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Hi, I am Helen Chapman!

Australian Best Selling Children’s Book Author

Helen Chapman is a bestselling Children’s author with over 96 books published worldwide. So popular are her books that many have been reprinted multiple times. Helen writes both fiction and non-fiction and specialises in educational books for children with reading difficulties. Her use of humour makes her children’s books highly effective in this genre and she has become a highly sought after and respected author.

 

2016 – JUST PUBLISHED!

Rising Stars Reading Planet Galaxy reading books are a wonderful collection of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and plays to capture the interest of every child, helping to develop a life-long love of reading.

My Kitten

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Max is a beautiful ginger kitten and his owner adores him! Find out how Max is similar to, yet also different from, his owner and the important things you need to do to look after a kitten.

Reading Age: 4-5 years

Grow a Pumpkin

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Learn all about pumpkins in this fun non-fiction photographic book, from how to grow them to what you can make with them, including lanterns and some tasty soup!

Reading Age: 4-5 years

Amelia Earhart

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Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. Learn about Amelia’s adventures in the air in this engaging highly-illustrated biography.

Reading Age: 5-6 years

Collins Big Cat Arabic Readers

Landmarks of Our World: Level 10 (Arabic) Paperback

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From the pyramids in Egypt to the Sydney Opera House, landmarks have been built all over the world. Find out what makes them so special.

Turquoise/Band 7 books offer literary language and extended descriptions, with longer sentences and a wide range of unfamiliar terms.

Text Type: An information book

A map of the world on Pages 22 & 23 shows the location of all the landmarks.

Published by HarperCollins Publishers GB

Curriculum Links

Geography: “The location and characteristics of a range of the world’s most significant human and physical features”.

 

2015

Helen’s publications include two books in Harper Collins BIG CAT series Happy New Year and Landmarks of the World.

HAPPY NEW YEAR

HAPPY NEW YEAR

The start of a New Year is celebrated in different ways all over the world. Green/ Band 5 books offer early readers patterned language and varied characters. A map of New Year celebrations can be found on pages 22-23 to encourage children to discuss the information.

Curriculum links – Geography:
‘Pupils should be taught to …understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and physical geography of a region of the United Kingdom, a region in a European country, and a region within North or South America’.

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Landmarks of the World

Landmarks of the World

From the pyramids in Egypt to the Sydney Opera House, landmarks have been built all over the world. Find out what makes them so special.

* Turquoise/ Band 7 books offer literary language and extended descriptions, with longer sentences and a wide range of unfamiliar terms. * Text type – An information book. * A map of the world on pages 22 and 23 shows the location of all the landmarks. * Curriculum links – Geography: ‘the location and characteristics of a range of the world’s most significant human and physical features’.

 

 

Giant Book Of Cool Stuff (Hinkler US Edition)

The best-selling ‘Cool’ series has sold more than a million copies worldwide. Now, readers can enjoy six of the coolest titles in one gigantic book! The Giant Book of Cool Stuff includes 34 of Helen’s cool science experiments.
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Yet another reprint for Helen’s fantastic Science Book. Every cool experiment was tried, tested and improved by the author and her young lab rat helpers during weekends and school holidays.

It is full of simple science experiments to shock and amaze using ordinary materials to make extraordinary things happen.Helen’s lab rats gave each one a Rat Rating that covers easy,medium, difficult and adult needed.

Have fun!

 

 

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Want to see an egg bounce? How about grossing out your friends with home-made boogers? Why not grow your very own stalactite, make baked ice-cream or even an underwater volcano? Have you ever wanted to create invisible ink? 101 Cool Science Experiments will show you how. See how you can make the most extraordinary things from everyday materials to astound and surprise your friends. There are one hundred and one of the coolest experiments here for any budding genius. This 208-page paperback book contains step-by-step instructions, helpful hints, fun facts, and a scientific explanation at the end of each experiment so children learn while they’re having fun. Featuring awesome coloured illustrations throughout,101 Cool Science Experiments will keep children entertained for hours!

 

 

All Star High Series Rising Stars UK

Helen Chapman is delighted to be working with Rising Stars on another series.
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All Star High is the coolest school in the UK; where pupils are so desperate to attend they audition for a place! Wannabe actors, singers and dancers attend the school in the hope that they will become the next big thing.

* Page-turning plots, engaging characters and plenty of dialogue draw the reader through the story
* Each book has been written and designed to appeal to struggling and reluctant readers with a mix of both boy and girl characters
* Interest age 9-14 years/ Reading age 7-8 years
* Will appeal to pupils who love Glee and The X Factor

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ALL Star High Series is also available as an e-book.
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Helen Chapman has written two books for Pearson’s Bug Club literacy program. The Bug Club provides innovative texts with great content to engage children, addressing the needs of today’s and tomorrow’s students and teachers.
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Helen’s 16 books published by Macmillan Australia are part of the National Humanities Curriculum. All titles are available in print format, or as eBooks on CD.

Combining authoritative text, powerful photography and visual literacy elements, the books are ideal for teaching factual reading skills and strategies in Humanities. The topics align with the Australian Curriculum for ease of planning, preparation and teaching.

Text Type: Information Report
Reading Ages 8.5 – 10 Years

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Helen’s 16 books published by Macmillan Australia are part of the National Humanities Curriculum. All titles are available in print format, or as eBooks on CD.

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Covering subjects from the Humanities curriculum the Mac Australia Topics books combine brilliant photography and visual literacy elements with authoritative text matched to students’ reading ability.

Text Type: Information Report
Reading Ages: 9.5-12 years

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Covering subjects from the Humanities curriculum the Mac Australia Topics books combine brilliant photography and visual literacy elements with authoritative text matched to students’ reading ability.

Text Type: Information Report
Reading level: 12

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Covering subjects from the Humanities curriculum the Mac Australia Topics books combine brilliant photography and visual literacy elements with authoritative text matched to students’ reading ability.

Text Type: Information Report
Reading level: 20