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

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

A fantastic book for 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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Marine

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

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

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Grassland

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

Richard Spilsbury
Authors:
Richard Spilsbury
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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.

Franklin Watts

Extreme Life Cycles

Louise Spilsbury
Authors:
Louise Spilsbury

Every living thing on Earth is part of a life cycle: the journey from emerging as a new organism, through the stages of growth and development, to becoming an adult that can reproduce new organisms of the same type. The journey is full of big challenges, and this book explores the extreme tactics some organisms use to make sure their life cycles succeed. From a zombie ant fungus to tapeworms that live in intestines, this book is full of fascinating, gory and extreme information.The Savage Nature series explores life science and life on Earth at its most extreme, from the fight for survival from birth to death through to the way that organisms have adapted to survive in extreme habitats. The series offers high-interest, engaging information, fascinating fact boxes and an in-depth exploration of the most exciting aspects of life science. A high-interest look at the natural world for children aged 9+.

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Firefighter

Louise Spilsbury
Authors:
Louise Spilsbury
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Tips for Better Public Speaking

Louise Spilsbury
Authors:
Louise Spilsbury

Tips for Public Speaking teaches readers essential skills to help them achieve their academic goals. It also gives advice on using these skills in everyday life to help readers gain valuable life skills and build confidence in extra-curricular activities. Public speaking might involve talking to a group of people that you know or a crowd of strangers. Though many find it daunting at first, this book gives you tips and advice for gaining confidence in this area. If you speak well in public, people will listen to what you have to say. From the initial stages of planning your talk and thinking about your audience, to looking at body language and preparing your voice, this title covers all aspects of public speaking in manageable chapters. The Student's Toolbox equips young people with the tools needed to further their studies and help them develop vital life skills, from planning their timetables through to understanding how to deliver great speeches and presentations. From writing and researching through to planning and speaking, discover how to improve the skills you need to be a grade A student.Other titles in the Student's Toolbox series include: Tips for Better Researching, Tips for Better Writing, Tips for Public Speaking, and Tips for Better Planning.

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Tips for Better Researching

Louise Spilsbury
Authors:
Louise Spilsbury

Tips for Better Researching teaches readers essential study skills to help them achieve their academic goals. It also gives advice on using these skills in everyday life to help readers gain valuable life skills and gain confidence in extra-curricular activities. Research is an important life skill. Being able to find and use relevant information helps you to make choices, reach conclusions, and communicate well. Tips for Better Researching starts with why we need research both in school work and our everyday lives. It then looks at sources of information, including printed material and the internet, and how to filter and choose appropriate information for your project. The Student's Toolbox equips young people with the tools needed to further their studies and help them develop vital life skills, from planning their timetables through to understanding how to deliver great speeches and presentations. From writing and researching through to planning and speaking, discover how to improve the skills you need to be a grade A student.Other titles in the Student's Toolbox series include: Tips for Better Researching, Tips for Better Writing, Tips for Better Public Speaking, and Tips for Better Planning.

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How Community Gardens Work

Louise Spilsbury
Authors:
Louise Spilsbury
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Biomass Power

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

Fully updated in 2015, this book examines the debates surrounding biomass power, an important renewable energy resource. Find out why like fossil fuel power, using biomass has an impact on global warming and pollution. How do its impacts compare with those of other renewables? Is burning biomass an economic alternative to burning fossil fuels? Find out in Let's Discuss Biomass Power!Let's Discuss Energy is an innovative series of books that examines the issues and changing technologies that surround the use of renewable and non-renewable resources for world power needs. An excellent study tool for children at Key Stage 2.

Franklin Watts

Space

Louise Spilsbury
Authors:
Louise Spilsbury
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Celebrations

Louise Spilsbury
Authors:
Louise Spilsbury
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Say No to Bullying

Louise Spilsbury, Mike Gordon
Contributors:
Louise Spilsbury, Mike Gordon

Bullying today comes in many forms, from being picked on to verbal, physical, emotional, homophobic, racist and cyberbullying. This book examines all the types of bullying, looks at the reasons people bully and the variety of ways that you can combat bullying. With endorsement from Kidscape, the children's charity against abuse and bullying.

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Polar Regions

Louise Spilsbury
Authors:
Louise Spilsbury
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I'm Good At Design and Technology, What Job Can I Get?

Richard Spilsbury
Authors:
Richard Spilsbury
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I'm Good At Languages, What Job Can I Get?

Richard Spilsbury
Authors:
Richard Spilsbury
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I'm Good At Music, 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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I'm Good At Sport, What Job Can I Get?

Richard Spilsbury
Authors:
Richard Spilsbury