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Anne Rooney - Author

About the Author

Anne Rooney is an award-winning author who has written several bestselling books on history, philosophy and science. She was longlisted for the prestigious Aventis Science Prize in 2004, was shortlisted for the ALCS Educational Writers' Award in 2015 and won the School Library Association Information Book Award in 2018. She has a degree and a PhD from Trinity College, Cambridge and has been a Royal Literary Fund Fellow at Newnham College, Cambridge. Her books have been translated into 22 languages. She brings her knowledge of a wide range of subjects to a young audience with accuracy, humour and fun!

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Amazing Animal Tales: Baby Polar Bear

Amazing Animal Tales: Baby Polar Bear

Author: Anne Rooney Illustrator: Qu Lan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2022

Baby Polar Bear loves to play and explore her snowy home. When the family sets off on a long trip, she must stay alert as there is danger about - but Mummy Bear is always close by! This heartwarming story about an animal family living in the Arctic has big flaps to open and polar bear facts to discover. Readers will love interacting with the big non-fiction flaps, where they can help Baby Polar Bear across a maze of ice floes! With a black-headed gull to spot on every page. Amazing Animal Tales is an exciting and innovative new series following baby animals' incredible stories of survival, with big flaps that can be opened to reveal amazing facts. The books can either be enjoyed with the flaps closed, as an engaging narrative story, or with the flaps open as a combined story and non-fiction experience. Also available: Amazing Animal Tales: Baby Koala and Amazing Animal Tales: Little Tiger. Look out for more books coming soon!

Amazing Animal Tales: Baby Polar Bear

Amazing Animal Tales: Baby Polar Bear

Author: Anne Rooney Illustrator: Qu Lan Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2022

Baby Polar Bear loves to play and explore her snowy home. When the family sets off on a long trip, she must stay alert as there is danger about - but Mummy Bear is always close by! This heartwarming story about an animal family living in the Arctic has big flaps to open and polar bear facts to discover. Readers will love interacting with the big non-fiction flaps, where they can help Baby Polar Bear across a maze of ice floes! With a black-headed gull to spot on every page. Amazing Animal Tales is an exciting and innovative new series following baby animals' incredible stories of survival, with big flaps that can be opened to reveal amazing facts. The books can either be enjoyed with the flaps closed, as an engaging narrative story, or with the flaps open as a combined story and non-fiction experience. Also available: Amazing Animal Tales: Baby Koala and Amazing Animal Tales: Little Tiger. Look out for more books coming soon!

Space: 500 Questions and Answers

Space: 500 Questions and Answers

Author: Anne Rooney Illustrator: Jake McDonald, Senor Sanchez Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/07/2022

Amazing Animal Tales: Little Tiger

Amazing Animal Tales: Little Tiger

Author: Anne Rooney Illustrator: Carolina Rabei Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/07/2022

Little Tiger loves to play, pounce and explore with his family. Sometimes his adventures can get him into a spot of trouble! This heartwarming story about an animal family living in the wild has big flaps to open and tiger facts to discover. Readers will love interacting with the big non-fiction flaps, where they can find out if they are taller than a tiger's tail! With a line of marching ants to spot on every page. Amazing Animal Tales is an exciting and innovative new series following baby animals' incredible stories of survival, with big flaps that can be opened to reveal amazing facts. The books can either be enjoyed with the flaps closed, as an engaging narrative story, or with the flaps open as a combined story and non-fiction experience. Also available: Amazing Animal Tales: Baby Koala. Look out for more books coming soon!

Amazing Animal Tales: Baby Koala

Amazing Animal Tales: Baby Koala

Author: Anne Rooney Illustrator: Qu Lan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/07/2022

Baby Koala likes to stay close to Mum as the pair snuggle up together, safe in the treetops. But one day, when danger threatens, Baby Koala must be brave and bold... This heartwarming story about an animal family living in the wild has big flaps to open and koala facts to discover. Readers will love interacting with the big non-fiction flaps, where they can measure their finger against a tiny newborn koala! With a feathertail glider to spot on every page. Amazing Animal Tales is an exciting and innovative new series following baby animals' incredible stories of survival, with big flaps that can be opened to reveal amazing facts. The books can either be enjoyed with the flaps closed, as an engaging narrative story, or with the flaps open as a combined story and non-fiction experience. Also available: Amazing Animal Tales: Little tiger. Look out for more books coming soon!

Dinosaurs: 500 Questions and Answers

Dinosaurs: 500 Questions and Answers

Author: Anne Rooney Illustrator: Jake McDonald Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/06/2022

So You Want A Pet? Band 08/Purple

So You Want A Pet? Band 08/Purple

Author: Anne Rooney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/06/2022

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'.

The 50s and 60s

The 50s and 60s

Author: Anne Rooney Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/05/2022

Following the Second World War, fashion became available to a wider population for the first time as mass-production clothing filled stores and televisions and other media outlets relayed what the rich and famous wore on a daily basis. With this increase in popular culture consumption came an increase in consumer consumption, and styles and fashions changed quickly in the 1950s and 1960s. This colorful, captivating volume details how men and women dressed in their daily lives and for special occasions. Engaging sidebars and ample full-color photographs and illustrations give readers an accurate, detailed picture of the styles that were all the rage in post-war America and the years beyond. Chapters of this title include: A New Era; Women's Day Wear; Men's Day Wear; Women's Formal and Evening Dress; Men's Formal and Evening Dress; Time Off - Leisure Wear; Work Wear and Uniforms; and, Completing the Look.

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