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Charlotte Guillain lives in Oxfordshire, UK. She writes fiction and non-fiction for children, including the picture book Spaghetti with the Yeti, which was shortlisted for Oscar's First Book Prize 2014 and has featured in CBeebies Bedtime Stories.
Reading Planet KS2 - Level 7: Saturn/Blue-Red band | Get ready to explore the world of William Shakespeare! Your guide is Kit, one of Shakespeare's oldest friends. He will show you around the famous Globe Theatre in London, and tell you the story of the man behind the plays, from his early childhood and his schooldays, to the incredible legacy of his writing. You'll also get to act out some scenes from his best-known plays, including Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream and Macbeth! Read on, and you'll discover why Shakespeare is considered to be one of the greatest writers ever.
This is a perfect book for anyone who likes gazing up into the skies above our head and wondering … A foldout, concertina poster format allows readers to soar billions of kilometres above earth and explore our solar system; floating 380,000 kilometres up is the moon, a bit lower are astronauts and cosmonauts working hard on the International Space Station. Beneath the Karman Line, the imaginary line that marks the start of space, the skies are just as busy with man-made machines and birds flying on their journeys. It’s endlessly fascinating, Yuval Zommer’s bold, bright illustrations are full of action, storks and spaceships, meteoroids and window cleaners equally beautifully represented while Charlotte Guillain’s enthusiasm for her subjects is infectious. Eye-opening, mind-expanding!
Shortlisted for the UKLA 2018 Book Award | Detailed, ingenious and graphically beautiful this information book opens, as the best do, with an invitation to young readers to stop and wonder as they’re asked to think about what is going on beneath their feet. No ordinary book but a fold-out poster in book form, opening out the pages reveals a huge vertical panorama that takes us down through the different layers and right into the very core of the Earth. Friendly but information-rich text explains the features of the different layers, from the pipes and wires that support our civilisation to old bones, underground rivers, coal mines. The reverse side of the poster takes up back up through the magma, then seams of minerals, limestone, fossils and finally back into the light, this time countryside rather than city street. This beautiful book will expand readers’ knowledge and understanding and inspire them to think more about our planet.
Sleeping Beauty has been cursed to sleep until a prince kisses her. There are no princes in sight, but there is a frog in the palace garden. Can he help?
Little Red Riding Hood is lost in the woods. She thinks she's found her grandma's house, but why is there three of everything inside?
Delve into literature and discover the different genres in fiction. Using engaging examples from past and present, this book explains clearly what is meant by the different genres, then prompts children to write their own pieces!
Delve into literature and discover exactly what a short story is. What makes a great short story? How are characters important? What is a setting? Using great examples from past and present, this book explains clearly what is meant by a short story, then prompts children to write their own!
Delve into literature and discover exactly what a poem is. What makes a great poem? How does rhyme work? What is a shape poem? Can poems be funny? Using great examples from past and present, this book explains clearly what is meant by poetry, then prompts children to write their own!
Delve into the world of the graphic novel. What makes a great graphic novel? How are characters important? What is a setting? What comes first: text or pictures? Using great examples from past and present, this book explains clearly what is meant by a graphic novel, then prompts children to create their own!
Delve into literature and discover exactly what a novel is. What makes a great novel? How are characters important? What is a setting? Using great examples from past and present, this book explains clearly what is meant by a novel, then prompts children to write their own!
What are myths and legends? How can you write plays that make myths and legends come to life? How can you turn a story full of famous characters into a fresh and exciting production?
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