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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.

Franklin Watts

Seaside Holidays Then and Now

Clare Hibbert
Authors:
Clare Hibbert

Seaside Holidays Then and Now compares what it would have been like to go on holiday to the seaside in the past with modern seaside holidays today. Readers are encouraged to explore what has changed and what has stayed the same, including the places we stay, beach activities and the clothes we wear.The Beside the Seaside series looks at specific aspects of daily life by the sea, whether examining plant and animal habitats, exploring the various jobs people do, looking at types of buildings and structures, or comparing a holiday by the sea in the past and present day. An essential set of books for learning about all aspects of the seaside, and a perfect teaching tool for Key Stage 1.

Franklin Watts

Dinosaurs

Clare Hibbert
Authors:
Clare Hibbert
Franklin Watts

Space

Clare Hibbert
Authors:
Clare Hibbert
Franklin Watts

Dog

Clare Hibbert
Authors:
Clare Hibbert
Franklin Watts

Rainforests

Clare Hibbert
Authors:
Clare Hibbert

Wander through wild rainforests and discover facts about who and what lives there, then become a word wizard and dazzle everyone with your newfound knowledge.Write On is a high interest information series with a difference, designed to help the newly independent reader become a confident writer. Eye-catching photos and accessible text help build knowledge and the varied design includes easy to digest bullet points of information. Top writing tips and 'wow' words will inspire writing project ideas and improve literacy skills. The Writing school section at the back of the book helps transform the factual information in a variety of ways from comic strips to blogs. The books will be a perfect literacy aid for 8-11 year olds.

Franklin Watts

Volcanoes

Clare Hibbert
Authors:
Clare Hibbert
Franklin Watts

Big Cats

Clare Hibbert
Authors:
Clare Hibbert
Franklin Watts

Endangered Animals

Franklin Watts, Clare Hibbert
Authors:
Franklin Watts, Clare Hibbert
Franklin Watts

Trees

Clare Hibbert
Authors:
Clare Hibbert

If you love trees, want to identify common trees or just want to get outdoors and understand nature, this book is for you. It is packed with photos of trees and their flowers and seeds and shows you how you can be a great tree spotter. It explores the different parts of the tree and looks out their life cycles including pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal. Plus there are fun puzzles and challenges throughout the book, which will help you develop your observation and spotting skills, ready for the great outdoors.It is part of The Great Nature Hunt a series of books for children aged 7+ which are a great resource for the Science curriculum. They help children make systematic and careful observations, gather data and record their findings. Each book is full of puzzles and challenges through which children can learn, while having fun.

Wayland

The Vikings

Clare Hibbert
Authors:
Clare Hibbert

Who were the Vikings? Why did the Vikings travel so much? What were Viking towns like? What did the Vikings do for fun? This book helps children at Key Stage 2 discover the answers to these and many other fascinating questions. It also recommends sites on the Internet and sources in your local library where you can find out more about the Vikings. The detective shows readers how to write their name using Viking runes, draw family trees for famous Viking kings and find places in Britain that have Viking names. Packed with fascinating information, The History Detective Investigates series inspires children's curiosity to find out more about the past. A great tool for readers age 8+ or teachers looking for books to support the new curriculum for 2014.

Wayland

Mayan Civilization

Clare Hibbert
Authors:
Clare Hibbert

Franklin Watts

Fish

Clare Hibbert
Authors:
Clare Hibbert
Franklin Watts

Snakes and Lizards

Clare Hibbert
Authors:
Clare Hibbert

Snakes and lizards come in all kinds of shapes, sizes and colours...but why? Some use colours to camouflage themselves from predators or prey, others use colours and patterns for warning others that they are deadly, venomous killers. From spitting cobras to flying snakes and lizards, discover some of the world's strangest reptiles and learn all about why they are so weird!Really Weird Animals, six books that take a close up look at some of the oddest animals on Earth. For children aged 7+.

Franklin Watts

Beetles

Clare Hibbert
Authors:
Clare Hibbert
Franklin Watts

Birds

Clare Hibbert
Authors:
Clare Hibbert

Birds come in all kinds of shapes, sizes and colours and live in varying habitats around the world...but why? Some birds use colours to camouflage themselves from predators or prey, others use their bright plumage for attracting mates, some have amazing-sounding calls, some can swim and some can even run faster than a car! Discover the world's strangest birds and learn all about why they are so weird!Really Weird Animals, six books that take a close up look at some of the oddest animals on Earth. For children aged 7+.

Franklin Watts

Terrible Tales of the Middle Ages

Clare Hibbert
Authors:
Clare Hibbert

The myths and legends of the middle ages are a rich source of storytelling, culture and history. Children will meet heroes like St George, villians and mythical monsters like Beowulf. Some stories they will be familiar with and some they may discover for the first time!Told in a humorous style but these books are jam-packed with facts about the beliefs of ancient cultures. A variety of imaginative visual and textual devices are used to great effect. For example, some stories are styled as newspaper reports, while others are made to look like recipes. A series of six books, Monstrous Myths will bring out the humour, horror and heroism of some fantastic stories.

Franklin Watts

Terrible Tales of Ancient Greece

Clare Hibbert
Authors:
Clare Hibbert

The myths and legends of Ancient Greece are a rich source of storytelling, culture and history. Children will meet heroes like Perseus and Heracles and scary monsters like Medusa and the Minotaur. Some they will be familiar with and some they may discover for the first time!Told in a humorous style but these books are jam-packed with facts about the beliefs of ancient cultures. A variety of imaginative visual and textual devices are used to great effect. For example, some stories are styled as newspaper reports, while others are made to look like recipes. A series of six books, Monstrous Myths will bring out the humour, horror and heroism of some fantastic stories.

Franklin Watts

Terrible Tales of Ancient Egypt

Clare Hibbert
Authors:
Clare Hibbert
Franklin Watts

Spiders

Clare Hibbert
Authors:
Clare Hibbert

Full of weird and wonderful facts about animals that will facinate children over a broad age range.

Franklin Watts

Butterflies and Moths

Clare Hibbert
Authors:
Clare Hibbert

Full of weird and wonderful facts about animals that will facinate children over a broad age range.