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Cressida Cowell

Cressida Cowell’s Hiccup books, which she also illustrates, are now published in over 30 countries around the world and the first book in the series, How to Train Your Dragon, has been made into an animated movie by DreamWorks; Cressida also writes and illustrates picture books. The eleventh title in the Hiccup Saga, How to Seize a Dragon’s Jewel, is published in September, and here she talks to Graham Marks about pretty much everything to do with writing a hit series…

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Making with States of Matter

Anna Claybourne
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Anna Claybourne

Be a SCIENCE MAKER by experimenting, tinkering and building to discover the wonders of science! Learn all about STATES OF MATTER by following in the footsteps of famous scientists, artists and inventors.- Turn salt water into drinking water with Mária Telkes' brilliant invention- Be inspired by sculptor Néle Azevedo to create melting ice people- Make ice cream using ice and salt like inventor Nancy Johnson, and much more!Each title in this series contains ten 'makes', prompted by featured profiles of great scientists, artists and engineers. Children will learn about and create the experiments and builds that have led to world-changing discoveries, amazing machines and inspiring artworks. Perfect for KS2 science and technology classes aged 9 and up.

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Making with Machines

Anna Claybourne
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Anna Claybourne
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Making with Living Things

Anna Claybourne
Authors:
Anna Claybourne
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Making with Sound

Anna Claybourne
Authors:
Anna Claybourne

Be a SCIENCE MAKER by experimenting, tinkering and building to discover the wonders of science! Learn all about SOUND by following in the footsteps of famous scientists, artists and inventors.- Transform your voice into beautiful patterns like singer Megan Watts Hughes- Create sci-fi sound effects like composer Delia Derbyshire- Catch intruders with Augustus Russell Pope's pressure mat alarm, and much more!Each title in this series contains ten 'makes', prompted by featured profiles of great scientists, artists and engineers. Children will learn about and create the experiments and builds that have led to world-changing discoveries, amazing machines and inspiring artworks. Perfect for KS2 science and technology classes aged 9 and up.

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Making with Light

Anna Claybourne
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Anna Claybourne
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Making with Forces

Anna Claybourne
Authors:
Anna Claybourne

Be a SCIENCE MAKER by experimenting, tinkering and building to discover the wonders of science!Learn all about FORCES by following in the footsteps of famous scientists, artists, engineers and inventors.- Build a car ramp and experiment with acceleration like Galileo Galilei- Be inspired by artist Lin Emery to build a kinetic sculpture- Make a hot air balloon like the Montgolfier brothers ... and much more!Each title in this series contains ten 'makes', prompted by featured profiles of great scientists, artists and engineers. Children will learn about and create the experiments and builds that have led to world-changing discoveries, amazing machines and inspiring artworks. Perfect for KS2 science and technology classes aged 9 and up.

Franklin Watts

Life Cycles

Anna Claybourne
Authors:
Anna Claybourne

Life Cycles are brilliant things to study scientifically. Plants, humans and other animals reproduce in all sorts of ways but all with the purpose of continuing their species. In Life Cycles you'll delve into the science behind these marvels of the natural world by conducting ten investigations or experiments using the ATOM method - Ask, Test, Observe and Measure - to ensure you're working just like a professional scientist. Find out about seeds and the crafty ways they move around to reproduce and about the life cycles of bacteria. Discover why some animals lay eggs and try out some maths to understand all about generations and how animals use them to avoid competition for food! At the end of the book, scientific guidelines explain why scientists do things a certain way and the things they look out for or try to avoid. Science Skills Sorted are six topic books for children aged 8+ studying KS2 science. The ATOM method is designed to help readers work scientifically as they are taught to in the classroom, and each of the investigations is accompanied by explanatory text to uncover facts about the topic. A range of experiments in each book means that while some may need a little more equipment than others, there are plenty experiments that are cheap and accessible, using objects easily found in the classroom or at home.

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Evolution and Classification

Anna Claybourne
Authors:
Anna Claybourne

Evolution and classification are brilliant things to study scientifically. Plants, humans and other animals have incredible adaptations that mean they can survive in their habitats on Earth. In Evolution and Classification you'll delve into the science behind these marvels of the natural world by conducting investigations and experiments using the ATOM method - Ask, Test, Observe and Measure - to ensure you're working just like a professional scientist. Find out why camouflage is important for survival and how humans and other animals decide whether something is food or not. Discover the ways some animals attract a mate to breed with and the important role genes play! At the end of the book, scientific guidelines explain why scientists do things a certain way and the things they look out for or try to avoid. Science Skills Sorted are six topic books for children aged 8+ studying KS2 science. The ATOM method is designed to help readers work scientifically as they are taught to in the classroom, and each of the investigations is accompanied by explanatory text to uncover facts about the topic. A range of experiments in each book means that while some may need a little more equipment than others, there are plenty experiments that are cheap and accessible, using objects easily found in the classroom or at home.

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Habitats

Anna Claybourne
Authors:
Anna Claybourne
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Cards, Wrap and Tags

Anna Claybourne
Authors:
Anna Claybourne
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Macbeth

Anna Claybourne, Tom Morgan-Jones
Contributors:
Anna Claybourne, Tom Morgan-Jones

Is this a dagger which I see before me...?A power-hungry general, his crazed wife, three interfering witches and some terrifying ghosts... Read on, through murder and mayhem, to discover the gripping story of Macbeth, one of Shakespeare's most famous tragedies.Contains information about the background to Macbeth, its major themes, language, and Shakespeare's life during the time he was writing the play. Witches and witchcraft in 16th century England are also examined, to give the context in which the play was written. The Short, Sharp Shakespeare series consists of six books that retell Shakespeare's most famous plays in modern English. Clever illustrations accompany each title, making them a great introduction to the Bard for children aged 9 and above.

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

Anna Claybourne, Tom Morgan-Jones
Contributors:
Anna Claybourne, Tom Morgan-Jones

The course of true love never did run smooth...A fairy king, his queen and their servants cause chaos and confusion between four young people in Ancient Greece... Read on, through magic and mischief, to discover the hilarious story at the heart of A Midsummer Night's Dream, one of Shakespeare's best-loved plays.Contains information about the background to A Midsummer Night's Dream, its major themes, language, and Shakespeare's life during the time he was writing the play. Fairies and fairy folklore in 16th century England are also examined, to give the context in which the play was written.The Short, Sharp Shakespeare series consists of six books that retell Shakespeare's most famous plays in modern English. Clever illustrations accompany each title, making them a great introduction to the Bard for children aged 9 and above.

Franklin Watts

Weird Creatures

Anna Claybourne
Authors:
Anna Claybourne

Weird Creatures takes a look at the strangest and most incredible animals in the world, from huge-eared bats to tongue-eating lice. Packed with facts, stats, true-life stories and amazing photographs this book will appeal to everyone interested in extreme life-forms.In this series, experience the thrills of fast machines, daring journeys, extreme sports and much more through this series of action packed high-interest reads designed for older children.

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Hamlet

Anna Claybourne, Tom Morgan-Jones
Contributors:
Anna Claybourne, Tom Morgan-Jones

Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio. A murdered king, his haunted son, a wicked stepfather and a doomed romance... Discover the sad tale at the heart of Hamlet, one of Shakespeare's most famous tragedies. The age-appropriate text in Short, Sharp Shakespeare Stories: Hamlet introduces readers to the play by re-telling the story in modern English. It's an ideal introduction to Shakespeare for young readers of 9 and above, and perfect for fans of the Tony Ross and Andrew Matthews series Shakespeare Stories.The book also contains notes about the background to Hamlet, its major themes, language, the Globe theatre, and Shakespeare's life during the time he was writing the play, so is a useful resource for project work, or for anyone studying the play itself. Madness, and how it was treated in 16th century England, are also examined.Anna Claybourne's concise, witty text really brings out the humour and the drama of the stories, rendering them as relevant today as they were in Shakespeare's time. Comparisons with themes in modern life: love, revenge, family relationships, political power struggles, etc., serve to reinforce this.The text is supported by Tom Morgan-Jones' fantastic artwork, giving the series real visual appeal. Short, Sharp Shakespeare Stories allow children today to be as enthralled by Shakespeare's tales as audiences were 400 years ago. Publishing to coincide with the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth, they are the ideal resource for project work connected to this, or to Shakespeare Week 2015. Other titles in the series include Macbeth, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Tempest, Romeo and Juliet and Much Ado About Nothing.

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Much Ado About Nothing

Anna Claybourne, Tom Morgan-Jones
Contributors:
Anna Claybourne, Tom Morgan-Jones
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Romeo and Juliet

Anna Claybourne, Tom Morgan-Jones
Contributors:
Anna Claybourne, Tom Morgan-Jones

Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo? Two families at war, and a pair of young, star-crossed lovers caught in the crossfire... Discover the tragic story at the heart of Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare's most famous play. The age-appropriate text in Short, Sharp Shakespeare Stories: Romeo and Juliet introduces readers to the play by re-telling the story in modern English. It's an ideal introduction to Shakespeare for children of 9 and above, and perfect for fans of the Tony Ross and Andrew Matthews series Shakespeare Stories. The book also contains information about the background to Romeo and Juliet, its major themes, language, the Globe theatre, and Shakespeare's life during the time he was writing the play, so is a useful resource for project work, or for anyone studying the play itself. Poisons, and their application in 16th century England, are also examined, to give the play a factual grounding.Anna Claybourne's concise, witty text really brings out the humour and the drama of the stories, rendering them as relevant today as they were in Shakespeare's time. Comparisons with themes in modern life: love, revenge, family relationships, political power struggles, etc., serve to reinforce this.The text is supported by Tom Morgan-Jones' fantastic artwork, giving the series real visual appeal. Short, Sharp Shakespeare Stories allow children today to be as enthralled by Shakespeare's tales as audiences were 400 years ago. Publishing to coincide with the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth, they are the ideal resource for project work connected to this, or to Shakespeare Week 2015. Other titles in the series include Macbeth, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Tempest, Much Ado About Nothing and Hamlet.

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The Tempest

Anna Claybourne, Tom Morgan-Jones
Contributors:
Anna Claybourne, Tom Morgan-Jones

Be not afeard, the isle is full of noises... A powerful storm, a dramatic shipwreck, an enchanted island, a sorcerer's daughter and a handsome prince... Discover the magical story at the heart of The Tempest, one of Shakespeare's best-loved plays. The age-appropriate text in Short, Sharp Shakespeare Stories: The Tempest introduces readers to the play by re-telling the story in modern English. It's an ideal introduction to Shakespeare for children of 9 and above, and perfect for fans of the Tony Ross and Andrew Matthews series Shakespeare Stories. The book also contains information about the background to The Tempest, its major themes, language, the Globe theatre, and Shakespeare's life during the time he was writing the play, so is a useful resource for project work, or for anyone studying the play itself. Magic, and its meaning in 16th century England, are also examined.Anna Claybourne's concise, witty text really brings out the humour and the drama of the stories, rendering them as relevant today as they were in Shakespeare's time. Comparisons with themes in modern life: love, revenge, family relationships, political power struggles, etc., serve to reinforce this.The text is supported by Tom Morgan-Jones' fantastic artwork, giving the series real visual appeal. Short, Sharp Shakespeare Stories allow children today to be as enthralled by Shakespeare's tales as audiences were 400 years ago. Publishing to coincide with the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth, they are the ideal resource for project work connected to this, or to Shakespeare Week 2015. Other titles in the series include Macbeth, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing and Hamlet.

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Killer Plants and Other Green Gunk

Anna Claybourne
Authors:
Anna Claybourne

Disgusting and Dreadful Science features a look at the weird, revolting and shocking aspects of science for children at KS2. From plants and life cycles to the human body and animal adaptations, the books offer Wow! fascinating facts, fun examples and true-life stories to provide ways in to understanding solid scientific principles.Killer Plants investigates all things green and gross, from insect-eating pitcher plants to giant lilies that smell of rotting corpses.

Franklin Watts

Customise Your Clothes

Anna Claybourne
Authors:
Anna Claybourne
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Dance Culture: Bhangra and Bollywood

Anna Claybourne
Authors:
Anna Claybourne

Bollywood and bhangra dances are a riot of swirling colours, glitzy costumes and high energy beats. Make sure they are on your radar! Look inside to find sensational step by step photo guides, a 5-minute interview with a leading Bollywood dance choreographer, the blog of a young dancer's experience at a reality TV dance show, plus record breaking facts and a potted history of the dances. Are you on the radar?