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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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This striking, energetic series of which this is one of the titles, takes a rapid-fire ‘look and learn’ approach to subjects suitable for children aged 8 and over and each title makes the learning experience really fun. With fascinating topics ranging from Dinosaurs to Art, from Myths to Science, each of these books presents a key subject in a fresh and fascinating format. The subjects in each title are explained in 30-second sound-bites, supported by 3-second flash summaries. And if all that isn’t stimulating enough, the 3-minute mini-missions included will further challenge lively young minds. With colourful, original explanatory artwork on every page and text from a range of expert authors, these books are loaded with fun information and fast-track facts.
What makes stars shine? Which planet would float in water? Have aliens ever visited Earth? In this astonishing book, young readers can discover the scientific answers to mind-boggling questions about our solar system, galaxy and Universe. Featuring laugh-out-loud illustrations, this awesome fact book is overflowing with out-of-this-world facts and stats that are great for sharing. Includes: * Peculiar plants * The moons of the solar system * Human space travel * Black holes This book introduces young minds to the science of space in a engaging and memorable way. Perfect for curious kids aged 7+. ABOUT THE SERIES: Big Ideas! is a dynamic, educational fun fact series for children aged seven and up, illustrated throughout with humorous cartoons. Packed with surprising facts, stats, and records that kids will just love to share, it revels in all things weird, unexpected, mind-blowing, funny, and gross!
Young readers can take a journey through the vast cosmos and discover the origins of our incredible universe in this beautiful hardcover guide. This lavishly illustrated, full-colour reference book introduces children to the fundamentals of cosmology, from the first moments of the Big Bang to the future of space exploration. Along the way, they'll learn about the mind-blowing ideas in modern physics - including dark matter and multiple universe theory. The answers to some of the very biggest questions are given in clear, easy-to-understand language, which covers key STEM topics and supports school learning. It even includes a gorgeous illustrated timeline which highlights key moments in the development of the universe. A wonderful gift for aspiring space explorers aged 8+. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Story of Everything is a beautifully illustrated series for young readers which tells the story of life as we know it, from the big bang to evolution and the history of human development.
This book is an ideal resource for exploring and discussing online safety and includes topics such as using search engines, playing online games, cyber bullying, trolls and much more. Me and My World explores topics that are important to children aged 6 plus as they grow up. The text and illustrations provide lots of talking points, and questions help children to relate information to themselves and discover their similarities and differences. In the classroom, the books are great for exploring the topics in the RSE 2020 curriculum. The titles in the series are Being safe, My behaviour, My family, My friends, My growing body and Life online.
Collins Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds features exciting fiction and non-fiction decodable readers to enthuse and inspire children. They are fully aligned to Letters and Sounds Phases 1-6 and contain notes in the back. The Handbooks provide support in demonstration and modelling, monitoring comprehension and expanding vocabulary. Find out all about the job of an animal park keeper across one day in this non-fiction book. Red B/Band 2B books offer simple but varied text with familiar objects and actions, combined with simple story development and a satisfying conclusion. The focus sounds in this book are: /ee/ /igh/ /oa/ /oo/ /ar/ /ur/ /ow/ /air/ /er/ Pages 14 and 15 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. Reading notes within the book provide practical support for reading Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds with children, including a list of all the sounds and words that the book will cover.
You Wouldn't Want To Be In A Virus Pandemic! is a fast-paced, informative and entertaining guide to pandemics like the COVID-19 Coronavirus, covering how they spread, how they can be prevented and how they can be overcome with science. It looks at aspects of pandemics such as the human immune system, the wonders of vaccination and concepts like herd immunity. Specially commissioned cartoon-style illustrations in full colour, informative captions, timelines, side panels, diagrams, and a complete glossary and an index make this title an ideal introduction to the conventions of non-fiction texts for young and reluctant readers.
In order to understand the universe you must know the language in which it is written. And that language is mathematics - Galileo (1564-1642) For hundreds of thousands of years, we have sought order in the apparent chaos of the universe. Mathematics has been our most valuable tool in that search, uncovering the patterns and rules that govern our world and beyond. This illustrated guide traces humankind's greatest achievements in mathematics, plotting a journey from innumerate cave-dwellers, through the towering intellects of the last 4,000 years, to where we stand today. Including a giant timeline wallchart, Foundations is a brilliant hardback reference book which charts the development of this intriguing and expansive discipline, from early history to modern day.
This humorous twist on the popular Q & A format takes a sideways look at all that is explosive and astonishing about space machines. Quirkily illustrated characters and playful text reveal the amazing answers. Find out how rockets blast off, why the ISS has a robotic arm, and which space probes have travelled out of the solar system.