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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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How to Survive in the Ocean

Louise Spilsbury
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Louise Spilsbury
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Soil

Richard Spilsbury
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Richard Spilsbury

This book goes on a journey underground to examine the many kinds of soil, microorganisms and inorganic matter that make it, and the critical role it plays in ecosystems around the world. Most people don't think about the soil under their feet, but basic dirt can reveal a lot about Earth's past. Soil is formed from tiny grains of rock that existed many years ago. It can also form in the wake of landslides, volcanoes, and everyday weathering. Helpful diagrams, fact boxes, and sidebars support the information-rich text, which supports KS2 and KS3 science curriculum, and colourful images will keep readers engaged from start to finish.

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Metamorphic Rocks

Richard Spilsbury
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Richard Spilsbury
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Minerals

Richard Spilsbury
Authors:
Richard Spilsbury

Learn how minerals shape our lives and how they've shaped planet Earth's past and present, as well as how they'll shape its future. This book explores the origins of minerals, where they're found, and why they're important. The content-rich text supports the science national curriculum, covering important Earth science and geology concepts. Photographs show readers Earth's most dazzling minerals, while informative fact boxes and sidebars provide a comprehensive learning experience.

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Igneous Rocks

Richard Spilsbury
Authors:
Richard Spilsbury

This photographic book looks at igneous rock, one of the three main rock types. It explores how it is formed through the cooling and solidification of fiery orange magma or lava that explodes from volcanoes. This book covers important Earth science concepts and the different kinds of igneous rocks, how identify them by their physical properties, and what clues they offer about our planet's past. The text also clues readers in on the ways we can use this tough rock as a resource, and how people living near volcanoes can benefit from living in a volcanic environment. Sidebars, fact boxes, and interesting photos supplement the texts information-rich content.

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Crystals

Richard Spilsbury
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Richard Spilsbury
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What is Feminism? Why do we need It? And Other Big Questions

Bea Appleby, Louise Spilsbury
Authors:
Bea Appleby, Louise Spilsbury

A fantastic book aimed at children aged 9+ that explains why we should all be feminists. Divided into sections such as Work and Money, Politics and Power, Media, Education, Family and Bodies, the book looks at the how feminism and the feminist movement, have affected each area in turn throughout history, and at the issues they are working to combat today. It also presents key figures in the fight for equal rights, from the Pankhursts to Germaine Greer and Malala Yousafzai, and looks at modern initiatives such as Emma Watson's He for She campaign.People in the public eye put their opinions across, from Radio 1 DJ Gemma Cairney and Chief Executive of Girlguiding UK Julie Bentley, to rapper, comedian, actor and screenwriter Ben Bailey Smith aka Doc Brown. A brilliant introduction for children to the movement, looking at the history of feminism, what it is today and its enormous relevance to young people and a vital tool for children in the process of figuring out the world and how it works. Part of the groundbreaking and important 'And Other Questions' series, which offers balanced and considered views on the big issues we face in the world we live in today. Other titles in the series include:What is Humanism? How do you live without a god?Who are Refugees and Migrants? What Makes People Leave their Homes?What is Consent? Why is it important? What is Gender? How does it define us?

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Aid Worker

Louise Spilsbury
Authors:
Louise Spilsbury

This book explores the life and work of aid workers all around the world. The book looks at people who work in places affected by natural disasters such as famine and earthquakes and those who work in dangerous conflict zones. We discover how people begin a career in aid work, the skills they need to be able to carry out their humanitarian roles, the challenges they face and the risks and rewards of their life-saving work. Readers can also find out how they could become an aid worker themselves.Careers That Save Lives explores the world of jobs that save or change lives, offering readers an in-depth look at these worthwhile and fulfilling roles. The series invites children to consider why each job is so important and what characteristics people might need to carry it out. An interesting and reflective career series for children aged 9+.

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Paramedic

Louise Spilsbury
Authors:
Louise Spilsbury
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Search and Rescue Pilot

Louise Spilsbury
Authors:
Louise Spilsbury

Discover the heroic work of search and rescue pilots in this book. It explores how brave men and women begin a career in search and rescue, the skills they need to carry out their job, the types of planes they fly and the equipment they use to save lives and the risks and rewards of their life-saving work. The book includes advice for children who wish to be a search and rescue pilot, and explores whether they are likely to be suited to the job.What are the careers that make a difference to other people and improve or save their lives? Careers That Save Lives explores the world of jobs that save or change lives, offering readers an in-depth look at these worthwhile and fulfilling roles. The series invites children to consider why each job is so important and what characteristics people might need to carry it out. An interesting and reflective career series for children aged 9+.

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Extreme Life Cycles

Louise Spilsbury
Authors:
Louise Spilsbury
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Firefighter

Louise Spilsbury
Authors:
Louise Spilsbury
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Police Officer

Louise Spilsbury
Authors:
Louise Spilsbury

Discover how brave men and women keep our streets safe in Police Officer. This book explores how people enter the police force, the training they undertake to perform their job, the characteristics they need and the risks and rewards of their life-changing work. The book includes advice for children who wish to be a police officer, and explores whether they are likely to be suited to the job.What are the careers that make a difference to other people and improve or save their lives? Careers That Save Lives explores the world of jobs that save or change lives, offering readers an in-depth look at these worthwhile and fulfilling roles. The series invites children to consider why each job is so important and what characteristics people might need to carry it out. An interesting and reflective career series for children aged 9+.

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Tips for Better Public Speaking

Louise Spilsbury
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Louise Spilsbury
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Tips for Better Researching

Louise Spilsbury
Authors:
Louise Spilsbury
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How Community Gardens Work

Louise Spilsbury
Authors:
Louise Spilsbury
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Space

Louise Spilsbury
Authors:
Louise Spilsbury

What makes our solar system special? Do you know why our Sun is so important to life on Earth? Explore the amazing variety of planets and other objects in our solar system, such as the Moon, comets, meteors and our own amazing planet, Earth. Then discover even more about space by making the space-related crafts in this fun and fact-filled book.Part of the series Discover Through Craft. Six books that explore key curriculum topics for children aged 7-9.

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Polar Regions

Louise Spilsbury
Authors:
Louise Spilsbury

Can you imagine living and working at the North or South pole? It's the reality for some scientists, who inhabit laboratories in the frozen wastes of the Arctic or Antarctic. Research on the Edge - Polar Lab is a gripping look at the daily lives of these scientists, and the vital research they carry out in extreme conditions. Discover the difficulties of setting up a polar lab and the challenges of supplying equipment and necessities to the workers. Children can read about the conditions scientists live in, from where they sleep to how they keep warm, and some of the dangers they must avoid. Explore how research conducted under in polar lands can help with conservation, increase our understanding of climate change, and expand our knowledge of polar life, biodiversity and habitats. It can reveal untapped resources, and unknown eco-systems. Learn about the incredible technology that enables the scientists to live and work in dangerous conditions and the transport they use to travel around the poles. See how they attempt to live with as little impact on their environment as possible. Discover how scientists manage their data, and publish it in journals around the world, and see how their findings can affect the way we do things in our everyday lives. Find out about the international science community ­- where and why cutting-edge research is carried out, how it is paid for, and who owns the results. 'Danger' panels highlight some of the perils scientists face, while 'Cutting edge' panels detail the latest technology. Research on the Edge - Polar Lab is ideal for children age 9+, for geography and science projects, or simply as a great leisure read. Polar lands are not the only places where scientists work in extreme conditions. Try reading about the Rainforest Lab, the Space Lab and the Ocean Lab.

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Languages What Job Can I Get?

Richard Spilsbury
Authors:
Richard Spilsbury

The different careers that lead on from an interest or aptitude in a particular subject are explored. Many occupations are examined looking at what the job involves and the special skills that are needed.

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Sparks, Shocks and Secrets - Explore electricity and use science to survive

Richard Spilsbury, Louise Spilsbury
Authors:
Richard Spilsbury, Louise Spilsbury

The children are playing at home when suddenly all the light go out. In the dark, they are convinced someone is trying to break in. How can they use their electronic set to save the day?Science has never been more exciting with this attention-grabbing approach which delivers true scietific learning through an action-packed story and spectacular graphic illustrations. The science is the story is backed up through simple experiments that readers can try for themselves.