Related to: 'Giraffes'

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

Owls

Valerie Bodden
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Valerie Bodden
Franklin Watts

Animals Are Amazing: Pandas

Valerie Bodden
Authors:
Valerie Bodden

Pandas are one of the world's most amazing mammals! Immerse yourself in their furry world where you can learn all about how they raise their young, how much bamboo they eat and why they are endangered. Stunning photographs are accompanied by a simple yet informative text, which will inspire children to learn about these incredible, gentle and intelligent bears.Pandas is part of the series Animals are Amazing - a big picture look at some fascinating animals aimed at 5-7 year olds.

Franklin Watts

Grand Canyon

Valerie Bodden
Authors:
Valerie Bodden
Franklin Watts

Polar Bears

Valerie Bodden
Authors:
Valerie Bodden

Learn all about one of the world's most amazing animals - the polar bear!Polar bears are one of the world's most iconic animals and the biggest of all the bears. These enormous and deadly predators have a fearsome reputation. Huge, vibrant pictures combined with simple, factual text really bring these beautiful and endangered creatures to life and will introduce young children to some of the main facts and features that make polar bears so special. A short story at the end of the book about why the polar bear has such a short tail, also introduces the idea of animals in mythology and storytelling.Polar Bears is part of the series Animals Are Amazing - a big picture introduction to some brilliant animals for children aged 5-7 / KS1

Franklin Watts

River Amazon

Valerie Bodden
Authors:
Valerie Bodden

The books in the Great Planet Earth series bring to life the most dramatic and diverse natural landscapes on Earth. River Amazon tells you all about the geography, people, climate and wildlife of this rich and fascinating rainforest river basin, and highlights the conservation work that is being done to keep it as wonderful as it is.

Franklin Watts

Mount Everest

Valerie Bodden
Authors:
Valerie Bodden

The books in the Great Planet Earth series bring to life the most dramatic and diverse natural landscapes on Earth. Mount Everest tells you all about the geography, people, climate and wildlife of this rich and fascinating mountain habitat, and highlights the conservation work that is being done to keep it as wonderful as it is.

Franklin Watts

Snakes

Valerie Bodden
Authors:
Valerie Bodden

Find out all about one of the world's most amazing animals - the snake! Snakes that bite, snakes that squeeze, snakes that swim, snakes that climb trees. Find out how snakes eat their dinner and what they use their tongues for.Snakes are one of the world's most iconic reptiles and a favourite with children. These beautiful but deadly creatures have a fearsome reputation - it's no wonder many people are so scared of them! Huge, vibrant pictures combined with simple, factual text really bring these creatures to life and will introduce young children to some of the main facts and features that make snakes so special. At the end of the book, a short story from Africa introduces the idea of animals in mythology and storytelling.Snakes is part of the series Animals Are Amazing - a big picture introduction to some brilliant animals for children aged 5-7 / KS1.

Franklin Watts

Animals Are Amazing: Sharks

Valerie Bodden
Authors:
Valerie Bodden

Learn all about one of the world's most amazing animals - the shark! Big sharks, tiny sharks, strange sharks, scary sharks Find out what sharks eat, how they hunt and why they have to keep swimming.Sharks is part of the series Animals Are Amazing - a big picture introduction to some brilliant animals.

Franklin Watts

Penguins

Valerie Bodden
Authors:
Valerie Bodden

Learn all about one of the world's most amazing animals - the penguin! Noisy penguins, diving penguins, baby penguins, waddling penguins. Find out why penguins have wings, how they swim and how they survive in the freezing cold.Penguins is part of the series Animals Are Amazing - a big picture introduction to some brilliant animals.

Franklin Watts

Lions

Valerie Bodden
Authors:
Valerie Bodden

Anthony Lewis

Anthony Lewis lives with his wife and two young daughters in Cheshire. Since he graduated with a first class honours degree in 1989 he has illustrated and contributed to more than 200 children's books at home and abroad.

Brita Granström

Mick Manning (born in Yorkshire, England, 1959) and Brita Granström (born in Eskilstuna, Sweden, 1969) work together as a team sharing the illustration and text. They have been producing award-winning non-fiction picture books for almost twenty years. They show that the best non-fiction for children can be scholarly, albeit with a light touch, and can have some of the imagination-stretching qualities of fiction. They are well known for their exciting performances involving readings and live drawing using overhead camera projection (often involving participation from members of the audience) all mixed with an audio-visual presentation. They appear on a regular basis at major UK book festival venues such as Bath, Cheltenham and Edinburgh International Book Festival. They have appeared at The Royal Society Science Festival and have celebrated The Big Draw at various venues including The Imperial War Museum. They have worked closely to support libraries and schools, performing voluntarily to school classes in the UK and Sweden and have also attended the American Library Conference and visited US schools.Many of Manning & Granström's books are translated into a number of languages, including Chinese, German, Greek, Danish, Japanese, Norwegian, Swedish and Slovakian. For the last 12 years Mick & Brita have created, written and illustrated a monthly 5-page gentle pre-school series called 'Max and Kate' for the critically acclaimed US children's magazine Ladybug.http://www.mickandbrita.com Selection of Franklin Watts books:The World Is Full of Babies! (Smarties Silver Award Winner); What's under the Bed? (TES Award Winner); Wash, Scrub, and Brush (English Association Award KS1 Winner); Stone Age, Bone Age and many other Wonderwise titles; How Did I Begin? (Rhone Poulenc Science prize winner); How Should I Behave?; Seaside Scientist; My Body Book; My Uncle's Dunkirk; Charlie's War Illustrated (English Association Award KS2 Winner); The Story of Britain; The Brontës - Children of the Moors.

Caroline Craig

Caroline Craig is a food writer from London. She is the co-author with Sophie Missing of The Little Book of Lunch and The Cornershop Cookbook and a columnist for Guardian Cook.

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

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.

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.

Giles Andreae

Giles Andreae is the author of many top selling, award-winning picture books. These include Rumble in the Jungle, Commotion in the Ocean, and I Love My Mummy. However, it is for the international bestseller Giraffes Can't Dance that he is best known. Giles is also the creator of Purple Ronnie, Britain's favourite stickman, and of the artist/philosopher, Edward Monkton. These two ranges of greetings cards, books and merchandise have made Giles the country's top-selling living poet. Giles lives with his wife, Victoria, a children's clothes designer, and their four young children by the river in Oxfordshire.

Jeanne Willis

Jeanne Willis is an award-winning, internationally bestselling author, whose titles include I Hate School, I Want to Be a Cowgirl and Don't Let Go. Jeanne lives in London.

Jenny Colgan

Jenny Colgan is the author of numerous bestselling novels for adults, including Meet Me at the Cupcake Café and Little Beach Street Bakery. When Neil the puffin from Little Beach Street Bakery caught her readers' attention, Jenny knew she needed a story of his own - and so the idea for Polly and the Puffin was born.Jenny is married with three children and lives in Scotland. For more about Jenny, visit her website and her Facebook page, or follow her on Twitter: @jennycolgan.

Joe Archer

Joe Archer works at Kew Gardens as Head Horticulturalist in the kitchen garden. He appeared in the 'Kew on a Plate' television programme with Raymond Blanc.