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  • 4 stars across 14 books

    CATHERINE BARR studied Ecology at Leeds University and trained as a journalist. She worked at Greenpeace International for seven years as a wildlife and forestry campaigner and has a long-running interest in environmental issues. While working as an editor at the Natural History Museum, she researched and wrote two major summer exhibitions: Dinosaurs of the Gobi Desert and Myths and Monsters . Her previous books for Frances Lincoln are The Story of Life and Elliot's Arctic Surprise . She lives on a hill near Hay-on-Wye in Herefordshire with her partner and two daughters.

    STEVE WILLIAMS is a biologist with a degree in Marine Biology and Applied Zoology from the University of Wales. His lifelong love of wildlife was further inspired by eight years at sea, after which he trained as a teacher, and now teaches science in a rural comprehensive school in Wales. He is a beekeeper and lives near Hay-on-Wye with his wife and two daughters.

    AMY HUSBAND studied Graphic Art at Liverpool School of Art. Her first picture book, Dear Miss , was winner of the Cambridgeshire Children's Picture Book Award in 2010, and she also wrote and illustrated Dear Santa , in the same series. Amy lives in York with her partner, working in a studio with views of York Minster. The Story of Life is her first book for Frances Lincoln.

    5th October 2017

    The Story of Life: A First Book about Evolution

    At first, nothing lived on Earth. It was a noisy, hot, scary place. Choking gas exploded from volcanoes and oceans o... More

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    1st October 2015

    Elliot's Arctic Surprise

    A great picture story book with an environmental message, developed in conversation with Greenpeace UK. When one littl... More

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    8th March 2018

    Red Alert!: 15 Endangered Animals Fighting to Survive

    Pick a place. Choose a creature. Discover its story and the danger it faces. Then find out how to help it survive. 15 ... More

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    29th March 2017

    The Story of Space

    Before the Big Bang there was NOTHING AT ALL. No galaxies, no space, no light and no sound. Then suddenly, 13.8 bi... More

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    26th July 2017

    10 Reasons to Love a... Turtle

    Turtles are amazing creatures! They go on incredible journeys, have beautiful shells, can hold their breath for hours an... More

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    26th July 2017

    10 Reasons to Love an... Elephant

    Elephants are amazing creatures! They go on incredible migrations, know that granny knows best, can incredibly clever an... More

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    29th September 2017

    Evolution

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    1st September 2011

    Evolution

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    3rd August 2017

    10 Reasons to Love An... Elephant

    Elephants are amazing creatures! They go on incredible migrations, know that granny knows best, can incredibly clever an... More

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    21st February 2018

    10 Reasons to Love a... Whale

    Blue whales are incredible creatures! Did you know they are the largest animal on earth? Or that they sing songs across ... More

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