Susan Akass - Author

About the Author

Susan Akass is the general editor of the `My First' children's series, published by CICO Kidz, as well as the author of My First Science Book and My First Bicycle Book, and the co-author of My First Book of My Body. Susan has wide experience as a primary school teacher in charge of science. She is based in Bath.

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My First Book of My Body Discover How Your Body Works with 35 Fun Projects and Experiments

My First Book of My Body Discover How Your Body Works with 35 Fun Projects and Experiments

Author: Susan Akass, Frances Butcher Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2017

35 step-by-step activities to inform children about the workings of the human body. This fascinating and informative book offers children an amazing insight into how their body works. Susan Akass and Frances Butcher make learning fun with 35 engaging experiments that give a thorough understanding of body systems and anatomy. In Chapter 1, The Senses, activities include finding your blind spot, getting dizzy, and making snot! In Chapter 2, The Control Centre, children get to test their reflexes and memories, and trick their brain with optical illusions. In Chapter 3, Your Skeleton and Muscles, they can investigate their muscles, joints and ligaments. Chapter 4, Fuelling the Machine, explains why teeth are vulnerable to a bad diet and includes how to make a digestive system, including the poop! In Chapter 5, All Systems Go, there's fantastic fake blood, pulse-testing and how to make a simple stethoscope. As well as exciting experiments, children will be informed by the anatomical artworks, mind-boggling facts and invaluable health information throughout.

My First Cook Book 35 Fun and Easy Recipes for Children Aged 7 Years+

My First Cook Book 35 Fun and Easy Recipes for Children Aged 7 Years+

Author: Susan Akass Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2014

Learn how to cook while making fantastic snacks, desserts, and meals. With 35 recipes that you'll love to make and a helpful techniques section, this book will teach you all about cooking, from how to make sandwiches and party snacks, to making simple dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as a range of lip-smacking desserts. Start out with Snacks and Light Meals, where you can make delicious pizza toasts or home-made buttermilk pancakes, as well as nutritious soups and salads. Then try one of the Proper Meals, such as the oven-baked herby burgers, a comforting pea and parmesan risotto, and even roast chicken, which will impress all your friends. Get your fruit fix with the peach and mascarpone dessert, or try the chocolate salami in the Desserts chapter. There are even fun and quick ideas for Party Food, such as mini strawberry cakes and giant cheese straws. Try new foods and make up your own exciting variations on the recipes - with such simple ideas, you can really get creative in the kitchen! Every recipe has step-by-step artworks to guide you, plus a skill level so you can start with quick and easy dishes and move on to more challenging things as you become more confident.

My First Bicycle Book A Fun Guide to Bicycles and Cycling Activities

My First Bicycle Book A Fun Guide to Bicycles and Cycling Activities

Author: Susan Akass Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/06/2013

All the basics are covered, from choosing which kind of bicycle is right for you to all the equipment and clothes you'll need to be comfortable and stay safe. You'll learn about looking after your bicycle - step-by-step instructions will guide you through pumping up tyres, mending a puncture, washing your bicycle and more. Then, why not try some of the great science activities that will help you to understand your bike? Bottle tops and elastic bands can show you how gears work, while a sponge around a rolling pin can explain suspension. Discover games to play with your friends, too - from an obstacle course to slow bike races that will test your braking skills. There are also ideas for fun ways to decorate your bicycle - use the sheet of stickers that come with this book or learn how to decorate your bike basket and make your own handlebar streamers and wheel rattles.

My First Knitting Book 35 Easy and Fun Knitting Projects for Children Aged 7 Years+

My First Knitting Book 35 Easy and Fun Knitting Projects for Children Aged 7 Years+

Author: Susan Akass Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/06/2013

Learn how to knit different stitches and patterns and you'll soon be making all sorts of fun items. Divided into four chapters, the book includes a level of 1, 2, or 3 for every project, and comes with easyto-read instructions and adorable, step-by-step artworks that will guide you along the way. In Accessories you'll find cute little bow hair clips and decorative buttons, a panda hat, fingerless gloves, a keyring charm, and lots more. Warm & Cozy has pretty mouse mittens, an earflap hat, and a cowl. Then you can have a go at Bedroom Essentials, and try making a heart cushion or a caterpillar doorstop for your room. Lastly, Playtime has cute ideas for toys and other pretty things you'll love to make, such as an alien, a rag doll, and a doctor's stethoscope. Finally, the basic techniques section covers every knitting technique you'll need to know, as well as yarns, needles, and stitches.

My First Cupcake Decorating Book 35 Recipes for Decorating Cupcakes, Cookies and Cake Pops for Children Aged 7 Years+

My First Cupcake Decorating Book 35 Recipes for Decorating Cupcakes, Cookies and Cake Pops for Children Aged 7 Years+

Author: Susan Akass Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2012

You'll learn how to make delicious cupcakes, cookies, cake pops and more and transform them into fantastic creations. In Cool Cupcakes, make pink piggy cupcakes, classic butterfly cakes, pretty spotty cupcakes and more. The next chapter, Crazy Cookies, gives you ideas for creating ladybird cookies and pretty star cookies, as well as for gingerbread including gingerbread families, animals and a village. Then have a go at the Brilliant Brownies and Cake Pops from adorable penguin pops to delicious brownie pops and cute brownie owls. Finally, take your pick from the Novelty Cakes, where there are super snowmen, under the sea mini cakes and honey flake crunchies. There are basic recipes so that you can make the cakes in any flavour you want, and a techniques section that will teach you all you ll need to know, such as how to pipe icing and how to make shapes out of marzipan. All the projects are easy to follow with adorable artworks to guide you along the way; plus, each one has a grade so you can start with the easiest and then move on as your decorating skills improve.

My First Sewing Book 35 Easy and Fun Projects for Children Aged 7-11 Years Old

My First Sewing Book 35 Easy and Fun Projects for Children Aged 7-11 Years Old

Author: Susan Akass Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/07/2011

Here are 35 brilliant projects that will help you learn how to sew. If you've never used a needle and thread before, don't worry - start with the Sewing Techniques section, which simply explains how to do every stitch. Then pick something to make from one of the four chapters. In the Toys chapter, you'll find juggling animals, sock monsters and rag dolls, while in Fashion Fun, there are gorgeous bags, hair accessories and more. Next, discover some brilliant Decorations - from hanging felt stars to pretty lavender bags. Finally, Great Gifts is packed with ideas, such as the finger puppet cards, felt egg cosies or the sausage dog draft excluder. All the instructions and cute step-by-step artworks are easy to follow; plus, each project has a grade so that you can start with easy sewing and move onto using more advanced stitches as you get better at it.

My First Science Book Explore the Wonders of Science with This Fun-Filled Guide: Kitchen Chemistry, Fantastic Physics, Backyard Biology

My First Science Book Explore the Wonders of Science with This Fun-Filled Guide: Kitchen Chemistry, Fantastic Physics, Backyard Biology

Author: Susan Akass Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2003

Susan Akass lets you in on some scientific secrets, showing you how to wow and dazzle all of your friends and teachers! The first chapter, Kitchen Chemistry, will teach you how to create some gooey gloop and how to make liquids change colour! It's like magic! The second chapter, Fantastic Physics, will make you the star of your science class. Defeat the laws of gravity and master electrical circuits as you learn how to make water rockets, balloon rockets and even James Bond switches! Lastly, Backyard Biology will have you venturing out into your garden and into parks in search of interesting plants, weird bugs and strange biological reactions. My First Science Book includes loads of projects and experiments that can be done in the home, most of them can be done on your own, and none of them require any specialist equipment. It will have you looking at the world in a whole new way!

Rigby Star Guided: No Ball Games Orange LEvel Pupil Book (Single)

Rigby Star Guided: No Ball Games Orange LEvel Pupil Book (Single)

Author: Susan Akass Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/04/2000

Genre: Modern animal story Learning Objectives: Language Comprehension Strand 7: Explore how particular words are used. Writing Opportunities Strand 9: Make adventurous word choices appropriate to the style of the text (e.g. action verbs).

Rigby Star Guided 2 Orange Level, A Hot Surprise Pupil Book (single)

Rigby Star Guided 2 Orange Level, A Hot Surprise Pupil Book (single)

Author: Susan Akass Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/04/2000

Genre: Realistic story Learning Objectives: Language Comprehension Strand 7: Give some reasons why things happen or characters change. Writing Opportunities Strand 9: Select from different presentational features to suit particular writing purposes (e.g. shopping lists and recipes).

Literacy Edition Storyworlds Stage 4, Once Upon A Time World Stories 4 Pack

Literacy Edition Storyworlds Stage 4, Once Upon A Time World Stories 4 Pack

Author: Susan Akass, Helen Floate Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/04/1996

Part of the Storyworlds series, this pack contains the four Stage Four Once-Upon-a-Time World stories: The Ant and the Dove , The Sun and the Wind , Little Rabbit and Town Mouse and Country Mouse . Each stage of Storyworlds provides a carefully structured introduction of words and language. The different worlds ensure that these are introduced and practised in a variety of contexts. Stages Four, Five and Six adopt a broadening structure to encourage the move to independent reading. Between 20 and 40 new words are added at each of these three stages, and continued repetition of text helps to maintain the build-up of confidence.

Rigby Star Guided 2 Orange Level, How the Turtle Got His Shell Rigby Star Guided 2 Orange Level, How the Turtle Got His Shell Pupil Book (single) Pupil Book

Rigby Star Guided 2 Orange Level, How the Turtle Got His Shell Rigby Star Guided 2 Orange Level, How the Turtle Got His Shell Pupil Book (single) Pupil Book

Author: Susan Akass Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/05/1970

Genre: 'just so' story Learning Objectives: Language Comprehension Strand 7: Use syntax and context to build their store of vocabulary when reading for meaning. Writing Opportunities Strand 9: Draw on knowledge and experience of texts in deciding how to write (e.g. how to write a 'just-so' style story).

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