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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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Other books by Tracey Turner

I'm Glad There Are ...: Bees and Other Bugs

I'm Glad There Are ...: Bees and Other Bugs

Author: Tracey Turner Illustrator: Fiona Powers Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/02/2022

Come on a walk in the fields and find out about the bees and other bugs that live in our wonderful world and why they are so important. You'll find out how to rescue a tired bee, why crickets make their chirping song and discover a moth the size of a dinner plate! I'm Glad There Are is series of brightly illustrated non-fiction titles exploring the things we are grateful for in the natural world around us. The books encourage children aged six plus to observe the natural world, and to appreciate and learn about ways to protect it. Each book includes simple activities to try. Titles in the series: Bees and Other Bugs Trees and Other Plants Clouds and Rain Stars and the Moon Oceans and Seas Humans and Other Animals

I'm Glad There Are ...: Trees and Other Plants

I'm Glad There Are ...: Trees and Other Plants

Author: Tracey Turner Illustrator: Fiona Powers Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/02/2022

Come on a walk in the forest and find out about the trees and other plants that live in our wonderful world. You'll discover a walking palm, why woodpeckers peck trees and meet the tallest tree in the world! I'm Glad There Are is series of brightly illustrated non-fiction titles exploring the things we are grateful for in the natural world around us. The books encourage children aged 6 plus to observe the natural world, and to appreciate and learn about ways to protect it. Each book includes simple activities to try. Titles in the series: Bees and Other Bugs Trees and Other Plants Clouds and Rain Stars and the Moon Oceans and Seas Humans and Other Animals

We Are All Different A Celebration of Diversity!

We Are All Different A Celebration of Diversity!

Author: Tracey Turner Illustrator: Asa Gilland Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/11/2021

Meet the children from one school, and their teachers, parents and carers. They have different kinds of families, likes and dislikes, cultures, ethnicities, abilities and disabilities... and LOTS in common! There are BILLIONS of wonderful ways to be human - as many ways as there are people on planet Earth. We Are All Different is an inspiring celebration of the fact that all of us are individuals. Written by Tracey Turner, it has been created in collaboration with several Inclusion Ambassadors from the Inclusive Minds organization. Vibrant and diverse, We Are All Different is both a beautiful gift book and a highly accessible home reference. It reinforces that everyone has something to offer, that diversity enriches our lives, and it also considers what all human beings have in common - that there is more that unites us than divides us.

How Many Hairs on a Grizzly Bear? And Other Big Questions about Numbers

How Many Hairs on a Grizzly Bear? And Other Big Questions about Numbers

Author: Tracey Turner Illustrator: Jen Khatun Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/07/2021

If big numbers worry you, DON'T BE SCARED! How Many Hairs On a Grizzly Bear? And Other Big Questions about Numbers introduces children to a world of eye-popping information about the infinite world of numbers. Have you ever wondered . . . - How many stars there are in the night sky? - How many germs are in a sneeze? - Or even how many grains of sand there are on a beach? Well, help is at hand, because we're about to find out. On the way, we'll go whizzing around the Sun in the asteroid belt, stroke the world's furriest animal, and climb a staircase to the top of a mountain. As if all that weren't enough, you'll discover a very large number of mind-boggling facts. Find out about farting gorillas, what goes on inside blood cells, and why you should ALWAYS close the toilet seat before you flush. With an introduction by Kjartan Poskitt, author of the bestselling Murderous Maths series, How Many Hairs On a Grizzly Bear? is bursting with STEM facts and guaranteed to help you get your head around ABSOLUTELY MASSIVE NUMBERS!

Wings Birds, Bees, Biplanes and Other Things with Wings

Wings Birds, Bees, Biplanes and Other Things with Wings

Author: Tracey Turner Illustrator: Fatti Burke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/05/2021

Wings takes readers on a fact-packed flight over a fascinating subject. Written by Tracey Turner, Wings offers a bird's-eye view of the first aeroplanes, the fastest jet planes, beetles, birds, winged horses, flying dragons - even winged unicorns. There's fun, easy-to-read information on wings of all kinds, including plenty of STEM material, presented in a mixture of text and speech bubbles that's perfect for readers aged 7 plus. With Fatti Burke's stylish and colourful illustrations, Wings is a wonderful journey of discovery. And don't miss Wheels - the other title in this fantastically fascinating series!

Exploding Beetles and Inflatable Fish A World of Animal Weirdness

Exploding Beetles and Inflatable Fish A World of Animal Weirdness

Author: Tracey Turner Illustrator: Andrew Wightman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/05/2021

Enter the hilarious world of Sam Quigley, the strange-fact-obsessed owner of two stick insects called Twiggy and Wiggy in Exploding Beetles and Inflatable Fish. Sam really likes interesting facts, the kind that will make you shout Wow! I never knew that . Things like: - Woodlice don't wee - instead a smelly gas comes wafting out of their shells - There is a fish with a stomach so stretchy it can swallow things twice as big as itself - Bombardier beetles can explode like toxic water pistols! Written by Tracey Turner, this STEM-focused book is packed with incredible facts and stats about the world's weirdest animals. With a narrative that will have readers hooked, plus cool cartoon-style illustrations by Andrew Wightman, it's a perfect book for fact fans, animal lovers and reluctant readers alike.

Dino Detective In Training Become a top palaeontologist

Dino Detective In Training Become a top palaeontologist

Author: Tracey Turner Illustrator: Sarah Lawrence Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/03/2021

Find fossils and follow the footsteps of prehistoric giants by learning how to become a dino detective! Packed with bitesize information and fun facts about the age of dinosaurs, Dino Detective In Training will tell you all about the creatures that once roamed Earth - their habitats, how they survived, how they became extinct, and if dinosaurs are still alive today. Discover the life and career of a palaeontologist - what they do and how you could unearth a T-rex fossil. Find out how planet Earth has changed, the different types of rock you'll need to recognise and where fossils are likely to be found. Written by Tracey Turner, Dino Detective In Training is full of fun and practical activities that support learning, with the humorous illustrations making the content truly accessible.

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