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Anna Claybourne - Author

About the Author

Anna Claybourne is a children’s author who has written non-fiction books on a wide variety of topics, including science and technology, computers, wildlife, art and craft, history, the paranormal, archaeology, geography, and geology. Anna has also worked on several retellings of myths and legends.

 

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All Things Change Nature's rhythms from sprouting seeds to shining stars

All Things Change Nature's rhythms from sprouting seeds to shining stars

Author: Anna Claybourne Illustrator: Sarah Edmonds Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2022

Everything changes. From the birth of new stars to the endlessly shifting tides and tiniest life cycle. Some change happens right before your eyes, while other transformations happen so slowly that you won't notice them in your lifetime. And you change too, just like everything else in Nature - growing, learning and changing your thoughts and feelings. All Things Change is a lyrical and beautifully illustrated book looking at the many different processes of change in the natural world, covering geology, ecology, biology and more. It also embraces the philosophical topic of change - how do we approach changes that make us feel sad? How do we cope with changes we can't control? Ideal for children to explore independently or with parents, it holds a special appeal for anyone struggling to find stability in a rapidly changing world.

Recycled Planet

Recycled Planet

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/07/2022

Recycled Planet explains to young readers how essential recycling is in today's world Recycling is part of everyday life today. From food scraps to mobile phones, recycling gives many materials a new lease of life and prevents them from polluting our planet, as well as saving energy. Recycled Planet explores the world of recycling, looking at what we recycle, how it is collected and separated and what happens during the recycling process. It also looks at new forms of recycling, from deposit schemes to repurposing, and assesses some innovations designed to make recycling more global and efficient. Simple activities encourage readers to take part in recycling themselves and to aim to recycle even more! Following on from Plastic Planet and Hot Planet, Recycled Planet will feature the same blend of illustrations and photos and a striking cover, and is written by the award-winning science author Anna Claybourne. Aimed at readers aged 9 plus.

This Drop of Water

This Drop of Water

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/07/2022

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

Extinction Planet

Extinction Planet

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/06/2022

Extinction Planet offers young readers a clear, insightful look at Earth's wildlife extinction crisis It is estimated that out of around eight million species on Earth, at least one million plant and animal species are threatened with extinction, and that the current rate of extinction is up to 100 times higher than in any previous mass extinction. And it's human activity that's largely responsible for this frightening decline. Extinction Planet takes a non-alarmist, but truthful, look at Earth's extinction crisis, explaining what a mass extinction is, how they occur and what their repercussions can be. It explores how, as humankind has caused this latest biodiversity crisis, we also have the solutions to slow or stop its damage, from reining in overconsumption, rewilding natural places, making farming more planet-friendly, preventing overfishing and seriously tackling climate change. It also suggests ways we can all live in a more planet-friendly way, from global changes such as investing in renewable energy sources, to individual actions such as buying sustainable products and eating less meat and fish. Following on from Plastic Planet, Hot Planet, Recycled Planet and Sustainable Planet, Extinction Planet features the same blend of illustrations and photos and a striking cover, and is written by the award-winning author Anna Claybourne. Aimed at readers aged 9 and up.

Tiny Science: Nanotechnology

Tiny Science: Nanotechnology

Author: Anna Claybourne Illustrator: Matt Lilly Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/06/2022

Tiny Science - giving MINI-scientists MAXIMUM understanding of the MICROscopic - get to grips with astonishing nanotechnology! A fun and visual series exploring the science of things we cannot see with the naked eye, zooming right in on the itty-bitty creatures, objects and machines that have an enormous impact on us and the world around us. Perfect for children keen to get up-close to the building blocks of our world. Tiny Science: Nanotechnology places nanotech UNDER THE MICROSCOPE to find answers to TECH-riffic questions, such as ... - How has the cicada insect inspired nanotechnology? - How can a window clean itself? - What could possibly go wrong?! Fun cartoon-style illustrations interact with real-life pictures of many amazing microscopic features, making this series ideal for engaging readers aged 8 and up. It's time to explore the infinitesimal! Other Tiny Science books in the series: Germs Cells Genes and DNA Microscopic Creatures Atoms and Molecules

Tiny Science: Atoms and Molecules

Tiny Science: Atoms and Molecules

Author: Anna Claybourne Illustrator: Matt Lilly Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/06/2022

Tiny Science - giving MINI-scientists MAXIMUM understanding of the MICROscopic - get to grips with atoms and molecules! A fun and visual series exploring the science of things we cannot see with the naked eye, zooming right in on the itty-bitty creatures, objects and machines that have an enormous impact on us and the world around us. Perfect for children keen to get up-close to the building blocks of our world. Tiny Science: Atoms and Molecules places these key parts of life UNDER THE MICROSCOPE to find answers to ATOMazing questions, such as ... - Aren't atoms un-splittable? - Why does chocolate melt? - How do lasers and atoms relate? Fun cartoon-style illustrations interact with real-life pictures of many amazing microscopic features, making this series ideal for engaging readers aged 8 and up. It's time to explore the infinitesimal! Other Tiny Science books in the series: Germs Cells Genes and DNA Microscopic Creatures Nanotechnology

Skygazing Explore the Sky in the Day and Night

Skygazing Explore the Sky in the Day and Night

Author: Anna Claybourne Illustrator: Kerry Hyndman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/05/2022

What do you see when you look up at the sky? It may seem like a big, empty space, but it's busier than you think. From clouds and stars, to birds, planes and everything in between - there's a whole sky to explore. Skygazing is a double-sided book full of incredible cross-curricular information, fun activities, and beautiful illustrated scenes to enjoy. Discover why the sky is blue, early experiments in flight, and how helicopters stay aloft, before flipping the book to read all about the night sky. Find out how to read the stars, spot the night's flying creatures and see the colours of the aurora borealis.

Pandemic Planet How diseases impact our world (and what you can do to help stop their spread)

Pandemic Planet How diseases impact our world (and what you can do to help stop their spread)

Author: Anna Claybourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/05/2022

Pandemic Planet gives young readers a clear, insightful, non-alarmist introduction to viruses and pandemics. Covid-19 has changed our world almost beyond recognition, but viruses and pandemics have always been with us. Pandemic Planet explores how we define pandemics, describes pandemics through the ages, from the Black Death to SARS, and assesses how we can arm ourselves against them, both at an individual and a global level. The matter-of-fact, clear and non-alarmist approach will reassure anxious readers. The book also looks at how we can learn from pandemics, as well as revealing some unexpectedly positive outcomes. Following on from Plastic Planet and Hot Planet, Pandemic Planet will feature the same blend of illustrations and photos and a striking cover, and is written by the award-winning science author Anna Claybourne. Aimed at readers aged 9 plus Contents: 1: Worldwide crisis 2: What does 'pandemic' mean? 3: Germs and diseases 4: Pandemics of the past 5: CASE STUDY: The Black Death 6: Immunity 7: The early stages 8: Out of control 9: CASE STUDY: The 1918-19 flu pandemic 10: Lockdown! 11: Pandemic problems 12: CASE STUDY: Covid-19 13: Finding a solution 14: Back to normal 15: Preventing and preparing 16: What can you do? 17: Antibiotics alert! 18: CASE STUDY: Antibiotic-resistant TB 19: Pandemic planet? 20: The positives 21: Glossary 22: Further reading 23: Index

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