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Kay Barnham

  • 5 stars across 80 books
    Kay Barnham was born in Barrow-in-Furness, grew up in Carlisle, went to college in Brighton, and lived in Hove for a while, before sailing for Kinsale, Co Cork, popping back to Hove and then moving to the New Forest with her husband and daughter. And never at any point has she lived more than ten miles from the sea. She began working in children`s publishing in 1992. She was an editor first of all, working on illustrated non-fiction and learning fun facts like how long it would take to walk to the moon - nine years - and how to spell palaeontology. Next, she commissioned fiction titles, editing picture books, storybooks and novels. And then she got the chance to write her own books, which she thinks is quite the best job ever. Except possibly being a chocolatier. She writes non-fiction as Kay Barnham. Her specialist subjects include ice-skating, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, lightning, fairies, Roald Dahl, Sir Isaac Newton, Christmas, dolphins, Florence Nightingale and very bad cracker jokes. And chocolate.She also writes fiction as Kay Woodward, including the Skate School series for Usborne and the novels Jane Airhead and Wuthering Hearts for Andersen Press. Altogether, she`s written about a hundred books. Her favourite colour is navy blue. Her favourite chocolate is 85% cocoa solids.
    25th August 2016

    Inspirational Lives: Nelson Mandela

    The series focuses on the people who inspire children today. Each book looks at the background, life and achievements ... More

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    11th May 2017

    Look and Wonder: The Great Big Water Cycle Adventure

    Dive into the great big water cycle story! The same water has been falling as raindrops for billions of years. It trav... More

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    25th October 2012

    Laugh Out Loud: The Silly Safari Joke Book

    This series features themed joke books for children. From animals to outer space, the fun books have every joke you will... More

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    10th November 2016

    Barmy Biogs: Crackpot Kings, Queens & other Daft Royals

    Discover all about the fascinating lives of some of the most unusual, quirky and eccentric characters in world history... More

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    13th February 2014

    Truth or Busted: The Fact or Fiction Behind Shakespeare

    Truth or Busted's Shakespeare title explores popular myths and legends about the world's greatest playwright in a tong... More

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    2nd January 2014

    Truth or Busted: The Fact or Fiction Behind Survival Skills

    Truth or Busted: Survival Skills takes popular notions and ideas about how to survive in urban and wilderness envi... More

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    24th October 2013

    Want to Know Your Idol?: Olly Murs

    Want to know more about Olly Murs and test your super-fan status? Then this is the book for you. Including loads of ph... More

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    22nd August 2013

    Want to Know Your Idol?: One Direction

    Want to know more about your favourite pop and film stars? Read on! Want to Know Your Idol? is a fascinating, in-d... More

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    9th October 2014

    Could a Robot Make My Dinner?: And other questions about Technology

    Could a robot make my dinner? Why do we need rockets to go into space? Why don't cranes fall over? This book takes a fun... More

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    9th October 2014

    Could I Sit on a Cloud?: And other questions about Science

    Could I sit on a cloud? Could anyone live on the moon? Can I make my own rainbow? This book takes a fun look at science ... More

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