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Charlotte Barkla
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Charlotte Barkla

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Charlotte Barkla worked as a civil engineer and physics teacher before rediscovering her love for children’s literature. She now writes picture books, middle-grade fiction and feature articles.
Charlotte’s books include the Edie’s Experiments series and All Bodies are Good Bodies. When she’s not writing or running school workshops, you might find her teaching, reading, spending time with her family or drinking coffee. Lots of coffee.

Books by Charlotte Barkla

Edie's Experiments 2: How to Be the Best

Edie's experiments in how to win at life continue . . . but how will she cope with a new rival?

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Edie's Experiments 1: How to Make Friends

A new school, a classroom full of potential new friends and a science kit. What could possibly go wrong?

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More features

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Girls love science too

Charlotte Barkla reflects on writing a female protagonist for her new series, Edie's Experiments.

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Edie's Experiments activity pack

Crack open your science kit with Edie!

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Puffinalia for educators

Celebrating 80 years of Puffin!

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Easy activities for kids at home

Keep the kids entertained with these fun book-related ideas. There's an activity book for every age: one for littlies, one for kids and one for grown-ups too!

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At home lesson: Edie's Easter eggs-periment

Create your own marbled Easter eggs with ingredients from the pantry.

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Make Your Own Honeycomb with Edie's Experiments

Observe the chemical reaction of making honeycomb at home in National Science Week 2020.