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Author Spotlight with Graham Marks

Charlie Fletcher

Charlie Fletcher has written numerous screenplays, and is the author of the critically acclaimed Stoneheart trilogy. Here he talks to Graham Marks about the story so far, the differences between writing for screen and page, America, literary mash-ups, and of course his latest novel, Far Rockaway.

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Christopher Columbus

Jane Bingham
Authors:
Jane Bingham

Read all about Christopher Columbus and his dream to sail to Asia. Follow his journey into the unknown, discover what he found in America and see what happened to him on his later voyages.A simple fun picture quiz helps readers to recall what they have read.A perfect one-stop-shop for help with homework assignments!Broad-ranging appeal for nursery age through to Key Stage 2.

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Amelia Earhart

Jane Bingham
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Jane Bingham
Franklin Watts

Toys

Jane Bingham, Ruth Nason
Authors:
Jane Bingham, Ruth Nason

This book is an engaging exploration of the history toys from the wooden and metal toys of the 19th century, through the emergence of plastic toys to the development of electronic toys today. It considers toys as varied as Noah's ark and dolls and encourages children to use their knowledge of materials and technology to date the toys they are considering.Start-Up History is a series of 6 titles looking at everyday objects and events from their historical perspective and encourages readers to ask questions about what they can see on the page and how that might relate to their own experiences building skills and historical vocabulary. Perfect introductory history texts for 5-7 KS1 readers.

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Vikings

Jane Bingham
Authors:
Jane Bingham

Travel back to the time of the Vikings! Where did they come from and where did they settle? What beliefs and traditions did they bring with them? How do we know about the Vikings? Explore this ancient civilisation to understand how prehistoric people have influenced the way we live today. Discover the artefacts that give evidence of they way of life.

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The Wright Brothers

Jane Bingham
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Jane Bingham
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Neil Armstrong

Jane Bingham
Authors:
Jane Bingham

Read all about Neil Armstrong, discover how he became an astronaut and learn about the project to send men to the Moon. Follow the progress of the Apollo mission to the Moon and read about Armstrong's famous Moon walk.A simple fun picture quiz helps readers to recall what they have read.A perfect one-stop-shop for help with homework assignments!Broad-ranging appeal for nursery age through to Key Stage 2.

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Shakespeare

Jane Bingham
Authors:
Jane Bingham

Explore the life and times of William Shakespeare, 400 years after his death, with this immersive photographic book. As the world's most famous playwright and his plays are still popular today! This book looks at what life was like in Tudor England, where Shakespeare grew up, delves into what the busy theatres of the time were really like. It also reveals which of Shakespeare's characters Queen Elizabeth I liked best!Read about the different types of play Shakespeare wrote and how he was influenced by the wider world, what it was like to be a Shakespearean actor and find out how to make your own model theatre!The Explore! series delves into the most fascinating topics around for children at Key Stage 2, looking at the topic through a variety of subjects including design anf technology, geography, art, literacy and numeracy.

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Anglo Saxons

Jane Bingham
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Jane Bingham
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Fairgrounds

Jane Bingham
Authors:
Jane Bingham
Franklin Watts

Homes

Jane Bingham, Ruth Nason
Authors:
Jane Bingham, Ruth Nason

This title explores how houses and homes have changed from the Victorian era through to the present day. It considers how building materials have changed and how different features of the house have evolved from fireplaces to toilets and from bedrooms to sitting rooms. Childrens are encouraged to examine the world around them and use the examples provided in the book to better understand the history of their own home.Start-Up History is a series of 6 titles looking at everyday objects and events from their historical perspective and encourages readers to ask questions about what they can see on the page and how that might relate to their own experiences building skills and historical vocabulary. Perfect introductory history texts for 5-7 KS1 readers.

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World War One

Jane Bingham
Authors:
Jane Bingham

This photographic book gives you an overview of World War One. From how the war began to how it spread worldwide, the new technology that was used in war for the first time, how women's roles changed in society because of the war, what life was like on the home front and how people recorded the war in paintings, poems and diaries. You can also find out how to send a message in Morse code.

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Australia

Jane Bingham
Authors:
Jane Bingham

The My Holiday In series offers a simple approach to the concept of travel and the new experience of going on holiday to a foreign country. This book discusses the typical things relating to Australia, such as weather, food, landscape, accommodation, the people and their language, as well as the sights and attractions that will appeal to children.

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South Africa

Jane Bingham
Authors:
Jane Bingham
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Brazil

Jane Bingham
Authors:
Jane Bingham

The My Holiday In series offers a simple approach to the concept of travel and the new experience of going on holiday to a foreign country. In this title, the typical things relating to holidays are discussed for Brazil, such as its weather, food, landscape, accommodation, the people and their language, as well as the sights and attractions that will appeal to children.

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Henry VIII

Jane Bingham
Authors:
Jane Bingham

This book explores the life of Henry VIII, from his marriages and arguments with the Pope through to his battles and abilities as a soldier.

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India

Jane Bingham
Authors:
Jane Bingham
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In Tudor Times

Jane Bingham
Authors:
Jane Bingham

This book draws on evidence the Tudors left behind. It examines how they lived, studied, worked, worshipped and played. There are also short stories about real people who lived during this period of history, such as Edward VI, Bess of Hardwick and John Esson, a poor orphan.

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In Anglo Saxon Times

Jane Bingham
Authors:
Jane Bingham

What jobs did Anglo-Saxon people do?What was it like in an Anglo-Saxon village?How did the Anglo-Saxons use songs, poems and riddles?This book looks at the everyday lives of men, women and children in Anglo-Saxon times. Drawing on evidence the Anglo-Saxons left behind, it examines how they lived, studied, worked, played and worshipped. Go back in time and read stories about the key figures of the time, such as Alfred the Great, Kenelm, a young prince and Easwida, a girl who refused to marry.

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In Ancient Egypt

Jane Bingham
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Jane Bingham
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Sportswear

Jane Bingham
Authors:
Jane Bingham