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Author Spotlight with Graham Marks

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…

Franklin Watts

Anglo-Saxon Britain

Moira Butterfield
Authors:
Moira Butterfield

What's the first Anglo-Saxon object you can think of? Did you know that thousands of stone, metal, pottery and wooden objects have been found from this time in human history? All of these objects can tell us a lot about the Anglo-Saxons. We know about the animals they farmed, the the tools and weapons they used and we know about their everyday life and culture from the remains of the buildings they lived in. All over Britain, Anglo-Saxon artefacts have been Found!. Uncover the stories of thirteen incredible finds, what they can tell us about life back then and how they might relate to your life today.Found! is a series of six books that span British archaeological finds from the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages, Roman Britain, the Viking Age and the Anglo Saxons. Ideal for readers aged 9+ studying history topics at Key Stage 2.

Franklin Watts

Iron Age

Moira Butterfield
Authors:
Moira Butterfield
Franklin Watts

Stone Age

Moira Butterfield
Authors:
Moira Butterfield

What's the first Stone Age object you can think of? Stonehenge? Did you know that thousands more stone, bone and wooden objects have been found from this prehistoric time in human history? All of these objects can tell us a lot about ancient people. We know about the animals they hunted from cave paintings and animal bones. We know about the tools they used from the flint axes and spearheads, and we know about their everyday life and culture from the caves and homes they lived in, the stone circles they built and the everyday objects they left behind. All over Britain, Stone Age artefacts have been Found!. Uncover the stories of thirteen incredible finds, what they can tell us about life back then and how they might relate to your life today.Found! is a series of six books that span British archaeological finds from the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages, Roman Britain, the Viking Age and the Anglo Saxons. Ideal for readers aged 9+ studying history topics at Key Stage 2.

Franklin Watts

Everyday Life

Moira Butterfield
Authors:
Moira Butterfield
Franklin Watts

Warriors and Weapons

Moira Butterfield
Authors:
Moira Butterfield

The lives of the ancient Britons were dramatically different from the lives we lead today. There were no large cities, no written languages and for much of the Iron Age there wasn't even any money. Yet the Iron Age Celts were nothing if not creative and skilled artists, farmers, warriors, traders and craftsmen. Incredible artefacts dug from fields, rivers and graves each tell us something about how they lived their lives, their beliefs and gods they worshipped, and how they fought and died. Discover the Celts and the Iron Age is a classic history topic book that takes a look at aspects of life in Iron Age Britain through the objects they left behind. In Warriors and Weapons, discover why tribes had to fight against each other and the invading Roman Army. Find out what Celtic warriors wore into battle; the weapons they made from bronze and iron; and why they had such a reputation as fearsome fighters.Aimed at readers aged 7+ studying KS2 history.

Wayland

Transport Around the World

Moira Butterfield
Authors:
Moira Butterfield

Take a journey around the world to discover the transport methods used by of children just like you!Where in the world do children learn to run their own railway?What is the best way to travel across a sandy desert?What colours are the cable cars of La Paz, in Bolivia?Find out in Transport Around the World!Children will love reading about the transport that their contemporaries in other countries use; from boats paddled between houses and carts pulled across busy cities, to riding reindeer and the fastest trains!Includes Art Station activities where readers are encouraged to use their new knowledge creatively!

Wayland

Toys and Games Around the World

Moira Butterfield
Authors:
Moira Butterfield

Take a journey around the world to discover the toys and games of children just like you!Where in the world do children play 'the blanket toss' game?Where do children practice their skills for fierce kite fighting tournaments?What's inside a Russian matryoshka doll?Find out in Toys and Games Around the World!Children will love reading about the toys and games that their contemporaries in other countries play; from children who make their own toys to computerised robots and remote-controlled flying quadcopters! Includes Art Station activities where readers are encouraged to use their new knowledge creatively!

Wayland

Schools Around the World

Moira Butterfield
Authors:
Moira Butterfield

Take a journey around the world to discover the schools of children just like you!Where in the world to children walk along a narrow mountain path to get to school?Where do children learn outside to keep cool, and where do they learn inside with a cosy fire?What do children eat for lunch and what games do they play at break time?Find out in Schools Around the World!Children will love reading about the school days of their contemporaries in other countries; from the City Montessori school in India with 47,000 pupils, to the children who study long-distance with Australia's School of the Air - they'll be amazed by the places children learn in around the world. Includes Art Station activities where readers are encouraged to use their new knowledge creatively!

Wayland

Homes Around the World

Moira Butterfield
Authors:
Moira Butterfield
Franklin Watts

Kings and Warriors

Moira Butterfield
Authors:
Moira Butterfield
Franklin Watts

Religion and Saints

Moira Butterfield
Authors:
Moira Butterfield

Discover the Anglo-Saxons introduces young readers to key figures, aspects and themes of Anglo-Saxon Britain. The books feature an appealingly graphic, young, colourful approach, with one large image per spread plus fact and feature boxes, timelines, places to visit and further resources.Religion and Saints looks at the importance of religion in Anglo-Saxon culture. Beginning with the conversion of the Anglo-Saxons and the foundation of great monastic centres of Canterbury, Iona and Lindisfarne, the book covers the worship of saints such Cuthbert and Aldhelm, the rise of monasteries and dioceses and the relationship of kings such as Alfred and Athelstan to the Church and its teachings.

Wayland

Clothes Around the World

Moira Butterfield
Authors:
Moira Butterfield

Take a journey around the world to discover some fantastic clothes worn by children around the world!What do children wear in Russia where the temperature drops to minus 50?What do children wear in the Middle East to protect themselves from burning sun and stinging sandstorms?What do colours mean in clothes? Why do the Masai wear red, and Buddhist monks wear orange?Find out in Clothes Around the World!Children will love reading about their contemporaries in other countries, finding their way through clothes for special days and working days, clothes for hot and cold climates, and clothes made from the natural world. Includes Art Station activities where readers are encouraged to use their new knowledge creatively!

Wayland

Food Around the World

Moira Butterfield
Authors:
Moira Butterfield

Take a journey around the world to discover some fantastic foods eaten by children just like you!Where in the world do children eat soup for breakfast?What is eaten at New Year's Eve celebrations in Italy?Where do people eat fried tarantulas as a tasty snack? Find out in Food Around the World!Children will love reading about their contemporaries in other countries; from foods eaten at festivals and weddings, to snacks sold at street stalls, and drinks enjoyed by everyone. Includes Art Station activities where readers are encouraged to use their new knowledge creatively!

Franklin Watts

Everyday Life

Moira Butterfield
Authors:
Moira Butterfield

Discover the Anglo-Saxons introduces young readers to key figures, aspects and themes of Anglo-Saxon Britain. The books feature an appealingly graphic, young, colourful approach, with one large image per spread plus fact and feature boxes, timelines, places to visit and further resources.Everyday Life offers a look at how both rich and poor people lived from day to day in Anglo-Saxon times. From housing to transport and from cooking to entertainment, young readers can build up a clear picture of everyday life in this vital period of British history.

Franklin Watts

Art and Culture

Moira Butterfield
Authors:
Moira Butterfield

Discover the Anglo-Saxons introduces young readers to key figures, aspects and themes of Anglo-Saxon Britain. The books feature an appealingly graphic, young, colourful approach, with one large image per spread plus fact and feature boxes, timelines, places to visit and further resources.Art and Culture offers a look at sacred and secular art in Anglo-Saxon times, including illuminated manuscripts, jewellery and weapons. It examines the role of monasteries in the creation of books and the preservation of learning, and investigates literature, such as chronicles and stories.

Franklin Watts

Stone Age

Moira Butterfield
Authors:
Moira Butterfield
Franklin Watts

Records

Moira Butterfield
Authors:
Moira Butterfield

Each title of The Olympics examines the the Olympic Games from ancient times, then the revival of the 1890s through to today's multi-million pound business. From the history of the games to which events are included and why, and from scandals to record breakers, The Olympics puts the reader at the centre of the action with fact-packed text, dramatic full-colour photos, facts and statistics.

Franklin Watts

Events

Moira Butterfield
Authors:
Moira Butterfield

Each title of The Olympics examines the the Olympic Games from ancient times, then the revival of the 1890s through to today's multi-million pound business. From the history of the games to which events are included and why, and from scandals to record breakers, The Olympics puts the reader at the centre of the action with fact-packed text, dramatic full-colour photos, facts and statistics.

Franklin Watts

Scandals

Moira Butterfield
Authors:
Moira Butterfield

Each title of The Olympics examines the the Olympic Games from ancient times, then the revival of the 1890s through to today's multi-million pound business. From the history of the games to which events are included and why, and from scandals to record breakers, The Olympics puts the reader at the centre of the action with fact-packed text, dramatic full-colour photos, facts and statistics.

Franklin Watts

History

Moira Butterfield
Authors:
Moira Butterfield

Each title of The Olympics examines the the Olympic Games from ancient times, then the revival of the 1890s through to today's multi-million pound business. From the history of the games to which events are included and why, and from scandals to record breakers, The Olympics puts the reader at the centre of the action with fact-packed text, dramatic full-colour photos, facts and statistics.