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Isabel Thomas - Author

About the Author

Isabel Thomas is a science writer who has been shortlisted for the Royal Society Young People's Book Prize. She writes exciting non-fiction and fiction for children. When she's not writing, you'll find her experimenting, inventing, drawing, exploring and wearing out her library card. Her books include What You Need To Know Now, shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Awards.

Isabel read Human Sciences at Oxford University, before working in journalism and children's publishing. She lives in Cambridge, where she's zookeeper to three young sons and a primary school governor.

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Aboriginal Art Band 06/Orange

Aboriginal Art Band 06/Orange

Author: Isabel Thomas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/01/2021

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. Orange/Band 6 books offer varied text and characters, with action sustained over several pages. The focus sounds in this book are: Pages 22 and 23 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.

Oxford Reading Tree Word Sparks: Level 8: Up To Speed

Oxford Reading Tree Word Sparks: Level 8: Up To Speed

Author: Isabel Thomas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/10/2020

Find out how ingenious new technology can help people get where they need to go. Using the world's largest known database of writing for and by children, our experts have defined 300 ambitious words to help children succeed at school. We've combined these with finelly levelled books that help you develop support comprehension and fluency, while inspiring and engaging your young readers.

An Adventurer's Guide to Outer Space

An Adventurer's Guide to Outer Space

Author: Isabel Thomas, Lucy Hawking Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/09/2020

Blast off on an interactive voyage beyond the stars! Pack your spacesuit and join adventurer Mia on a spellbinding journey to the depths of the universe, spotting spectacular constellations, discovering new asteroids and counting the sparkling rings of Saturn. On your way, you can visit: - the Moon and Sun - the International Space Station - Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune - the Asteroid Belt - the Dwarf Planets - the Kuiper Belt - Exoplanets - the Milky Way and distant galaxies With breathtaking facts and interactive space activities, this captivating book will excite and inspire the adventurers of the future.

Reading Planet - Solid, Liquid or Gas? - Blue: Galaxy

Reading Planet - Solid, Liquid or Gas? - Blue: Galaxy

Author: Isabel Thomas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/08/2020

Join the Comet Street Kids to find out about the different states of matter. Discover how the Ancient Greeks investigated and explained these states, and how we can use the terms 'solid, liquid or gas' to classify pretty much everything in our world! Solid, Liquid or Gas? 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: 5-6 years

Reading Planet - Keep Fit - Red B: Galaxy

Reading Planet - Keep Fit - Red B: Galaxy

Author: Isabel Thomas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/08/2020

There are lots of ways that you can keep fit - you can run, jump, play football or swim! What is your favourite way to keep fit and healthy? Keep Fit! 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: 4-5 years

Hello Design!

Hello Design!

Author: Isabel Thomas Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/08/2020

A design can be as small as a toothbrush . . . or as BIG as a skyscraper. Every design starts in someone's imagination - an imagination just like yours. Travel through one day and discover how the world around you has been designed - even though we don't always realise it! Question HOW everyday items have been designed, and WHY they look the way they do. Guaranteed to make you see the world a little differently, pick up your pencil and imagine your own designs. What will you design? With facts and questions to inspire all budding designers and get creative minds whirring - and featuring iconic designs from the enthusiasts at the V&A.

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