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Anna Claybourne - Author

About the Author

Anna Claybourne is the author of numerous books on the natural world for young readers, including the Usborne Internet-Linked Encyclopedia of Planet Earth, the Survival Skills Handbook and many more. She is also the winner of the Times Educational Supplement Senior Information Book Award for her title The World of Shakespeare which summarised the plays in attractive and digestible synopses. She is also the author of a picture book called Where's Will.

Featured books by Anna Claybourne

Other books by Anna Claybourne

Science Skills Sorted!: Evolution and Classification

Science Skills Sorted!: Evolution and Classification

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/11/2019

Evolution and classification are brilliant things to study scientifically. Plants, humans and other animals have incredible adaptations that mean they can survive in their habitats on Earth. In Evolution and Classification you'll delve into the science behind these marvels of the natural world by conducting investigations and experiments using the ATOM method - Ask, Test, Observe and Measure - to ensure you're working just like a professional scientist. Find out why camouflage is important for survival and how humans and other animals decide whether something is food or not. Discover the ways some animals attract a mate to breed with and the important role genes play! At the end of the book, scientific guidelines explain why scientists do things a certain way and the things they look out for or try to avoid. Science Skills Sorted are six topic books for children aged 8+ studying KS2 science. The ATOM method is designed to help readers work scientifically as they are taught to in the classroom, and each of the investigations is accompanied by explanatory text to uncover facts about the topic. A range of experiments in each book means that while some may need a little more equipment than others, there are plenty experiments that are cheap and accessible, using objects easily found in the classroom or at home.

Science Makers: Making with Light

Science Makers: Making with Light

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/11/2019

Be a SCIENCE MAKER by experimenting, tinkering and building to discover the wonders of science! Learn all about LIGHT by following in the footsteps of famous scientists, artists, engineers and inventors. - Make sun prints like photography pioneer Thomas Wedgwood - Be inspired by artist Tracey Emin to make your own neon sign - Create your own fibre optic lamp like engineer William Wheeler ... and much more! Each title in this series contains ten 'makes', prompted by featured profiles of great scientists, artists and engineers. Children will learn about and create the experiments and builds that have led to world-changing discoveries, amazing machines and inspiring artworks. Perfect for KS2 science and technology classes aged 9 and up.

Science Makers: Making with Forces

Science Makers: Making with Forces

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/11/2019

Be a SCIENCE MAKER by experimenting, tinkering and building to discover the wonders of science! Learn all about FORCES by following in the footsteps of famous scientists, artists, engineers and inventors. - Build a car ramp and experiment with acceleration like Galileo Galilei - Be inspired by artist Lin Emery to build a kinetic sculpture - Make a hot air balloon like the Montgolfier brothers ... and much more! Each title in this series contains ten 'makes', prompted by featured profiles of great scientists, artists and engineers. Children will learn about and create the experiments and builds that have led to world-changing discoveries, amazing machines and inspiring artworks. Perfect for KS2 science and technology classes aged 9 and up.

I Can Be an Awesome Inventor

I Can Be an Awesome Inventor

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2019

I Can Be a Science Detective

I Can Be a Science Detective

Author: Anna Claybourne, Claudia Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2019

Science Skills Sorted!: Habitats

Science Skills Sorted!: Habitats

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2019

Habitats are brilliant things to study scientifically. Within habitats, plants humans and other animals have learned to adapt to the variety of biomes on Earth. In Habitats you'll delve into the science behind these marvels of the natural world by conducting ten investigations or experiments using the ATOM method - Ask, Test, Observe & Measure - to ensure you're working just like a professional scientist. Work out why ecosystems are important and what happens if too much or too little of something occurs in the natural world. Discover the ways some animals are adapted to cold habitats, the important role trees play and all about climate change! At the end of the book, scientific guidelines explain why scientists do things a certain way and the things they look out for or try to avoid. Science Skills Sorted are six topic books for children aged 8+ studying KS2 science. The ATOM method is designed to help readers work scientifically as they are taught to in the classroom, and each of the investigations is accompanied by explanatory text to uncover facts about the topic. A range of experiments in each book means that while some may need a little more equipment than others, there are plenty experiments that are cheap and accessible, using objects easily found in the classroom or at home.

Maker Models: Fairground

Maker Models: Fairground

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/10/2019

Craft meets STEAM in these lively books that will help you design, build and create! Get ready to build your very own fairground! From a carousel to the big wheels and roller coasters, step-by-step projects will give you all the instructions you need to make every element a model fairground needs. Learn about principles of design and engineering as well as craft techniques to unleash your creativity! Every project has been designed to work using things you can find lying around at home, like disposable containers and packaging, and basic art and craft equipment. Why not check out the other books in the Maker Models series? Each book focuses on a place and will go through creating various parts of the structure. You could learn to make a space centre, a fairground, a transport hub, a mini-garden and biosphere or a theatre and film set and all the elements that constitute them. For children aged 9+, this photographic series will be great for rainy days and science days and a good inspiration for DT classes and clubs.

Science Skills Sorted!: Rocks and Fossils

Science Skills Sorted!: Rocks and Fossils

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2019

Rocks and fossils are brilliant things to study scientifically. They can tell us a huge amount of interesting information about our rocky planet - Earth. In Rocks and Fossils you'll delve into the science behind these marvels of the natural world by conducting ten investigations and experiments using the ATOM method - Ask, Test, Observe and Measure - to ensure you're working just like a professional scientist. Find out about the three main types of rock and what happens to rocks during a volcanic eruption and in processes like weathering and erosion. Discover how and why fossils form and how hard or soft some rocks can be! At the end of the book, scientific guidelines explain why scientists do things a certain way and the things they look out for or try to avoid. Science Skills Sorted are six topic books for children aged 8+ studying KS2 science. The ATOM method is designed to help readers work scientifically as they are taught to in the classroom, and each of the investigations is accompanied by explanatory text to uncover facts about the topic. A range of experiments in each book means that while some may need a little more equipment than others, there are plenty experiments that are cheap and accessible, using objects easily found in the classroom or at home.

Maker Models: Castle

Maker Models: Castle

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/08/2019

Craft meets STEAM in these lively books that will help you design, build and create! Get ready to build your very own castle! From battlements to jousting grounds and secret rooms, step-by-step projects will give you all the instructions you need to make every element a model castle requires. Learn about principles of design and engineering as well as craft techniques to unleash your creativity! Every project has been designed to work using things you can find lying around at home, like disposable containers and packaging, and basic art and craft equipment. Why not check out the other books in the Maker Models series? Each book focuses on a place and will go through creating various parts of the structure. You could learn to make a space centre, a fairground, a transport hub, a mini-garden and biosphere or a theatre and film set and all the elements that constitute them. For children aged 9+, this illustrated series will be great for rainy days and science days and a good inspiration for DT classes and clubs.

Maker Models: Space Centre

Maker Models: Space Centre

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/08/2019

Craft meets STEAM in these lively books that will help you design, build and create! Get ready to build your very own space centre! From rockets and rocket launchers to a Mars rover and a night sky projector, step-by-step projects will give you all the instructions you need to make every element a model space centre needs. Learn about principles of design and engineering as well as craft techniques to unleash your creativity! Every project has been designed to work using things you can find lying around at home, like disposable containers and packaging, and basic art and craft equipment. Why not check out the other books in the Maker Models series? Each book focuses on a building and will go through creating various parts of the structure. You could learn to make a castle and its grounds, a fairground, a transport hub, a mini-garden and biosphere or a theatre and film set and all the elements that constitute them. For children aged 9+, this illustrated series will be great for rainy days and science days and a good inspiration for DT classes and clubs.

STEAM through the seasons: Autumn

STEAM through the seasons: Autumn

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/05/2019

Discover science, technology, engineering, art and maths (STEAM) through original craft projects and recycle at the same time! This brilliant series combines learning science with seasonal craft projects, scientific experiments and fun activities. In Autumn make your own spider's web, create an erupting pumpkin or examine leaf fossils plus there's many more fascinating ideas to try out. Combining fun photos, illustrated step by step artwork and a dose of eco-friendly fun, STEAM through the seasons will ensure plenty to occupy any 6-8 year old!

STEAM through the seasons: Winter

STEAM through the seasons: Winter

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/05/2019

Discover science, technology, engineering, art and maths (STEAM) through original craft projects and recycle at the same time! This brilliant series combines learning science with seasonal craft projects, scientific experiments and fun activities. In Winter why not create some ice balloons, investigate crystals or design your own bottle bird feeder plus many more fascinating ideas to try out. Combining fun photos, illustrated step by step artwork and a dose of eco-friendly fun, STEAM through the seasons will ensure plenty to occupy any 6-8 year old!

Discovery Pack: Amazing Science Experiments

Discovery Pack: Amazing Science Experiments

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Undefined Release Date: 15/04/2019

Amazing Evolution The Journey of Life

Amazing Evolution The Journey of Life

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/04/2019

Explore the incredible ways evolution works, from the beginnings of life 3.5 billion years ago to the walking, talking super-apes better known as human beings. Amazing Evolution is filled with fascinating facts! - The Week Junior Evolution can be a difficult idea to wrap our brains around: it deals with random, unlikely events, combined with vast lengths of time too enormous to comprehend. But the evidence is all around us - in the fossils of long-dead creatures, and in our genes and the relationships between all living beings. Amazing Evolution shines a light on this incredible process, from the beginnings of life around 3.8 billion years ago, to the millions of different species alive today, including the moon-walking, talking apes with super-powerful brains - human beings! Filled with clear explanations, beautiful illustrations and fascinating facts about the planet's strangest and most spectacular creatures, Amazing Evolution will keep children (and adults, too!) enthralled for hours. Delve into the pages and learn what makes a fish a fish, why giraffes have such long necks and how all living things, from cabbages to tigers, are related!

100 Facts Saving the Earth

100 Facts Saving the Earth

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/03/2019

Find out how to help save the planet with this handy pocket-sized book that's bursting with giant facts. From global warming to plastic pollution, learn about why the Earth is in danger, how humans can combat the problem and what the world will be like in the future.

STEAM through the seasons: Spring

STEAM through the seasons: Spring

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/02/2019

Discover science, technology, engineering, art and maths (STEAM) through original craft projects and recycle at the same time! This brilliant series combines learning science with seasonal craft projects, scientific experiments and fun activities. In Spring,why not make a rainbow, see a leaf breathe or create your very own tornado in a bottle, plus many more fascinating ideas to try out. Combining fun photos, illustrated step by step artwork and a dose of eco-friendly fun, STEAM through the seasons will ensure plenty to occupy any 6-8 year old!

STEAM through the seasons: Summer

STEAM through the seasons: Summer

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/02/2019

Discover science, technology, engineering, art and maths (STEAM) through original craft projects and recycle at the same time! This brilliant series combines learning science with seasonal craft projects, scientific experiments and fun activities. In Summer make your own mini lightning, create a bee hotel and uncover the secrets of sand, plus many more fascinating ideas to try out. Combining fun photos, illustrated step by step artwork and a dose of eco-friendly fun, STEAM through the seasons will ensure plenty to occupy any 6-8 year old!

Healthy for Life: Sex and relationships

Healthy for Life: Sex and relationships

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/09/2018

This book is a fantastic introduction to the tricky subject of sex for children aged 9+. In a straightforward way, it explores what sex is and what it's for, examines sexuality and identity, what healthy relationships are like and tackles modern-day issues that confront teenagers such as sexting and online pornography. Is is part of the series Healthy for Life, which gives factual information on a range of health issues so teens can get the information they need to be healthy. The books feature fun infographic style illustrations.

This Drop of Water

This Drop of Water

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/08/2018

A beautifully illustrated look at our wonderful watery world This Drop of Water begins with a thunderstorm on a hot summer day. Suddenly - splash! A drop of water hits a girl right on the nose. Where did it come from? And where will it go? She wants to know! The book uses this simple premise as a jumping-off point to explore what water is, where it comes from and how essential it is to life here on Earth. It explores topics as important and wide-ranging as how the Earth formed, the water cycle, clouds and the tides. It also highlights just how precious a resource water is. A beautifully illustrated picture book with friendly narrative text by the award-winning author of This Little Pebble, which was shortlisted for prestigious science and art awards, This Drop of Water will make the topic come alive for readers aged 7 and up. List of contents: Thunderstorm! Watery world It came from outer space Flowing downhill Into the oceans Underwater Out of the sea Clouds Here comes the rain! The big freeze Water shapes the world Water underground Water for plants Water for animals Water for us Turn on the tap! Down the plughole Precious water Weird water Round and round Water activities Glossary and index

Healthy for Life: Smoking, drugs and alcohol

Healthy for Life: Smoking, drugs and alcohol

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/08/2018

This book, for children aged 9+, delves into the world of drugs and how these relate to our health. It explores medical, recreational and illegal drugs and includes topics such as smoking, addiction, legal highs and problems with drugs. It is illustrated with bright, graphic illustrations. Is is part of the series Healthy for Life, which gives factual information on a range of health issues so teens can get the information they need to be healthy. The books feature fun infographic style illustrations.

Healthy for Life: Keeping Fit

Healthy for Life: Keeping Fit

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/08/2018

Keeping fit is about keeping your body working well, and avoiding illnesses and injuries. Getting exercise is one of the most important ways to do this, and that's mainly what this book is about. But exercise doesn't just work on its own. There are loads of ways to look after your body, and they all work together. This book is a guide for teens on how to keep fit and healthy. Is is part of the series Healthy for Life, which gives factual information on a range of health issues so teens can get the information they need to be healthy. The books feature fun infographic style illustrations.

Healthy for Life: Food and Eating

Healthy for Life: Food and Eating

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/06/2018

Food can be confusing! There's a lot of information out there about which foods are 'good' or 'bad' for you - and it seems to change every week! And people can sometimes get very stressed about food and eating, and how it affects their bodies. This book for children aged 9+ explains how food works, so they can make their own decisions armed with all the facts. Is is part of the series Healthy for Life, which gives factual information on a range of health issues so young people can get the information they need to be healthy. The books feature fun infographic style illustrations. Why not seek out another title from the series: Puberty and Growing up; Food and Eating; Smoking, Drugs and Alcohol; Keeping Fit; Sex and Relationsips; Self-esteem and Mental Health.

Healthy for Life: Puberty and Growing Up

Healthy for Life: Puberty and Growing Up

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/06/2018

Puberty is often a confusing time with many changes both physical and emotional to deal with. This book deals with all aspects of puberty in a straightforward and sensitive way so young children and teenagers are armed with all the facts. It includes the changes that happen to boys and girls, periods, moods and stress and introduces sex and sexuality. The text is accompanied by fun, graphic illustrations suitable for any age. Is is part of the series Healthy for Life, which gives factual information on a range of health issues so teens can get the information they need to be healthy. The books feature fun infographic style illustrations.

Science Makers: Making with States of Matter

Science Makers: Making with States of Matter

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/05/2018

Be a SCIENCE MAKER by experimenting, tinkering and building to discover the wonders of science! Learn all about STATES OF MATTER by following in the footsteps of famous scientists, artists and inventors. - Turn salt water into drinking water with Maria Telkes' brilliant invention - Be inspired by sculptor Nele Azevedo to create melting ice people - Make ice cream using ice and salt like inventor Nancy Johnson, and much more! Each title in this series contains ten 'makes', prompted by featured profiles of great scientists, artists and engineers. Children will learn about and create the experiments and builds that have led to world-changing discoveries, amazing machines and inspiring artworks. Perfect for KS2 science and technology classes aged 9 and up.

Science Makers: Making with Machines

Science Makers: Making with Machines

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/05/2018

Be a SCIENCE MAKER by experimenting, tinkering and building to discover the wonders of science! Learn all about MACHINES by following in the footsteps of famous scientists, artists and inventors. - Build a battle catapult like famous machine-maker Archimedes - Make an artificial robot arm based on Kaylene Kau's award-winning design - Be inspired by sculptor Fi Henshall and create your own bird automaton, and much more! Each title in this series contains ten 'makes', prompted by featured profiles of great scientists, artists and engineers. Children will learn about and create the experiments and builds that have led to world-changing discoveries, amazing machines and inspiring artworks. Perfect for KS2 science and technology classes aged 9 and up.

How Things Work: Electricity

How Things Work: Electricity

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/05/2018

Discover what an electric circuit is and why static electricity makes your hair stand on end, plus much, much more in this fascinating first introduction to the basics of physics. Packed with fun activities that will get children thinking about the everyday science around them, this guide uses scientific experiments to show how electricity works and how we use it. An ideal first introduction to core Key Stage 1 science topics, combining clear and simple explanations with hand-on activities to encourage children to think about how the things around them work. Also includes a glossary to explain tricky terms plus parents and teachers' notes to help take the learning further.

How Things Work: Materials

How Things Work: Materials

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/05/2018

Find out what makes ice melt and which materials are the strongest plus much, much more in this fascinating first introduction to the basics of physics. Packed with fun activities that will get children thinking about the everyday science around them, this guide uses scientific experiments to show how different materials work. An ideal first introduction to core Key Stage 1 science topics, combining clear and simple explanations with hand-on activities to encourage children to think about how the things around them work. Also includes a glossary to explain tricky terms plus parents and teachers' notes to help take the learning further.

How Things Work: Light and Dark

How Things Work: Light and Dark

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/05/2018

Find out how light bends and why we see shadows plus much, much more in this fascinating first introduction to the basics of physics. Packed with fun activities that will get children thinking about the everyday science around them, this guide uses scientific experiments to explore the properties of light and dark, and how we use them and are affected by them. An ideal first introduction to core Key Stage 1 science topics, combining clear and simple explanations with hand-on activities to encourage children to think about how the things around them work. Also includes a glossary to explain tricky terms plus parents and teachers' notes to help take the learning further.

How Things Work: Pushes and Pulls

How Things Work: Pushes and Pulls

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/05/2018

Find out what stops us floating away and how friction slows us down, plus much, much more in this fascinating first introduction to the basics of physics. Packed with fun activities that will get children thinking about forces and motion in the world around them, this guide uses scientific experiments to show how the different forces work. An ideal first introduction to core Key Stage 1 science topics, combining clear and simple explanations with hand-on activities to encourage children to think about how the things around them work. Also includes a glossary to explain tricky terms plus parents and teachers' notes to help take the learning further.

Science Makers: Making with Living Things

Science Makers: Making with Living Things

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/03/2018

Be a SCIENCE MAKER by experimenting, tinkering and building to discover the wonders of science! Learn all about LIVING THINGS by following in the footsteps of famous scientists, artists and inventors. - Create your own miniature greenhouse like inventor Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward - Be inspired by artist Antony Gormley and make a cast if your own hand - Build a DNA model, like biologists Francis Crick and James Watson, and much more! Each title in this series contains ten 'makes', prompted by featured profiles of great scientists, artists and engineers. Children will learn about and create the experiments and builds that have led to world-changing discoveries, amazing machines and inspiring artworks. Perfect for KS2 science and technology classes aged 9 and up.

Science Makers: Making with Sound

Science Makers: Making with Sound

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/03/2018

Be a SCIENCE MAKER by experimenting, tinkering and building to discover the wonders of science! Learn all about SOUND by following in the footsteps of famous scientists, artists and inventors. - Transform your voice into beautiful patterns like singer Megan Watts Hughes - Create sci-fi sound effects like composer Delia Derbyshire - Catch intruders with Augustus Russell Pope's pressure mat alarm, and much more! Each title in this series contains ten 'makes', prompted by featured profiles of great scientists, artists and engineers. Children will learn about and create the experiments and builds that have led to world-changing discoveries, amazing machines and inspiring artworks. Perfect for KS2 science and technology classes aged 9 and up.

Project X Origins: Turquoise Book Band, Oxford Level 7: Animals After Dark

Project X Origins: Turquoise Book Band, Oxford Level 7: Animals After Dark

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/02/2018

Meet some amazing nocturnal animals! Owls, hammerhead sharks, foxes and more - they all have different skills that make then great at surviving in the dark. Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. Each book contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading.

Science Makers: Making with Forces

Science Makers: Making with Forces

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/01/2018

Be a SCIENCE MAKER by experimenting, tinkering and building to discover the wonders of science! Learn all about FORCES by following in the footsteps of famous scientists, artists, engineers and inventors. - Build a car ramp and experiment with acceleration like Galileo Galilei - Be inspired by artist Lin Emery to build a kinetic sculpture - Make a hot air balloon like the Montgolfier brothers ... and much more! Each title in this series contains ten 'makes', prompted by featured profiles of great scientists, artists and engineers. Children will learn about and create the experiments and builds that have led to world-changing discoveries, amazing machines and inspiring artworks. Perfect for KS2 science and technology classes aged 9 and up.

Science Makers: Making with Light

Science Makers: Making with Light

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/01/2018

Be a SCIENCE MAKER by experimenting, tinkering and building to discover the wonders of science! Learn all about LIGHT by following in the footsteps of famous scientists, artists, engineers and inventors. - Make sun prints like photography pioneer Thomas Wedgwood - Be inspired by artist Tracey Emin to make your own neon sign - Create your own fibre optic lamp like engineer William Wheeler ... and much more! Each title in this series contains ten 'makes', prompted by featured profiles of great scientists, artists and engineers. Children will learn about and create the experiments and builds that have led to world-changing discoveries, amazing machines and inspiring artworks. Perfect for KS2 science and technology classes aged 9 and up.

Disgusting and Dreadful Science: Killer Plants and Other Green Gunk

Disgusting and Dreadful Science: Killer Plants and Other Green Gunk

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/10/2017

Killer Plants investigates all things green and gross, from insect-eating pitcher plants to giant lilies that smell of rotting corpses. Disgusting and Dreadful Science features a look at the weird, revolting and shocking aspects of science for children at KS2. From plants and life cycles to the human body and animal adaptations, the books offer fascinating facts, fun examples and true-life stories to provide ways in to understanding solid scientific principles. Perfect for readers aged 9 and up.

Disgusting and Dreadful Science: Smelly Feet and Other Body Horrors

Disgusting and Dreadful Science: Smelly Feet and Other Body Horrors

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/10/2017

Smelly Feet investigates disgusting phenomena in the human body, from sweat and snot to foot fungus, diarrhoea and, of course, farting and burping. Disgusting and Dreadful Science features a look at the weird, revolting and shocking aspects of science for children at KS2. From plants and life cycles to the human body and animal adaptations, the books offer fascinating facts, fun examples and true-life stories to provide ways in to understanding solid scientific principles. Perfect for readers aged 9 and up.

Mary Anning Fossil Hunter Band 17/Diamond

Mary Anning Fossil Hunter Band 17/Diamond

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/09/2017

Mary Anning was one of the greatest fossil hunters in history. Find out how Mary's life changed when she found an enormous fossil on her local beach, and how her discoveries transformed the way we think about life on Earth. * Diamond/Band 17 books offer more complex, underlying themes to give opportunities for children to understand causes and points of view. * Text type - An information book. * The book is organised into short chapters to help children practise the skills of locating and identifying important information. * The glossary and index can be used to develop children's information retrieval skills further. * Curriculum links - History; Geography

Discovery Plus: Human Body

Discovery Plus: Human Body

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/09/2017

Discover the secrets of our bodies and answers questions including how do we breathe, why do we eat, what do muscles do and how do we detect the world around us? This unique, interactive guide tells the story about what happens inside the human body, through bright, engaging artwork, flaps and interactive elements. A stunning visual feast of a book that shows what goes on beneath the surface of our bodies, perfect for anyone interested in anatomy or how the bodies work.

Healthy for Life: Self-esteem and Mental Health

Healthy for Life: Self-esteem and Mental Health

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/09/2017

Growing up isn't always easy - your brain is changing and there's many things to cope with from new emotions to stress. This book explores what is self-esteem and mental health and why it's important and looks at topics such as mental illness, phobias, eating disorders and self-harm. It looks at techniques to deal with issues including stress reduction, mindfulness and assertiveness. Is is part of the series Healthy for Life, which gives factual information on a range of health issues so teens can get the information they need to be healthy. The books feature fun infographic style illustrations.

Why Don't Fish Drown?

Why Don't Fish Drown?

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/09/2017

What's the point of a porcupine? Why can't my dog talk to me? Could my cat be a cannibal? Why does a shark need such big teeth? This book provides an engaging way for young people to discover more about animals by asking and answering questions for themselves. The book is structured around twenty-two questions, each one tackled over two spreads. The first spread explores the question and answer, supported by a detailed illustration, photograph or diagram. The second spread asks further questions on a similar theme to help build an understanding of how some animals share characteristics while others may adapt in different ways to survive in the same environment. Fresh and informal without being flippant, this is a swift introduction to natural history that will enable children to feel confident asking and investigating the questions that interest them most.

Don't Read This Before Bed

Don't Read This Before Bed

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/07/2017

Love to tell scary stories around the camp fire? Like to solve mysteries? Brave enough to hear the truth about some pretty freaky phenomena? Then cuddle up with this spooky spine-tingler, filled with delightfully frightful true stories of real-life monsters, doomed domains, menacing mysteries, strange disappearances, and so much more. Meet ghosts, ghouls, and zombies. Go inside haunted houses, hidden graveyards, and deadly secret passages. The Fright-o-meter rates each story for its level of scariness. Full of thrills and chills, this book will have you sleeping with a nightlight for sure. Read if you dare, but don't say we didn't warn you!

The Story of You

The Story of You

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/06/2017

Why do some people have blue eyes and others, green? Why are some people good at music, and others at sport? And why do some people love seafood, and others HATE olives? The Story of You has the answers! From genetics and evolution to our environment and our families, the book looks at all the factors that shape us into the people we are. It explains how physical characteristics and abilities are passed down through generations, and why some things are inherited and others not. It explores how evolution has shaped us as a species, and at how the world we live in has impacted on and shaped us. It also looks at intelligence, where it comes from, and how we learn. The brain and the mind are explored, as are concepts such as personality, how we build relationships with other people, and how and why we form memories. The science behind all this is complex, but Anna Claybourne's clear, simple text renders it both accessible and of real interest to children - this is an invaluable resource for helping them to understand both the world and their place within it.

Science Skills Sorted!: Rocks and Fossils

Science Skills Sorted!: Rocks and Fossils

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/06/2017

Rocks and fossils are brilliant things to study scientifically. They can tell us a huge amount of interesting information about our rocky planet - Earth. In Rocks and Fossils you'll delve into the science behind these marvels of the natural world by conducting ten investigations and experiments using the ATOM method - Ask, Test, Observe and Measure - to ensure you're working just like a professional scientist. Find out about the three main types of rock and what happens to rocks during a volcanic eruption and in processes like weathering and erosion. Discover how and why fossils form and how hard or soft some rocks can be! At the end of the book, scientific guidelines explain why scientists do things a certain way and the things they look out for or try to avoid. Science Skills Sorted are six topic books for children aged 8+ studying KS2 science. The ATOM method is designed to help readers work scientifically as they are taught to in the classroom, and each of the investigations is accompanied by explanatory text to uncover facts about the topic. A range of experiments in each book means that while some may need a little more equipment than others, there are plenty experiments that are cheap and accessible, using objects easily found in the classroom or at home.

Science Skills Sorted!: Evolution and Classification

Science Skills Sorted!: Evolution and Classification

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/04/2017

Evolution and classification are brilliant things to study scientifically. Plants, humans and other animals have incredible adaptations that mean they can survive in their habitats on Earth. In Evolution and Classification you'll delve into the science behind these marvels of the natural world by conducting investigations and experiments using the ATOM method - Ask, Test, Observe and Measure - to ensure you're working just like a professional scientist. Find out why camouflage is important for survival and how humans and other animals decide whether something is food or not. Discover the ways some animals attract a mate to breed with and the important role genes play! At the end of the book, scientific guidelines explain why scientists do things a certain way and the things they look out for or try to avoid. Science Skills Sorted are six topic books for children aged 8+ studying KS2 science. The ATOM method is designed to help readers work scientifically as they are taught to in the classroom, and each of the investigations is accompanied by explanatory text to uncover facts about the topic. A range of experiments in each book means that while some may need a little more equipment than others, there are plenty experiments that are cheap and accessible, using objects easily found in the classroom or at home.

Science Skills Sorted!: Life Cycles

Science Skills Sorted!: Life Cycles

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/04/2017

Life Cycles are brilliant things to study scientifically. Plants, humans and other animals reproduce in all sorts of ways but all with the purpose of continuing their species. In Life Cycles you'll delve into the science behind these marvels of the natural world by conducting ten investigations or experiments using the ATOM method - Ask, Test, Observe and Measure - to ensure you're working just like a professional scientist. Find out about seeds and the crafty ways they move around to reproduce and about the life cycles of bacteria. Discover why some animals lay eggs and try out some maths to understand all about generations and how animals use them to avoid competition for food! At the end of the book, scientific guidelines explain why scientists do things a certain way and the things they look out for or try to avoid. Science Skills Sorted are six topic books for children aged 8+ studying KS2 science. The ATOM method is designed to help readers work scientifically as they are taught to in the classroom, and each of the investigations is accompanied by explanatory text to uncover facts about the topic. A range of experiments in each book means that while some may need a little more equipment than others, there are plenty experiments that are cheap and accessible, using objects easily found in the classroom or at home.

This Little Pebble

This Little Pebble

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/01/2017

This Little Pebble begins with a child finding a small, forgotten pebble in his pocket. It uses this simple premise as a jumping-off point to explore what rocks are, where they come from and how fundamental they are to life here on Earth. For readers aged six and up, This Little Pebble uses beautiful artwork to show the rich diversity of rocks all around us, with friendly, narrative text by award-winning children's writer Anna Claybourne making the book feel like a journey. It explores topics as fascinating and as wide-ranging as Earth's formation, the rock cycle, volcanoes and earthquakes, where precious stones come from and what fossils are. It also provides great support for for the topic of rocks in both the geography and science curriculum.

Disgusting and Dreadful Science: Stinky Skunks and Other Animal Adaptations

Disgusting and Dreadful Science: Stinky Skunks and Other Animal Adaptations

Author: Anna Claybourne, Barbara Taylor Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/01/2017

A quirky, colourful guide to the horrible, shocking and disgusting aspects of the science of animal adaptations and a fantastic way to inspire children in science learning. Stinky Skunks investigates disgusting animals and animal habits from around the world, including feeding, nasty teeth and claws, poo, camouflage and, of course, scents and smells. It is part of the Disgusting and Dreadful Science series, which features a look at the weird, revolting and shocking aspects of science for children at KS2. It feature child-friendly text and amazing photographs and diagrams. From plants and life cycles to the human body and animal adaptations, the books offer Wow! fascinating facts, fun examples and true-life stories to provide ways in to understanding solid scientific principles.

Where's the Ballerina? Find The Ballerinas Hidden in the Ballets

Where's the Ballerina? Find The Ballerinas Hidden in the Ballets

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/01/2017

Find the hidden ballerina in the ballets Can you spot the graceful ballerina as she pirouettes across ten beautiful ballets? This beautiful new book introduces young children to the magical world of ballet. Kids are asked to spot key characters from ten classic ballets, including Swan Lake, Cinderella, and Coppelia. First they read a snappy synopsis of the story and then a simple, illustrated narrative takes them through key scenes and introduces them to the main characters. Next they explore the wonderfully detailed illustrations as they search for the elusive ballerina and key characters in each busy scene. The character-spotting element is an innovative way to capture ballets' timeless appeal, and the wonderfully detailed artwork brings each ballet to life.

Encyclopedia of Sharks

Encyclopedia of Sharks

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/01/2017

This book takes a detailed look at the world of sharks, revealing how great whites hunt their prey, why basking sharks cruise with their mouths open wide, and which species swims thousands of miles each year to reproduce. Text is presented in the form of accessible bulleted facts, and amazing fact panels add extra interest.

Whizzy Science: Make it Change!

Whizzy Science: Make it Change!

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/11/2016

Make materials change colour, create oozy slime and let a foaming monster loose! This book will guide you step-by-step through great crafty experiments, as well as explaining the science behind chemical reactions and states of matter.

Oxford Reading Tree inFact: Oxford Level 1+: Legs!

Oxford Reading Tree inFact: Oxford Level 1+: Legs!

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/09/2016

Children will enjoy counting the legs of a variety of animals in this creative and vibrant book. Fabulous photographs and a colourful design bring the natural world to life, while covering key skills such as sorting and counting. Oxford Reading Tree inFact is a compelling non-fiction series that aims to engage children in reading for pleasure as powerfully as fiction does. The series includes 36 titles which are all phonically decodable, with some high-interest topic words to develop vocabulary and impart knowledge. The imaginative approach and variety of intriguing topics mean there are books to interest every child. The books are carefully levelled, making it easy to match every reader to the right book.

I love this tree Discover the life, beauty and importance of trees

I love this tree Discover the life, beauty and importance of trees

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/09/2016

I love this tree is a book which looks at the life of an old living deciduous tree and through it explores the amazing life of a tree and the creatures that inhabit it. Using a mixture of photos and artwork the book shows how the tree has changed and how it acts as a habitat for other life. This beautiful book explores how important trees are to the planet. Packed with information and pictures it provides a wealth of information about trees and their importance and inspires a love of these amazing plants. It's a fantastic resource for the Science Curriculum with its emphasis on plants, classification and habitats, for children aged 8+. Shortlisted for the 2016 SLA information book award in the 7-12 category and the 2016 English 4-11 picture book awards. 'Close to my house, there's a beautiful, huge, spreading tree. I see it every day. We walk past it on the way to school, and hear the wind rustling through it at night. How long has that tree been standing there? If the tree wasn't there any more, I would miss it all the time. But it's not just me - so many animals depend on it too...' 'A really thorough, charming exploration of the lives of trees and their importance in the world' - School Librarian

Time-Traveller's Guide to the Bronze Age Band 16/Sapphire

Time-Traveller's Guide to the Bronze Age Band 16/Sapphire

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2016

Over 4000 years ago, people started making things from bronze. Take a world tour and discover some of the brilliant Bronze-Age wonders they created. 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: History Ideas for reading at the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Mind Webs: Materials

Mind Webs: Materials

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/08/2016

Help science make sense with Mind Webs! Twelve beautifully illustrated webs show how science concepts work in a truly fascinating way. Mind webs, also known as spidergrams or mind maps, are great for learning about the science of materials. Find out about solids, liquids and gases, about changing materials, the properties of materials, states of matter and chemical reactions. With more than 200 illustrations showing the science behind materials, this series is perfect for visual learners. The Mind Webs series is a great revision tool for students at Key Stage 2, and excellent for gaining a clearer understanding of how science works.

The Big Book of Speedy Science Things to Make and Do

The Big Book of Speedy Science Things to Make and Do

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/05/2016

Send a rocket sky-high, create explosions and make a cup squawk like a parrot! Not only that, these fun craft experiments help you learn about science, too. This book will guide you in easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions through great crafty experiments, as well as explaining the science of sound, forces, light, how things change and how they grow. Using readily available materials that you can find around your house or school, these experiments couldn't be simpler - or more fun! - includes beautiful step-by-step illustrations - all experiments can be carried out at home or in school - Ties into the science National Curriculum

Mind Webs: Electricity and Magnets

Mind Webs: Electricity and Magnets

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/05/2016

Help science make sense with Mind Webs! Twelve beautifully illustrated webs show how science works in a truly fascinating way. Mind webs, also known as spidergrams or mind maps, are great for learning about the science of electricity and magnetism. In this book you can find out about sources of electricity, circuit diagrams, measuring electricity, electronics, how magnetic poles and fields work, about natural magnets, types of magnet and how to make a magnet. With more than 200 illustrations showing how electricity and magnetism works, this series is perfect for visual learners. The Mind Webs series are great revision tools for students at Key Stage 2, and are also excellent for gaining a clearer understanding of how science works.

Mind Webs: Human Body

Mind Webs: Human Body

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/05/2016

Help science make sense with Mind Webs! Twelve beautifully illustrated webs show how science works in a truly fascinating way. Mind webs, also known as spidergrams or mind maps, are great for learning about the science of your body. In this book you can find out how your muscles, skeleton, heart, lungs and brain work, learn how your nervous system helps your senses, what jobs your skin, hair and nails have, and how your body fights illness. With more than 200 illustrations showing how the human body works, this series is perfect for visual learners. The Mind Webs series are great revision tools for students at Key Stage 2, and are also excellent for gaining a clearer understanding of how science works. Includes advice on how to make your own mind web.

The Story of You

The Story of You

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/02/2016

Why do some people have blue eyes and others, green? Why are some people good at music, and others at sport? And why do some people love seafood, and others HATE olives? The Story of You has the answers! From genetics and evolution to our environment and our families, the book looks at all the factors that shape us into the people we are. It explains how physical characteristics and abilities are passed down through generations, and why some things are inherited and others not. It explores how evolution has shaped us as a species, and at how the world we live in has impacted on and shaped us. It also looks at intelligence, where it comes from, and how we learn. The brain and the mind are explored, as are concepts such as personality, how we build relationships with other people, and how and why we form memories. The science behind all this is complex, but Anna Claybourne's clear, simple text renders it both accessible and of real interest to children - this is an invaluable resource for helping them to understand both the world and their place within it.

Short, Sharp Shakespeare Stories: Hamlet

Short, Sharp Shakespeare Stories: Hamlet

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/01/2016

To be or not to be? That is the question... A murdered king, his haunted son, a wicked stepfather and a doomed romance... Read on, through madness and mystery, to discover the calamitous tale at the heart of Hamlet, one of Shakespeare's most famous tragedies. Contains information about the background to Hamlet, its major themes, language, and Shakespeare's life during the time he was writing the play. Madness, and how it was treated in 16th century England, is also examined, to give some context in which the play was written. The Short, Sharp Shakespeare series consists of six books that retell Shakespeare's most famous plays in modern English. Clever illustrations accompany each title, making them a great introduction to the Bard for children aged 9 and above.

Be Creative: Customise Your Clothes

Be Creative: Customise Your Clothes

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/12/2015

Get creative with this fabulous new craft series! Each title gives great ideas for activities that will inspire and enthuse young readers to get crafty. Express your own creativity by customising your clothes - it's green, it saves money and it's fun! This book shows how to make fabric flowers to put on a coat or hat, decorate your jeans or turn them into shorts, glam up your footwear and much more.

Be Creative: Cards, Wrap and Tags

Be Creative: Cards, Wrap and Tags

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/12/2015

Get creative with this fabulous new craft series! Each title gives great ideas for activities that will inspire and enthuse young readers to get crafty. Designing your own special cards and giftwrap is more fun than buying them new - and it's much cheaper! We all buy and give gifts and cards throughout the year so why not make your own and give something that's truly unique?

Short, Sharp Shakespeare Stories: Romeo and Juliet

Short, Sharp Shakespeare Stories: Romeo and Juliet

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/11/2015

O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo? Two families at war, and a pair of young, star-crossed lovers caught in the crossfire... Read on, through romance and heartbreak, to discover the tragic story at the heart of Romeo and Juliet, one of Shakespeare's most famous plays. Contains information about the background to Romeo and Juliet, its major themes, language, and Shakespeare's life during the time he was writing the play. Poisons, and their application in 16th century England, are also examined, to give the context in which the play was written. The Short, Sharp Shakespeare series consists of six books that retell Shakespeare's most famous plays in modern English. Clever illustrations accompany each title, making them a great introduction to the Bard for children aged 9 and above.

Be Creative: Bedroom Makeover

Be Creative: Bedroom Makeover

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/10/2015

Get creative with this fabulous new craft series! Each title gives great ideas for activities that will inspire and enthuse young readers to get crafty.

Be Creative: Accessories For All

Be Creative: Accessories For All

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/10/2015

Get creative with this fabulous new craft series! Each title gives great ideas for activities that will inspire and enthuse young readers to get crafty.

Short, Sharp Shakespeare Stories: Macbeth

Short, Sharp Shakespeare Stories: Macbeth

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/10/2015

Is this a dagger which I see before me...? A power-hungry general, his crazed wife, three interfering witches and some terrifying ghosts... Read on, through murder and mayhem, to discover the gripping story of Macbeth, one of Shakespeare's most famous tragedies. Contains information about the background to Macbeth, its major themes, language, and Shakespeare's life during the time he was writing the play. Witches and witchcraft in 16th century England are also examined, to give the context in which the play was written. The Short, Sharp Shakespeare series consists of six books that retell Shakespeare's most famous plays in modern English. Clever illustrations accompany each title, making them a great introduction to the Bard for children aged 9 and above.

Insects in 30 Seconds 30 fascinating topics for bug boffins explained in half a minute

Insects in 30 Seconds 30 fascinating topics for bug boffins explained in half a minute

Author: Anna Claybourne, Wesley Robins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/09/2015

This is the perfect introduction to the largest animal group on Earth for all budding entomologists. Each topic is presented in a neat 30-second soundbite, supported by a 3-second flash summary and a full-page colourful artwork. Fun active missions support the topics and encourage kids to find out more. With stunning artwork, the attention-grabbing format is engaging and immediate, introducing readers aged from 8 up to the wonderful world of bugs.

The Shang Dynasty Band 16/Sapphire

The Shang Dynasty Band 16/Sapphire

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/09/2015

A fascinating insight into the history of one of our ancient civilisations - the Shang dynasty, their society, culture, belief system and way of life in China over 500 years ago. Who were they, how did they rule and what was life like under their power? * Sapphire/Band 16 books offer longer reads to develop children's sustained engagement with texts and are more complex syntactically. * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

The Comedy, History and Tragedy of William Shakespeare

The Comedy, History and Tragedy of William Shakespeare

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/09/2015

Award-winning, beautifully illustrated introduction to William Shakespeare for children; celebrating his life, his most famous plays and the time in which he lived. Vividly brings to life Shakespeare's school days in Stratford-Upon-Avon, what it was like to live in Elizabethan London and the world of Tudor theatre in Shakespeare's Globe theatre. Fun, charming summaries of some of Shakespeare's best-loved plays help make the works of our greatest playwright accessible for children and introduces them to his most famous characters. Much more than a biography, this is an entertaining, informative look at our most celebrated playwright. The perfect guide to help children be part of the Shakespeare 400 celebrations in 2016 and to open up the magical world of the bard for them. Won the Judges Highly Commended Award at the 2015 SLA Information Book Awards and has been shortlisted for the English 4-11 Picture Book Awards. Can be used to support the teaching of Shakespeare in the classroom and ahead of taking children to the theatre to see one of his plays for the first time. Suitable for children aged 7+ . Fun activity sheets and other resources to accompany the book can be found at http://www.shakespeareforschool.uk/the-book.html

Radar: Dance Culture: Bhangra and Bollywood

Radar: Dance Culture: Bhangra and Bollywood

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/07/2015

Bollywood and bhangra dances are a riot of swirling colours, glitzy costumes and high energy beats. Look inside to find sensational step by step photo guides, a 5-minute interview with a leading Bollywood dance choreographer, the blog of a young dancer's experience at a reality TV dance show, plus record breaking facts and a potted history of the dances. The Radar series delivers streetwise, hot-topic reads for kids aged 9+. With bold, fresh design and topics that have bags of kid-appeal, Radar will encourage children to read - and keep reading!

Whizzy Science Things to Make and Do

Whizzy Science Things to Make and Do

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/06/2015

Send a rocket sky-high, create explosions and make a cup squawk like a parrot! Not only that, these fun craft experiments help you learn about science, too. This book will guide you in easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions through over 70 great crafty experiments, as well as explaining the science of sound, forces, light, how things change and how they grow. Using readily available materials that you can find around your house or school, these experiments couldn't be simpler - or more fun! - includes beautiful step-by-step illustrations - all experiments can be carried out at home or in school - Ties into the science National Curriculum

Tigers

Tigers

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2015

Here's an animal lover's one-stop source for in-depth information on tigers! What do they eat? How do they behave? Are they at risk? This book also includes loads of fun and fascinating facts about tigers, as well as maps, charts, and wonderful photographs of these fearsome creatures.

The Web of Life

The Web of Life

Author: Anna Claybourne, Michael Bright, Robert Snedden, Andrew Solway Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/02/2015

The Web of Life series explains the basic life processes of living things and shows how living things are interdependent. It looks at how variation has benefits and limitations for the survival of organisms in specific habitats, and describes threats to the diversity of life on Earth. It tackles common confusions about the science and shows how topics are relevant to the reader.

To The Limit: Weird Creatures

To The Limit: Weird Creatures

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/01/2015

Weird Creatures takes a look at the strangest and most incredible animals in the world, from huge-eared bats to tongue-eating lice. Packed with facts, stats, true-life stories and amazing photographs this book will appeal to everyone interested in extreme life-forms. In this series, experience the thrills of fast machines, daring journeys, extreme sports and much more through this series of action packed high-interest reads designed for older children.

Mind Webs: Materials

Mind Webs: Materials

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/11/2014

Mind webs, also known as spidergrams or mind maps, are great for learning about the science of materials. Find out about solids, liquids and gases, about changing materials, the properties of materials, states of matter and chemical reactions. With more than 200 illustrations showing the science behind materials, this series is perfect for visual learners. The Mind Webs series is a great revision tool for students at Key Stage 2, and excellent for gaining a clearer understanding of how science works.

Disgusting and Dreadful Science: Smelly Farts and Other Body Horrors

Disgusting and Dreadful Science: Smelly Farts and Other Body Horrors

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/11/2014

Disgusting and Dreadful Science features a look at the weird, revolting and shocking aspects of science for children at KS2. From plants and life cycles to the human body and animal adaptations, the books offer Wow! fascinating facts, fun examples and true-life stories to provide ways in to understanding solid scientific principles. Smelly Farts investigates disgusting phenomena in the human body, from sweat and snot to foot fungus, diarrhoea and, of course, farting and burping.

Mind Webs: Human Body

Mind Webs: Human Body

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/10/2014

Mind Webs is an inspiring, visually exciting, series which will make science make sense. A mind web is a way of putting all of the key information about a topic on one page. Each book contains 12 mind webs, each beautifully illustrated with pictures and diagrams, showing how the information about each topic links together in a truly fascinating way. Whether you want to gain a better understanding of science, or whether you need to revise a topic, these books will give you the full picture, helping you to sort out, learn and remember key science concepts, facts and ideas. Includes advice on how to make your own mind web and a full glossary to extend your scientific vocabulary.

Octopuses

Octopuses

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/08/2014

This series offers a fun and original look at some of the world's cleverest and most interesting animals-from man's best friend, to man's worst pest. In Octopuses, readers will discover the special abilities that these amazing animals have adapted to help them survive in their wild environment, what humans have trained them to do using their special skills and intelligence, and where their abilities are vastly superior to our own. The book also looks at how we have used technology to recreate octopuses' abilities.

Orcas

Orcas

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/08/2014

This series offers a fun and original look at some of the world's cleverest and most interesting animals-from man's best friend, to man's worst pest. In Orcas, readers will discover the special abilities that these amazing animals have adapted to help them survive in their wild environment, what humans have trained them to do using their special skills and intelligence, and where their abilities are vastly superior to our own. The book also looks at how we have used technology to recreate orcas' abilities.

Rats

Rats

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/08/2014

This series offers a fun and original look at some of the world's cleverest and most interesting animals-from man's best friend, to man's worst pest. In Rats, readers will discover the special abilities that these amazing animals have adapted to help them survive in their wild environment, what humans have trained them to do using their special skills and intelligence, and where their abilities are vastly superior to our own. The book also looks at how we have used technology to recreate rats' abilities.

Living in the Wild: Sea Mammals Pack A of 6

Living in the Wild: Sea Mammals Pack A of 6

Author: Anna Claybourne, Claire Throp, Louise Spilsbury Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/07/2014

These books focus on fascinating sea mammals and their habitats. Each title includes information about classification, habitats, adaptations, food chains/webs, behaviour, and intelligence. They also include coverage of environmental issues such as climate change and other threats to habitats. Attractively illustrated with large, top-quality photographs and artworks. Fun, high-interest and thought-provoking nuggets run alongside the appropriate curriculum content of the main text, which will keep the reader interested and eager to read on.

Dolphins

Dolphins

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/05/2014

Here's an animal lover's one-stop source for in-depth information on dolphins! What do they eat? How do they behave? Are they at risk? This book also includes loads of fun and fascinating facts about dolphins, as well as maps, charts, and wonderful photographs of these clever creatures.

Humpback Whales

Humpback Whales

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/05/2014

Here's an animal lover's one-stop source for in-depth information on humpback whales! What do they eat? How do they behave? Are they at risk? This book also includes loads of fun and fascinating facts about humpback whales, as well as maps, charts, and wonderful photographs of these amazing creatures.

First Animal Encyclopedia Seas and Oceans

First Animal Encyclopedia Seas and Oceans

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/04/2014

Learn, explore and be amazed by creatures big and small in this amazing introduction to sea and ocean life. From giant whales to slithering sea snakes discover how creatures that spend their lives submerged by the vast seas and oceans around the world hunt for food, raise their young or survive in temperatures of nearly 350 degrees centigrade, and much much more! Packed with breath taking photography and fun facts, First Animal Encyclopedia: Seas and Oceans is a perfect first introduction to sea and ocean life around the world.

Animal Atlas

Animal Atlas

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/02/2014

Find out about all the different habitats animals live in, from polar bears in the freezing Arctic to orangutans in the steamy rainforests. Packed with delightful illustrations, brilliant facts and informative maps, learn, explore and be amazed by animals living all over the world.

Mental Development From Birth to Old Age

Mental Development From Birth to Old Age

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/02/2014

Have you ever changed your mind? In fact, your mind and your brain change all the time, throughout your life - from before you are born, to the day you die. This book explain how our brain is the part of our body that makes our mind work. Like other body parts, our brain and mind grow and develop as we grow up, being affected by the things we experience from talking and play to learning and risky behaviours.

Encyclopedia of Planet Earth

Encyclopedia of Planet Earth

Author: Anna Claybourne, Gill Doherty Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2013

This is a comprehensive introduction to physical geography including information on the climate, volcanoes, erosion, the weather, ecosystems and humans. It is fabulously illustrated with photographs, maps, diagrams and illustrations that will capture the imagination of young readers. It comes with internet links to recommended websites with maps, quizzes, games and homework information.

Complete Book of the Human Body

Complete Book of the Human Body

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2013

This is a fact-packed, beautifully illustrated, all-round introduction to the human body and how it works. Full of extraordinary photographs with engaging and friendly text, plus experiments and activities to try, this book explores everything from allergies and brain waves to x-rays and zits. Carefully selected websites, accessed via Usborne Quicklinks, allow readers to look at amazing scans of the inside the human body, take a 3-D tour of the brain, make an edible model of a DNA molecule and much more.

Mental Development From Birth to Old Age

Mental Development From Birth to Old Age

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/01/2013

Have you ever changed your mind? In fact, your mind and your brain change all the time, throughout your life - from before you are born, to the day you die. This book explains how our brain is the part of our body that makes our mind work. Like other body parts, our brain and mind grow and develop as we grow up, being affected by the things we experience from talking and play to learning and risky behaviours.

Life Processes

Life Processes

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/01/2013

Life Processes explains that how living things function is a big question at the heart of science. It looks at the seven life processes - movement, respiration, sensitivity, nutrition, excretion, reproduction, and growth - as well as tackling common confusions about the science and showing how each topic is relevant to the reader.

Black Holes Band 14/Ruby

Black Holes Band 14/Ruby

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/01/2013

What is a black hole? Where do they come from? What do they do? Find out the answers to all of these questions and what other things scientists have discovered about space exploration, gravity and much more, in this highly photographic non-fiction report. * Ruby/Band 14 books give increasing opportunities for children to develop their skills of inference and deduction. * Text type: An information book * Curriculum links: Science * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

100 Most Deadly Things On The Planet

100 Most Deadly Things On The Planet

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/12/2012

100 Most Deadly Things on the Planet is divided into a range of categories, from deadly animals and plants to fascinatingly fatal foods Each page includes a 'deadly rating' and intriguing description of the perpetrator in question, along with stunning photographs and diagrams. Side boxes give extra angles and valuable educational insights into the most deadly things our world has to offer.

The Story of Inventions

The Story of Inventions

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/12/2012

From toilets, bread and blue jeans to aeroplanes, microwaves and computers, this title explains how, when and why the ingenious inventions that surround us were created. The development of one invention is detailed over each double page, revealing the real-life stories behind each creation, as well as how they have been influenced by other discoveries over the ages. Humorous illustrations by Adam Larkum show how the inventions work.

Penguin

Penguin

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/10/2012

Animals on the Edge takes a dramatic look at endangered animals around the world, and what is being done to help them. Each book focuses on a different species, taking the reader on a journey to learn about what is being done to help animals in danger, both in the wild and at the zoo. From investigating daily routines, such as how animals hunt and what they eat, to hard-hitting facts about the causes of species extinction in the wild and how conservation efforts and zoo programmes can help, these books are packed with exciting real-life tales and inside information as well as amazing photography throughout. Presented in a magazine style, through accessible chunks of information, and packed full of full-colour photos and graphics, this exciting, high-interest series will appeal to reluctant and able readers alike, with key links to the geography curriculum. Includes feature panels with animal stats, facts and real-life rescue stories as well as further information on what readers can do to get involved.

Hippo

Hippo

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/10/2012

Animals on the Edge takes a dramatic look at endangered animals around the world, and what is being done to help them. Each book focuses on a different species, taking the reader on a journey to learn about what is being done to help animals in danger, both in the wild and at the zoo. From investigating daily routines, such as how animals hunt and what they eat, to hard-hitting facts about the causes of species extinction in the wild and how conservation efforts and zoo programmes can help, these books are packed with exciting real-life tales and inside information as well as amazing photography throughout. Presented in a magazine style, through accessible chunks o finformation, and packed full of full-colour photos and graphics, this exciting, high-interest series will appeal to reluctant and able readers alike, with key links to the geography curriculum. Includes feature panels with animal stats, facts and real-life rescue stories as well as further information on what readers can do to get involved.

Romeo & Juliet [Book with CD]

Romeo & Juliet [Book with CD]

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/03/2012

An attractively presented retelling of Shakespeare's famous tragedy, written for children growing in reading confidence.

Secrets of Light

Secrets of Light

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: eBook Release Date: 10/01/2012

In Secrets of Light, you will find out where light comes from, why rainbows occur, and how cameras work.

Who Split the Atom?

Who Split the Atom?

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: eBook Release Date: 10/01/2012

Who Split the Atom? explores the ways in which scientists uncovered the secrets of atoms-the tiny particles of matter that make up our world.

Who Discovered Natural Selection?

Who Discovered Natural Selection?

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: eBook Release Date: 10/01/2012

Who Discovered Natural Selection? explains how scientists worked out the way in which living things evolve.

World's Deadliest Creatures Band 04 Blue/Band 14 Ruby

World's Deadliest Creatures Band 04 Blue/Band 14 Ruby

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/01/2012

What are the most dangerous animals in the world? Take a closer look at some very poisonous, venomous and deadly animals in this stunning photographic non-fiction report by award-winning author Anna Claybourne. * Collins Big Cat Progress builds confidence, helping struggling pupils not only to read, but to love reading * Dual-banded books provide age-appropriate interest level material matched with a lower reading ability level * Every book is levelled by reading expert Cliff Moon to ensure precise, systematic, measurable progression to help close the ability gap * The books use a range of reading strategies: phonic, graphic, syntactic and contextual to build confident, accurate, fluent readers * Designed to build speaking and listening skills, as well as reading skills, the books are highly visual and include incredible illustrations and photographs * Every book has a Key Stage 2 look-and-feel to engage older pupils and avoid stigmatisation * Topics are relevant for children in years 3-6 and connected to the curriculum and framework objectives for these years to support inclusion * Progress titles contain a Reader Response page to encourage the pupil to respond to and recall what they have read. This offers an ideal opportunity to check comprehension * Ideas for Reading, written by primary literacy expert Gill Howell are included in the back of every book to help you support the reading needs of each child

Muscles Band 03 Yellow/Band 16 Sapphire

Muscles Band 03 Yellow/Band 16 Sapphire

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/01/2012

What is a muscle? How do they work? Why are they so important? Find out the answers to all of these questions in this information book, filled with detailed illustrations and photographs. * Collins Big Cat Progress builds confidence, helping struggling pupils not only to read, but to love reading * Dual-banded books provide age-appropriate interest level material matched with a lower reading ability level * Every book is levelled by reading expert Cliff Moon to ensure precise, systematic, measurable progression to help close the ability gap * The books use a range of reading strategies: phonic, graphic, syntactic and contextual to build confident, accurate, fluent readers * Designed to build speaking and listening skills, as well as reading skills, the books are highly visual and include incredible illustrations and photographs * Every book has a Key Stage 2 look-and-feel to engage older pupils and avoid stigmatisation * Topics are relevant for children in years 3-6 and connected to the curriculum and framework objectives for these years to support inclusion * Progress titles contain a Reader Response page to encourage the pupil to respond to and recall what they have read. This offers an ideal opportunity to check comprehension * Ideas for Reading, written by primary literacy expert Gill Howell are included in the back of every book to help you support the reading needs of each child * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Treasure Hunter's Handbook Age 5-6, below average readers

Treasure Hunter's Handbook Age 5-6, below average readers

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2011

So you want to be a pirate? Use this book to find out how to win a pirate battle, what to do if you lose a leg, and how to find treasure, lots of it! White Wolves Non-fiction is a guided reading scheme which takes a high-interest approach to core geography, history and science topics. It has been created to appeal to children and reflect the range of texts in the real world, from guidebooks to cookbooks. Covering a wide range of topics at different reading levels, these books are ideal for classroom and topic libraries, and for teaching non-fiction literacy skills in a curriculum context.

Knight Survival Guide Age 6-7, above average readers

Knight Survival Guide Age 6-7, above average readers

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2011

If you're going to make it as a knight, you need to know as much about etiquette and wage collecting as you do about how to survive a grisly tournament. This book of tips and helpful advice shows you how. White Wolves Non-fiction is a guided reading scheme which takes a high-interest approach to core geography, history and science topics. It has been created to appeal to children and reflect the range of texts in the real world, from guidebooks to cookbooks. Covering a wide range of topics at different reading levels, these books are ideal for classroom and topic libraries, and for teaching non-fiction literacy skills in a curriculum context. Book band: Gold Ideal for ages: 6+

Radar: Dance Culture: Bhangra and Bollywood

Radar: Dance Culture: Bhangra and Bollywood

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/08/2011

Bollywood and bhangra dances are a riot of swirling colours, glitzy costumes and high energy beats. Make sure they are on your radar! Look inside to find sensational step by step photo guides, a 5-minute interview with a leading Bollywood dance choreographer, the blog of a young dancer's experience at a reality TV dance show, plus record breaking facts and a potted history of the dances. Are you on the radar?

It's My Birthday!

It's My Birthday!

Author: Anna Claybourne, Mike Byrne Format: Novelty book Release Date: 01/08/2011

Excited Little Bear wakes up all his friends to remind them about his party. The big day dawns and no one forgets, but there's just one problem... Follow Bear through his sleepless night and watch out for the noisy surprise.

Silly Barney!

Silly Barney!

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Novelty book Release Date: 01/08/2011

When naughty Barney eats the farmer's flowers, something VERY STRANGE happens. His wool starts to grow and grow. PING! SPROING! BOING! Oh no! Silly Barney! A wacky, wooly, touchy-feely story that children will love.

BC NF Brown B/3B 101 Ways to Beat Boredom

BC NF Brown B/3B 101 Ways to Beat Boredom

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2011

This title is part of Bug Club, the first whole-school reading programme to combine books with an online reading world to teach today's children to read. In this Year 3 Brown B (NC level 3b) non-fiction book... How much time do you think you spend asleep or at school? It is A LOT. That's why your free time is really important. Don't waste it being bored! Why not learn some spy tricks, how to make a moving monster or try one of the other 101 great ideas in this book? They are much more fun than watching TV!

Feast at the Castle

Feast at the Castle

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2011

The Big Picture series launches with 16 titles for KS1 all about what is going on all around the world, split into four high interest topics. Find out how other people around the world live/lived; extreme animals habitats or weather across the globe; faraway homes made of ice and much, much more. Each book within this Key Stage 1 series will provide a number of jumping off points in a high interest, accessible way, with which to cover the 'big curriculum picture'. Eventually backed up by teacher notes comprising background information and teaching notes re: how to use the books to cover statutory national curriculum key skills. Did they really eat that? This book takes a look at food through the ages. Book band: White Ideal for ages: 5+

Deadly Diseases and Curious Cures Age 9-10, Average Readers

Deadly Diseases and Curious Cures Age 9-10, Average Readers

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2010

Deadly Diseases and Curious Cures is a doctor's log of all the diseases that people suffer when they are at sea through history. From scurvy on the high seas to yellow fever, this guide is packed with facts and tips about what the diseases are, how to tell what you've got, and what you could do! This book provides a fresh and exciting insight into scientific enquiry. White Wolves Non-fiction is a guided reading scheme which takes a high-interest approach to core geography, history and science topics. These books are ideal for classroom and topic libraries, and for teaching non-fiction literacy skills in a curriculum context.

Pirate! From Navigation to Amputation

Pirate! From Navigation to Amputation

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2010

From Surfing to the Secret Life of Rats, Extreme Science will excite and inspire 8-11 year olds. High-interest topics grab the reader and introduce some key science concepts in an accessible and innovative way. The action-packed pages are designed to motivate struggling and reluctant readers, and a reading age of 7 makes the content super-accessible. Extreme titles are ideal for supporting creative classroom teaching and for spicing up topic libraries.

Don't Wake the Lion

Don't Wake the Lion

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Novelty book Release Date: 19/07/2010

It's a hot, lazy afternoon in the jungle and Lion is ready for a nap, but will the stomping, snapping, squabbling animals disturb his sleep? Watch out for the noisy pop-up surprise in this playful rhyming tale. Featuring an exciting noisy pop-up finale. Children will love the vibrant, lively illustrations by Lee Wildish. With a humorous rhyming text that is perfect for reading aloud

Finding Little Mouse

Finding Little Mouse

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2009

Sea Friends

Sea Friends

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2009

When Little Fish spots a beautiful bubble floating through the sparkly ocean, he tries to find out who made it. Little ones will love to play with the cute finger-puppet fish in this book.

The Busy Little Train

The Busy Little Train

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/05/2009

Chuggetty, chuggetty, clickety-clack a train is coming along the track Monkey is driving - hear him say, Who wants a trip on my train today? Join these jolly friends on their big day out. Children will love counting the creatures as they hop on the train - with chunky touch- and-feel carriages that are perfect for little hands! Ages 3-5 years.

Jungle Friends

Jungle Friends

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/04/2009

Monkey is looking for a jungle friend. Everyone seems too busy to play with him, but who is peeking through the trees?

Here Comes the Rain!

Here Comes the Rain!

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/04/2009

A rain storm is on the way and the bugs pass the message around the garden. They need to find somewhere to shelter, but they don't know that the storm is bringing something beautiful too.

The Busy Red Tractor

The Busy Red Tractor

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/01/2009

Chug! Chug! Toot! Toot! A tractor is coming along the dirt road! Join Puppy and all his friends on a day out around the farm! Children will love counting the animals as they hop on the tractor - with chunky touch-and-feel carriages that are perfect for little hands!

Stories From Around the World: Greek Myths

Stories From Around the World: Greek Myths

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/10/2008

Part of a series of beautifully illustrated collections of myths from different parts of the world, this book focuses on Greek myths and legends.

The Magic Little Sleigh

The Magic Little Sleigh

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2008

The Shocking Story Of Electricity

The Shocking Story Of Electricity

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/05/2007

The story of one of the modern world's most valuable inventions told for children growing in reading confidence. An exploration of the fascinating story of electricity from earliest experiments to the gadgets and gizmos of the modern world. Usborne Young Reading has been developed with reading experts from Roehampton University.

Titanic

Titanic

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/03/2006

A vivid retelling of a major historical catastrophe written in an engaging, narrative style with direct speech and speech bubbles. This book brings to life the gripping story of the unsinkable Titanic and its doomed maiden voyage. Features dramatic illustrations, photos or maps on every page and Internet links to fun websites via the Usborne Quicklinks Website. Usborne Young Reading has been developed in consultation with Roehampton University.

Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/01/2006

These two new gift editions in the Usborne Young Reading Series are titles to treasure, published in hardback with a ribbon marker. Each title is a classic: The tragedy of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is delicately re-examined; and Lewis Carroll's imaginative fantasy Alice in Wonderland is given a larger-than-life retelling. Usborne's Young Reading Series was developed in conjunction with experts from the University of Surrey and is designed to encourage independent reading. Each title has clear, engaging text and is accompanied by stunning original illustrations.

Human Body

Human Body

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 01/01/2004

The human body is made up over 200 bones, 400 major muscles, 5 quarts of blood, and 14 billion brain cells! But what is most amazing is how all its parts work together. This multimedia package brings the topics of anatomy, health, and hygiene to life as no traditional book can do.

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