Sean Callery - Author

About the Author

Sean Callery was a journalist before he became a primary school teacher. He now combines teaching with writing books for children. He writes both fiction and nonfiction and has a passion for history having published several books on Titanic and the two world wars.

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The Celts Band 14/Ruby

The Celts Band 14/Ruby

Author: Sean Callery Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/01/2019

Travel back in time 2,000 years to when the Iron Age Celtic tribes migrated to Britain. Find out what Britain was like before their arrival, how they set up their communities and what life was like for them as they built and defended their homes, fought, farmed and celebrated their culture. * Ruby/Band 14 books give increasing opportunities for children to develop their skills of inference and deduction.

Space

Space

Author: Sean Callery Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

Only a small percentage of people will visit space in their lifetime, but now you don't have to be an astronaut to see our universe in stunning detail! In Space: The Definitive Visual Catalog, you will be transported to our solar system and galaxies far beyond with the help of incredibly detailed color photographs from NASA and the International Space Station. Full of amazing facts and key information about the planets and stars in our solar system as well as recently discovered galaxies, Space is the only book you'll need to learn everything there is to know about the astounding world beyond our planet.

Life Cycles: Forest

Life Cycles: Forest

Author: Sean Callery Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/07/2018

Discover which creatures are at the top and bottom of three forest food chains, and learn what happens at each stage of their life cycle. At the end of each spread, use the picture clue to guess which forest predator is waiting to pounce! Explore the forests of southern Asia, North America and southern Africa to find out which creatures live there... and which will make a tasty snack! Each book in this essential series reveals the life cycles of ten fascinating living things in a particular habitat. The life cycles link together to create three food chains. At the end of the book is a simple overview of how the three food chains interact to create a food web. With clear text and punchy photographs, this is a captivating introduction to habitats and ecosystems.

Life Cycles: River

Life Cycles: River

Author: Sean Callery Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/07/2018

Discover which creatures are at the top and bottom of three river food chains, and learn what happens at each stage of their life cycle. At the end of each spread, use the picture clue to guess which river predator is waiting to pounce! Explore the rivers of North and South America and Europe to find out which creatures live there... and which will make a tasty snack! Each book in this essential series reveals the life cycles of ten fascinating living things in a particular habitat. The life cycles link together to create three food chains. At the end of the book is a simple overview of how the three food chains interact to create a food web. With clear text and punchy photographs, this is a captivating introduction to habitats and ecosystems.

Life Cycles: Desert

Life Cycles: Desert

Author: Sean Callery Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/07/2018

Discover which creatures are at the top and bottom of three desert food chains, and learn what happens at each stage of their life cycle. At the end of each spread, use the picture clue to guess which desert predator is waiting to pounce! Explore the Kalahari in Africa, the Australian Outback and the Mojave Desert in the US Southwest to find out which creatures live there... and which will make a tasty snack! Each book in this essential series reveals the life cycles of ten fascinating living things in a particular habitat. The life cycles link together to create three food chains. At the end of the book is a simple overview of how the three food chains interact to create a food web. With clear text and punchy photographs, this is a captivating introduction to habitats and ecosystems.

Life Cycles: Mountain

Life Cycles: Mountain

Author: Sean Callery Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/07/2018

Discover which creatures are at the top and bottom of three mountain food chains, and learn what happens at each stage of their life cycle. At the end of each spread, use the picture clue to guess which mountain predator is waiting to pounce! Explore the Andes of South America, the Rockies in North America and the Himalayas of Asia to find out which creatures live there... and which will make a tasty snack! Each book in this essential series reveals the life cycles of ten fascinating living things in a particular habitat. The life cycles link together to create three food chains. At the end of the book is a simple overview of how the three food chains interact to create a food web. With clear text and punchy photographs, this is a captivating introduction to habitats and ecosystems.

Life Cycles: Polar Lands

Life Cycles: Polar Lands

Author: Sean Callery Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/02/2018

Discover which creatures are at the top and bottom of three polar food chains, and learn what happens at each stage of their life cycle. At the end of each spread, use the picture clue to guess which polar predator is waiting to pounce! Explore the Arctic and Antarctic to find out which creatures live there... and which will make a tasty snack! Each book in this essential series reveals the life cycles of eleven fascinating living things in a particular habitat. The life cycles link together to create three food chains. At the end of the book is a simple overview of how the three food chains interact to create a food web. With clear text and punchy photographs, this is a captivating introduction to habitats and ecosystems.

Life Cycles: Ocean

Life Cycles: Ocean

Author: Sean Callery Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/02/2018

Discover which creatures are at the top and bottom of three ocean food chains, and learn what happens at each stage of their life cycle. At the end of each spread, use the picture clue to guess which ocean predator is waiting to pounce! Explore the Indian ocean, Pacific ocean and the Atlantic ocean to find out which creatures live there... and which will make a tasty snack! Each book in this essential series reveals the life cycles of eleven fascinating living things in a particular habitat. The life cycles link together to create three food chains. At the end of the book is a simple overview of how the three food chains interact to create a food web. With clear text and punchy photographs, this is a captivating introduction to habitats and ecosystems.

Life Cycles: Grassland

Life Cycles: Grassland

Author: Sean Callery Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/02/2018

Discover which creatures are at the top and bottom of three grassland food chains, and learn what happens at each stage of their life cycle. At the end of each spread, use the picture clue to guess which grassland predator is waiting to pounce! Explore the African grasslands, the South American pampas and the North American prairies to find out which creatures live there... and which will make a tasty snack! Each book in this essential series reveals the life cycles of eleven fascinating living things in a particular habitat. The life cycles link together to create three food chains. At the end of the book is a simple overview of how the three food chains interact to create a food web. With clear text and punchy photographs, this is a captivating introduction to habitats and ecosystems.

Life Cycles: Rainforest

Life Cycles: Rainforest

Author: Sean Callery Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/02/2018

Discover which creatures are at the top and bottom of three rainforest food chains, and learn what happens at each stage of their life cycle. At the end of each spread, use the picture clue to guess which rainforest predator is waiting to pounce! Explore the rainforests of the Amazon, Borneo and Madagascar to find out which creatures live there... and which will make a tasty snack! Each book in this essential series reveals the life cycles of eleven fascinating living things in a particular habitat. The life cycles link together to create three food chains. At the end of the book is a simple overview of how the three food chains interact to create a food web. With clear text and punchy photographs, this is a captivating introduction to habitats and ecosystems.

The Encyclopedia of Everything

The Encyclopedia of Everything

Author: Sean Callery, Clive Gifford, Mike Goldsmith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/07/2017

This amazing 320-page volume is the perfect guide to everything for children aged seven plus! It is packed with colourful illustrations, step-by-step sequences and the latest photography. From glaciers and galaxies to computers and chromosomes, it's sure to keep children engaged. Arranged thematically into key areas, covering core curriculum subjects, the concise text is clear, accurate and perfectly pitched, making this an unbeatable resource for home and school. Plus, a glossary and index are included along with a list of websites for further learning.

50 Things You Should Know: Titanic

50 Things You Should Know: Titanic

Author: Sean Callery Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/09/2016

From the building of the ship to recovering object's from Titanic's watery grave, the fascinating story of Titanic is explored in detail. The largest ocean liner of her time, Titanic was hailed as the ultimate in luxury travel, with grand dining halls and the latest technology, including an onboard telephone system. She set off on her maiden voyage on 10 April 1912 with more than 2,000 people on board. Just four days later, the ship struck an iceberg off the coast of Canada, and the unthinkable happened: Titanic sank. Find out what caused more than 1,000 people to drown and why the ship was so woefully ill-equipped for such a disaster. Through eyewitness accounts and from evidence found in the wreck, Titanic's fateful voyage has been meticulously pieced together to tell a riveting story of ambition, arrogance and folly.

Dinosaurs in 30 Seconds 30 fascinating topics for dinosaur detectives, explained in half a minute

Dinosaurs in 30 Seconds 30 fascinating topics for dinosaur detectives, explained in half a minute

Author: Sean Callery Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/09/2016

This fresh and exciting book takes young readers on a fascinating journey from the development of the first life forms on the planet to the emergence of the dinosaurs - and their eventual extinction. 30 key topics explore these fascinating creatures, how they evolved, what they ate, their social behaviour, what they looked like, and how we have come to understand them from their fossilized remains. Each topic is presented in a neat 30-second soundbite, supported by a 3-second flash summary and a full-page colourful artwork. Fun active ` missions' support the topics and encourage kids to find out more.

Wildfire

Wildfire

Author: Sean Callery Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/09/2016

Sol tries to fit in with Kyle and his gang but he never seems to get it right. When Sol ends up in a group with them for the summer expedition he is worried about fitting in but it turns out he should have been worried about something else. In the blazing heat, things take a dangerous turn. Can Sol convince anyone to listen to him or will the expedition end in disaster? Bloomsbury High Low books encourage and support reading practice by providing gripping, age-appropriate stories for struggling and reluctant readers, those with dyslexia, or those with English as an additional language. Printed on tinted paper and with a dyslexia friendly font, Wildfire is aimed at readers aged 11+ and has a manageable length (80 pages) and reading age (9+). Produced in association with reading experts at CatchUp, a charity which aims to address underachievement caused by literacy and numeracy difficulties.

Moonwalk

Moonwalk

Author: Sean Callery Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/07/2015

Rugby Focus: The Rugby World Cup 2015

Rugby Focus: The Rugby World Cup 2015

Author: Sean Callery Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/03/2015

Discover the teams and players battling for the ultimate rugby trophy and what it means to be a host nation. Find out about the venues, learn about the tournament's fascinating history and marvel at the exciting events of past competitions. Packed with information on how the tournament works, from the players and coaches to requirements of hosting. Cup Fact boxes give amazing World Cup statistics, One to Watch features identify key players to look out for in the tournament. Exciting pitch-side photographs show top players from around the world in action. A great read for young international and England rugby fans alike as the nation prepares to host this prestigious tournament.

Ice Race

Ice Race

Author: Sean Callery Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2014

Project X Origins: Dark Red+ Book band, Oxford Level 19: Fears and Frights: Nature's Most Deadly?

Project X Origins: Dark Red+ Book band, Oxford Level 19: Fears and Frights: Nature's Most Deadly?

Author: Sean Callery Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/06/2014

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. This non-fiction title Nature's Most Deadly? explores our fascination with dangerous creatures and the risks and humans pose to each other.

Arctic Life Band 04/Blue

Arctic Life Band 04/Blue

Author: Sean Callery Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/09/2013

Who lives in the Arctic? This photographic information book by Sean Callery explores the Arctic and looks at how the animals and people that inhabit this frozen landscape survive there. * Who lives in the Arctic? This photographic information book by Sean Callery explores the Arctic and looks at how the animals and people that inhabit this frozen landscape survive there. * Blue/Band 4 books offer longer, repeated patterns with sequential events and integrated literary and natural language. * Photographs showing how people live in the Arctic on pages 14-15 allow children to recap the information, as well as provide a wealth of speaking and listening opportunities. * Text type: An information book * Curriculum links: Citizenship: Animals and us

BC NF Gold B/2B George Stephenson: The Train Man

BC NF Gold B/2B George Stephenson: The Train Man

Author: Sean Callery Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/05/2013

Part of the Bug Club whole school reading programme for Reception, KS1 and KS2 that transforms young readers into life-long readers. Children are instantly engaged by the characters they know and love and want to read more and more.

BC NF Purple B/2B Pirates: Life at Sea

BC NF Purple B/2B Pirates: Life at Sea

Author: Sean Callery Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/05/2013

Part of the Bug Club whole school reading programme for Reception, KS1 and KS2 that transforms young readers into life-long readers. Children are instantly engaged by the characters they know and love and want to read more and more.

A A Pirate's Life Bug Club Non-fiction Purple B/2C A Pirate's Life 6-pack Non-Fiction Purple B/2c

A A Pirate's Life Bug Club Non-fiction Purple B/2C A Pirate's Life 6-pack Non-Fiction Purple B/2c

Author: Sean Callery Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 22/05/2013

Part of the Bug Club whole school reading programme for Reception KS1 and KS2 that transforms young readers into life-long readers. Children are instantly engaged by the characters they know and love and want to read more and more.

BC NF Turquoise A/1A Welcome to the Circus

BC NF Turquoise A/1A Welcome to the Circus

Author: Sean Callery Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/05/2013

Life Cycles: River

Life Cycles: River

Author: Sean Callery Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/05/2013

Each book in this essential series reveals the life cycles of ten animals in a particular habitat. The life cycles link together to create three food chains. At the end of the book is a simple overview of how the three food chains interact to create a food web. With clear text and punchy photographs, this is a captivating introduction to habitats and ecosystems.

Big Shot

Big Shot

Author: Sean Callery Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/09/2012

Danny's been having a tough time at school. But now his best friend Ash has made it even worse by telling everyone about his ballroom dancing classes. Will Danny and Ash manage to show everyone how good they really are at sports? Or will their risky behaviour get them into big trouble? Highly readable, exciting books that take the struggle out of reading, Wired Connect encourages and supports reading practice by providing gripping, age-appropriate stories for struggling and reluctant readers or those with English as an additional language aged 9+, at a manageable length (64 pages) and reading level (7+). Produced in association with reading experts at CatchUp, a charity which aims to address underachievement caused by literacy and numeracy difficulties.

Life Cycles: Polar Lands

Life Cycles: Polar Lands

Author: Sean Callery Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/07/2012

?Each book in this essential series reveals the life cycles of ten animals in a particular habitat. The life cycles link together to create three food chains. At the end of the book is a simple overview of how the three food chains interact to create a food web. With clear text and punchy photographs, this is a captivating introduction to habitats and ecosystems.

Life Cycles: Ocean

Life Cycles: Ocean

Author: Sean Callery Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/07/2012

Each book in this essential series reveals the life cycles of ten animals in a particular habitat. The life cycles link together to create three food chains. At the end of the book is a simple overview of how the three food chains interact to create a food web. With clear text and punchy photographs, this is a captivating introduction to habitats and ecosystems.

Life Cycles: Rainforest

Life Cycles: Rainforest

Author: Sean Callery Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/07/2012

Each book in this essential series reveals the life cycles of ten animals in a particular habitat. The life cycles link together to create three food chains. At the end of the book is a simple overview of how the three food chains interact to create a food web. With clear text and punchy photographs, this is a captivating introduction to habitats and ecosystems.

BC NF Blue (KS2) B/4A Real Life: Storytellers BC NF Blue (KS2) B/4A Real life: Storytellers NF Blue (KS2) B/4a

BC NF Blue (KS2) B/4A Real Life: Storytellers BC NF Blue (KS2) B/4A Real life: Storytellers NF Blue (KS2) B/4a

Author: Sean Callery Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/05/2012

Schools across the UK are catching the Bug, and now so can kids at home! Bug Club is one of the best-loved reading programmes in primary schools and kids just love reaching for the bookshelves to find their favourite Bug Club book. Here's some of the great things people have been saying about Bug Club: They are so used to TV, DVDs and everything else, that getting them interested in reading is really hard. But Bug Club had children laughing, engaged and begging for more! - Wendy Jenkins, Bangor Central Integrated Primary School Bug Club deserves gushing praise It will help children get the best possible start in their reading journey and enjoy page after page of reading success. - Teach Primary Magazine When the books went home, the response from parents was tremendous. Bug Club has been an inspiration to the whole school family. - Tristran Roberts, Headteacher Ysgol Kingsland, Holyhead

Secrets of Habitats

Secrets of Habitats

Author: Sean Callery Format: eBook Release Date: 10/01/2012

In Secrets of Habitats, you will find out which habitat is biggest, why rain forests are so important, and which wildlife shares our cities.

Secrets of Pollution and Conservation

Secrets of Pollution and Conservation

Author: Sean Callery Format: eBook Release Date: 10/01/2012

In Secrets of Pollution and Conservation, you will find out how human activity has polluted the air, land, and sea, and what steps people are taking to clean up the planet.

The Tour de France Band 18/Pearl

The Tour de France Band 18/Pearl

Author: Sean Callery Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/01/2012

The Tour de France is the most famous cycling race in the world. Find out how it began, what stages are involved and what prizes can be won in this informative book by Sean Callery, filled with fascinating stories and including personal input from Tour de France cyclist Geraint Thomas MBE. * Pearl/Band 18 books offer fluent readers a complex, substantial text with challenging themes to facilitate sustained comprehension, bridging the gap between a reading programme and longer chapter books. * Text type: An information book. * Curriculum links: P.E: Outdoor and adventurous activities.

Treasure Hunt! Age 5-6, average readers

Treasure Hunt! Age 5-6, average readers

Author: Sean Callery Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2011

If you like treasure chests brimming with gold and jewels, you'll love this pirate tale of an amazing treasure hunt adventure! White Wolves Non-fiction is a guided reading scheme which takes a high-interest approach to core geography, history and science topics. It has been created to appeal to children and reflect the range of texts in the real world, from guidebooks to cookbooks. Covering a wide range of topics at different reading levels, these books are ideal for classroom and topic libraries, and for teaching non-fiction literacy skills in a curriculum context. Book band: Orange Ideal for ages: 5+

CodeQuest: Hieroglyphs

CodeQuest: Hieroglyphs

Author: Sean Callery Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/06/2010

A museum houses a splendid statue of a golden cat. It was once part of a pair... so where is its partner? A note inside the display case contains the first in a series of clues, and once it is deciphered, the adventure begins. The story spreads lead the reader from clue to clue, while information spreads form a perfect introduction to understanding Egyptian hieroglyphics.

Wham! Rainforest

Wham! Rainforest

Author: Sean Callery Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/04/2010

From poison dart frogs to jaguars, discover who comes out on top of the Rainforest food chain. Barrington Stoke specialise in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.

Wham! Arctic

Wham! Arctic

Author: Sean Callery Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/04/2010

Polar bears, arctic wolves and seals - the Arctic food chain is full of amazing creatures Barrington Stoke specialise in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.Barrington Stoke specialise in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.

Wham Grasslands

Wham Grasslands

Author: Sean Callery Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/11/2009

Food chains in the grasslands - who eats, and who gets eaten? Barrington Stoke specialise in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.

Wham Undersea

Wham Undersea

Author: Sean Callery Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/11/2009

Food chains under the sea - from plankton to sharks! Barrington Stoke specialise in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.

Victor Wouk The Father of the Hybrid Car

Victor Wouk The Father of the Hybrid Car

Author: Sean Callery Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/10/2009

Extreme Science: Polar Meltdown Life and Death in a Changing World

Extreme Science: Polar Meltdown Life and Death in a Changing World

Author: Sean Callery Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/2009

From Surfing to the Secret Life of Rats, Extreme Science will excite and inspire 8-11 year olds. High-interest topics grab the reader and introduce some key science concepts in an accessible and innovative way. The action-packed pages are designed to motivate struggling and reluctant readers, and a reading age of 7 makes the content super-accessible. Extreme titles are ideal for supporting creative classroom teaching and for spicing up topic libraries.

Extreme Science: Lights Out! Living in 24 Hour Darkness

Extreme Science: Lights Out! Living in 24 Hour Darkness

Author: Sean Callery Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/2009

From Surfing to the Secret Life of Rats, Extreme Science will excite and inspire 8-11 year olds. High-interest topics grab the reader and introduce some key science concepts in an accessible and innovative way. The action-packed pages are designed to motivate struggling and reluctant readers, and a reading age of 7 makes the content super-accessible. Extreme titles are ideal for supporting creative classroom teaching and for spicing up topic libraries.

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