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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.

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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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Whales

Kate Riggs
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Kate Riggs
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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.

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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.

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Dolphins

Kate Riggs
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Kate Riggs
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Racing Cars

Kate Riggs
Authors:
Kate Riggs
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Stock Cars

Kate Riggs
Authors:
Kate Riggs
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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.

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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

Ben Hubbard

Ben Hubbard began his writing career at a what's-on newspaper in the 1990s, interviewing bands, actors and artists in his native Wellington, New Zealand. He later joined the fast-paced world of daily newspaper journalism before packing up shop and moving to England. Here, Ben tied a number of new strings to his bow: magazine editor, book editor, and finally, author. Today, Ben writes a mix of non-fiction for all ages - preschoolers through to adults. He has penned titles on an eclectic subject range: from space exploration, samurai warriors and medieval castles; to pop music, pets, tornadoes and rugby skills.

Daisy Meadows

Daisy Meadows is the author of the bestselling series Rainbow Magic and Magic Animal Friends. Her books have sold over 30 million copies worldwide.You can find out all about her magical stories and much more at the series websites: www.rainbowmagicbooks.co.uk and www.magicanimalfriends.co.uk

Damian Harvey

Damian Harvey lives in North Wales with his lovely wife, Vicky. He has three wonderful daughters, one brilliant boy and a cat called Polly. He has written more than 60 books for children and is busy writing more. Although Damian loves sitting at home writing stories, he also loves visiting schools and libraries where he shares stories, talks about writing and generally gets people excited about books and reading. You can find out more about Damian by visiting www.damianharvey.co.uk.

Elizabeth Dale

Elizabeth Dale always dreamed of being a writer but somehow got side-tracked into studying for a physics degree, followed by health service management. When her children were born she finally returned to her dream, writing thousands of short stories for magazines all over the world. Re-discovering a love of children's books while reading to her daughters, she decided to turn her hand to writing them - and has now published over twenty books for children, including picture books and junior fiction. Writing is her full-time job, but also her favourite activity. She also enjoys reading, gardening, walking, and being in the country. Her favourite children's books include Walk Two Moons, The Selfish Giant, Cosmic, and Someone Else's Life. She loves watching cosy sentimental films, such as You've Got Mail, Return to Me, and While You Were Sleeping, as well as classic old films starring Cary Grant, Fred Astaire and Doris Day. Elizabeth is married, with three daughters, and lives in a village in West Sussex. Her daughters, Katie and Jenny, are also children's authors with Hachette.

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 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

Ian Whybrow

Ian Whybrow has lived in Kent, various places in London and as far afield as Hong Kong and New York. The most important thing to him in his writing is that it reads aloud brilliantly and that there is something in it for everyone.

Jason Chapman

Jason Chapman's great passion is writing and illustrating picture books - several of which have been published worldwide. He has also illustrated for museums and charities including the Natural History Museum, the NSPCC, the National Trust and the National Portrait Gallery and has worked with leading children's TV company Ragdoll Productions developing new characters. A promotional postcard posted to Battersea Dogs & Cats Home in 1990 featuring dogs and cats relaxing in a pub, sparked a working relationship between Jason and the Home that is still strong today. Jason's charming and humorous dogs and cats have appeared on murals, magazines, books, factsheets, education packs, websites, animations, advertising and much more.

Jim Field

A lead-driven, pencil-pushing, 25-frames-per-second, Led Zeppelin fan, Jim Field is also a hugely talented illustrator and animation director. His first picture book Cats Ahoy! won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. The bestselling Oi Frog! books, written by Kes Gray, have been shortlisted for numerous prizes, as has The Lion Inside with Rachel Bright. His vibrant, energetic style and witty detail delight children and adults alike.