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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.

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Ten Little Pirates Sticker Activity Book

Mike Brownlow, Simon Rickerty
Contributors:
Mike Brownlow, Simon Rickerty

The bestselling, award-winning Ten Little Pirates picture book has become a firm family favourite. And now you can join in with all the fun in this wonderfully piratey sticker activity book! With over 250 colourful stickers and 30 pages of brilliant activities, this fun-packed activity book will keep little pirate fans entertained for hours. Featuring a gentle counting element throughout, alongside colouring, spotting scenes and more, little ones will be having so much, they won't even realise they're learning!Ten Little is a Top Ten Bestselling series, with over a million copies sold worldwide. Look out for Ten Little Bookworms, a 2019 World Book Day title!

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Ten Little Bookworms

Mike Brownlow, Simon Rickerty
Contributors:
Mike Brownlow, Simon Rickerty
Orchard Books

Ten Little Elves Board Book

Mike Brownlow, Simon Rickerty
Contributors:
Mike Brownlow, Simon Rickerty

Count along with the Ten Little Elves in this action-packed, Christmas counting rhyme adventure! In a sturdy board book with a super-sparkly cover.The Ten Little Elves are on a mission to rescue Christmas ... But what will the Ten Little Elves do when they meet a growling polar bear? And a yowling yeti? And a SCARY Ice Queen?Part traditional counting rhyme, part fun-filled story, Ten Little Elves is perfect for sharing together. Read the bouncy rhyming story.Count from ten to one and back again, as the Little Elves disappear then reappear. Spot and count the details on each page. And join in with all the great sound-words!The Ten Little series has sold over a million copies worldwide, and Ten Little Bookworms is a 2019 World Book Day pick.

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Ten Little Robots

Mike Brownlow, Simon Rickerty
Contributors:
Mike Brownlow, Simon Rickerty

Count along with the Ten Little Robots in this action-packed, counting rhyme adventure!Ten Little Robots are exploring a fantastical factory ... And with nee-naahing sirens, ker-boooming engines, and plenty of gadgets and buttons, chaos soon ensues!Part traditional counting rhyme, part fun-filled story, Ten Little Robots is perfect for sharing together. Read the bouncy rhyming story.Count from ten to one and back again, as the Little Robots disappear then reappear. Spot and count the details on each page. And join in with all the great sound-words!The Ten Little series has sold over a million copies worldwide, and Ten Little Bookworms is a 2019 World Book Day pick.

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Ten Little Superheroes

Mike Brownlow, Simon Rickerty
Contributors:
Mike Brownlow, Simon Rickerty
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Ten Little Monsters

Mike Brownlow, Simon Rickerty
Contributors:
Mike Brownlow, Simon Rickerty
Orchard Books

Ten Little Dinosaurs

Mike Brownlow, Simon Rickerty
Contributors:
Mike Brownlow, Simon Rickerty

Count along with the Ten Little Dinosaurs in this action-packed, counting rhyme adventure!Ten Little Dinosaurs set off in search of adventure ... But what will the Ten Little Dinosaurs do when they meet a grumpy triceratops? And a stomping diplodocus? And a HUNGRY T-REX?Part traditional counting rhyme, part fun-filled story, Ten Little Dinosaurs is perfect for sharing together. Read the bouncy rhyming story.Count from ten to one and back again, as the Little Dinosaurs disappear then reappear. Spot and count the details on each page. And join in with all the great sound-words!The Ten Little series has sold over a million copies worldwide, and Ten Little Bookworms is a 2019 World Book Day pick.'Count along with these adventurous dinosaurs in roaringly funny rhymes.'The Independent'Brilliant to help teach children recognise numbers.'Huffington Post'Riotous fun... Sure to raise a roar of approval'New Statesman

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Ten Little Princesses

Mike Brownlow, Simon Rickerty
Contributors:
Mike Brownlow, Simon Rickerty

Count along with the Ten Little Princesses in this action-packed, counting rhyme adventure!The Ten Little Princesses are going on an adventure ... But what will the Ten Little Princesses do when they meet a wicked witch? And a hairy beast? And a BIG BAD WOLF?Part traditional counting rhyme, part fun-filled story, Ten Little Princesses is perfect for sharing together. Read the bouncy rhyming story.Count from ten to one and back again, as the Little Princesses disappear then reappear. Spot and count the details on each page. And join in with all the great sound-words!The Ten Little series has sold over a million copies worldwide, and Ten Little Bookworms is a 2019 World Book Day pick.

Orchard Books

Ten Little Pirates

Mike Brownlow, Simon Rickerty
Contributors:
Mike Brownlow, Simon Rickerty

Count along with the Ten Little Pirates in this action-packed, counting rhyme adventure!The Ten Little Pirates are sailing out to sea ... But what will the Ten Little Pirates do when they meet a singing mermaid? And a whooshing hurricane? And a HUNGRY shark?Part traditional counting rhyme, part fun-filled story, Ten Little Pirates is perfect for sharing together. Read the bouncy rhyming story.Count from ten to one and back again, as the Little Pirates disappear then reappear. Spot and count the details on each page. And join in with all the great sound-words!The Ten Little series has sold over a million copies worldwide, and Ten Little Bookworms is a 2019 World Book Day pick.'Traditional counting rhyme given a jaunty pirate twist that kids will love... a rollicking read with an easy rhythm and jaunty illustrations... excellent.' Guardian

Ana Bermejo

Ana Bermejo hails from Spain. More specifically, a small town in the North. Sounds nice doesn't it? But actually it's a bit boring. Which is why she moved to Valencia, home of paella, partying and a rather good Art School. It was here that Ana really learnt to draw. She liked drawing goats, unicorns and deer. And she still does (well, goats are pretty cool). Anyway, not content with 5 years at Art School, she came to London to study some more. This time at St Martins. And that was that. She became an illustrator/designer. Nowadays Ana resides in Manchester. There aren't any goats or deer and certainly no unicorns but there are plenty of squirrels. And they're nice to draw too. So she's happy.

Beatrice Tinarelli

Beatrice was born in Bologna, where she still lives and works as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer. Beatrice has drawn and painted ever since she can remember, but also loves music and has been a DJ for more than 20 years. When she grows up, Beatrice would like to be an astronaut.

Becky Down

Becky graduated from Falmouth University with a BA(Hons) Illustration in 2013, and has since been working freelance in her studio in Hampshire. People watching, books, trips to the zoo, and tea on tap all inspire and motivate her to create fun, colourful illustrations using a combination of paint splodges, scribbly pencil and Photoshop. When she is not illustrating, she enjoys baking, films, running and country walks.

Charles Fuge

Charles Fuge's picture book debut won both the Macmillan Prize and the Mother Goose Award. Since then he has illustrated more than thirty picture books, including the bestselling Little Wombat stories. He lives in Dorset with his partner, Sarah, and their son Ollie.

Claire Llewellyn

Claire Llewellyn was an editor of children's fiction and non-fiction for over ten years before becoming a writer, specializing in books for younger readers. Her 'My First Book of Time' won TES Junior Information Book Award in 1992. Since then, she has written over 50 children's books on a wide range of subjects.

Clive Gifford

Clive Gifford is the author of more than 150 children's books including Eye Benders, winner of the Royal Society Young People's Book Prize, Royal Society-nominated Out of This World and Cool Technology which won the School Library Association Information Book Award. He has travelled through 70 countries, run a computer games company and taken part in all manner of sports from parachuting and gliding to Ultimate Frisbee. Clive's official website can be found at www.clivegifford.co.uk

Cressida Cowell

Cressida Cowell is the author and the illustrator of the bestselling How to Train Your Dragon and The Wizards of Once book series, and the author of the Emily Brown picture books, illustrated by Neal Layton. How to Train Your Dragon has sold over 8 million books worldwide in 38 languages. It is also an award-winning DreamWorks film series, and a TV series shown on Netflix and CBBC. The first book in Cressida's new series, The Wizards of Once (also signed by DreamWorks), is a number one bestseller. Cressida is an ambassador for the National Literacy Trust and the Reading Agency, a Trustee of World Book Day and a founder patron of the Children's Media Foundation. She has won numerous prizes, including the Gold Award in the Nestle Children's Book Prize,the 2017 Ruth Rendell Award for Championing Literacy, the Hay Festival Medal for Fiction, and Philosophy Now magazine's 2015 Award for Contributions in the Fight Against Stupidity. She grew up in London and on a small, uninhabited island off the west coast of Scotland and she now lives in Hammersmith with her husband, three children and a dog called Pigeon.

Daisy Meadows

The Rainbow Magic and Magic Animal Friends books are written by a small collective of authors under the name Daisy Meadows. Rainbow Magic is the no.1 bestselling series for girls aged 5 and up with over 30 million copies sold worldwide!Learn more about the books at www.rainbowmagicbooks.co.uk (where you can download the Rainbow Magic Reading Challenge poster) and www.magicanimalfriends.com (where you'll find fun animal activity sheets)

Damian Harvey

Damian Harvey lives in North Wales with his lovely wife, Vicky. He has three wonderful daughters, one brilliant boy and a cat called Polly. He has written more than 60 books for children and is busy writing more. Although Damian loves sitting at home writing stories, he also loves visiting schools and libraries where he shares stories, talks about writing and generally gets people excited about books and reading. You can find out more about Damian by visiting www.damianharvey.co.uk.

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.

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.