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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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Swimming

Alix Wood
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Alix Wood
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Yoga

Alix Wood
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Alix Wood

Be inspired to keep fit with Get Active!Learn an array of different poses with Get Active!: Yoga. From meditation to breathing, standing poses to floor poses, this book has useful photos, step-by-step guides and technical tips to help you perfect a whole host of moves.When your favourite thing to do is be physically active, it's easy to have fun and be fit. Readers will dive into swimming, bend over backwards for gymnastics, find peace with yoga and more, through fun, informational content about many popular activities. Step-by-step instructions will help readers learn all the right moves, and even teach them how to pursue a career in their hobby! Colourful photographs will draw future ice-skaters, dancers, and martial artists into the fascinating world of their sport - and encourage them to keep practising.This series inspires a healthy lifestyle through fun, varied types of exercise, and is a perfect tool for children aged 9+.

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Ice Skating

Alix Wood
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Alix Wood
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Dance

Alix Wood
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Alix Wood

Be inspired to keep fit with Get Active!Learn an array of different dance styles with Get Active!: Dance. From hip-hop to tap, ballet to jazz, this book has useful photos, step-by-step guides and technical tips to help you perfect a whole host of moves.When your favourite thing to do is be physically active, it's easy to have fun and be fit. Readers will dive into swimming, bend over backwards for gymnastics, find peace with yoga and more, through fun, informational content about many popular activities. Step-by-step instructions will help readers learn all the right moves, and even teach them how to pursue a career in their hobby! Colourful photographs will draw future ice-skaters, dancers, and martial artists into the fascinating world of their sport - and encourage them to keep practising.This series inspires a healthy lifestyle through fun, varied types of exercise, and is a perfect tool for children aged 9+.

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Gymnastics

Alix Wood
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Alix Wood
Franklin Watts

Art Installations

Alix Wood
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Alix Wood
Franklin Watts

Junk Sculpture

Alix Wood
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Alix Wood

Is it Art? is a series of books focusing on exciting contemporary art forms. From graffiti to junk sculptures and from urban street art to installations, Is it Art? offers young readers examples from each medium and tells the story behind their creation. The series also encourages discussion and suggests activities so that readers can try making their own art.So what is Junk Sculpture? Well, it's basically rubbish! Junk sculpture can be made from just about anything that has been thrown away, from coat hangers to Cadillacs. Some sculptors see junk as a fantastic source of otherwise expensive materials and a way of recycling and reusing the planet's resources. Others see junk as a way of making art contemporary and thought-provoking by using modern or unusual materials, rather than classic sculpting materials such as bronze or marble. Whatever your opinion, the sculptures in this book are guaranteed to get you thinking about the things we throw away.

Franklin Watts

JMW Turner

Alix Wood
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Alix Wood

Did you know Turner entered the Royal Academy of Art at the young age of 15? Or that he was so fascinated with painting the weather that he asked to be tied up to the mast of a ship during a storm! In this book, readers will be inspired by Turner's art and facts about his life.Great Artists series introduces young readers to some of the world's great artists. The books feature easy-to-read text and some of the most famous examples of each artist's work, as well as photographs of places and people of importance.

Franklin Watts

Vincent van Gogh

Alix Wood
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Alix Wood

Great Artists introduces young readers to some of the world's great artists. The books feature easy-to-read text and some of the most famous examples of each artist's work, as well as photographs of places and people of importance.

Franklin Watts

Edgar Degas

Alix Wood
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Alix Wood
Franklin Watts

Urban Street Art

Alix Wood
Authors:
Alix Wood

Is it Art? is a series of books focusing on exciting contemporary art forms. From graffiti to junk sculptures and from urban street art to installations, Is it Art? offers young readers examples from each medium and tells the story behind their creation. The series also encourages discussion and suggests activities so that readers can try making their own art.

Franklin Watts

Graffiti

Alix Wood
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Alix Wood

Is it Art? is a series of books focusing on exciting contemporary art forms. From graffiti to junk sculptures and from urban street art to installations, Is it Art? offers young readers examples from each medium and tells the story behind their creation. The series also encourages discussion and suggests activities so that readers can try making their own art.

Franklin Watts

Claude Monet

Alix Wood
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Alix Wood
Franklin Watts

Rembrandt van Rijn

Alix Wood
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Alix Wood
Franklin Watts

Paul Cézanne

Alix Wood
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Alix Wood

Great Artists introduces young readers to some of the world's great artists. The books feature easy-to-read text and some of the most famous examples of each artist's work, as well as photographs of places and people of importance.

Adam Blade

Adam Blade is the name for a small collective of authors who have been writing the bestselling series Beast Quest and Sea Quest for ten years! Beast Quest has now sold over 10 million copies. The newest series from the Adam Blade team is called Team Hero. You can find out more about all these amazing adventures at the series websites: beastquest.co.uk and teamherobooks.co.uk

Adam Bushnell

Adam is a former teacher who turned his hand to writing full time in 2007. He has written both adult teaching guides and children's fiction books and is often touring schools and libraries and running creative writing sessions. He lives in Durham.

Alex T. Smith

Author-illustrator Alex T. Smith is the award-winning creator of the bestselling Claude series, which is published in 16 languages worldwide, and is now a TV show on Disney Junior. Alex's newest series, Mr Penguin, launched in 2017, to widespread praise. Alex's quirky, witty writing and illustrations are instantly recognisable, critically acclaimed and as popular with adults as children. Alex is also widely praised for his work illustrating children's classics: he won Children's Book of the World Illustration Award for his illustrations in a new edition of Dodie Smith's The Hundred and One Dalmatians; he has created new art for books by Enid Blyton, Eva Ibbotson and Richmal Crompton. Alex has collaborated with Watership Down author Richard Adams on his last book, Egg Box Dragon, as well as David Almond and Juno Dawson. Alex has won the UKLA Picture Book Award and the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award, and been shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Award. He has also been the official World Book Day illustrator.

Angela Wood

Angela Wood is an experienced writer of children's and young adult books.

Bella Swift

Bella Swift is the pseudonym of Anne Marie Ryan, a children's book editor who has written many successful children's book series under a variety of pen names. She lives in London with her husband, her two daughters and a pet cat - but dreams about getting a dog!