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Author Spotlight with Graham Marks

Jane Simmons

Jane Simmons is a uniquely talented award-winning illustrator and author, and the creator of some of our best-loved children’s books. Here she talks to Graham Marks about boats, motorbikes and making a mess, as well as her words, her art and her latest picture book, Lily Gets Lost.

Franklin Watts

Rainforest

Liz Gogerly, Rob Hunt, Oivind Hovland
Contributors:
Liz Gogerly, Rob Hunt, Oivind Hovland
Franklin Watts

Dinosaurs

Liz Gogerly, Rob Hunt, Oivind Hovland
Contributors:
Liz Gogerly, Rob Hunt, Oivind Hovland

Prepare to take a chronological journey, from over 200 million years ago, when tiny Saltopus hopped around in search of food, and pterosaurs took to the skies, through to huge dinosaurs such as Brachiosaurus and Allosaurus of the late Jurassic Period. Travel right up to the mass extinction event of the Cretaceous Period, which wiped out three quarters of all life on the planet...Perfect for readers aged 7+ who want to find out more about the time of the dinosaurs, and their evolution over millions of years.

Franklin Watts

Go Green!

Liz Gogerly
Authors:
Liz Gogerly

It's Anjali's birthday party and the children have had a great time. But looking around the room at the end, they see mountains of rubbish, from food waste to wrapping paper, burst balloons and small plastic toys. What will happen to all of this waste?The children find out what happens at a recycling centre and about the huge amount of objects that can be recycled or reused. They learn how to take action outside by helping nature, reducing waste at school dinners, and saving energy and water at home. Through chatting to teachers and local people, the children learn all about green topics such as landfills, litter, plastic mountains in oceans and global warming. But it's not all doom and gloom. They discover that there are ways that they can take action to help save their environment and the planet. By walking to school or switching off lights when they don't need them, this book is full of ideas for reducing and reusing. At the end they hold a fun Eco Festival to raise awareness of how easy it is to 'go green'! 'Stop and Think' panels encourage readers to think about the problem in their local area and 'Take Action' panels give advice for how readers can get involved

Franklin Watts

A Royal Childhood: 200 Years of Royal Babies

Liz Gogerly
Authors:
Liz Gogerly
Wayland

Doctors and Nurses

Liz Gogerly
Authors:
Liz Gogerly

Find out what a doctors and nurses do. Follow step-up-step activities to dress like a doctor, make a stethoscope and doctor's surgery. Then follow simple role plays to act out the part of a doctor or nurse!

Wayland

Play the Part: Shopkeeper

Liz Gogerly
Authors:
Liz Gogerly

Find out what shopkeeper's do. Follow step-up-step activities to make a shop sign, set up an ice cream parlour and make play food. Then follow simple role plays to act out the part of a shopkeeper.

Wayland

Dance Culture: Brazilian Dance

Liz Gogerly
Authors:
Liz Gogerly
Wayland

London

Liz Gogerly
Authors:
Liz Gogerly
Wayland

Clothes

Liz Gogerly
Authors:
Liz Gogerly

The Viking Life series explores the everyday lives of people who lived during the Viking era. This title looks at how clothes were made and worn in Viking times, examines why jewellery was so important and how accessories such as belts were used.

Wayland

Homes

Liz Gogerly
Authors:
Liz Gogerly
Wayland

Film Stars

Liz Gogerly
Authors:
Liz Gogerly
Wayland

Art on the Street: Cool Brands

Liz Gogerly
Authors:
Liz Gogerly

Learn about cool brands throughout the ages, from the historic Coca Cola brand to today's Apple Inc. Find out all about Brand Beckham, read an interview with a brand designer and discover how to design a cool brand logo, step by step! Learn all about what makes a cool brand and enter our big debate on whether brands equal cool culture or plain greed!

Franklin Watts

World War II in Britain

Liz Gogerly
Authors:
Liz Gogerly
Wayland

Pop Stars

Liz Gogerly
Authors:
Liz Gogerly
Wayland

Circuses

Liz Gogerly
Authors:
Liz Gogerly

Roll up, roll up! Discover the fantastical world of the circus! Learn about the beginnings of the circus, circuses around the world and their incredibly skilled performers. Learn how to juggle, read an interview with an underwater performer and find out amazing circus facts and stats.

Wayland

Teeth

Liz Gogerly, Mike Gordon
Contributors:
Liz Gogerly, Mike Gordon

Illustrated in Mike Gordon`s inimitable and entertaining style, this series offers an introduction to key health issues. Each topic is introduced through an engaging narrative and is complemented by charming and humorous illustrations that bring the story to life. Notes for adults and lists of further resources make these books ideal for the key stage one classroom use.

Wayland

Art on the Street: Graffiti Culture

Liz Gogerly
Authors:
Liz Gogerly
Wayland

Dance Culture: Street Dance

Liz Gogerly
Authors:
Liz Gogerly
Wayland

The Life Of Florence Nightingale

Liz Gogerly
Authors:
Liz Gogerly

This book explains who Florence Nightingale was, and the work she did. Her role in the hospitals at Scutari during the Crimean War is looked at, together with the campaigning she did in Britain for better health care.Complete with photos, paintings, glossary and index.

Wayland

Film Stars

Liz Gogerly
Authors:
Liz Gogerly

'21st Century Lives: Film Stars' is a fresh and lively approach to the achievements of today's successful icons of the big screen.Take a peek behind the scenes and discover how your favourite film star got started in the business - read about their childhood, their schooling, the big breaks, the hard work and the career highs. Find out who or what inspires them, the kind of roles they prefer, and which fellow actors and directors they like to work with. An original and exciting guide to the lives of film's A-list celebrities, featuring: Johnny Depp, Nicole Kidman, Halle Berry, Tom Cruise, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Russell Crowe, Will Smith, Keira Knightley, Brad Pitt, Orlando Bloom, Jude Law, Renée Zellweger, Cameron Diaz and Angelina Jolie.