Related to: 'Minibeasts'

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.

Wayland

Mammals

Victoria Munson
Authors:
Victoria Munson

Find out about nature with these beautiful photographic introductions. Simple descriptions and fun facts help make it easy to identify common mammals.Then get active and make the nature project at the back of the book.

Wayland

Flowers

Victoria Munson
Authors:
Victoria Munson

A fun guide to the common flowers for young children. From daisies to daffodils, discover fun facts about beautiful fl owers. Find out where different flowers grow, what they need to grow and how to identify them. Which flower did the Romans use as medicine? Which flower used to be more expensive than gold?Simple descriptions mixed with beautiful photographs make this a great children's first guide to common British flowers. If you like this title, why not search out the others in the series: Birds, Mammals, Minibeasts, Seashore and Trees.

Wayland

Seashore

Victoria Munson
Authors:
Victoria Munson

A fun guide to the seashore for young children. From tiny crabs to slippery seaweed, discover fun facts about amazing seashore wildlife. Find out what plants and animals live at the seashore, how they survive and how to identify them.Which fish have teeth strong enough to crack open shells?Which sea mammal can reach speeds of 30 kph? Simple descriptions mixed with beautiful photographs make this a great children's first guide to the seashore. If you like this title, why not search out the others in the series: Birds, Mammals, Flowers, Minibeasts and Trees.

Wayland

Trees

Victoria Munson
Authors:
Victoria Munson
Wayland

Birds

Victoria Munson
Authors:
Victoria Munson
Wayland

British Butterflies

Victoria Munson
Authors:
Victoria Munson

Find out about 50 of the most common butterflies found in Britain today. Produced in association with the charity, Butterfly Conservation, this butterfly identification book for children provides descriptions of the insects, along with their scientific name, size, family and habitat. Beautiful, large colour photographs will help you to recognise which butterfly is which. Join in and help with Butterfly Conservations's annual Big Butterfly Count every July and August.Perfect for the new National Curriculum, this book includes fascinating information about different insects life cycles, their unique body parts and their habitats. Includes information on how to become a nature detective with illustrations, advice and handy tips on how to recognise key features and learn to protect natureA simple activity shows you how you can protect butterflies. Become a nature detective and explore the natural world around you. If you enjoy this book, then why not search out the other titles in this series: British Birds; British Mammals; British Trees; British Insects; British Wild Flowers and British Seashore.

Wayland

British Insects

Victoria Munson
Authors:
Victoria Munson
Wayland

British Seashore

Victoria Munson
Authors:
Victoria Munson

Easy-to-follow identification guides for nature-loving children who want to find out more about British seaside wildlife, in rockpools or on a coastal walk. Includes the most common plants, insects, crustaceans, seasweeds, molluscs and birds found on British seashores today. From shells and anemones, to jellyfish and crabs, lugworms, urchins, sandhoppers, butterflies and gulls, a world of wildlife waits for you to discover it. Full descriptions of each, along with their scientific name, size, family and food. Stunning large colour photographs help to make identification easy. Includes fascinating information about rock pools, the tides, food chains and safety at the beach.Become a nature detective and explore the natural world around you. If you enjoy this book, then why not search out the other titles in this series: British Birds; British Mammals; British Trees; British Wild Flowers; British Butterflies and British Insects.

Wayland

British Trees

Victoria Munson
Authors:
Victoria Munson
Wayland

British Wild Flowers

Victoria Munson
Authors:
Victoria Munson
Wayland

British Birds

Victoria Munson
Authors:
Victoria Munson

This easy-to-follow bird-spotting book for children introduces more than 50 of the most common birds found in Britain today. There are full descriptions of the birds, along with their scientific name, size, family and habitat. Full colour photographs will help with easy identification. Includes advice on how to be a good birdwatcher, such as best places to see birds and how to take notes to aid recognition, and tips on how to attract birds to your garden or local area. Find out how to make bird food to help birds survive the winter.Birds featured: Barn Owl, Black-headed Gull, Blackbird, Blackcap, Blue Tit, Bullfinch, Buzzard, Canada Goose, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Coal Tit, Collared Dove, Common Gull, Coot, Cormorant, Cuckoo, Dunnock, Feral Pigeon, Fieldfare, Goldfinch, Great Crested Grebe, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Great Tit, Green Woodpecker, Greenfinch, Grey Heron, Grey Partridge, Grey Wagtail, Greylag Goose, Herring Gull, House Martin, House Sparrow, Jackdaw, Jay, Kestrel, Kingfisher, Little Grebe, Long-tailed Tit, Magpie, Mallard, Mistle Thrush, Moorhen, Mute Swan, Nuthatch, Pheasant, Pied Wagtail, Pigeon, Pochard, Puffin, Raven, Red Kite, Redwing, Ring-necked Parakeet, Robin, Rook, Shag, Siskin, Song Thrush, Sparrowhawk, Starling, Swallow, Swift, Tawny Owl, Tree Sparrow, Tufted duck, White Wagtail, Woodpigeon, Wren.Become a nature detective and explore the natural world around you. If you enjoy this book, then why not search out the other titles in this series: British Mammals; British Trees; British Insects; British Wild Flowers; British Butterflies and British Seashore.

Wayland

British Mammals

Victoria Munson
Authors:
Victoria Munson

This easy-to-follow, animal-spotting book for children introduces 50 of the most common mammals found in Britain today. Endorsed by The Mammal Society, this book has simple descriptions of each mammal, with information about their scientific name, size, food and habitat. Stunning colour photographs will help with easy identification. Includes advice on how to be a good nature detective, such as best places to see these mammals and how to take notes to aid recognition. Fun activities at the end of the book show how to make animal homes and identify footprints. Find out how to become a nature detective and learn about protecting nature and how to attract wildlife to your garden or school.Perfect for the National Curriculum's study of living things at KS1 and KS2.The Mammal Society is a British charity devoted to the research and conservation of British mammals. If you enjoy this book, then why not search out the other titles in this series: British Birds; British Mammals; British Trees; British Wild Flowers; British Butterflies and British Seashore.

Annemarie Young

Annemarie Young is a writer of fiction and non-fiction for children, and an editorial consultant for children's books and primary education. She was a publisher for many years and has worked with hundreds of children's authors and illustrators. She has lived and travelled all over the world, from Australia to Southeast Asia, Egypt and Europe, and she now lives in Cambridge.

Brian Moses

Brian Moses lives in the village of Etchingham with his wife Anne, a loopy labrador called Honey and a collection of bad-tempered chickens.He first worked as a teacher but has now been a professional children's poet since 1988. To date he has over 200 books published including volumes of his own poetry such as Holding the Hands of Angels (Salt) and Behind the Staffroom Door (Macmillan), anthologies such as The Secret Lives of Teachers and Aliens Stole My Underpants (both Macmillan), picture books such as Beetle in the Bathroom and Trouble at the Dinosaur Cafe (both Puffin) and non-fiction titles such as Titanic: Lost & Saved (Wayland). Over 1 million copies of Brian's poetry books have now been sold by Macmillan and in 2005 he was nominated for both the CLPE Award and the Spoken Word Award. Brian also visits schools to run writing workshops and perform his own poetry and percussion shows. To date he has visited well over 2500 schools and libraries throughout the UK. He has made several appearances at the Edinburgh Festival, been writer in residence at Castle Cornet on Guernsey, on the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Light Railway and at RAF schools in Cyprus. Recently he has visited several International schools in Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Italy, Spain, France and Ireland.He has performed his poetry at Borders on Second Avenue, New York and in September 2006 he was invited to Iceland to take part in 'Kids in the Marsh' - a festival of children's poetry and song. At the request of Prince Charles he spoke at the Prince's Summer School for Teachers in 2007 at Cambridge University. He is one of ten children's poets invited by then Poet Laureate Andrew Motion to feature on the National Poetry Archive.Favourite book: 'Turtle Diary' by Russell Hoban.Favourite Movie: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Favourite Music: Bob Dylan

Clive Gifford

Clive Gifford is the author of more than 150 children's books including Eye Benders, winner of the Royal Society Young People's Book Prize, Royal Society-nominated Out of This World and Cool Technology which won the School Library Association Information Book Award. He has travelled through 70 countries, run a computer games company and taken part in all manner of sports from parachuting and gliding to Ultimate Frisbee. Clive's official website can be found at www.clivegifford.co.uk

Emma Fischel

Emma Fischel is an experienced writer, specialising in both fiction and non-fiction for children of primary school age. She has written several titles in this series. Emma lives in London with her three children.

Frank Lampard

Frank Lampard is a footballer, father and author of the 'Frankie's Magic Football' series!To date, Frank remains Chelsea Football Club's all-time leading goal scorer, where he was awarded three times Chelsea Player of the Year. In 2014 Frank was the vice captain on the England football squad at the World Cup in Brazil, and then went on to play for Manchester City in 2014 in the UK before signing with New York City FC to play as part of the Major League Soccer side, starting July 2015. Frank was awarded an OBE in the 2015 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to football.Frank enjoys reading with his two daughters, and when they requested stories about football Frank decided to create his own characters and adventures to entertain them. These tales provided the inspiration for 'Frankie's Magic Football'. Frank is passionate about promoting child literacy and is an ambassador of the National Literacy Trust; he hopes to inspire both young girls and boys to read with the 'Frankie's Magic Football' series. "The idea for 'Frankie's Magic Football' came from reading bedtime stories to my daughters. Adventure stories are their favourite and I wanted to combine my love for football with something that I could read to them, and that they would love too. 'Frankie's Magic Football' reminds me of the stories that I used to like to read. Frankie's friends also remind me of the mates that I used to kick a football about with when I was young, as well as some of the players I've met during my career." - FRANK LAMPARD

James Gilleard

James Gilleard is an illustrator and animator whose influences include 1950s, 60s and 70s animation, architecture and photography, vintage film posters and pulp comics. His beautifully textured digital illustrations have been used for posters, magazines, animations and books.

Jess French

Jess French is a passionate vet, zoologist and naturalist who has been named one of Britain's top 50 conservationists by BBC Wildlife magazine. She presented her own TV series on CBeebies called Minibeast Adventure with Jess and worked on Live 'n' Deadly (CBBC), Deadly Mission Madagascar (CBBC), Springwatch (BBC) and Micro Monsters 3D (Sky). Jess has written several books for children, including the Born Free series for Orion Children's Books.

Jinny Johnson

Jinny Johnson is an established and successful writer of information books for children.