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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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The Digestive System

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell

Discover the human body in glorious technicolour! With eye-grabbing diagrams and amazing facts, The Digestive System takes a vibrant look at journey of food through our bodies. This colourful and fact-packed series provides an accessible look at the human body through bright and bold graphics. With spread-filling diagrams, a colour-blocking approach, and simple text and captions, The Bright and Bold Human Body presents the incredible scale and complexity of the human body in small, digestible chunks. As well as this, surprising statistics and close-up photos allow children ages 9+ to gain an insight into the wonders of our bright and bold bodies.

Franklin Watts

A Mindboggling History of Scientists and Inventors

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell

Take a chronological look at a some very clever scientists and inventors. Blast around the world with the brainiest people to have lived, beginning (logically) with the ancient Greeks, Plato and Hippocrates! Find out that the invention of concrete is a lot older than you might think and that for hundreds of years people believed that the Sun orbited around Earth. Discover if you would have had what it takes to work out why a magnetic rock is brilliant for finding your way, be brave (or foolish) enough to test out medical theories on your own child, become the next big thing in computer science, and discover why making paper was one of the most important inventions of all time!Blast Through the Past takes a look at some of the weird jobs people in the past had to do and the skills they needed in order to explore new lands, win battles or make amazing breakthroughs in science. Get under the skin of the most famous and infamous, the cleverest and some of the the barmiest people who have shaped history.Blast Through the Past is a series aimed at children aged 8+. These books build historical skills at Key Stage 2 by encouraging children to consider cause and effect, and why certain events happened at certain times.

Franklin Watts

An Adventurous History of Pirates

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell
Franklin Watts

Maya Angelou

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell
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The Heart, Lungs, and Blood

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell

Discover the human body in glorious technicolour!With eye-grabbing diagrams and amazing facts, The Heart, Blood and Lungs takes a vibrant look at some of the body's most important systems. There are trillions of cells in our bodies, each one needing oxygen to survive. This book explores how the heart, lungs and blood work together to supply oxygen to the rest of the body. Mind-bloggling facts (for instance, your blood vessels are long enough to stretch around the world two and half times!), and clear and straighforward diagrams help to explain the important functions of your heart, lungs and blood, while unique photos enable the reader to see the human body in a whole new light. This colourful and fact-packed series provides an accessible look at the human body through bright and bold graphics. With spread-filling diagrams, a colour-blocking approach, and simple text and captions, The Bright and Bold Human Body presents the incredible scale and complexity of the human body in small, digestible chunks. As well as this, surprising statistics and close-up photos allow children ages 9+ to gain an insight into the wonders of our bright and bold bodies.

Franklin Watts

The Ancient Greeks

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell

Which genius ideas and inventions began with the ancient Greeks? What did they develop that we use to this day? Find out how the ancient Greeks organised their society, trained their soldiers, used their ships for trade and transport and built their temples. Discover their brilliant developments in architecture, politics, art, medicine, theatre and sport that have influenced the way we live today.

Franklin Watts

Rosa Parks

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell

Find out about the life of Rosa from how she fought racism and was an activist in the civil rights movement to how she is remembered today. For children following Book Bands, it is suitable for children reading at band 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

Overpopulation

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell

A powerful look at the global environmental crisis of overpopulation Earth's population is growing at the rate of 1 billion people every 15 years. This unprecedented growth puts a massive strain on the resources our planet can supply, and many people go hungry or do not have clean water to drink. Can we find a way to balance healthy population growth with taking care of our unique planet - before it's too late? Our Earth is facing huge environmental challenges, from plastic pollution choking our oceans to critical loss of biodiversity. Ecographics aims to raise young readers' awareness of these challenges with the latest headline-grabbing facts and stats, pertinent case studies and powerful photos.Perfect for readers aged 8 and up.

Franklin Watts

Energy

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell
Franklin Watts

Martin Luther King Jr.

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell

Find out about the life of Martin Luther King Jr from how he fought racism and led the civil rights movement to his tragic death and how he is remembered now around the world. For children following Book Bands, it is suitable for children reading at band 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

A Noble History of Knights

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell

Franklin Watts

Pollution

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell
Franklin Watts

The Anglo-Saxons

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell
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

The Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell

Which genius ideas and inventions began in the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages? This period, stretching from the first ancestors of modern humans to the start of the ancient civilisations of Greece and Rome, was a time of amazing developments. Find out how the discovery of how to make fire and tools, farm the land and form symbols to communicate in writing transformed society and had a lasting impact on the way we live today.

Franklin Watts

The Great Fire of London

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell
Franklin Watts

Neil Armstrong and the Moon Landings

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell

Neil Armstrong & the Moon Landings brings the heady days of the space race to life, describing the exciting events that led to the great astronaut Neil Armstrong becoming the first man to set foot on the Moon.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.

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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.Ideally suited for readers age 8+ or teachers who are looking for books to support the new curriculum. Other titles in the Explore! Series include: Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages, Mayans, Early Islamic Civilization and The Indus Valley.

Franklin Watts

Population and Settlement

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell

Learn about population and how the number, age and gender of people living in a country changes across the globe. Explore different settlements, from ancient towns to the sprawling megacities of the future. Find out why and where people migrate and discover how we can protect our planet from the risks of overpopulation.Geographics is an engaging series with colourful infographics and photos used to illustrate universal geography topics such as volcanoes, rivers and earthquakes. Perfect for the geography curriculum at KS2 the series is suitable for children aged 8 and up.

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Anglo Saxons

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell