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Author Spotlight with Graham Marks

David Melling

David Melling is the international bestselling author and illustrator who first came to our attention with the critically acclaimed The Kiss That Missed, and whose The Tale of Jack Frost went from page to animated TV feature, voiced by Hugh Laurie. Here he talks to Graham Marks about how he became a children’s book illustrator, his influences, his passions and why he loves Twitter…

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Cubism

Susie Brooks
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Pop Art

Susie Brooks
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Susie Brooks
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Pre-Raphaelites

Susie Brooks
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Renaissance

Susie Brooks
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Paper Print Stamp

Susie Brooks
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Susie Brooks
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Selfie: The Changing Face of Self Portraits

Susie Brooks
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Susie Brooks

'Selfies' are everywhere - from Kim Kardashian, queen of the selfie, to the Queen of England photobombing the Australian hockey team's selfie in 2014, you can't open a newspaper, or visit a news website, without seeing one. Recent technology, such as the selfie stick, and camera phones, have helped make the selfie a global trend, so you would be forgiven for thinking that this is a modern trend. But in fact, the first known selfies date from about 40,000 years ago and are hand stencils, discovered on a cave wall in Indonesia. Produced in conjunction with the Art Archive, Selfie charts the progress and the development of the self portrait, from Indonesian caves, through famous self-portrait artists such as Vincent van Gogh and Pablo Picasso and the invention of the camera, to iconic modern selfies such as the 2014 Oscar photograph. It looks at trends, techniques and the tales behind some famous self portraits - do you know why Van Gogh was driven to cut off a chunk of his ear? Or how Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera's stormy marriage affected their painting? Which teenage member of the Russian royal family sent a selfie she had taken in a mirror to a friend in 1914? And how are Andy Warhol's photographic techniques still influencing selfie-takers today? Selfie has the answers to all these questions, and many more! Packed full of fascinating information and incredible images, this is a must-have book for selfie-lovers of all ages!

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By Printing and Stamping

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 is therapeutic for stressed or anxious children, allowing them to make things by themselves, and to have confidence in their own abilities. 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!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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With Everyday Things

Susie Brooks
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Susie Brooks
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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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With Hands and Feet

Susie Brooks
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Susie Brooks
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Japan

Susie Brooks
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Susie Brooks

Japan: the Land and People takes you on a whistlestop tour around this most incredible country. Explore its islands, mountains and volcanoes, and meet some incredible wildlife along the way. Marvel at the sleek, shiny skyscrapers, the high-tech transport systems and the world-famous food, and delve into the country's rich history.Discover what it's like to grow up in Japan - school, family life, socializing and religion - and find out how life is in a society that has a futuristic outlook while honouring its historic traditions. Learn about Japan's booming economy, fuelled by innovative designs and cutting-edge technology. Amazing photographs transport you to the very heart of this unique, fascinating, visually-exciting country. Crammed full of facts, stats and incredible information - and much cheaper than a plane ticket - this is the perfect introduction to Japan!

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India

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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Paul Cézanne

Susie Brooks
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Susie Brooks

Inspiring Artists is a series of children's biographies that 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. When people first saw Paul Cézanne's paintings, they criticised, rejected and even laughed at him! He went on to change the art world forever. His pictures of apples and mountains paved the way for a new approach to painting. Today he's widely celebrated as the 'father' of modern art, inspiring artists as diverse as Pablo Picasso and Jasper Johns.These lavishly illustrated books are a visual treasure trove, with famous paintings alongside lesser-known works. Aimed at readers aged 9+, the content has been expertly checked by the ex-Head of Education at the National Gallery in London.

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Croatia

Susie Brooks
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Susie Brooks

Explore the people, music, art, sport, food, landscapes and wildlife using this awesome children's travel guide to one of the world's holiday hotspots.Discover:· Croatia's ancient palaces, fairytale castles and cobblestone streets. · Delicious Croatian food - from skid-ink risotto and cauldron-cooked stews to rare truffles.· The amazing beaches, spectacular sunsets and unspoilt countryside that make Croatia such a stunning tourist destination.Everything you need is packed in this travel guide. So unpack the magic of Croatia and let's go!

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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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Portugal

Susie Brooks
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Susie Brooks
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Spain

Susie Brooks
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Susie Brooks

Unpack the history and culture of Spain - one of the world's most beautiful and interesting countries - with Unpacked: Spain. 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 Spain's rich history, from the Moors to the Conquistadors, right up to the present day. Meet some of Spain's most incredible wildlife, wolves and bears to camels and lynx! Discover the Spanish passion for all things sport, find out why their national football team are world champions, and meet Spanish tennis ace Rafael Nadal. See the sights in Spain's staggering cities, from the incredible Gaudi architecture in Barcelona, to the beautiful Moorish buildings and orange trees of Seville. Explore Spain's diverse and interesting landscape - see beaches, mountains, and islands along the way, and discover why Spain is such a popular tourist destination. Read all about delicious Spanish food, from paellas and olives to tapas and cheese - avoid if you're feeling peckish! Escape to the country to see parts of Spain that are off the beaten track; and encounter vineyards, wild pigs, and houses built into the edge of cliffs! Discover amazing Spanish artists such as Picasso, Dalí and Miró, plus the incredible galleries, such as the Guggenheim in Bilbao, that house their work. Find out all about the Spanish film industry, which has given the world movie stars from Penelope Cruz to Antonio Banderas, and be inspired to watch some classic Spanish films! Uncover the history behind some of Spain's most famous pastimes, from flamenco dancing to bull-fighting, and see the incredible costumes worn by both dancers and matadors. Unpacked: Spain 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! Spain is just one of the world's most fascinating countries. Why not unpack Australia, Brazil, France, India, Italy, Portugal or South Africa in other titles in the series?

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India

Susie Brooks
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Brazil

Susie Brooks
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Susie Brooks