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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…

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Countries

Ben Hubbard
Authors:
Ben Hubbard
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Transport

Ben Hubbard
Authors:
Ben Hubbard

The Big Countdown looks at popular topics and investigates the great many numbers that make them fascinating. From the mind-bogglingly large to smallest and most precious, this series helps us understand that it's not just our days that are numbered.

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Safety and Security

Ben Hubbard
Authors:
Ben Hubbard

Be prepared! Learn how to stay safe and secure in the digital world. The Internet can be a fun, creative, collaborative place to share, learn and experience the world and connect with all kinds of people. But being a good digital citizen comes with responsibilities and advisories. These books will help children aged 7+ navigate this sophisticated and ever-changing form of communication.

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Community and Media

Ben Hubbard
Authors:
Ben Hubbard

The internet connects people from all over the world and provides a great place to share our interests. But clever digital citizens are careful and smart about socialising online, making sure they enjoy it safely. The Internet can be a fun, creative, collaborative place to share, learn and experience the world and connect with all kinds of people. But being a good digital citizen comes with responsibilities and advisories. These books will help children aged 7+ navigate this sophisticated and ever-changing form of communication.

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The Maya and Chichén Itzá

Ben Hubbard
Authors:
Ben Hubbard

Travel back in time to Chichén Itzá and find out all about the Maya.Like modern travel guides, the books in this series highlight must-see features and explain local culture. Each highlighted destination contains an explanation of what took part in these areas, as well as a look at important artefacts found there providing a bigger picture of life in the past. Typical travel guide notes include, 'best time to visit', 'what to eat' and 'where to stay'.

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The Digital Future

Ben Hubbard
Authors:
Ben Hubbard
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The Digital World

Ben Hubbard
Authors:
Ben Hubbard

In today's digital world, real and onlife life are ever more closely linked. This book will help you to successfully combine these two worlds - and when to keep them apart!The Internet can be a fun, creative, collaborative place to share, learn and experience the world and connect with all kinds of people. But being a good digital citizen comes with responsibilities and advisories. These books will help children aged 7+ navigate this sophisticated and ever-changing form of communication.

Franklin Watts

Rights and Rules

Ben Hubbard
Authors:
Ben Hubbard

In today's world, everyone should have the right to become a digital citizen, with access to the Internet. All digital citizens should also have certain rights, just like in the real world. However, with these rights come certain responsibilities. The Internet can be a fun, creative, collaborative place to share, learn and experience the world and connect with all kinds of people. But being a good digital citizen comes with responsibilities and advisories. These books will help children aged 7+ navigate this sophisticated and ever-changing form of communication.

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Roman Britain and Londinium

Ben Hubbard
Authors:
Ben Hubbard
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Health and Wellness

Ben Hubbard
Authors:
Ben Hubbard
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The Stone Age and Skara Brae

Ben Hubbard
Authors:
Ben Hubbard

Travel back in time to Skara Brae and find out all about life in the Stone Age.Like modern travel guides, the books in this series highlight must-see features and explain local culture. Each highlighted destination contains an explanation of what took part in these areas, as well as a look at important artefacts found there providing a bigger picture of life in the past. Typical travel guide notes include, 'best time to visit', 'what to eat' and 'where to stay'. Perfect for the KS2 history curriculum.

Wayland

Dot.Common Sense

Ben Hubbard, Beatriz Castro
Contributors:
Ben Hubbard, Beatriz Castro

Join Olivia and Sam as they discover the wonders of the Internet but learn about how to be safe while they explore. They learn how to keep personal information private, all about viruses, how to be a good digital citizen and much more. At the end of every chapter the 'Awesome Internet' feature reminds us about all the great things you can do on the Internet, too.Whether you want to use social media safely, use your smartphone or email without downloading something nasty or you're worried that you might be addicted to gaming or experiencing cyber bullying, this illustrated book is a great guide to what you might encounter online for children aged 7+.

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I Want a Cat

Ben Hubbard, Jason Chapman
Contributors:
Ben Hubbard, Jason Chapman
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I Want a Dog

Ben Hubbard, Jason Chapman
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People That Changed The World

Ben Hubbard
Authors:
Ben Hubbard
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Artworks That Changed The World

Ben Hubbard
Authors:
Ben Hubbard

Artworks can be shocking, outrageous, breath-taking and rule-breaking. But some go even further and manage to leave a legacy so powerful, it can be called world-changing. This book looks at 10 of these artworks - from the prehistoric cave paintings in Lascaux that revealed to us how innate art really is to being human, to Banksy's Sweeping it Under the Carpet, which used art as a political statement, painted on a gallery wall.Each of the 10 world-changing pieces of art is examined in detail - who was the artist; how was it created; what kind of a legacy has it left; and how is it still relevant to us today? Spanning human history, from anonymous cave paintings in 15,000 BCE, to Renaissance Italy, Pop art in the 1960s and modern-day installations, this book not only examines the incredible art created during this time, but also places it in the context of historical events. The artworks include paintings, sculptures, installations and graffiti.Perfect for course work and cross-curricular activities spanning history, art and politics; the book includes 10 further influential pieces of art, as well as a timeline that places the artwork in the context of world history.

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Caring for Dogs and Puppies

Ben Hubbard
Authors:
Ben Hubbard
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Caring for Cats and Kittens

Ben Hubbard
Authors:
Ben Hubbard

Are you thinking about taking on the huge responsibility of owning a cat? This book is a comprehensive guide for children aged 8+ to caring for a new cat or a kitten - including animals taken from a rescue centre such as Battersea Dogs & Cats Home. It covers all aspects such as choosing the right pet for you, making it feel at home, daily care, what to feed him/her and how best to communicate with your cat. The book is endorsed by Battersea Dogs & Cats Home - the most famous animal refuge charity in the country - and illustrated with images from Battersea's photo library and by the quirky cartoons of Jason Chapman who has been illustrator for the Home for a number of years.

Anna Claybourne

Anna Claybourne has written over 150 children's books on all kinds of subjects, from sharks, black holes and splitting the atom to how to draw, Shakespeare's life, and Greek myths and legends. She knows a lot about conservation in the rain forests of Costa Rica as she once volunteered there for threw months. She likes space, sewing and music, plays the trombone and loves going camping.

Beatriz Castro

Beatriz Castro was born in La Rioja, Spain in 1985. When she was a little girl, she was always drawing and writing stories. She studied illustration at the school of arts in her home town, Logroño. After graduating, she embarked on a career as a professional illustrator and has since been published by many international publishing houses. She especially enjoys creating funny characters. Beatriz likes animals, classic stories and fairy tales and listens to rock and punk music.