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Author Spotlight with Graham Marks

Chris Higgins

Chris Higgins is an ex English and Drama teacher turned award-winning writer. She has written the My Funny Family series for younger readers, but is probably best known for her teen novels, which have gained her two nominations for Queen of Teen. Here she talks to Graham Marks about how she became a writer, tells us some of her writing secrets and talks about her latest novel, The Day I Met Suzie.

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Autumn

Anna Claybourne
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Anna Claybourne

Discover science, technology, engineering, art and maths (STEAM) through original craft projects and recycle at the same time!This brilliant series combines learning science with seasonal craft projects, scientific experiments and fun activities. In Autumn make your own spider's web, create an erupting pumpkin or examine leaf fossils plus there's many more fascinating ideas to try out.Combining fun photos, illustrated step by step artwork and a dose of eco-friendly fun, STEAM through the seasons will ensure plenty to occupy any 6-8 year old!

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Spring

Anna Claybourne
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Anna Claybourne
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Summer

Anna Claybourne
Authors:
Anna Claybourne

Discover science, technology, engineering, art and maths (STEAM) through original craft projects and recycle at the same time!This brilliant series combines learning science with seasonal craft projects, scientific experiments and fun activities. In Summer make your own mini lightning, create a bee hotel and uncover the secrets of sand, plus many more fascinating ideas to try out.Combining fun photos, illustrated step by step artwork and a dose of eco-friendly fun, STEAM through the seasons will ensure plenty to occupy any 6-8 year old!

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Making with States of Matter

Anna Claybourne
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Anna Claybourne
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Making with Living Things

Anna Claybourne
Authors:
Anna Claybourne

Be a SCIENCE MAKER by experimenting, tinkering and building to discover the wonders of science! Learn all about LIVING THINGS by following in the footsteps of famous scientists, artists and inventors.- Create your own miniature greenhouse like inventor Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward- Be inspired by artist Antony Gormley and make a cast if your own hand- Build a DNA model, like biologists Francis Crick and James Watson, 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 Sound

Anna Claybourne
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Anna Claybourne
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Making with Light

Anna Claybourne
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Anna Claybourne
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Making with Forces

Anna Claybourne
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Anna Claybourne
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The Story of You

Anna Claybourne
Authors:
Anna Claybourne

Why do some people have blue eyes and others, green? Why are some people good at music, and others at sport? And why do some people love seafood, and others HATE olives? The Story of You has the answers!From genetics and evolution to our environment and our families, the book looks at all the factors that shape us into the people we are. It explains how physical characteristics and abilities are passed down through generations, and why some things are inherited and others not. It explores how evolution has shaped us as a species, and at how the world we live in has impacted on and shaped us. It also looks at intelligence, where it comes from, and how we learn. The brain and the mind are explored, as are concepts such as personality, how we build relationships with other people, and how and why we form memories. The science behind all this is complex, but Anna Claybourne's clear, simple text renders it both accessible and of real interest to children - this is an invaluable resource for helping them to understand both the world and their place within it.

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Life Cycles

Anna Claybourne
Authors:
Anna Claybourne
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Habitats

Anna Claybourne
Authors:
Anna Claybourne
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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.

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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
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Anna Claybourne, Tom Morgan-Jones
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Much Ado About Nothing

Anna Claybourne, Tom Morgan-Jones
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Anna Claybourne, Tom Morgan-Jones
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Smelly Farts and Other Body Horrors

Anna Claybourne
Authors:
Anna Claybourne
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Romeo and Juliet

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

Franklin Watts

Killer Plants and Other Green Gunk

Anna Claybourne
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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?