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WHAT ON EARTH? Making the real world more amazing than anything you can make up! What on Earth Publishing has developed a range of amazing timeline books that excite and intrigue curious children about the greatest stories ever told – the incredible history of our planet, life and people from the beginning of time to the present day! What on Earth Books take children on a 13.7-billion-year journey from the Big Bang to the present day. They are jam-packed full of illustrations and facts about the birth of our planet, from the first sea creatures to venture on to land, early humans, to the rise and fall of the Roman Empire, Isaac Newton’s discovery of gravity to Britain’s dramatic decision to leave the European Union, and everything in between! Our books cover six giant themes: Big History, Nature, Sports, Science, Shakespeare and British History.


CHRISTOPHER LLOYD Historian Christopher Lloyd graduated with a double-first-class degree in history from Cambridge University. Christopher then became Science Correspondent with the Sunday Times newspaper in London. Now he is a best-selling author of more than 15 books on world history including What on Earth Happened? The Complete Story of the Planet, Life and People from the Big Bang to the Present Day (Bloomsbury) and the series of What on Earth? Timelines. He is in great demand giving talks at festivals and schools.

ANDY FORSHAW Illustrator Andy Forshaw graduated with a BA in graphic design and illustration from London’s Central St. Martins College. In 2010, Andy and Christopher teamed up to found What on Earth Publishing with a view to establishing new ways of making big history accessible to all ages. Andy has since individually created more than 5,000 illustrations that are featured in the range of What on Earth? Timelines. When not illustrating, Andy can be found exploring the countryside on his bike.

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WHAT ON EARTH? WALLBOOKS What is a Wallbook? What on Earth Publishing has created a range of six giant timeline narratives, featuring thousands of hand-drawn illustrations, historical captions and facts. These have been developed in partnership with prestigious institutions such as the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum, the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and the National Trust. Taking inspiration from the Bayeux Tapestry, created nearly 1,000 years ago, each story plays out along a 2-metre timeline that takes children, parents and teachers on an exhilarating visual journey through time. There are SIX TITLES to choose from:

BIG HISTORY, NATURE, SPORTS, SCIENCE, SHAKESPEARE & BRITISH HISTORY

EACH WALLBOOK FEATURES: 1. A 2m-long fold-out detachable timeline wallchart with more than 1,000 pictures and captions 2. A pocket timeline magnifier

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IMAGINE TAKING a trip through the history of everything from the beginning of the universe to the present day. Hundreds of illustrations and facts capture every key moment, including the age of the dinosaurs, the rise and fall of empires and historical figures who have shaped our world.

Age: 6–14 years Price: £12.99 ISBN: 978-0-9932847-8-6 Format: Hardback Extent: 18 pages, 8-page timeline Dimensions: 360 x 270mm Published: February 2017

Includes The Wallbook Chronicle, an 18-page newspaper packed with stories, letters, a crossword and a 50-question quiz!

Covering both natural history and the history of human civilisation, readers can easily compare what was happening across each of the world’s continents at any given moment in time.


EXPLORE LIFE ON EARTH with the most visually stunning timeline of evolution ever created, stretching back 4 billion years to the first signs of life in the seas.

Age: 6–14 years

Then witness the emergence of multicellular life, the colonisation of the land, the reign of dinosaurs, mass extinctions, the migration of mammals and finally, the story of humanity from the first two-legged hominids to a world populated by more than 7 billion people today.

Price: ÂŁ12.99 ISBN: 978-0-9932847-9-3 Format: Hardback Extent: 18 pages, 8-page timeline Dimensions: 360 x 270mm Published: February 2017 Created in partnership with experts at:

Includes The Wallbook Chronicle, an 18-page newspaper packed with stories, letters, a crossword and a 50-question quiz!

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TAKE A TRIP back in time more than 2,500 years to the first ever Olympic Games, then journey through the origins and histories of all the major sports, champions and world record holders from around the world.

Age: 6–14 years Price: £12.99 ISBN: 978-0-9954820-0-5 Format: Hardback Extent: 18 pages, 8-page timeline Dimensions: 360 x 270mm Published: February 2017

Includes The Wallbook Chronicle, an 18-page newspaper packed with stories, letters, a crossword and a 50-question quiz!

Hundreds of pictures and captions tell the story of more than a hundred different sports, including fighting, swimming, racing and ball games, making this wallbook a unique history of sport.


WITNESS HOW people have changed the world with their hands and brains over more than 10,000 years from the Stone Ages to the present day.

Age: 6–14 years

Unfold this unique history of science and engineering which tells the story of the world’s greatest scientists and inventors. Travel from ancient China to the Middle East and from the enlightenment of Europe to modern America to see how science has shaped our world.

Price: £12.99 ISBN: 978-0-9954820-1-2 Format: Hardback Extent: 18 pages, 8-page timeline Dimensions: 360 x 270mm Published: February 2017 Created in partnership with experts at:

Includes The Wallbook Chronicle, an 18-page newspaper packed with stories, letters, a crossword and a 50-question quiz!

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WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S plays are presented as never before, with all 38 masterpieces performed in front of you on a timeline set in the iconic Globe Theatre. Spot the ghosts, hunt for the murderers, discover the poison and revel in Elizabethan romance as each play unfolds with a plot summary, key quotes and characters.

Age: 6–14 years Price: £12.99 ISBN: 978-0-9954820-2-9 Format: Hardback Extent: 18 pages, 8-page timeline Dimensions: 360 x 270mm Published: February 2017

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Includes The Wallbook Chronicle, an 18-page newspaper packed with stories, letters, a crossword and a 50-question quiz!

The timeline features essential moments in Shakespeare’s life, providing a unique visual narrative context to the works of the world’s favourite bard.


EXPLORE BRITISH HISTORY as it unfolds, revealing the kings and queens, famous battles, the heroes of science, art and culture as well as iconic national buildings and monuments, all of which have shaped the history of our islands and created the country we live in today. The wallbook tells the story of Britain from the formation of the Giant’s Causeway 60 million years ago to Boudicca, the defeat of the Spanish Armada, victory in World War II, to Britain’s dramatic vote to exit from the European Union. Age: 6–14 years Price: £12.99 ISBN: 978-0-9930199-2-0 Format: Hardback Extent: 18 pages, 8-page timeline Dimensions: 360 x 270mm Published: February 2017 Created in partnership with experts at:

Includes The Wallbook Chronicle, an 18-page newspaper packed with stories, letters, a crossword and a 50-question quiz!

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THE TIMELINE COLLECTION, containing all six illustrated timeline wallbooks, is perfect for curious people aged 6 to 106. This is an encyclopaedia of knowledge through timelines unlike anything ever produced before in a beautiful hard-bound box set. Age: 6–14 years | Price: £59.95 | ISBN: 978-0-9954820-5-0 Format: Hardback | Dimensions: 370 x 270 x 70mm Published: February 2017


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Reads like a book All the timelines can be enjoyed as conventional books. The Collection contains all six topics in the series - Big History, Nature, Sports, Science, Shakespeare and British History.

The Wallbook Chronicle Together, the six wallbooks contain more than 150 chronological non-fiction stories written in the style of a newspaper to make the past accessible and exciting to present-day readers.

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ACTIVITY BOOK THE TIMELINE ACTIVITY BOOK is an engaging guide for teachers and parents to use with children aged between 6 and 14. It contains a series of open-ended creative learning activities that complement the six What on Earth? Wallbooks covering Big History, Nature, Sports, Science, Shakespeare and British History. The cross-curricular exercises were designed to support children in developing a range of key skills such as sequencing, chronology, visualisation, art, critical thinking, numeracy, literacy and communication. The Timeline Activity Book encourages children and adults alike to step back and connect the dots of the past together. Age: 6–14 years | Price: £6.99 | ISBN: 978-0-9955766-3-6 Format: Paperback | Extent: 48 pages Dimensions: 275 x 215mm | Published: Summer 2017

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The Timeline Activity Book contains fun activities for teachers and parents extending the use of the set of six timeline wallbooks and posterbooks, to help unlock a love of learning in children!


1600 – Galileo Galilei, a Renaissance scholar from Pisa, Italy, discovers the principle of pendulums and the law on the behaviour of moving bodies, contradicting the views of Aristotle that had been held for almost 2,000 years. Legend says he drops objects from the Tower of Pisa to prove that all objects fall at the same rate

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WHAT ON EARTH? STICKERBOOKS What is a Stickerbook? What on Earth? Stickerbooks cover the same six themes as the wallbooks but they contain simplified timelines that engage young children (aged 3–7) in historic narrative stories by challenging them to complete the story using more than 100 stickers. The stickerbooks unfold to reveal a giant 1.7m-long timeline that can be spread out on a table or across the floor. Children construct the story by selecting a sticker and sticking it in the right spot – a great activity for the family to do together, unlocking much discussion along the way!

Each sticker is accompanied by a name or caption to give more details about the creature, person, place or event. When finished, children can write their name on the nameplate, carefully tear off the timeline along the perforated edge and fix to their bedroom wall. There are SIX TITLES to choose from:

BIG HISTORY, NATURE, SPORTS, SCIENCE, SHAKESPEARE & BRITISH HISTORY

EACH STICKERBOOK INCLUDES: 1. A beautifully illustrated and colourful timeline filled with key moments from the past 2. Around 100 stickers to stick on the timeline 3. A 1.7-metre timeline which can be folded out and displayed on a wall 4. A poster of a key historical event or species for colouring in. 17


Construct the epic story of the entire history of the world from the Big Bang to the present day! Find the right place for each of the 100 historical stickers of famous people, extinct animals and historic events that are part of the history of the world. Age: 3–7 years | Price: £6.99 | ISBN: 978-0-9929249-8-0 Format: Paperback | Extent: 10 pages, 8-page timeline Dimensions: 295 x 220mm | Published: October 2014

The fascinating story of life on Earth starting 4 billion years ago with the tiniest living thing, a bacteria, all the way to human beings today. Create a glorious life on Earth timeline using over 100 stickers of animals past and present from the prehistoric age of the dinosaurs to the age of the humans. Developed in partnership with the Natural History Museum. Age: 3–7 years | Price: £6.99 | ISBN: 978-0-9565936-8-9 Format: Paperback | Extent: 10 pages, 8-page timeline Dimensions: 295 x 220mm | Published: October 2014

Make your own stickerbook version of the story of sport, unfold the timeline attached to the inside back cover and stick more than 100 stickers in the right places! Discover all about the amazing story of sport from the first Olympics in 776 BC to London 2012. Age: 3–7 years | Price: £6.99 | ISBN: 978-0-9929249-7-3 Format: Paperback | Extent: 10 pages, 8-page timeline Dimensions: 295 x 220mm | Published: October 2014


Create the amazing story of science and engineering from the Stone Ages to now, including the world’s best-known scientists and inventions. Children make their own stickerbook timeline using images of famous scientists, great inventions and engineering triumphs. Developed in partnership with the Science Museum. Age: 3–7 years | Price: £6.99 | ISBN: 978-0-9565936-9-6 Format: Paperback | Extent: 10 pages, 8-page timeline Dimensions: 295 x 220mm | Published: October 2014

Fairies, witches, princes and princesses are all part of the wonderful world of William Shakespeare, the most famous playwright in the history of the world. Match the play with the character to create a unique stickerbook timeline featuring all 38 of Shakespeare’s plays. Developed in partnership with the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. Age: 3–7 years | Price: £6.99 | ISBN: 978-0-9929249-1-1 Format: Paperback | Extent: 10 pages, 8-page timeline Dimensions: 295 x 220mm | Published: October 2014

Build the dramatic story of Britain from the dinosaurs to the present day. When was Stonehenge built? Who invaded England in 1066? Where does Henry VIII fit in on the timeline? Find out with more than 100 amazing moments in British history, each one accompanied by a short easy-to-read caption. Developed in partnership with the National Trust. Age: 3–7 years | Price: £6.99 | ISBN: 978-0-9930199-4-4 Format: Paperback | Extent: 10 pages, 8-page timeline Dimensions: 295 x 220mm | Published: October 2014

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WHAT ON EARTH? POSTERBOOKS What is a Posterbook? These fully laminated giant 3-metre long timelines make stunning and absorbing wall displays. These robust posterbook timelines are ideal for busy classrooms, hallways and libraries as well as children’s bedrooms at home. They make a fantastic point of reference for school projects and in-class activities and include events covered in the National Curriculum KS 2 & 3 stages.

EACH POSTERBOOK INCLUDES: 1. A laminated 3-metre long timeline 2. Hundreds of facts, captions and illustrations covering significant moments in history

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3. Supporting teachers’ activity pack available for free. Download from whatonearthbooks.com

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The Big History Posterbook is an exhilarating journey through the past to the present, with more than 1,000 pictures and captions that tell the story of our planet, life and people from the Big Bang to the rise and fall of civilisations to our modern world. Age: 6–14 years | Price: £25.00 | ISBN: 978-0-9929249-2-8 Format: Laminated | Extent: 8-page timeline Unfold the History of the Universe—from the Big Bang to the Present Day!

Dimensions: 530 x 380mm | Published: October 2010

A unique illustrated journey through the 4-billion-year story of life on Earth through more than 1,000 species, from the earliest bacteria in the seas, the age of the dinosaurs to the emergence of modern humans. Published in partnership with the Natural History Museum. Age: 6–14 years | Price: £25.00 | ISBN: 978-0-9929249-3-5 Format: Laminated | Extent: 8-page timeline Unfold the Story of Nature—from the Dawn of Life to the Present Day!

Dimensions: 530 x 380mm | Published: October 2011

A fully illustrated timeline of more than 100 different sports from the first Greek Olympics in 776 BC to London 2012. From gladiator fights to football, tug-of-war to Formula One, the timeline covers a huge range of contact, racing and ball sports. A Hall of Fame at the top highlights the greatest sportsmen, women and animals over the last 2,000 years. Age: 6–14 years | Price: £25.00 | ISBN: 978-0-9929249-4-2 Unfold the Story of Sport—from the Ancient Olympics to the Present Day!

Format: Laminated | Extent: 8-page timeline Dimensions: 530 x 380mm | Published: October 2012


A 10,000-year timeline linking together the entire spectrum of scientific achievement from maths, physics, chemistry and biology to medicine, agriculture, inventions, transport and aeronautics. With 1,000 inventions over 10,000 years this is a fantastic display of scientific advancement. Developed in partnership with the Science Museum. Age: 6–14 years | Price: £25.00 | ISBN: 978-0-9929249-5-9 Format: Laminated | Extent: 8-page timeline Unfold the Story of Inventions—from the Stone Age to the Present Day!

Dimensions: 530 x 380mm | Published: October 2013

The complete plays of William Shakespeare illustrated on a timeline set in the Globe Theatre. The main plot of each play is told through three dramatic moments, each one beautifully illustrated and surrounded by quotations from the plays themselves. Published in partnership with the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. Age: 6–14 years | Price: £25.00 | ISBN: 978-0-9929249-6-6 Format: Laminated | Extent: 8-page timeline Unfold the Complete Plays of Shakespeare—One Theater, Thirty-eight Dramas!

Dimensions: 530 x 380mm | Published: October 2014

Explore British History as you have never seen it before. The story of the kings and queens, famous battles, the heroes of science, art and culture, as well as iconic national buildings and monuments, all of which have shaped the history of our islands from the age of the dinosaurs to the present day. Developed in conjunction with the National Trust. Age: 6–14 years | Price: £25.00 | ISBN: 978-0-9930199-3-7 Format: Laminated | Extent: 8-page timeline Dimensions: 530 x 380mm | Published: October 2016

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WHAT ON EARTH? SERIES What is the Explorer Series? What on Earth Publishing is proud to announce a new series of timeline books aimed at children aged between 7 and 11 years old. This series is being developed in partnership with a range of prestigious institutions, beginning with four Nature Explorer titles to be published during 2017–18 in association with the Natural History Museum. Explorer Timelines investigate individual themes within the topics of history, nature, science, sports and literature. Our first FOUR titles uncover the amazing stories of

DINOSAURS, INSECTS, PLANTS & MAMMALS

EACH TITLE INCLUDES: 1. A 1.8-metre evolutionary timeline featuring more than 100 species that can be read like a book or folded and stuck on a wall to make a uniquely detailed and fascinating wallchart 2. A fun-to read 36-page illustrated explorer’s journal, written by Eagle Eye in which he answers key questions about the living things featured on the fold-out timelines 3. A multiple-choice quiz and fun facts section.

We are also inviting all young readers to join our Eagle-Eyed Explorer Club – and to join our explorer, Eagle Eye, on his amazing adventures through time!

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DINOSAUR Unfold an epic 1.8m-long timeline featuring 100 dinosaurs from their first appearance about 230 million years ago through to their living descendants, the birds, today. Then join our explorer, Eagle Eye, on his quest to find out as much as possible about these amazing creatures in his fascinating journal. Find out why the dinosaurs were so successful, who discovered the first dinosaurs, what killed off the land-based dinosaurs 65 million years ago and where you can find the best dinosaur remains today! Age: 7–11 years | Price: £8.99 | ISBN: 978-0-9932847-7-9 Format: Hardback | Extent: 36 pages, 8-page timeline Dimensions: 245 x 245 | Published: October 2017

Includes Eagle Eye’s 36-page journal in which he answers key questions about the dinosaurs featured on the fold-out timeline.


INSECT Journey through this detailed 1.8m-long timeline featuring more than 100 insects from their first appearance about 345 million years ago through to the busy bees of today. Then join our explorer, Eagle Eye as he discovers giant millipedes two metres long, an ancient dragonfly the size of an eagle and a spider one metre wide! His fascinating journal will keep budding entomologists endlessly enthralled. Age: 7–11 years | Price: £8.99 | ISBN: 978-0-9955766-0-5 Format: Hardback | Extent: 36 pages, 8-page timeline Dimensions: 240 x 240 | Published: October 2017

PLANT From the earliest known bushes and trees that emerged more than 300 million years ago to pampas grasses, rice and wheat, see how more than 100 plants have transformed the planet, life and people as displayed on a stunning 1.8m-long timeline. Then join Eagle Eye in his amazing plant explorer’s journal that answers all the key questions about how plants have shaped and reshaped our ecosystem today. Age: 7–11 years | Price: £8.99 | ISBN: 978-0-9955766-1-2 Format: Hardback | Extent: 36 pages, 8-page timeline Dimensions: 240 x 240 | Published: February 2018

MAMMAL The magnificent world of mammals include the largest animals on the planet, such as the great whales, as well as some of the most intelligent species alive, such as elephants, dogs, cats and humans. But what makes mammals so amazingly adaptable? Find out about humans’ closest living relatives using the detailed 1.8m-long timeline featuring more than 100 mammal species, and then join our epic explorer Eagle Eye as he journals his findings about mammals in a notebook of amazing discoveries. Age: 7–11 years | Price: £8.99 | ISBN: 978-0-9955766-2-9 Format: Hardback | Extent: 36 pages, 8-page timeline Dimensions: 240 x 240 | Published: May 2018

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OTHER BOOKS WHAT ON EARTH HAPPENED?

FROM THE BIG BANG TO THE PRESENT DAY How old is the universe? What happened to the dinosaurs? Are humans superior to other living things? Christopher Lloyd’s unique big history epic covers 13.7 billion years in a single, sweeping narrative. Drawing on disciplines ranging from astrophysics to zoology, What on Earth Happened? presents the whole history of our planet, and shows how life, the universe and everything are connected. Price: £20.00 ISBN: 978-1-4088348-3-1 Format: Paperback Pages: 416 Dimensions: 248 x 194 x 30mm (Bloomsbury) Published: September 2012

WHAT ON EARTH HAPPENED? ...IN BRIEF

An abridged version of the original classic that takes you on a roller-coaster ride through everything from the beginning of time to the present day. In this thrill-ride across millennia and continents, the complete history of the planet comes to life: from the Earth’s fiery birth to its near-obliteration in the triassic period, and from the first signs of human life to the tentative future of a world with a burgeoning population and a global-warming crisis. Price: £9.99 ISBN: 978-1-4088021-6-8 Format: Paperback Pages: 328 Dimensions: 200 x 130 x 29mm (Bloomsbury) Published: June 2009


THE STORY OF THE WORLD IN 100 SPECIES Why have creatures evolved as they are? Which species are most successful? Where do humans fit in? Join Christopher Lloyd on an exhilarating journey, from the birth of life to the present day, as he seeks answers to these fundamental questions through the extraordinary stories of 100 of the most successful species ever to have lived. Price: ÂŁ20.00 ISBN: 978-14088763-8-1 Format: Paperback Pages: 416 Dimensions: 248 x 190 x 35mm (Bloomsbury) Published: February 2016

THE MAGNA CARTA CHRONICLE The Magna Carta Chronicle charts the fight for freedoms from the sealing of Magna Carta by King John in 1215 to the present day. It includes more than 40 newspaper articles, a 2m-long fold-out timeline wallchart, a crossword, a 50-question multiple-choice quiz and a souvenir copy and guide to the Magna Carta itself. Designed as a the ultimate souvenir guide for young people on the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta in 2015, The Magna Carta Chronicle contains more than 100 beautifully hand-drawn illustrations. The combination of newspaper articles, timeline and quiz provides a highly accessible way for young and not-soyoung people to explore the amazing stories of how freedoms and liberties have been won over the centuries. It also highlights how fragile many of them are today. Price: ÂŁ8.99 ISBN: 978-0-9930199-1-3 Format: Paperback Pages: 16 Dimensions: 220 x 300 x 5mm Published: April 2015

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ACTIVITY DAYS & TRAILS What on Earth Publishing has developed a range of activity trails for use at festivals and events (indoor and outdoor). Our Quiz Stop challenge involves 10 large bus stops, each with a question. The correct answer is somewhere on the bus stop graphic and the first letter of the correct answer on each stop reveals a secret codeword. Crack the code to win a prize!

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CROSS-CURRICULAR LEARNING Teachers and home educators can try out our fully curriculum mapped activities designed to enhance teacher/pupil experience of using What on Earth? Timelines for the purposes of education. Select Teacher Resources on our website to download the full activity pack and other education material free of charge. whatonearthbooks.com/activities Teachers may also want to show the video blog series in class to support the British History Timeline – telling the story of Great Britain in 10 well-known objects starting with the Giant’s Causeway 60 million years ago. whatonearthbooks.com/video 31


RETAIL & PROMOTION IN-STORE BUS STOP QUIZ Print off the 10-question What on Earth? Quiz specially designed pdfs on to A4 paper or card. Display them around the store and invite visitors to find the answer hidden on the What on Earth? Timeline. Write down the first letter of each answer to reveal a secret codeword. Crack the code and to win a prize supplied by What on Earth?

IN-STORE ACTIVITY SHEETS Colour in the Royal Oak!

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POINT-OF-SALE MATERIAL 1. Shelf wobblers 2. Shelf strips 3. Posters 4. Bookmarks 5. Large window display stickers 6. Bunting 7. Tote bag

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For more information on obtaining any of the Activities & Resources please email info@whatonearthbooks.com

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TALKS & EVENTS SCHOOL VISITS & INSET TRAINING DAYS What on Earth? workshop facilitators Christopher Lloyd and John Gordon-Reid give high-energy, creative timeline workshops both at primary and secondary level across the entire curriculum including history, nature, sports, science, Shakespeare and British history. INSET workshops are designed for schools interested in developing a more cross-curricular narrative approach to learning. We also specialise in visiting home education groups.

SPEECH DAYS & PARENTS’ EVENINGS Connecting the dots of knowledge is one thing, but creating a shared learning experience between pupils, teachers and parents is just as important. Wherever possible we encourage schools to consider inviting parents at the end of a workshop day to see for themselves the beauty of the interconnectedness of knowledge.

LITERARY FESTIVALS Author Christopher Lloyd is a long-standing regular at family and adult talks at museums and festivals all over the UK and abroad. Festival appearances include Hay, Chalke Valley, Bath, Cheltenham, Oxford, Woodstock, Marlborough and Henley. Overseas appearances include the Jaipur International Book Festival, Gibraltar Literary Festival and PINC Sarasota (USA). Christopher has also given talks at the Natural History Museum, Science Museum, Linnaean Society, the Royal Institution and the Royal Geographical Society Christmas Lectures.


THE WONDERFUL THINGS PEOPLE SAY ABOUT WHAT ON EARTH BOOKS!

“The What on Earth? series of wallbooks have become known for delivering the facts – on various subjects – in a fun, informative and visually appealing way. These books deliver on many levels and I couldn’t be more impressed. Never mind the children – I’d like the whole series for myself!” www.pocketfulofrye.co.uk

“We all think that the British History Timeline Wallbook is a fantastic book, and we are going to move stuff around in the bedroom to fit the timeline nicely on the wall. My 7-year-old even reads it lying in bed…” Jenny Leonard The Brick Castle Blog

“A unique, accessible and inspiring information book. The What on Earth? Timeline Wallbook of Big History is an amazing feat of publishing!” LoveReading4Kids November 2015 Book of the Month

“This is history let out of its box. It simply sings to infophiles and visual learners alike. With parallel timelines for all continents, developments on land, sky and sea, more than a thousand illustrations, it is a superlative mastery of design and research, a treat to eye and brain alike.” Lucy H Pearce Book Reviewer for JUNO magazine


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