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Nick Hunter - Author

About the Author

Nick Hunter has written more than 50 books for young people. He has a degree in modern history and specializes in writing about history and social studies. Before becoming an author, Nick worked in children's publishing for many years. He lives in Oxford, UK with his wife and two sons.

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Why Should I Care About History? Pack A of 4

Why Should I Care About History? Pack A of 4

Author: Nick Hunter Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 04/02/2021

You might suppose that what happened in the ancient past has no impact on your life today. Think again! Many things we use, eat and wear today have origins that can be traced back to ancient civilizations. We can, for example, look to the past to see a model for many modern governments and to find forerunners of everyday items such as socks, toothbrushes and make-up. Learn why you should care about history and get a fresh look at the world today by learning about the ideas, discoveries and inventions of the distant past.

Why Should I Care About the Ancient Egyptians?

Why Should I Care About the Ancient Egyptians?

Author: Nick Hunter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/01/2021

The Ancient Egyptians are famous for their pyramids and mummies, but how have these ancient times impacted your life today? From hieroglyphs evolving into emojis and kohl around the eyes evolving into eye liner and mascara, the inventions and discoveries of Ancient Egypt offer us endless reasons to appreciate history.

Why Should I Care About History? Pack A of 4

Why Should I Care About History? Pack A of 4

Author: Nick Hunter, Claire Throp, Don Nardo Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 06/08/2020

You might suppose that what happened in the ancient past has no impact on your life today. Think again! Many things we use, eat and wear today have origins that can be traced back to ancient civilizations. We can, for example, look to the past to see a model for many modern governments and to find forerunners of everyday items such as socks, toothbrushes and make-up. Learn why you should care about history and get a fresh look at the world today by learning about the ideas, discoveries and inventions of the distant past.

Why Should I Care About the Ancient Egyptians?

Why Should I Care About the Ancient Egyptians?

Author: Nick Hunter Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/07/2020

The Ancient Egyptians are famous for their pyramids and mummies, but how have these ancient times impacted your life today? From hieroglyphs evolving into emojis and kohl around the eyes evolving into eye liner and mascara, the inventions and discoveries of Ancient Egypt offer us endless reasons to appreciate history.

Reading Planet KS2 - The Lost Civilisations of Latin America - Level 8: Supernova (Red+ band)

Reading Planet KS2 - The Lost Civilisations of Latin America - Level 8: Supernova (Red+ band)

Author: Nick Hunter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/01/2020

Get ready to travel back in time and learn about the intriguing people and cultures that existed in what we now know as Mexico, Central and South America from the Maya who built imposing temples and pyramids, to the Inca, who crafted beautiful solid-gold objects and founded the incredible city of Machu Picchu high in the Andes mountains. With this book as your guide, you'll discover many fascinating facts about these mysterious peoples, including the food they ate, the sports they played, the buildings and art they created, and their religious beliefs (which often included human sacrifice!). You'll also uncover why these civilisations were almost entirely lost, and how we know about them today from the traces they left behind, and from their descendants who pass on knowledge of their ancient ancestors. The Lost Civilisations of Latin America is part of the Reading Planet range of books for Stars (Lime) to Supernova (Red+) band. Children aged 7-11 will be inspired to love reading through the gripping stories and fascinating information books created by top authors. Reading Planet books have been carefully levelled to support children in becoming fluent and confident readers. Each book features useful notes and questions to support reading at home and develop comprehension skills. Reading age: 10-11 years

Reading Planet - Who Wants to be an Olympic Champion? - White: Galaxy

Reading Planet - Who Wants to be an Olympic Champion? - White: Galaxy

Author: Nick Hunter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/04/2019

From chariot racing to cycling and bmxing to bobsleigh, in this book, chidren can find out all about Olympians, past and present, and what it takes to be an Olympic or Paralympic champion! Who Wants to be an Olympic Champion is part of the Galaxy range of books from Rising Stars Reading Planet. Galaxy provides captivating fiction and non-fiction for Pink A to White band. The rich collection of highly decodable books immerses children in a range of cross-curricular topics and genres. Reading Planet books have been carefully levelled to support children in becoming fluent and confident readers. Each book features useful notes and activities to support reading at home as well as comprehension questions to check understanding. Reading age: 6-7 years

Gravity

Gravity

Author: Nick Hunter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2018

Why does the rain fall? Why do rivers flow to the sea? The scientific theory of gravity answers these and many more questions we may have about this invisible force. This fascinating book looks at the historical controversies that surround the theory of gravity and tells the stories of the scientists who worked on the theory. It also examines how the theory of gravity was arrived at, how it was tested and what impact the theory has had on our understanding of science today.

Evolution

Evolution

Author: Nick Hunter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/07/2018

Where did human beings come from? Why is there such a huge variety of living things on Earth? The theory of evolution answers these and many more questions we may have on where we come from and how life has developed. This fascinating book looks at the historical controversies that surround the theory of evolution and tells the stories of the scientists who worked on the theory. It also examines how the theory of evolution was arrived at, how it was tested and what impact the theory has had on our understanding of science today.

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