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Catherine Barr

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Catherine Barr

  • 4 stars across 21 books
    Catherine is interested in writing nonfiction stories that spark questions and conversation. She is a proud Patron of Reading for a local school, and mother of two teenage girls. Catherine's first book, The Story of Life, was shortlisted for The English Association Picture Book Award. She is currently working on a new series in partnership with the Natural History Museum, the first of which was published in August 2017.
    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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    27th June 2018

    10 Reasons to Love... a Lion

    Lions are incredible creatures! Did you know that they are the only big cat to live in groups? Or that their roar can ... 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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    3rd March 2020

    The Story of Inventions

    The world is brimming full of incredible inventions - but where did it all begin? How did these incredible inventions ... More

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    31st March 2020

    50 Reasons To Love Endangered Animals

    There are so many reasons to love animals: lions have magnificent shaggy manes, penguins go tobogganing on their tummies... 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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    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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    • The Story of Inventions

      The Story of Inventions

      What a fabulous book this is! The illustrations are beautiful and inspiring and really tell the story of how the inventions have evolved and changed l...

    • 10 Reasons to Love... a Lion

      10 Reasons to Love... a Lion

      From the first page, I was learning, so children definitely will be.  Catherine Barr uses some nice language, she describes a ‘fight to the death’ as...

    • 50 Reasons To Love Endangered Animals

      50 Reasons To Love Endangered Animals

      This is a very important educational book to read to kids to get them to understand how precious animals from all different parts of the world are to...