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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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In Outer Space

Paul Mason
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Paul Mason

What happens in outer space when a star explodes, a spacewalk goes wrong or a meteor falls towards planet Earth? Actions in outer space can be jaw-dropping - and sometimes deadly!Cause, Effect and Chaos! explores the relationship between things, their actions and reactions, and what happens when processes don't go according to plan. From the unfortunate to the truly catastrophic, discover how things work in the world and beyond.Each spread follows a narrative chain with fun illustrations and arrows leading the reader through a different action, process or phenomenon.This highly visual approach, with simple text, makes it the perfect series for imparting STEM and geography concepts. Perfect for readers aged 9 and up.

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Human Body

Paul Mason
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Paul Mason
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Engineering

Paul Mason
Authors:
Paul Mason

See the world from a whole new angle!This innovative series, illustrated with amazing isometric artwork, reveals the technology, science and engineering behind our world's infrastructure.Discover how engineering has shaped the world around us. Find out how we cross rivers, construct roads, build skyscrapers and dig valuable minerals out of the ground. Perfect reading for the next generation of engineers, scientists and innovators aged 9 and up.

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Power Stations and Electricity

Paul Mason
Authors:
Paul Mason

See the world from a whole new angle!This innovative series, illustrated with amazing isometric artwork, reveals the technology, science and engineering behind our world's infrastructure.Discover how fossil fuels generate electricity, what reusables are and what goes on inside a nuclear power station. Perfect reading for the next generation of engineers, scientists and innovators aged 9 and up.

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Transport

Paul Mason
Authors:
Paul Mason
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Technology

Paul Mason
Authors:
Paul Mason

See the world from a whole new angle!This innovative series, illustrated with amazing isometric artwork, reveals the technology, science and engineering behind our world's infrastructure.Discover in this book how technology powers our homes, keeps us healthy and helps us to have fun. It also takes a look forward to see how technology might develop in the future, from robot pets to the latest deep space probes.

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How to Design the World's Best Sports Stadium

Paul Mason
Authors:
Paul Mason
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Paralympic Power

Paul Mason
Authors:
Paul Mason

A celebration of the Paralympic Games for young readersA celebration of the Paralympic Games! The profile of the Paralympics is on the rise and the 2020 Games in Tokyo are set to be the biggest yet, with over 4,400 athletes taking part in 537 medal events. Paralympic Power gives allthe essential background information on the Paralympics, from how they originated to how the different events arecategorised and staged. Interviews with Paralympians both past and present reveal the personalities behind the Games. Perfect reading for children aged 8 and up.

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Events

Paul Mason
Authors:
Paul Mason
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Champions

Paul Mason
Authors:
Paul Mason

Get up close with the champions of the biggest sporting event in the world!From shot-putters to ice-skaters, the Olympic Games showcase the very best sporting achievements and feature some truly memorable personalities and performances. Discover them in The Unofficial Guide to Olympic Champions!Great reading for children aged 8 and up.Contents 'Faster, higher, stronger' Athletics (Track): Usain Bolt/Jamaica & Mo Farah/GB Athletics (Field) Valerie Adams/NZ & Carl Lewis/USA Boxing: Nicola Adams/GB & Teófilo Stevenson/Cuba Cycling: Jason Kenny/GB & Anna Meares/Australia Football: USA & Hungary Gymnastics: Simone Biles/USA & Nadia Comaneci/Romania Rowing/canoeing: Steve Redgrave/GB & Michal Martikán/Slovakia Ice skating: Yuzuru Hanru/Japan & Ireen Wüst/NetherlandsSnowboard/skiing: Shaun White/USA & Marit Bjørgen/Norway Swimming: Michael Phelps/USA & Rebecca Adlington/GB Triathlon: Alistair Brownlee/GB & Simon Whitfield/Canada Olympic not-so-champions Olympic words Olympic host cities Index & Further information

Franklin Watts

34.7 Quadrillion Minutes Since the Last Dinosaurs Died

Paul Mason
Authors:
Paul Mason

Do you know for how many years the dinosaurs ruled the Earth? Or how much the hefty Argentinosaurus weighed? Which dinosaur ran 144 per cent faster than Usain Bolt? And do you know how many hours there were in a dinosaur say? Discover the answers to all these questions and much, more more in Big Countdown: Dinosaurs.The Big Countdown looks at popular topics and investigates the great many numbers that make them fascinating. From the mind-bogglingly large to smallest and most precious, this series helps us understand that it's not just our days that are numbered. Perfect for number-crunchers aged 9 and up.

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Italian Supercars

Paul Mason
Authors:
Paul Mason
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British Supercars

Paul Mason
Authors:
Paul Mason

Get your young petrolhead into gear with the perfect introduction to the newest, hotest, fastest British supercar marques on the planet. Featured inside are: ASTON MARTIN V12 ZAGATO, MCLAREN 12C, NOBLE M600, JAGUAR F-TYPE and more!Written specifically for car lovers aged around 9 years old, this series is ideal for reading on the go and to encourage reading for pleasure. Each title features superb photography and easy-to-read, informative text.

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Be a Rugby Expert

Paul Mason
Authors:
Paul Mason
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Did Anything Good Come Out of... the Cold War?

Paul Mason
Authors:
Paul Mason

This book looks at how and why the Cold War developed between the USSR and the USA and their opposing ideas of communism and capitalism. It examines the legacy of the Cold War, both in terms of the bad things that came out of it, such as instability and conflicts around the world, denial of human rights to millions of people and the stockpiling of nuclear and conventional weapons, and the good things, including technological progress, advances in medical understanding and developments in art, literature and sport.

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UK

Paul Mason
Authors:
Paul Mason

Is there somewhere you really want to travel to, or just yearn to know better?Do you want all the essential facts about the UK at your fingertips?If you want to know what it's really about (rather than the things your parents think you should see!), The Real UK is a great place to start. What's hot: UK highlights you really won't want to miss Take a walking tour of London - with a difference! Check out the UK's music scene, including the Glastonbury Festival and the music you should be listening out for Explore the mysterious standing stones and other spooky sites The best places to check out next year's fashions - today! Need-to-know information about internet access, mobile networks, dialling codes and moreWhether you are planning a trip or a holiday, just day-dreaming about one or simply need to know the facts, The Real UK is your essential guide.It is part of a series of books that help young people find out what a country is really about.

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Your Mind-Bending Brain and Nifty Nervous System

Paul Mason
Authors:
Paul Mason

Packed with amazing facts and eye-grabbing images, Your Mind-Bending Brain and Nifty Nervous System takes a different approach to teaching readers about the brain and nervous system.Every spread opens with an amazing science fact about the human body - for example - Your amazing brain generates enough electricity on its own to power a light-bulb! - then goes on to explain how scientifically this ispossible. By exploring these attention-grabbing sections, readers will build up their understanding of how the brain and nervous system work.Detailed diagrams and amazing images illustrate the lively, factual text. Your Mind-Bending Brain and Nifty Nervous System looks at the structure of the brain and what the different parts of the brain are responsible for. How are memories formed? How do we learn? How does your brain control your body functions? Answers to all these questions and many more can be found in this fascinating title.ThThe Your Brilliant Body series includes:'See for Yourself' features - practical activities that help readers understand key ideasAmazing fact panels to intrigue the readerAdvice on keeping in good shape, and warnings about common health problems.

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Brazil

Paul Mason
Authors:
Paul Mason

Is there somewhere you really want to travel to, or just yearn to know better?Do you want all the essential facts about Brazil at your fingertips?If you want to know what it's really about (rather than the things your parents think you should see!), The Real Brazil is a great place to start.. What's hot: Brazil highlights you really won't want to miss. Check out Brazil's beaches - including a few the Brazilians might not want you to know about. The best place to watch the sun set over Rio de Janeiro, home of the 2016 Olympic Games. Haggle with the stallholders at the morning markets. Dance till dawn at Brazil's famous Carnival celebrations. Need-to-know information about Internet access, mobile networks, dialling codes and moreWhether you are planning a trip or a holiday, just day-dreaming about one or simply need to know the facts, The Real Brazil is your essential guide.

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The Fact or Fiction Behind Urban Myths

Paul Mason
Authors:
Paul Mason

Truth or Busted's Urban Myths title explores popular myths and legends, sayings and notions in a light and humorous way that kids will find unputdownable. Such statements as 'You can get sucked down an aeroplane loo!' or 'Your fingernails keep growing after you die!' are examined, as well as where the ideas came from, whether they have any basis in truth, or whether they are simply myths. Each statement is given a TRUTH or BUSTED evaluation.

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Formula 1

Paul Mason
Authors:
Paul Mason