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Simon Chapman - Author

About the Author

As well as writing the hit series Explorers Wanted, Simon Chapman has written for newspapers and recorded for Radio 4. He is also a self-confessed jungle-addict and has explored tropical rainforests all over the world. When he isn’t having adventures, Simon lives in Lancaster where he teaches physics.

Books by Simon Chapman

Nature Fights Back Band 18/Pearl

Nature Fights Back Band 18/Pearl

Author: Simon Chapman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2022

Collins Big Cat supports every primary child on their reading journey from phonics to fluency. Top authors and illustrators have created fiction and non-fiction books that children love to read. Levelled for guided and independent reading, each book includes ideas to support reading. Teaching and assessment support and eBooks are also available. Learn all about rewilding and how nature fights back even when it appears to have been wiped out. Discover how farmland grows back into forest, deserted cities turn into wilderness, and life appears on volcanoes which erupt from the sea. Pearl/Band 18 books offer fluent readers a complex, substantial text with challenging themes to facilitate sustained comprehension, bridging the gap between a reading programme and longer chapter books. Text type: An information book Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities

Expedition Diaries: Borneo Rainforest

Expedition Diaries: Borneo Rainforest

Author: Simon Chapman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/11/2020

Simon is flying to the island of Borneo in the South China Sea. He plans to travel by boat and plane, and trek through one of the world's oldest rainforests to find orangutans in their natural equitorial habitat. He'll be sketching some of the island's thousands of species of tree, mammal and bird along the way. Simon Chapman, winner of the Blue Peter Book Award, brings geography to life, and his Expedition Diaries are a great way to introduce the world's biomes and habitats to children, direct from someone who's actually been in them - sometimes up to his neck! These books are perfect for sparking interest in this key school topic.

Expedition Diaries: African Savannah

Expedition Diaries: African Savannah

Author: Simon Chapman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/11/2020

Get stuck into exploring, and find out more about the world's amazing biomes, in these expedition diaries. Simon is journeying through Botswana, in southern Africa, through the wetlands of the Okavango Delta towards the open savannah and semi-desert of Namibia. The whole area is a biodiversity hotspot. Simon is documenting his journey, and there's one animal that he particularly wants to see more than any other: a black rhino. Simon Chapman, winner of the Blue Peter Book Award, brings geography to life, and his Expedition Diaries are a great way to introduce the world's biomes and habitats to children, direct from someone who's actually been in them - sometimes up to his neck! These books are perfect for sparking interest in this key school topic.

Expedition Diaries: Australian Outback

Expedition Diaries: Australian Outback

Author: Simon Chapman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/10/2020

Simon is in Darwin, Australia, preparing to travel through the unique mix of tropical forest, savannah and desert that make up the Australian Outback. But he's already worrying if his 4x4 is up to the job, and about the dangers posed by crocodiles, spiders and snakes - and road trains! Simon Chapman, winner of the Blue Peter Book Award, brings geography to life, and his Expedition Diaries are a great way to introduce the world's biomes and habitats to children, direct from someone who's actually been in them - sometimes up to his neck! These books are perfect for sparking interest in this key school topic.

Expedition Diaries: Amazon Basin

Expedition Diaries: Amazon Basin

Author: Simon Chapman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/10/2020

Simon is packed and heading off to a region of the Amazon Basin in northern Bolivia. Despite its size, it's a fragile biome, of mixed forest and river habitats. Simon plans to document his journey down the River Enatahua, but things go wrong right from the start: a rucksack is missing, along with his canoe ... Simon Chapman, winner of the Blue Peter Book Award, brings geography to life, and his Expedition Diaries are a great way to introduce the world's biomes and habitats to children, direct from someone who's actually been in them - sometimes up to his neck! These books are perfect for sparking interest in this key school topic.

Himalayas Bottom to Top Band 18/Pearl

Himalayas Bottom to Top Band 18/Pearl

Author: Simon Chapman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/09/2017

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Take a look at the Himalayan mountain range - from the jungle valleys at the bottom right up to the icy peaks at the very top. Find out about the climate, the vegetation and the wildlife and how people live their lives at each level. Pearl/Band 18 books offer fluent readers a complex, substantial text with challenging themes to facilitate sustained comprehension, bridging the gap between a reading programme and longer chapter books. 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: Geography

Removing the Emperor's Clothes Australia and Tobacco Plain Packaging

Removing the Emperor's Clothes Australia and Tobacco Plain Packaging

Author: Simon Chapman, Becky Freeman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/12/2014

In December 2012, Australia became the first nation in the world to require all tobacco products to be sold in standard aplain' packs under the leadership of the then Health Minister Nicola Roxon. Tobacco companies have had global apoplexy about the law. Humiliated in the Australian High Court with a six-one defeat, their hopes now rest with deterring other nations from following suit by pursuing international trade law action. With a combined 50 years of research and advocacy experience in tobacco control, Simon Chapman and Becky Freeman set out the evidence for the importance of plain packaging in striking at the heart of what remains of tobacco advertising. They examine the history of the idea, the tobacco industry's frantic efforts to derail it, and the early evidence for its impact. Most importantly, they give tools to policy makers in other countries wanting to make the best case for plain packaging and to defend it from the inevitable attacks that will follow.

How to Trek the Himalayas

How to Trek the Himalayas

Author: Simon Chapman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2014

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