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For official reasons the characters in Robert Muchamore’s award-winning Cherub and Henderson’s Boys series don’t exist. The man behind these worldwide bestsellers certainly does, and here he talks to Graham Marks about writing, research and how he came to create the shadowy, sometimes savage and very real world of Charles Henderson…

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The Story of Paintings

Mick Manning, Brita Granström
Contributors:
Mick Manning, Brita Granström

The Story of Paintings begins with the cave paintings of our Stone Age ancestors and continues through to the modern day. Mick Manning and Brita Granström take your on a tour of their personally selected gallery which showcases the work of some of the world's most famous artists and few a less well-known ones. The artists featured include van Eyck, da Vinci, Bruegel, Rembrandt, Velázquez, JMW Turner, Van Gogh, Monet, Matisse, Georgia O'Keefe, Picasso, Frida Kahlo and Jackson Pollock as well as Dame Laura Knight and Kalan Khan. The friendly text and illustrations help children to appreciate the art, highlighting interesting biographical details and picking out key details to spot. The book's large format means the art is reproduced on a wonderfully impactful scale. This really is a book to give and treasure. The creative team of Mick Manning and Brita Granström are well-known for their ground breaking children's information books. Their many awards range the TES Information Book Award for What's Under the Bed? and the English Association Non-fiction award for Charlie's War Illustrated.

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What's My Family Tree?

Mick Manning, Brita Granström
Authors:
Mick Manning, Brita Granström
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The Story of Britain

Mick Manning, Brita Granström
Authors:
Mick Manning, Brita Granström

This sumptious book is a wonderful first-introduction to British history. Masters of illustrated non-fiction, Mick Manning and Brita Granström tell the story of Britain from the Stone Age up to the present in a truly integrated narrative of text and illustration. It moves throughs the Iron Age, Stonehenge, the Celts, the Romans and the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings, then on to the marvels of the Medieval era, the Tudors and Stuarts, the Industrial Revolution, the Victorians and the 20th century right up to the modern day. The exciting story is supplemented by many amazing facts and introduces key figures from kings, queens and military leaders to scientists, artists and writers. History doesn't have to be horrible - here it is gripping, fascinating and fun!

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The Brontës – Children of the Moors

Mick Manning, Brita Granström
Authors:
Mick Manning, Brita Granström
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Stone Age Bone Age!: A book about prehistoric people

Mick Manning, Brita Granström
Authors:
Mick Manning, Brita Granström

Travel back in time for an amazing stone age adventure! Learn to shape flints, carve bones and tickle trout; join in a mammoth hunt and wild dances in flickering torchlight. Discover for yourself just how clever our stone age ancestors were! Includes notes and activities to support the new primary curriculum.The Wonderwise series presents facts in a way that will inspire young children's imaginations about the world around them. Wonderwise is an award-winning series of information books, perfect for introducing younger children to non-fiction.

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Wash, Scrub, Brush: A book about keeping clean

Mick Manning, Brita Granström
Authors:
Mick Manning, Brita Granström
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Wheels Keep Turning: a book about simple machines

Mick Manning, Brita Granström
Authors:
Mick Manning, Brita Granström

Long ago an idea began turning in human minds - the idea was a wheel and once it had started it couldn't be stopped. Join in the celebration of human ingenuity in a whirlwind tour of the history of the wheel, from rolling logs and a potter's wheel to air-filled tyres and a spinning CD. And discover how Wheels Keep Turning!The Wonderwise series presents facts in a way that will inspire young children's imaginations about the world around them.

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What's Up?: A book about the sky and space

Mick Manning, Brita Granström
Authors:
Mick Manning, Brita Granström

What's Up? takes you on a journey of discovery up to the stars and beyond. Join two inquisitive children who travel higher and higher as they zoom past towering skyscrapers, gigantic mountains, jumbo jets, satellites and stars - until at last the two friends find out what really is up there. But then how do they get down?The Wonderwise series presents facts in a way that will inspire young children's imaginations about the world around them.

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Splish, Splash, Splosh: A book about water

Mick Manning, Brita Granström
Authors:
Mick Manning, Brita Granström

Splish, Splash, Splosh! takes you on a watery journey of discovery. Join the adventures of young boy and his dog and ride the waves, float on rain-filled clouds, shoot down fast flowing rivers and splash through sewers until you get to where all water ends... and begins.The Wonderwise series is an award-winning series of information books, perfect for introducing younger children to non-fiction and they present facts in a way that will inspire young children's imaginations about the world around them. The books include updated notes and activities in science and literacy to support the new primary curriculum.

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Supermum: A book about mothers

Mick Manning, Brita Granström
Authors:
Mick Manning, Brita Granström

Supermum is everywhere - she's up a tree, deep in the ocean, high in the sky, or she may even be standing next to you! Because supermum is every mum, from a tiny ant to a giant blue whale, and this book reminds us just how super a mum can be.The Wonderwise series presents facts in a way that will inspire young children's imaginations about the world around them.

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Charlie's War Illustrated: Remembering World War One

Mick Manning, Brita Granström
Authors:
Mick Manning, Brita Granström
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What's Under The Bed?: A book about the Earth beneath us

Mick Manning, Brita Granström
Authors:
Mick Manning, Brita Granström

What's Under the Bed? travels to the mysterious world that is just beneath our feet. Follow the underground adventures of two children and their cat to explore secret caves, fossils and even silver, gold and diamonds before eventually discovering what really is under the bed.Wonderwise is an award-winning series of information books, perfect for introducing younger children to non-fiction. The series presents facts in a way that will inspire young children's imaginations about the world around them. The books include notes and activities to support the new primary curriculum.

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My Body, Your Body: A book about human and animal bodies

Mick Manning, Brita Granström
Authors:
Mick Manning, Brita Granström

My Body, Your Body takes a surprising look at all kinds of bodies, including your own. Compare your sense of smell with a shark's! Think what it would be like to be a giraffe and lick your own ear! Imagine if you could change your skin colour like a chameleon. Discover just how amazing bodies are.Wonderwise is an award-winning series of information books that present facts in a way that will inspire young children's imaginations about the world around them. A perfect introduction to non-fiction for children aged 3+ by Mick Manning and Brita Granstrom. The books include notes and activities to support the primary curriculum.

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Out There Somewhere It's Time To: A book about time zones

Mick Manning, Brita Granström
Authors:
Mick Manning, Brita Granström

When you fall asleep in the middle of the night, it's daytime on the other side of the world and someone else is wide awake. Out There Somewhere whisks you around the world so you can discover that while it's midnight in New York, it's rush hour in Moscow, lunchtime in China and breakfast in Cape Town...The Wonderwise series presents facts in a way that will inspire young children's imaginations about the world around them.

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My Uncle's Dunkirk

Mick Manning, Mick Manning, Brita Granström
Contributors:
Mick Manning, Mick Manning, Brita Granström
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Planet Patrol: A Book About Global Warming

Mick Manning, Brita Granström
Contributors:
Mick Manning, Brita Granström
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Our New Baby Inside

Mick Manning, Brita Granström
Contributors:
Mick Manning, Brita Granström

This delightful book shows how a baby grows inside its mother's tummy over the nine months of pregnancy through the ingenious use of half-page flaps. It is perfect for sharing with a child to explore where they came from or when a new sibling is expected.

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Doctor, Doctor: Doctor, Doctor

Mick Manning, Brita Granström
Contributors:
Mick Manning, Brita Granström

An interactive, fun book that explores common illnesses and how they are treated. You, the reader, are the doctor - you make the diagnosis, flip the half-page flap and find out if you are right!

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Voices Of The Rainforest

Mick Manning
Authors:
Mick Manning

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How Did I Begin?

Mick Manning, Brita Granström
Authors:
Mick Manning, Brita Granström

If you choose to share 'the facts of life' with children at a young age, this is the perfect book to do so. It gently guides the reader through each stage of a child's development within the womb with charming illustrations and simple explanations, inviting lots of discussion and providing answers to all those questions. Shortlisted for the Junior Science Book Award (now the Royal Society's Science Prize).