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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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Vote for Me!

Louise Spilsbury, Mike Gordon
Contributors:
Louise Spilsbury, Mike Gordon

From ancient Greek philosophy to modern governments, find out how different systems and beliefs have developed across the globe.Introduce children to the concept of politics and find out who's in charge across the world from presidents, prime ministers and dictators, to kings and queens.This book will look at different systems of leadership that exist globally, looking in particular at how democracies work and what voting and elections are.It looks at the seven main types of governments/ways of ruling - Anarchy; Dictatorship; Monarchy; Theocracy; Totalitarian; Republic; Democracy. It looks at the set-up of democratic governments, in particular the UK and US and what they do, for example making laws, funding armies, providing services and how they make these things happen and why we pay taxes.We talk about the different political ideologies that different governments have, such as capitalism and communism, and the spectrum of ideologies from the far left to the far right, including liberalism, socialism, conservatism and fascism - and in between. How do elections work? What types of elections are there, for example, local, state, for a leader, or national/general, how candidates are chosen, what voting systems are in place, such as PPR and FPP, who is entitled to vote and how votes are cast and counted. Finally, find out what it takes to become a leader and get people to vote for you. Learn how to get involved by joining school councils or running school elections.For children aged 9+ and a useful resource for children studying PSHE and Citizenship.

Franklin Watts

Shipwrecked! - Explore floating and sinking and use science to survive

Richard Spilsbury, Louise Spilsbury
Authors:
Richard Spilsbury, Louise Spilsbury
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Mountains

Louise Spilsbury, Richard Spilsbury
Authors:
Louise Spilsbury, Richard Spilsbury
Franklin Watts

Sparks, Shocks and Secrets - Explore electricity and use science to survive

Richard Spilsbury, Louise Spilsbury
Authors:
Richard Spilsbury, Louise Spilsbury

Follow Jess, Ben, Amelie and Zac as they use science to escape from terrifying danger, and try some exciting experiments for yourself. In Sparks, Shocks and Secrets, the gang uses the science of electricity to investigate the strange sights and scary sounds of a dark house. Will they keep out intruders and make it safely through the night?Science has never been more exciting with this attention-grabbing approach which delivers true scientific learning through an action-packed story and spectacular graphic illustrations. The science in the story is backed up through simple experiments that readers can try for themselves.

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Forests

Louise Spilsbury, Richard Spilsbury
Authors:
Louise Spilsbury, Richard Spilsbury
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Deserts

Louise Spilsbury, Richard Spilsbury
Authors:
Louise Spilsbury, Richard Spilsbury

Supporting the geography curriculum for KS2, this beautiful book gives readers core information about desert biomes - where they are found and what their geography is like, the special adaptations of the vegetation and animals, how people live in these regions and how human influences on the environment have ramifications for the future.

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Soil

Richard Spilsbury
Authors:
Richard Spilsbury

This book goes on a journey underground to examine the many kinds of soil, microorganisms and inorganic matter that make it, and the critical role it plays in ecosystems around the world. Most people don't think about the soil under their feet, but basic dirt can reveal a lot about Earth's past. Soil is formed from tiny grains of rock that existed many years ago. It can also form in the wake of landslides, volcanoes, and everyday weathering. Helpful diagrams, fact boxes, and sidebars support the information-rich text, which supports KS2 and KS3 science curriculum, and colourful images will keep readers engaged from start to finish.

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Metamorphic Rocks

Richard Spilsbury
Authors:
Richard Spilsbury
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Minerals

Richard Spilsbury
Authors:
Richard Spilsbury
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Crystals

Richard Spilsbury
Authors:
Richard Spilsbury

The rocks that cover Earths surface wouldn't exist without crystals. Written to support the science national curriculum, this text encourages readers to get up close and personal with the crystals contained in rocks. Along the way, they'll learn important Earth science skills, such as how crystals form, how to identify crystals based on their physical properties, and where in the world they're found. The text also teaches readers how we use crystals in everyday life, and what kinds of hobbies and careers involve working with crystals. This information-rich text features engaging images, fact boxes, and sidebars, which offer opportunities for additional learning.

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Igneous Rocks

Richard Spilsbury
Authors:
Richard Spilsbury
Franklin Watts

Paramedic

Louise Spilsbury
Authors:
Louise Spilsbury

Discover the heroic work of paramedic crews in this book. It explores how people begin a career as a paramedic, the skills they need to carry out their job, the equipment they use to give first aid and save lives and the risks and rewards of their life-saving work. The book includes advice for children who wish to be a paramedic, and explores whether they are likely to be suited to the job.What are the careers that make a difference to other people and improve or save their lives? Careers That Save Lives explores the world of jobs that save or change lives, offering readers an in-depth look at these worthwhile and fulfilling roles. The series invites children to consider why each job is so important and what characteristics people might need to carry it out. An interesting and reflective career series for children aged 9+.

Franklin Watts

Firefighter

Louise Spilsbury
Authors:
Louise Spilsbury

Discover the heroic work of firefighting crews in this book. It explores how brave men and women begin a career in firefighting, the skills they need to carry out their job, the equipment they use to fight fires and save lives and the risks and rewards of their life-saving work. The book includes advice for children who wish to be a firefighter, and explores whether they are likely to be suited to the job.What are the careers that make a difference to other people and improve or save their lives? Careers That Save Lives explores the world of jobs that save or change lives, offering readers an in-depth look at these worthwhile and fulfilling roles. The series invites children to consider why each job is so important and what characteristics people might need to carry it out. An interesting and reflective career series for children aged 9+.

Franklin Watts

Crushed! - Explore forces and use science to survive

Richard Spilsbury, Louise Spilsbury
Authors:
Richard Spilsbury, Louise Spilsbury
Franklin Watts

Volcano Eruption! - Explore materials and use science to survive

Richard Spilsbury, Louise Spilsbury
Authors:
Richard Spilsbury, Louise Spilsbury

The volcano is about erupt. But Jess's brother is somewhere on the slopes. Can Jess and her friends find him in time? And can they use their knowledge of materials and other science to bring him back safely off the mountain?Science has never been more exciting with this attention-grabbing approach which delivers true scietific learning through an action-packed story and spectacular graphic illustrations. The science is the story is backed up through simple experiments that readers can try for themselves.

Franklin Watts

Police Officer

Louise Spilsbury
Authors:
Louise Spilsbury
Franklin Watts

How Electric and Hybrid Cars Work

Louise Spilsbury
Authors:
Louise Spilsbury

Take a look at the world's most inventive hybrid cars in How Electric and Hybrid Cars Work. Discover how a hybrid engine is structured and how its different parts work, the different types of hybrid car available, how hybrid cars provide a green alternative to gas and oil powered cars and the revolutionary new hybrid cars that we could be driving in the future.Explore the world's most revolutionary and exciting ecological developments in Eco Works. This series for 9+ readers examines how green technology is finding inventive solutions to some of the most pressing problems facing us today. From sourcing sustainable energy and reducing our carbon footprints through to creating recycling processes and community gardens that provide our growing urban populations with green space and food, find out exactly how and why 'eco works'.

Franklin Watts

A Cry in the Dark - Explore sound and use science to survive

Richard Spilsbury, Louise Spilsbury
Authors:
Richard Spilsbury, Louise Spilsbury

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Music What Job Can I Get?

Richard Spilsbury
Authors:
Richard Spilsbury
Franklin Watts

The Cave of Shadows - Explore light and use science to survive

Richard Spilsbury, Louise Spilsbury
Authors:
Richard Spilsbury, Louise Spilsbury

The dog has run into a cave and the children set out to find him. It is very dark and scary in the cave. How can the children use their torches and their knowledge of light to find their way - and their dog?Science has never been more exciting with this attention-grabbing approach which delivers true scietific learning through an action-packed story and spectacular graphic illustrations. The science is the story is backed up through simple experiments that readers can try for themselves.