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Richard Spilsbury

Richard Spilsbury

  • 5 stars across 410 books
Richard Spilsbury has worked in educational publishing for more than 20 years and has written on a variety of subjects, from climate change and food and farming to art history and design.


Publication Date


1st March 2018


Patrick is a boy out of his time. He has been thrown forward 300 years into the future, and he must find a way home to s... MoreShadows

(1 review) Review
8th May 2014

Animals in Danger in Australia

This book introduces readers to a range of endangered animals found in Australia. Readers learn basic facts about each a... MoreAnimals in Danger in Australia

(1 review) Review
8th November 2012

Ways into Technology: Playground Rides

A fun, friendly and accessible introduction to technology. The book includes simple activities to bring basic technologi... MoreWays into Technology: Playground Rides

(1 review) Review
9th February 2017

Earth's Natural Biomes: Tundra

Supporting the geography curriculum for KS2, this beautiful book gives readers core information about tundra biomes - wh... MoreEarth's Natural Biomes: Tundra

(1 review) Review
11th April 2017

Earth's Natural Biomes: Deserts

Supporting the geography curriculum for KS2, this beautiful book gives readers core information about desert biomes - wh... MoreEarth's Natural Biomes: Deserts

(1 review) Review
25th August 2017

Fossil Hunters

Amazing creatures have roamed our planet for millions of years. Many species from long ago have since become extinct. Ho... MoreFossil Hunters

(1 review) Review
3rd September 2015

Violent Volcanoes

Where in the world can you: Find red-hot volcanic rocks the size of cars? Visit geysers that could boil you ... MoreViolent Volcanoes

(0 reviews) Review
1st June 2009

Classifying Fish

This series investigates how and why we group animals. Each book focuses on a particular class, looking at the key chara... MoreClassifying Fish

(0 reviews) Review
13th February 2014

Primary Source Detectives Pack A of 6

This series looks at groups of people, often ordinary people, who did historically significant things, and how we know a... MorePrimary Source Detectives Pack A of 6

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Series by
Richard Spilsbury

Early Level 1 Fiction Set B

Animals in Danger

Ways into Technology

Earth's Natural Biomes

Engage Literacy Dark Blue

Horrible Geography

Classifying Living Things

Primary Source Detectives

Science Adventures

Look Inside

Infosearch: Iconic Designs

Iconic Designs

Let's Discuss Energy Resources

Titans of Business

I'm Good at

Sci-Hi: Sci-HI

Forensic Science

At Home in the Biome

Countries Around the World

Hero Journals

Tales of Invention

Raintree Perspectives: Technology at Work

Mind Webs

White Wolves Non Fiction

Exploring Sound

Read and Learn: Nature Walks

I'm In the Band

Nature Walks

WIldlife Wonders

Stories Behind the Art

Global Industries Uncovered

Zoom in on

Solve That Crime!

Oceans of the World

Feel The Force

Young Explorer: Look Inside

Raintree Perspectives: What is Art?

Explorer S.

Raintree Freestyle: Time Travel Guides

Infosearch: Essential Life Science

Infosearch: Essential Physical Science

Anatomy of an Investigation

Essential Life Science

Hot Topics

Design and Engineering

Your Body for Life

The Impact of Environmentalism

Weird & Wonderful S.

Opposing Viewpoints

Disasters Up Close

Ways into Geography

Living Processes

Raintree Fusion: Geography

InfoSearch: Building Blocks of Matter

InfoSearch: Awesome Forces of Nature

Raintree Freestyle Express: Time Travel Guides

InfoSearch: Let's Rock

Essential Physical Science

Ancient Civilizations

Green Science Genius

Why Science Matters

Step-up Science

First Discovery/Art S.

Light All Around Us

Infosearch: Animals in Groups

Exploring Light

Art Off the Wall

The Web of Life

Awesome Forces of Nature

Young Explorer: World of Plants

Big Picture

Development or Destruction?

Start-up Connections

Headline Issues

Water Science S.

Crazy House

Young Oxford Library of Science

Nature Basics

Current Controversies

Animals in Groups

Visual Reference Library

Tertiary Level Biology

Flowchart Science

What Was it Like in the Past?

Our Local Area

Raintree Fusion: History

Raintree Perspectives: Exploring Sound

Human Body Systems

Natural Disasters

Raintree Perspectives: World Cultures

Exploring the Human Body

Earth Science

InfoSearch: Learning Musical Instruments

Engineered by Nature

Life Views S.

Flowchart Science: The Human Body

Wonders of the Earth S.

Early Level 2 Non-Fiction Set A


Exploring Environments

Wild Habitats of the British Isles

National Geographic Readers

Can the Earth Cope?

Raintree Perspectives: Exploring Light

Earth Rocks

Nature Unleashed

Life Science Stories

Incredible Robots

Engage Literacy Dark Red

Great Scientific Theories

Young Explorer: Save Our Animals!

Raintree Fusion: Life Processes and Living Things

World Cultures

Research It!

Energy Debate

Food & Farming

InfoSearch: Scientists at Work

Young Explorer: Wild World

InfoSearch: The Human Machine

InfoSearch: You Can Save the Planet

Art On the Wall

Animal Groups

Fantastic Forces

Animals under threat

The Life of Plants

Planet Under Pressure

InfoSearch: Fantastic Forces

Wild Britain

Discover Countries

Start Up Art & Design S.

Scientists at work

Start-Up Design and Technology S.

Adventures in Steam

A+ Books:

Flowchart Science: Habitats and Ecosystems

Time Travel Guides

Learning Musical Instruments

Save Our Animals!

World of Plants

Engage Literacy: Engage Literacy Purple