Each book is full of puzzles and challenges through which children can learn, while having fun.

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Pond Wildlife

Clare Hibbert
Authors:
Clare Hibbert
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Insects, Bugs and Other Invertebrates

Clare Hibbert, Rudolf Farkas
Contributors:
Clare Hibbert, Rudolf Farkas

A fascinating insight in to some of the incredible invertebrates that lived on Earth millions of years ago. Hundreds of millions of years before humans had evolved, our planet was already teeming with life. In prehistoric oceans, stony deserts, warm swamps and vast grasslands, there lived an incredible variety of plants and animals.Invertebrates made up a huge number of Earth's life forms. Among them, giant sea scorpions as big as a lion terrorised the oceans, enormous millipedes fed on plants in dense Carboniferous forests and tiny wasps preyed on cockroach larvae in lush tropical regions.Delve into Prehistoric Life and discover some astounding insects, bugs and other invertebrates that once lived on Earth. This stunningly illustrated series looks at life in the prehistoric era, focusing not just on dinosaurs, but looking at the world as a whole. The prehistoric era is absolutely fascinating for children and adults alike, and is useful for schools studying history chronologically. Amazingly detailed and accurate illustrations bring the prehistoric era to life. Engaging reading for children aged 7+.Prehistoric Life is a series of four books:Mammals, Birds and other VertebratesInsects, Bugs and other InvertebratesPlantsDinosaurs

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Volcanoes

Clare Hibbert
Authors:
Clare Hibbert

Dig deep into the explosive world of volcanoes and then become a word wizard and dazzle everyone with your newfound knowledge.Write On is a high interest information series with a difference, designed to help the newly independent reader become a confident writer. Eye-catching photos and accessible text help build knowledge. Top writing tips and 'wow' words inspire easy to achieve writing projects, a fantastic way to improve literacy skills. A great book for 7-9 year olds or those working at Key Stage 2.

Franklin Watts

Dinosaurs

Clare Hibbert
Authors:
Clare Hibbert

From scouring the skies for pterodactyls to dodging the booming brontosaurus, there are plenty of dino facts to whet the appetite of all dinosaur fans!Write On is a high interest information series with a difference, designed to help the newly independent reader become a confident writer. Eye-catching photos and accessible text help build knowledge. Top writing tips and 'wow' words inspire easy to achieve writing projects, a fantastic way to improve literacy skills. A great book for 7-9 year olds or those working at Key Stage 2.

Franklin Watts

In Your Body

Clare Hibbert
Authors:
Clare Hibbert

Did you know there were tiny living things on your body that you can't see? Some are bacteria, others are mould, others are tiny little insects! But what do they do and what do they look like? Find out about the good ones and the bad ones! Full-page photographs of these alien-like creatures in high magnification reveals their horror (or even their beauty). This book supports natural history studies and the KS2 and KS3 science curriculum where appropriate.It is part of a series, Micro Monsters which takes a close up look at the tiny creatures that are around us all the time and which we cannot see with the naked eye. Some are harmless, some are just pests, and some are deadly. From bedbugs to zooplankton and from bacteria to water fleas, all microscopic life is here. The revelation of the places these creatures inhabit will have readers squirming in their seats as they find out how these mini monsters can help and hinder humans.

Franklin Watts

Space

Clare Hibbert
Authors:
Clare Hibbert
Franklin Watts

Rainforests

Clare Hibbert
Authors:
Clare Hibbert

Wander through wild rainforests and discover facts about who and what lives there, then become a word wizard and dazzle everyone with your newfound knowledge.Write On is a high interest information series with a difference, designed to help the newly independent reader become a confident writer. Eye-catching photos and accessible text help build knowledge and the varied design includes easy to digest bullet points of information. Top writing tips and 'wow' words will inspire writing project ideas and improve literacy skills. The Writing school section at the back of the book helps transform the factual information in a variety of ways from comic strips to blogs. The books will be a perfect literacy aid for 8-11 year olds.

Franklin Watts

Endangered Animals

Clare Hibbert
Authors:
Clare Hibbert

Get to grips with facts about endangered animals and then become a word wizard and dazzle everyone with your newfound knowledge.Write On is a high interest information series with a difference, designed to help the newly independent reader become a confident writer, perfect for the 7-11 age group. Eye-catching photos and accessible text help build knowledge. Top writing tips and 'wow' words inspire easy to achieve writing projects, a fantastic way to improve literacy skills.

Franklin Watts

Big Cats

Clare Hibbert
Authors:
Clare Hibbert
Wayland

The Vikings

Clare Hibbert
Authors:
Clare Hibbert

Who were the Vikings? Why did the Vikings travel so much? What were Viking towns like? What did the Vikings do for fun? This book helps children at Key Stage 2 discover the answers to these and many other fascinating questions. It also recommends sites on the Internet and sources in your local library where you can find out more about the Vikings. The detective shows readers how to write their name using Viking runes, draw family trees for famous Viking kings and find places in Britain that have Viking names. Packed with fascinating information, The History Detective Investigates series inspires children's curiosity to find out more about the past. A great tool for readers age 8+ or teachers looking for books to support the new curriculum for 2014.

Franklin Watts

Snakes and Lizards

Clare Hibbert
Authors:
Clare Hibbert

Snakes and lizards come in all kinds of shapes, sizes and colours...but why? Some use colours to camouflage themselves from predators or prey, others use colours and patterns for warning others that they are deadly, venomous killers. From spitting cobras to flying snakes and lizards, discover some of the world's strangest reptiles and learn all about why they are so weird!Really Weird Animals, six books that take a close up look at some of the oddest animals on Earth. For children aged 7+.

Franklin Watts

Spiders

Clare Hibbert
Authors:
Clare Hibbert

Spiders come in all kinds of shapes, sizes and colours...but why? Some camouflage themselves from predators or prey by disguising themselves ad flowers and even bird poo! Other spiders can walk on water and some can even dive below the surface. From spitting spiders and giant goliath bird-eating spiders to spiders that can run as fast as a person, plus all the amazing variety of webs they spin, discover some of the world's strangest arachnids and learn all about why they are so weird!Really Weird Animals, six books that take a close up look at some of the oddest animals on Earth. For children aged 7+.

Franklin Watts

Birds

Clare Hibbert
Authors:
Clare Hibbert

Birds come in all kinds of shapes, sizes and colours and live in varying habitats around the world...but why? Some birds use colours to camouflage themselves from predators or prey, others use their bright plumage for attracting mates, some have amazing-sounding calls, some can swim and some can even run faster than a car! Discover the world's strangest birds and learn all about why they are so weird!Really Weird Animals, six books that take a close up look at some of the oddest animals on Earth. For children aged 7+.

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Terrible Tales of Africa

Clare Hibbert
Authors:
Clare Hibbert
Franklin Watts

Terrible Tales of Ancient Rome

Clare Hibbert
Authors:
Clare Hibbert

The myths and legends of Ancient Rome are a rich source of storytelling, culture and history. Children will meet heroes like Aeneas, gods and goddesses and journey to the underworld. Some stories they will be familiar with and some they may discover for the first time!Told in a humorous style but these books are jam-packed with facts about the beliefs of ancient cultures. A variety of imaginative visual and textual devices are used to great effect. For example, some stories are styled as newspaper reports, while others are made to look like recipes. A series of six books, Monstrous Myths will bring out the humour, horror and heroism of some fantastic stories.

Franklin Watts

Terrible Tales of Ancient Greece

Clare Hibbert
Authors:
Clare Hibbert

The myths and legends of Ancient Greece are a rich source of storytelling, culture and history. Children will meet heroes like Perseus and Heracles and scary monsters like Medusa and the Minotaur. Some they will be familiar with and some they may discover for the first time!Told in a humorous style but these books are jam-packed with facts about the beliefs of ancient cultures. A variety of imaginative visual and textual devices are used to great effect. For example, some stories are styled as newspaper reports, while others are made to look like recipes. A series of six books, Monstrous Myths will bring out the humour, horror and heroism of some fantastic stories.

Franklin Watts

Terrible Tales of Ancient Egypt

Clare Hibbert
Authors:
Clare Hibbert