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Author Spotlight with Graham Marks

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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The Reproductive System

Sonya Newland
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Sonya Newland

Franklin Watts

The Benin Kingdom

Sonya Newland
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Sonya Newland

Which genius ideas and inventions began in the Benin Kingdom? What did the people of the Benin Kingdom develop that we use to this day? Find out how a collection of separate villages and communities grew into a strong, united kingdom and developed a network of successful trading relationships. Discover the brilliant developments in town planning, language, art and medicine that 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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The Skeleton and Muscles

Sonya Newland
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Sonya Newland

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The Ancient Egyptians

Sonya Newland
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Sonya Newland

Which genius ideas and inventions began with the ancient Egyptians? What did they develop that we use to this day? In this book, aimed at readers aged nine and over, find out how the ancient Egyptians built their temples and pyramids, irrigated and farmed their land, and took care of their people during life and after death. Discover their brilliant developments in farming, paper-making, time-keeping and medicine 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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Weather

Sonya Newland
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Sonya Newland

Get outside and do some fun science experiments! From making a rain guage to tracking clouds, making a sundial and catching snowflakes, these simple activities are quick and easy to do, using easily found equipment.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.Suitable for the key stage one and key stage two primary science curriculum.

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Forces

Sonya Newland
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Sonya Newland
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Animals

Sonya Newland
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Sonya Newland
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Habitats

Sonya Newland
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Sonya Newland

Get outside and do some fun science experiments! From making a pond to going on a minibeast hunt, these simple activities are quick and easy to do, using easily found equipment. This book tells you all you need to know about habitats. Find out about food chains, amazing adaptations, classification keys, as well as habitats such as ponds, rock pools. Learn how to become a habitat hero!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.Suitable for the key stage one and key stage two science curriculum.

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Plants

Sonya Newland
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Sonya Newland
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Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages

Sonya Newland
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Sonya Newland

Travel back to the time of the stone, bronze and iron ages! What was Britain like over 6000 years ago? Who lived on the island and what was it like? Explore these ancient civilisations to understand how prehistoric people have influenced the way we live today. Discover the artefacts that give evidence of their way of life.The Explore! series takes an all-round, hands-on approach to history, making the subject relevant to all area of curriculum learning - geography, art, literacy and numeracy. Each book features a diary entry, a fun craft-based activity, and a quiz.

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Journey Along the Nile

Sonya Newland
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Sonya Newland

Travelling Wild: Journey Along the Nile follows a traveller on a fictitious journey by boat up the world's longest river. It uses the information you would consider when planning a trip, such as the weather, climate, dangers and key sights, to present geographical information in a highly accessible and enjoyable way.Discover the countries the Nile traverses, the wildlife to watch out for, how the river is used, the environmental issues facing the Nile, how people live and farm on its banks, and much, much more. There is a survival aspect to the book, too, with boxes containing tips on how to fend off a crocodile attack, repel insects and make water safe to drink, among other things. Packed to the brim with colourful, exciting photographs, maps and fascinating facts, the book allows you to explore and discover the incredible River Nile without leaving your seat!

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Climbing the Himalayan Mountains

Sonya Newland
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Sonya Newland

Travelling Wild: Climbing the Himalayan Mountains follows a traveller on a fictitious journey on foot through the Himalayan Mountains. It uses the information you would consider when planning a trip, such as the weather, climate, dangers and key sights, to present geographical information in a highly accessible and enjoyable way.Discover why the Himalayas are best avoided in the summer months (monsoons!), the traditions of the Tibetan Buddhists, the incredible wildlife that lives in the mountains, how the Himalayas formed, the mountain climate, and much, much more. There is a survival aspect to the book, too, with boxes containing tips on how to survive an avalanche, avoid hypothermia and frostbite and build a snow cave, among other things. Packed to the brim with colourful, exciting photographs, maps and fascinating facts, the book allows you to explore and discover the incredible Himalayan Mountains without leaving your seat!

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Sailing the Caribbean Islands

Sonya Newland
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Sonya Newland
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Stephen Hawking

Sonya Newland
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Sonya Newland
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Celts

Sonya Newland
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Sonya Newland

Travel back to the time of the celts! Who were the Celts and who were their leaders? Why did they come to the British Isles and how did they live? Explore this ancient civilisation to understand how prehistoric people have influenced the way we live today. Find out all about the lives of the Celts - from the well-known leader Boudicca, to the Druid priests that were highly important in Celtic society. Discover the artefacts that give evidence of their way of life, and how historians have pieced together the evidence of their lives. Learn about the homes and communities that they lived in, the food that they ate, how they travelled and worshipped, and the influence of the Romans on their society. And try your hand at making your own Celtic torch!A great tool for project work at KS2!

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David Attenborough

Sonya Newland
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Sonya Newland

Find out how David Attenborough became the face of natural history over the course of 60 years. Named the greatest broadcaster of our time, this book spans his entire career, exploring his broadcasting and wildlife film making as well as his prestigious career within the BBC as a whole, and his other inspiring efforts towards environmental causes today.The series focuses on the people who inspire children today. Each book looks at the background, life and achievements of a personality, their impact on popular culture as well as detailing the everyday facets of their job and how they have gained such success.

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Grassland Animals

Sonya Newland
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Sonya Newland

Grassland Animals looks at the effects of human habitation and hunting on creatures of the world's savannahs and prairies -- from the planet's greatest predators to insects in the grass.It is part of the Saving Wildlife series, which investigates the world's endangered species in the context of their different environments.

Franklin Watts

Desert Animals

Sonya Newland
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Sonya Newland

Desert Animals explains how some of the world's most unusual creatures have come under threat and what we are doing to save the extreme desert environment in which they live.It is part of the Saving Wildlife series, which investigates the world's endangered species in the context of their different environments.

Franklin Watts

Wetland Animals

Sonya Newland
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Sonya Newland

Wetland Animals investigates how people are working to save one of our most important ecosystems, and the millions of animals that rely on the world's wetlands for survival.It is part of the Saving Wildlife series, which investigates the world's endangered species in the context of their different environments.

Franklin Watts

Ocean Wildlife

Sonya Newland
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Sonya Newland