Wild Reads: Sharks by Chris Powling
  

Synopsis

Wild Reads: Sharks by Chris Powling

From a chapter all about the famous great white shark to the lesser known goblin shark, this book covers a wide range of topics. Learn all about the many different species and what makes the shark so special. Find out what they eat and who their very worst enemy is (you may be surprised at the answer!) For real shark enthusiasts this book also suggests websites and places to visit to find out even more! Other titles in this series: *Big Cats *Spiders *Elephants *Bees *Dinosaurs *Wolves *Snakes *Rats *Frogs and Toads *Whales *Crocodiles *Dogs *Horses

Reviews

The minute I opened [Wild Reads], my kids, aged 8 and 5, devoured them They are filled with colorful, very detailed drawings to interest the non-readers, and have large print for young readers. The books don't talk down to the kids, however. There are plenty of big words to learn, but each book comes with a handy glossary in the back These books help make nonfiction more accessible to children and show that nonfiction can be just as fun and interesting as fiction. --Wired Magazine, GeekDad Children will go 'wild

--San Francisco Book Review

About the Author

Chris Powling was born in 1943, in south London, where he still lives. He's taught at all levels in the state school system, from infants to postgraduates, and for ten years was headteacher of a London primary school.

Throughout his career, Chris has had a rich and diverse involvement with children's books - as a critic for national journals and newspapers (including THE GUARDIAN, THE OBSERVER, BOOKS FOR KEEPS, CAROUSEL and THE TIMES EDUCATIONAL SUPPLEMENT) and as a broadcaster for the BBC and various independent radio stations. He was the editor of BOOKS FOR KEEPS from 1989 till 1996 when it won the Eleanor Farjeon Award for services to children's literature, is a panel member for a national children's book club and has served on numerous prize committees. Currently, he is adult-books editor for Classic FM where he presents a monthly review on the programme Classic Newsnight.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages

Author

Chris Powling
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Publisher

Oxford University Press
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Publication date

5th February 2009

ISBN

9780199119318


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