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Giles Andreae speaks to Graham Marks

Author Spotlight

Giles Andreae is not only the bestselling author of such award-winning picture books as Giraffes Can’t Dance, Rumble in the Jungle and The Lion Who Wanted to Love, he’s also the man behind the entertaining world of Purple Ronnie, as well as The Interesting Thoughts of Edward Monkton. Here he talks to Graham Marks about all the many and varied bits of his very creative life, including toilet brush poetry.

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The Digestive System

Izzi Howell
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Franklin Watts

A Mindboggling History of Scientists and Inventors

Izzi Howell
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Izzi Howell

Take a chronological look at a some very clever scientists and inventors. Blast around the world with the brainiest people to have lived, beginning (logically) with the ancient Greeks, Plato and Hippocrates! Find out that the invention of concrete is a lot older than you might think and that for hundreds of years people believed that the Sun orbited around Earth. Discover if you would have had what it takes to work out why a magnetic rock is brilliant for finding your way, be brave (or foolish) enough to test out medical theories on your own child, become the next big thing in computer science, and discover why making paper was one of the most important inventions of all time!Blast Through the Past takes a look at some of the weird jobs people in the past had to do and the skills they needed in order to explore new lands, win battles or make amazing breakthroughs in science. Get under the skin of the most famous and infamous, the cleverest and some of the the barmiest people who have shaped history.Blast Through the Past is a series aimed at children aged 8+. These books build historical skills at Key Stage 2 by encouraging children to consider cause and effect, and why certain events happened at certain times.

Franklin Watts

An Adventurous History of Pirates

Izzi Howell
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Izzi Howell

Take a chronological look at a some very adventurous pirates. Blast around the world with the raiders of the high seas and find out what life was (and still is) like for these often ruthless criminals of the waves. Discover if you would have had what it takes to be the captain of a pirate ship, sail the 'pirate round', fight for your life or brave long voyages to hostile lands!Blast Through the Past takes a look at some of the weird jobs people in the past had to do and the skills they needed in order to explore new lands, win battles or make amazing breakthroughs in science. Get under the skin of the most famous and infamous, the cleverest and some of the the barmiest people who have shaped history.Blast Through the Past is a series aimed at children aged 8+. These books build historical skills at Key Stage 2 by encouraging children to consider cause and effect, and why certain events happened at certain times.

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The Brain and Nervous System

Izzi Howell
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Franklin Watts

The Maya

Izzi Howell
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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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The Heart, Lungs, and Blood

Izzi Howell
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Izzi Howell

Discover the human body in glorious technicolour!With eye-grabbing diagrams and amazing facts, The Heart, Blood and Lungs takes a vibrant look at some of the body's most important systems. There are trillions of cells in our bodies, each one needing oxygen to survive. This book explores how the heart, lungs and blood work together to supply oxygen to the rest of the body. Mind-bloggling facts (for instance, your blood vessels are long enough to stretch around the world two and half times!), and clear and straighforward diagrams help to explain the important functions of your heart, lungs and blood, while unique photos enable the reader to see the human body in a whole new light. This colourful and fact-packed series provides an accessible look at the human body through bright and bold graphics. With spread-filling diagrams, a colour-blocking approach, and simple text and captions, The Bright and Bold Human Body presents the incredible scale and complexity of the human body in small, digestible chunks. As well as this, surprising statistics and close-up photos allow children ages 7+ to gain an insight into the wonders of our bright and bold bodies.

Franklin Watts

The Ancient Greeks

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell

Which genius ideas and inventions began with the ancient Greeks? What did they develop that we use to this day? Find out how the ancient Greeks organised their society, trained their soldiers, used their ships for trade and transport and built their temples. Discover their brilliant developments in architecture, politics, art, medicine, theatre and sport that have influenced the way we live today.

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Rosa Parks

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Franklin Watts

Martin Luther King Jr.

Izzi Howell
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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.

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Pollution

Izzi Howell
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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.

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The Anglo-Saxons

Izzi Howell
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Izzi Howell
Franklin Watts

An Intrepid History of Explorers

Izzi Howell
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Izzi Howell
Franklin Watts

The Romans

Izzi Howell
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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.

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The Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages

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Izzi Howell
Franklin Watts

Neil Armstrong and the Moon Landings

Izzi Howell
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Izzi Howell

Neil Armstrong & the Moon Landings brings the heady days of the space race to life, describing the exciting events that led to the great astronaut Neil Armstrong becoming the first man to set foot on the Moon.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.

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A Noble History of Knights

Izzi Howell
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Izzi Howell
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Seas and Oceans

Izzi Howell
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Izzi Howell

Read all about the seas and oceans of the world, from the Atlantic, Pacific and Southern Oceans to the Mediterranean, Sargasso and Black Seas. Fact Cat Geography: Seas and Oceans answers questions such as why is the sea salty? How deep is the ocean? And how many oceans are there? 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 ocean or sea, looking at where it is, the fish and other sea creatures that live in it, and life on the ocean floor. 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.

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Seashore

Izzi Howell
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Izzi Howell

Read all about seashores, where in the world you can find them, what animals and plants live there and how these are dependent on each other. Learn about food chains, seasons and what we can do to protect this important habitat.Simple quiz questions at the back help readers to remember what they've just read.

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Ocean

Izzi Howell
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Izzi Howell