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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

Spending Money

Ben Hubbard
Authors:
Ben Hubbard

An illustrated, child-friendly introduction to money, looking at the different forms it takes, how we use it and the importance of looking after it. Each story follows a child who is faced with a dilemma about what to do with some money and explores the many choices available to them in a clear and helpful way.

Franklin Watts

Saving Money

Ben Hubbard
Authors:
Ben Hubbard

An illustrated, child-friendly introduction to money, looking at the different forms it takes, how we use it and the importance of looking after it. Each story follows a child who is faced with a dilemma about what to do with some money and explores the many choices available to them in a clear and helpful way.

Franklin Watts

Making Money

Ben Hubbard
Authors:
Ben Hubbard

An illustrated, child-friendly introduction to money, looking at the different forms it takes, how we use it and the importance of looking after it. Each story follows a child who is faced with a dilemma about what to do with some money and explores the many choices available to them in a clear and helpful way.

Franklin Watts

Volcanoes and Avalanches

Ben Hubbard
Authors:
Ben Hubbard

Look inside natural disasters and discover how they work!Natural disasters devastate communities. They reshape the landscape and can alter people's ways of life in an area for years after the event. Learn all about volcanoes and avalanches. Find out how they form, where they are most to happen and how scientists study them through diagrams and case studies.Explore how natural disasters work by cracking them open and looking at them from the inside. How do they happen? How are they destructive? What happens on the inside of each phenomena? And where in the world are the danger zones? This series explore each of these questions in detail.This series uses detailed artwork, cutaways and images from real-life to give a rounded view of each event. Perfect for readers aged 9 and up.

Wayland

First Man on the Moon

Ben Hubbard
Authors:
Ben Hubbard

A gripping illustrated account of the historic first moon landingsAn exciting narrative non-fiction account of the first moon landing, designed to publish in time for the 50th anniversary of this historic milestone in space exploration Pacey, accessible text recounts the story of the first moon landing, from its beginnings in the Space Race, to early missions, the successful Apollo 11 voyage, Armstrong's legendary first steps on the moon and the astronauts' heart-stopping return to EarthFully illustrated throughout, with fresh, modern artwork breathing new life into this famous story. Perfect for readers aged 8 and up.

Franklin Watts

Teen Pioneers

Ben Hubbard
Authors:
Ben Hubbard
Franklin Watts

My Community and Media

Ben Hubbard
Authors:
Ben Hubbard

The internet connects people from all over the world and provides a great place to share our interests. But clever digital citizens are careful and smart about socialising online, making sure they enjoy it safely. The Internet can be a fun, creative, collaborative place to share, learn and experience the world and connect with all kinds of people. But being a good digital citizen comes with responsibilities and advisories. These books will help children aged 7+ navigate this sophisticated and ever-changing form of communication.

Franklin Watts

The Maya and Chichén Itzá

Ben Hubbard
Authors:
Ben Hubbard
Franklin Watts

Viking Britain and Jorvik

Ben Hubbard
Authors:
Ben Hubbard

Travel back in time to Jorvik and find out all about the Vikings in Britain. Like modern travel guides, the books in this series highlight must-see features and explain local culture. Each highlighted destination contains an explanation of what took part in these areas, as well as a look at important artefacts found there providing a bigger picture of life in the past. Typical travel guide notes include, 'best time to visit', 'what to eat' and 'where to stay'.

Franklin Watts

My Digital Future

Ben Hubbard
Authors:
Ben Hubbard

The future is digital! But what developments might this bring? My Digital Future explores the world of digital technology today and how it could look tomorrow. The Internet can be a fun, creative, collaborative place to share, learn and experience the world and connect with all kinds of people. But being a good digital citizen comes with responsibilities and advisories. These books will help children aged 7+ navigate this sophisticated and ever-changing form of communication.

Franklin Watts

My Digital World

Ben Hubbard
Authors:
Ben Hubbard
Franklin Watts

Roman Britain and Londinium

Ben Hubbard
Authors:
Ben Hubbard

Travel back in time to Londinium and find out all about the Romans in Britain. Like modern travel guides, the books in this series highlight must-see features and explain local culture. Each highlighted destination contains an explanation of what took part in these areas, as well as a look at important artefacts found there providing a bigger picture of life in the past. Typical travel guide notes include, 'best time to visit', 'what to eat' and 'where to stay'. Perfect for the KS2 history curriculum.

Franklin Watts

My Rights and Rules

Ben Hubbard
Authors:
Ben Hubbard
Franklin Watts

My Health and Wellness

Ben Hubbard
Authors:
Ben Hubbard
Franklin Watts

I Want a Dog

Ben Hubbard, Jason Chapman
Contributors:
Ben Hubbard, Jason Chapman

'Jam packed with the information necessary to make an informed decision about getting a dog.' - The School LibrarianLearn about looking after dogs with this heart-warming story. Would you really love a dog but don't know the first thing about how it will affect you and your family? This book gives young children aged 6+ all information they and their families need to see if they could take on this big responsibilty. The information is given through the story of Alex who is is desperate to get a dog, but the rest of his family don't think it's a good idea. So Alex decides to start a scrapbook to discover what a dog needs. He finds out about different dog breeds and what they are like. He looks around his home and wonders where the dog will live. He goes out with his friend to walk her dog. He collects photos of different dog breeds and adds labels with their temperaments, how to care for them etc. Alex's family see his enthusiasm and begin to get on board with the idea. Together they visit a puppy from a local family but they also visit a rescue centre and decide to get an adult dog from there. Using Jason Chapman's lively illustrations and Alex's photographic scrapbook, this 'two books in one' describes the behaviour and needs of dogs and how it affects a family's life day-to-day in a charming and fun way. The book is endorsed and checked by Battersea Dogs & Cats Home.

Wayland

Dot.Common Sense

Ben Hubbard, Beatriz Castro
Contributors:
Ben Hubbard, Beatriz Castro

'A clear, down-to-earth book about online safety' - Parents in TouchJoin Olivia and Sam as they discover the wonders of the Internet but learn about how to be safe while they explore. They learn how to deal with cyber bullying and be a good digital citizen, how to keep personal information private and much more. At the end of every chapter the 'Awesome Internet' feature reminds us about all the great things you can do on the Internet, too.Whether you want to use social media safely, use your smartphone or email without downloading something nasty or you're worried that you might be addicted to gaming or experiencing cyber bullying, this illustrated book is a great guide to what you might encounter online for children aged 7+.

Franklin Watts

I Want a Cat

Ben Hubbard, Jason Chapman
Contributors:
Ben Hubbard, Jason Chapman
Wayland

People That Changed The World

Ben Hubbard
Authors:
Ben Hubbard

For thousands of years, humans and their actions have shaped our history. But some people have such a profound and at times devastating influence, they not only change the course of history, they also manage to leave a legacy so powerful, it can be called world-changing. This book looks at 10 of these people - from discoverer Christopher Columbus who brought about a radical change to the face of the American continents, to Osama bin Laden who masterminded the devastating attacks of 9/11, which ushered in a new era of warfare and terrorism.Each of these 10 world-changing people is examined in detail - what were their circumstances; what turned them into a world-changing figure; what kind of a legacy have they left; and how is it still relevant to us today? Spanning a significant portion of human history, from the ancient world of Alexander the Great, to the age of discovery in the 15th century, the World Wars, and the end of Apartheid, this book not only examines the people themselves, but also places them in the context of other historical events and developments. It includes scientists, dictators, civil rights activists, terrorists and politicians.Perfect for course work and cross-curricular activities spanning history, politics and science; the book includes 10 further highly influential people, as well as a timeline that places them in the context of world history.

Wayland

Artworks That Changed The World

Ben Hubbard
Authors:
Ben Hubbard
Franklin Watts

Caring for Dogs and Puppies

Ben Hubbard
Authors:
Ben Hubbard

Are you thinking about taking on the huge responsibility of owning a dog?This book is a comprehensive guide for children aged 8+ to caring for a new puppy or a dog - including animals taken from a rescue centre such as Battersea Cats & Dogs Home. It covers all aspects such as choosing the right pet for you, making it feel at home, daily care, what to feed him/her and how best to communicate and train your dog.The book is endorsed by Battersea Dogs and Cats Home - the most famous animal refuge charity in the country - and illustrated with images from Battersea's photo library and by the quirky cartoons of Jason Chapman, who has been the illustrator for the Home for a number of years.