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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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Oxford Reading Tree inFact: Level 10: The Life of Leonardo

Oxford Reading Tree inFact: Level 10: The Life of Leonardo

Author: Mick Manning, Brita Granstroem Illustrator: Brita Granstroem Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/09/2014

The Life of Leonardo is a biography of Leonardo da Vinci, one of the greatest artists in history. Find out about his paintings, his weird writing and some of his incredible inventions. Oxford Reading Tree inFact is a non-fiction series that aims to engage children in reading for pleasure as powerfully as fiction does. The variety of topics means there are books to interest every child in this compelling series. The series is written by top children's authors and subject experts. The books are carefully levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.

Oxford Reading Tree inFact: Level 8: Beaks and Feet

Oxford Reading Tree inFact: Level 8: Beaks and Feet

Author: Mick Manning, Brita Granstroem Illustrator: Mick Manning Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/09/2014

There are a lot of birds in Beaks and Feet. Can you guess who the beaks belong to? Then find out how beaks and feet help some animals to survive in their habitats. Oxford Reading Tree inFact is a non-fiction series that aims to engage children in reading for pleasure as powerfully as fiction does. The variety of topics means there are books to interest every child in this compelling series. The series is written by top children's authors and subject experts. The books are carefully levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.

Wonderwise: Stone Age Bone Age!: a book about prehistoric people

Wonderwise: Stone Age Bone Age!: a book about prehistoric people

Author: Mick Manning Illustrator: Brita Granstroem Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/07/2014

Travel back in time for an amazing stone age adventure! Learn to shape flints, carve bones and tickle trout; join in a mammoth hunt and wild dances in flickering torchlight. Discover for yourself just how clever our stone age ancestors were! Includes notes and activities to support the new primary curriculum. 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 Secrets of Stonehenge

The Secrets of Stonehenge

Author: Mick Manning Illustrator: Brita Granstrom Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/04/2014

Why was this amazing monument erected? How did our Stone-Age ancestors bring such massive stones to the site from so far away? How did they raise the enormous stones to their upright positions? What was Stonehenge used for, and who lived around the site? This is the incredible true story of this awe-inspiring monument - one of the greatest ancient sites in the world and a World Heritage Site. This fascinating picture information book provides all the facts about the most important prehistoric monument in Britain.

Charlie's War Illustrated: Remembering World War One

Charlie's War Illustrated: Remembering World War One

Author: Mick Manning, Brita Granstroem Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/02/2014

Mick Manning's grandfather joined the army in 1914 and served right through World War One. Fighting in the artillery on the front line in Egypt, Palestine and France, Charlie lived to tell his tale. Here Mick and Brita tell us about Charlie's War, illustrating his story with stunning artwork, period scraps and artefacts. They movingly bring alive for children the 'war to end all wars', from the trenches and the guns to the friendships and songs the soliders shared. Produced in association with the Imperial War Museum, this is a wonderful resource for readers aged 6 and up and was nominated for the 2014 English 4-11 picture book awards. Tail-End Charlie, a previous Mick Manning and Brita Granstroem title, was shortlisted for both the Carnegie and the Blue Peter Prize. 'Mick Manning and Brita Granstroem's approach to non-fiction for younger children has revolutionised our bookshelves.' The Scotsman

Charlie's War Illustrated: Remembering World War One

Charlie's War Illustrated: Remembering World War One

Author: Mick Manning, Brita Granstroem Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/02/2013

Mick Manning's grandfather joined the army in 1914 and served right through World War One. Fighting in the artillery on the front line in Egypt, Palestine and France, Charlie lived to tell his tale. Here Mick and Brita tell us about Charlie's War, illustrating his story with stunning artwork, period scraps and artefacts. They movingly bring alive for children the 'war to end all wars', from the trenches and the guns to the friendships and songs the soliders shared.

Winkie's War Band 05 Green/Band 16 Sapphire

Winkie's War Band 05 Green/Band 16 Sapphire

Author: Mick Manning, Brita Granstroem Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/01/2012

Follow the true story of Winkie, a carrier pigeon in WWII whose crew crash landed in the sea. All hopes rested with Winkie as she battled to reach help - but would she be able to lead them back to her crew? The story is told in the style of a graphic novel and illustrated by award-winning author-illustrator team Mick Manning and Brita Granstroem. 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

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