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Spectacular Science for 8 Year Olds

Paperback / softback

Main Details

Title Spectacular Science for 8 Year Olds
Authors and Contributors      By (author) Glenn Murphy
Physical Properties
Format:Paperback / softback
Dimensions(mm): Height 197,Width 130
Category/GenreNovember Childrens Books
November Childrens - Non-Fiction
ISBN/Barcode 9781529065299
Children / Juvenile

Publishing Details

Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Macmillan Children's Books
Publication Date 19 August 2021
Publication Country United Kingdom


Could we ever bring dinosaurs back to life? What are atoms made of? How do plants know where to grow? Why are brains all wrinkly? Glenn Murphy, author of Why Is Snot Green? and How Loud Can You Burp?, is back to answer these and a lot of other brilliant questions in this wonderfully funny and fascinating book that covers all of the science, medicine and engineering an 8 year old needs to know. Test your knowledge with quick quizzes and amazing activities. With brilliant illustrations by Al Murphy. With a nod to the the school curriculum, chapters include: Animals, Evolution and Extinction Atoms, Elements and Explosions Plants, Habitat and Climate Energy, Power and Machines Growth, Healing and Disease

Author Biography

Glenn Murphy wrote his first book, Why is Snot Green?, while working at the Science Museum, London. Since then he has written around twenty popular-science titles aimed at kids and teens, including the bestselling How Loud Can You Burp? and Space: The Whole Whizz-Bang Story. His books are read by brainy children, parents and teachers worldwide, and have been translated into Dutch, German, Spanish, Turkish, Finnish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Indonesian. Which is kind of awesome. In 2007 he moved to the United States and began writing full-time, which explains why he now says things like 'kind of awesome'. These days he lives in sunny, leafy North Carolina with his wife Heather, his son Sean, and two unfeasibly large felines. Al Murphy has drawn pictures for lots of people, including the Guardian, the New York magazine and the BBC, but his favourite thing to do is draw for fun while listening to music and eating chocolate.