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Kay Barnham

  • 5 stars across 95 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.
    11th May 2017

    Look and Wonder: A Stroll Through the Seasons

    Take a stroll through the seasons! From bright spring blossoms to colourful autumn leaves, follow the wonderful change... More

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    24th May 2018

    Look and Wonder: The Wonderful World of Weather

    Find out about the weather, from clouds and rain to snow and sleet and fog and hail. How does weather work and how doe... More

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    13th August 2015

    History VIPs: Mary Anning

    'She sells sea shells on the sea shore' - and she really did! This rhyme is thought to have been written about Mary Anni... More

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    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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    24th May 2018

    Look and Wonder: The Awesome Night Sky

    Look up into the night sky and learn all about constellations, shooting stars and satellites. This beautifully illu... 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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    24th September 2020

    Look and Wonder: The Awesome Night Sky

    Look up into the night sky and learn all about constellations, shooting stars and satellites. This beautifully ... 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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