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Charlie Fletcher talks to Graham Marks (again!)

Author Spotlight

Charlie Fletcher is the bestselling author of the Stoneheart series and the classic adventure tale Far Rockaway; he has recently had his first adult novel published and here he talks to Graham Marks about his latest project, Dragon Shield.

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The Digestive System

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell

Discover the human body in glorious technicolour! With eye-grabbing diagrams and amazing facts, The Digestive System takes a vibrant look at journey of food through our bodies. This colourful and fact-packed series provides an accessible look at the human body through bright and bold graphics. With spread-filling diagrams, a colour-blocking approach, and simple text and captions, The Bright and Bold Human Body presents the incredible scale and complexity of the human body in small, digestible chunks. As well as this, surprising statistics and close-up photos allow children ages 9+ to gain an insight into the wonders of our bright and bold bodies.

Franklin Watts

A Mindboggling History of Scientists and Inventors

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell

Take a chronological look at a some very clever scientists and inventors. Blast around the world with the brainiest people to have lived, beginning (logically) with the ancient Greeks, Plato and Hippocrates! Find out that the invention of concrete is a lot older than you might think and that for hundreds of years people believed that the Sun orbited around Earth. Discover if you would have had what it takes to work out why a magnetic rock is brilliant for finding your way, be brave (or foolish) enough to test out medical theories on your own child, become the next big thing in computer science, and discover why making paper was one of the most important inventions of all time!Blast Through the Past takes a look at some of the weird jobs people in the past had to do and the skills they needed in order to explore new lands, win battles or make amazing breakthroughs in science. Get under the skin of the most famous and infamous, the cleverest and some of the the barmiest people who have shaped history.Blast Through the Past is a series aimed at children aged 8+. These books build historical skills at Key Stage 2 by encouraging children to consider cause and effect, and why certain events happened at certain times.

Wayland

The Brain and Nervous System

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell

Discover the human body in glorious technicolour! With eye-grabbing diagrams and amazing facts, The Brain and Nervous System takes a vibrant look at the body's primary communication network. This colourful and fact-packed series provides an accessible look at the human body through bright and bold graphics. With spread-filling diagrams, a colour-blocking approach, and simple text and captions, The Bright and Bold Human Body presents the incredible scale and complexity of the human body in small, digestible chunks. As well as this, surprising statistics and close-up photos allow children ages 9+ to gain an insight into the wonders of our bright and bold bodies.

Franklin Watts

Maya Angelou

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell

Find out about the life of poet and writer Maya Angelou and her work as an activist in the US civil rights movement. The book has photographs and a simple text suitable for young children. For children following Book Bands, it is suitable for those reading at band 9, gold.The Info Buzz series, for age 5+, helps children develop their knowledge and understanding of the world by covering a wide range of topics in a fun, colourful and interactive way. The books have a lively design, engaging text and photos, questions to get children thinking and talking and teaching notes. Each title is written in conjunction with a literacy consultant and features book band guidance and downloadable activity sheets online.

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The Heart, Lungs, and Blood

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell

Discover the human body in glorious technicolour!With eye-grabbing diagrams and amazing facts, The Heart, Blood and Lungs takes a vibrant look at some of the body's most important systems. There are trillions of cells in our bodies, each one needing oxygen to survive. This book explores how the heart, lungs and blood work together to supply oxygen to the rest of the body. Mind-bloggling facts (for instance, your blood vessels are long enough to stretch around the world two and half times!), and clear and straighforward diagrams help to explain the important functions of your heart, lungs and blood, while unique photos enable the reader to see the human body in a whole new light. This colourful and fact-packed series provides an accessible look at the human body through bright and bold graphics. With spread-filling diagrams, a colour-blocking approach, and simple text and captions, The Bright and Bold Human Body presents the incredible scale and complexity of the human body in small, digestible chunks. As well as this, surprising statistics and close-up photos allow children ages 9+ to gain an insight into the wonders of our bright and bold bodies.

Franklin Watts

The Ancient Greeks

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell
Franklin Watts

Rosa Parks

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell
Franklin Watts

Overpopulation

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell
Franklin Watts

Energy

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell

A powerful look at the environmental crisis of energy supplyEnergy makes our world work, but at a huge cost to the environment. As the polluting fossil fuels gradually run out, can we replace them with renewable, planet-friendly alternatives - before it's too late? Our Earth is facing huge environmental challenges, from plastic pollution choking our oceans to critical loss of biodiversity. Ecographics aims to raise young readers' awareness of these challenges with the latest headline-grabbing facts and stats, pertinent case studies and powerful photos.

Franklin Watts

Martin Luther King Jr.

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell
Franklin Watts

Pollution

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell
Franklin Watts

The Anglo-Saxons

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell
Franklin Watts

An Intrepid History of Explorers

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell

Blast Through the Past takes a look at some of the most influential jobs (legal or otherwise!) and gets under the skin of of the most famous and infamous, the cleverest and the barmiest people who have shaped history.Take a chronological look at knights, spies, ancient warriors, explorers and more, and discover if you have what it takes to be a pirate on the high seas, an undercover agent or a fearsome gladiator.Blast Through the Past is a series aimed at children aged 8+.

Franklin Watts

The Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell
Franklin Watts

Neil Armstrong and the Moon Landings

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell
Wayland

Mayan Civilisation

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell

The Maya were an advanced civilisation that built magnificent cities in the rainforests of Central America. Find out about Mayan numbers, bloodletting rituals, and why the Maya disappeared.Inside you can read about: calendars and astronomy; how to make a mosaic mask; writing and crafts; the life of a ballplayer; city-states and the elite.Ideally suited for readers age 8+ or teachers who are looking for books to support the new curriculum. Other titles in the Explore! Series include: Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages, Mayans, Early Islamic Civilization and The Indus Valley.

Franklin Watts

Population and Settlement

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell
Wayland

Anglo Saxons

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell
Franklin Watts

A Noble History of Knights

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell
Franklin Watts

The Great Fire of London

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell