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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.

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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.

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Seasons: Spring

Stephanie Turnbull
Authors:
Stephanie Turnbull
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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.

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Winter

Stephanie Turnbull
Authors:
Stephanie Turnbull
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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

To Bake

Stephanie Turnbull
Authors:
Stephanie Turnbull
Franklin Watts

Diaries and Keepsakes

Stephanie Turnbull
Authors:
Stephanie Turnbull
Franklin Watts

Looking Good

Stephanie Turnbull
Authors:
Stephanie Turnbull
Franklin Watts

Cards and Gifts

Stephanie Turnbull
Authors:
Stephanie Turnbull
Franklin Watts

Magic 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+.

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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
Franklin Watts

Craft Skills

Stephanie Turnbull
Authors:
Stephanie Turnbull

Craft Skills will show you how to get started on a wide range of craft projects. Packed with ideas and techniques, it includes tips and advice on a whole range of crafting skills, such as weaving and origami and how to make different types of puppets and models. Advice at the end of the book suggests what you could do with these crafting skills in terms of a future career in a creative industry.Part of the series, Superskills. Six books packed with tips on how to improve your technique in a range of creative fields.

Franklin Watts

Easy Pen and Paper Tricks

Stephanie Turnbull
Authors:
Stephanie Turnbull

Great magicians always have a few simple pen and paper tricks up their sleeves, so why not learn some yourself? A pen and paper is easy to carry around so you can surprise your friends with a quick trick. Make your friends think you are a mind-reader, a maths genius or a master of illusion with these magic tricks.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 Mind and Body Tricks

Stephanie Turnbull
Authors:
Stephanie Turnbull

Great magicians always have a few mid and body tricks in their repertoire so why not learn some yourself? These tricks don't require any equipment at all - just your mind and your body. You can amaze your friends with tricks like the 'body controller' or the 'invisible attack' trick 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 Coin Tricks

Stephanie Turnbull
Authors:
Stephanie Turnbull
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!

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Art Skills

Stephanie Turnbull
Authors:
Stephanie Turnbull

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Vanishing Tricks

Stephanie Turnbull
Authors:
Stephanie Turnbull