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Emma Young - Author

About the Author

Emma Young is a writer on science and technology for children and is Australian editor for the New Scientist magazine. Her first two children’s books, The Astronaut's Survival Guide and The Spy's Survival Guide were published by Penguin. She is also the author of the Storm. series. Emma lives in Sheffield.

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Reading Planet - How to Build an Eco-House - Gold: Galaxy

Reading Planet - How to Build an Eco-House - Gold: Galaxy

Author: Emma Young Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/08/2020

Eco-homes are houses that are environmentally friendly with features that reduce their carbon footprint - for example, by using solar panels to heat water and provide heating. Maybe this book will inspire you to live more sustainably and even build your own eco-home in the future! How to Build an Eco-Home 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

Here Lie the Secrets

Here Lie the Secrets

Author: Emma Young Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/06/2020

Mia's best friend Holly died when they were thirteen. But years later, Holly still hasn't left her. Spending the summer in New York, Mia is hoping to escape the visions of Holly that haunt her life at home. There she meets Rav, a parapsychology student, who convinces her to take part in a study into why some people see ghosts. Soon she is caught up in the investigation of Halcyon House, which is reputed to be haunted by a poltergeist. As Mia confronts her fears, what she learns about the house and herself will change her life forever. A tense psychological thriller for fans of ONE OF US IS LYING, A GOOD GIRL'S GUIDE TO MURDER and THIS LIE WILL KILL YOU.

Contemporary Feminism and Women's Short Stories

Contemporary Feminism and Women's Short Stories

Author: Emma Young Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/08/2019

This book offers a wide-ranging survey of contemporary women's short stories and introduces a new way of theorising feminism in the genre through the concept of 'the moment'.

Reading Planet - Eco-Inventions - White: Galaxy

Reading Planet - Eco-Inventions - White: Galaxy

Author: Emma Young Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/04/2019

From powering villages with clean energy, to cleaning up the oceans, eco-inventions are helping us to save the planet. In this book, children can discover how these inspirational inventions and the people that made them, have made a difference to the world. Eco-Inventions 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

Follow Your Dreams

Follow Your Dreams

Author: Emma Young Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

A celebration of talent, friendship and girl power. Want to know why Maddie Ziegler thinks it's so important to be yourself, how Millie Bobby Brown follows her dreams each and every day or where Nia Sioux gets her self-confidence from? FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS is the perfect guide to the lives of your fave influencers from around the world. Packed with profiles, quizzes and fill-in fun, be inspired by these amazing girls and discover their top tips for achieving your own dreams.

STORM: The Infinity Code

STORM: The Infinity Code

Author: Emma Young Format: eBook Release Date: 12/06/2018

STORMis a gadget-packed, high-adrenaline adventurea middlegrade spy audiobook sure to leave readers white-knuckled and breathless. It's also the name of the ambitious organization formed by the story's three brainiac kids: Will, the loner, inventive genius, and creator of cutting-edge gadgets. Andrew, the software whiz-kid, millionaire, and fashion disaster. Gaia, the brilliant and mysterious teen chemist, fluent in French, Italian, Mandarin, and blowing stuff up. Will first scoffs at STORM's grand plans to combat global strife. But when the group uncovers a plot to create a deadly revolutionary weapon, the three race from England to Russia, determined not only to find and dismantle the weapon, but to confront the psychopathic scientist behind it all.

Contemporary Feminism and Women's Short Stories

Contemporary Feminism and Women's Short Stories

Author: Emma Young Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/02/2018

New reading of contemporary feminisms and the short storyThe short story has received renewed attention and notable popular acclaim in the twenty-first century. This book offers a wide-ranging survey of contemporary women's short stories and introduces a new way of theorising feminism in the genre through the concept of 'the moment'. By considering the prominent themes of motherhood, marriage, domesticity, sexuality, masculinity and femininity, this work engages with a spectrum of issues that are central to feminism today and, in the process, offers insightful new readings of the contemporary short story. Readers will find new perspectives on both canonical as well as lesser-discussed contemporary writers, including Kate Atkinson, Nicola Barker, A.S. Byatt, Aminatta Forna, Victoria Hislop, Jackie Kay, Andrea Levy, Hilary Mantel, Kate Mosse, Michele Roberts, Ali Smith, Zadie Smith and Rose Tremain. While serving as a comprehensive introduction to the central themes of feminist politics, the study shows what makes the short story a desirable literary vehicle for creatively and critically contributing to feminist debates.Key FeaturesOffers a new way of approaching and theorising feminism and the short story through the concept of 'the moment'Establishes an important field of literary study which will further extant criticism on both the short story and contemporary women's writingProvides new perspectives on both canonical and lesser-discussed contemporary writers including Kate Atkinson, Nicola Barker, Aminatta Forna, Sarah Hall, Jackie Kay, Kate Mosse, Michele Roberts, Helen Simpson, Ali Smith, Zadie Smith and Rose TremainProvides a comprehensive introduction to some of the central themes of feminist politics

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