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Mick Manning - Author

About the Author

Mick Manning and Brita Granström specialize in lyrical non- fiction picture books. They have written and illustrated over 60 books and have won many awards, including the Smarties Silver Award, the English Association Award and The Royal Society Young People’s Book Award. Their previous books, published internationally and in many languages, include the award-winning Fly on the Wall series, Tail-End Charlie, What Mr Darwin Saw, Charles Dickens: An Extraordinary Life, Nature Adventures, Wild Adventures, The Beatles and William Shakespeare. Mick and Brita live in the Scottish Borders. Read a Q&A with Mick and Brita here.

 

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Other books by Mick Manning

What's My Family Tree?

What's My Family Tree?

Author: Mick Manning Illustrator: Brita Granstroem Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/03/2017

A lively, friendly introduction to the idea families by the award-winning team of Mick Manning and Brita Granstroem The book does not just explain straightforward connections like uncle or sister, but also sensitively introduces the idea of step-families, half-brothers and even adoption. The book celebrates the family in all its forms, encouraging not only a respect for your relatives but also other families around you, recognizing that no one family is the same. This book is one in a loosely-related series by award-winners Mick Manning and Brita Granstrom which takes an informative but friendly look at some of concerns of young children that relate to their immediate world and which they need to understand as part of 'growing up'. In doing so, they also provide an indispensable resource for any parent or teacher who is helping children understand these issues. Perfect for readers ages 7 and up.

How Will I Grow?

How Will I Grow?

Author: Mick Manning Illustrator: Brita Granstroem Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/01/2017

A sensitive but straightforward introduction to how we change from a baby into an adult. Find out how bones grow; why our milk teeth fall out and what we need to do to be strong and healthy. Friendly questions and answers also explore what happens to boys and girls when they reach puberty, from how your body changes to falling in love. Sharing this book is the perfect, child-friendly way to answer those difficult questions about growing up. Perfect for readers aged 7 and up.

Oxford Reading Tree inFact: Oxford Level 5: Bird Sounds

Oxford Reading Tree inFact: Oxford Level 5: Bird Sounds

Author: Mick Manning, Brita Granstroem Illustrator: Mick Manning Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/09/2016

In this beautiful guide to birds and the sounds they make, readers will find falcons, kookaburras, yellowhammers and more, learning their calls and discovering facts about them. The birds are brought to life by stunning illustrations that make these creatures feel close enough to touch. 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.

The Art Course

The Art Course

Author: Mick Manning, Brita Granstrom Illustrator: Mick Manning, Brita Granstrom Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2015

An inspiring project-based art course from multi-award-winning duo Mick Manning and Brita Granstrom. This comprehensive guide will introduce children to the joys of drawing from life, collage, painting, printmaking and more. The content is based on the couple's extensive experience, particularly the ten years Mick spent as a course leader at Glasgow School of Art and as an assessor for the RCA. Packed with novelties, including an in-built sketchpad, a colour wheel, a stencil and composition viewer, this is a ready-made activity kit ready for kids to pick up and get creative.

Viking Longship

Viking Longship

Author: Mick Manning Illustrator: Mick Manning, Brita Granstrom Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/01/2015

Be a fly on the wall in the time of the Vikings. Watch skilful ship builders at work, charge into battle, visit a Viking farmstead, enjoy the hustle and bustle of Jorvik on market day and listen to fireside tales about the Viking gods - you can even wipe a tear from your eye at a Viking funeral! These pages are packed full of up-to-date information about Viking life from the latest archaeological discoveries. With drawings, notes, wood shavings, straw, wolf fur and axe marks, this book shows you history as it really happened!

Let's Build a House: a book about buildings and materials

Let's Build a House: a book about buildings and materials

Author: Mick Manning Illustrator: Brita Granstroem Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/10/2014

Let's Build a House! But what sort of a house should it be? And what do we need to build it? It could be a shack on a beach, or it could be a skyscraper. Try building a bungalow or even a castle! Join in the imaginative play as a group of children plan their houses and discover the materials and techniques needed to build them. The Wonderwise series presents facts in a way that will inspire young children's imaginations about the world around them. Wonderwise is an award-winning series of information books, perfect for introducing younger children to non-fiction. The books include updated notes and activities to support the new primary curriculum.

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