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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…

Franklin Watts

The Ancient Egyptians

Sonya Newland
Authors:
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.

Wayland

Weather

Sonya Newland
Authors:
Sonya Newland
Wayland

Forces

Sonya Newland
Authors:
Sonya Newland

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.This book tells you all you need to know about forces.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 KS1 and KS2 primary science

Franklin Watts

The Vikings

Sonya Newland
Authors:
Sonya Newland

Which genius ideas and inventions began with the Vikings? What did they develop that we use to this day? Find out how the Vikings built their longships and set sail from their homeland, forging a path across the sea on raiding and trading expeditions. Discover their brilliant developments in navigation, transport, government and language that have influenced the way we live today.

Wayland

Animals

Sonya Newland
Authors:
Sonya Newland

Get outside and do some fun science experiments! From making a paint trap to identify different animals' footprints to hunting for minibeasts or watching tadpoles turn into frogs, these activities are fantastically fascinating! This book tells you all you need to know about animals, from their habitats to what they eat. Find out about the animal kingdom and how animals are classified. Look closely at minibeasts and their homes. Learn about awesome insects and plant a butterfly habitats. Read about nocturnal animals and amazing amphibians. 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.

Wayland

Habitats

Sonya Newland
Authors:
Sonya Newland
Wayland

Plants

Sonya Newland
Authors:
Sonya Newland

Get outside and do some fun science experiments! From growing flowers and vegetables, to building a bee hotel or aging a tree, these simple activities are quick and easy to do, using easily found equipment. This book tells you all you need to know about plants - what types of plants are there and where do they grow? Discover the different parts of a plant and why they're important, from roots and petals to leaves and seeds. Follow the life cycle of a plant and see how seeds grow. See how plants release water through their leaves in a simple experiment.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.

Wayland

Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages

Sonya Newland
Authors:
Sonya Newland
Wayland

Journey Along the Nile

Sonya Newland
Authors:
Sonya Newland
Wayland

Climbing the Himalayan Mountains

Sonya Newland
Authors:
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
Authors:
Sonya Newland

Travelling Wild: Sailing the Caribbean Islands follows a traveller on a fictitious journey by boat around the Caribbean Sea. 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 Caribbean is best avoided from June to November (hurricanes!), the different types of shark to watch out for, some deep-sea wonders, the role of mangrove forests, the Caribbean climate, and much, much more. There is a survival aspect to the book, too, with boxes containing tips on how to fend off a shark attack, survive a hurricane and dive safely, 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 Caribbean Islands without leaving your seat!

Wayland

Trekking the Sahara

Sonya Newland
Authors:
Sonya Newland

Travelling Wild: Trekking the Sahara Desert follows a traveller on a fictitious journey by foot, camel and 4x4 across the world's largest dry desert. 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 which countries the Sahara sprawls across, the different types of desert mammal to watch out for, some incredible cities, the environmental issues facing the Sahara, how people live in the desert, and much, much more. There is a survival aspect to the book, too, with boxes containing tips on how to treat a scorpion sting or a snake bite, make a camp in sand dunes and collect water 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 Sahara Desert without leaving your seat!

Wayland

Stephen Hawking

Sonya Newland
Authors:
Sonya Newland

Regarded as one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists since Einstein, Stephen Hawkins has also defied the odds and this book explores his whole journey from his shocking diagnosis at age 21, through his career at Cambridge, to his current work as an author. The Inspirational Lives 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.

Wayland

Celts

Sonya Newland
Authors:
Sonya Newland
Wayland

David Attenborough

Sonya Newland
Authors:
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.

Franklin Watts

Grassland Animals

Sonya Newland
Authors:
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
Authors:
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

Woodland and Forest Animals

Sonya Newland
Authors:
Sonya Newland
Franklin Watts

Ocean Wildlife

Sonya Newland
Authors:
Sonya Newland
Franklin Watts

Wetland Animals

Sonya Newland
Authors:
Sonya Newland