Books due out later in 2017 include Killer Dinosaurs explaining many new discoveries and the science behind them, animal diaries written by Barn Owl and Honeybee, and a global look at the geography, wildlife and human impacts on Oceans and Seas.
Recent releases include two of my biggest books ever, the immense Medicine: The Definitive lllustrated History (DK) and the infographic spectacular BODY: The Graphic Book of Us (Aurum). Also child-friendly titles on great discoveries in space and the world of dinosaurs, plus more. Spring titles included two further books in the KS1/2 Journey Through...Nature, Weather with eminent illustrator John Haslam (QED), plus 100 Things You Should Know: Butterflies and Moths and 1,000 Facts: The Earth (Miles Kelly).
VISITS AND APPEARANCES
School visits and other workshops have been revamped to include the above new titles, with many new ideas and projects. Of course old favourites remain, including nature and animals, core sciences such as light, sound, electricity and materials, space, the Earth and much more. Bookings now being taken for Summer and Autumn Terms 2017.
World Book Day 2017 was busy, fun and enjoyable. From a school near Norwich:
"Thank you for a fabulous day. I had positive feedback from all teachers, they enjoyed how interactive it was and the sessions were very relevant."
In the past year I have been pleased to open new/refurbished school libraries and visit about 20 schools.
"The visit was a great success and has shown staff ways in which we could use author visits to inspire reading and writing in the future … Steve's assembly chat engaged all of the children in the school … They still talk about the visit."
"We thoroughly enjoyed your visit and I received lots of positive feedback so THANK YOU!"
More than a dozen new titles published in the past couple of years range from the utterly charming KS1/2 Journey Through...Space, Human Body with eminent illustrator John Haslam (QED), also three interactive titles being Factivity: Travel Through the Amazing World of Wild Animals (Parragon), Dino Bites (Priddy) and Project Dinosaur (Mile Kelly), in addition Predator Wars (Ticktock) and the six-title The Story of Space (Watts), to the massive KS4/adult multi-author tome The Whole Story: Evolution with TV presenter and writer Professor Alice Roberts, and the similarly huge multi-author Wildlife of the World (DK).
The DK title Kill or Cure entered the New York Times Top 10 Bestsellers in 2014. Great news. Later it also won the British Medical Association Book Award for Public Understanding of Science. Also great news!
Science Crazy title (QED) won the Information Book Award 2013 from the School Library Association. Also Fizzing Physics won the Hampshire Information Book Award.