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Robert Muchamore speaks to Graham Marks

Interview with Robert Muchamore

For official reasons the characters in Robert Muchamore’s award-winning Cherub and Henderson’s Boys series don’t exist. The man behind these worldwide bestsellers certainly does, and here he talks to Graham Marks about writing, research and how he came to create the shadowy, sometimes savage and very real world of Charles Henderson…

Franklin Watts

The Modern World

Alex Woolf
Authors:
Alex Woolf

Since 1900, the world has undergone many changes and seen some huge technological leaps. War became far more deadly during the modern era and tens of millions died in two world wars. Mass media, telecommunications, the Internet and social media all helped spread knowledge and create a more globalised culture. Packed with beautiful illustrations, this book, in the Parallel History series for readers upwards of age nine, will help you to explore the major events and developments of the modern era, with timelines to show you when they took place around the world.

Franklin Watts

The Medieval World

Alex Woolf
Authors:
Alex Woolf

What developments in government and society, food and farming, architecture, science and technology, art and literature, medicine, education and entertainment were there in the medieval world of Europe and how did these compare with those made during the same time period in the Islamic world and elsewhere in Africa and Asia? What was happening at the same time in the Americas? Packed with beautiful illustrations, this book, in the Parallel History series for readers upwards of age nine, will help you to explore the medieval world chronologically, with timelines to show you when major events and achievements took place.

Franklin Watts

The Ancient World

Alex Woolf
Authors:
Alex Woolf

What developments in government and politics, food and farming, architecture, science, art and medicine were there in the ancient civilisations of Mesopotamia and Egypt, and how did these compare with those made during the same time period by the Shang Dynasty, the Assyrians and the Phoenicians? What was happening at the same time in the Persian Empire and in Oceania? Packed with beautiful illustrations, this book, in the Parallel History series for readers upwards of age nine, will help you to explore the ancient world chronologically, with timelines to show you when major events and achievements took place.

Franklin Watts

The Classical World

Alex Woolf
Authors:
Alex Woolf

What developments in government and politics, food and farming, architecture, science, art and medicine were there in the classical world of the Ancient Greeks, Celts and Romans and how did these compare with those made during the same time period by the Mauryan Empire and the Qin and Han Dynasties? What was happening at the same time in the Americas? Packed with beautiful illustrations, this book, in the Parallel History series for readers upwards of age nine, will help you to explore the classical world chronologically, with timelines to show you when major events and achievements took place.

Wayland

Sugar

Alex Woolf
Authors:
Alex Woolf

The little grains you use to sweeten your food every day have an amazing story to tell. Like many other foods, sugar has a fascinating history, spanning centuries, continents and cultures. Wars have been fought over this food, empires conquered and black markets have flourished. This book describes the journey sugar has taken, from the use of sugarcane in ancient India to the staple sweetener in our cupboards today.Other topics covered are health aspects of sugar, how it is produced, its chemical properties and how it is traded around the world.With bright illustrations and amazing photographs, this is an ideal leisure read, but also perfect for coursework and presentations for key stage 2 readers.

Franklin Watts

Children of the Holocaust

Alex Woolf
Authors:
Alex Woolf

The Holocaust is one of the most shocking events of the 20th century and one that continues to resonate today. Its Nazi perpetrators showed no mercy, not even to children and perhaps, as a result, it is often the experiences of the children of this era that speak to us most strongly. This moving and important book explores what happened to children during the Holocaust, from the early persecution of the Jews to the 'final solution'. It also considers the experiences of those who escaped or hid, and those who survived. As the Holocaust moves further away from us in history, it is important to keep it in the consciousness of the next generation. By using the experiences of children, this book is a powerful way to engage the attention and sympathy of young people today.

Franklin Watts

My Life in India

Alex Woolf
Authors:
Alex Woolf

What's it really like to live in India? Come and experience a day in the life of twelve-year-old Rajiv from Delhi; from the moment he gets up to the moment he goes to bed. See inside his home, his school and find out about all the things he does each day, what he does with their friends and what family life is like.A Child's Day in..., six books that explore daily life in an intimate way. Ideal for children aged 7-12 who are studying different cultures. These books bring to life their homes, their school, the games they play, their chores and responsibilities, the food they eat and how they participate as members of their own families and also in the wider community.

Franklin Watts

My Life in Indonesia

Alex Woolf
Authors:
Alex Woolf
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Killer Spiders

Alex Woolf
Authors:
Alex Woolf

If you ever wanted to know how Spiders survive in the wild, find out in this fascinating book about their hunting techniques. Catching prey in sticky webs, trapdoors and even fishing are spider specialities! All spiders, have to hunt and kill prey to stay alive but which animals will they hunt and eat? A high-interest, magazine style series of books about some of the world's most dangerous and famous predators for readers aged 9+.

Franklin Watts

Killer Cats

Alex Woolf
Authors:
Alex Woolf
Franklin Watts

Killer Snakes

Alex Woolf
Authors:
Alex Woolf
Wayland

Expedition to the Arctic

Alex Woolf
Authors:
Alex Woolf
Wayland

Sailing the Great Barrier Reef

Alex Woolf
Authors:
Alex Woolf
Wayland

Trekking in the Congo Rainforest

Alex Woolf
Authors:
Alex Woolf
Wayland

Terrorism

Alex Woolf
Authors:
Alex Woolf

Global Issues: Terrorism considers the definition of terrorism, its history from the French Revolution, its causes, and its human and economic impact. The various responses to terrorism, the new forms it may take in the future, for example relating to animal rights and environmental concerns, and the media's role in reporting on and even perpetuating terrorism, are also taken into account.

Wayland

A Photographic View of Schools

Alex Woolf
Authors:
Alex Woolf

We see what life was like for school children in the past. What lessons did they have, what did their classrooms look like and how did they dress? It raises questions about discipline and what was expected from children.

Wayland

A Photographic View of World War One

Alex Woolf
Authors:
Alex Woolf
Wayland

Journey Along the Amazon

Alex Woolf
Authors:
Alex Woolf
Franklin Watts

Roman Britain

Alex Woolf
Authors:
Alex Woolf
Franklin Watts

Anglo-Saxon and Viking Britain

Alex Woolf
Authors:
Alex Woolf

Much of the evidence we have of past times comes from the buildings people left behind. Their homes, villages and towns give us clues that help us find out about the way they lived. History On Your Doorstep explores different periods of British history through our building heritage.