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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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With Hands and Feet

Susie Brooks
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By Printing and Stamping

Susie Brooks
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Susie Brooks

Let's Make Art By Printing and Stamping shows you how to make bottletop balloons, broccoli jungle, cork stamps, bubblewrap dinosaurs and much, much more. Techniques include printing, stamping, monoprints and simple collographs - used in ingenious ways for fantastic results!A collection of fun, simple, inexpensive craft projects, ideal for time-poor parents and budget-challenged schools, promoting reuse and recycling. Beautifully designed, the book is clearly and appealingly illustrated with step-by-step instructions and engaging artwork. Each activity is straightforward and achievable, and as such is therapeutic for stressed or anxious children, allowing them to make things by themselves, and to have confidence in their own abilities. Other titles in the series include Let's Make Art With Hands and Feet, Let's Make Art with Everyday Things and Let's Make Art with Scrap Paper, so there's a whole load of upcycling fun to be had!

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Romanticism

Susie Brooks
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Susie Brooks
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Pop Art

Susie Brooks
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Susie Brooks
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Surrealism

Susie Brooks
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Susie Brooks

The Surrealist moment turned the art world on its head with bold, strange works of art that celebrated the subconscious and the power of dreams, and delighted in defying convention. With artists as celebrated as Salvador Dalí and Renè Magritte amongst them, the Surrealists' legacy lives on today, influencing media from art and music to film and advertising. An accessible and in-depth guide to some of the most popular and significant art movements, Inside Art Movements explores their origins, evolution and legacy in today's world. For readers aged 9 and up.

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Cubism

Susie Brooks
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Susie Brooks

Exciting and edgy, the Cubism movement changed art forever with by showing the world in a fresh, experimental and challenging new way that merged viewpoints and celebrated the geometric. Beginning in early 20th century Paris with artists Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso, the movement spread around the world, inspiring artists from Piet Mondrian to Paul Klee.An accessible and in-depth guide to some of the most popular and significant art movements, Inside Art Movements explores their origins, evolution and legacy in today's world. For readers aged 9 and up.

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Renaissance

Susie Brooks
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Susie Brooks

Discover the art movements that shaped our world The exciting time known as the Renaissance revolutionised art, as artists broke with the past to embrace new subjects, techniques and mediums. Painters and sculptors including Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael and Michelangelo became famous across Europe, creating works as enduringly iconic as the Mona Lisa and David. For readers aged 9 and up, Inside Art Movements provides an accessible and in-depth guide to some of the most popular and significant art movements.

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Paper Print Stamp

Susie Brooks
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Susie Brooks
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India

Susie Brooks
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Susie Brooks

India: the Land and People takes you on a whistlestop tour around this most amazing country. Explore its rainforests, rivers (including the great Ganges), mountains and beaches, and meet some incredible wildlife along the way. Marvel at the vibrant street life, the amazing food and the diverse, multiethnic culture, and delve into the country's rich history.Discover what it's like to grow up in India - school, family life, socializing and religion - and find out how life is for the richest and the poorest members of society from its rural areas to its megacities. Learn about India's booming economy as a high-tech hotspot that's going global. Amazing photographs transport you to the very heart of this busy, colourful, visually-exciting country. Crammed full of facts, stats and incredible information - and much cheaper than a plane ticket - this is the perfect introduction to India!

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Rivers

Susie Brooks
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Susie Brooks

The Where on Earth? Book of Rivers takes you on a journey along the world's rivers, from the Amazon to the Nile, answering questions such as how old is river water? Where can you hear a river wave ROAR? And which river creatures spell DANGER? Along with many others. It looks at flesh-eating turtles, river festivals, the Grand Canyon, the world's biggest waterfall, the water cycle and much, much more. Crammed full of ferocious fish and weird water facts, geography has never been so exciting!Packed to the gills with far-out facts and fascinating information, the Where on Earth? series of four books make standard KS2 geography topics lively, fun, pacey and interesting.

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With Scrap Paper

Susie Brooks
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Susie Brooks

A collection of fun, simple, inexpensive craft projects, ideal for time-poor parents and budget-challenged schools, promoting reuse and recycling. Beautifully designed, the book is clearly and appealingly illustrated with step-by-step instructions and engaging artwork. Each activity is straightforward and achievable, and as such allows stressed or anxious children to 'make it happy', building confidence in their own abilities. Let's Make Art With Scrap Paper shows you how to weave paper into skyscrapers, make shaggy dogs from old newspaper, create a mosaic smiley snail, assemble an elephant-shaped bookmark from cardboard and old magazines and much, much more. Techniques include drawing, painting, printing, collage, making rubbings and paint-scraping - used in ingenious ways for fantastic results!Other titles in the series include Let's Make Art By Printing and Stamping, Let's Make Art with Everyday Things and Let's Make Art with Hands and Feet, so there's a whole load of upcycling fun to be had!

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Japan

Susie Brooks
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Susie Brooks
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Claude Monet

Susie Brooks
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Susie Brooks

Inspiring Artists tells us what it is that makes some famous artists so important and memorable, not only in terms of their artistic legacy, but also as to their impact on the wider world. It explores their life and times through significant pieces of their art, looking at the work in terms of its context, from conflict (Goya), to festivities (Bruegel) to personal struggle (Van Gogh). Each work is also considered in terms of its style, technique and artistic innovation.Claude Monet (1840-1926) was one of the founders of Impressionism and a hugely successful artist in his own right. His bright, dappled paintings, which captured subjects as varied as seascapes, railways and his famous waterlilies, created a turning point in art and gave colour a new importance. Monet's innovations paved the way for artists as diverse as Wassily Kandinsky, Roy Lichtenstein and Joan Mitchell.

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Selfie: The Changing Face of Self Portraits

Susie Brooks
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Susie Brooks
Franklin Watts

Paul Cézanne

Susie Brooks
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Susie Brooks
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Croatia

Susie Brooks
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Susie Brooks
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Portugal

Susie Brooks
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Susie Brooks

This beautifully designed title offers kids an engaging insight into a fascinating country that is Portugal: its major cities, culture, way of life, food, language, and history - all presented in an engaging writing style. Alongside this core information, readers will find out about fashion, music, popular culture and sport, as well as quirky facts and bite-sized information on Portugal's customs and everyday life.

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Spain

Susie Brooks
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Susie Brooks
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India

Susie Brooks
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Susie Brooks

Unpack the history and culture of India - one of the world's most beautiful and interesting countries - with Unpacked: India. The book takes you on a journey through this incredible country, from its food to fashion and its art to sport. The bright, fun scrapbook design will engage children's attention and capture their interest, making the book the perfect introduction and travel guide. Explore India's rich history, from early civilizations in the Indus valley right up to the present day, and see how the country is becoming a high-tech powerhouse in the modern world. Meet some of India's most incredible wildlife, from holy elephants to colourful peacocks and fierce tigers. Discover the Indian passion for all things cricket, from Test Matches and One Day Internationals to matches played in back alleys and on beaches. See the contrasts that exist in India's amazing cities, from the ancient monuments and modern buildings of Delhi to Mumbai, where a dynamic business district sits alongside Dharavi, a slum of a million people. Explore India's diverse and interesting landscape - see beaches, swamps, mountains, deserts and rainforests along the way, and learn how India's agricultural population makes a living from the land. Read all about delicious Indian food, from curries and spices to sweet treats such as kulfi, and discover how thousands of Indians get their lunch delivered in tiffin boxes every day. Learn about the importance of the Ganges River to India, and the role it plays in the farming, industrial and religious life of millions of Indian people. Discover the glamour of Bollywood and the India film industry, plus music and dance that's guaranteed to get you moving! Unpacked: India is packed full of fun, quirky facts and interesting information, perfect for children aged 9 and above. Whether you're planning a trip, or just interested in the country, this is the guide for you! India is just one of the world's most fascinating countries. Why not unpack Australia, Brazil, France, Italy, Portugal, South Africa or Spain in other titles in the series?

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Brazil

Susie Brooks
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Susie Brooks

This beautifully designed title offers kids an engaging insight into a fascinating country that is Brazil: its major cities, culture, way of life, food, language, and history - all presented in an engaging writing style. Alongside this core information, readers will find out about fashion, music, popular culture and sport, as well as quirky facts and bite-sized information on Brazil's customs and everyday life.