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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

Cool Stuff to Sew

Stephanie Turnbull
Authors:
Stephanie Turnbull

Think you could be the next big thing in sewing? Master some sewing basics and then try your hand at making your own bag, some amazing decorations 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 Make With Paper

Stephanie Turnbull
Authors:
Stephanie Turnbull

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

Seasons: Spring

Stephanie Turnbull
Authors:
Stephanie Turnbull

Spring is the season when buds burst into blossom, hibernating animals awake from their winter's sleep and new life begins all around us. A variety of information about the spring months, including the types of weather we experience and what people and animals do during the springtime.A series of four books designed for younger readers.

Franklin Watts

Autumn

Stephanie Turnbull
Authors:
Stephanie Turnbull

Autumn is the season of change where the leaves on the trees turn red, yellow and orange. Crops are harvested and some animals prepare for the winter months by eating lots of food. A variety of information about the autumn months, including the types of weather we experience and what people and animals do during this time.A series of four books designed for younger readers, or children studying the seasons at KS1.

Franklin Watts

Winter

Stephanie Turnbull
Authors:
Stephanie Turnbull
Franklin Watts

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

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 how to keep and personalise a diary, make your own customised storage or create amazing displays - all without spending a fortune. Diaries and Keepsakes is full of tips on the benefits of thinking creatively and above all being confident in your own world.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
Franklin Watts

Magic Skills

Stephanie Turnbull
Authors:
Stephanie Turnbull
Franklin Watts

Circus Skills

Stephanie Turnbull
Authors:
Stephanie Turnbull
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

Acting Skills will show you how to get started on a wide range of performance projects. Packed with ideas and techniques, it includes tips and advice on a whole range of acting skills, such as improvisation and miming and how to make the best use of props, make-up and lighting. This book takes you through some of the skills you might need to put on a performance of your own. 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

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
Franklin Watts

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!

Franklin Watts

Easy Card Tricks

Stephanie Turnbull
Authors:
Stephanie Turnbull

Great magicians always have a few card tricks up their sleeves so why not learn some yourself? A pack of cards is easy to carry around so you can surprise your friends anytime with a quick trick, such as 'jumping jacks', the 'amazing mind-reader' or 'chase that ace' 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!

Franklin Watts

Art Skills

Stephanie Turnbull
Authors:
Stephanie Turnbull
Franklin Watts

Vanishing Tricks

Stephanie Turnbull
Authors:
Stephanie Turnbull