How to Build a House: Band 16/Sapphire by Isabel Thomas


How to Build a House: Band 16/Sapphire by Isabel Thomas

What is your house made of? Around the world, you will find homes made of mud, stone, wood, glass, metal, concrete and even recycled plastic. Building materials can be strong, flexible, mouldable - and even beautiful! Find out how architects choose the right material for each job. Sapphire/Band 16 books offer longer reads to develop children's sustained engagement with texts and are more complex syntactically. Text type: an information book. Curriculum links: science Ideas for reading at the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

About the Author

Isabel Thomas

ISABEL THOMAS is a science writer who has been shortlisted for the Royal Society Young People's Book Prize. She writes exciting non-fiction and fiction for children. When she's not writing, you'll find her experimenting, inventing, drawing, exploring and wearing out her library card. Her books include What You Need To Know Now, shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Awards. Isabel read Human Sciences at Oxford University, before working in journalism and children's publishing. She lives in Cambridge, where she's zookeeper to three young sons and a primary school governor.

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56 pages
Interest Age: From 9


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Publication date

1st September 2016



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