Tracey Turner - Author

About the Author

Tracey Turner has written more than 50 books for children. As well as the Hard Nuts series, she has written the Comic Strip History of the World and other Comic Strip titles, and the Lost series of choose-your-own adventure books. Tracey lives in Bath.

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EDGE: Stat Attack: Extreme Earth Facts, Stats and Quizzes

EDGE: Stat Attack: Extreme Earth Facts, Stats and Quizzes

Author: Tracey Turner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/11/2017

Do you know why the Dead Sea is famous? Or which volcano is the most dangerous in the world? Stat Attack Extreme Earth is more fun to read than vaulting down a volcano in Venezuela! Stat Attack is irresistible to fact fiends, providing A-Z lists, top tens, etc, and focusing on mind-boggling information about the subjects that really interest them. Fascinating lists are meticulously researched and backed up with supplementary information. The books lend themselves to statistic games and comparisons, and are illustrated in an infographic style. Ideally suited to readers who love fact-based books but prefer to dip in and out. Tracey Turner is the highly acclaimed author of Wee on a Jellyfish and Other Lies... and Ultimate 20 . Reading Age 8, Interest Level 7-12. Printed using a font approved by the British Dyslexia Association

EDGE: Stat Attack: Horrid Humans: Facts, Stats and Quizzes

EDGE: Stat Attack: Horrid Humans: Facts, Stats and Quizzes

Author: Tracey Turner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/11/2017

Stat Attack is irresistible to fact fiends, providing A-Z lists, top tens, etc, and focusing on mind-boggling information about the subjects that really interest them. Fascinating lists are meticulously researched and backed up with supplementary information. The books lend themselves to statistic games and comparisons, and are illustrated in an infographic style.

Facts! One for every day of the year

Facts! One for every day of the year

Author: Tracey Turner Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/09/2017

Discover a fact for everyone, everyday, in this book. Explore a world of topics, from hilarious animals, to unbelievable-but-true science facts, mind-blowing space stats, to incredible human achievements. You can even look up what extraordinary event happened on your birthday! Did you know that Ancient Romans used wee to whiten their teeth, and to do their laundry? Or have you heard of the parrotfish, which covers itself in a cosy, thick layer of its own slime before it goes to sleep? Why not celebrate New Year's Eve like the Estonians: tuck into seven meals to give you strength for the year ahead. Delicious! It's most important to know that you should never shake hands with a bushbaby: the animals pee on their paws so that they leave a smelly trail wherever they go. Find out all this and much, much more, with enough facts for even the most curious reader. Also includes seasonal and `on this day' facts for added curiosity and fun, plus a completely random mix of everything else you can imagine. These facts are brought to life with stylish, full colour illustrations from Fatti Burke. Her charmingly beautiful artwork makes this a book to keep coming back to.

British Museum: Maurice the Museum Mouse's Amazing Ancient Book of Facts and Jokes

British Museum: Maurice the Museum Mouse's Amazing Ancient Book of Facts and Jokes

Author: Tracey Turner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/05/2017

This joke book is full of side-splittingly hilarious jokes and fascinating facts about civilisations found in the British Museum. Full of bite-size facts about amazing ancient worlds and jokes that will have you howling, Maurice the Museum Mouse's comical collection is just as entertaining as the British Museum's own collection.

Animasaurus Incredible Animals that Roamed the Earth

Animasaurus Incredible Animals that Roamed the Earth

Author: Tracey Turner Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/11/2016

Did you know: A shark as long as a bus roamed the oceans? Hamsters with horns once burrowed the Earth? Giant armadillos grew to the size of a family car? Find out about the fascinating prehistoric beasts that once walked, swam and hunted across the Earth. Compare these with their closest modern relatives, or other living animals with amazing features. From cow-sized rodents to furry prehistoric rhinos - packed with beautiful pictures and amazing facts, essential stats and scale diagrams, this is the ultimate guide to prehistoric beasts!

National Trust: Harry the History Hound's Hysterical Historical Facts and Jokes

National Trust: Harry the History Hound's Hysterical Historical Facts and Jokes

Author: Tracey Turner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/06/2016

This hysterical, historical joke book is full of hilarious jokes and illustrations based on characters that children will recognise throughout history. Featuring kings and queens, medieval knights, Victorians and many more, this terrific compilation of jokes will have children roaring with laughter!

Lost... In the Crater of Fear

Lost... In the Crater of Fear

Author: Tracey Turner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2016

Alone in the arid African desert landscape, danger surrounds you. Can you survive ferocious hungry lions, herds of stampeding gazelle and an angry black rhino? Packed full of fascinating facts and essential information to get you to safety, Lost in... is an amazing new interactive, adventure-packed series in which the reader must choose their own path to survive to the end of the story. Can you get out alive?

Lost... In the Swamp of Terror

Lost... In the Swamp of Terror

Author: Tracey Turner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2016

Stranded in the swamps of the Everglades, with no one left to help you, danger can creep up on you when you least expect it. Can you avoid the powerful jaws of a hungry alligator, and keep out of reach of the noisy yet deadly rattlesnake? Packed full of fascinating facts and essential information to get you to safety, Lost in... is an amazing new interactive, adventure-packed series in which the reader must choose their own path to survive to the end of the story. Can you get out alive?

EDGE: Stat Attack: Horrid Humans: Facts, Stats and Quizzes

EDGE: Stat Attack: Horrid Humans: Facts, Stats and Quizzes

Author: Tracey Turner Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/09/2015

Stat Attack is irresistible to fact fiends, providing A-Z lists, top tens, etc, and focusing on mind-boggling information about the subjects that really interest them. Fascinating lists are meticulously researched and backed up with supplementary information. The books lend themselves to statistic games and comparisons, and are illustrated in an infographic style.

EDGE: Stat Attack: Crazy Cars: Facts, Stats and Quizzes

EDGE: Stat Attack: Crazy Cars: Facts, Stats and Quizzes

Author: Tracey Turner Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/09/2015

Stat Attack is irresistible to fact fiends, providing A-Z lists, top tens, etc, and focusing on mind-boggling information about the subjects that really interest them. Fascinating lists are meticulously researched and backed up with supplementary information. The books lend themselves to statistic games and comparisons, and are illustrated in an infographic style.

Hard Nuts of History: Play the Game

Hard Nuts of History: Play the Game

Author: Tracey Turner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2015

Discover who is the most ruthless, cunning, courageous and toughest nut of all! Take on the battle of the hard nuts and find out which hard nut comes out on top! Can the ruthless and revenge hungry Boudica take on the sly and cunning Cleopatra? Are Spartacus's gladiator survival skills a match for Napoleon's tough battle moves? Packed full of eye popping illustrations and amazing hard nut facts, play the game and find out who is the toughest hard nut of all.

Hard Nuts of History Ultimate Quiz and Game Book

Hard Nuts of History Ultimate Quiz and Game Book

Author: Tracey Turner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2015

History is full of ruthless, brave and down right tough men and women. But who was the hardest one of all? How well do you know your hard nuts of history? Dive into this fantastic fact filled quiz book and discover amazing tales about the toughest men and women who ever lived. Packed full of quizzes, games, full colour artwork and much more Hard Nuts of History Ultimate Quiz and Game Book is bursting full awesome hard nut fun! Do you know who used their enemy's skull as a drinking vessel? Or who lost an entire army in the desert? Test your hard nut knowledge and find out if you know who's the toughest of them all!

EDGE: Stat Attack: Extreme Earth Facts, Stats and Quizzes

EDGE: Stat Attack: Extreme Earth Facts, Stats and Quizzes

Author: Tracey Turner Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/05/2015

Stat Attack is irresistible to fact fiends, providing A-Z lists, top tens, etc, and focusing on mind-boggling information about the subjects that really interest them. Fascinating lists are meticulously researched and backed up with supplementary information. The books lend themselves to statistic games and comparisons, and are illustrated in an infographic style.

EDGE: Stat Attack: Awesome Animals: Facts, Stats and Quizzes

EDGE: Stat Attack: Awesome Animals: Facts, Stats and Quizzes

Author: Tracey Turner Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/05/2015

Stat Attack is irresistible to fact fiends, providing A-Z lists, top tens, etc, and focusing on mind-boggling information about the subjects that really interest them. Fascinating lists are meticulously researched and backed up with supplementary information. The books lend themselves to statistic games and comparisons, and are illustrated in an infographic style.

Hard Nuts of History: Wars and Battles

Hard Nuts of History: Wars and Battles

Author: Tracey Turner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2015

Read all about the toughest leaders and the biggest battles of all time. From ruthless Roman leaders to brave and courageous soldiers, discover amazing war facts from throughout history. Bursting full of fact-filled text in bite sized chunks and jam-packed with eye-popping full colour illustrations!

Hard Nuts of History: Myths and Legends

Hard Nuts of History: Myths and Legends

Author: Tracey Turner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/03/2015

Myths and legends are packed full of daring, clever and ruthless men and women. But who was the toughest nut of all? Bursting full of entertaining and witty fact-filled text in bite sized chunks and jam-packed with hilarious full-colour illustrations throughout. From Heracles to Robin Hood and countless other mythical tough nuts, Hard Nuts of History Myths and Legends includes Hardometers and a Hard Nut rating for some of the toughest nuts from myths and legends.

Hard Nuts of History: Travellers and Explorers

Hard Nuts of History: Travellers and Explorers

Author: Tracey Turner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/03/2015

There are countless daring, clever and ruthless travellers and explorers from throughout history. But who was the toughest nut of all? Bursting full of entertaining and witty fact-filled text in bite sized chunks and jam-packed with hilarious full-colour illustrations throughout. From Christopher Columbus to Neil Armstrong and countless other tough-nuts, Hard Nuts of History Travellers and Explorers includes Hardometers and a Hard Nut rating for some of the toughest travellers and explorers of all time.

Lost... In the Mountains of Death

Lost... In the Mountains of Death

Author: Tracey Turner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/09/2014

High up in the Mountains of Death, danger lurks round every corner. Will you survive poisonous bites, terrifying mountain lions and deadly heights? Packed full of fascinating facts and essential information to get you to safety, Lost in... is an amazing new interactive, adventure-packed series in which the reader must choose their own path to survive to the end of the story. Can you get alive?

Lost... In the Sea of Despair

Lost... In the Sea of Despair

Author: Tracey Turner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/09/2014

Out in the secluded ocean, danger lurks where you least expect to find it. Will you survive hungry hammerhead sharks, treacherous storms and deadly stings and bites? Packed full of fascinating facts and essential information to get you to safety, Lost is an amazing new interactive, adventure-packed series in which the reader must choose their own path to survive to the end of the story. Can you get alive?

Hard Nuts of History: Ancient Egypt

Hard Nuts of History: Ancient Egypt

Author: Tracey Turner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/07/2014

Ancient Egypt was packed full of daring, clever and ruthless men and women. But who was the toughest nut of all? Bursting full of entertaining and witty fact-filled text in bite sized chunks and jam-packed with hilarious full-colour illustrations throughout. Includes Hardometers and a Hard Nut rating for some of Egypt's toughest nuts.

Hard Nuts of History: Warriors

Hard Nuts of History: Warriors

Author: Tracey Turner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/07/2014

History was packed full of daring, clever and ruthless warriors. But who was the toughest nut of all? Bursting full of entertaining and witty fact-filled text in bite sized chunks and jam-packed with hilarious full-colour illustrations throughout. Includes Hardometers and a Hard Nut rating for some of history's toughest warriors.

Hard Nuts of History: Ancient Rome

Hard Nuts of History: Ancient Rome

Author: Tracey Turner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/03/2014

Ancient Rome was packed full of daring, clever and ruthless men and women. But who was the toughest nut of all? Bursting full of entertaining and witty fact-filled text in bite sized chunks and jam-packed with hilarious full-colour illustrations throughout. Includes Hardometers and a Hard Nut rating for some of Rome's toughest nuts.

Hard Nuts of History: Ancient Greece

Hard Nuts of History: Ancient Greece

Author: Tracey Turner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/03/2014

Ancient Greece was packed full of daring, clever and ruthless men and women. But who was the toughest nut of all? Bursting full of entertaining and witty fact-filled text in bite sized chunks and jam-packed with hilarious full-colour illustrations throughout. Includes Hardometers and a Hard Nut rating for some of Greece's toughest nuts.

EDGE: Ultimate 20: Weapons of War

EDGE: Ultimate 20: Weapons of War

Author: Tracey Turner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/01/2014

Take the Ultimate 20 weapons of war challenge! Highly collectable series that uses a card-game-based design to allow readers to compete against each other in a fact face-off with an ultimate line up of the best-of-the-best. Flick through the book, choose one of your Ultimate 20, then challenge your friends. Flick. Choose. Challenge. Find these weapons inside: Nuclear weapons, Intercontinental Ballistic Missile, Cruise Missile, Greek Fire, Bomber Aircraft, Chlorine Gas, Stealth Fighter Aircraft, Tank, Machine Gun, Attack Helicopter, Trebuchet, Assault Rifle, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Cannon, Longbow, Samurai Sword, Crossbow, Torpedo, War chariot, Hand Grenade

Lost... In the Jungle of Doom

Lost... In the Jungle of Doom

Author: Tracey Turner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/01/2014

Deep in the Amazon Rainforest, danger lurks round every corner. Will you survive ferocious jaguars, terrifying black caiman and deadly dehydration? Packed full of fascinating facts and essential information to get you to safety, Lost in... is an amazing new interactive, adventure-packed series in which the reader must choose their own path to survive to the end of the story. Can you get alive?

Beasts and Monsters

Beasts and Monsters

Author: Tracey Turner Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/07/2013

Take the Ultimate 20 monster challenge! Highly collectable series that uses a card-game-based design to allow readers to compete against each other in a fact face-off with an ultimate line up of the best-of-the-best. Flick through the book, choose one of your Ultimate 20, then challenge your friends. Flick. Choose. Challenge. Inside you'll find these critters: Yeti, Sphinx, Basilisk, Werewolf, Centaur, Bunyip, Kelpie, The Chimera, Chupacabras, Kraken, Gorgon, Dragon, Hydra, Unicorn, Loch Ness Monster, Cyclops, Mongolian Death Worm, Mothman, Phoenix, Mokele Mbembe

EDGE: The Wimp's Guide to: Extreme Sports

EDGE: The Wimp's Guide to: Extreme Sports

Author: Tracey Turner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/03/2013

Have you ever: Climbed Mount Everest? Been a skateboarding champion? Won a race at school sports day? If you answered NO to all of the above then this is the book for you! Scared of heights? Great! Feel green about extreme sports? Super! Inside you can read about lots of crazy stuff and how to survive - or avoid it. Love your inner wimp! Inside: Extreme Sports on Land - Bikes, Climbing, Speed Skiing (and Bobsleigh), Extreme Running and Triathlon Extreme Water Sports - Cliff Diving, Extreme Swimming, Extreme Boats, Surfing Extreme Sports in Mid-Air - Skydiving, Wingsuit Flying, BASE jumping, Bungee Jumping, Slacklining and Highlining This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. We believe this title will be of interest to readers aged 7+ and to older readers who struggle with reading. EDGE - for books kids can't put down.

EDGE: The Wimp's Guide to: Jungle Survival

EDGE: The Wimp's Guide to: Jungle Survival

Author: Tracey Turner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/03/2013

Have you ever: Paddled down the Amazon River? Been stung by a scorpion? Gone without food for a day? If you answered NO to all of the above then this is the book for you! Terrified of bugs? Great! Feel sick about travelling? Fantastic! Inside you can read about loads of crazy stuff and how to survive - or avoid it. Love your inner wimp! Inside: Surviving - Water, Shelter, Food Jungle Animals - Creepy Crawlies, Spiders, Big Cats, Gorillas, Killer Birds, Piranha, Electric Eels, Toxic Frogs, Snakes, Crocs, Alligators and Caimans Disgusting and Deadly Diseases - Your Guide to Fatal Diseases, Jungle Sickness, Unpleasant Parasites This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. We believe this title will be of interest to readers aged 7+ and to older readers who struggle with reading. EDGE - for books kids can't put down.

Hard Nuts of History

Hard Nuts of History

Author: Tracey Turner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/11/2012

Read all about history's hardest hard nuts. Who were the most famous (and not-so-famous) ruthless, brave, fearless and intrepid men and women of all time? Could you fight in the greatest battle ever, or wow the whole world with your brain power? Each spread reveals a different historical character and readers can learn all about what made each person a hard nut. Spreads also include special features such as quizzes, hard nut ratings, and coverage of amazing and important historical events.

The Christmas Activity Book

The Christmas Activity Book

Author: Tracey Turner Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/09/2012

A festive, bumper activity book stuffed with seriously seasonal fun to keep children occupied for hours on end. Full of puzzles to solve, quizzes to complete, games to play, decorations to make, tasty treats to bake and delightful doodles to do.

The Comic Strip Big Fat Book of Knowledge

The Comic Strip Big Fat Book of Knowledge

Author: Tracey Turner Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/09/2011

Packed with fantastic facts, figures and stories about the world we live in and the galaxies beyond, this single volume contains 288 colour pages of pure Comic Strip genius. Learn about everything - from the smallest amoeba to the secrets of the furthest corners of the known Universe, and the myths that shaped the way we see the world. This Big Fat Book is an irresistibly humorous and accessible source of knowledge (with pictures) for the whole family to enjoy.

JLS Test Your Super-fan Status

JLS Test Your Super-fan Status

Author: Tracey Turner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/02/2011

A fantastic and fun-filled quiz book on all things JLS. Packed with puzzles, cool quizzes and great games, readers can enjoy testing their knowledge of the band to find out if they are true super-fans. Activities include super-fun song title scrambles, fab fill-in stories, wordsearches, spot-the-difference games and much more! Including 8 pages of gorgeous glossy photos, this is the must-have activity book for any fan of the hottest boy-band around.

Deadly Peril And How to Avoid it

Deadly Peril And How to Avoid it

Author: Tracey Turner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/10/2009

From the author of 101 Things You Need to Know comes THE must-have Christmas gift of 2009. An enlightening and utterly compelling index of the world's deadliest Perils, how they might kill you, and how to evade them. Each Peril has its own 'report' - featuring a Peril rating out of 10, the worst possible outcome you might suffer, Peril avoidance tactics and a fact file. Four-colour throughout, fully designed, with illustrations and diagrams, the book will be divided into eight key areas of Peril, including 'Menace from the Deep', 'Small But Lethal' and 'Unexpected Perils'. An indispensable survival guide to help you deal with Perils of all kinds, even those you least expect, such as meteorites, frozen toilet waste falling from the sky, etc. The tone will be light, the details juicy, and the facts thoroughly researched. Aimed at ALL readers aged 8 to 80 who may find themselves in the path of Peril.

The 1970s The Decade Style Forgot

The 1970s The Decade Style Forgot

Author: Tracey Turner Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/10/2006

Mums in hot pants, Dads in 'far too close for comfort' figure-hugging white bell-bottoms, teenage girls in velour jumpsuits, and children subjected to cruel knitting experiments: oh yes, we remember the Seventies. And now with all the smugness of someone who has just managed to burn all photographic evidence of their own fashion mistakes, we can sit back and contemplate some of the outfits that were consciously selected and worn in public. We're not talking about dodgy-looking punks or TV gangsta's with aviator shades and wide lapels, they were retro-cool, these are the fashion misfits who were caught in a moment...and couldn't quite get out. Why did the 1970s become the decade that style forgot? Was it the comedown from all the drugs taken during the Sixties? Did one person's madness become a case of the Emperor's new clothes? Muse on these fundamental questions as you sit back and enjoy this tribute to one of fashion's bleakest, but certainly most entertaining, periods.

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