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Louise Spilsbury - Author

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Books by Louise Spilsbury

Killer Plants

Killer Plants

Author: Louise Spilsbury, Richard Spilsbury Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/09/2020

Plants may seem harmless but some of them have adated to be ruthless predators. Find out how the corkscrew plant traps its prey, how the dodder plant kills the plants around it and how the angel's trumpet hides a deadly secret.

Deserts

Deserts

Author: Louise Spilsbury, Richard Spilsbury Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/09/2020

Deserts cover about one-fifth of Earth's entire land surface. They are some of the harshest and most challenging ecosystems on our planet. Find out about deserts through the use of flowcharts in this fascinating book.

Grasslands

Grasslands

Author: Louise Spilsbury, Richard Spilsbury Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/09/2020

Grasslands are huge and important ecosystems. They cover around 40 per cent of all of the land in the world. Find out about grasslands through the use of flowcharts in this fascinating book.

Deadly Predators

Deadly Predators

Author: Louise Spilsbury, Richard Spilsbury Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/09/2020

Predators have adapted to be ruthless hunters and killers. Find out how a cheetah's paws help it to chase its dinner, how a king cobra ambushes its prey and how a box jellyfish enjoys a feast.

The Ancient Aztecs

The Ancient Aztecs

Author: Louise Spilsbury Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/09/2020

Who were the Ancient Aztecs and how did they live? Using your powers of analysis, work out what primary sources tell us about this ancient civilization.

A Problem Shared: Talking About Bullying

A Problem Shared: Talking About Bullying

Author: Louise Spilsbury Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/08/2020

A positive and proactive book that helps you understand and cope with bullying. There's two sides to every story. In Bullying, you will read two sides to the dilemmas, sticky situations or issues that children sometimes have to face when dealing with others. Encouraging you to put yourself in someone else's shoes to see why they have reacted in a certain way or said certain things will help you to understand why different point of view arise in the first place and why your perspective might cloud your judgement or stop other seeing your point of view. It will help you to find ways to positively and proactively resolve situations, deal with your emotions and maybe even change your mind. Bullying tackles situations including: physical bullying, frenemies, cyberbullying, and when you might be the bully. The book includes top tips for dealing with your emotions and conflict resolution. The A Problem Shared series looks at tricky situations and common problems from two sides. The books encourage the reader to not only speak out, but also to listen to what others have to say. Some of the core values of PSHE are empathy, mindfulness and engaging with debate and this series puts the reader firmly in the middle, allowing them to make up their own mind about the scenarios presented and to question their own initial assumptions or bias. Perfect resources for students of PSHE at Key Stage 2 aged 9+, these books are also useful as opportunities for discussion topics in class or as role play situations. Title in this series are: Bullying Death Mental Health Prejudice Relationships Social Media

A Problem Shared: Talking About Death

A Problem Shared: Talking About Death

Author: Louise Spilsbury Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/08/2020

A positive and proactive book that helps you understand and cope with death. There's two sides to every story. In Death, you will read two sides to the dilemmas, sticky situations or issues that children sometimes have to face at a difficult time in their lives. Encouraging you to put yourself in someone else's shoes to see why they have reacted in a certain way or said certain things will help you to understand why different point of view arise in the first place and why your perspective might cloud your judgement or stop other seeing your point of view. It will help you to find ways to positively and proactively resolve situations, deal with your emotions and maybe even change your mind. Death tackles situations including: the loss of a grandparent, the loss of a sibling, the death of a parent and the death of a friend The book includes top tips for dealing with your emotions and conflict resolution. The A Problem Shared series looks at tricky situations and common problems from two sides. The books encourage the reader to not only speak out, but also to listen to what others have to say. Some of the core values of PSHE are empathy, mindfulness and engaging with debate and this series puts the reader firmly in the middle, allowing them to make up their own mind about the scenarios presented and to question their own initial assumptions or bias. Perfect resources for students of PSHE at Key Stage 2 aged 9+, these books are also useful as opportunities for discussion topics in class or as role play situations. Title in this series are: Bullying Death Mental Health Prejudice Relationships Social Media

Born Survivors

Born Survivors

Author: Louise Spilsbury, Richard Spilsbury Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/08/2020

How do baby animals survive in the wild? They're not as helpless as they look. Find out how polar bear cubs stay warm and how tiny alligator hatchlings travel on their mother's back to stay safe.

Animal Traps and Lairs

Animal Traps and Lairs

Author: Louise Spilsbury, Richard Spilsbury Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/08/2020

Animals engineer lots of tricks and traps to ambush or snare their prey. From shrimps with stun traps to spiders with trapdoors, discover how they make sure they get a tasty meal in even the most difficult situations.

17 Ways to Save the World

17 Ways to Save the World

Author: Louise Spilsbury Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/07/2020

Help the United Nations to save the world! On 25 September 2015, world leaders at the UN adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals. These new Goals, which universally apply to all people, are a call to take action to end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change, while ensuring no one is left behind. For the Goals to be reached, it is not just the actions of governments and businesses that are important - you can help the UN save the world, too! Produced in support of the United Nations, 17 Ways to Save the World is an accessible guide to how you can help the UN achieve their 17 Sustainable Development Goals. As well as charting the global issues identified in the Goals, this book will demonstrate how small lifestyle changes can help in solving the world's biggest issues, empowering you to actively pursue a more sustainable future. This book is the perfect tool for kids aged 9+ looking to make a meaningful difference. Immersive artwork and sensitive text presents serious, worldwide problems in an compassionate manner, encouraging both empathy and action.

Animal Adaptations

Animal Adaptations

Author: Louise Spilsbury, Richard Spilsbury Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/07/2020

How do animals adapt to survive and thrive in the wild? Find out why an elephant has an trunk, how a thorny devil's spines help it get the water it needs and how a pufferfish scares away predators.

Animal Homes and Hang-outs

Animal Homes and Hang-outs

Author: Louise Spilsbury, Richard Spilsbury Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/07/2020

Discover the architects and construction engineers of the animal world! From underground aardvark burrows to giant termite mounds, find out how animals build homes to keep them snug and safe from predators.

Horrors from History Pack A of 6

Horrors from History Pack A of 6

Author: Louise Spilsbury Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/06/2020

Uncover some of the most chilling practices in ancient history. This series explores gruesome ancient history, from rituals and rites to battles and sieges, with a detail that young readers will love! Each book explores an ancient civilization and examines the horrible aspects of its history, from the blood sports of the Romans and the gruesome sacrifices of the Aztecs through to the fearsome war practices of the Vikings and the chilling stories of plots, poisons and deadly graves from ancient China. Prepare to be horrified by history's most horrible horror stories!

The Maya Civilization

The Maya Civilization

Author: Louise Spilsbury Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/06/2020

Uncover some of the most chilling practices of the Maya. This book explores all the gruesome details, from rituals and rites to battles and sieges, with a detail that young readers will love! Prepare to be horrified by the customs and culture of the Maya!

The Viking Invaders

The Viking Invaders

Author: Louise Spilsbury Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/06/2020

Uncover some of the most chilling practices of the Vikings. This book explores all the gruesome details, from rituals and rites to battles and sieges, with a detail that young readers will love! Prepare to be horrified by the customs and culture of the Vikings!

What is Climate Change?

What is Climate Change?

Author: Louise Spilsbury Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/06/2020

Everything you need to know about climate change from the causes to the evidence to the effects and what you can do to help combat it. Climate change is already having dramatic and dangerous effects on life on Earth. But what does climate change really mean? What are people doing that could cause the whole planet to get warmer? How can simply driving a car or eating a burger end up impacting Earth's climate? From fossil fuels and deforestation to car use and cow farts, we uncover the culprits of climate change and work out what can be done to combat it. Scientists, inventors and technicians are coming up with creative solutions to try to reduce the effects of climate change, such as building floating homes, restoring flood plans and conserving water. We show how proactive and inspiring people are taking action around the world from campaigning to making practical changes to their everyday lives, and you can find out what you can do to help too.