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Catherine Barr - Author

About the Author

Catherine Barr studied Ecology at Leeds University and trained as a journalist. She worked at Greenpeace International for seven years as a wildlife and forestry campaigner and has a long-running interest in environmental issues. While working as an editor at the Natural History Museum, she researched and wrote two major summer exhibitions: Dinosaurs of the Gobi Desert and Myths and Monsters. She is now a partner in communications company bwa design. She lives on a hill near Hay-on-Wye in Herefordshire with her partner and two daughters.

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Bug Club Shared Reading: The Beautiful Blue Planet (Year 1)

Bug Club Shared Reading: The Beautiful Blue Planet (Year 1)

Author: Catherine Barr Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/04/2020

Life on the beautiful blue planet is good for the creature who lives there. But the creature is so busy that it doesn't notice some big problems looming. Can it come up with a plan to keep the blue planet beautiful forever? Highly engaging, illustrated picture book to be read out loud to children aged 5-6 Ideal for reading aloud at home with your child Helps expose your child to rich language and curriculum-linked vocabulary Includes key terms from Science and the topic area of taking care of the Earth Part of the Bug Club reading series used in over 3500 schools 'These books are a great start to addressing the wider curriculum and the vocabulary issues that schools are identifying.' - Assistant Head, Primary Academy The Bug Club Shared books are highly engaging, beautifully illustrated stories designed to be read out loud to children. The programme exposes children to rich, curriculum-linked vocabulary, helping to build an understanding across school subjects and cultivate a love for reading.

Bug Club Shared Reading: The Boy and the Pangolin

Bug Club Shared Reading: The Boy and the Pangolin

Author: Catherine Barr Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/04/2020

After school one day, a small curious boy slips into the forest to discover the cause of a strange sound. He soon realises that the sound means danger for all the animals who live there - including the shy pangolin. How can one small boy make the whole world listen to save the pangolin's home? Highly engaging, illustrated picture book to be read out loud to children aged 4-5 Ideal for reading aloud at home with your child Helps expose your child to rich language and curriculum-linked vocabulary Includes key terms from History and the topic area of connections and contexts Part of the Bug Club reading series used in over 3500 schools 'These books are a great start to addressing the wider curriculum and the vocabulary issues that schools are identifying.' - Assistant Head, Primary Academy The Bug Club Shared books are highly engaging, beautifully illustrated stories designed to be read out loud to children. The programme exposes children to rich, curriculum-linked vocabulary, helping to build an understanding across school subjects and cultivate a love for reading.

50 Reasons To Love Endangered Animals

50 Reasons To Love Endangered Animals

Author: Catherine Barr Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/03/2020

There are so many reasons to love animals: lions have magnificent shaggy manes, penguins go tobogganing on their tummies, bears wiggle and dance as they scratch, whales sing songs, and elephants can feel sadness. But all the animals in this book especially need our love - now more than ever. Learn about their habitats, what makes them special, and show them you care with simple activities you can do at home.

How Colour Works

How Colour Works

Author: Catherine Barr Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/03/2020

The science of colour as you've never seen it before - this captivating book for kids aged 5+ covers key STEAM subjects: science, technology, engineering, art and maths. Why is the sky blue? Why is snow white and darkness black? How do our eyes and brain create a world of colour? Journey through lush green forests, splash into a watery blue ocean, be dazzled by a glowing jungle and see the world through a kaleidoscope of colour in this vibrant gift book. Explained in an accessible way and combined with gorgeous illustrations, this engaging book is perfect for young readers and budding scientists. Catherine Barr studied ecology at Leeds University and trained as a journalist. She worked at Greenpeace International for seven years as a wildlife and forestry campaigner and has a long-running interest in environmental issues. While working as an editor at the Natural History Museum, she researched and wrote two major summer exhibitions. Her previous books include The Story of Life, 10 Reasons to Love . . . and Red Alert! Yuliya Gwilym is a Ukrainian artist based in the Netherlands. She graduated from the Royal Academy of Art in the Hague and has been working as an illustrator ever since. She finds her main inspiration in working with children and often organises creative workshops for little ones.

The Story of Inventions

The Story of Inventions

Author: Catherine Barr Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/03/2020

This brilliant book introduces 15 of the world's most incredible inventions to children. Using bitesize text and beautifully bright illustrations this is the perfect book for science and history lovers everywhere. The world is brimming full of incredible inventions - but where did it all begin? How did these incredible inventions come about? Journey back in time, travel across the world and discover incredible inventions from throughout history. Take a ride on the very first wheel, find your way and ensure you'll never get lost again with the compass, let the lights come on with electricity, watch as the world puffs into life with the steam engine and many more astounding inventions. Written with bite sized pieces of text and illustrated with bright and engaging artwork, this is the perfect introduction to some of the most amazing inventions that have helped make history. Learn fascinating facts about the people behind these inventions and how their discoveries changed the world forever. So what are you waiting for? Let's uncover The Story of Inventions! Inventions featured: The wheel, the compass, paper, clocks, gunpowder, steam engines, vaccinations, computers, electricity, the telephone, the car, planes, plastic, nuclear weapons and the internet.

Red Alert! 15 Endangered Animals Fighting to Survive

Red Alert! 15 Endangered Animals Fighting to Survive

Author: Catherine Barr, Anne Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2020

Pick a place. Choose a creature. Discover its story and the danger it faces. Then find out how to help it survive. 15 wild and wonderful creatures, all on the IUCN Red List, need our help - this important book is interactive, engaging and informative, and will inspire children to save their planet! Red Alert! is inspired and endorsed by the 'Red List' database maintained by International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Currently the list includes over 70,000 species known to be at risk, but it grows larger all the time. Absolutely beautiful and perfectly targeted for its audience. We are delighted to be involved. - Dr Craig Hilton-Taylor, Head of Red List Unit, IUCN The IUCN Red List is supported by Sir David Attenborough.

Stori Dyfeisiau

Stori Dyfeisiau

Author: Catherine Barr, Steve Williams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2020

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