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Author Spotlight with Graham Marks

David Melling

David Melling is the international bestselling author and illustrator who first came to our attention with the critically acclaimed The Kiss That Missed, and whose The Tale of Jack Frost went from page to animated TV feature, voiced by Hugh Laurie. Here he talks to Graham Marks about how he became a children’s book illustrator, his influences, his passions and why he loves Twitter…

Franklin Watts

Mapping Australasia and Antarctica

Paul Rockett
Authors:
Paul Rockett

This unique series gets close up to some amazing areas of our world, and allows readers the opportunity to explore key countries, topographical features and cities in a way that is both engaging and entertaining. In addition, each book highlights significant human, geographical, sporting and economic information.

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Francisco de Goya

Paul Rockett
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Mapping South America

Paul Rockett
Authors:
Paul Rockett
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Mapping Asia

Paul Rockett
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Paul Rockett
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Pieter Bruegel

Paul Rockett
Authors:
Paul Rockett
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Mapping North America

Paul Rockett
Authors:
Paul Rockett
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Mapping Africa

Paul Rockett
Authors:
Paul Rockett

This unique series gets close up to some amazing areas of our world, and allows readers the opportunity to explore key countries, topographical features and cities in a way that is both engaging and entertaining. In addition, each book highlights significant human, geographical, sporting and economic information.

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Leonardo da Vinci

Paul Rockett
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Paul Rockett
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Mapping Europe

Paul Rockett
Authors:
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70 Thousand Million, Million, Million Stars in Space

Paul Rockett, Mark Ruffle
Contributors:
Paul Rockett, Mark Ruffle

You can count numbers all around you, from the eight legs on a spider to the one nose on your face. But can you count the stars in the sky? Explore SPACE in THE BIG COUNTDOWN from galaxies and stars to the planets in our solar system, including Earth, and our own satelite, the Moon.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.

Franklin Watts

30 Million Different Insects in the Rainforest

Paul Rockett, Mark Ruffle
Contributors:
Paul Rockett, Mark Ruffle

You can count numbers all around you, from the eight legs on a spider to the one nose on your face. But can you the animal species found in the rainforest or the fish in the River Amazon? Find out all about RAINFOREST in THE BIG COUNTDOWN, including its extraordinary variety of plant and animal life, its tribal people, its layered structure, its role as an oxygen producer and why we need to protect it.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.

Franklin Watts

Assorted Animals

Paul Rockett
Authors:
Paul Rockett

From Neolithic Britain to the 21st Century, animals have proved an important part of British lives from sports and wars to pets and food production. Which animals were made extinct and which have been reintroduced? What caused the Black Death? Which king passed a law that encouraged everyone to hunt animals in the wild? Why was the pit pony essential for coal-mining? All these questions and many more are explored in this fascinating account of Britain's history through animals.The book is part of 'A history of Britain in 12 ...', a series which examines 12 items that are key to British history from the Stone Age to present day. The series helps students understand chronology and the idea of continuity and change. By focusing on different objects, it also encourages the reader to understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources and to gain knowledge of the methods of historical enquiry.

Franklin Watts

Fashion Items

Paul Rockett
Authors:
Paul Rockett
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Feats of Engineering

Paul Rockett
Authors:
Paul Rockett

Britain has been home to world-leading engineers, inventors, architects and designers who have changed the way Britain and the world works. In this book discover some key feats of engineering that have taken place in Britain or have been created by British innovators since prehistoric times until today. Find out have all played a part in shaping the history of Britain, and what they tell us about the different periods of our history.The book is part of 'A history of Britain in 12 ...', a series which examines 12 items that are key to British history from the Stone Age to present day. The series helps students understand chronology and the idea of continuity and change. By focusing on different objects, it also encourages the reader to understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources and to gain knowledge of the methods of historical enquiry.

Franklin Watts

Bites of Food

Paul Rockett
Authors:
Paul Rockett

Food is part of a country's identity. It can provide a sense of place, history and identity. This book highlights foods that have been part of people's lives in Britain since prehistoric times until today. These may be meals that were popular at the time, telling us how people lived, or they may be meals that are significant to a particular moment in history. Some of the foods may still be familiar today; some may make you feel hungry, some may make you feel glad that they're part of history and not part of your lunch!The book is part of 'A history of Britain in 12 ...', a series which examines 12 items that are key to British history from the Stone Age to present day. The series helps students understand chronology and the idea of continuity and change. By focusing on different objects, it also encourages the reader to understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources and to gain knowledge of the methods of historical enquiry.

Franklin Watts

Ten Thousand, Eight Hundred and Twenty Endangered Species in the Animal Kingdom

Paul Rockett, Mark Ruffle
Contributors:
Paul Rockett, Mark Ruffle

You can count numbers all around you, from the eight legs on a spider to the one nose on your face. But can you count the stars in the sky or the fish in the Amazon? Find out all about ANIMALS in THE BIG COUNTDOWN, including evolution and classification, endangered species, reproduction and life cycles, habitats, migration and hibernation. Be amazed by the smallest and largest animals and the number of black feathers on a pink flamingo.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.

Franklin Watts

Seven Quintillion, Five hundred Quadrillion Grains of Sand on Planet Earth

Paul Rockett, Mark Ruffle
Contributors:
Paul Rockett, Mark Ruffle

You can count numbers all around you, from the eight legs on a spider to the one nose on your face. But can you count the stars in the sky or the fish in the Amazon? Find out all about PLANET EARTH in THE BIG COUNTDOWN, including types of rock and how they are formed, the longest river and smallest mountain, earthquakes and volcanoes, the water cycle and Earth's atmosphere and how we can really count the grains on sand on our planet.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.

Franklin Watts

Ten Thousand Poisonous Plants in the World

Paul Rockett, Mark Ruffle
Contributors:
Paul Rockett, Mark Ruffle

You can count numbers all around you, from the eight legs on a spider to the one nose on your face. But can you count the stars in the sky or the fish in the Amazon? Find out all about PLANTS in THE BIG COUNTDOWN, including the many different types and species, photosynthesis, flowers, pollination and seeds, how plants grow and how we depend on plants for food and many other products. Discover some amazing facts from the tallest tree to the most poisonous seeds.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.

Franklin Watts

100 Trillion Good Bacteria Living on the Human Body

Paul Rockett, Mark Ruffle
Contributors:
Paul Rockett, Mark Ruffle

Abie Longstaff

Abie Longstaff is the eldest of six children and grew up in Australia, Hong Kong and France. She knows all about squabbling and bossing younger sisters around so she began her career as a barrister. She started writing when her children were born. Her books include The Fairytale Hairdresser series and The Magic Potions Shop books. She has a life-long love of fairy tales and mythology and her work is greatly influenced by these themes. Abie got the idea for the Trapdoor Mysteries from her parents' house in France. The house is big and old, with lots of rooms and outbuildings. In one of the bedrooms, there is a secret entrance hidden in a fireplace. It leads to a room that was used by the French Resistance during the war. It was the perfect idea for a book! Abie lives with her family by the seaside in Hove.