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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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Reading Planet KS2 - Discovery of a Bronze Age Village - Level 5: Mars/Grey band

Reading Planet KS2 - Discovery of a Bronze Age Village - Level 5: Mars/Grey band

Author: John Malam Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/01/2020

Take yourself back 3,000 years to Bronze Age Britain. A group of round wooden houses stand on stilts above a river. Suddenly there is panic - fire is spreading! Everyone escapes but the houses burn and crash into the water below, along with all of their contents. Now, fast forward to the present day -archaeologists have discovered the village and are digging up the houses, which have been preserved like perfect time capsules. What amazing secrets do they reveal about Bronze Age life? Discovery of a Bronze Age Village is part of the Reading Planet range of books for Stars (Lime) to Supernova (Red+) band. Children aged 7-11 will be inspired to love reading through the gripping stories and fascinating information books created by top authors. Reading Planet books have been carefully levelled to support children in becoming fluent and confident readers. Each book features useful notes and questions to support reading at home and develop comprehension skills. Reading age: 8-10 years

Christian Sites

Christian Sites

Author: John Malam Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/2019

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.

You Wouldn't Want To Sail in the Spanish Armada!

You Wouldn't Want To Sail in the Spanish Armada!

Author: John Malam Illustrator: David Antram Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2019

May, 1588. You are a sailor in the service of King Philip II of Spain, and your country is about to send `la felicissima armada' (Spanish for `the most fortunate fleet') to invade England, your enemy. The Spanish Armada is a fleet of ships and its mission is to land soldiers on English soil. The invasion will be difficult and as you plot your course, you will soon know if you would - or wouldn't - want to be in the Spanish Armada. The humorous cartoon-style illustrations and the narrative approach placing readers at the centre of the narrative history encourage readers to get emotionally involved with the characters, aiding their understanding of what life would have been like in the Spanish Armada. Informative captions, a complete glossary and an index make this title an ideal introduction to the conventions of non-fiction texts for young readers. Sample fact: `Of the 130 ships that left Lisbon in May, only about 65 limp back to Corunna. About 1,000 Spanish sailors died in the ill-fated mission to conquer England.'

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.

First Man On The Moon 21 July 1969

First Man On The Moon 21 July 1969

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

Age range 9 to 14 The dramatic story of Apollo 11 and its crew that undertook the giant step for Mankind. This highly accessible series explores key dates in history: what happened on the day and the background and consequences of the event. Each title tells the story in a crisp, fast-paced style and colour and black and white photos, map and timeline support the text. The books are perfect quick-read introductions to the dramatic events, and equally useful as high interest / low reading level books.

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.

You Wouldn't Want To Be A Slave In Pompeii!

You Wouldn't Want To Be A Slave In Pompeii!

Author: John Malam Illustrator: David Antram Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2018

It is AD 79 and you are a trusted slave, looking after your master's young son in a quiet and pleasant Roman seaside town. But there's something unusual about the mountain that looms over that town, and your life is about to change forever! The humorous cartoon-style illustrations and the narrative approach encourage readers to get emotionally involved with the characters, aiding their understanding of what life would have been like being a slave in Pompeii. Informative captions, a timeline, map, a complete glossary and an index make this title an ideal introduction to the conventions of non-fiction texts for young readers.

The Story of the First World War for Children (1914-1918) In association with the Imperial War Museum

The Story of the First World War for Children (1914-1918) In association with the Imperial War Museum

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.

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