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Giles Andreae speaks to Graham Marks

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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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Investigating Forces

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Discover the world of science through easy-to-follow experimentsWhat is a force? How do forces make things move - or stop? How does the force of gravity affect life on Earth? Find out the answers to these questions and much more in Be a Scientist: Investigating Forces.This friendly, illustrated series shows how young scientists can use investigation to find out about science for themselves and is the perfect introduction to science for readers aged 7 and up.

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Investigating Light

Jacqui Bailey
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Discover the world of science through easy-to-follow experimentsWhat is light and how does it help us to see? What is reflection? How does light form shadows? Find out the answers to these questions and much more in Be a Scientist: Investigating Light.This friendly, illustrated series shows how young scientists can use investigation to find out about science for themselves and is the perfect introduction to science for readers aged 7 and up.

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Investigating Solids

Jacqui Bailey
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Investigating Electricity

Jacqui Bailey
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Jacqui Bailey

Discover the world of science through easy-to-follow experimentsWhat is electricity? How does a circuit work? Why do batteries only work if you put them in the right way around? Find out the answers to these questions and much more in Be a Scientist: Investigate Electricity.This friendly, illustrated series shows how young scientists can use investigation to find out about science for themselves.

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Investigating Magnets

Jacqui Bailey
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Queen Elizabeth II's Britain

Jacqui Bailey
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The Girl Files

Jacqui Bailey
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A totally modern, easy-to-read, upbeat guide to girls' growing up issues, now updated to include online and smartphone safety. The Girl Files offers age-appropriate advice, practical tips and support to help girls navigate the physical and mental rollercoaster of puberty. From periods and body hair to bras, boys, sexting and cyber bullying, The Girl Files' chatty, big-sisterly style is a fantastic, feel-good reference source for 'tweens and young teens, and places a strong emphasis on the importance of self esteem, and maintaining a positive attitude. Chapters:P is for puppies, pink and... pubertyFrom hips to zitsThe news on boobsPeriods, pads and PMSAll change!Mates and datesStaying safeGet connected!The Boy Files by Alex Hooper-Hodson is the partner title to The Girl Files, offering puberty advice and support for boys. Alex has also written the popular teen self-help resources: 52 Teen Girl Problems and How to Solve Them and 52 Teen Boy Problems and How to Solve Them.

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Elizabeth II's Reign - Celebrating 60 years of Britain's History

Jacqui Bailey
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Discover London!

Jacqui Bailey, Jan Mccafferty
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Sex, Puberty and All That Stuff

Jacqui Bailey
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A newly updated comprehensive and inclusive guide that is packed with useful information, presented in a way that teenagers will find user-friendly and appealing. Learn all about all about puberty, growth, fantasies, relationships, sex, contraceptives, abortion, giving birth as well as all things related to kissing, spots, feelings, hormones, periods, cyber safety, sexting, dating.Checked by expert consultants and includes useful addresses and how to find out more.'Excellent. Informative and responsible. The best book of its kind that I've come across.' Denise Robertson, Agony Aunt for This Morning

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Drugs

Jacqui Bailey
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Adam Bushnell

Adam is a former teacher who turned his hand to writing full time in 2007. He has written both adult teaching guides and children's fiction books and is often touring schools and libraries and running creative writing sessions. He lives in Durham.

Alex T. Smith

Author-illustrator Alex T. Smith is the award-winning creator of the bestselling Claude series, which is published in 16 languages worldwide, and is now a TV show on Disney Junior. Alex's newest series, Mr Penguin, launched in 2017, to widespread praise. Alex's quirky, witty writing and illustrations are instantly recognisable, critically acclaimed and as popular with adults as children. Alex is also widely praised for his work illustrating children's classics: he won Children's Book of the World Illustration Award for his illustrations in a new edition of Dodie Smith's The Hundred and One Dalmatians; he has created new art for books by Enid Blyton, Eva Ibbotson and Richmal Crompton. Alex has collaborated with Watership Down author Richard Adams on his last book, Egg Box Dragon, as well as David Almond and Juno Dawson. Alex has won the UKLA Picture Book Award and the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award, and been shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Award. He has also been the official World Book Day illustrator.

Chris Madden

Chris Madden is a British illustrator; he currently lives in Manchester, UK with his wife and children. Since graduating from Stockport College with a degree in Design & Visual arts, his illustrations have appeared in many magazines and newspapers. Chris has a knack for bringing the human body to life on the page: other clients include The Lancet and Harvard Magazine.

Deborah Chancellor

Deborah Chancellor is a writer of fiction and non-fiction books for children. She has written nearly 100 books and worked with many leading publishers. Deborah is a prolific writer of children's non-fiction on a wide range of subjects. She is a versatile author who has written biographies for teenagers, adapted Bible stories for pre-school children, and written teenage fiction for older children with reading difficulties. Her books have been translated into many languages and sold all over the world. An Associate Fellow of the Royal Literary Fund, Deborah appears at Literary Festivals and runs writing workshops for young people.

Dermot O’Leary

Toto the Ninja Cat series was inspired by Dermot O'Leary's real-life cats.Dermot started his career on T4 for Channel 4, and has presented shows for both ITV and the BBC. His best known work includes ten series of The X Factor, Big Brother's Little Brother, BBC3's First Time Voters Question Time, Unicef's Soccer Aid, the RTS Award winning 'Live from Space' season following the International Space Station's orbit of the Earth in 2014 and the Brit Awards which he presented with Emma Willis in 2016.2017 saw Dermot launch his new Saturday morning show on BBC Radio 2, 'Saturday Breakfast with Dermot O'Leary'. Previously in the Saturday afternoon slot, 'The Dermot O'Leary Show' won three Sony Radio Awards and was well known for its support of new and emerging bands.2018 saw Dermot host the National Television Awards for the ninth time. He also joined Kirsty Young and Huw Edwards to host the BBC's coverage of the Royal Wedding in front of an audience of 13 million people.Dermot lives in London with his wife Dee and their cats Socks and, of course, Toto.You can find Dermot on Twitter and Instagram - @radioleary

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 700 books and about 2,000 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.

Eve Lloyd Knight

Eve Lloyd Knight is an illustrator, designer and art director based in London, whose work has been featured in Grazia, Stylist, the New York Times, The Pool and Vue Cinemas. Eve produces bold and topical illustrations, with a specific focus on feminist issues.

Francesca Simon

Francesca Simon spent her childhood on the beach in California and started writing stories at the age of eight. She wrote her first Horrid Henry book in 1994. Horrid Henry has gone on to conquer the globe; his adventures are published in 27 languages and have sold millions of copies worldwide. Francesca has won the Children's Book of the Year Award and been a judge for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize and the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. In 2009, in one of the proudest moments of her career, Francesca was awarded a Gold Blue Peter badge.Francesca is also a passionate ambassador for children's literacy and is a trustee of the World Book Day charity. She lives in North London with her family.Visit Francesca's website at www.francescasimon.com and keep up-to-date with Horrid Henry at www.horridhenry.co.uk. You can also follow her on Twitter @simon_francesca

Gemma Barder

Gemma Barder is a children's author with 15 years experience of writing fun, exciting and engaging books for children. She started her publishing career in children's magazines, before moving on to editing books and part-works. She soon found her happy place as a freelance writer - tapping away at her laptop in her slippers at her home in Leicestershire with her husband and two daughters close at hand with a cup of Earl Grey.