Alice James joined Usborne after working in primary schools for a while. She absolutely loves science, and over the years has lived with chimps, spent a month in the rainforest, studied Biology at Oxford University, and grown 200 carnivorous plants (not necessarily in that order). Whilst at Usborne Alice has worked on books on all kinds of science topics, from space to energy to the periodic table.
Coding and computing are subjects normally difficult to make
entertaining, so the authors have cleverly turned them into
narratives, making the topics engaging with these little stories
you can just dip in and out of. They're the perfect size, too, so
you really feel like returning again and again. * Royal Society
Prize Judge *
There is enough in it to build a lesson a day for almost an entire school year and that doesn't include the offshoot investigations that would take you off on a tangent! I can envisage those eight-year-olds of 30 years ago pouring over it! * Barbara Braxton, Librarian *