Related to: 'David Attenborough'

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.

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Trekking the Sahara

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Journey Along the Nile

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Climbing the Himalayan Mountains

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Travelling Wild: Climbing the Himalayan Mountains follows a traveller on a fictitious journey on foot through the Himalayan Mountains. It uses the information you would consider when planning a trip, such as the weather, climate, dangers and key sights, to present geographical information in a highly accessible and enjoyable way.Discover why the Himalayas are best avoided in the summer months (monsoons!), the traditions of the Tibetan Buddhists, the incredible wildlife that lives in the mountains, how the Himalayas formed, the mountain climate, and much, much more. There is a survival aspect to the book, too, with boxes containing tips on how to survive an avalanche, avoid hypothermia and frostbite and build a snow cave, among other things. Packed to the brim with colourful, exciting photographs, maps and fascinating facts, the book allows you to explore and discover the incredible Himalayan Mountains without leaving your seat!

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Sailing the Caribbean Islands

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Sonya Newland

Travelling Wild: Sailing the Caribbean Islands follows a traveller on a fictitious journey by boat around the Caribbean Sea. It uses the information you would consider when planning a trip, such as the weather, climate, dangers and key sights, to present geographical information in a highly accessible and enjoyable way.Discover why the Caribbean is best avoided from June to November (hurricanes!), the different types of shark to watch out for, some deep-sea wonders, the role of mangrove forests, the Caribbean climate, and much, much more. There is a survival aspect to the book, too, with boxes containing tips on how to fend off a shark attack, survive a hurricane and dive safely, among other things. Packed to the brim with colourful, exciting photographs, maps and fascinating facts, the book allows you to explore and discover the incredible Caribbean Islands without leaving your seat!

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Stephen Hawking

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Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages

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Celts

Sonya Newland
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Travel back to the time of the celts! Who were the Celts and who were their leaders? Why did they come to the British Isles and how did they live? Explore this ancient civilisation to understand how prehistoric people have influenced the way we live today. Find out all about the lives of the Celts - from the well-known leader Boudicca, to the Druid priests that were highly important in Celtic society. Discover the artefacts that give evidence of their way of life, and how historians have pieced together the evidence of their lives. Learn about the homes and communities that they lived in, the food that they ate, how they travelled and worshipped, and the influence of the Romans on their society. And try your hand at making your own Celtic torch!A great tool for project work at KS2!

Franklin Watts

Desert Animals

Sonya Newland
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Sonya Newland

Desert Animals explains how some of the world's most unusual creatures have come under threat and what we are doing to save the extreme desert environment in which they live.It is part of the Saving Wildlife series, which investigates the world's endangered species in the context of their different environments.

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Ocean Wildlife

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Ocean Wildlife investigates how climate change, overfishing and pollution affect the creatures that inhabit our underwater world, and looks at what is being done to repopulate our oceans.It is part of the Saving Wildlife series, which investigates the world's endangered species in the context of their different environments.

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Mountain Animals

Sonya Newland
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Mountain Animals looks at efforts to save the animals that have learned to survive in the world's harsh mountain regions ­-- high among the peaks and in the forested mountain slopes.It is part of the Saving Wildlife series, which investigates the world's endangered species in the context of their different environments.

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Rainforest Animals

Sonya Newland
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Sonya Newland

Rainforest Animals looks at some of the thousands of rainforest animals under threat and the efforts underway to save the precious environment they need to survive.It is part of the Saving Wildlife series, which investigates the world's endangered species in the context of their different environments.

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Woodland and Forest Animals

Sonya Newland
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Polar Animals

Sonya Newland
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Sonya Newland

Polar Animals investigates the threats and conservation efforts focused on creatures that live on the land and in the icy waters of the world's harshest and most remote regions.It is part of the Saving Wildlife series, which investigates the world's endangered species in the context of their different environments.

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Somalia

Sonya Newland
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Wetland Animals

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Grassland Animals

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Sonya Newland

Grassland Animals looks at the effects of human habitation and hunting on creatures of the world's savannahs and prairies -- from the planet's greatest predators to insects in the grass.It is part of the Saving Wildlife series, which investigates the world's endangered species in the context of their different environments.

Mick Gowar

Mick has written or edited more than 100 books for children and young people. He visits schools, libraries, colleges and festivals throughout the UK and abroad to give readings, performances and lead workshops.

Mike Gordon

Mike Gordon is an ever-popular and award-winning cartoonist. He has produced over 500 cards for Hallmark and over 300 picture books for various publishers. His talent has been rewarded with numerous awards inlcuding Berol cartoonist of the year (1988) and runner up for the Trento Fra realto e Follia (1990). He was also nominated for the Silver Quill Award (Germany, 1991) and for the Book and Magazine Illustrator of the Year by the National Cartoonists Society (1995).

Molly Oldfield

Molly Oldfield studied Modern History at Oxford before becoming a writer and researcher on the BBC television show QI. She has worked on a string of bestselling QI books, wrote a weekly QI column for the Daily Telegraph and researched the BBC4 radio show The Museum of Curiosity.

Neal Layton

Neal is an award-winning illustrator and author of children's books. He has worked on more than 80 titles to date, working with authors such Cressida Cowell and Michael Rosen, and won several prizes including a Gold Award in the Nestle Children's Book Prize for 'That Rabbit belongs to Emily Brown'. His books have also been shortlisted for the Red House Book Awards, the Blue Peter Book Awards, the Booktrust Early Years Award, Funfzig Jahre Deutcher Jugendliteraturpreis and New York Public Library's annual list of best Children's Books.He also writes his own books, 'The Invincible Tony Spears' and the bestselling 'Mammoth Academy' Series. His books are currently in print in more than 16 languages worldwide. He lives in Portsmouth with his wife and two daughters.