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Barbara Taylor - Author

About the Author

Barbara Taylor has written more than 120 children's books and encyclopedias. She was previously Science Editor at London's Natural History Museum. She has won the American Association of Physics Science Award and the National Literacy Association Wow Award.

 

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In Focus: Big Beasts

In Focus: Big Beasts

Author: Barbara Taylor Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/08/2018

Which animal is the biggest on the Earth? Where do the most big beasts live? Which big animal is the most dangerous in Africa? In Focus: Big Beasts has the answers! In Focus is a cool, information series that's perfect for curious kids. These fun books feature modern, magazine-style pages, including top 10 lists, fast facts, and more! With pages packed with vivid photography and fun facts, kids will have fun learning about the world around them! Each In Focus book features a contents page, glossary, and index.

Make This Book Disappear

Make This Book Disappear

Author: Barbara Taylor Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/08/2018

Use the power of science to put this book through its paces. Prod, tear and cut up a page to test the properties of paper. Make the book disappear, fly, move, grow, scream and shout, attempt the impossible and tell a secret.

In Focus: Reptiles

In Focus: Reptiles

Author: Barbara Taylor Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/09/2017

Which amazing animal can change the color of its skin? Which terrifying creature is so big it was confused for a dragon? Which tricksy reptile pretends to be a toad? In Focus: Reptiles has the answers! In Focus is a cool, new information series that's perfect for curious kids. These fun books feature modern, magazine-style pages, including top 10 lists, fast facts, quickfire quizzes and more! With pages packed with vivid photography and fun facts, kids will have fun learning about the world around them! Each In Focus book features a contents page, glossary, and index plus front and end gatefold flaps on the cover.

Disgusting and Dreadful Science: Stinky Skunks and Other Animal Adaptations

Disgusting and Dreadful Science: Stinky Skunks and Other Animal Adaptations

Author: Barbara Taylor Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/01/2017

A quirky, colourful guide to the horrible, shocking and disgusting aspects of the science of animal adaptations and a fantastic way to inspire children in science learning. Stinky Skunks investigates disgusting animals and animal habits from around the world, including feeding, nasty teeth and claws, poo, camouflage and, of course, scents and smells. It is part of the Disgusting and Dreadful Science series, which features a look at the weird, revolting and shocking aspects of science for children at KS2. It feature child-friendly text and amazing photographs and diagrams. From plants and life cycles to the human body and animal adaptations, the books offer Wow! fascinating facts, fun examples and true-life stories to provide ways in to understanding solid scientific principles.

Disgusting and Dreadful Science: Slimy Spawn and Other Gruesome Life Cycles

Disgusting and Dreadful Science: Slimy Spawn and Other Gruesome Life Cycles

Author: Barbara Taylor Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/01/2017

A quirky, colourful guide to the horrible, shocking and disgusting aspects of the science of life cycles and a fantastic way to inspire children in science learning. Slimy Spawn investigates a world of disgusting life cycles, from hungry bed bugs to slimy frogs and from disease-carrying rats to slithery snakes. It is part of the Disgusting and Dreadful Science series, which features a look at the weird, revolting and shocking aspects of science for children at KS2. It feature child-friendly text and amazing photographs and diagrams. From plants and life cycles to the human body and animal adaptations, the books offer Wow! fascinating facts, fun examples and true-life stories to provide ways in to understanding solid scientific principles.

Amazing World of Castles

Amazing World of Castles

Author: Barbara Taylor Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/12/2016

Discover the fascinating world of castles, knights, battles and medieval adventure and romance. Over 300 colour pictures vividly evoke the world of castles.

The Last Asylum A Memoir of Madness in our Times

The Last Asylum A Memoir of Madness in our Times

Author: Barbara Taylor Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2015

The Last Asylum is Barbara Taylor's haunting memoir of her journey through the UK mental health system. A RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK SHORTLISTED FOR THE RBC TAYLOR PRIZE In July 1988, Barbara Taylor, then an acclaimed young historian, was admitted to what had once been England's largest psychiatric institution: Colney Hatch Lunatic Asylum, later known as Friern Hospital. This searingly honest, thought-provoking and beautifully written memoir is the story of the author's madness years, set inside the wider story of the death of the asylum system in the twentieth century. It is a meditation on her own experience of breakdown and healing, but also that of the millions of other people who have suffered, are suffering, will suffer mental illness. 'Personal story, psychoanalytic process, the experience of madness, the feel of being an inpatient in the last days of Friern, the history of the asylum . . . A beautiful memoir, engrossing' Independent 'Moving, brave and intelligent' Susan Hill, The Times 'Dazzling. A great achievement, full of life and hope' Sunday Telegraph Barbara Taylor's previous books include an award-winning study of nineteenth-century socialist feminism, Eve and the New Jerusalem; an intellectual biography of the pioneer feminist Mary Wollstonecraft; and On Kindness, a defence of fellow feeling co-written with the psychoanalyst Adam Phillips. She is a longstanding editor of the leading history journal, History Workshop Journal, and a director of the Raphael Samuel History Centre. She teaches History and English at Queen Mary University of London.

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