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Giles Andreae speaks to Graham Marks

Author Spotlight

Giles Andreae is not only the bestselling author of such award-winning picture books as Giraffes Can’t Dance, Rumble in the Jungle and The Lion Who Wanted to Love, he’s also the man behind the entertaining world of Purple Ronnie, as well as The Interesting Thoughts of Edward Monkton. Here he talks to Graham Marks about all the many and varied bits of his very creative life, including toilet brush poetry.

Franklin Watts

South America

Tim Harris
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Tim Harris
Franklin Watts

Asia

Tim Harris
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Tim Harris
Franklin Watts

Europe

Tim Harris
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Tim Harris

This stunning six-book series explores some of Earth's iconic landmarks and habitats, and the plants and animals that live there. Europe explores the incredibly diverse range of habitats and wildlife on this continent. Bears, eagles and whales feature, alongside some less well-known wildlife mammals, amphibians, birds, fish and reptiles. From the frozen landscape of Iceland, through the Caledonian Forest, across the Alps, up Mount Etna, through the Extremadura grasslands of Spain and along the Danube River - this book will make you want to know even more about the spectacular array of life on Earth.They are illustrated with beautiful photographs that will inspire readers and leave them in awe at the incredible variety of life on our planet. Filled with incredible facts and gems of information, each book reveals the dramatic ways in which each of our seven continents are shaped and how they in turn affect the living creatures and plants that call each continent home.For readers aged 8 and upwards, these books are perfect for key stage 2 students, studying geography, plant life and the animal kingdom.

Franklin Watts

North America

Tim Harris
Authors:
Tim Harris

This stunning six-book series explores some of Earth's iconic landmarks and habitats, and the plants and animals that live there. North America explores the incredibly diverse range of habitats and wildlife on this continent. Mountain lions, bison and snakes feature, alongside some less well-known wildlife mammals, amphibians, birds, fish and reptiles. From the frozen Arctic islands in the north, through the Mojave Desert, across the wide prairies of the American Midwest, up the Blue Ridge Mountains, through the redwood forests of California and along the Mississippi River - this book will make you want to know even more about the spectacular array of life on Earth.They are illustrated with beautiful photographs that will inspire readers and leave them in awe at the incredible variety of life on our planet. Filled with incredible facts and gems of information, each book reveals the dramatic ways in which each of our seven continents are shaped and how they in turn affect the living creatures and plants that call each continent home.For readers aged 8 and upwards, these books are perfect for key stage 2 students, studying geography, plant life and the animal kingdom.

Franklin Watts

Australasia and Antarctica

Tim Harris
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Tim Harris
Franklin Watts

Africa

Tim Harris
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Tim Harris
Franklin Watts

Tropical Rainforests

Tim Harris
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Tim Harris

Rainforests are one of the most amazing environments on Earth and many plants, people and animals have made rainforests their home and are adapted to living there. They have to be tough to survive in the dense jungle, whether they live on the forest floor or high up in the canopy, what they eat and how they are adapted to survive in this hot and humid place, and of course avoiding the variety of predators that live there. Read on to find out how they do it! Books aimed at KS2 readers wanting to find out a bit more about world environments. Amazing Biomes explores six main habitats.

Wayland

Penguins

Tim Harris
Authors:
Tim Harris

Planned with reference to the Key Stage 2 national curriculum, this title looks at how penguins work together to survive in their habitat. It explains how they find food, bring up their young and defend themselves against predators. It also shows how factors such as the environment and the availability of resources shape the physical and behavioural characteristics of penguins. Pages are illustrated with full colour photographs and specially commissioned artworks suitable for readers of seven and above.

Wayland

Wolves

Tim Harris
Authors:
Tim Harris

Planned with reference to the Key Stage 2 national curriculum, this title looks at how wolves work together to survive in their habitat. It explains how they find food, bring up their young and defend themselves against predators. It also shows how factors such as the environment and the availability of resources shape the physical and behavioural characteristics of wolves. Pages are illustrated with full colour photographs and specially commissioned artworks suitable for readers of seven and above.

Wayland

Elephants

Tim Harris
Authors:
Tim Harris

Planned with reference to the Key Stage 2 national curriculum, this title looks at how elephants work together to survive in their habitat. It explains how they find food, bring up their young and defend themselves against predators. It also shows how factors such as the environment and the availability of resources shape the physical and behavioural characteristics of elephants. Pages are illustrated with full colour photographs and specially commissioned artworks suitable for readers of seven and above.

Wayland

Chimpanzees

Tim Harris
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Tim Harris
Wayland

Dolphins

Tim Harris
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Tim Harris
Franklin Watts

Grasslands

Tim Harris
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Tim Harris

Deborah Chancellor

Deborah Chancellor is a writer of fiction and non-fiction books for children. She has written nearly 100 books and worked with many leading publishers. Deborah is a prolific writer of children's non-fiction on a wide range of subjects. She is a versatile author who has written biographies for teenagers, adapted Bible stories for pre-school children, and written teenage fiction for older children with reading difficulties. Her books have been translated into many languages and sold all over the world. An Associate Fellow of the Royal Literary Fund, Deborah appears at Literary Festivals and runs writing workshops for young people.

Emer Stamp

Emer Stamp is the bestselling author of the Diary of Pig series, winner in the 6-8 category of the Lollies 2018. She started out as a graphic designer before moving to a career in advertising, where, among her roles, she was Creative Director for the advertising agency behind the iconic John Lewis Christmas adverts. Daddy Fartypants is Emer's first children's picture book. She lives with her family in London.

Enid Blyton

Enid Blyton's books have sold over 500 million copies and have been translated into other languages more often than any other children's author.She wrote over 600 books and hundreds of short stories, including favourites such as The Famous Five,The Secret Seven, The Magic Faraway Tree, Malory Towers and Noddy. Born in London in 1897, Enid lived much of her life in Buckinghamshire and adored dogs, gardening and the countryside. She died in 1968 but remains one of the world's best-loved storytellers.

Francesca Simon

Francesca Simon spent her childhood on the beach in California and started writing stories at the age of eight. She wrote her first Horrid Henry book in 1994. Horrid Henry has gone on to conquer the globe; his adventures are published in 27 languages and have sold millions of copies worldwide. Francesca has won the Children's Book of the Year Award and been a judge for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize and the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. In 2009, in one of the proudest moments of her career, Francesca was awarded a Gold Blue Peter badge.Francesca is also a passionate ambassador for children's literacy and is a trustee of the World Book Day charity. She lives in North London with her family.Visit Francesca's website at www.francescasimon.com and keep up-to-date with Horrid Henry at www.horridhenry.co.uk. You can also follow her on Twitter @simon_francesca

Gary Crew

Gary Crew writes short stories, novels and picture books. Gary is Professor of Creative Writing at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. He is particularly interested in researching the creative links between fiction and nonfiction in his novels and the creative interface between print text and visual text in his picture books. During his publishing career of over 30 years Gary has won the Children's Book Council of Australia's Book of the Year four times, twice for novels and twice for his picture books; the New South Wales Premier's Award, the Victorian Premier's Award, the American Children's Book of Distinction, the Aurealis Best Children's Short Fiction, the Wilderness Society's Award for Environmental Writing, and the Royal Geographic Society Whitley Award. Gary lives on the waterfront of subtropical Bribie Island. When he is not writing or lecturing, he loves to walk by the sea or read.

Georgia Amson-Bradshaw

Georgia Amson-Bradshaw is a children's writer and editor who lives in Brighton, East Sussex. She has worked on a number of high-profile and award-winning science books for kids, including the Royal Society Young People's Book Prize winner Eye Benders, and the London Science Museum activity book This Book Thinks You're a Scientist. She remembers the eye-opening and inspiring effect her favourite books had on her as a child, and so takes her responsibility to pass that interest and excitement on very seriously!

Giles Andreae

Giles Andreae is the author of many top-selling, award-winning picture books. These include Rumble in the Jungle, Commotion in the Ocean and I Love My Mummy. However, it is for the international bestseller Giraffes Can't Dance that he is best known. Giles is also the creator of Purple Ronnie, Britain's favourite stickman, and of the artist/philosopher, Edward Monkton. These two ranges of greetings cards, books and merchandise have made Giles the country's top-selling living poet. Giles lives with his wife, Victoria, a children's clothes designer, and their four young children by the river in Oxfordshire.