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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.

Franklin Watts

Bats

Kate Riggs
Authors:
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.

Franklin Watts

Whales

Kate Riggs
Authors:
Kate Riggs

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

Franklin Watts

Elephants

Kate Riggs
Authors:
Kate Riggs

Learn all about one of the world's most amazing animals - the elephant! Huge elephants, strong elephants, fierce elephants, wrinkly elephants. Find out how an elephant uses its trunk and why they have tusks.Elephants is part of the series Animals Are Amazing - a big picture introduction to some brilliant animals.

Franklin Watts

Gorillas

Kate Riggs
Authors:
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.

Franklin Watts

Dolphins

Kate Riggs
Authors:
Kate Riggs
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Racing Cars

Kate Riggs
Authors:
Kate Riggs
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Stock Cars

Kate Riggs
Authors:
Kate Riggs

Now That's Fast: Stock Cars tells us all about these fast machines, looking at the different types of cars 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.

Franklin Watts

Bullet Trains

Kate Riggs
Authors:
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.

Franklin Watts

Motorbikes

Kate Riggs
Authors:
Kate Riggs
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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.

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 - it launches in Summer 2017. You can find out more about all these amazing adventures at the series websites: seaquestbooks.co.uk and teamherobooks.co.uk

Alex Ayliffe

Alex Ayliffe is a bestselling, award-winning writer and artist. Her distinctive papercut illustrations are bright and bold with lots of child appeal. Alex has illustrated many books for children, including the bestselling Dig Dig Digging and Boo Barney, winner of the Sainsbury's Baby Book Award. She lives with her family in Hertfordshire.

Arthur Robins

Arthur Robins is known and loved the world over for his witty and lively picture books and cartoons. He has illustrated numerous favourite books for Orchard, including the ever-popular 'Seriously Silly' series, written by Laurence Anholt, the 'Small Knight' series, written by Ronda Armitage, and the bestselling picture book 'My Granny is a Pirate', written by multi-award-winning, internationally bestselling author Val McDermid. Arthur lives in Surrey, near his two grown-up daughters.

Cath Senker

Cath Senker is a children's non-fiction writer who specialises in writing about modern history, global issues and world religions. Her latest history titles include Living Through the Vietnam War (Raintree, 2011), Our World Divided: Israel and the Middle East (Wayland, 2011) and A Cultural History of Women in America: Women Claim the Vote (Bailey Publishing, 2011). She has a particular interest in the topics of migration, refugees and racism and recently wrote Mapping Global Issues: Immigrants and Refugees (Arcturus, 2011). In her work, Cath aims to highlight individuals' experiences and to present different viewpoints in a non-judgemental way as a basis for discussion.Cath also works as a project manager and editor on non-fiction titles for both children and adults. Before embarking on a freelance career, she worked as a commissioning editor for a children's educational publishing company for eight years. She is also an experienced ESOL teacher. Cath volunteers with City Reads, a project that aims to widen the enjoyment of books and reading among people of all ages, especially people from disadvantaged communities. She is a also a keen amateur cyclist, cook and gardener.

Daisy Meadows

Daisy Meadows is the author of over 200 Rainbow Magic books.

David Roberts

David Roberts is a hugely successful illustrator who has illustrated books by Philip Ardagh, Julia Donaldson, Jacqueline Wilson and Chris Priestley. He's also the creator of Dirty Bertie and the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling artist of picture books IGGY PECK, ARCHITECT and ROSIE REVERE, ENGINEER. David lives in London.

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 Bookstart 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 like to spend any spare time in North Cornwall, surfing and walking in all weathers.

Francesca Simon

Francesca Simon worked for 12 years as a freelance arts journalist, writing for the Sunday times, and The Guardian amongst others. Francesca wrote her first children's book in 1989 and has gone from strength to strength ever since. She lives in London with her husband and son.Francesca Simon spent her childhood on the beach in California, and then went to Yale and Oxford Universities to study medieval history and literature. She now lives in London with her family. She has written over 50 books and won THE CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE YEAR at the Galaxy British Book Awards for HORRID HENRY AND THE ABOMINABLE SNOWMAN. 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

Guy Parker-Rees

Guy Parker-Rees exuberant and energetic illustrations have made him a household name and one of today's bestselling children's illustrators. Notable successes include Giraffes Can't Dance - written by Giles Andreae, a worldwide besteller, and Richard & Judy children's book choice, Spookyrumpus, winner of the Sheffield, Dundee and Portsmouth book awards, and the highly acclaimed All Afloat on Noah's Boat. Guy lives in Brighton with his wife and three sons.