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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.

Franklin Watts

The Romans

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell

Which genius ideas and inventions began with the Romans? What did they develop that we use to this day? Find out how the Romans trained their soldiers, built their roads and buildings, and supplied their people with food and water. Discover their brilliant developments in language, government, law and entertainment that have influenced the way we live today.

Franklin Watts

Rivers and Coasts

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell
Wayland

Harry and Meghan

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell

Meghan and Harry are ambassadors for the UK at home and overseas. But what does this mean? What is their role as members of the royal family?This book looks at Harry's and Meghan's very different childhoods, shows how they met, looks at why their wedding day means so much to people, and explains about the many different charities that they support.A timeline at the back of the book shows the full history of the British royal family.

Wayland

Prince Charles

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell

This fascinating book tells the story of Charles' life, from his birth at Buckingham Palace to his archaeology degree from Cambridge University, his work as a Naval Officer, his marriage to Diana Spencer and the birth of his two sons, his extensive charitable work with The Princes Trust and his marriage to Camilla Parker Bowles.

Franklin Watts

Argentina

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell

Find out about Argentina with this fun and engaging first information book. Topics include the country's geography, major cities, people and interesting places. For children following Book Bands, it is suitable for children reading at band 8, purple.The Info Buzz series, for age 5+, helps children develop their knowledge and understanding of the world by covering a wide range of topics in a fun, colourful and interactive way. The books have a lively design, engaging text and photos, questions to get children thinking and talking and teaching notes. Each title is written in conjunction with a literacy consultant and features book band guidance and downloadable activity sheets online.

Franklin Watts

The United Kingdom

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell
Franklin Watts

Japan

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell
Franklin Watts

The Great Fire of London

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell
Franklin Watts

Remembrance Day

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell

Why Do We Remember?: Remembrance Day explores how and why on this day we commemorate those who died in wars, from the First World War right up to modern day conflicts. Poppies, memorials and Remembrance Day parades are all also looked at.This simple, friendly children's first history series, aimed at readers aged 5 and up, takes a close look at some key events and personalities through history and reveals how and why they are still important to us today. A perfect support to learning about history at Key Stage 1, each book uses a rich variety of historical sources, from diaries to paintings, to bring events to life, while simple historical vocabulary is introduced and explained. Each book also features a simple timeline and explores how we find about the past. All text has been carefully checked by a historian.

Franklin Watts

Queen Victoria

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell
Franklin Watts

Neil Armstrong

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell

Find out about the life of Neil Armstrong, from how he became an astronaut to being the first person to walk on the moon. For children following Book Bands, it is suitable for children reading at band 8, purple.The Info Buzz series, for age 5+, helps children develop their knowledge and understanding of the world by covering a wide range of topics in a fun, colourful and interactive way. The books have a lively design, engaging text and photos, questions to get children thinking and talking and teaching notes. Each title is written in conjunction with a literacy consultant and features book band guidance and downloadable activity sheets online.

Wayland

Plants

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell
Franklin Watts

Mountains

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell

Explore mountains around the world and find out how they are created. See what happens when mountains experience erosion and how climate and biomes change with height. Find out about the people, plants and animals that live at high altitudes and the risk of deadly avalanches.Geographics is an engaging series with colourful infographics and photos used to illustrate universal geography topics such as volcanoes, rivers and earthquakes. Perfect for the geography curriculum at KS2 the series is suitable for children aged 8 and up.

Wayland

Fish

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell

What makes a fish a fish? Read all about fish, find out where they live, how they breathe and what they eat. How are fish born and how do they grow and learn?A simple fun quiz helps readers recall what they have read.A perfect one-stop shop for help with homework assignments!

Wayland

Vikings

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell
Wayland

Continents

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell
Wayland

Seas and Oceans

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell

How much gold is in our oceans? Which is the saltiest sea? Why is it dark on the ocean floor?Discover the answers to all of these questions and take a trip around the world and learn about seas and oceans. Dive down to the deep ocean floor, and find out about the animals that live there. Explore the coastlines of the seas and oceans that cover our planet, and discover the science behind waves.The Fact Cat series takes children at nursery age through to Key Stage 1 and above on a journey to discover the world around them, learning about a vast array of subjects on the way from space and science to ancient history and geography!

Franklin Watts

Charles Darwin

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell

Find out why we remember the great naturalist Charles Darwin and his epic voyages of discovery, and learn how he proposed the theory of evolution, which changed science forever. This simple, friendly children's first history series, aimed at readers aged 5 and up, takes a close look at some key events and personalities through history and reveals how and why they are still important to us today. A perfect support to learning about history at Key Stage 1, each book uses a rich variety of historical sources, from diaries to paintings, to bring events to life, while simple historical vocabulary is introduced and explained. Each book also features a simple timeline and explores how we find about the past. All text has been carefully checked by a historian.

Franklin Watts

Neil Armstrong and the Moon Landings

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell
Wayland

The Poles

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell

Read all about the North and South Pole, and the polar regions. Fact Cat Geography: The Poles answers questions such as where is the North Pole? Where is the Antarctic? And where do polar bears live? Along with many more. A world map allows children to name and locate the world's seven continents and five oceans. Each spread focusses on a different aspect of life at the poles, from global warming to arctic animals, the first people to explore and map the regions, and the climate at the poles.At the back of each book is a quiz which requires children to go back through the text and find the answers - encouraging them to think about, and engage with, what they have read. The information is presented in manageable chunks, making the book both highly accessible and ideal for project work.