John Malam - Author

About the Author

Katrin Wiehle is a children's book illustrator and has spent most of her life living in Germany. Her book, Mein kleiner Wald, was given the award of most beautiful book by Stiftung Buchkunst in 2013. Katrin has since moved to Atlanta, USA, where she lives with her husband and two cats. Notable clients Katrin has worked with include Google and QED Publishing.

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Roman Sites

Roman Sites

Author: John Malam Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2019

Which Roman places or remains still exist in the UK today? And what do they tell us about how the Romans lived? This book takes a tour around of some of these places, giving a fascinating glimpse of how Romans built their houses and communities as well as why they are significant.

Prehistoric Sites

Prehistoric Sites

Author: John Malam Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/01/2019

Which prehistoric places or remains still exist in the UK today? And what do they tell us about how our ancient prehistoric ancestors lived? This book takes a tour around of some of these places, giving a fascinating glimpse of how prehistoric peoples built their houses and communities as well as why they are significant.

First Man On The Moon 21 July 1969

First Man On The Moon 21 July 1969

Author: John Malam Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/12/2018

Christian Sites

Christian Sites

Author: John Malam Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/05/2018

Which Christian places or remains still exist in the UK today? And what do they tell us about how ancient Christians lived? This book takes a tour around of some of these places, giving a fascinating glimpse of how Christians built their houses and communities as well as why they are significant.

The Story of the First World War for Children (1914-1918)

The Story of the First World War for Children (1914-1918)

Author: John Malam Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/03/2018

The First World War was the world's first 'total war'. Although large-scale wars like the Napoleonic wars had ranged across many territories, the scale of WWI was unprecedented. It was also the first war between modern, industrialised nations and mechanised warfare saw new and terrifying weapons deployed for the first time, including airplanes, tanks, zeppelins, giant warships and poison gas. Now, on the verge of the centenary of the end of the conflict, The Story of the First World War for Children (1914-1918) is a fact-packed information book that relates the unfolding events and the human stories in a way that brings history vividly to life.

Roman Sites

Roman Sites

Author: John Malam Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/02/2018

Which Roman places or remains still exist in the UK today? And what do they tell us about how the Romans lived? This book takes a tour around of some of these places, giving a fascinating glimpse of how Romans built their houses and communities as well as why they are significant.

A Brief Illustrated History of Science

A Brief Illustrated History of Science

Author: John Malam Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/02/2018

A Brief Illustrated History of Science charts the history of scientific discoveries all the way through from prehistory to Aristotle, then through the works of Copernicus, Galileo, Newton, Linnaeus and right through to the incredible scientific breakthroughs of today. With stunning full-colour images and illustrations, this beautiful book is sure to fascinate and charm the young reader.

Prehistoric Sites

Prehistoric Sites

Author: John Malam Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/01/2018

Which prehistoric places or remains still exist in the UK today? And what do they tell us about how our ancient prehistoric ancestors lived? This book takes a tour around of some of these places, giving a fascinating glimpse of how prehistoric peoples built their houses and communities as well as why they are significant.

Prehistoric Adventures: Burial Places Discover Stone, Bronze and Iron Age Britain

Prehistoric Adventures: Burial Places Discover Stone, Bronze and Iron Age Britain

Author: John Malam Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/07/2017

Get ready for a prehistoric adventure! We discover ghostly Maes Howe, an enormous 5,000-year-old tomb covered in Viking graffiti. Britain is jam-packed with these mystical, silent burial places, and exploring them can tell us about the culture, society and beliefs of our earliest ancestors. It's time to get out your magnifying glass and examine the real artefacts that archaeologists have uncovered, from the giant capstones of megalithic tombs to the treasure of an ancient chieftain! Prehistoric burial places lie silent across the British countryside. Long and round barrows, megalithic tombs and passage graves all provide important evidence of the daily life and burial practices of Stone, Bronze and Iron age communities. It's time to take a closer look at these ancient landmarks to find out why they were built, how they were used and who they were used by. Learn about Maes Howe, West Kennet Long Barrow, Bush Barrow, Pentre Ifan, Lanyon Quoit and many more incredible sites of ancient burials, including the chariot queen, that can be found across Britain and give evidence of the lives of prehistoric people. There are four titles in the Prehistoric Adventures series, looking at stone circles, ancient settlements, burial places and hill forts.

Prehistoric Adventures: Hill Forts Discover Stone, Bronze and Iron Age Britain

Prehistoric Adventures: Hill Forts Discover Stone, Bronze and Iron Age Britain

Author: John Malam Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/07/2017

Get ready for a prehistoric adventure! Our first stop is intimidating Maiden Castle: shaped like the coil of a giant snake, Britain's largest hill fort is the size of 26 football pitches! Britain is brimming with these battle-worn hill forts, and exploring them can tell us about the culture, society, technology and enemies of their builders. It's time to get out your magnifying glass and examine the real evidence that archaeologists have discovered, from Iron Age coins to stockpiles of ancient weaponry! Hill forts are tremendous landmarks holding their ancient ground at many sites across the British Isles. Not only do they show the great skill and ingenuity of Iron Age man, but they hold ancient evidence of their way of life. It's time to take a closer look at these Iron Age fortifications - sculpted into the landscape by our ancient ancestors - and the evidence that tells us how they were built and why, and how they were used. Learn about Maiden Castle, Danebury, Crickley Hill and many more hill forts and Iron Age sites that can be found across Britain and give evidence of the lives of prehistoric people. There are four titles in the Prehistoric Adventures series, looking at stone circles, ancient settlements, burial places and hill forts.

Prehistoric Adventures: Settlements Discover Stone, Bronze and Iron Age Britain

Prehistoric Adventures: Settlements Discover Stone, Bronze and Iron Age Britain

Author: John Malam Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/03/2017

Get ready for a prehistoric adventure! Our first stop is ancient Skara Brae: hidden beneath a sand dune for thousands of years, this Neolithic village lets us step back in time to discover how our ancestors lived. Britain is brimming with these long-abandoned settlements, and exploring them can tell us about the culture, society, technology and beliefs of their inhabitants. It's time to get out your magnifying glass and examine the real evidence that archaeologists have discovered, from top secret tunnels to the remnants of extravagant feasts! The ancient settlements discovered in present-day Britain are an incredible record of prehistoric life, giving us clues as to how our stone and bronze age ancestors would have lived. From stone huts to secret tunnels, we examine the evidence they have left behind. It's time to take a closer look at these ancient living places, examining how they were built, the materials used and the evidence of food, cooking, work and past-times. Learn about Skara Brae, Windmill Hill, Durrington Wall, Flag Fen, Carn Euny and many more ancient settlements that can be found across Britain and give evidence of the lives of prehistoric people. There are four titles in the Prehistoric Adventures series, looking at stone circles, ancient settlements, burial places and hill forts.

Prehistoric Adventures: Stone Circles Discover Stone, Bronze and Iron Age Britain

Prehistoric Adventures: Stone Circles Discover Stone, Bronze and Iron Age Britain

Author: John Malam Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/02/2017

Get ready for a prehistoric adventure! Our journey starts with world-famous Stonehenge: find out where the stones came from and how such enormous blocks were moved. Britain is jam-packed with these mysterious stone circles, and exploring them can tell us about the culture, society, technology and beliefs of our earliest ancestors. It's time to get out your magnifying glass and examine the real artefacts that archaeologists have discovered, from mystical stone carvings to the weapons of an ancient warrior! Stone circles are astounding landmarks scattered over the British Isles. Not only do they provide beauty and wonder, but they remain a Stone Age mystery. It's time to examine them more closely, taking a look at why they were built, where they were built and how their locations were chosen, who built them, and how they were made using the simplest technology and lots of manpower! Learn about Stonehenge, Avebury, Long Meg and her Daughters, Callanish and many more stone circles that can be found across Britain and give evidence of the lives of prehistoric people. There are four titles in the Prehistoric Adventures series, looking at stone circles, ancient settlements, burial places and hill forts.

A Brief Illustrated History of Science

A Brief Illustrated History of Science

Author: John Malam Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/01/2017

A Brief Illustrated History of Science charts the history of scientific discoveries all the way through from prehistory to Aristotle, then through the works of Copernicus, Galileo, Newton, Linnaeus and right through to the incredible scientific breakthroughs of today. With stunning full-colour images and illustrations, this beautiful book is sure to fascinate and charm the young reader.

You Wouldn't Want To Be A Secret Agent During World War Two

You Wouldn't Want To Be A Secret Agent During World War Two

Author: John Malam Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/11/2016

You Wouldn't Want To Be A Mammoth Hunter! Extended Edition

You Wouldn't Want To Be A Mammoth Hunter! Extended Edition

Author: John Malam, David Antram Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/03/2016

You Wouldn't Want To Work In A Victorian Mill! Extended Edition

You Wouldn't Want To Work In A Victorian Mill! Extended Edition

Author: John Malam Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/03/2016

Queen Elizabeth II: Her Story

Queen Elizabeth II: Her Story

Author: John Malam Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/02/2016

Queen Elizabeth II, Her Story recounts the story of Queen Elizabeth's life, from when she was a young princess, to her coronation in 1953 through to becoming the longest reigning British monarch in 2015 and celebrating her 90th birthday in 2016. From the first official photograph of her as a baby to her life as a working monarch, this book charts the key events of her life and reign. This book gives a real account of her private life, from a happy childhood with her sister Princess Margaret, to her marriage to Prince Philip and life as a mother and great-grandmother to George and Charlotte. Her public life is conveyed from the abdication of her uncle, King Edward VIII, to her accession as Queen Elizabeth II in 1952 and her duties as monarch.

Project X Origins: Dark Red Book Band, Oxford Level 18: Who Dunnit?: Unsolved Robberies

Project X Origins: Dark Red Book Band, Oxford Level 18: Who Dunnit?: Unsolved Robberies

Author: John Malam Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/09/2014

Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. What do a hidden horse, disappearing diamonds and a detective dog have in common? They are connected to some of the greatest unsolved robberies of all time. Find out more in this non-fiction book Unsolved Robberies. Each book also contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading.

Project X Origins: Brown Book Band, Oxford Level 9: Chocolate: Fantastic Choc-tastic

Project X Origins: Brown Book Band, Oxford Level 9: Chocolate: Fantastic Choc-tastic

Author: John Malam Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/09/2014

Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. You may love chocolate but how much do you really know about it? Did you know that chocolate once fell from the skies? Or that it was part of a dangerous plot? Find out lots of explosive facts to wow your friends in this non-fiction book Fantastic Choc-tastic. Each book also contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading.

You Wouldn't Want To Be A Pirate's Prisoner!

You Wouldn't Want To Be A Pirate's Prisoner!

Author: John Malam Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2014

The First World War 1914 - 1918

The First World War 1914 - 1918

Author: John Malam Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/02/2014

The First World War was the world's first 'total war'. Although large-scale wars like the Napoleonic wars had ranged across many territories, the scale of the First World War was unprecedented. It was also the first war between modern, industrialised nations and mechanised warfare saw new and terrifying weapons deployed for the first time, including airplanes, tanks, zeppelins, giant warships and poison gas. Now, on the verge of the centenary of the start of the First World War, this fact-packed information book relates the unfolding events and the human stories in a way that brings history vividly to life.

Project X Origins: Lime Book Band, Oxford Level 11: Underground: Going Underground

Project X Origins: Lime Book Band, Oxford Level 11: Underground: Going Underground

Author: John Malam Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. Going Underground explores the world underground and what lies beneath the surface. Each book contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading.

Project X Origins: Brown Book Band, Oxford Level 10: Fast and Furious: Top Speed

Project X Origins: Brown Book Band, Oxford Level 10: Fast and Furious: Top Speed

Author: John Malam Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. Take a look at the world of speed fast cars, trains, boats, planes and humans in Top Speed. Each book contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading.

Project X Origins: Dark Blue Book Band, Oxford Level 15: Top Secret: Crack the Code

Project X Origins: Dark Blue Book Band, Oxford Level 15: Top Secret: Crack the Code

Author: John Malam Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. In Crack the Code learn about the different types of code which have been used to relay secret messages over the years, and how they have been cracked. Each book contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading.

Project X Origins: Dark Red Book Band, Oxford Level 18: Unexplained: Can it Really Rain Frogs?

Project X Origins: Dark Red Book Band, Oxford Level 18: Unexplained: Can it Really Rain Frogs?

Author: John Malam Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. Non-fiction title Can it Really Rain Frogs? explores real-life unsolved mysteries and encourages you to think about the possible explanations. Each book contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading.

Project X Origins: White Book Band, Oxford Level 10: Inventors and Inventions: Flying Machines

Project X Origins: White Book Band, Oxford Level 10: Inventors and Inventions: Flying Machines

Author: John Malam Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. Find out about man's attempts to fly, from Leonardo da Vinci to SpaceShipOne, in the non-fiction title Flying Machines. Each book contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading.

Project X Origins: Turquoise Book Band, Oxford Level 7: Discovery: Finding Things

Project X Origins: Turquoise Book Band, Oxford Level 7: Discovery: Finding Things

Author: John Malam Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. Non-fiction title Finding Things explores the background of previous discoveries and what they tell us about the past and other worlds. Each book contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading.

You Wouldn't Want To Be A Roman Gladiator!

You Wouldn't Want To Be A Roman Gladiator!

Author: John Malam Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2014

You Wouldn't Want To Be A Victorian Miner!

You Wouldn't Want To Be A Victorian Miner!

Author: John Malam Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2014

You Wouldn't Want To Be A Victorian Schoolchild!

You Wouldn't Want To Be A Victorian Schoolchild!

Author: John Malam Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2014

T-shirt

T-shirt

Author: John Malam Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/11/2013

The Journey of a... series looks at how common products end up in our homes, starting with the raw materials and ending with the finished product. This title looks at the journey of a cotton t-shirt, examining how and where the cotton is grown, how it is harvested, how it is turned into fabric and then made into clothes, and how the finished t-shirts are packaged, transported and distributed to shops, and eventually worn!

Very Sleepy Pig

Very Sleepy Pig

Author: John Malam Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2013

Every morning the farm animals get up early, but Pig is so lazy he always stays in bed! Will he ever get up in time to enjoy the very best part of the day? Adorable illustrations by Sally Anne Lambert accompany John Malam's charming story with a gentle moral.

1918 World War I Armistice

1918 World War I Armistice

Author: John Malam Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/02/2013

Avoid Being A Ninja Warrior!

Avoid Being A Ninja Warrior!

Author: John Malam Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2012

Grow It Yourself! Pack A of 6

Grow It Yourself! Pack A of 6

Author: John Malam Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/09/2012

Each book in this series looks at how to grow your own plant, fruit, flower or vegetable, and then turn it into a fun and exciting end product.

Grow Your Own Soup

Grow Your Own Soup

Author: John Malam Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/09/2012

This book shows the reader how to grow their own pumpkin from seeds and then turn them into a delicious pumpkin soup.

History from Objects: The Egyptians

History from Objects: The Egyptians

Author: John Malam Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2012

Through examining primary evidence, such as hieroglyphs, pottery, jewellery, buildings and artefacts, the reader will be introduced to each historical age. Find out why Egyptian men and women wore wigs, how they preserved dead bodies and about hieroglyphic writing. Do the multiple choice quiz at the end to find out what you have learnt.

Roman Town

Roman Town

Author: John Malam Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2011

The Big Picture series launches with 16 titles for KS1 all about what is going on all around the world, split into four high interest topics. Find out how other people around the world live/lived; extreme animals habitats or weather across the globe; faraway homes made of ice and much, much more. Each book within this Key Stage 1 series will provide a number of jumping off points in a high interest, accessible way, with which to cover the 'big curriculum picture'. Eventually backed up by teacher notes comprising background information and teaching notes re: how to use the books to cover statutory national curriculum key skills. Roman Village looks at what life was like around the world for people in the past. Book band: Gold Ideal for ages: 5+

100 Facts - Samurai

100 Facts - Samurai

Author: John Malam Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2010

100 Facts Samurai is bursting with exactly 100 mind-blowing facts, awesome images and fun activities to help children learn everything they need to know about the rise of these Japanese warriors. 100 Facts Samurai covers key topics about these respected fighting figures in easily-digestible, numbered facts. Every page is covered in detailed illustrations and colourful photographs that bring the text to life for kids. Essential topics covered in 100 Facts Samurai: - Being a samurai and serving under a warlord - Following the strict rules of the bushido code and warrior training - Periods of war and the decline of the samurai Examples of 'I don't believe it' fascinating facts: - Left-handed children born to samurai families had their left arms tied up, forcing them to become right-handed. - Tokugawa Ieyasu, leader of the Tokugawa clan in the 1500s, didn't like shaved heads - he said it spoiled the look of a head when it was cut off! - In the Star Wars movies, the costume of Darth Vader was inspired by samurai armour. Activities to make learning accessible and interactive include: - Quiz question: When was the Battle of Nagashino? - Design your own samurai mon (family crest) by looking at traditional examples from this book to get ideas! - Design a long, thin samurai flag. Make the design simple with bold colours. Author: John Malam Consultant: Fiona Macdonald Pages: 48 Age: 6+ Dimensions: 9 X 12 Format: Paperback with holographic foil ISBN: 9781848102989

100 Facts - Pyramids

100 Facts - Pyramids

Author: John Malam Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2010

Discover which are the most famous pyramids, and the history behind their construction. 100 facts accompanied by detailed photographs and beautiful artwork will challenge children, acting as an incentive as they make their way through the book.

An Ancient Greek Temple

An Ancient Greek Temple

Author: John Malam Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/09/2008

The Release of Nelson Mandela

The Release of Nelson Mandela

Author: John Malam Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/06/2008

Hitler Invades Poland

Hitler Invades Poland

Author: John Malam Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/06/2008

1605 Gunpowder Plot

1605 Gunpowder Plot

Author: John Malam Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/06/2008

Avoid Sailing In The Spanish Armada!

Avoid Sailing In The Spanish Armada!

Author: John Malam Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2003

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