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Brita Granstrom

  • 5 stars across 73 books
    Mick Manning (Author, Illustrator) Mick Manning (born in Yorkshire, England, 1959) and Brita Granstrom (born in Eskilstuna, Sweden, 1969) work together as a team sharing the illustration and text. They have been producing award-winning non-fiction picture books for almost twenty years. They show that the best non-fiction for children can be scholarly, albeit with a light touch, and can have some of the imagination-stretching qualities of fiction. They are well known for their exciting performances involving readings and live drawing using overhead camera projection (often involving participation from members of the audience) all mixed with an audio-visual presentation. They appear on a regular basis at major UK book festival venues such as Bath, Cheltenham and Edinburgh International Book Festival. They have appeared at The Royal Society Science Festival and have celebrated The Big Draw at various venues including The Imperial War Museum. They have worked closely to support libraries and schools, performing voluntarily to school classes in the UK and Sweden and have also attended the American Library Conference and visited US schools. Many of Manning & Granstrom's books are translated into a number of languages, including Chinese, German, Greek, Danish, Japanese, Norwegian, Swedish and Slovakian. For the last 12 years Mick & Brita have created, written and illustrated a monthly 5-page gentle pre-school series called 'Max and Kate' for the critically acclaimed US children's magazine Ladybug. http://www.mickandbrita.com Selection of Franklin Watts books: The World Is Full of Babies! (Smarties Silver Award Winner); What's under the Bed? (TES Award Winner); Wash, Scrub, and Brush (English Association Award KS1 Winner); Stone Age, Bone Age and many other Wonderwise titles; How Did I Begin? (Rhone Poulenc Science prize winner); How Should I Behave?; Seaside Scientist; My Body Book; My Uncle's Dunkirk; Charlie's War Illustrated (English Association Award KS2 Winner); The Story of Britain; The Brontes - Children of the Moors. Brita Granstrom (Illustrator) Mick Manning (born in Yorkshire, England, 1959) and Brita Granstrom (born in Eskilstuna, Sweden, 1969) work together as a team sharing the illustration and text. They have been producing award-winning non-fiction picture books for almost twenty years. They show that the best non-fiction for children can be scholarly, albeit with a light touch, and can have some of the imagination-stretching qualities of fiction. They are well known for their exciting performances involving readings and live drawing using overhead camera projection (often involving participation from members of the audience) all mixed with an audio-visual presentation. They appear on a regular basis at major UK book festival venues such as Bath, Cheltenham and Edinburgh International Book Festival. They have appeared at The Royal Society Science Festival and have celebrated The Big Draw at various venues including The Imperial War Museum. They have worked closely to support libraries and schools, performing voluntarily to school classes in the UK and Sweden and have also attended the American Library Conference and visited US schools. Many of Manning & Granstrom's books are translated into a number of languages, including Chinese, German, Greek, Danish, Japanese, Norwegian, Swedish and Slovakian. For the last 12 years Mick & Brita have created, written and illustrated a monthly 5-page gentle pre-school series called 'Max and Kate' for the critically acclaimed US children's magazine Ladybug. http://www.mickandbrita.com Selection of Franklin Watts books: The World Is Full of Babies! (Smarties Silver Award Winner); What's under the Bed? (TES Award Winner); Wash, Scrub, and Brush (English Association Award KS1 Winner); Stone Age, Bone Age and many other Wonderwise titles; How Did I Begin? (Rhone Poulenc Science prize winner); How Should I Behave?; Seaside Scientist; My Body Book; My Uncle's Dunkirk; Charlie's War Illustrated (English Association Award KS2 Winner); The Story of Britain; The Brontes - Children of the Moors.
    15th May 2014

    Wonderwise: Wash, Scrub, Brush: A book about keeping clean

    How often do you wash your hands? When did you last scrub your nails? And did you brush your hair this morning? Keepin... More

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    14th August 2014

    Wonderwise: Wild and Free: A book about animals in danger

    Imagine a world without tigers roaring and prowling in the dead of night, a world without rhinos gallumphing along the... More

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    25th March 2004

    Yum Yum: A book about food chains

    'Wonderwise' is a well-written, illustrated series designed to introduce children to key topics and concepts in an enter... More

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    26th August 2014

    Wonderwise: Yum Yum: A book about food chains

    Yum Yum! is a book about munching, scrunching and slurping - in fact it's a book about eating. It's also about bei... More

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    31st August 2010

    My Body

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    2nd April 2003

    Nature

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    1st October 2010

    The Story of Britain

    A definitive history of Britain which tells the story of two islands, Britain and Ireland, and all the people, Scottish,... More

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    2nd May 2011

    Fire in the Sky

    Three bears; one incredible journey to the ends of the Earth. The remarkable follow-up series to the New York Times best... More

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    1st June 2015

    Nature Ranger

    Explore the natural world with more than 30, fun, hands-on activitiesLook around and delve into nature and discover the ... More

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    14th July 2009

    Top Secret

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