Peter.D.Riley

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Taking science education across the world

Our future depends on exploring all the frontiers of science, on innovative technologies based on these explorations and on the development of scientific literacy in all peoples through science education.

Complete Bibliography Of Peter D Riley

In a writing career spanning over thirty years I’ve written many books. This is an (almost) complete list of them. Many of these books are now out of print but where possible I’ve provided links to search for them on the online second-hand book site Abebooks.co.uk, to help you find copies should you need them.

Publishing in 2016

Franklin Watts
The Curiosity Box Series

The Seashore
Plants
Minibeasts
Rocks and fossils
Animals
Human Body

Published in 2015

Bloomsbury Publishing
Bloomsbury Curriculum Basics series

Teaching Primary Science

Franklin Watts
Ways into science series

Life Cycles
Keeping healthy

Franklin Watts
Moving up with science series

Rocks and soil
Light
Forces and magnets
Sound
Electricity
Matter
Plants
The Body
Habitats

Franklin Watts
Straight forward with Science series

Forces and movement
Light and colour
The Earth in Space
Materials and Properties
Life Cycles
Electricity
Classification and Evolution
The Human Body

Published in 2014

Franklin Watts
Ways in science series

What animal is it?
All about plants?
Everyday materials
Your body, your senses
Habitats
Seasons

Published in 2013


Hodder Education

Checkpoint Science
Stage 8 work book
Stage 9 work book
Cambridge Primary Checkpoint
Science Study guide
Teacher’s study guide

Published in 2012

Hodder Education
Cambridge Checkpoint Science
Teachers Book3
Primary students book
Primary teachers book
Stage 7 Students workbook

Scholastic
Hot Topics series
Football
Weather and Climate
Habitats
Myths and legends

Published 2011

Hodder Education
Cambridge Checkpoint Science
Students Book 1
Teachers book 1
Students Book 2
Teachers book2
Students Book 3

Scholastic
Scholastic Primary Science
Earth Watch
Out of this World
Air and water
Down under
Rockhound
Conserve and preserve

Published 2010

Silver Dolphin Books
Journal of discovery
A brief history of Inventions
with amazing and illuminating
3D reconstructions

Published in 2009

Paragon
Gold Star Science
Book 1 (7 – 9) and test book
Book 2 (9 – 11) and test book

Cowley Robinson Publishing
Galileo
Observations, experimentations and inventions.
Presented in 3 Dimensions

Curriculum Visions
Teachers resources
Stone Age
Celts
Rainforest

Published in 2008

Scholastic
Hot Topics series
Inventions
Olympics
Rainforests
Space

These book were Nominated for the Educational Resources Award at the Education Show NEC Birmingham in 2009.

Scholastic
Web site material for Literacy Time Plus
Stories, poetry play virtual books on
Dinosaus,
Space
Pirates

Franklin Watts
The Real Scientist series

Stuff
Bang
Flash
Spark
Space
Heave

Cowley Robinson Publishing
Imperial China Pop Up Book

Published in 2007

Scholastic
Hot topics
Dinosaurs,
Castles,
Pirates,

Scholastic
100 Science lessons series (second editions)
Series editor and contributing author

Cowley Robinson
The Pompeii Pop Up Book

Curriculum Visions
KS1 and KS2 on-line science videos
Professional Zone by CurriculumVisions
I wrote, produced and presented up to a hundred science videos for this website.(see also 2006)

Published in 2006

Franklin Watts
Essential scienc
e
Keeping warm
Solids and liquids
Forces and friction
Circuits
All about gases
Earth, Moon and Sun
Changing Sounds
Light and seeing

Evans Brothers Ltd
Step Up History series

Rich and poor in Tudor Times

Curriculum Visions – Atlantic Europe Publishing
The Egyptians (with B Knapp)
Activities for the Key Stage 2 teacher’s guide
Curriculum Visions
KS2 on-line science videos
Professional Zone by CurriculumVisions
I wrote, produced and presented videos for this website (see also 2007)

Published in 2005

Hodder/Murray
Cambridge Checkpoint Science series

Biology
Chemistry
Physics
Text books and teacher’s guides for international schools.
Endorsed by the University of Cambridge International Examinations
These books were an international adaptation of the Science Now series (see below).

Hodder/Murray
Common Entrance

Science for the common entrance examinations.
The text book and teachers endorsed by the Independent Schools Examination Board
Franklin Watts
Making sense of science series
Light
Materials
Sound
Electricity

Evans Brother Ltd
Step Up History series

Viking Invaders and Settlers
Anglo- Saxon Invaders and Settlers

Curriculum Visions – Atlantic Europe Publishing
The Vikings raiders and settlers (with B Knapp)
Activities for the Key Stage 2 teacher’s guide/website

Curriculum Visions – Atlantic Europe Publishing
The Tudors(with B Knapp)
Activities for the Key Stage 2 teacher’s guide

Curriculum Visions – Atlantic Europe Publishing
The Anglo Saxons (with B Knapp)
Activities for the Key Stage 2 teacher’s guide

Curriculum Visions – Atlantic Europe Publishing
The Victorians (with B Knapp)
Activities for the Key Stage 2 teacher’s guide

Published in 2004

Wayland
Survivors science series

Rainforest
Desert
Islands
At sea
Polar regions
Forests

Rainforest was short-listed for the Aventis Science Prize which celebrates popular science writing.

John Murray
THE SCIENCE NOW! SERIES (Second Editions)

(John Murray)
Biology Now!11 – 14, Chemistry now! 11 –14, Physics Now! 11- 14 (QCA editions) Text books and teachers guides. Second editions of the books published in 1998-99 (see below).

Franklin Watts
Making Sense of Science series

Forces and motion
Earth and space
Living things
The Human Body

Curriculum Visions – Atlantic Europe Publishing
Earth and Space Teacher’s Manual
The Romans in Britain (with B Knapp)
Activities for the Key Stage 2 teacher’s guide

Pacific Learning
High Fliers series

Experiments on Myself
Transport Firsts
Making Moving Models
The Cosmic Clock
(Originally published in the Oxford Literacy Web in the UK)

 

Published in 2003

Gareth Stevens
Everyday science series Keeping healthy

Growing plants
Where things live
What animal is it?
Life cycles
Seasons
How animals move
(first published as Ways into science by Watts in the UK)

Curriculum Visions – Atlantic Europe Publishing
Th Cherrycourt Kids
Gabriella’s playtime
Basma’s school garden
Sam’s pantomime
Teachers’ books on citizenship for KS1

Curriculum Visions – Atlantic Europe Publishing
Living things in their environment
Teacher’s book for environmental science
Church
Mosque
Teachers books and website materials for religious studies

Miles/Kelly publishing
Plants
A volume in the Miles Kelly Science Encyclopedia

Scholastic
Magazine articles
Infant projects (Victorians)
Make magic lantern, investigate sounds.

Child education
A series of articles about adapting infant science work to the QCA scheme.
August
Discovering dinosaurs
September
Pirates
October
The Rise of the Robots
November
Monsters on the move

Published in 2002

Gareth Stevens
Everyday Science series Push and Pull
Magnets
Changing Materials
Light and Dark(
Materials
Floating and Sinking
Sound
Electricity
(first published as Ways into science by Watts in the UK)
Oxford University Press
The Cosmic Clock
(A book in the Oxford Literacy Web)

Atlantic Europe Publishing
Teachers books for KS2 science series
Science @School
Food and eating
Helping plants grow well
Rocks and soil
Magnets and springs
Light and shadows
Moving and growing Habitats
Keeping warm and cool
Solids and liquids
Friction).
Keeping healthy
Life cycles
Gases around us
Changing state
Changing sounds
Microbes
Dissolving
Changes in materials
Forces in action
How we see things
Electrical circuits

Science websites for KS2
(www.science-at-school.com)
(Each web site has approx 12 000 words)
The titles are Food and eating, Helping plants grow well, properties of materials, Rocks and soil, Magnets and springs, Light and shadows, Moving and growing, Habitats, Keeping warm and cool, Solids and liquids, Friction, Simple electricity, Keeping healthy, Life cycles, Gases around us, Changing state, The earth and beyond, Changing sounds, Adapting and surviving, Microbes, Dissolving, Changes in materials ,Forces in action, How we see things, Electrical circuits.
Miles/Kelly Publishing
100 things you should know about Planet Earth
(I was also consultant to this publisher for 100 things you should know about science and 1 000 Facts about Plants).

Published in 2001

Franklin Watts
Ways into Science series

Electricity
Push and Pull
Magnets
Changing Materials
Light and Dark
Materials
Floating and Sinking
Sound

Oxford University Press
Experiments on Myself
Transport Firsts
Making Moving Models
(Books in the Oxford Literacy Web)
Curriculum Visions – Atlantic Europe Publishing
The Plant Book (Joint author)
The Body Book (Joint author)
The Body Book Teacher’s Guide
The Plant Book Teacher’s Guide
The Plant Book website material
The Body Book website material
Science @School
Properties of Materials
Simple electricity
The Earth and beyond
Adapting and surviving
CD roms for Science@School
Adapting and surviving
Earth and space
Properties of materials
Simple electricity
Scholastic
100 Science lessons series
R/KS1/KS2
100 Science Lessons Reception
100 Science Lessons Year
100 Science Lessons Year 2
100 Science Lessons Year 3
100 Science Lessons Tear 4
100 Science Lessons Year 5
100 Science Lessons Year 6
( I devised this scheme, ws a contributing author in the author team and was series editor)

 

Published in 2000

Cowley Hunter Ltd
Stars and Planets
Rocks and Fossils
[Interactive books with flaps and buttons]

Miles Kelly/ Southwestern Company USA
Explore and learn series
The Natural World

Oxford University Press
The Weather Encyclopedia
(A book in the Oxford Literacy Web and also as a Big Book for whole class use)

Macmillan
Macmillan Master Series
Mastering Chemistry second edition
For GCSE and IGCSE

Published in 1999

Scholastic
Lets learn at home series (science)
6-7 Years
7-8 Years
8-9 Years
[Science activity books with notes for parents].

Oxford University Press
Dinosaur Alphabet
Elephant Diary
(Books in the Oxford Literacy Web and also as a Big Book for whole class use)
Ginn
The Body Quiz

Collins Educational
A Trip to Mars (Joint author)

Heinemann
Science Topics series
Forces and motion

John Murray

Physics Now! 11- 14
Winner TES/EPA Schoolbook Award for Science (Secondary) in 2000.
Chemistry Now! 11- 14
Physics Now! 11 -14 Teacher’s Resource Book
Chemistry Now! 11- 14 Teacher’s Resource Book

Macmillan
Macmillan Master Series
Mastering Biology third edition
For GCSE and IGCSE
The previous editions were written by O.F. G. Kilgour. I was the reviser and contributer to this new edition.
Scholastic
Resource bank series
Materials and Matter

Published in 1998

Readers Digest Children’s Books
Nightwatch
[Nightlife in a tropical rainforest]
Our Mysterious Oceans
[From coral reef to ocean depths]
[Both books feature acetates and die cuts].

Heinemann
Cycles in Science series
The Spinning Earth
Materials Recycling
Energy Cycles
Food Cycles

Franklin Watts
Straightforward science series

Electricity
Magnetism
Light and Colour
Forces and Movement
Materials and Processes
Food Chains
The earth in Space
Plant Life

John Murray
Biology Now! 11 – 14
(Featured in ASE Science Teacher’s Festival).
Biology Now! 11 – 14 (Teacher’s Resource Book) (John Murray).

Published in 1997

Scholastic
Portfolio Assessment Series

Science assessment at Key Stage 1
Science assessment at Key Stage 2
Teacher Timesaver Series
Animals and Plants

Published in 1996

Readers Digest Children’s Books
Our Solar System
[Features acetates and die cuts]

Ginn
Science Challenge Series

Humans and Our Environment
(A differentiated learning scheme featuring activity cards with a teacher’s and technician’s guide).

Published in 1995

Ginn
All Aboard series

Lunchbox
Vehicles- their inside story
(Also as a Big Book for whole class use in 1998).

Ginn
Science Challenge Series

Ecosystems
(A differentiated learning scheme featuring activity cards with a teacher’s and technician’s guide).
(Joint author).

Published in 1993

Dorling Kindersley
Science Encyclopedia
Author of Chapter 3 Materials.

Dorling Kindersley Educational
The Earth
(Teacher’s guide to five book [Eyewitness/Windows on the World] resource pack for UK/USA).

Franklin Watts
Everyday science series

Science in the Park
Science in the Street

Atlantic Europe Publishing
Science in Our World Reference Guide
(Work cards and teacher’s notes to the twenty nine volume Science in Our World series).

Published in 1991

Atlantic Europe Publishing
Science in our world series
Senses
Woodland Life

Published in 1990

Mary Glasgow publications
The Science Collection series

Forces.
Machines and Energy
Electricity and Magnetism
Sound
Light
Earth and Space
Weather
Issues

Published in 1989

Mary Glasgow publications
The Science Collection series

Wildlife in Towns
Springtime Countryside
Water Life
Autumn Countryside
Feeding and Moving
Living and Breeding
Behaviour
Growth Around the Town [Materials outdoors]
Around the Home [Materials indoors]
Clothes
Air and water

Published in 1987

Dryad Press/Batsford
Signposts to Science series

Science and Life
Light and Sound

Published in 1986

Dryad Press/Batsford
Signposts to Science series

Earth and Space
Materials
Electricity and Magnetism
[ *Runners up in T.E.S. Senior Information Book of the Year].

Published in 1985

Dryad Press/Batsford
Signposts to Science series

Air and Gases
Water and Oil

Batsford
Looking at Science series
Looking at Microscopes

Published in 1981

Merit – J and L Randall Ltd
Micro World Microscope Sets

Hulton Educational Publications
Life Science


My Books

Follow the links below to find out more about my books and book series, as well as downloadable resources for teachers and parents using my books.

Books for Primary Schools
Books for Secondary Schools

Books and Resources for Teachers

Contact Me

I can be contacted in the following ways. If you have a picture for the Natural World Photo Gallery or the Science Exhibition Gallery, please send it by email.