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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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Rocks, Crystals and Gems

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

What are crystals and gems? how are rocks formed? These are the questions that will be explored in this exciting book. Hot rocks, diamonds and crystals are just some of the incredible topics you will learn about in this book. Discover what they are, what we know about them and how we use them.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.

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Wonders of the World

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

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Rainforests

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

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

A world of Extreme Earth is waiting to be explored in this exciting book.Volcanoes, earthquakes, deserts and hurricanes are just some of the incredible environments and weather phenomenon you will find inside this book. Discover where they are and how they occur, which ones are the most dangerous and what life is like near them.A detailed fact file containing measurements, statistics and environmental issues will help you discover and learn about these extreme wonders. Perfect for KS2 and children aged 7+ with an interest in natural phenomenon and natural history.There are two titles in the series Visual Explorers. High-impact books with incredible information about fearsome Predators and our Extreme Earth.

Franklin Watts

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

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.

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Alphabet

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

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

This bright and attractive book introduces the key concept of using numbers 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

Words

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

This bright and attractive book introduces the key concept of learning to use words 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

Happy Baby: Mealtime

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

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

Sara Vogler

Jan and Sara were already friends when one day they decided they wanted to write children's stories and it would be more fun to write them together. That was 18 years ago. Since then they've written over 160 stories - including some about ghosts, football, ghosts playing football and naughty gargoylz. Jan lives in Essex with her family and Sara lives in London with hers. They both have black cats who completely rule their lives. For more information, please visit Jan and Sara's website www.burchettandvogler.co.uk and follow them on Twitter at https://twitter.com/BurchettVogler. Keep up-to-date with the Sam Silver: Undercover Pirate blog at http://samsilverundercoverpirate.blogspot.co.uk.

Sarah Warburton

Sarah has many books, working for a large variety of publishers. With author Hiawyn Oram, she created the Orchard Books' character of Rumblewick - the witch's familiar - employed by a very unwilling witch. Both in picture book and fiction this character has sold worldwide and is under movie option with DreamWorks. Sarah also illustrated the 'Happy Ever After' series, written by Tony Bradman, as well as the picture book 'Sir Laughalot', written by Tony Mitton for Orchard. Sarah works using a wide combination of pencil sketches, digital colour and traditional pen and ink and watercolour. She lives in Bristol, with her husband and two children.

Saviour Pirotta

Saviour Pirotta has written over 100 children's books, ranging from picture books to novels. He has been fascinated by traditional tales since he was a child, and before becoming a full-time writer he worked as a storyteller for the Commonwealth Institute in London. His titles include The Orchard Book of First Greek Myths and The Orchard Book of Grimm's Fairy Tales. He lives in Saltaire, West Yorkshire.

Simon Rickerty

Simon Rickerty graduated from The Royal College of Art in 2006 with a master's degree in Communication Art and Design. His first picture book, Peas, written by Andy Cullen, was published in 2009 and shortlisted for the Booktrust Early Years Award. Simon has gone on to illustrate many more highly acclaimed books for children, including Ten Little Pirates, winner of the Nottingham Children's Book Prize, and Monkey Nut, winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. He lives in Bristol.

Smriti Prasadam-Halls

Smriti Prasadam-Halls is the author of over 25 books for children. Her I Love You Night and Day was read on CBeebies Bedtime Hour and her Black and White Sparklers series has sold more than 250,000 copies worldwide. She lives in Richmond with her husband and three sons.

Steve Antony

Steve Antony - a graduate from the prestigious MA in Children's Book Illustration at Anglia Ruskin - is the author-illustrator of The Queen's Hat and Please Mr Panda. Only debuting in 2014, Steve has had enormous success: The Queen's Hat won the Evening Standard's Oscar's First Book Prize, and was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize. Please Mr Panda was chosen as Picture Book of the Month by US retailer Barnes & Noble, who held over 650 Panda events over one weekend. Steve aims to create picture books that are slightly 'off the wall', books that children will laugh at and adults will tweet about, but most of all, books that he enjoys.