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Author Spotlight with Graham Marks

Chris Higgins

Chris Higgins is an ex English and Drama teacher turned award-winning writer. She has written the My Funny Family series for younger readers, but is probably best known for her teen novels, which have gained her two nominations for Queen of Teen. Here she talks to Graham Marks about how she became a writer, tells us some of her writing secrets and talks about her latest novel, The Day I Met Suzie.

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Classification and Evolution

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Straight Forward with Science offers a straightforward, but fun, approach to key science learning. Each book explores basic scientific principles and shows them in action, while simple activities and experiments bring the science to life. Classification and Evolution describes how we group, or classify, all living things on Earth, from microscopic bacteria to huge blue whales. Fossils, adaptation and the theory of natural selection are all also explored.

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Animals

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Matter

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Moving Up with Science: Matter describes how and why water evaporates; how ice melts and why we can't normally see gases. Explore the water cycle and discover how it affects our weather.Find out all about the science in the world around us with Moving Up with Science. Written to support the National Curriculum at Key Stage 2, each title explores key scientific topics through a combination of concise information and fun experiments.

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Rocks and Fossils

Peter Riley
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Have you ever looked at the objects inside a curiosity box? What did you see and what did they feel like? Did you recognise some of them or were there things in there that you'd never seen before? Books that take the magical charm of collecting curiosities, joined together with the science behind some of the wonders of the natural world. Children will be inspired to take a closer look at objects and the world around them and begin to question how and why nature designs things in certain ways.Rocks and Fossils focuses on the different types of rocks found on Earth and their different properties, such as granite, slate and sandstone. It looks at how rocks form deep inside the Earth and how important volcanoes are. Fossils are also revealed, including trace fossils, such as dinosaur footprints, and how fossils such as ammonites are formed.Books that are brimming with science and that encourage KS1 pupils to engage with core science and nature topics, while developing other key skills in thinking and reasoning in an utterly absorbing and charming way.

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Minibeasts

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Light

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Habitats

Peter Riley
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Find out all about the science in the world around us with Moving Up with Science. Written to support the National Curriculum at Key Stage 2, each title explores key scientific topics through a combination of concise information and fun experiments. Find out about forest and water homes; the importance of food chains and why humans are changing habitats. Explore different plant and animal groups and discover how a woodland changes with the seasons.

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Rocks and Soil

Peter Riley
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The Seashore

Peter Riley
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Have you ever looked at the objects inside a curiosity box? What did you see and what did they feel like? Did you recognise some of them or were there things in there that you'd never seen before? Books that take the magical charm of collecting curiosities, joined together with the science behind some of the wonders of the natural world. Children will be inspired to take a closer look at objects and the world around them and begin to question how and why nature designs things in certain ways.The Seashore looks at some of the different habitats along the coast and the plants, animals and objects that you will find there. From sand lizards hiding in the sand dunes, to all sorts of shells, crustaceans and seabirds. Children will love discovering a bit more about this favourite location. The mixture of full-colour photographs and illustrations ensure maximum impact and levels of detail but without feeling overly educational - even though this book is brimming with scienceBooks that encourage KS1 readers to engage with core science and nature topics, while developing other key skills in thinking and reasoning in an utterly absorbing and charming way.

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Plants

Peter Riley
Authors:
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Have you ever looked at the objects inside a curiosity box? What did you see and what did they feel like? Did you recognise some of them or were there things in there that you'd never seen before? Books that take the magical charm of collecting curiosities and join them together with the science behind some of the wonders of the natural world. Children will be inspired to take a closer look at objects and the world around them and begin to question how and why nature designs things in certain ways.Plants focuses on the different types of plants, including the trees, flowers, grasses and fungi you may encounter in habitats ranging from a park or garden, a field, a pond and a wood.Books that encourage KS1 readers to engage with core science and nature topics, while developing other key skills in thinking and reasoning in an utterly absorbing and charming way.

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The Human Body

Peter Riley
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The Body

Peter Riley
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Find out all about the science in the world around us with Moving Up with Science. Written to support the National Curriculum at Key Stage 2, each title explores key scientific topics through a combination of concise information and fun experiments. Discover what happens inside your body; the way muscles and bones work together and what happens to your food as it is digested. Explore the ways you can keep your body healthy and find out about animal bodies and food chains.

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Plants

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Electricity

Peter Riley
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Sound

Peter Riley
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Stuff-Materials and How They Change

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Space-Our Solar System and Beyond

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Heave-Forces and How They Move Things

Peter Riley
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Flash-Light and How We See Things

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Bang-Sound and How We Hear Things

Peter Riley
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