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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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Minerals

Richard Spilsbury
Authors:
Richard Spilsbury

Learn how minerals shape our lives and how they've shaped planet Earth's past and present, as well as how they'll shape its future. This book explores the origins of minerals, where they're found, and why they're important. The content-rich text supports the science national curriculum, covering important Earth science and geology concepts. Photographs show readers Earth's most dazzling minerals, while informative fact boxes and sidebars provide a comprehensive learning experience.

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How to Survive in the Ocean

Louise Spilsbury
Authors:
Louise Spilsbury
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Soil

Richard Spilsbury
Authors:
Richard Spilsbury

This book goes on a journey underground to examine the many kinds of soil, microorganisms and inorganic matter that make it, and the critical role it plays in ecosystems around the world. Most people don't think about the soil under their feet, but basic dirt can reveal a lot about Earth's past. Soil is formed from tiny grains of rock that existed many years ago. It can also form in the wake of landslides, volcanoes, and everyday weathering. Helpful diagrams, fact boxes, and sidebars support the information-rich text, which supports KS2 and KS3 science curriculum, and colourful images will keep readers engaged from start to finish.

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Metamorphic Rocks

Richard Spilsbury
Authors:
Richard Spilsbury

Heat and pressure are constantly at work below the Earth's surface, but sometimes, their amazing effects can be seen above ground. These powerful forces shape metamorphic rocks, one of the three kinds of rock that cover the surface of the Earth.Readers will learn how plate tectonics play a role in rock formation, where these rocks appear, and how to identify them based on their physical properties. This text takes the curriculum topics out of the classroom and into the real world, showing readers how metamorphic rock shapes our lives. The science-rich text is completed with full-colour photographs, fun fact boxes, and informative sidebars.

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Igneous Rocks

Richard Spilsbury
Authors:
Richard Spilsbury
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Crystals

Richard Spilsbury
Authors:
Richard Spilsbury

The rocks that cover Earths surface wouldn't exist without crystals. Written to support the science national curriculum, this text encourages readers to get up close and personal with the crystals contained in rocks. Along the way, they'll learn important Earth science skills, such as how crystals form, how to identify crystals based on their physical properties, and where in the world they're found. The text also teaches readers how we use crystals in everyday life, and what kinds of hobbies and careers involve working with crystals. This information-rich text features engaging images, fact boxes, and sidebars, which offer opportunities for additional learning.

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Aid Worker

Louise Spilsbury
Authors:
Louise Spilsbury
Franklin Watts

Paramedic

Louise Spilsbury
Authors:
Louise Spilsbury

Discover the heroic work of paramedic crews in this book. It explores how people begin a career as a paramedic, the skills they need to carry out their job, the equipment they use to give first aid and save lives and the risks and rewards of their life-saving work. The book includes advice for children who wish to be a paramedic, and explores whether they are likely to be suited to the job.What are the careers that make a difference to other people and improve or save their lives? Careers That Save Lives explores the world of jobs that save or change lives, offering readers an in-depth look at these worthwhile and fulfilling roles. The series invites children to consider why each job is so important and what characteristics people might need to carry it out. An interesting and reflective career series for children aged 9+.

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Search and Rescue Pilot

Louise Spilsbury
Authors:
Louise Spilsbury

Discover the heroic work of search and rescue pilots in this book. It explores how brave men and women begin a career in search and rescue, the skills they need to carry out their job, the types of planes they fly and the equipment they use to save lives and the risks and rewards of their life-saving work. The book includes advice for children who wish to be a search and rescue pilot, and explores whether they are likely to be suited to the job.What are the careers that make a difference to other people and improve or save their lives? Careers That Save Lives explores the world of jobs that save or change lives, offering readers an in-depth look at these worthwhile and fulfilling roles. The series invites children to consider why each job is so important and what characteristics people might need to carry it out. An interesting and reflective career series for children aged 9+.

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Extreme Life Cycles

Louise Spilsbury
Authors:
Louise Spilsbury
Franklin Watts

Firefighter

Louise Spilsbury
Authors:
Louise Spilsbury

Discover the heroic work of firefighting crews in this book. It explores how brave men and women begin a career in firefighting, the skills they need to carry out their job, the equipment they use to fight fires and save lives and the risks and rewards of their life-saving work. The book includes advice for children who wish to be a firefighter, and explores whether they are likely to be suited to the job.What are the careers that make a difference to other people and improve or save their lives? Careers That Save Lives explores the world of jobs that save or change lives, offering readers an in-depth look at these worthwhile and fulfilling roles. The series invites children to consider why each job is so important and what characteristics people might need to carry it out. An interesting and reflective career series for children aged 9+.

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Police Officer

Louise Spilsbury
Authors:
Louise Spilsbury

Discover how brave men and women keep our streets safe in Police Officer. This book explores how people enter the police force, the training they undertake to perform their job, the characteristics they need and the risks and rewards of their life-changing work. The book includes advice for children who wish to be a police officer, and explores whether they are likely to be suited to the job.What are the careers that make a difference to other people and improve or save their lives? Careers That Save Lives explores the world of jobs that save or change lives, offering readers an in-depth look at these worthwhile and fulfilling roles. The series invites children to consider why each job is so important and what characteristics people might need to carry it out. An interesting and reflective career series for children aged 9+.

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Adaptation and Survival

Richard Spilsbury
Authors:
Richard Spilsbury

Find out how organisms change to meet the challenges of their environments. This book explores the evolution of different plant and animal species, from changes in physical appearance to adaptation in behaviour, and explains how these organisms have adapted to thrive in an ever-changing world. Includes experiments that demonstrate how animals have adapted to their surroundings and fascinating fact boxes that offer in-depth information on topics such as evolution. An activity project shows students at Key Stage 3 how to investigate what lichens can tell you about the level of air pollution.The six books in the Living Processes series look at the processes all living organisms must carry out in order to stay alive. From feeding and drinking through to breathing and reproducing, it explores the differing ways in which organisms carry them out.

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Tips for Better Public Speaking

Louise Spilsbury
Authors:
Louise Spilsbury
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Tips for Better Researching

Louise Spilsbury
Authors:
Louise Spilsbury
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How Community Gardens Work

Louise Spilsbury
Authors:
Louise Spilsbury

How Community Gardens Work investigates the fascinating concept of gardens that a whole community enjoys and works together to maintain. It explores what a community garden is and what is grown there, where some of the world's most inventive community gardens are and why community gardens are on the rise in urban places all over the world.Explore the world's most revolutionary and exciting ecological developments in Eco Works. This series for 9+ readers examines how green technology is finding inventive solutions to some of the most pressing problems facing us today. From sourcing sustainable energy and reducing our carbon footprints through to creating recycling processes and community gardens that provide our growing urban populations with green space and food, find out exactly how and why 'eco works'.

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Languages What Job Can I Get?

Richard Spilsbury
Authors:
Richard Spilsbury
Franklin Watts

Space

Louise Spilsbury
Authors:
Louise Spilsbury

What makes our solar system special? Do you know why our Sun is so important to life on Earth? Explore the amazing variety of planets and other objects in our solar system, such as the Moon, comets, meteors and our own amazing planet, Earth. Then discover even more about space by making the space-related crafts in this fun and fact-filled book.Part of the series Discover Through Craft. Six books that explore key curriculum topics for children aged 7-9.

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Polar Regions

Louise Spilsbury
Authors:
Louise Spilsbury
Franklin Watts

Sparks, Shocks and Secrets - Explore electricity and use science to survive

Richard Spilsbury, Louise Spilsbury
Authors:
Richard Spilsbury, Louise Spilsbury

The children are playing at home when suddenly all the light go out. In the dark, they are convinced someone is trying to break in. How can they use their electronic set to save the day?Science has never been more exciting with this attention-grabbing approach which delivers true scietific learning through an action-packed story and spectacular graphic illustrations. The science is the story is backed up through simple experiments that readers can try for themselves.