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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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Burial Places

John Malam
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John Malam

Get ready for a prehistoric adventure! We discover ghostly Maes Howe, an enormous 5,000-year-old tomb covered in Viking graffiti. Britain is jam-packed with these mystical, silent burial places, and exploring them can tell us about the culture, society and beliefs of our earliest ancestors. It's time to get out your magnifying glass and examine the real artefacts that archaeologists have uncovered, from the giant capstones of megalithic tombs to the treasure of an ancient chieftain!Prehistoric burial places lie silent across the British countryside. Long and round barrows, megalithic tombs and passage graves all provide important evidence of the daily life and burial practices of Stone, Bronze and Iron age communities. It's time to take a closer look at these ancient landmarks to find out why they were built, how they were used and who they were used by. Learn about Maes Howe, West Kennet Long Barrow, Bush Barrow, Pentre Ifan, Lanyon Quoit and many more incredible sites of ancient burials, including the chariot queen, that can be found across Britain and give evidence of the lives of prehistoric people. There are four titles in the Prehistoric Adventures series, looking at stone circles, ancient settlements, burial places and hill forts.

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Hill Forts

John Malam
Authors:
John Malam

Get ready for a prehistoric adventure! Our first stop is intimidating Maiden Castle: shaped like the coil of a giant snake, Britain's largest hill fort is the size of 26 football pitches! Britain is brimming with these battle-worn hill forts, and exploring them can tell us about the culture, society, technology and enemies of their builders. It's time to get out your magnifying glass and examine the real evidence that archaeologists have discovered, from Iron Age coins to stockpiles of ancient weaponry!Hill forts are tremendous landmarks holding their ancient ground at many sites across the British Isles. Not only do they show the great skill and ingenuity of Iron Age man, but they hold ancient evidence of their way of life. It's time to take a closer look at these Iron Age fortifications - sculpted into the landscape by our ancient ancestors - and the evidence that tells us how they were built and why, and how they were used. Learn about Maiden Castle, Danebury, Crickley Hill and many more hill forts and Iron Age sites that can be found across Britain and give evidence of the lives of prehistoric people. There are four titles in the Prehistoric Adventures series, looking at stone circles, ancient settlements, burial places and hill forts.

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Settlements

John Malam
Authors:
John Malam

Get ready for a prehistoric adventure! Our first stop is ancient Skara Brae: hidden beneath a sand dune for thousands of years, this Neolithic village lets us step back in time to discover how our ancestors lived. Britain is brimming with these long-abandoned settlements, and exploring them can tell us about the culture, society, technology and beliefs of their inhabitants. It's time to get out your magnifying glass and examine the real evidence that archaeologists have discovered, from top secret tunnels to the remnants of extravagant feasts!The ancient settlements discovered in present-day Britain are an incredible record of prehistoric life, giving us clues as to how our stone and bronze age ancestors would have lived. From stone huts to secret tunnels, we examine the evidence they have left behind. It's time to take a closer look at these ancient living places, examining how they were built, the materials used and the evidence of food, cooking, work and past-times. Learn about Skara Brae, Windmill Hill, Durrington Wall, Flag Fen, Carn Euny and many more ancient settlements that can be found across Britain and give evidence of the lives of prehistoric people. There are four titles in the Prehistoric Adventures series, looking at stone circles, ancient settlements, burial places and hill forts.

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Queen Elizabeth II: Her Story

John Malam
Authors:
John Malam
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The Vikings

John Malam
Authors:
John Malam

Through examining primary evidence, such as, pots, swords, remains, artwork, buildings and tapestries, the reader will be introduced to each historical age.

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The Egyptians

John Malam
Authors:
John Malam

Through examining primary evidence, such as hieroglyphs, pottery, jewellery, buildings and artefacts, the reader will be introduced to each historical age. Find out why Egyptian men and women wore wigs, how they preserved dead bodies and about hieroglyphic writing. Do the multiple choice quiz at the end to find out what you have learnt.

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Queen Elizabeth II: Her Story Diamond Jubilee

John Malam
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John Malam
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The Romans

John Malam
Authors:
John Malam
Franklin Watts

Early Medieval Times

John Malam
Authors:
John Malam

A highly-illustrated series that explores the lives of people in past civilisations

Jess Butterworth

Jess spent her childhood between the UK and India, and grew up hearing stories about the Himalayas from her grandmother. She's lived in India and even met with the Dalai Lama. She studied creative writing at Bath Spa and now lives between Louisiana and the UK.

Jess French

Jess French is a passionate vet, zoologist and naturalist who has been named one of Britain's top 50 conservationists by BBC Wildlife magazine. She presented her own TV series on CBeebies called Minibeast Adventure with Jess and worked on Live 'n' Deadly (CBBC), Deadly Mission Madagascar (CBBC), Springwatch (BBC) and Micro Monsters 3D (Sky). Jess has written several books for children, including the Born Free series for Orion Children's Books.

Katie Dale

Katie Dale had her first poem 'The Fate of The School Hamster' published in The Cadbury's Book of Children's Poetry, aged 8 and hasn't stopped writing since. On graduating, she went travelling through South-East Asia - only to discover whilst in a Vietnam internet cafe that she was a winner of the SCBWI 2008 Undiscovered Voices competition.

Kes Gray

Kes Gray is a bestselling, multi award-winning author of more than 70 books for children. He eats Ideaflakes for breakfast, spreads silliness on his toast and lives in a place called Different.Oi Frog!, Oi Dog! and Oi Cat! are a top ten bestselling series. Oi Dog! won the Laugh Out Loud Picture Book Award and was shortlisted for the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award and the British Book Award, amongst others. It also won the Teach Primary New Children's Fiction Award, MadeForMums Award, Bishop's Stortford Picture Book Award and Portsmouth Picture Book Award. Oi Cat! was the Independent Booksellers Children's Book of the Season and Oi Goat! was the number one bestselling World Book Day book in 2018.

Kevin Hopgood

Kev Hopgood is a children's illustrator and comic book artist. He works for a wide variety of publishers in the UK, US and Europe. Past clients include Marvel comics, for whom he co-created the character War Machine which appeared in the latest Iron Man movie. He's also worked in the educational and ELT field for publishers such as Oxford University Press, Barrington Stoke & Franklin Watts

Kevin Wood

Kevin has written technical computer manuals and user-guides for grown-ups, and is expert at breaking down the complicated to the manageable. He is part of a husband and wife publishing team producing children's books on many different subjects. His hobbies include programming, writing computer games and renovating houses. Kevin is currently renovating a barn in Cornwall in his spare time, to house his family and four chickens!

Lauren St John

Lauren St John is the author of several books on sports and music, as well as the award-winning children's series THE WHITE GIRAFFE, the BLUE PETER BOOK AWARD-winning LAURA MARLIN series and THE ONE DOLLAR HORSE trilogy. Her first adult novel, THE OBITUARY WRITER, was published in 2013. Lauren St John is one of the lead voices of Authors4 Oceans, a collective of 50 writers calling to ban the use of plastics in the book industry.Visit Lauren's website at www.laurenstjohn.com, like her Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pages/Lauren-St-John/120957211278399 and follow her on Twitter @laurenstjohn

Liz Gogerly

Liz Gogerly is a writer and editor of children's information books and a former teacher. She has worked on a wide variety of books and has a specialist knowledge of history and biographies.

Liz Kessler

Liz Kessler studied English at Loughborough University, has worked as a teacher and a journalist and has an MA in Creative Writing from Manchester Metropolitan University. After taking a year off to travel around Europe in a camper van, Liz now lives in Cornwall.Find out more at www.lizkessler.co.uk, follow her on Twitter @lizkesslerbooks and like her on Facebook at facebook.com/lizkesslerchildrensauthor.

Louise Spilsbury

Louise Spilsbury is a prolific children's book author. She has written titles on almost every subject, from science and geography through to world affairs, social issues, art, history, and literacy. Louise is married to the author Richard Spilsbury and has two children. She lives and works in Devon.

Lucy Mangan

Lucy Mangan is an award-winning columnist for Stylist magazine, the Guardian TV critic and author of the widely acclaimed Bookworm: A Memoir of Childhood Reading, which celebrates her lifelong passion for stories, including those of Enid Blyton.