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Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group


Kingfisher is a leading international publisher of illustrated information books, with a readership ranging from pre-schoolers taking their first steps into the world of non-fiction to students who find our encyclopedias to be an essential support to their research. With a first-class reputation for creating authoritative yet accessible educational series alongside innovative stand-alone titles, Kingfisher truly has global reach. Most of our books – on subjects as diverse as natural history, science, geography, history, art and even philosophy – are published around the world in 20 languages or more. Our groundbreaking Basher Science series has sold more than 1.5 million copies proving that authoritative reference, innovative design and imaginative writing are a winning way to make learning fun.

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The World of Tony Mitton and Ant Parker

This charming author and illustrator duo has created some of our most popular and beloved books. Featuring some of the most amazing machines and animals around, their engaging and enchanting books are perfect for every young reader’s bookshelf.

Basher Books

The Basher Universe is a unique range of critically acclaimed, high-quality nonfiction books that present fundamental concepts, ideas, and content area topics in a distinctive and contemporary style. With these bestselling books students can explore complex topics by engaging with memorable—even quirky— illustrated characters that have been specifically designed to enhance comprehension and learning of each subject.

Kingfisher Resources
Whether you’re a teacher, parent, educator or bookseller, we have a host of resources available to help you get more out of Kingfisher books. Explore these links to find out more:

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Classroom and book lesson plans & activities

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Common Core support materials

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Basher Books

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