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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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Robin Hamster

Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore
Authors:
Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore

Take on the role of a cartoon hero in this fully interactive, wacky, choose-your-own-destiny adventure story.The Sheriff of Snottingham is up to his old tricks - he's holding a 'find the best archer in the country' competition. It's sooooooo obviously a trap to capture Robin Hamster, outlaw of the forest. YOU are Robin! Can you escape from the Sheriff's men and save the day? Only YOU can decide... Written by the award-winning duo Steve Barlow and Steve Skidmore, and illustrated by the amazing Lee Robinson.Age appropriate for 6 to 8 year olds. Also suitable for reluctant readers and less confident older readers. Printed using a font approved by the British Dyslexia Association.

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Invasion of the Botty Snatchers

Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore
Authors:
Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore
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Zombie

Steve Skidmore, Steve Barlow
Authors:
Steve Skidmore, Steve Barlow
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Kung Fu Kitten

Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore
Authors:
Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore
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King Arthur

Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore, Andrew Tunney
Contributors:
Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore, Andrew Tunney
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Athena

Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore, Andrew Tunney
Contributors:
Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore, Andrew Tunney

YOU are Athena, goddess of the ancient Greeks. Your father Zeus banishes you from Olympus, home of the gods.Now you must travel to confront Zeus, and get back your powers ... This is a choose-your-own-destiny adventure where YOU are the hero.This is a title in the interactive I HERO Legends series - where the reader plays the part of a legendary hero! In each adventure the reader makes a choice that affects how the story progresses - it really is 'decide-your-own-destiny!Written by the award-winning duo Steve Barlow and Steve Skidmore (more commonly known as the 2Steves), and illustrated by Andrew "2Hands" Tunney. Age appropriate for 6 to 8 year olds and more sensitive readers. Also suitable for reluctant readers and less confident older readers. Printed using a font approved by the British Dyslexia Association.

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Hercules

Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore, Andrew Tunney
Contributors:
Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore, Andrew Tunney
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Freya

Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore, Andrew Tunney
Contributors:
Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore, Andrew Tunney
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Beowulf

Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore, Andrew Tunney
Contributors:
Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore, Andrew Tunney
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Unicorn

Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore
Authors:
Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore

YOU are the Blue Unicorn, and you live in the Rainbow Isle. Evil Empress, Yin Yang, wants to steal all the colour from you world, and she's captured your friend the Red Unicorn. You have to find a way to stop her wicked plans!This is a title in the interactive I HERO Immortals series - where the reader is the hero! In each adventure the reader makes a choice that affects how the story progresses - it really is 'decide-your-own-destiny!Written by the award-winning duo Steve Barlow and Steve Skidmore (more commonly known as the 2Steves), and illustrated by comics legend, Jack Lawrence.

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Ninja

Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore
Authors:
Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore
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Warrior Princess

Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore
Authors:
Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore
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Spy

Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore
Authors:
Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore

YOU are a spy codenamed Scorpio. Arch-villain Sebastien Mammon has seized control of laser satellites orbiting the Earth. He's going to destroy key capital cities, starting with London, if you don't stop him...This is a title in the interactive I HERO Immortals series - where the reader is the hero! In each adventure the reader makes a choice that affects how the story progresses - it really is 'decide-your-own-destiny!Written by the award-winning duo Steve Barlow and Steve Skidmore (more commonly known as the 2Steves), and illustrated by comics legend, Jack Lawrence. Age appropriate for 6 to 8 year olds and more sensitive readers. Also suitable for reluctant readers and less confident older readers. Printed using a font approved by the British Dyslexia Association.

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Dragon Mountain

Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore, Jack Lawrence
Contributors:
Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore, Jack Lawrence

We dare you to take on the Red Queen in this choose-your-own-destiny Blood Crown Quest!The Red Queen has seized the Ruby of Death and raised an army of the dead. Now, with her husband, the necromancer Mortha, they plan to find the remaining three rubies and cast a permanent shadow over the world. YOUR quest is to find the Blood Crown rubies before the Red Queen, and use them to destroy her. You have discovered the Ruby of Power in the Lost City of the Desert, but the Red Queen has the Ruby of Death! In Dragon Mountain YOU must travel to the mountains of the north to find the Dragon princess and the Ruby of Seeing. You are the hero of this book. Only you can decide your own destiny...Hot spin-off from the I HERO series, which has now sold over 80,000 copies! YOU are pitted against the evil Red Queen and her dark minions as she attempts to collect four rubies to rebuild the Blood Crown. Written by the award-winning 2Steves!

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Wolfhold

Steve Skidmore, Steve Barlow
Authors:
Steve Skidmore, Steve Barlow
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Sands of Blood

Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore, Jack Lawrence
Contributors:
Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore, Jack Lawrence
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Viking Blood

Steve Skidmore, Steve Barlow, Sonia Leong
Contributors:
Steve Skidmore, Steve Barlow, Sonia Leong

You are captain of a Viking trading ship. Your village has been destroyed by raiders. Will you set sail to seek revenge? Or will you choose another path? You are the hero of this book. Only you can decide your own destiny...Kindle version supported by the Kindle Fire, Fire HD, Fire HDX, Fire DX and Paperwhite.This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books children want to read, and books children can read.

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Skull Island

Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore, David Cousens
Contributors:
Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore, David Cousens

In Skull Island a millionaire is found at his luxury island home - dead! But no one can work out how he died. You must get to Skull Island and solve the mystery before his killer escapes.

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Tiger's Lair

Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore, David Cousens
Contributors:
Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore, David Cousens

In Tiger's Lair the daughter of a Hong Kong businessman has been kidnapped. Crime Team is called in to find her, but who took her and why? You must crack the case, before it's too late.

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Russian Gold

Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore, David Cousens
Contributors:
Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore, David Cousens

In Russian Gold an armoured convoy has been attacked in Moscow and hundreds of gold bars stolen. But who was behind the raid, and where is the gold? Get to Russia, get the clues and get the gold.