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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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Birds

Victoria Munson
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Victoria Munson

A simple bird spotting guide for young children. From ducks and geese to owls and gulls, discover fun facts to help you identify these amazing British birds. Which bird can walk upside down?Which bird sounds like a telephone?Find out where each bird lives, what they like to eat and how they move about.Simple descriptions mixed with beautiful photographs make this a great children's first guide to birds.If you like this title, why not search out the others in the series: Mammals, Flowers, Minibeasts, Seashore and Trees.

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Minibeasts

Victoria Munson
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Victoria Munson

A fun guide to the minibeasts for young children. From little ladybirds to slimy snails, discover fun facts about marvellous minibeasts. Find out where minibeasts live, what they eat and how they move about.Which minibeasts taste with their feet?Which minibeasts love cabbages?Simple descriptions mixed with beautiful photographs make this a great children's first guide to minibeasts. If you like this title, why not search out the others in the series: Birds, Mammals, Flowers, Seashore and Trees.

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Mammals

Victoria Munson
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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.

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Seashore

Victoria Munson
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Victoria Munson
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Trees

Victoria Munson
Authors:
Victoria Munson

A fun guide to nature for young children. From mighty oaks to spiky moneky puzzle trees, discover fun facts to help you identify these amazing trees. Which tree's wood is used to make cricket bats?Which tree's seeds are good to eat?Find out about different types of tree, where they grow and how to identify them. Simple descriptions mixed with beautiful photographs make this a great children's first guide to British trees. If you like this title, why not search out the others in the series: Birds, Mammals, Flowers, Minibeasts, Seashore.

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Flowers

Victoria Munson
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Victoria Munson
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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.

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British Insects

Victoria Munson
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Victoria Munson

This easy-to-follow insect-spotting book for children introduces 50 of the most common insects found in Britain today.Full descriptions of the insects, along with their scientific name, size, family and habitat, will help you to recognise which insect is which. The stunning, large colour photographs will help make identification easy. A fun and simple activity shows you how to make a ladybird home, where they can hibernate through winter. Includes information on how to become a nature detective with illustrations, advice and handy tips to find out about protecting nature.Perfect for the new National Curriculum, this book includes fascinating information about different insects life cycles, their unique body parts and their habitats. 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 Seashore.

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British Seashore

Victoria Munson
Authors:
Victoria Munson
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British Trees

Victoria Munson
Authors:
Victoria Munson

Easy-to-follow identification guides for children about 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. Stunning large colour photographs of the trees, their leaves, seeds and fruits, will help with easy identification. Perfect for the National Curriculum, this book 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. Includes a fun 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; British Insects 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 Munson
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Victoria Munson
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British Birds

Victoria Munson
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Victoria Munson
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British Mammals

Victoria Munson
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Victoria Munson

A. A. Milne

AA Milne was born in London and lived from 1882-1956.He was the successful author of plays and books for children and adults, and is best known for his Christopher Robin stories - Winnie-the-Pooh, The House at Pooh Corner, When We Were Very Young and Now We are Six.

Bella Swift

Bella Swift is the pseudonym of Anne Marie Ryan, a children's book editor who has written many successful children's book series under a variety of pen names. She lives in London with her husband, her two daughters and a pet cat - but dreams about getting a dog!

Binny

Binny is an award-winning illustrator and designer whose stylish hand-drawn illustrations can be found across the US, UK, Japan and Australia in children's clothing brands, toys, interior design, books, album covers and greeting cards. Origami Heart is her first picture book. She lives in Australia.

Charlie Farley

Charlie Farley grew up by the sea in North-East Scotland, where he spent his days reading, writing and day-dreaming. Charlie has always been inspired by nature, and much of his writing is influenced by the landscape and animals of Dorset, where he lives with his wife, four children and two dogs.

Daisy Meadows

The Rainbow Magic and Magic Animal Friends books are written by a small collective of authors under the name Daisy Meadows. Rainbow Magic is the no.1 bestselling series for girls aged 5 and up with over 30 million copies sold worldwide!Learn more about the books at www.rainbowmagicbooks.co.uk (where you can download the Rainbow Magic Reading Challenge poster) and www.magicanimalfriends.com (where you'll find fun animal activity sheets)

Daniel Long

Daniel Long is a Norfolk-based illustrator and graduate of Norwich University of the Arts. Daniel's striking artwork is all created digitally. He enjoys adding lots of textures and shading to give depth and intensity to an image. This is his first book for Wren & Rook.

David Broadbent

David Broadbent has been an illustrator for many a long year, he has created illustrations for different companies and people all over this planet of ours and would like to keep doing so. Books are his favourite thing to work on and he has created artwork for titles such as Do Nice be Kind Spread Happy, Be the Change, Make it Happen and The Camper Van Bible. He lives on the south coast of England with his family, including a strange dog and a three legged hamster.