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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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Other books by Isabel Thomas

An Adventurer's Guide to Outer Space

An Adventurer's Guide to Outer Space

Author: Isabel Thomas 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 - Keep Fit - Red B: Galaxy

Reading Planet - Keep Fit - Red B: Galaxy

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

Rabbit offers Anansi a carrot muffin in return for picking up plums in the garden. Will Anansi help rabbit and get his muffin? Anansi and the Web Trick 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

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

Moth

Moth

Author: Isabel Thomas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/08/2020

This is a story of light and dark. Against a lush backdrop of lichen-covered trees, the peppered moth lies hidden. Until the world begins to change ... A clever picture book text about the extraordinary way in which animals have evolved, intertwined with the complication of human intervention. This remarkable paperback edition of the amazing story of the peppered moth is the perfect introduction to natural selection and evolution for children. Along come people with their magnificent machines which stain the land with soot. In a beautiful landscape changed by humans how will one little moth survive? Powerful and visually spectacular, Moth is the remarkable evolution story that captures the struggle of animal survival against the background of an evolving human world in a unique and atmospheric introduction to Darwin's theory of Natural Selection.

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.

Reading Planet - Dinosaur World Records - Turquoise: Galaxy

Reading Planet - Dinosaur World Records - Turquoise: Galaxy

Author: Isabel Thomas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/06/2020

Dinosaurs lived on our planet millions of years ago. But which dinosaur had the most teeth, the biggest bite, the toughest armour or the coolest claws? Let's explore some dinosaur world records! Dinosaur World Records 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

Oxford Reading Tree Word Sparks: Level 3: Helping Big Cats

Oxford Reading Tree Word Sparks: Level 3: Helping Big Cats

Author: Isabel Thomas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2020

Find out how we can help endangered big cats. 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 fully-decodable books that help you match your phonics teaching and practice, while inspiring and engaging your young readers. Specially developed to enhance children's vocabulary alongside their decoding skills, these books are perfect for sharing.

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