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Author Spotlight with Graham Marks

Emmy Laybourne

Emmy Laybourne is, in her own words, ‘a writer, teacher and a recovering character actress’ who lives in upstate New York with her husband ‘and two surprisingly well-mannered children’. Here she talks to Graham Marks, on Skype, about how she became a writer, the highs and lows of starting out on a writing career, and her novel, Monument 14.

Franklin Watts

The Anglo-Saxons

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell

Which genius ideas and inventions began with the Anglo-Saxons? What did they develop that we use to this day? Find out how the Anglo-Saxons farmed their land, built their houses and organised their society. Discover their brilliant developments in defence, law, language and storytelling that have influenced the way we live today.

Franklin Watts

An Intrepid History of Explorers

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell

Blast Through the Past takes a look at some of the most influential jobs (legal or otherwise!) and gets under the skin of of the most famous and infamous, the cleverest and the barmiest people who have shaped history.Take a chronological look at knights, spies, ancient warriors, explorers and more, and discover if you have what it takes to be a pirate on the high seas, an undercover agent or a fearsome gladiator.Blast Through the Past is a series aimed at children aged 8+.

Franklin Watts

India

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell
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Japan

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell

Find out about the country of Japan with this fun and engaging first information book. Topics include the country's geography, major cities, people and interesting places. For children following Book Bands, it is suitable for children reading at band 8: purple.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.

Franklin Watts

Tim Berners-Lee

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell
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Christianity

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell

Explore the religion of Christianity, from what people believe, to a Christian life, special days and festivals. For children progressing through Book Bands, it is suitable for reading at level 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.

Franklin Watts

Biomes

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell
Wayland

The Equator

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell

How long do day and night last at the equator? Which rainforest does the equator pass through? Which country is named after the equator?Discover the answers to all of these questions and take a trip around the world and learn about the equator. Discover the nearby habitats, from chilly mountains to tropical islands. See what life is like in the countries along the equator, and meet some of the people who live there.The Fact Cat series takes children at nursery age through to Key Stage 1 and above on a journey to discover the world around them, learning about a vast array of subjects on the way from space and science to ancient history and geography!

Wayland

The Poles

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell

Which is colder - the North Pole or the South Pole? What is the colour of polar bears' skin? Who was the first person to visit both poles?Discover the answers to all of these questions and take a trip around the world and explore the poles. Discover the wildlife that can survive in these icy habitats and their extreme seasons. Travel back in time with the explorers who rushed to be the first to the poles, and find out about the people who live there today.The Fact Cat series takes children at nursery age through to Key Stage 1 and above on a journey to discover the world around them, learning about a vast array of subjects on the way from space and science to ancient history and geography!

Franklin Watts

A Noble History of Knights

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell
Wayland

Mayan Civilisation

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell

The Maya were an advanced civilisation that built magnificent cities in the rainforests of Central America. Find out about Mayan numbers, bloodletting rituals, and why the Maya disappeared.Inside you can read about: calendars and astronomy how to make a mosaic mask writing and crafts the life of a ballplayer city-states and the elite

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Ancient China

Izzi Howell
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Izzi Howell
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Continents

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell
Franklin Watts

Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell

Find out why we remember the famous Gunpowder Plot of 1605, where Guy Fawkes and his fellow conspirators tried to blow up the Houses of Parliament - with the king inside!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.

Franklin Watts

Charles Darwin

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell

Find out why we remember the great naturalist Charles Darwin and his epic voyages of discovery, and learn how he proposed the theory of evolution, which changed science forever. 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.

Wayland

Mary Seacole

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell

Find out about the life of Mary Seacole. Read about her childhood and discover how she learned about herbal medicines. Learn about her hotel and shop and find out how she helped soldiers on the battlefields of the Crimean War. A simple fun picture quiz helps readers to recall what they have read. A perfect one-stop-shop for help with homework assignments! Broad-ranging appeal for nursery age through to Key Stage 2.

Franklin Watts

The Great Fire of London

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell

Why Do We Remember?: The Great Fire of London describes the catastrophic fire that laid waste to much of London in September 1666. It explores how we know about the fire, from popular songs to diaries, and looks at how it led directly to the renaissance of London.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.

Wayland

Seas and Oceans

Izzi Howell
Authors:
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.

Wayland

Seashore

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell
Wayland

Ocean

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell