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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
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. South America explores the incredibly diverse range of habitats and wildlife on this continent. Jaguars, toucans and caimans feature, alongside some less well-known mammals, amphibians, birds, fish and reptiles. From the intense dryness of the Atacama Desert, through the immense Amazon Rainforest, across wide pampas grasslands, up the Andes Mountains, over the spectacular Iguazú Falls and through some of the highest lakes on Earth - 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

Asia

Tim Harris
Authors:
Tim Harris

Franklin Watts

Europe

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. 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
Authors:
Tim Harris
Franklin Watts

Africa

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. Africa explores the incredibly diverse range of habitats and wildlife on this continent. Lions, elephants and hippos feature, alongside some less well-known mammals, amphibians, birds and reptiles. From the Atlas Mountains, through the Sahara Desert, across the wide savanna, up Mount Kilimanjaro, through the rainforests of Madagascar and over the immense Victoria Falls - 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 the perfect introduction to the geography and wildlife of Africa and for key stage 2 students, studying geography, plant life and the animal kingdom.

Franklin Watts

Tropical Rainforests

Tim Harris
Authors:
Tim Harris
Wayland

Penguins

Tim Harris
Authors:
Tim Harris
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

Lions

Tim Harris
Authors:
Tim Harris
Wayland

Chimpanzees

Tim Harris
Authors:
Tim Harris
Wayland

Dolphins

Tim Harris
Authors:
Tim Harris

Planned with reference to the Key Stage 2 national curriculum, this title looks at how dolphins 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 dolphins. Pages are illustrated with full colour photographs and specially commissioned artworks suitable for readers of seven and above.

Franklin Watts

Grasslands

Tim Harris
Authors:
Tim Harris

Grasslands are one of the most amazing environments on Earth and many plants, people and animals have made grasslands their home and are adapted to living there. They have to be tough to survive the raging hot sun, cold nights, droughts and of course 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 Habitats explores six main habitats.

David Broadbent

David Broadbent has been an illustrator for many a long year, he has created illustrations for different companies and people all over this planet of ours and would like to keep doing so. Books are his favourite thing to work on and he has created artwork for titles such as Do Nice be Kind Spread Happy, Be the Change, Make it Happen and The Camper Van Bible. He lives on the south coast of England with his family, including a strange dog and a three legged hamster.

David Melling

David Melling has been shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal, the Smarties Book Award and the Independent Booksellers Award. His Hugless Douglas books have sold over 1.4 million copies worldwide, and the loveable brown bear has starred in a World Book Day book as well as his own theatre show. Before becoming an internationally acclaimed author-illustrator, David worked as an animation artist for films including the much-loved Father Christmas by Raymond Briggs. One of his most popular picture books The Tale of Jack Frost was animated and shown on BBC1 on Christmas Day.

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.

Dermot O’Leary

Toto the Ninja Cat series was inspired by Dermot O'Leary's real-life cats.Dermot started his career on T4 for Channel 4, and has presented shows for both ITV and the BBC. His best known work includes ten series of The X Factor, Big Brother's Little Brother, BBC3's First Time Voters Question Time, Unicef's Soccer Aid, the RTS Award winning 'Live from Space' season following the International Space Station's orbit of the Earth in 2014 and the Brit Awards which he presented with Emma Willis in 2016.2017 saw Dermot launch his new Saturday morning show on BBC Radio 2, 'Saturday Breakfast with Dermot O'Leary'. Previously in the Saturday afternoon slot, 'The Dermot O'Leary Show' won three Sony Radio Awards and was well known for its support of new and emerging bands.2018 saw Dermot host the National Television Awards for the ninth time. He also joined Kirsty Young and Huw Edwards to host the BBC's coverage of the Royal Wedding in front of an audience of 13 million people.Dermot lives in London with his wife Dee and their cats Socks and, of course, Toto.You can find Dermot on Twitter and Instagram - @radioleary

Emma Dodd

Emma was brought up in Guildford, Surrey, in a family of artists. As a child she loved the work of Peter Firmin, John Burningham and Gerald Rose, and from as far back as she can remember she wanted to be an illustrator. Emma studied Graphic Design and Illustration at Central Saint Martin's School of Art and has worked in advertising, editorial and book illustration. The I Love You range has sold over 750,000 copies and I Love My Mummy won the Book Trust Early Years Award. Emma lives in Surrey with her husband and two children and their terrier cross, Buzz, who keeps her fit and provides inspiration. The family likes to spend any spare time in North Cornwall, surfing and walking in all weathers.

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