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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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Seashore

Victoria Munson
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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.

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Flowers

Victoria Munson
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Victoria Munson
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Minibeasts

Victoria Munson
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Victoria Munson
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British Butterflies

Victoria Munson
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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.

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Mammals

Victoria Munson
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Victoria Munson
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Birds

Victoria Munson
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Victoria Munson
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British Insects

Victoria Munson
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Victoria Munson
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British Seashore

Victoria Munson
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Victoria Munson

Find out about the most common plants, insects, crustaceans, seasweeds, molluscs and birds found on British seashores today. Full descriptions of each, along with their scientific name, size, family and food. Beautiful, large colour photographs will make identification easy. Includes fascinating information about rock pools, the tides, food chains and safety at the beach.From shells and anemones, to jellyfish and crabs, lugworms, urchins, sandhoppers, butterflies and gulls, a world of wildlife waits for you to discover it. 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 and British Insects.

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British Trees

Victoria Munson
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Victoria Munson

Find out about more than 50 of the most common trees found in Britain today. Full descriptions of the trees, along with their scientific name, size, family and habitat, will ensure you can recognise which tree is which. Beautiful large colour photographs of the trees, their leaves, seeds and fruits, will help with easy identification. Includes information about broadleaved trees and conifers, explaining the difference between deciduous trees and evergreens, and looks at how the parts of trees, from the leaves and bark to seeds and berries, can help you to recognise each tree.You can also follow a step-by-step activity to help you create your own tree guide. 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 Insects; British Wild Flowers and British Seashore.Features the following trees: English Oak, Turkey Oak, Sessile Oak, Aspen, White Willow, Weeping Willow, Pussy Willow, Crack Willow, Common Osier, Black Poplar, White Poplar, Silver Birch, Alder, Hazel, Hornbeam, Common Beech, Common Ash, Elder, Holly, Common Lime, Large-leave Lime, Small-leaved Lime, London Plane, Rowan, Horse Chestnut, Sweet Chestnut, Field Maple, Sycamore, Yew, Wych Elm, English Elm, Whitebeam, Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Crab Apple, Wild Cherry, Common Pear, Common Juniper, Walnut, Magnolia, Norway Spruce, Larch, Douglas Fir, Scots Pine, Sitka Spruce, Cedar, Monkey Puzzle Tree.

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British Wild Flowers

Victoria Brooker
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Victoria Brooker

Find out about more than 50 of the most common wild flowers found in Britain today. Full descriptions of the flowers, along with their scientific name, size, family and habitat, will help you to recognise which flower is which. Beautiful, large colour photographs will help make identification easy. Includes information about the parts of a flower, plant life cycles, photosynthesis and looks at why wild flowers need to be protected.Follow a simple step-by-step activity to make your own wild flower window-box, hanging basket or garden. 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 and British Seashore.Features the following flowers: Common Mallow; Red Campion; Ragged-Robin; Field Bindweed; Heather; Rosebay Willowherb, Foxglove; Harebell; Common Comfrey; Tufted Vetch; Teasel; Spear Thistle; Common Poppy; Scarlet Pimpernel; Meadow Buttercup; Creeping Buttercup; Common Bird's-foot-trefoil; Dandelion; Perforate St John's Wort; Tansy; Wild Daffodil; Yellow Iris; Lesser Celandine; Marsh-marigold; Shepherd's Purse; Cuckoo Flower; Dog-Rose; Bramble; Wild Strawberry; Meadowsweet; Cow Parsley; Hemlock; Yarrow; White Clover; Common Daisy; Oxeye Daisy; Garlic Mustard; Ramsons; Wood Anemone; Lily-of-the-Valley; Common Snowdrop; Cleavers; Stinging Nettle; White Deadnettle; Field Forget-Me-Not; Viper's Bugloss; Bluebell; Cornflower.

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British Mammals

Victoria Munson
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Victoria Munson
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British Birds

Victoria Munson
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Victoria Munson

This book 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.

Izzi Howell

Izzi Howell is the author and editor of over fifty children's books. She lives in East Sussex and enjoys learning languages, cooking and travelling around Europe.

Jackie Walter

Jackie Walter has written and edited many books for children. She never gets tired of listening to and telling a good story. Jackie lives in Cornwall with her husband and young daughters.

Jim Field

Jim Field is a lead-driven, pencil-pushing, 25-frames-per-second Led Zeppelin fan. He is also a hugely talented illustrator and animation director. His first picture book Cats Ahoy! won the Booktrust Roald Dahl Funny Prize and was nominated for the Kate Greenaway award. He has since illustrated a string of bestselling, multi-award-winning children's books, including Oi Frog! and The Lion Inside, as well as young fiction series Rabbit and Bear.

Judith Heneghan

Judith Heneghan writes fiction and non-fiction for children. She runs the MA Writing for Children at the University of Winchester. Judith has four teenage children, a labrador, a snake and a gecko.

Katie Woolley

Katie Woolley is a creative and versatile editor and writer who has worked on children's books for all age levels, from board books, novelty books and picture books to non-fiction, licensed publishing and educational books and apps. With more than 10 years' publishing experience working for companies such as Ladybird Books and Hachette Children's Books, she has written, commissioned, edited and project-managed a wide variety of titles for some of the biggest children's publishers.

Kes Gray

Kes Gray is a bestselling, multi award-winning author of more than 70 books for children. He eats Ideaflakes for breakfast, spreads silliness on his toast and lives in a place called Different.Oi Frog!, Oi Dog! and Oi Cat! are a top ten bestselling series. Oi Dog! won the 2017 Laugh Out Loud Picture Book Award and was shortlisted for the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award and the British Book Awards in 2016, amongst others. It also won the Teach Primary New Children's Fiction Award, MadeForMums Award, Bishop's Stortford Picture Book Award and Portsmouth Picture Book Award. Oi Cat! was the Independent Booksellers Children's Book of the Season and Oi Goat! was the number one bestselling World Book Day book in 2018.

Leonie Lord

Leonie Lord grew up in Gloucestershire and studied illustration at Central St Martins College, London.Since graduating she has worked in various different areas of illustration but has mainly produced editorial work, contributing regularly for newspapers such as The Sunday Telegraph and The Guardian.Leonie has a young family, which has recently renewed her love of children's books, inspiring a world in which anything and everything is possible and probably about to happen any minute. This has led her to illustrate for children herself; The Dirty Great Dinosaur being her first illustrated book for children.After spells in London and Sydney, Leonie now lives in Cheltenham in an upside-down house with her husband and two children.

Louise Spilsbury

Louise Spilsbury is a prolific children's book author. She has written titles on almost every subject, from science and geography through to world affairs, social issues, art, history, and literacy. Louise is married to the author Richard Spilsbury and has two children. She lives and works in Devon.