Shoo’s Books

I have written and illustrated over 200 books for children in the primary/elementary age groups, and illustrated over 70 more for other authors, including Michael Morpurgo, Michael Rosen and Rose Impey. Many of the books I’ve written are series books. I try to make the writing easy for struggling readers, but with high story content, fun and excitement for more confident readers. and would be pleased to sign for you personally.

Below are the books I keep in Stock. Please remember to let me know whose name to add when I sign the book – Usually the first name of the person who the book is for.

Archimedes - The Man Who Invented The Death Ray - with free poster!

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Find out about the amazing inventions of Archimedes, whose mind was probably the most inventive in all history. His story is told by Marcus Claudius Marcellus, Archimedes greatest fan, who was also the cause of the great man's death.

Archimedes: The Man Who Invented The Death Ray

Archimedes had probably the most inventive mind in all history. His war machines beat the mighty Roman Navy. Marcus Claudius Marcellus was the Roman General who finally beat Archimedes. But Marcellus was a fan as well as a foe. The genius of Archimedes becomes clear as Marcellus tells his son why he admired the great man so much.

Learn all about levers and pulleys and how Archimedes established the value of Pi - Geometry will be simple once you read that! Archimedes was simply the greatest inventor of all time!

Archimedes inventions are explained in a clear and fun way by award-winning author and illustrator, Shoo Rayner, who has written over 200 books for children and illustrated 80 more for other great authors, such as Michael Morpurgo, Michael Rosen and Rose Impey.

"Shoo Rayner has a way of breaking things down and making them easy to understand and entertaining too..."

This great book from the Mega Minds series comes with a free poster. As it comes direct, Shoo will personally sign it to the person of your choice on the title page. Let him know the luck person's name when you add the book to your shopping bag.

☆☆☆☆☆ Great little paperback book! We are learning about Archimedes through our homeschool tutorial. This book is a fun read for my 4th grade daughter, and I learned a lot as well! - Amazon

☆☆☆☆☆ Great book for young readers, great pictures and packed with info. My son's favorite book on Archimedes. He love the fun pictures and all the information packed in this book. Perfect for his report. - Amazon

☆☆☆☆☆ Perfect - Amazon

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