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David Melling

David Melling is the international bestselling author and illustrator who first came to our attention with the critically acclaimed The Kiss That Missed, and whose The Tale of Jack Frost went from page to animated TV feature, voiced by Hugh Laurie. Here he talks to Graham Marks about how he became a children’s book illustrator, his influences, his passions and why he loves Twitter…

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Bats

Kate Riggs
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Kate Riggs

Bats are one of the world's most amazing animals! Immerse yourself in their moonlit world, where you can learn all about how they raise their young, hunt for their dinner and why they go to sleep hanging upside down! Stunning photographs are accompanied by a simple yet informative text, which will inspire children to learn about these incredible and intelligent mammals.Bats is part of the series Animals are Amazing - a big picture look at some fascinating animals aimed at 5-7 year olds.

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Wolves

Kate Riggs
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Kate Riggs

Wolves are one of the world's most amazing animals! Immerse yourself in their canine world, where you can learn all about how they raise their young, hunt for their dinner and survive in the wild. Stunning photographs are accompanied by a simple yet informative text, which will inspire children to learn about these incredible and intelligent mammals.Wolves is part of the series Animals are Amazing - a big picture look at some fascinating animals aimed at 5-7 year olds.

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Elephants

Kate Riggs
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Kate Riggs
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Gorillas

Kate Riggs
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Kate Riggs

Gorillas are one of the world's most amazing animals! Learn all about how they eat, communicate, socialise, live and raise their young with this book. Stunning photographs are accompanied by a simple yet informative text which will inspire children to learn about these endangered animals.Gorillas is part of the series Animals are Amazing - a big picture look at some fascinating animals aimed at 5-7 year olds.

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Dolphins

Kate Riggs
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Kate Riggs
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Racing Cars

Kate Riggs
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Kate Riggs
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Stock Cars

Kate Riggs
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Kate Riggs
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Bullet Trains

Kate Riggs
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Kate Riggs

Now That's Fast: Bullet Trains tells us all about these fast machines, looking at the different types of bullet trains and how they are built, powered and used around the world.An exciting, eye-catching series about speedy machines with clear, manageable text and big, attractive images.

Franklin Watts

Speed Boats

Kate Riggs
Authors:
Kate Riggs

Now That's Fast: Speedboats tells us all about these fast machines, looking at the different types of speedboats and how they are built, powered and raced around the world.An exciting, eye-catching series about speedy machines with clear, manageable text and big, attractive images.

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Motorbikes

Kate Riggs
Authors:
Kate Riggs

Now That's Fast: Motorbikes tells us all about these fast machines, looking at the different types of bikes and how they are built, powered and raced around the world.An exciting, eye-catching series about speedy machines with clear, manageable text and big, attractive images.

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Aircraft

Kate Riggs
Authors:
Kate Riggs

Now That's Fast: Aircraft tells us all about these fast machines, looking at the different types of planes and how they are built, powered and used around the world.An exciting, eye-catching series about speedy machines with clear, manageable text and big, attractive images.

James Nixon

Politics graduate and sports enthusiast James Nixon lives in Leominster, Herefordshire and is an experienced editor and author of children's non-fiction. He has written over 50 titles on a wide range of topics.

Jamie Littler

Jamie is a St. Albans-based illustrator who graduated from the Arts Institute at Bournemouth in 2008, and won a High Commendation in the Macmillan Children's Book Award in the same year. Since then Jamie has worked with many varied clients, and his debut children's book, 'MUM'S THE WORD', written by Timothy Knapman, is to be published by Hodder Children's Books in 2013.He is the creator, writer and illustrator of the on-going comic series 'COGG & SPROKIT' which is serialised in the Phoenix Comic, and his debut fiction series 'ATOMIC!', published by Scholastic Children's Books, written and created by Guy Bass, was released in 2012. When not trying to tame his un-naturally fast growing hair, he likes drawing, colouring in, cutting things out and sticking things in. Whatever medium he uses, Jamie tries to create a 'hand-made', organic and energetic feeling in his work. His interests are pretty wide and varied; although he does have a soft spot for wild animals and things that go bump in the night.Jamie is represented by Jodie Marsh at United Agents.Jamie Littler graduated from the Arts Institute at Bournemouth in 2008. He has won a High Commendation Award at the Macmillan Children's Book Awards and is the creator of 'Cogg and Sprokit', which is serialised in the PHOENIX. He has worked on high-profile projects including The Famous Five. Follow him on Twitter @jamieillustrate or visit his website at http://jamielittler.co.uk/

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Karen Wallace

A Canadian, Karen Wallace gained a degree in English from London University. Shortly afterwards she and her husband went to Toronto and worked in the publishing business. A few years later they moved to Ireland with their two young sons, and returned to England in 1982. She now writes full-time for children and for children's television. She and illustrator Mike Bostock won the TES Information Book Award for THINK OF AN EEL (Walker Books). Her novel RASPBERRIES ON THE YANGTSE was short-listed for the Guardian Award. She is married to novelist Sam Llewellyn.

Katie Dale

Katie Dale had her first poem 'The Fate of The School Hamster' published in The Cadbury's Book of Children's Poetry, aged 8 and hasn't stopped writing since. On graduating, she went travelling through South-East Asia - only to discover whilst in a Vietnam internet cafe that she was a winner of the SCBWI 2008 Undiscovered Voices competition.

Katie Douglass

Katie Douglass has written many non-fiction titles for children, specialising in social issues for young children. She has a particular interest in educating children about their emotional health and wellbeing.

Katie Woolley

Katie Woolley is a creative and versatile editor and writer who has worked on children's books for all age levels, from board books, novelty books and picture books to non-fiction, licensed publishing and educational books and apps. With more than 10 years' publishing experience working for companies such as Ladybird Books and Hachette Children's Books, she has written, commissioned, edited and project-managed a wide variety of titles for some of the biggest children's publishers.

Kay Barnham

Kay Barnham was born in Barrow-in-Furness, grew up in Carlisle, went to college in Brighton, and lived in Hove for a while, before sailing for Kinsale, Co Cork, popping back to Hove and then moving to the New Forest with her husband and daughter. And never at any point has she lived more than ten miles from the sea. She began working in children's publishing in 1992. She was an editor first of all, working on illustrated non-fiction and learning fun facts like how long it would take to walk to the moon - nine years - and how to spell palaeontology. Next, she commissioned fiction titles, editing picture books, storybooks and novels. And then she got the chance to write her own books, which she thinks is quite the best job ever. Except possibly being a chocolatier. She writes non-fiction as Kay Barnham. Her specialist subjects include ice-skating, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, lightning, fairies, Roald Dahl, Sir Isaac Newton, Christmas, dolphins, Florence Nightingale and very bad cracker jokes. And chocolate.She also writes fiction as Kay Woodward, including the Skate School series for Usborne and the novels Jane Airhead and Wuthering Hearts for Andersen Press. Altogether, she's written about a hundred books. Her favourite colour is navy blue. Her favourite chocolate is 85% cocoa solids.

Lee Wildish

Lee Wildish is an acclaimed illustrator. His Spooky, Spooky House won the Overall Red House Children's Book Award in 2013, his Spaghetti with the Yeti was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Book Prize in 2013, and he has been shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award and the Sheffield Children's Book Award.