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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.

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

Richard Spilsbury, Louise Spilsbury
Authors:
Richard Spilsbury, Louise Spilsbury
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Shipwrecked! - Explore floating and sinking 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 Shipwrecked, the gang uses the science of floating and sinking to escape from a deserted island after a shipwreck. Will they manage to get off the island and safely across the sea?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 in the story is backed up through simple experiments that readers can try for themselves.

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Mountains

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

Discover how animals and plants in mountain environments survive in these often hostile and challenging places. Learn what each organism eats, the techniques it uses to survive in the mountain and how it has cleverly adapted to make a life in its beautiful but sometimes deadly home.

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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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'.

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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
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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
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Igneous Rocks

Richard Spilsbury
Authors:
Richard Spilsbury

This photographic book looks at igneous rock, one of the three main rock types. It explores how it is formed through the cooling and solidification of fiery orange magma or lava that explodes from volcanoes. This book covers important Earth science concepts and the different kinds of igneous rocks, how identify them by their physical properties, and what clues they offer about our planet's past. The text also clues readers in on the ways we can use this tough rock as a resource, and how people living near volcanoes can benefit from living in a volcanic environment. Sidebars, fact boxes, and interesting photos supplement the texts information-rich content.

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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+.

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Firefighter

Louise Spilsbury
Authors:
Louise Spilsbury
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Crushed! - Explore forces and use science to survive

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

Discover how brave men and women keep our streets safe in Police Officer. This book explores how people enter the police force, the training they undertake to perform their job, the characteristics they need and the risks and rewards of their life-changing work. The book includes advice for children who wish to be a police officer, 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

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

The different careers that lead on from an interest or aptitude in a particular subject are explored. Many occupations are examined looking at what the job involves and the special skills that are needed.