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Charlotte Guillain writes fiction and non-fiction for children including the George's Amazing Adventures series, as featured on CBeebies Bedtime Stories. Her non-fiction picture book The Street Beneath My Feet was shortlisted for the UKLA Book Awards and selected by the Guardian as one of fifteen 'modern classics'.
March 2021 Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month February 2021 | A wonderful introduction to how a modern place somewhere in the UK will have been created over the centuries, this beautiful picture book cleverly records the history of a place as it would look from the perspective of an oak tree. Oaks are famous for the exceptional number of years that they live and their permanence makes an interesting contrast to how frequently humans change the landscape. “I first was an acorn, so tiny and round,/I fell from a branch and sank into the ground./ Then as I grew up, I turned into a tree…/ over hundreds of years! So, what did I see?” Taken together, the simple rhyming text matched by beautiful and carefully detailed illustrations offer a delightful history lesson. The book ends with a useful timeline: "What was happening in the world while the oak tree grew?". It comes right up to the present with the spreading of the Covid-19 virus!
Describes the Silk Road, including its location, geography, and use as a trade route.
Cindy Ella's new stepmother and step siblings are very, very lazy. Cindy Ella has to clear up everything, even broken toys. But Cindy Ella is an inventor and makes these broken toys into new inventions. And she thinks her new invention, some incredible techno-slippers, will make her the star of the toy factory ball...
Learn all about what makes great literary non-fiction. This book looks at what it is, examples in the real world, how to use and enjoy it, and how you can write your own.
Learn all about the types on non-fiction writing. This series looks at the the features of different types, how to use them and enjoy them, examples in the real world, as well as how to write your own engaging, effective pieces.
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