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Author Spotlight with Graham Marks

Emmy Laybourne

Emmy Laybourne is, in her own words, ‘a writer, teacher and a recovering character actress’ who lives in upstate New York with her husband ‘and two surprisingly well-mannered children’. Here she talks to Graham Marks, on Skype, about how she became a writer, the highs and lows of starting out on a writing career, and her novel, Monument 14.

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Theatre and Film Set

Anna Claybourne
Authors:
Anna Claybourne

Get ready to build your very own theatre and film set! From set design to special effects and red curtains, the step-by-step projects will give you all the instructions you need to make every element a model theatre or film set needs.Every project has been designed to work using things you can find lying around at home, like disposable containers and packaging, and basic art and craft equipment. In the series Maker Models, each book focuses on a building and will go through creating various parts of the structure while learning about principles of design and engineering but also craft techniques - unleashing your creativity! For children aged 9+, this photographic series will be great for rainy days and science days and a good inspiration for DT classes and clubs.

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Biosphere and Mini-garden

Anna Claybourne
Authors:
Anna Claybourne

Get ready to build your very own biosphere or mini-garden! From fountains to greenhouses grounds and grass art, the step-by-step projects will give you all the instructions you need to make every element a model biosphere needs. Every project has been designed to work using things you can find lying around at home, like disposable containers and packaging, and basic art and craft equipment. In the series Maker Models, each book focuses on a building and will go through creating various parts of the structure while learning about principles of design and engineering but also craft techniques - unleashing your creativity! For children aged 9+, this photographic series will be great for rainy days and science days and a good inspiration for DT classes and clubs.

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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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Fairground

Anna Claybourne
Authors:
Anna Claybourne

Get ready to build your very own fairground! From a carousel to the big wheels and roller coasters, the step-by-step projects will give you all the instructions you need to make every element a model fairground needs. Every project has been designed to work using things you can find lying around at home, like disposable containers and packaging, and basic art and craft equipment. In the series Maker Models, each book focuses on a building and will go through creating various parts of the structure while learning about principles of design and engineering but also craft techniques - unleashing your creativity! For children aged 9+, this photographic series will be great for rainy days and science days and a good inspiration for DT classes and clubs.

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Transport Hub

Anna Claybourne
Authors:
Anna Claybourne

Get ready to build your very own transport hub! From a maglev train to a cable car and a helicopter, the step-by-step projects will give you all the instructions you need to make every element a model transport hub needs.Every project has been designed to work using things you can find lying around at home, like disposable containers and packaging, and basic art and craft equipment. In the series Maker Models, each book focuses on a building and will go through creating various parts of the structure while learning about principles of design and engineering but also craft techniques - unleashing your creativity! For children aged 9+, this photographic series will be great for rainy days and science days and a good inspiration for DT classes and clubs.

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Habitats

Anna Claybourne
Authors:
Anna Claybourne

Habitats are brilliant things to study scientifically. Within habitats, plants humans and other animals have learned to adapt to the variety of biomes on Earth. In Habitats 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 & Measure - to ensure you're working just like a professional scientist. Work out why ecosystems are important and what happens if too much or too little of something occurs in the natural world. Discover the ways some animals are adapted to cold habitats, the important role trees play and all about climate change! 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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Space Centre

Anna Claybourne
Authors:
Anna Claybourne
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Castle

Anna Claybourne
Authors:
Anna Claybourne
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Autumn

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 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
Authors:
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
Authors:
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
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
Authors:
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.

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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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Hamlet

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

To be or not to be? That is the question...A murdered king, his haunted son, a wicked stepfather and a doomed romance... Read on, through madness and mystery, to discover the calamitous tale at the heart of Hamlet, one of Shakespeare's most famous tragedies.Contains information about the background to Hamlet, its major themes, language, and Shakespeare's life during the time he was writing the play. Madness, and how it was treated in 16th century England, is also examined, to give some 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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Smelly Farts and Other Body Horrors

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.Smelly Farts investigates disgusting phenomena in the human body, from sweat and snot to foot fungus, diarrhoea and, of course, farting and burping.

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Dance Culture: Bhangra and Bollywood

Anna Claybourne
Authors:
Anna Claybourne