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Chris Higgins

Chris Higgins is an ex English and Drama teacher turned award-winning writer. She has written the My Funny Family series for younger readers, but is probably best known for her teen novels, which have gained her two nominations for Queen of Teen. Here she talks to Graham Marks about how she became a writer, tells us some of her writing secrets and talks about her latest novel, The Day I Met Suzie.

Franklin Watts

Space

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

Paul Calver, Toby Reynolds
Authors:
Paul Calver, Toby Reynolds
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Wonders of the World

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

Ever thought about the Wonders of the World? What they are and where to find them? These are the questions that will be explored in this exciting book. The Great Wall of China, the Giant's Causeway and the Galapagos Islands are just some of the incredible places you will learn about in this book. 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.

Franklin Watts

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.

Franklin Watts

Ocean Life

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

The incredible underwater world of the oceans is waiting to be explored in this exciting book. Birds, mammals, fish and many other forms of sea life are all investigated inside. Discover what they do, what they eat, how they live and what life is like in a saltwater habitat. A detailed fact file containing measurements, statistics and environmental issues will help you discover and learn about these unique forests.There are four 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.

Franklin Watts

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
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Alphabet

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

This bright and attractive book introduces the key concept of the alphabet 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

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
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Happy Baby: Mealtime

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

Make mealtime even more fun with this colourful board book. Simple counting, shape and colour exercises using familiar mealtime 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.

Franklin Watts

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

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 Horne

Sarah grew up in Derbyshire, mainly under a snow drift. She spent much of her childhood scampering in the nearby fields with a few goats. Then she decided to be sensible and studied Illustration at Falmouth College of Arts, graduating in 2001. She has illustrated for many different projects including an ad campaign for Kew Gardens entitled 'Plantastic Play'. She has also undertaken commission from The Guardian and The Independent newspapers. Sarah now specialises in funny, inky illustration and words for children's fiction and picture books. Sarah likes to paint on very big canvas. She loves funny detail, colour, music, dreams and big open spaces. Sarah now works from a studio on a hill in Forest Hill, London.

Sarah Mlynowski

Sarah Mlynowski started writing books when she was three years old. Kind of. She would tell them and her mom would transcribe them. They were all about Princesses named Sarah. After learning to use her own pencil, she continued scribbling stories throughout elementary and high school, and studied English literature in college.When she was twenty-four she published her first chick lit novel, Milkrun. Since then she has written five novels for teens, four additional novels for adults, co-written a guide to writing chick lit (See Jane Write), co-edited two bestselling charity collections, and contributed to various anthologies. Originally from Montreal, Sarah now lives in Manhattan.

Sarah Moore Fitzgerald

Sarah Moore Fitzgerald was born in New York in 1965 but grew up in Co. Dublin. She's a professor of Creative Writing at the University of Limerick. She runs regular writers' retreats for academics and students in Ireland and internationally.Follow her on Twitter @SMooreFitz

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.