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Steve Martin - Author

About the Author

Steve Martin (London, UK) is a writer, former English teacher, and author of numerous children's books on a wide range of subjects, including The Boys' Book of Adventure, Numberland, and Ivy Kids' Astronaut Academy.

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Other books by Steve Martin

I Like Animals ... what jobs are there?

I Like Animals ... what jobs are there?

Author: Steve Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/02/2020

Do you love animals and dream of working with them when you grow up? If the answer is yes, then this book is for you! In this entertaining and informative book, children who love animals can find out all about the future careers they can choose from. From being a zoo vet, a police dog handler, a marine biologist, a guide dog trainer, to a pet photographer and many more, this book will take you through a day in the life of 25 animal workers, showing you how each job unfolds on a typical working day. You'll learn what it takes to get the job, what duties and tasks are involved, and discover a world of opportunities. Turn the pages and find out the best part of a pet vet's day and what really bugs an entomologist... HINT: it involves insects flying up their nose! With a variety of careers covered, from jobs in science, the police, charity and many more, this book is sure to inspire children's ambitions and get them excited for their futures. Aimed at animal loving readers aged 7 and older the illustrated narrative approach tells the story of each career and helps introduce children to the world of work in a playful, engaging way. When they've finished reading, children will have gained an overview of each of the featured jobs and will have discovered that you can turn a passion, an interest or a hobby into a rewarding career. If readers want to know more about the opportunities ahead they can check out That's a Job? I Like Sport, or That's a Job? I Like being Outdoors and discover even more of the world's coolest jobs.

Chef Academy Are you ready for the challenge?

Chef Academy Are you ready for the challenge?

Author: Steve Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/08/2018

Kids will enjoy a hearty three-course meal at Chef Academy. First they learn about food, then how to manage a kitchen and lastly how to run a restaurant and create imaginative food. Filled with facts about nutrition, food preparation and international cuisine, there are fun activities for kids to enjoy, such as designing the perfect three-course meal, making a chef's hat, and much more.

Doctor Academy Are you ready for the challenge?

Doctor Academy Are you ready for the challenge?

Author: Steve Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/02/2018

Start to learn the basic skills needed to become a doctor with this unique activity book. Kids can qualify in three areas: in People Skills, as an Internist and a Pediatrician, and as Surgeon. The fun activities include making a stethoscope, wrapping a sprained ankle, and making a healthy living poster. Young readers will be inspired by the fun craft activities, cool quizzes, and games. Once kids have worked their way through the book, they can delve into the Doctor's Bag section, which contains all sorts of goodies - stickers, a poster, and a game to play with friends.

Scientist Academy Are you ready for the challenge?

Scientist Academy Are you ready for the challenge?

Author: Steve Martin, Essi Kimpimaki Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/07/2017

Kids can learn the essential skills to start their own scientific journey with this fun and engaging title. Packed full of great illustrations, fun facts, and absorbing activities, this book guides young readers through different strands of science: Laboratory, Investigative, Space, Earth, and Life. Practical projects, each carefully designed to introduce skills of the sort required by real-life scientists, help kids pick up the basics in a fun, hands-on way. Create a pendulum, investigate a crime scene, uncover some fossils, and study the solar system. The sky's the limit!

Engineer Academy Are you ready for the challenge?

Engineer Academy Are you ready for the challenge?

Author: Steve Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/01/2017

Are You Ready for the Challenge? There are so many different types of engineer you could be, whether you'd love to work with jet engines, robots, racing cars, or even space stations! What's it really like, and do you have what it takes? Learn the essential skills to start your own engineering journey with this fun and engaging title. Packed full of great illustrations, fun facts, and absorbing activities, this book guides readers through each strand of engineering science - Mechanics, Aerospace, Robotics, Energy, and Materials. Practical projects, each carefully designed to introduce skills of the sort required by real-life engineers, help kids pick up the basics in a fun, hands-on way. Design a robot, learn how to construct a simple car, create your own levers and pulleys, and build paper planes, plus many other educational and inspirational activities - the sky's the limit!

I Wish I Knew That Cool Stuff You Need to Know

I Wish I Knew That Cool Stuff You Need to Know

Author: Steve Martin, Mike Goldsmith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2017

Perfect for any child who wants to stay one step ahead of their classmates, this fantastic book is packed with informative titbits that will fascinate and enthrall young minds. I Wish I Knew That is full of interesting stuff that parents and grandparents used to learn at school that every child ought to know today. From classic books children should read, a quick grammar guide, an introduction to foreign languages, who that Pythagoras chap was, to a look at all the kings and queens, countries and their capitals, an introduction to classics and much more, it covers all subjects.

Architect Academy

Architect Academy

Author: Steve Martin, Essi Kimpimaki Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/09/2016

Discover the essential skills required on the way to becoming an architect in this innovative activity book. Architect Academy gives kids the know-how to plan and draw all sorts of structures, from bridges and schools, to parks and pyramids. Activities range from designing a residential street, and your perfect play park to learning some of the maths skills used by architects, how to read floor plans, and the basics of interior design. The Architect Toolbag section contains all sorts of goodies, such as Architect Task stickers to use when a challenge is completed, a pull-out poster, and press-out game cards to share with friends. Encourages imaginative play and problem solving Fresh, contemporary artwork helps to make basic design and space-planning concepts accessible Includes loads of great extras: stickers, a pull-out poster, a game, and cards to play with

Late for School

Late for School

Author: Steve Martin Format: eBook Release Date: 08/09/2010

Getting to school has never been quite this difficult--or hilarious. Celebrated writer and performer Steve Martin and dynamic artist C. F. Payne (illustrator of John Lithgow's children's books) have teamed up to tell a story of the adventure, danger, and laughs of the journey to school. Undoubtedly a new classic for readers of all ages, Late to School is the perfect gift to be read again and again.

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