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Isabel Thomas

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Isabel Thomas is a science writer and children's author. She has written more than 140 books for young people and has been shortlisted for the ASE Science Book of the Year, the Royal Society Young People's Book Prize and the Blue Peter Book Awards. Isabel also writes for children's science magazines Whizz Pop Bang! and The Week Junior.

Isabel read Human Sciences at the University of Oxford and trained as a journalist. She runs creative workshops for schools and festivals, blending science and the arts, and is a STEM Ambassador and primary school governor.


Alice B. McGinty

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Alice B. McGinty is the award-winning author of over 40 books for children.
Her most recent picture book biography, Darwin (2009, Houghton Mifflin, illustrated by Mary Azarian) was named a 2010 Orbis Pictus Honor Book and was on Booklist's 2009 Top Ten Biographies for Youth. Her other publications include, Eliza's Kindergarten Pet (2010, Marshall Cavendish, illustrated by Nancy Speir) , Eliza's Kindergarten Surprise (2007, Marshall Cavendish) , Thank You, World (2007, Dial Books, illustrated by Wendy Anderson Halperin) , Ten Little Lambs (2002, Dial Books, illustrated by Melissa Sweet) , and nonfiction...