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Element in the Room

Written by Mike Barfield

Illustrated by Lauren Humphrey

Key Stage 2 Science

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Investigating the Atomic Ingredients that Make Up Your Home

Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Awards 2019, Best Book with Facts | Longlisted for the UKLA Book Awards 2020

Did you know that without the `lead' in your pencil, there would be no life on Earth? Just about everything in the universe is made from only 92 elements - and from aluminium to zinc, many of them are hiding in your very own home!

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Element in the Room Synopsis

Packed with Lauren Humphrey's quirky illustrations and written by the multi-talented Mike Barfield, this unique introduction to the elements in the periodic table will excite all young readers as they help Sherlock Ohms solve the mystery of how absolutely everything came to exist!

Element in the Room Press Reviews

a fantastic introduction to the laws of physics -- Juno magazine

Book Information

ISBN: 9781786271778
Publication date: 17th September 2018
Author: Mike Barfield
Illustrator: Lauren Humphrey
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 64 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 2
Topics: Science

About Mike Barfield

Mike Barfield is a writer, poet, performer and cartoonist. He has written extensively for TV and radio with credits as diverse as The Dennis the Menace and Gnasher Show and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? His cartoon drawings have been displayed in The Cartoon Museum, V&A Museum, Museum of London and beyond. When Mike isn’t busy writing and drawing, he performs shows and humour-filled workshops at schools, libraries and festivals across the country.

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