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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

Summer

Stephanie Turnbull
Authors:
Stephanie Turnbull

Summer is the season when plants and trees and animals grow quickly and the weather becomes warmer and sunnier. A variety of information about the summer months, including the types of weather we experience and what people and animals do during the summertime.A series of four books designed for younger readers.

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Winter

Stephanie Turnbull
Authors:
Stephanie Turnbull
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Cool Stuff to Make With Paper

Stephanie Turnbull
Authors:
Stephanie Turnbull

Think you could be the next big thing in crafting? Master some paper craft basics and then try your hand at making origami animals, a party pinata and all the other crafty creations in this book.You don't need to spend a fortune on your own cool, custom-made stuff. Ingenious ways to use inexpensive materials - many of which you may already have lying around mean you can bake, sew, make and grow loads of brilliant things. Four lovely step-by-step books that encourage readers to use the materials and environment around them to encourage creativity. Can also be used to demonstrate ways to recycle and reuse everyday materials and encourage discussions around wasting food and other resources.

Franklin Watts

Cool Stuff to Grow

Stephanie Turnbull
Authors:
Stephanie Turnbull
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To Bake

Stephanie Turnbull
Authors:
Stephanie Turnbull

Think you could be the next big thing in baking? Master some baking basics and then try your hand at some of the delicious recipes for cakes, puddings, biscuits and more in this mouth-watering book.You don't need to spend a fortune on your own cool, custom-made stuff. Ingenious ways to use inexpensive materials - many of which you may already have lying around mean you can bake, sew, make and grow loads of brilliant things. Four lovely step-by-step books that encourage readers to use the materials and environment around them to encourage creativity. Can also be used to demonstrate ways to recycle and reuse everyday materials and encourage discussions around wasting food and other resources.

Franklin Watts

Diaries and Keepsakes

Stephanie Turnbull
Authors:
Stephanie Turnbull
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Health and Fitness

Stephanie Turnbull
Authors:
Stephanie Turnbull

A fun and funky magazine-style book that is packed full of tips on how to make the most of what you've got! Style secrets and advice for fun ways to get fit - all without spending a fortune. Health and Fitness is all about eating and drinking the right things to keep you healthy on the inside and encourages you to get out there and enjoy sports, games and other activities so you'll feel good on the outside and above all be confident in your own skin.Smart Girls is a series aimed at girls aged 9+ as they grow from tweens to teens. Full of inspirational ideas, there's something in these books for any girl.

Franklin Watts

Looking Good

Stephanie Turnbull
Authors:
Stephanie Turnbull

A fun and funky magazine-style book that is packed full of tips on how to make the most of what you've got! Style secrets and tips on achieving great hair, skin and nails are all included along with how to make the most of your wardrobe - all without spending a fortune. Looking Good is full of tips on customising your clothes, making accessories and above all being confident in your own skin.Smart Girls is a series aimed at girls aged 9+ as they grow from tweens to teens. Full of inspirational ideas, there's something in these books for any girl.

Franklin Watts

Cards and Gifts

Stephanie Turnbull
Authors:
Stephanie Turnbull

A fun and funky magazine-style book that is packed full of tips on how to make the most of what you've got! Tips and ideas on making all kinds of crafty card and gift projects, such as cards, collages, bath treats, party food and fun fabric makes - all without spending a fortune. Cards and Gifts is full of tips on customising and creating to make fabulous gifts for lots of occasions.Smart Girls is a series aimed at girls aged 9+ as they grow from tweens to teens. Full of inspirational ideas, there's something in these books for any girl.

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Magic Skills

Stephanie Turnbull
Authors:
Stephanie Turnbull
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Circus Skills

Stephanie Turnbull
Authors:
Stephanie Turnbull

Circus Skills will show you how to get started in this dynamic and varied performance art, encouraging you to develop a range of techniques and skills. Packed with ideas, it includes tips and advice on a whole range of essential skills, such as tumbling, plate spinning and clowning. From learning to master juggling - it even shows you how to make your own soft juggling balls - to more complex balancing techniques and using props, this book is designed to inspire the next generation of circus performers. The book also suggests ways in which these skills could turn into a future career. Part of the series, Superskills. Six books packed with tips on how to improve your technique in a range of creative fields aimed at children aged 9+.

Franklin Watts

Cooking Skills

Stephanie Turnbull
Authors:
Stephanie Turnbull

Cooking Skills will show you how to get started in cooking, encouraging you to develop a range of recipes. Packed with ideas and techniques, it includes tips and advice on a whole range of essential cooking skills, such as chopping safely, kneading and mixing ingredients. From simple no-cook recipes to more complex meals and deserts, this book is designed to inspire the next generation of foodies and chefs, by giving them a solid base to work upon and suggesting ways in which cooking could turn into a future career. Part of the series, Superskills. Six books packed with tips on how to improve your technique in a range of creative fields aimed at children aged 9+.

Franklin Watts

Acting Skills

Stephanie Turnbull
Authors:
Stephanie Turnbull
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Craft Skills

Stephanie Turnbull
Authors:
Stephanie Turnbull
Franklin Watts

Easy Pen and Paper Tricks

Stephanie Turnbull
Authors:
Stephanie Turnbull
Franklin Watts

Easy Mind and Body Tricks

Stephanie Turnbull
Authors:
Stephanie Turnbull
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Easy Coin Tricks

Stephanie Turnbull
Authors:
Stephanie Turnbull

Great magicians always have a few coin tricks up their sleeves so why not learn some yourself? Coins are easy to carry around so you can surprise your friends with a quick trick such as the 'disappearing coin', the 'money mind-reader' and the 'coin squeeze' whenever you have a spare moment.Part of the series Beginner Magic, these four books cover basic magic tricks without the need for expensive equipment. They are fun to learn and can be performed almost anywhere!

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Easy Card Tricks

Stephanie Turnbull
Authors:
Stephanie Turnbull
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Art Skills

Stephanie Turnbull
Authors:
Stephanie Turnbull
Franklin Watts

Vanishing Tricks

Stephanie Turnbull
Authors:
Stephanie Turnbull