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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 Maya

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell

Which genius ideas and inventions began with the Maya? What did they develop that we use to this day? In this book, aimed at readers aged nine and over, find out how the Maya built their cities to suit the landscape and population, traded their resources and developed a complex system of writing. Discover their brilliant developments in farming, astronomy and cloth-making and how they have influenced the way we live today. The 'Genius Of' series explores the major discoveries, inventions, influence and legacies of key periods in history.

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Maya Angelou

Izzi Howell
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Izzi Howell
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Nelson Mandela

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell

Find out about the life of Nelson Mandela and his life as an activist against apartheid in South Africa. The book has photographs and a simple text suitable for young children. For children following Book Bands, it is suitable for those reading at band 9, gold.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 Ancient Greeks

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell
Franklin Watts

Rosa Parks

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell
Franklin Watts

Overpopulation

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell
Franklin Watts

Energy

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell

A powerful look at the environmental crisis of energy supplyEnergy makes our world work, but at a huge cost to the environment. As the polluting fossil fuels gradually run out, can we replace them with renewable, planet-friendly alternatives - before it's too late? Our Earth is facing huge environmental challenges, from plastic pollution choking our oceans to critical loss of biodiversity. Ecographics aims to raise young readers' awareness of these challenges with the latest headline-grabbing facts and stats, pertinent case studies and powerful photos.

Franklin Watts

Martin Luther King Jr.

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell

Find out about the life of Martin Luther King Jr from how he fought racism and led the civil rights movement to his tragic death and how he is remembered now around the world. For children following Book Bands, it is suitable for children reading at band 9, gold.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 Seaside

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell
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Pollution

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell

A powerful look at the biggest environmental issues facing our generationPollution is fast invading every part of Earth, from the deepest ocean to the most remote desert to the very air we breathe. It harms and can even kill people, animals and plant life and is a major factor in climate change. Worse till, almost all pollution is caused by man. Can we reverse the damage caused by pollution before it's too late?Our Earth is facing huge environmental challenges, from plastic pollution choking our oceans to critical loss of biodiversity. Ecographics aims to raise young readers' awareness of these challenges with the latest headline-grabbing facts and stats, pertinent case studies and powerful photos.

Franklin Watts

An Intrepid History of Explorers

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell
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.

Wayland

Materials

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell

Get outside and do some fun science experiments! From making a raft and an ice sculpture to painting with water and testing materials, these simple activities are quick and easy to do, using easily found equipment. Everything on Earth is made from different materials. We can see many materials outdoors, such as wood, metal and rock.But how do we tell them apart and how can we work out what they are best used for? This book tells you all you need to know about materials.This series is perfect for Outdoor Classroom Day, but can, of course, be used at any time of year! Being outdoors helps children focus, boosts creativity and imagination, and can simply be more fun! Learning outdoors creates lasting memories, helps build a greater awareness of the environment, provides more opportunities to think independently, and gets children feeling challenged and excited by learning.A perfect series for KS1 and KS2 Science.

Franklin Watts

Mountains

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell
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Rivers and Coasts

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell

Learn about rivers and coasts and how water shapes the landscapes in different ways. Follow rivers from their source to the sea and explore coasts around the world. Find out how erosion creates stunning waterfalls and see how water affects our lives, from tourism and industry to the risks of flooding.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.

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

Tim Berners-Lee

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell

Find out about the life of Tim Berners-Lee from his early life to his career and why he invented the World Wide Web.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

Adventures in STEAM: Buildings

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell

Take a look at how skyscrapers were designed, how engineers make sure they stay upright and how the science of gravity means they don't fall down. Find out about scale, plans and perspective, explore interesting architecture from bridges and tunnels to cathedrals and stadiums, and admire the work of some of the world's most famous architects. Try activities such as designing your own skyscraper using marshmallows and spaghetti.Inject some fun into STEAM topics, with these lively examinations of buildings, robots, computers, vehicles, materials and space! This bright, colourful new series aims to inspire children aged 8 and up with a lifelong love of STEAM subjects.

Franklin Watts

A Noble History of Knights

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell

In Knights, find out all about the very first knights who served King Charlemagne. Battle your way through the Middle Ages with spears, swords and lances and find out about Knights overseas, including what happened during the crusades. Discover the samurai and sipahis - knights from Japan and the Ottoman Empire. Find out whether you'd have the skills to keep the peasants in line, to loyally serve your king, or win a jousting tournament.Blast Through the Past takes a look at some of the most influential jobs (legal or otherwise!) and gets under the skin of of the most famous and infamous, the cleverest and the barmiest people who have shaped history. Take a chronological look at knights, spies, ancient warriors, explorers and more, and discover if you have what it takes to be a pirate on the high seas, an undercover agent or a fearsome gladiator.Blast Through the Past is a series aimed at children aged 8+.

Wayland

Stone Age to Iron Age

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell

Read all about Early Britons with the Fact Cat! The Stone Age to Iron Age period was a time of great change in British history. Discover the wonders of the stone, bronze and iron ages: who lived in Britain 6000 years ago? How did our early ancestors live and what did they eat? Find out how we know about life in prehistoric times with the evidence of artefacts and ancient sites that have been discovered. Simple quiz questions at the back help readers to remember what they've just read.Perfect one-stop-shop for help with homework assignments!Broad-ranging appeal for nursery age through to Key Stage 2.