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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.

Franklin Watts

Racism

Anita Ganeri, Ximena Jeria
Contributors:
Anita Ganeri, Ximena Jeria

Racism is a very hard concept for children to understand, so it is important children learn about respect and equality and how to deal with discrimination, should they encounter it. This hands-on picture book is designed to help children with their questions and feelings about tricky topics that can be hard to talk about. The exquisite and approachable illustrations give a comforting story book feel, particularly aimed at 5-7 year olds, while also appealing to both younger and older children. A perfect aid to help children open up and explore how they feel and give them steps they can take to help them cope.

Franklin Watts

Adoption

Anita Ganeri, Ximena Jeria
Contributors:
Anita Ganeri, Ximena Jeria
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Russia

Anita Ganeri
Authors:
Anita Ganeri
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Stone Age

Anita Ganeri
Authors:
Anita Ganeri

Discover the Stone Age and write about it!Find out about life in the Stone Age, from prehistoric homes to flint mines and mammoth hunts. Read about archaeological discoveries such as the 'Red Lady of Paviland' and discover amazing cave art. Writing History is a series of fantastic guides to history with a difference! Each title explores different types of writing in six key historical periods: the Iron Age, Anglo-Saxons, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, the Stone Age and the Bronze Age. The books use a variety of ways of presenting information such as diaries, letters, stories and even poems. Examples of original sources are also given. Children are encouraged to have a go themselves with their own writing projects using the information they have read. The series is ideal for readers aged 9+ studying history topics at Key Stage 2.

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China

Anita Ganeri
Authors:
Anita Ganeri

China: the Land and People takes you on a whistlestop tour around this most incredible country. Explore its forests, rivers (including the mighty Yangtze), mountains and beaches, and meet some incredible wildlife along the way. Marvel at the vibrant street life, the amazing food and the diverse culture, and delve into the country's rich history.Discover what it's like to grow up in China - school, family life, socializing and religion - and learn about China's booming economy, and the industries that fuel it. Visit some of the world's most important historical sites, from the Great Wall of China to the Forbidden City, and encounter a Terracotta Army. Amazing photographs transport you to the very heart of this busy, colourful, visually-exciting country. Crammed full of facts, stats and incredible information - and much cheaper than a plane ticket - this is the perfect introduction to China!

Franklin Watts

Ancient Greece

Anita Ganeri
Authors:
Anita Ganeri
Franklin Watts

Ancient Egypt

Anita Ganeri
Authors:
Anita Ganeri

Discover Ancient Egypt and write about it! Find out about life in ancient Egypt, from Egyptian fashion and culture, to ancient gods and important Pharaohs. Read about hieroglyphs and the Rosetta Stone and discover Tutankhamun's famous tomb. Ideal for readers aged 9+, the Writing History series combines written evidence from the past with engaging writing activities to explore the fascinating worlds of ancient civilisations. Children can learn exciting facts and be inspired to write their own historical documents including diary entries, recipes, letters, speeches and much more!

Franklin Watts

Iron Age

Anita Ganeri
Authors:
Anita Ganeri

Discover the Iron Age and write about it!Find out about the Iron Age in Britain, from Celtic life and culture, to typical jobs and roundhouse settlements. Read about Boudica's battles with the Romans and discover ancient festivals and stories.Ideal for readers aged 9+, the Writing History series combines written evidence from the past with engaging writing activities to explore the fascinating worlds of ancient civilisations. Children can learn exciting facts and be inspired to write their own historical documents including diary entries, recipes, letters, speeches and much more!

Franklin Watts

Anglo-Saxons

Anita Ganeri
Authors:
Anita Ganeri

Discover the Anglo-Saxons and write about them!Find out about the Anglo-Saxons in Britain, from their daily life and culture to their kings, laws and famous battles. Read about the Sutton Hoo burial, King Alfred's cakes and the famous Beowulf poem.Ideal for readers aged 9+, the Writing History series combines written evidence from the past with engaging writing activities to explore the fascinating worlds of ancient civilisations. Children can learn exciting facts and be inspired to write their own historical documents including diary entries, recipes, letters, speeches and much more!

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Endangered Places

Anita Ganeri
Authors:
Anita Ganeri
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Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Antarctic Expedition

Anita Ganeri
Authors:
Anita Ganeri

In October 1914, the explorer, Ernest Shakleton and a team of men, set out on the ship, Endurance, to cross Antarctica via the South Pole. A few months into their voyage, the ship became trapped in ice, eventually sinking.With little hope of rescue, Shakleton's crew lived on the ice, enduring freezing temperatures and with only the food they could catch from the sea. When the ice floes began to crack beneath them, the men undertook a treacherous journey in three small lifeboats across the icy, stormy sea, eventually landing on Elephant Island - a place where no-one lived or was ever likely to visit...Retold in vivid detail and illustrated with contemporary photographs and artefacts, this story recounts one of the most astonishing feats of exploration and human endeavor ever recorded.

Franklin Watts

Ancient Egypt

Anita Ganeri
Authors:
Anita Ganeri

Each book in Great Civilisations approaches its subject through a scene-setting spread Who/where were the... then introduces the achievements of the chosen civilisation through 12 structures or objects, each of which illustrates a key aspect or theme. Writing, architecture, industry, warfare, transport and learning are all covered in the same simple, colourful and engaging way. Fact boxes and panels present incidental information and point the reader to the importance of parallel developments in other parts of the world.Ancient Egypt looks at one of the best-known ancient civilisations. Through objects as complex and magnificent as Tutankhamun's funeral mask and sarcophagus or as simple as a shaduf, readers gain a picture of who was whom in ancient Egypt and how the civilisation in which they lived really worked.

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Easter is Special

Anita Ganeri
Authors:
Anita Ganeri

This beautiful book explores the story of Easter, looking at what makes the festival special such as food, songs and rituals. An ideal book to help explain the significance of Easter to young children.

Franklin Watts

Sight

Anita Ganeri
Authors:
Anita Ganeri

Did you know that the human eye sees images upside-down? Which part of your body turns the image the right way up ? Why do we see things in colour - and what does it mean to be blind? All these questions and more to help you really understand what the sense of sight is all about.The series, Senses, is an engaging exploration of the senses for young readers. A mixture of photographs and illustrations clearly and simply help children understand the five senses in a though-provoking way.Suitable for KS1.

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Smell

Anita Ganeri
Authors:
Anita Ganeri

What happens when you smell something you like? How does your body tell you when a smell could harm you? Which other parts of the body help you to smell - and how does your nose work? All these questions and more to help you really understand what the sense of smell is all about.The series, Senses, is an engaging exploration of the senses for young readers. A mixture of photographs and illustrations clearly and simply help children understand the five senses in a though-provoking way.Suitable for KS1.

Franklin Watts

Touch

Anita Ganeri
Authors:
Anita Ganeri
Franklin Watts

Hearing

Anita Ganeri
Authors:
Anita Ganeri

How does sound travel through the air? How does your body interpret the sounds you hear? Why do we have two ears and what does it mean to be deaf? All these questions and more to help you really understand what the sense of hearing is all about.The series, Senses, is an engaging exploration of the senses for young readers. A mixture of photographs and illustrations clearly and simply help children understand the five senses in a thought-provoking way.Suitable for KS1.

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William Shakespeare

Anita Ganeri, Alan Rowe
Contributors:
Anita Ganeri, Alan Rowe

Did you know that Shakespeare couldn't spell his own surname?Love him or hate him, everyone has heard of the world's most famous playwright. But did the Elizabethans think he was a genius or simply that he wrote great soap operas? Any book on Shakespeare will give you the boring facts THEY think you should know, but only this one will tell you what the bard and his mates were REALLY like ...Uncover a wealth of information about Shakespeare! Find out where he was born and look at his family tree, see a map of Shakespeare's Stratford and Shakespeare's London, find out what school was like in Shakespeare's time, what London life was like and what sort of people went to the theatre. See a cross-section illustration of the Globe and discover how special effects were created and what actors wore. Read biographies of famous actors of the era such as Edward Alleyn, Richard Burbage, Richard Tarlton and William Kempe as well as biographies of contemporary writers Ben Jonson, Thomas Kyd and Christopher Marlowe. Read famous quotes and sayings and whizz your eye over a timeline of Shakespeare's plays and of his life.This book will tell you what Shakespeare's longest or shortest play is, or even which is the most miserable or goriest? It includes plots and information about ten of Shakespeare's plays: Richard III; Romeo and Juliet; A Midsummer Night's Dream; The Merchant of Venice; Henry V; Twelfth Night; Hamlet; Othello; Macbeth and The Tempest. It highlights some of Shakespeare's funniest characters and some of those that were in love.It concludes looking at how Shakespeare died, and discusses whether Shakespeare was, in fact, Sir Francis Bacon, Edward De Vere, Roger Manners, William Stanley or Christopher Marlowe.Finally, test your knowledge of all you've read with a fun 20-question quiz.

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Events That Changed the World

Anita Ganeri
Authors:
Anita Ganeri
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India

Anita Ganeri, Rachel Wright
Authors:
Anita Ganeri, Rachel Wright