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Sarah Ridley - Author

About the Author

Born in Suffolk, Sarah Ridley lives on the Suffolk/Essex border and is a writer and editor of educational books for children and young people. Recently, a life-long interest in history has led her to write books about the First World War, inspired by reading letters written by soldiers who served in the conflict. Brothers at War tells the story of uncovering the material held in her own family's archives. Dear Jelly sets letters written by soldier brothers to their younger sisters at its core. Teenage children keep Sarah busy when she isn't tied to her computer, and she relaxes by walking along river estuaries close to her home.

Featured books by Sarah Ridley

Suffragettes and the Fight for the Vote

Suffragettes and the Fight for the Vote

7+ readers 9+ readers

Author: Sarah Ridley Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/01/2019

Beginning by looking at the role of women in the 19th Century and ending with the continuing struggle for equal rights for women in all parts of society, this is an essential read for young people aged 10 plus to understand the history of the women's movement on suffrage. It includes the suffragists' campaign.The book is published ahead of 2018 - a landmark year that marks the centenary of the Representation of the People Act. This finally gave the vote to some women for the first time (women over 30, who owned property) and also gave the vote to all men (up until then, only about two-thirds of men had the vote). The Houses of Parliament are celebrating this centenary with their 'Vote 100' project. 2018 will also be the 90th anniversary of women gaining full voting equality with men in 1928.

Other books by Sarah Ridley

In the Animal Kingdom: Invertebrates Have No Backbone

In the Animal Kingdom: Invertebrates Have No Backbone

Author: Sarah Ridley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/11/2021

This book explores what makes an animal an invertebrate - how their characteristics are different from other groups of animals. It shows many examples of different types of invertebrate in their natural environment. The simple text, suitable for children aged 5+, is accompanied by large, attractive photographs. For children progressing through book bands it is suitable for reading at level 8: Purple. This book is part of the 'In the Animal Kingdom' series which explores the classification of animals. Why not look for them all: Amphibians Live on Land and Water; Birds Have Feathers; Fish Live in Water; Reptiles Have Scaly Skin; Invertebrates Have No Backbone; Mammals Have Hair.

In the Animal Kingdom: Birds Have Feathers

In the Animal Kingdom: Birds Have Feathers

Author: Sarah Ridley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/11/2021

This book explores what makes an animal a bird - how their characteristics are different from other groups of animals. It shows many examples of different types of birds in their natural environment. The simple text, suitable for children aged 5+, is accompanied by large, attractive photographs. For children progressing through book bands it is suitable for reading at band 8: Purple. This book is part of the 'In the Animal Kingdom' series which explores the classification of animals. Why not look for them all: Amphibians Live on Land and Water; Birds Have Feathers; Fish Live in Water; Reptiles Have Scaly Skin; Invertebrates Have No Backbone; Mammals Have Hair.

The Insects that Run Our World: The Pollinators

The Insects that Run Our World: The Pollinators

Author: Sarah Ridley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/11/2021

Perfect for young children studying living things and their habitats in their science lessons, or for young minibeast fans, this book explores the importance of pollinating insects. Pollinating insects allow countless wild and cultivated plants to make fruit and seeds. Bees, of course, are featured, but also wasps, the tiny flies that pollinate the cacao tree flowers, hoverflies, beetles, butterflies and more. Alongside the simple text, fantastic close-up photographs show the insects at work. The book is part of a series, The Insects that Run Our World, for children aged 6 plus. The titles are: The Pollinators, The Decomposers, The Predators and the Prey and The Helpers and the Pests.The books include information about how insects are threatened by habitat changes and pollution and how we can help them.

The Insects that Run Our World: The Decomposers

The Insects that Run Our World: The Decomposers

Author: Sarah Ridley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/11/2021

Perfect for young children studying living things and their habitats in their science lessons, or for young minibeast fans, this book explores the importance of insect decomposers such as the beetles that munch on dead trees, breaking them down and returning nutrients to the soil. It also looks at the flies that lay eggs on dead animals or food waste and whose grubs clean up these dead things to recycle their nutrients and clean up the planet. Then there are ants, collecting up crumbs of food to take back to their nests and the dung beetles that deal with - dung. Alongside the simple text, fantastic close-up photographs show the insects at work. The book is part of a series, The Insects that Run Our World, for children aged 6 plus. The titles are: The Pollinators, The Decomposers, The Predators and the Prey and The Helpers and the Pests.The books include information about how insects are threatened by habitat changes and pollution and how we can help them.

In the Animal Kingdom: Mammals Have Hair

In the Animal Kingdom: Mammals Have Hair

Author: Sarah Ridley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/10/2021

This book explores what makes an animal a mammal - how their characteristics are different from other groups of animals. It shows many examples of different types of mammals in their natural environment. The simple text, suitable for children aged 5+, is accompanied by large, attractive photographs. For children progressing through book bands it is suitable for reading at band 8: Purple. This book is part of the 'In the Animal Kingdom' series which explores the classification of animals. Why not look for them all: Amphibians Live on Land and Water; Birds Have Feathers; Fish Live in Water; Reptiles Have Scaly Skin; Invertebrates Have No Backbone; Mammals Have Hair.

In the Animal Kingdom: Reptiles Have Scaly Skin

In the Animal Kingdom: Reptiles Have Scaly Skin

Author: Sarah Ridley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/10/2021

This book explores what makes an animal a reptile - how their characteristics are different from other groups of animals. It shows many examples of different types of reptiles in their natural environment. The simple text, suitable for children aged 5+, is accompanied by large, attractive photographs. For children progressing through book bands it is suitable for reading at level 8: Purple. This book is part of the 'In the Animal Kingdom' series which explores the classification of animals. Why not look for them all: Amphibians Live on Land and Water; Birds Have Feathers; Fish Live in Water; Reptiles Have Scaly Skin; Invertebrates Have No Backbone; Mammals Have Hair.

Fair Trade First

Fair Trade First

Author: Sarah Ridley Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/10/2021

Fair Trade First explores what fair trade is, how it helps people and why we should all support it It looks at fair trade products, from bananas to footballs, and where and how they are made, bringing the processes to life with carefully selected case studies and quotes from farmers and producers who have been helped by the Fairtrade Foundation. As a topic, it ties in with themes that really resonate today, such as conscious consumerism, product sustainability and climate change. The book also contains practical suggestions for how readers can help support fair trade initiatives, as well as some fun recipes to try at home. The text has been reviewed by the Fairtrade Foundation, and they have also supplied many of the images used in the book. Perfect reading for children aged 9 and up. Contents What is fair trade? A Fairtrade story: chocolate A Fairtrade story: bananas A Fairtrade story: coffee A Fairtrade story: tea A Fairtrade story: sugar A Fairtrade story: cotton More Fairtrade products Supporting Fairtrade Questions and answers Glossary and further information Index

Animal Babies: In the Ocean

Animal Babies: In the Ocean

Author: Sarah Ridley Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/08/2021

Which baby animals are born in the ocean? What are baby eels called? What sound does a dolphin calf make? This book introduces young children to baby animals in ocean habitats, exploring how their parents look after them, and how they learn, grow and thrive. Clear and friendly text, suitable for children aged 5+, is complemented by beautiful photographs of animal babies in their natural environment. Part of the Animal Babies series looking at baby animals on farms, in the oceans and rainforests, and in snowy habitats.

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