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Sarah Ridley - Author

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Books by Sarah Ridley

In the Snow

In the Snow

Author: Sarah Ridley Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/07/2021

Which baby animals are born in cold, snowy places? What are baby seals called? What sound does a polar bear cub make? Introducing young children to baby animals in a range of habitats, exploring how their parents look after them, and how they learn, grow and thrive. Clear and friendly text, suitable for children aged 5+, is complemented by beautiful photographs of animal babies in their natural environment. Part of the Animal Babies series looking at baby animals on farms, in the oceans and rainforests, and in snowy habitats.

On the Farm

On the Farm

Author: Sarah Ridley Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/07/2021

Which baby animals are born on farms? What is a baby goose called? Which baby animals live in a den? Introducing young children to baby animals in a range of habitats, exploring how their parents look after them, and how they learn, grow and thrive. Clear and friendly text, suitable for children aged 5+, is complemented by beautiful photographs of animal babies in their natural environment. Part of the Animal Babies series looking at baby animals on farms, in the oceans and rainforests, and in snowy habitats.

My Friends

My Friends

Author: Sarah Ridley Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/06/2021

This book is an ideal resource for exploring and discussing friendship relationships, exploring topics such as making friends, falling out, bullying, peer pressure, allyship, changing friendships and much more. Me and My World explores topics that are important to children aged 6 plus as they grow up. The text and illustrations provide lots of talking points and questions help children to relate information to themselves and discover their similarities and differences. In the classroom, the books are great for exploring the topics in the RSE 2020 curriculum. The titles in the series are Being safe, My behaviour, My family, My friends, My growing body and Life online.

Being Safe

Being Safe

Author: Sarah Ridley Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/06/2021

This book is an ideal resource for exploring and discussing safety and includes topics such as stranger danger, staying safe outdoors, keeping your body safe, body privacy and staying safe online. Me and My World explores topics that are important to children aged 6 plus as they grow up. The text and illustrations provide lots of talking points and questions help children to relate information to themselves and discover their similarities and differences. In the classroom, the books are great for exploring the topics in the RSE 2020 curriculum. The titles in the series are Being safe, My behaviour, My family, My friends, My growing body and Life online.

The Insects that Run Our World: The Predators and The Prey

The Insects that Run Our World: The Predators and The Prey

Author: Sarah Ridley Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/04/2021

Perfect for young children studying food chains in their science lessons, or for young minibeast fans, this book explores the importance of insects in food chains, from the tiny flies eaten by fish, birds, bats and amphibians, to the larger insects eaten by bigger animals, such as anteaters and badgers. Insects are an indispensible part of countless food chains. Alongside the simple text, fantastic close-up photographs show the insects at work. The book is part of a series, The Insects that Run Our World, for children aged 6 plus. The titles are: The Pollinators, The Decomposers, The Predators and the Prey and The Helpers and the Pests.The books include information about how insects are threatened by habitat changes and pollution and how we can help them.

The Insects that Run Our World: The Helpers and the Pests

The Insects that Run Our World: The Helpers and the Pests

Author: Sarah Ridley Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/04/2021

Perfect for young children studying living things and their habitats in their science lessons, or for young minibeast fans, this book explores insect helpers and pests. We need insects to survive - for pollination - and many are essential for pest control. But insects can be trouble, spreading disease or eating crops. Then there are the 'useful' insects - that make silk or shellac, or for dyes and wax. Insect design is also an inspiration to inventors and researchers, such as those inspired by the strength of spider webs to unlock other strong materials, or investigate how mealworms are able to eat plastic. Alongside the simple text, fantastic close-up photographs show the insects at work. The book is part of a series, The Insects that Run Our World, for children aged 6 plus. The titles are: The Pollinators, The Decomposers, The Predators and the Prey and The Helpers and the Pests.The books include information about how insects are threatened by habitat changes and pollution and how we can help them.

Seeds to Bread

Seeds to Bread

Author: Sarah Ridley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/02/2021

Bread is an everyday food, but do you know where it come from and how it ends up on the supermarket shelves? Follow the story of a loaf of bread, through wheat farming to the manufacturing process. The simple text in this book, suitable for children aged 5+, is accompanied by large, attractive photographs. For children progressing through Book Bands, it is suitable for reading at level 8: Purple. Where food comes from is a series for young children aged 5+, helping them question where their food comes from. It uncovers the role of farmers and others and begins an exploration of food groups. Children studying science topics including how plants change over time and healthy eating will also find these books useful.

Beans to Chocolate

Beans to Chocolate

Author: Sarah Ridley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/02/2021

Everyone loves chocolate, but do you know where it come from and how it ends up on the supermarket shelves? Follow the story of fair trade chocolate from bean to bar, through the farming process to manufacturing. The simple text in this book, suitable for children aged 5+, is accompanied by large, attractive photographs. For children progressing through Book Bands, it is suitable for reading at level 8: Purple. Where food comes from is a series for young children, helping them question where their food comes from. It uncovers the role of farmers and others and begins an exploration of food groups. Children studying science topics including how plants change over time and healthy eating will also find these books useful.

Bee to Honey

Bee to Honey

Author: Sarah Ridley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/11/2020

Honey is a tasty food, but do you know where it comes from and how it ends up on the supermarket shelves? Follow the story of honey from the worker bees visiting flowers, through what happens in the hive and the collection process to a jar in your cupboard! The simple text in this book, suitable for children aged 5+, is accompanied by large, attractive photographs. Where food comes from is a series for young children, helping them question where their food comes from. It uncovers the role of bee keepers and others and begins an exploration of food groups. Children studying science topics including how plants change over time and healthy eating will also find these books useful.

Where Food Comes From: Blossom to Apple

Where Food Comes From: Blossom to Apple

Author: Sarah Ridley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/11/2020

Apples are a tasty food, but do you know where they come from and how they end up on the supermarket shelves? Follow the story of an apple from the first pink buds on an apple tree, through the farming process to packing houses and eventually to your fruit bowl! The simple text in this book, suitable for children aged 5+, is accompanied by large, attractive photographs. Where food comes from is a series for young children, helping them question where their food comes from. It uncovers the role of farmers and others and begins an exploration of food groups. Children studying science topics including how plants change over time and healthy eating will also find these books useful.

Who Ate the Frog?

Who Ate the Frog?

Author: Sarah Ridley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/08/2020

Explore food chains and food webs in a garden pond! All living things need food to give them energy to live. Plants that make their own food and animals that eat plants or other plant-eating animals are linked together by many different food chains. This book looks at a pond food chain. The text introduces young children to the scientific vocabulary associated with food chains and big, beautiful photographs bring the pond food chain to life. The Follow the Food Chain series helps children aged 6 and up to explore food chains and webs in a range of habitats, from an ocean to a pond and from a rainforest to a desert. Titles in the 4-book series are: Who Ate the Butterfly?, Who Ate the Frog?, Who Ate the Penguin? and Who Ate the Snake?.

Who Ate the Butterfly?

Who Ate the Butterfly?

Author: Sarah Ridley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/08/2020

All living things need food to give them energy to live. Plants that make their own food and animals that eat plants or other plant-eating animals are linked together by many different food chains. This book looks at a food chain in a Central American rainforest. The text introduces young children to the scientific vocabulary associated with food chains and big, beautiful photographs bring the rainforest food chain to life. The Follow the Food Chain series helps children aged 6 and up to explore food chains and webs in a range of habitats, from an ocean to a pond and from a rainforest to a desert. Titles in the 4-book series are: Who Ate the Butterfly?, Who Ate the Frog?, Who Ate the Penguin? and Who Ate the Snake?.

Tell Me What You Remember: Sport

Tell Me What You Remember: Sport

Author: Sarah Ridley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/09/2019

Explore changes in recent history through people's memories, and personal and archive photographs. Many people remember sporting events - whether they were watching them or participating. This book gives young children access to people's memories alongside photographs to help them build up a picture of the past. From sport at school to big sporting events such as the 1966 Football World Cup, young children can explore what has changed and what remains the same. The book is part of the 'Tell me what you remember' series, which explores changes in living memory through photographs and memories. It is a perfect teaching tool for KS1 or for children up to aged 5+. Titles include Clothes, Family Life, Food, Pastime and Toys, School and Sport.

Tell Me What You Remember: Clothes

Tell Me What You Remember: Clothes

Author: Sarah Ridley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/09/2019

Explore changes in recent history through people's memories, and personal and archive photographs. Fashions changes all the time but what we wore can tell us a lot about the times we lived in. From clothes rationing, making do and mending to 1990s fashion, this book gives young children access to people's memories alongside photographs to help them build up a picture of the past. This book is part of the 'Tell me what you remember' series, which explores changes in living memory through photographs and anecdotes. It is a perfect teaching tool for KS1 or for children up to age 7.

Remembering the Fallen of the First World War

Remembering the Fallen of the First World War

Author: Sarah Ridley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/08/2019

REMEMBERING THE FALLEN OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR takes a fascinating and detailed look at how servicemen killed during the First World War were commemorated. Beginning during the war itself, the book investigates the options available at the time - repatriation and normal burial were intially considered, but the sheer number of the dead precluded this, so cemeteries close to the battlefields became the only realistic option. The book chronicles the work of Sir Fabian Ware and the Imperial (now Commonwealth) War Graves Commission in setting up permanent and beautifully maintained cemeteries after the war as well as local war memorials, plaques in churches, books of remembrance and so forth. The book also includes poetry written and artwork created to honour the fallen, and offers advice on how young readers can find their ancestors' war graves. A must-have book on World War One for ages 11 and up.

Tell Me What You Remember: Food

Tell Me What You Remember: Food

Author: Sarah Ridley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/07/2019

Explore changes in recent history through people's memories, and personal and archive photographs. Everyone has memories of the food they ate they had when they were growing up. This book gives young children access to people's memories alongside photographs to help them build up a picture of the past. From family meals to wartime rationing young children can explore what has changed and what remains the same. The book is part of the 'Tell me what you remember' series, which explores changes in living memory through photographs and memories. It is a perfect teaching tool for KS1 or for children up to age 7.