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Author Spotlight with Graham Marks

Cressida Cowell

Cressida Cowell’s Hiccup books, which she also illustrates, are now published in over 30 countries around the world and the first book in the series, How to Train Your Dragon, has been made into an animated movie by DreamWorks; Cressida also writes and illustrates picture books. The eleventh title in the Hiccup Saga, How to Seize a Dragon’s Jewel, is published in September, and here she talks to Graham Marks about pretty much everything to do with writing a hit series…

Franklin Watts

Space

Paul Calver, Toby Reynolds
Authors:
Paul Calver, Toby Reynolds

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Words

Toby Reynolds, Paul Calver
Authors:
Toby Reynolds, Paul Calver
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Rocks, Crystals and Gems

Paul Calver, Toby Reynolds
Authors:
Paul Calver, Toby Reynolds
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Wonders of the World

Paul Calver, Toby Reynolds
Authors:
Paul Calver, Toby Reynolds

Ever thought about the Wonders of the World? What they are and where to find them? These are the questions that will be explored in this exciting book. The Great Wall of China, the Giant's Causeway and the Galapagos Islands are just some of the incredible places you will learn about in this book. There are eight titles in the series Visual Explorers. High-impact books with incredible information about the world around us. Perfect for KS2 and children aged 7+ with an interest in natural phenomenon and natural history.

Franklin Watts

Insects and Spiders

Paul Calver, Toby Reynolds
Authors:
Paul Calver, Toby Reynolds

The incredible world of insects and spiders is waiting to be explored in this exciting book. Living on land or below ground, in the air or in water, a wide variety of insects and spiders are investigated inside. Discover what they do, what they eat, how they live, how they defend defend themselves and whether or not insects and spiders can be helpful and useful!There are eight titles in the series Visual Explorers. High-impact books with incredible information about the world around us. Perfect for KS2 and children aged 7+ with an interest in natural phenomenon and natural history.

Franklin Watts

Ocean Life

Paul Calver, Toby Reynolds
Authors:
Paul Calver, Toby Reynolds
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Extreme Earth

Toby Reynolds, Paul Calver
Authors:
Toby Reynolds, Paul Calver
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Animals

Toby Reynolds, Paul Calver
Authors:
Toby Reynolds, Paul Calver

This bright and attractive book introduces lots of different animals to support your child's early learning. Using familiar animals, objects and concepts each spread takes a thematic approach to learning. Photographs rather than illustrations help to reinforce their learning and the book takes a flexible approach, asking key questions on each page but with enough scope to make up questions of your own.There are four titles in the series, Start To Learn. Alphabet, Numbers, Animals and Words.

Franklin Watts

Alphabet

Toby Reynolds, Paul Calver
Authors:
Toby Reynolds, Paul Calver

This bright and attractive book introduces the key concept of the alphabet to support your child's early learning. Using familiar animals, objects and concepts each spread takes a thematic approach to learning. Photographs rather than illustrations help to reinforce their learning and the book takes a flexible approach, asking key questions on each page but with enough scope to make up questions of your own.There are four titles in the series, Start To Learn: Alphabet, Numbers, Animals and Words.

Franklin Watts

Numbers

Toby Reynolds, Paul Calver
Authors:
Toby Reynolds, Paul Calver
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Happy Baby: Mealtime

Toby Reynolds, Paul Calver
Authors:
Toby Reynolds, Paul Calver
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Predators

Toby Reynolds, Paul Calver
Authors:
Toby Reynolds, Paul Calver

A world of Predators is waiting to be explored in this exciting book.Tarantulas, lions, rattlesnakes and sharks are just some of the incredible predators you will find inside. Discover what they do, what they eat, how they live and what life is like for their young.A detailed fact file containing measurements, statistics and environmental issues will help you discover and learn about these amazing animals.There are two titles in the series Visual Explorers. High-impact books with incredible information about fearsome Predators and our Extreme Earth. Perfect for KS2 and children aged 7+ with an interest in natural phenomenon and natural history.

Franklin Watts

Happy Baby: Bathtime

Toby Reynolds, Paul Calver
Authors:
Toby Reynolds, Paul Calver

Make bathtime even more fun with this colourful board book. Simple counting, shape and colour exercises using familiar bathtime objects will encourage your baby's development.Part of the series Happy Baby, the four titles in the range each focus on a key part of your baby's day.

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Happy Baby: Bedtime

Toby Reynolds, Paul Calver
Authors:
Toby Reynolds, Paul Calver

Make bedtime even more fun with this colourful board book. Simple counting, shape and colour exercises using familiar bedtime objects will encourage your baby's development.Part of the series Happy Baby, the four titles in the range each focus on a key part of your baby's day.

David Almond

David Almond is the author of Skellig, My Name is Mina, Counting Stars, The Savage, Island, A Song for Ella Grey, The Colour of the Sun and many other novels, stories, picture books, opera librettos, songs and plays. His work is translated into 40 languages, and is widely adapted for stage and screen. His major awards include the Carnegie Medal, two Whitbread Awards, the Eleanor Farjeon Award, the Michael L Printz Award (USA), Le Prix Sorcières (France) and the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize. In 2010 he won the Hans Christian Andersen Award, the world's most prestigious prize for children's authors. David speaks at festivals and conferences around the world. He is Professor of Creative Writing at Bath Spa University. He is widely regarded as one of the most exciting, inspirational and innovative children's authors writing today. He has one amazing daughter. He lives in Bath and in Newcastle, the city in which he was born.www.davidalmond.com

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

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!

Geraldine McCaughrean

Geraldine McCaughrean has written over 140 books and plays for both adults and children, including Peter Pan in Scarlet, the official sequel to J M Barrie's Peter Pan, which was one of the most talked about and successful children's titles of 2006. Geraldine McCaughrean has won the Carnegie Medal, the Whitbread Children's Book Award (three times), the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, the Smarties Bronze Award (four times), the Blue Peter Book of the Year award and the Blue Peter Special Book to Keep Forever award. Geraldine is the first author to have been short listed, by librarians, for the Carnegie Medal six times, on at least one occasion in each of the past four decades, thus once again recognising the quality of her writing over the years.Geraldine McCaughrean's novels and retellings for children have won her the CARNEGIE MEDAL, GUARDIAN CHILDREN'S FICTION AWARD, WHITBREAD AWARD and THE BEEFEATER AWARD. A prolific author who writes for all ages, she lives in Berkshire with her family.Visit her website at www.geraldinemccaughrean.co.uk

H L Dennis

Helen Dennis was born in Brighton and loves living near the sea. She was a teacher for twenty years, and now writes full time - but enjoys making school visits, where she runs code-cracking and creative writing sessions.