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Anne Rooney - Author

About the Author

Anne studied English at Cambridge and began writing fiction and non fiction for children for early years to teens ten years ago. She was longlisted for ther Aventis Science Prize in 2004. Anne lives in Cambridge.

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My STEM Day - Maths

My STEM Day - Maths

Author: Anne Rooney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/06/2019

What does it really mean when you give 100%? How does money work? Can you measure your volume while taking a bath? With the help of dynamic illustrations and fun activities, My STEM Day explains how marvellous maths is right behind a whole host of everyday activities. Follow the clock through an average day, and find out how maths makes a difference in a huge amount of activities outside the classroom. The pages are filled with unique, fun and original illustrations, not to mention projects and experiments that turns maths from a scary challenge into a playful pastime.

My STEM Day - Science

My STEM Day - Science

Author: Anne Rooney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/06/2019

Why do ice lollies melt? How do your lungs work? How do you digest your lunch? With the help of dynamic illustrations and fun activities, My STEM Day Science takes you through the day and explain how incredible science underpins everything you do. Starting in the morning and working through the day, you'll find out how science lies behind so many everyday tasks and objects. Every page is filled with amazing original illustrations which explain science ideas in a fun and simple way. Plus there are experiments, projects and activities for readers to try themselves, helping to bring science to life.

Micro Facts! 500 Fantastic Facts About Your Body

Micro Facts! 500 Fantastic Facts About Your Body

Author: Anne Rooney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/05/2019

The Story of Life Evolution is Amazing!

The Story of Life Evolution is Amazing!

Author: Anne Rooney Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/04/2019

York Notes for AQA GCSE (9-1) Rapid Revision: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

York Notes for AQA GCSE (9-1) Rapid Revision: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Author: Anne Rooney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2019

This handy little book will boost your revision and have you on track with your text in no time! Inside you will find: Easy-to-read bullet points - revise key content in a flash Key quotations - learn, practise, and remember instantly Model paragraphs - unlock great responses at a glance Quick quizzes and ideas maps - super-charge your revision! Plus: Top model answers - boost your level Lots of practice questions - prepare for success! Whether you are counting down to the exam, or need a bit of extra help studying the text, York Notes Rapid Revision will give you everything you need, in no time at all!

Pirates: True Stories of Seafaring Rogues

Pirates: True Stories of Seafaring Rogues

Author: Anne Rooney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2019

This highly illustrated swashbuckling title is a visual treat and a book for the whole family to treasure. In it, readers can discover who were the real pirates of the Caribbean (and elsewhere). In Pirates: True Stories of Seafaring Rogues, we explore pirates throughout history and across the globe. We come face to face with some of the most villainous and scurrilous rogues ever to sail the seven seas. Included are the notorious Blackbeard, who terrorized the Caribbean and the Atlantic seaboard of America until he met his end in a dramatic shoot-out; and Captain Kidd, who might be the unluckiest pirate of all time, and whose legendary treasure is still sought after. These in-depth pirate profiles are interspersed with highly visual maps and curiosities exploring all the incredible details of life as a pirate on the high seas.

Space Record Breakers

Space Record Breakers

Author: Anne Rooney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2019

Space is mind-boggling. Time is measured in billions of years, and distances in trillions of miles. Space Record Breakers takes all this wonder and packages it in digestible, factual form, focusing half on the natural wonders of space and half on the history (and future) of humankind's exploration. What's the biggest known planet? The hottest star? The most intrepid astronaut? The first woman in space? The biggest volcano in the solar system?

Mega Machine Record Breakers

Mega Machine Record Breakers

Author: Anne Rooney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2019

112 fantastic pages crammed with facts about the world's biggest, fastest and most powerful vehicles, from speedboats to monster trucks, as well as rocketships, submarines, supertrucks... and more! Mega Machine Record Breakers is bursting with stats and facts, alongside stunning full-page photographs of the most amazing machines on Earth. From a giant crane that could lift 11 blue whales to a space probe that's travelled 17,000 million kilometres and counting - it's all in here.

The Science of Seafaring The Float-tastic Facts about Ships

The Science of Seafaring The Float-tastic Facts about Ships

Author: Anne Rooney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/12/2018

You Wouldn't Want To Live Without Simple Machines!

You Wouldn't Want To Live Without Simple Machines!

Author: Anne Rooney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/09/2018

Curious Questions & Answers About Science

Curious Questions & Answers About Science

Author: Anne Rooney Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/09/2018

Curious Questions & Answers About Science takes a sideways look at all that is wild, wonderful and downright weird about science. Mind-boggling questions and answers Fresh, quirky illustrations will appeal to children Fun approach to learning with humorous Would you Rather? questions The entertaining question and answer format make Curious Questions & Answers About Science the perfect book for both eager learners and reluctant readers aged 7+. Find out how super body cells attack germs, what made the loudest sound ever heard, and how many stars there are in the known universe. Pauline Reeves' lively illustrations complete this wonderfully quirky fact book.

Minecraft STEM Challenge: Build a Theme Park

Minecraft STEM Challenge: Build a Theme Park

Author: Anne Rooney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

Simple-to-follow, step-by-step instructions for constructing a Minecraft theme park, including a bouncy castle, water ride, haunted house, ferris wheel, roller coaster and animal park. Read about STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) topics in the real world, then put your learning to use within the game, discovering the differences between real life and the Minecraft world. Using core STEM principles, this book will take you through the process of designing and constructing your own Minecraft theme park - from calculating area when building your rides and understanding the different properties of the materials available to you, to learning how gravity and friction affect the speed of your roller coaster. At the end of the book you will have created one amazing theme park, complete with multiple attractions, ticket booths and lighting.

Minecraft STEM Challenge: Build a City

Minecraft STEM Challenge: Build a City

Author: Anne Rooney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

Build a bustling Minecraft metropolis - and get to grips with STEM concepts (science, technology, engineering and maths) as you play! Using core STEM principles, this book will take you step-by-step through the process of designing and constructing your own mega Minecraft city - from calculating area when building your foundations and understanding the different properties of the materials available to you, to learning about lighting and the use of symmetry in architecture. Read about science topics in the real world, then put your learning to use within the game, discovering the differences between real life and the Minecraft world. At the end of the book the reader will have created one amazing city, with skyscrapers, shops, a sports stadium, roads and houses.

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde AQA Practice Tests: York Notes for GCSE (9-1)

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde AQA Practice Tests: York Notes for GCSE (9-1)

Author: Anne Rooney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/02/2018

Learn - With seven practice tests to work through, you'll get to grips with exam-style questions and the skills examiners are looking for. Use the write-in space to plan and write mark-maximising answers. Practise - Test yourself using the annotated sample answers and see your abilities grow. Feel proud of your progress as you put your knowledge to the test, perfect your skills and start getting more answers right more often. Pass - With York Notes Practice Tests, you can go into your exams feeling confident about writing your best possible responses.

Layer By Layer: Discovering Dinosaurs

Layer By Layer: Discovering Dinosaurs

Author: Anne Rooney Format: Novelty book Release Date: 19/10/2017

From early dinosaurs to creatures of the deep, land dinosaurs to wetland dinosaurs and prehistoric flying creatures, learn about how dinosaurs lived in the Mesozoic era. Lift the flaps, layer by layer, to discover everything you ever wanted to know about dinosaurs - and hear how the different dinosaurs sounded! Listen to the sounds of the prehistoric world as you lift the final flap on each page to activate the sound effect and bring each scene to vivid life! Learn fascinating facts about these jurassic creatures and their habitats including hunters, planteaters, marine and flying reptiles and insects and enjoy hours of interactive fun as you lift the flaps and listen to the sounds of each dinosaur habitat. With flaps to lift and sounds to listen to, this vibrant book introduces children to dinosaurs in the most fun way!

Layer By Layer: Under the Sea

Layer By Layer: Under the Sea

Author: Anne Rooney Format: Novelty book Release Date: 23/08/2017

From the Pacific to the Indian oceans, discover how wild animals live in different underwater habitats around the world. Listen to the sounds of the ocean as you lift the final flap on each page to activate the sound effect and bring each scene to vivid life! Learn fascinating facts about wild creatures and their habitats including mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, insects and arachnids and enjoy hours of interactive fun as you lift the flaps and listen to the sounds of each wildlife habitat. With flaps to lift and sounds to listen to, this vibrant book introduces children to creatures of the deep blue underwater world in the most fun way!

Layer By Layer: Into the Wild

Layer By Layer: Into the Wild

Author: Anne Rooney Format: Novelty book Release Date: 23/08/2017

From the Amazon rainforest to the North American Rockies, European scrubland to the African savanna to the forests of Asia, discover how wild animals live in different habitats around the world. Listen to the sounds of the savanna or the atmospheric jungle noises as you lift the final flap on each page to activate the sound effect and bring each scene to vivid life! Learn fascinating facts about wild creatures and their habitats including mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, insects and arachnids and enjoy hours of interactive fun as you lift the flaps and listen to the sounds of each wildlife habitat. With flaps to lift and sounds to listen to, this vibrant book introduces children to the animals of the world in the most fun way!

Extreme Machines

Extreme Machines

Author: Anne Rooney Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/07/2017

Largest. Fastest. Biggest. Most Extreme. From gigantic, spaceship-carrying transporters to ultra-luxurious motorhomes and the Large Hadron Collider - the biggest machine ever constructed by humans - this eye-popping book covers everything young readers want to know about the most amazing machines on the planet! Covering machines on land, in the air, at sea and in space, Extreme Machines is guaranteed to keep gadget-mad kids spellbound.

Pirates: Dead Men's Tales

Pirates: Dead Men's Tales

Author: Anne Rooney, Joe, Jr. Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/05/2017

In Pirates: Dead Men's Tales, we explore pirates throughout history and across the globe. We come face-to-face with some of the most villainous and scurrilous rogues ever to sail the seven seas. Included are the notorious Blackbeard, who terrorised the Caribbean and the Atlantic seaboard of America until he met his end in a dramatic shoot-out; and Captain Kidd, who might be the unluckiest pirate of all time, and whose legendary treasure is still sought after. Lavish hand-drawn illustrations bring the real life stories of legendary pirate-rogues to life. With in-depth pirate profiles and highly visual maps and explore all the incredible details of life as a pirate on the high seas.

Creatures from the Past Band 17/Diamond

Creatures from the Past Band 17/Diamond

Author: Anne Rooney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2016

Find out about the animals that ruled the sea, land and skies from before the time of the dinosaurs until humans appeared. Evolution - the story of changing life on Earth - is uncovered through examining fossils and remains, from dinosaur poo to shells to deep-frozen mammoths. * 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 * Curriculum links: Science

You Wouldn't Want To Live Without Numbers!

You Wouldn't Want To Live Without Numbers!

Author: Anne Rooney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/08/2016

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde: York Notes for GCSE (9-1) Workbook

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde: York Notes for GCSE (9-1) Workbook

Author: Anne Rooney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/03/2016

PREPARE FOR SUCCESS WITH YORK NOTES WORKBOOKS! York Notes for GCSE Workbooks offer a wide range of write-in tasks and exercises to boost your knowledge of the text and help you practise for the exam: * Learn: Tasks and answers on every area of the text, from Plot and Action and Characters to Key Contexts, Themes, Language and Structure, will help to enhance your learning and take your revision further. * Practise: With exercises on spelling, punctuation and grammar, sample paragraphs and exam-style questions, you can practise and perfect all the key skills you need to write top-quality answers. * Test yourself: Use the quick tests and longer questions to put your knowledge to the test. Monitor your progress at every stage and stay on track for success! Did you know? York Notes for GCSE Workbooks are the perfect partner to the bestselling York Notes for GCSE Study Guides. Use them together and prepare for success!

You Wouldn't Want To Live Without Gravity!

You Wouldn't Want To Live Without Gravity!

Author: Anne Rooney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2016

Agricultural Engineering and Feeding the Future - Engineering in Action

Agricultural Engineering and Feeding the Future - Engineering in Action

Author: Anne Rooney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2015

You Wouldn't Want To Live Without The Internet!

You Wouldn't Want To Live Without The Internet!

Author: Anne Rooney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/08/2015

Disaster Dossiers Pack A of 5

Disaster Dossiers Pack A of 5

Author: Anne Rooney, Ben Hubbard, Andrew Langley, Alex Woolf Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/08/2015

What is it like to witness a natural disaster? This series of books looks at a range of natural disasters, using first-hand accounts to describe events and people's experiences, providing multiple perspectives from eyewitnesses, survivors, the emergency services, scientists and the media.

Earthquake Perspectives on Earthquake Disasters

Earthquake Perspectives on Earthquake Disasters

Author: Anne Rooney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2015

What is it like to witness an earthquake? This book looks at the Haitian and other earthquakes, using first-hand accounts to describe events and people's experiences, providing multiple perspectives from eyewitnesses, survivors, the emergency services, scientists and the media.

Go Figure: A Maths Journey through the Human Body

Go Figure: A Maths Journey through the Human Body

Author: Anne Rooney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/06/2015

Go on an exciting real-life maths journey to practise the core topics of number, geometry, statistics, ratio & proportion, algebra and measurement. Through data visualisation methods which include colourful diagrams, pictograms, illustrations, photographs and infographics, Go Figure! brings maths into the real world in an innovative, exciting and engaging visual way. It makes even the trickiest problem easier to understand and builds valuable confidence in maths! Find out how the maths you learn at school can help you go on a journey through the human body! Maths challenges use real life data and fascinating facts to solve mathematical problems that will help you on your travels through space.

Go Figure: A Maths Journey through Planet Earth

Go Figure: A Maths Journey through Planet Earth

Author: Anne Rooney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/06/2015

Go on an exciting real-life maths journey to practise the core topics of number, geometry, statistics, ratio & proportion, algebra and measurement. Through data visualisation methods which include colourful diagrams, pictograms, illustrations, photographs and infographics, Go Figure! brings maths into the real world in an innovative, exciting and engaging visual way. It makes even the trickiest problem easier to understand and builds valuable confidence in maths! Find out how the maths you learn at school can help you go on a journey around Planet Earth! Maths challenges use real life data and fascinating facts to solve mathematical problems that will help you on your travels!

Go Figure: A Maths Journey through the Animal Kingdom

Go Figure: A Maths Journey through the Animal Kingdom

Author: Anne Rooney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/05/2015

Go on an exciting real-life maths journey to practise the core topics of number, geometry, statistics, ratio & proportion, algebra and measurement. Through data visualisation methods which include colourful diagrams, pictograms, illustrations, photographs and infographics, Go Figure! brings maths into the real world in an innovative, exciting and engaging visual way. It makes even the trickiest problem easier to understand and builds valuable confidence in maths! Find out how the maths you learn at school can help you go on a journey through the animal kingdom! Maths challenges use real life data and fascinating facts to solve mathematical problems that will help you learn all about the animal kingdom!

Winter

Winter

Author: Anne Rooney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/03/2015

An informational text about winter, the coldest season of the year, this book ties in with the UK Key Stage 1 National Curriculum. Winter is a book-banded reading book for early readers, carefully levelled at Blue Book Band for guided reading. Illustrated throughout with beautiful photographs, this 227-word non-fiction book is suitable for ages 5 - 6. Winter featues a longer, less structured text with a more flexible vocabulary. There is variation in sentence patterns and content, little repetition, and longer language patterns. It has a full range of punctuation. Winter is part of Ransom Reading Stars, a structured programme for children learning to read. The series has fifteen levels: four phonics levels and eleven book band levels (Pink through to Lime).

Classic Collection: Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde

Classic Collection: Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde

Author: Anne Rooney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/03/2015

Join Mr Utterson as he tries to uncover the relationship between the polite and caring Dr Jekyll and his companion, the evil and twisted Mr Hyde. Mr Utterson cannot believe that his kind and loyal companion Dr Jekyll and the cruel and villainous Mr Hyde are friends. He is determined to discover more about their unusual relationship. However, the deeper he digs the more perplexed he is by the facts and events that unfold. Will Utterson ever uncover the truth? Carefully retold in clear contemporary language, and presented with stunning illustrations, these favourite horror classics will capture the hearts and imagination of young readers. The Classic Horror series includes the following titles: Dracula: 9781781716304 Frankenstein: 9781781716281 Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde: 9781781716328 Sleepy Hollow: 9781781716342

You Wouldn't Want To Live Without Insects!

You Wouldn't Want To Live Without Insects!

Author: Anne Rooney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/02/2015

You Wouldn't Want To Live Without Immunisation!

You Wouldn't Want To Live Without Immunisation!

Author: Anne Rooney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/02/2015

So You Want A Pet? Band 08/Purple

So You Want A Pet? Band 08/Purple

Author: Anne Rooney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/01/2015

From dogs and cats to stick insects and sea monkeys, there are many types of pet. Which one is right for you? * Purple/ Band 8 books offer developing readers literary language, with some challenging vocabulary. * Text type - information book. * This non-fiction report includes a glossary and index on page 21, as well as a summary on pages 22-23 that allows the reader to look back at all the pets' needs. * Curriculum links - Science: `Pupils should be taught to ... identify and name a variety of common animals'.

You Wouldn't Want To Live Without Antibiotics!

You Wouldn't Want To Live Without Antibiotics!

Author: Anne Rooney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/01/2015

Sumerian Civilisation

Sumerian Civilisation

Author: Anne Rooney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2015

Crime and Punishment in Britain

Crime and Punishment in Britain

Author: Anne Rooney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2015

Exploring Space

Exploring Space

Author: Anne Rooney Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/10/2014

Let's Read and Talk About... Internet Safety

Let's Read and Talk About... Internet Safety

Author: Anne Rooney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/09/2014

The Internet offers great ways to learn new things and keep in touch with people you know, but children need to be careful. In this book children can find out why why they need to be careful online, how to be safe when using social networking sites, how to keep their passwords safe, how to avoid cyberbullying and much more. Internet Safety is part of the Let's Read and Talk About series. Each book has a range of questions to help children with speaking and listening skills, and 'take action' panels which give ideas for activities. Free downloadable activity sheets are also available to accompany the books at: www.franklinwatts.co.uk/downloads.

EDGE: Slipstream Non-Fiction Level 2: Bizarre Buildings

EDGE: Slipstream Non-Fiction Level 2: Bizarre Buildings

Author: Anne Rooney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/09/2014

Do you know where you can find an upside-down house? Or a hotel made of ice? What about a tree house you can hardly see? No? Then find out in Bizarre Buildings - filled with facts about some of the strangest buildings on Earth. Slipstream is a new generation of reading resources specifically designed for struggling and reluctant readers. Through exciting and carefully levelled texts, Slipstream enables readers to accelerate their reading experience. This book is part of Slipstream LEVEL 2. The 350-word text is levelled for readers with a reading age of 7-9, but its engaging content makes it perfect for a wide range of older readers too. All texts are levelled by reading experts Dee Reid and Diana Bentley.

Computer Science and IT Investigating a Cyber Attack

Computer Science and IT Investigating a Cyber Attack

Author: Anne Rooney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/08/2014

When Ben discovers that his Facebook page has been changed, he is worried. Then someone sends emails from his account! Have his personal and work files been hacked? This book looks at the topics of computer science and information and communications technology to explain how Ben's laptop and his company's network have been compromised, and how the systems administrator, network manager, and police investigators can track down the person carrying out the cyber attack.

EDGE: Slipstream Non-Fiction Level 2: Dangerous Earth

EDGE: Slipstream Non-Fiction Level 2: Dangerous Earth

Author: Anne Rooney Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/05/2014

Slipstream is a new generation of reading resources specifically designed for struggling and reluctant readers. Through exciting and carefully levelled texts, Slipstream enables readers to accelerate their reading experience. This book is part of Slipstream LEVEL 2. The 350-word text is levelled for readers with a reading age of 7-9, but its engaging content makes it perfect for a wide range of older readers too. All texts are levelled by reading experts Dee Reid and Diana Bentley. Do you know what an earthquake is? Or the name of the largest volcano? What about tornadoes - do you know how fast they spin? No? Then find out in Dangerous Earth - filled with facts about some of the most dangerous natural activity on Earth.

Mega Machine Record Breakers

Mega Machine Record Breakers

Author: Anne Rooney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/05/2014

128 fantastic pages crammed with facts about the world's biggest, fastest and most powerful vehicles, from speedboats to monster trucks! Mega Machine Record Breakers is crammed with boy-friendly stats and facts, alongside stunning full-page photographs of the most amazing machines on Earth.

EDGE: Slipstream Non-Fiction Level 2: Wacky Sports

EDGE: Slipstream Non-Fiction Level 2: Wacky Sports

Author: Anne Rooney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/03/2014

Do you know you can go kayaking in a pumpkin? Or chase a cheese downhill? What about underwater cycling or ironing on top of a mountain? No? Then find out in Wacky Sports - filled with facts about some of the craziest sports on Earth. Slipstream is a new generation of reading resources specifically designed for struggling and reluctant readers. Through exciting and carefully levelled texts, Slipstream enables readers to accelerate their reading experience. This book is part of Slipstream LEVEL 2. The 350-word text is levelled for readers with a reading age of 7-9, but its engaging content makes it perfect for a wide range of older readers too. All texts are levelled by reading experts Dee Reid and Diana Bentley.

Your Physical Body From Birth to Old Age

Your Physical Body From Birth to Old Age

Author: Anne Rooney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/03/2014

Our bodies are always growing and changing - from before we are born until the day we die. Even when we're asleep our hearts continue to beat, we keep on breathing, and the cells that make up our bodies are constantly being repaired and renewed. But how and why does this happen? This book looks at the physical changes our bodies undergo, from reflex actions and changes to bones, to the impact of wounds, disease, and ageing.

EDGE: Slipstream Non-Fiction Level 2: Crazy Food

EDGE: Slipstream Non-Fiction Level 2: Crazy Food

Author: Anne Rooney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/03/2014

Slipstream is a new generation of reading resources specifically designed for struggling and reluctant readers. Through exciting and carefully levelled texts, Slipstream enables readers to accelerate their reading experience. This book is part of Slipstream LEVEL 2. The 350-word text is levelled for readers with a reading age of 7-9, but its engaging content makes it perfect for a wide range of older readers too. All texts are levelled by reading experts Dee Reid and Diana Bentley.

Soldier Boy

Soldier Boy

Author: Anne Rooney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/2013

Off the Rails

Off the Rails

Author: Anne Rooney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/2013

Soldier Boy

Soldier Boy

Author: Anne Rooney Format: eBook Release Date: 02/11/2013

Drew isn't worried when his little brother Martin digs up a bone in the garden, but then Martin finds more bones in the shape of a hand. The hand starts leaving Drew spooky messages. Who is the soldier boy, and what does he want from Drew?

Off the Rails

Off the Rails

Author: Anne Rooney Format: eBook Release Date: 02/11/2013

Can two boys solve a mystery they were never supposed to know about? Karl is on the train going home from school when he sees two men dumping a rolled up carpet into a ditch. Karl notices a scruffy shoe sticking out of one end. ...

Rising Tide

Rising Tide

Author: Anne Rooney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/09/2013

Danny is a Runner - a refugee running away from a country destroyed by climate change. When Chris finds Danny, he knows he should hand him in. It's the law. Instead, Chris decides to help Danny. Even though climate change is turning more people into Runners every day. Republished as a new edition, this book is one of the Shades 2.0 series. This book is perfect for reluctant teens who still want an exciting, unpatronising story that is relevant to their interests and concerns, but who don't want to read a longer novel. With a length of only 6,000 words, and filled with drama, this story will appeal to all reluctant teen readers.

EDGE: Slipstream Non-Fiction Level 1: World's Fastest

EDGE: Slipstream Non-Fiction Level 1: World's Fastest

Author: Anne Rooney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/09/2013

Do you know what is the fastest bird? Or who is the fastest man? What about the name of the fastest car, or the fastest boat? No? Then find out in World's Fastest - filled with facts about some of the fastest things on Earth. Slipstream is a new generation of reading resources specifically designed for struggling and reluctant readers. Through exciting and carefully levelled texts, Slipstream enables readers to accelerate their reading experience. This book is part of Slipstream LEVEL 1. The 300-word text is levelled for readers with a reading age of 7, but its engaging content makes it perfect for a wide range of older readers too. All texts are levelled by reading experts Dee Reid and Diana Bentley.

EDGE: Slipstream Non-Fiction Level 1: Greatest Rock Bands

EDGE: Slipstream Non-Fiction Level 1: Greatest Rock Bands

Author: Anne Rooney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/09/2013

Do you know who the Rolling Stones are? Or when The Who formed? What about the Arctic Monkeys? No? Then find out in Greatest Rock Bands - filled with facts about some of the world's best rock bands. Slipstream is a new generation of reading resources specifically designed for struggling and reluctant readers. Through exciting and carefully levelled texts, Slipstream enables readers to accelerate their reading experience. This book is part of Slipstream LEVEL 1. The 300-word text is levelled for readers with a reading age of 5-7, but its engaging content makes it perfect for a wide range of older readers too. All texts are levelled by reading experts Dee Reid and Diana Bentley.

Aerospace Engineering and Principles of Flight - Engineering in Action

Aerospace Engineering and Principles of Flight - Engineering in Action

Author: Anne Rooney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2013

Your Physical Body From Birth to Old Age

Your Physical Body From Birth to Old Age

Author: Anne Rooney Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/01/2013

Our bodies are always growing and changing - from before we are born until the day we die. Even when we're asleep our hearts continue to beat, we keep on breathing, and the cells that make up our bodies are constantly being repaired and renewed. But how and why does this happen? This book looks at the physical changes our bodies undergo, from reflex actions and changes to bones, to the impact of wounds, disease, and ageing.

Surgery through Time Band 14/Ruby

Surgery through Time Band 14/Ruby

Author: Anne Rooney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/01/2013

If we go into hospital today, we know anaesthetics, antibiotics and antiseptics will be used to make the visit as pain-free and safe as possible. But how were they discovered, and what were operations like before they were used? This fact-filled information book looks at the journey surgery has made, from its early days to modern hospitals. * 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; History

Revolting Records

Revolting Records

Author: Anne Rooney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/08/2012

What's the worst smell in the world? The ugliest animal? The most revolting parasite? You'll find the answers to all these questions and more in this book of most revolting things...Particularly suitable for reluctant readers and for 10-14s with a reading age of 8+. You may have heard about world records for things like the fastest runner or tallest person, but how about the records of some truly disgusting facts and feats - like the grossest smells, most horrible hobbies or revolting foods? Have you ever seen a painting made out of elephant dung? Or eaten crispy fried spiders? Find out more bizarre information about the world around you in this delightfully disgusting book!

In Cold Blood Set 1

In Cold Blood Set 1

Author: Anne Rooney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2012

Ava doesn't know how she came to be in Kosovo, or what is wrong with her. Released by the vampire elite, who believes she is immune to vampirism, she must fend for herself in the freezing Balkan winter. When she falls for a boy who works in the circus, she thinks things are finally going her way - but terror is only ever one step behind her. Edgy and exciting, this book is a fantastic addition to the vampire genre. Part of the clever Vampire Dawn series, this story intertwines fascinating historical (vampire) figures with the contemporary world a group of smartphones and the internet. After reading the first book, Die Now or Live Forever, the books can be read in any order. This book is ideal for reluctant readers who want to delve into the world of vampires.

Bloodsucking for Beginners Set 1

Bloodsucking for Beginners Set 1

Author: Anne Rooney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2012

How do you cope when you are suddenly turned in to a vampire? No doubt you have many questions. How long will you live? Do you really need to sleep in a coffin? Con you still fall in love? Can you still eat take-away meals? As vampirism spreads in the wake of Vampire Dawn, this guide to living as one of the undead is a crucial handbook for new vampires. Edgy and exciting, this book is a fantastic addition to the vampire genre. As part of the clever Vampire Dawn series, it is written as a 'guide' for new vampires. It is ideal for reluctant readers who want to delve into the world of vampires.

Dead on Arrival Set 1

Dead on Arrival Set 1

Author: Anne Rooney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2012

What happens when a vampire is involved in a hit-and-run accident? And when the hospital where the body is taken is struck by a series of mysterious and ghastly crimes? Ruby goes to the hospital to search for her vampire brother, fearing the worst. But his body has gone missing, and Ruby is soon caught in a tense life-or-death race to find out what has happened. Edgy and exciting, this book is a fantastic addition to the vampire genre. Part of the clever Vampire Dawn series, this story intertwines fascinating historical (vampire) figures with the contemporary world a group of smartphones and the internet. After reading the first book, Die Now or Live Forever, the books can be read in any order. This book is ideal for reluctant readers who want to delve into the world of vampires.

Drop Dead, Gorgeous Set 1

Drop Dead, Gorgeous Set 1

Author: Anne Rooney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2012

Juliette is a model - but she's also a vampire. In the glamorous world of high fashion, her odd behavior usually goes unnoticed. But a photoshoot in Paris brings Juliette face to face with how her life had changed since she became a vampire. As she falls in love, she finds herself drawn into an alien world of passion, jealousy and murder that stretches back hundreds of years. Edgy and exciting, this book is a fantastic addition to the vampire genre. Part of the clever Vampire Dawn series, this story intertwines fascinating historical (vampire) figures with the contemporary world a group of smartphones and the internet. After reading the first book, Die Now or Live Forever, the books can be read in any order. This book is ideal for reluctant readers who want to delve into the world of vampires.

Life Sucks Set 1

Life Sucks Set 1

Author: Anne Rooney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2012

Finn's life sucks. And he writes songs about it. But now he's a vampire, he has something else to sing about, something unique - and dangerous. It adds an edge to his music that sees his career take off at last. Fame and fortune are not that simple, though, and he soon finds that vampires make enemies easily. Edgy and exciting, this book is a fantastic addition to the vampire genre. Part of the clever Vampire Dawn series, this story intertwines fascinating historical (vampire) figures with the contemporary world a group of smartphones and the internet. After reading the first book, Die Now or Live Forever, the books can be read in any order. This book is ideal for reluctant readers who want to delve into the world of vampires.

Every Drop of Your Blood Set 1

Every Drop of Your Blood Set 1

Author: Anne Rooney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2012

Omar thinks he's flying to New York for work experience in a laboratory - but he's kidnapped en route and taken far away. With no possibility of escaping, he's forced to work with other vampires in a cutting-edge science establishment - but their methods are unorthodox and unethical, and he doesn't want to be involved. Is Omar the experimenter - or is he the subject? Edgy and exciting, this book is a fantastic addition to the vampire genre. Part of the clever Vampire Dawn series, this story intertwines fascinating historical (vampire) figures with the contemporary world a group of smartphones and the internet. After reading the first book, Die Now or Live Forever, the books can be read in any order. This book is ideal for reluctant readers who want to delve into the world of vampires.

Die Now or Live Forever Set 1

Die Now or Live Forever Set 1

Author: Anne Rooney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2012

Five teenagers camping in a forest in Hungary stumble across a dead body. That's scary enough - but what happens next is beyond scary. The discovery triggers a terrifying decent in to blood-lust and vampirism that leads them in to an ancient underworld rules by a French nobleman nearly 400 years old. Edgy and exciting, this book is a fantastic addition to the vampire genre. The first part of the clever Vampire Dawn series, this story intertwines fascinating historical (vampire) figures with the contemporary world, a group of teenagers, smartphones and the internet. This book is ideal for reluctant readers who want to delve into the world of vampires.

Earthquake!

Earthquake!

Author: Anne Rooney Format: eBook Release Date: 10/01/2012

Earthquake! describes how and where earthquakes happen.

Hurricane!

Hurricane!

Author: Anne Rooney Format: eBook Release Date: 10/01/2012

Hurricane! describes how and where hurricanes, cyclones and typhoons happen.

Tsunami!

Tsunami!

Author: Anne Rooney Format: eBook Release Date: 10/01/2012

Tsunami! describes how earthquakes and volcanoes cause deadly waves, the devastation they inflict on communities and the environment, and why they are so difficult to predict.

Alcohol

Alcohol

Author: Anne Rooney Format: eBook Release Date: 10/01/2012

Alcohol gives the straight facts about alcohol, addresses teenagers' concerns, and offers help for anyone affected by an alcohol problem.

Bullying

Bullying

Author: Anne Rooney Format: eBook Release Date: 10/01/2012

Bullying offers support and practical advice about dealing with bullies and discusses how we can all help solve the bullying problem together.

Is Our Climate Changing?

Is Our Climate Changing?

Author: Anne Rooney Format: eBook Release Date: 10/01/2012

Is Our Climate Changing? looks at the complex issues surrounding climate change.

English Age 6-7 Assessment Papers

English Age 6-7 Assessment Papers

Author: Anne Rooney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2011

Level: 11+ Subject: English Covering all required curriculum content, this book of English assessment papers offers clear assessment testing for KS2, and includes advice from teachers on how best to use the tests in order to move up to the next level. With a simple layout in black and white, these English tests are designed to mimic the real tests, encouraging children to gain confidence through the assessment process. Children will enjoy practising the key English skills learned at Key Stage 2. Included in this book: * Comprehensive and in-depth test practice * All required curriculum content * Test advice from experienced teachers * Pull-out answer section * A glossary to help with difficult words * A helpful chart to track progress

Creative and Media

Creative and Media

Author: Anne Rooney Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/07/2010

Costume Around the World China

Costume Around the World China

Author: Anne Rooney Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/04/2008

Find out how people in the most populated country in the world dress every day and for special occasions. Topics include how the climates in different parts of China affect what people wear, the various types of fabric used, and how cultural changes have influenced styles of dress throughout the centuries.

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