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Catherine Barr

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Catherine Barr

  • 4 stars across 22 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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    3rd March 2020

    The Story of Inventions

    This brilliant book introduces 15 of the world's most incredible inventions to children. Using bitesize text and bea... 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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    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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    28th March 2019

    Evolution

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    29th March 2017

    The Story of Space

    This beautiful follow-up to The Story of Life brings to life the story of our universe for younger children. U... 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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      The Story of Inventions

      I read this book to my 2 boys aged 7 and 5. My eldest particularly enjoyed it as the illustrations were very engaging and that facts were in bitesized...

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