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Author Spotlight with Graham Marks

Jane Simmons

Jane Simmons is a uniquely talented award-winning illustrator and author, and the creator of some of our best-loved children’s books. Here she talks to Graham Marks about boats, motorbikes and making a mess, as well as her words, her art and her latest picture book, Lily Gets Lost.

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What are forces?

Kay Barnham
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Kay Barnham

This lovely picturebook story tells the story of two children who find out what forces are.Ideal for home or classroom, this book contains notes for parents and teachers with suggestions of ways to explore scientific topicsIllustrated by the ever-popular and award-winning illustrator Mike Gordon.This book is part of a series of stories about feelings and emotions for children aged between 4 and 8. Other titles are: What are plants? What is light and sound? What is electricity? What are materials?

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The Wonderful World of Weather

Kay Barnham, Maddie Frost
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Kay Barnham, Maddie Frost

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The Great Big Water Cycle Adventure

Kay Barnham
Authors:
Kay Barnham

Dive into the great big water cycle story! The same water has been falling as raindrops for billions of years. It travels around our planet again and again, from raindrops into rivers, and from seas to water vapour in mist and clouds. The water on earth is in glaciers, rivers, streams, lakes and reservoirs. It is used by plants, humans and animals.Follow the journey of a young boy and girl as they float, splash and slide through the incredible water cycle story. This beautifully illustrated picture book shows the incredible story of the water in all its forms. from grey storm clouds to rushing waterfalls, calm lakes and shining icy glaciers.'Look and Wonder' is a fresh, bold and bright, narrative non-fiction picture book series, for children aged 4 and up, introducing children to life cycles and the natural world. The eye-poppingly colourful digital illustration style will explain the scientific concepts while the light and fun text-style will make these books real home and classroom favourites.Other titles in the series:The Great Big Water Cycle AdventureThe Amazing Plant Life Cycle StoryThe Amazing Butterfly Life Cycle Story

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The Fact or Fiction Behind The Tudors

Kay Barnham
Authors:
Kay Barnham

True or false?The Tudors had their own Ice Age!Tudor children drank beerElizabeth I was killed by her make-upAnne Boleyn had an extra fingerThis book explores the facts about the Tudors, explodes the myths and legends surrounding some madcap monarchs and (not-so) wicked witches, and reveals loads of fascinating stuff about one of history's most bloodthirsty families...The Truth or Busted series explores the fact or fiction behind stuff you THINK you know in a tongue-in-cheek, humorous way that kids will find unputdownable!

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Space

Kay Barnham
Authors:
Kay Barnham
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London

Kay Barnham
Authors:
Kay Barnham

My London Infographic Sticker Activity Book is an interactive journey around the amazing city of London. This book includes more than 200 stickers and is printed on high-quality paper that's perfect to colour in with felt-tips or crayons. It's ideal for a trip to the city, long journeys, rainy days and a great gift for curious children.Climb the tallest buildings, and head underground to learn facts and figures about the smelliest plant in the capital, build bridges over the river Thames and the number of bathrooms in Buckingham Palace.Packed with fact-based stickering, colouring and searching activities to help you remember all of the fascinating facts, My London Infographic Sticker Activity Book is a bold, bright and beautiful book that will take your imagination on an exciting journey.

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The Fact or Fiction Behind the Egyptians

Kay Barnham
Authors:
Kay Barnham

True or false?Pharoahs never let their hair downCleopatra died from a snake-biteAncient Egyptians snacked on hedgehogsMummies were used as medicine!Explore the myths and legends surrounding the fascinating world of ancient Egypt. Dig deep to uncover the fact or fiction behind mummification, pyramid-building and hieroglyphics, as well as fascinating pharaohs and exotic empresses!The Truth or Busted series explores the fact or fiction behind stuff you THINK you know in a tongue-in-cheek, humorous way that kids will find unputdownable!

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Gory Gladiators, Savage Centurions and Caesar's Sticky End

Kay Barnham, Tom Morgan-Jones
Contributors:
Kay Barnham, Tom Morgan-Jones
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Emmeline Pankhurst

Kay Barnham
Authors:
Kay Barnham
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Charles Darwin

Kay Barnham
Authors:
Kay Barnham

Charles Darwin's book 'On the Origin of Species' changed both science and society - but why? This biography explores the life of Charles Darwin, from his early investigations of the natural world and his voyage on the HMS Beagle, to the publication of his great work. Darwin astounded the world with his theory of evolution but some people were angry that his ideas challenged traditional ideas and those set out by the church.Through the story of Charles Darwin readers learn about the society and culture of Victorian Britain. Looking at Darwin's discoveries and the events of his life, we learn about the changing ideas in British society between 1745-1901, and the impact that his ideas had on the church and state. Readers will learn to draw conclusions from the evidence provided - a great basis for class discussions.History VIP biographies each look at the life of a famous Briton telling the stories of these Very Important People with clear, lively text. Amazing facts are added with feature panels and lively illustrations give visual information of the time and society the VIP lived in. With these key biographies students learn how individual people's actions have shaped the course of history. Key terms are defined in an easy-to-use glossary encouraging readers to use historical terms in their own work. Features include:In other news - these panels give context and help readers to understand the society and events of the wider world in which the subject livedTrue or False - questions lead students to question information and to interact with the facts they are presented with. What they said - quote features bring the subjects to life using their own words!WOW! - Boxes add humorous or amazing information to astound the reader and bring out the hilarious side of history

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Mary Anning

Kay Barnham
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Kay Barnham
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Nelson Mandela

Kay Barnham
Authors:
Kay Barnham
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The Fact or Fiction Behind Battles and Wars

Kay Barnham
Authors:
Kay Barnham
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Olly Murs

Kay Barnham
Authors:
Kay Barnham

Want to know more about Olly Murs and test your super-fan status? Then this is the book for you. Including loads of photos of the star, this book is a fascinating, in-depth pop biography, including stories from Olly's childhood, his ascent to fame, and reports on what his life is like today as one of Britain's biggest idols. Find out all about Olly Murs X Factor story and what his life was like before fame and fortune. Learn his tastes in fashion and food, and which is his favourite country in the world! Discover his pre-performance routine while on tour, what his star sign reveals about him. Then, test your your fan knowledge wit lots of pop quiz questions and puzzles to find out if you are an Olly Murs super-fan!

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One Direction

Kay Barnham
Authors:
Kay Barnham
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Robert Pattinson

Kay Barnham
Authors:
Kay Barnham

Want to know more about your favourite pop and film stars? Read on! Want to Know Your Idol? is a fascinating, in-depth pop and film biography series that is packed to the brim with the latest facts on the stars and tells the story of their lives from childhood and their ascent to fame, and reports on what their lives are like today as some of the world's biggest idols. Find out all about the most famous vampire on the planet! Learn about his childhood, his early acting days, through to his most famous Twilight years and beyond!Find out about his family, his fave actor/musician/dinosaur and what superpower he would most like to possess! Take the quizzes threaded throughout the book to find out if you are an R-Pattz Super Fan!

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Crackpot Kings, Queens & other Daft Royals

Kay Barnham
Authors:
Kay Barnham

Discover all about the fascinating lives of some of the most unusual, quirky and eccentric characters in world history! Learn about the Chinese Emporer who hunted sea monsters, find out if Richard III really was as despicable as historians once thought, and why Ivan the Terrible really was a very scary monarch. Peppered with Crackpot Quiz questions and Mad, Bad and Truly Sticky Endings features this book is enthralling, entertaining and educational all at the same time!

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The Fact or Fiction Behind History

Kay Barnham
Authors:
Kay Barnham

Truth or Busted's History title explores popular myths and legends about world history in a light and humorous way that kids will find unputdownable. Such statements as 'George Washington had wooden teeth' or 'Thomas Crapper invented the flushing toilet' are examined as well as where the ideas came, whether they have any basis in truth, or whether they can be consigned to folklore. Each statement is given a TRUTH or BUSTED evaluation.

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Florence Nightingale

Kay Barnham
Authors:
Kay Barnham
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Remembrance Day

Kay Barnham
Authors:
Kay Barnham

A fun and interactive beginners look at amazing events and people in history.