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Author Spotlight with Graham Marks

Guy Parker-Rees

Guy Parker-Rees is the award-winning author of whole shelf of bestselling picture books, including the international hit Giraffes Can’t Dance. He writes his own stories, as well as working with other authors, such as Giles Andreae and Tony Mitton. Here he talks to Graham Marks about his world of colour, line and characters, and his latest Tom & Millie books.

Orchard Books

The Little Mermaid

Geraldine McCaughrean, Hans Christian Andersen, Laura Barrett
Contributors:
Geraldine McCaughrean, Hans Christian Andersen, Laura Barrett
Orchard Books

The Snow Queen Classic Pop-up and Play

Hans Christian Andersen, Laura Barrett
Contributors:
Hans Christian Andersen, Laura Barrett
Orion Children's Books

Stories from Shakespeare

Geraldine McCaughrean
Authors:
Geraldine McCaughrean

Ten of Shakespeare's greatest plays, retold for children by multi-award winning author Geraldine McCaughrean.From love, jealousy, greed and betrayal to mad kings, magic and murder, Geraldine McCaughrean retells some of Shakespeare's best-known stories, including Romeo and Juliet, Henry the Fifth, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Julius Caesar, Hamlet, Twelfth Night, Othello, King Lear, Macbeth and The Tempest.With easy to follow prose punctuated with well-known quotations and featuring a cast list for each play, this accessible collection will delight and entertain readers of all ages.

Orion Children's Books

Britannia: Great Stories from British History

Geraldine McCaughrean
Authors:
Geraldine McCaughrean
Orchard Books

Orchard Greek Myths

Geraldine McCaughrean, Emma Chichester Clark
Contributors:
Geraldine McCaughrean, Emma Chichester Clark

Discover the drama and thrill of sixteen classic Ancient Greek myths in this glorious story collection.Featuring all of the best-known stories, including Theseus & the Minotaur, Heracles, Daedalus & Icarus, The Wooden Horse and Pandora's Box. Retold by master storyteller, Geraldine McCaughrean, with full colour artwork throughout, this is an essential for every child's bookshelf."These powerful stories are brought to a young modern audience with a verve and simplicity that makes them shine in our minds" - Michael RosenStories included: Theseus and the MinotaurPandora's BoxPerseus and MedusaJason and the Golden FleeceDaedalus and IcarusOrpheus and EurydiceArachneThe Wooden Horse of TroyKing MidasPersephone and the Pomegranate SeedsEcho and NarcissusThe Twelve Labours of HeraclesOdysseusApollo and DaphneAtalanta's RaceFreedom for Prometheus

Hodder Children's Books

Pittipat's Saucer of Moon

Geraldine McCaughrean, Maria Nilsson
Authors:
Geraldine McCaughrean, Maria Nilsson
Orchard Books

The Orchard Book of Stories from the Ballet

Geraldine McCaughrean, Angela Barrett
Contributors:
Geraldine McCaughrean, Angela Barrett
Hodder Children's Books

Father and Son

Geraldine McCaughrean, Fabian Negrin
Contributors:
Geraldine McCaughrean, Fabian Negrin
Orchard Books

The Orchard Book of Greek Gods and Goddesses

Geraldine McCaughrean
Authors:
Geraldine McCaughrean

A wonderfully rich and varied collection of fifteen stories from Greek mythology, retold for today's young readers. Meet all the best-known gods and goddesses and learn how Paris judged who was the fairest goddess of all, how the city of Athens was named and how dolphins were created. The magic and drama of Geraldine McCaughrean's retellings are perfectly matched by Emma Chichester Clark's lively illustrations.

Orchard Books

The Orchard Book Of Roman Myths

Geraldine McCaughrean, Emma Chichester Clark
Contributors:
Geraldine McCaughrean, Emma Chichester Clark

A wonderfully rich and varied collection of fifteen stories from Roman mythology, retold for today's young readers. Here are all the famous myths from the birth of Venus, to the founding of Rome by Romulus and Remus. The great gods and goddesses, including Jupiter, Mars and Diana, are brought vividly to life by Emma Chichester Clark's beautiful illustrations that perfectly reflect the liveliness of Geraldine McCaughrean's gripping retellings.

Orion Children's Books

Silver Myths And Legends Of The World

Geraldine McCaughrean
Authors:
Geraldine McCaughrean

These are the stories our ancestors told to explain how the world began; or they are legends of half-remembered heroes or people whose lives were changed by magic. Brilliantly retold in the sparkling, energetic prose of one of the great names in children's books, SILVER MYTHS AND LEGENDS and its companion volume GOLDEN MYTHS AND LEGENDS make an outstanding collection of wonderful tales, many of them unavailable anywhere else.

Hodder Children's Books

A Pilgrim's Progress

Geraldine McCaughrean, Jason Cockroft
Contributors:
Geraldine McCaughrean, Jason Cockroft
Orchard Books

Unicorns! Unicorns!

Geraldine Mccaughrean, Sophie Windham
Contributors:
Geraldine Mccaughrean, Sophie Windham
Orion Children's Books

Golden Myths and Legends of the World

Geraldine McCaughrean
Authors:
Geraldine McCaughrean

These are the stories our ancestors told to explain how the world began; or they are legends of half-remembered heroes or people whose lives were changed by magic. Brilliantly retold in the sparkling, energetic prose of one of the great names in children's books, GOLDEN MYTHS AND LEGENDS and its companion volume SILVER MYTHS AND LEGENDS make an outstanding collection of wonderful tales, many of them unavailable anywhere else.

Adam Blade

Adam Blade is the name for a small collective of authors who have been writing the bestselling series Beast Quest and Sea Quest for ten years! Beast Quest has now sold over 10 million copies. The newest series from the Adam Blade team is called Team Hero. You can find out more about all these amazing adventures at the series websites: beastquest.co.uk and teamherobooks.co.uk

Akala

BAFTA and MOBO award-winning hip hop artist, writer, poet and historian Akala is a label owner and social entrepreneur who fuses unique rap/rock/electro-punk sound with fierce storytelling. Jay-Z, M.I.A. and Christina Aguilera are just a few of the musicians Akala's toured with, his own stellar live show headlined eight UK tours and he regularly appears at festivals such as Glastonbury and Wireless.More recently known for his compelling lectures and journalism, Akala has written for the The Guardian, Huffington Post UK and The Independent, and also taken part in British Council arts education and music projects all over the world.In 2009, with Sir Ian McKellen's support, Akala launched the 'The Hip-hop Shakespeare Company', a music theatre production company which sparked worldwide media interest. Previous clients and collaborators include the BBC, Premier League, Mastercard, The Barbican and Ed Sheeran.Akala has also featured on numerous TV programmes across Channel 4, ITV2, MTV, Sky Arts and the BBC promoting his projects as well as speaking on wide ranging subjects from music and poetry to youth engagement and British/African-Caribbean culture.

Anna Claybourne

Anna Claybourne has written over 150 children's books on all kinds of subjects, from sharks, black holes and splitting the atom to how to draw, Shakespeare's life, and Greek myths and legends. She knows a lot about conservation in the rain forests of Costa Rica as she once volunteered there for three months. She likes space, sewing and music, plays the trombone and loves going camping.

Brian Moses

Brian Moses lives in the village of Etchingham with his wife Anne, a loopy labrador called Honey and a collection of bad-tempered chickens.He first worked as a teacher but has now been a professional children's poet since 1988. To date he has over 200 books published including volumes of his own poetry such as Holding the Hands of Angels (Salt) and Behind the Staffroom Door (Macmillan), anthologies such as The Secret Lives of Teachers and Aliens Stole My Underpants (both Macmillan), picture books such as Beetle in the Bathroom and Trouble at the Dinosaur Cafe (both Puffin) and non-fiction titles such as Titanic: Lost & Saved (Wayland). Over 1 million copies of Brian's poetry books have now been sold by Macmillan and in 2005 he was nominated for both the CLPE Award and the Spoken Word Award. Brian also visits schools to run writing workshops and perform his own poetry and percussion shows. To date he has visited well over 2500 schools and libraries throughout the UK. He has made several appearances at the Edinburgh Festival, been writer in residence at Castle Cornet on Guernsey, on the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Light Railway and at RAF schools in Cyprus. Recently he has visited several International schools in Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Italy, Spain, France and Ireland.He has performed his poetry at Borders on Second Avenue, New York and in September 2006 he was invited to Iceland to take part in 'Kids in the Marsh' - a festival of children's poetry and song. At the request of Prince Charles he spoke at the Prince's Summer School for Teachers in 2007 at Cambridge University. He is one of ten children's poets invited by then Poet Laureate Andrew Motion to feature on the National Poetry Archive.Favourite book: 'Turtle Diary' by Russell Hoban.Favourite Movie: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Favourite Music: Bob Dylan

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

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)