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Isabel Thomas

  • 5 stars across 320 books
    Isabel Thomas studied Human Sciences at Oxford University before working in the wonderful world of children's publishing. She has written dozens of books for children and teenagers, and is a trained literacy tutor. Isabel lives in Cambridge, UK, with her husband and three rambunctious sons.


    Publication Date


    13th October 2022

    The Bedtime Book of Impossible Questions

    ***A Guardian Best Children's Book of 2022*** "Top-notch nonfiction from a profoundly accomplished author, it's... More

    (14 reviews)
    1st October 2020

    Fox: A Circle of Life Story

    *WINNER of the 2023 AAAS/Subaru SB&F prize for Excellence in Science Books* 'This is the perfect book for talking to ch... More

    (13 reviews)
    29th July 2021

    One Million Insects

    'A fascinating welcome to the wonderful world of insects' - LoveReading4Kids 'Fun, inspiring, and well researc... More

    (10 reviews)
    21st April 2016

    23 Ways ECO

    The perfect book for budding conservationists and eco warriors! The book is packed full of step-by-step projects for cra... More

    (7 reviews)
    10th August 2017

    First Day at Skeleton School

    Listen ... can you hear it? There's a creepy noise ... 'Welcome!' smiles Mr Bones. 'Meet the spooky girls ... More

    (7 reviews)
    3rd November 2016

    What On Earth?: Water

    Explore, create and investigate Wind and Water. Learn about these elements through exper... More

    (6 reviews)
    9th May 2013


    Each book in the "Dealing with Feeling..." series looks at a different emotion commonly experienced by young children. T... More

    (2 reviews)
    19th May 2016

    Self-Destructing Science: Space

    Shortlisted for the ASE Book of the Year Award 2017. Warning: this book will self-destruct! Packed full of fun and exci... More

    (2 reviews)
    28th January 2016

    Animal Strength and Combat Sports

    Who would win the Olympic gold medals if all the competitors were animals? Each book in the series covers a different ty... More

    (2 reviews)
    4th June 2018

    Marie Curie: Little Guides to Great Lives

    Marie Curie was a brilliant scientist who coined the term 'radioactivity', discovered polonium and radium, and helped de... More

    (2 reviews)
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    Series by
    Isabel Thomas

    What on Earth?

    Dealing with Feeling...



    Little Guides to Great Lives

    Walker Stories

    Read and Learn: Start with Art

    Solar System

    City Safari

    Read Me!: Extreme Animals

    Collins Big Cat

    Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks

    Collins Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds

    An Adventurer's Guide

    Oxford Reading Tree Word Sparks

    Inside My Body

    Early Years:

    Junior Lifeguards

    Energy Sources


    Fairy Tales Today

    Start With Art

    Raintree Fusion: Physical Processes and Materials

    Wow Facts (Gold)

    Animals Head to Head

    Pets' Guides

    Young Explorer: Pets' Guides

    Art Smart

    Read and Experiment

    Pet Projects

    Future Power,Future Energy

    Science Issues

    The Boxcar Children Mysteries

    Read and Learn: Dealing with Feeling...

    Read Me: Horrible Habitats

    A Children's Book about Emotions

    Astronaut Travel Guides

    Read and Learn: City Safari

    Sci-Hi: Science Issues

    Extreme Animals

    Read and Learn: Action Art

    Project X CODE Extra

    Bug Club

    Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops inFact

    Project X Origins

    Rising Stars Reading Planet

    Oxford Reading Tree inFact

    Project X Origins Graphic Texts

    Animal Rivals

    Engage Literacy Dark Blue

    Action Art

    Real World Data

    Read with Oxford

    Oxford Reading Tree Explore with Biff, Chip and Kipper

    Magma for Laurence King

    Collins Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds - Age 7+

    Big Cat Phonics for Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised

    Oxford Reading Tree: Floppy's Phonics Decoding Practice

    Hero Academy Non-fiction

    Essential Letters and Sounds: Essential Phonic Readers

    Mind Mappers

    Big Cat for Little Wandle Fluency