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Author Spotlight with Graham Marks

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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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Sugar

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The Modern World

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The Medieval World

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The Early Modern World

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What developments in government and society, food and farming, exploration and discovery, science and technology, art and literature, religion, education and entertainment were there in the early modern world of Europe between the years 1500 and 1789, and how did these compare with those made during the same time period in the Islamic world and elsewhere in Africa and Asia? What was happening at the same time in the Americas? Packed with beautiful illustrations, this book, in the Parallel History series for readers upwards of age nine, will help you to explore the early modern world chronologically, with timelines to show you when major events and achievements took place.

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The Ancient World

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What developments in government and politics, food and farming, architecture, science, art and medicine were there in the ancient civilisations of Mesopotamia and Egypt, and how did these compare with those made during the same time period by the Shang Dynasty, the Assyrians and the Phoenicians? What was happening at the same time in the Persian Empire and in Oceania? Packed with beautiful illustrations, this book, in the Parallel History series for readers upwards of age nine, will help you to explore the ancient world chronologically, with timelines to show you when major events and achievements took place.

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The Classical World

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What developments in government and politics, food and farming, architecture, science, art and medicine were there in the classical world of the Ancient Greeks, Celts and Romans and how did these compare with those made during the same time period by the Mauryan Empire and the Qin and Han Dynasties? What was happening at the same time in the Americas? Packed with beautiful illustrations, this book, in the Parallel History series for readers upwards of age nine, will help you to explore the classical world chronologically, with timelines to show you when major events and achievements took place.

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Children of the Holocaust

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The Holocaust is one of the most shocking events of the 20th century and one that continues to resonate today. Its Nazi perpetrators showed no mercy, not even to children and perhaps, as a result, it is often the experiences of the children of this era that speak to us most strongly. This moving and important book explores what happened to children during the Holocaust, from the early persecution of the Jews to the 'final solution'. It also considers the experiences of those who escaped or hid, and those who survived. As the Holocaust moves further away from us in history, it is important to keep it in the consciousness of the next generation. By using the experiences of children, this book is a powerful way to engage the attention and sympathy of young people today.

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My Life in India

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What's it really like to live in India? Come and experience a day in the life of twelve-year-old Rajiv from Delhi; from the moment he gets up to the moment he goes to bed. See inside his home, his school and find out about all the things he does each day, what he does with their friends and what family life is like.A Child's Day in..., six books that explore daily life in an intimate way. Ideal for children aged 7-12 who are studying different cultures. These books bring to life their homes, their school, the games they play, their chores and responsibilities, the food they eat and how they participate as members of their own families and also in the wider community.

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Killer Spiders

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Killer Cats

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If you ever wanted to know how Big Cats survive in the wild, find out in this fascinating book about survival. Different cats will use different techniques for killing their prey. Some work in packs and others hunt alone. All big cats are carnivores, but which animals will they hunt and eat? Learn about camouflage and how they protect their cubs.A high-interest, magazine style series of books about some of the world's most dangerous and famous predators for readers aged 9+.

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Killer Snakes

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If you ever wanted to know how Snakes survive in the wild, find out in this fascinating book about survival. Different snakes will use different techniques for killing their prey. Some inject deadly venom through their fangs and others squeeze their prey to death. All snakes have to hunt and kill to stay alive, but which animals will they hunt and eat?A high-interest, magazine style series of books about some of the world's most dangerous and famous predators for readers aged 9+.

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Expedition to the Arctic

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Follow a traveller's diary of an expedition to the frozen North Pole! Find out how to gear yourself up for the trip, about the animals and plants that thrive in extreme conditions, landscape features, ecology, climate, industry and people. Discover how animals such as whales and polar bears survive living on pack ice and ice floes, and what life is like for Arctic explorers who brave 24-hour darkness and treacherous conditions to learn more about this challenging climate.

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Sailing the Great Barrier Reef

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Trekking in the Congo Rainforest

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Terrorism

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A Photographic View of Schools

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We see what life was like for school children in the past. What lessons did they have, what did their classrooms look like and how did they dress? It raises questions about discipline and what was expected from children.

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A Photographic View of World War One

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Photographs from The National Archives will show what life was like during World War One. What were conditions like in the trenches, what did they eat and what fighting strategies did they follow?

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Journey Along the Amazon

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Follow a traveller's diary of a trip along the entire length of the Amazon, discovering all about the unusual animal and plant life, landscape features, climate, industry and peoples. Find out how to survive the perils of the Amazon: crocodiles, piranhas, leeches, whirlpools and rapids!

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Roman Britain

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Much of the evidence we have of past times comes from the buildings people left behind. Their homes, villages and towns give us clues that help us find out about the way they lived. History On Your Doorstep explores different periods of British history through our building heritage.

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Anglo-Saxon and Viking Britain

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Much of the evidence we have of past times comes from the buildings people left behind. Their homes, villages and towns give us clues that help us find out about the way they lived. History On Your Doorstep explores different periods of British history through our building heritage.