Related to: 'The Orchard Book of Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales'

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.

Orchard Books

Room for a Little One

Martin Waddell
Authors:
Martin Waddell
Hodder Children's Books

Bears, Bears, Bears

Martin Waddell, Lee Wildish
Contributors:
Martin Waddell, Lee Wildish

Ruby likes bears. So she puts up a sign inviting them to call. She isn't content with just one bear though - she wants more and more and more. But, as Ruby soon discovers, you can have too much of a good thing!Written by Martin Waddell, well known and respected the world over for his stunning storytelling. He wrote Farmer Duck and Can't You Sleep, Little Bear? both of which won the Smarties Prize, and the bestselling Owl Babies. Lee Wildish is the winner of the Red House Children's Book Award.Praise for Martin's previous work: '...the outstanding picture book of the year.' - The Sunday Times

Orchard Books

The Super Swooper Dinosaur

Martin Waddell, Leonie Lord
Contributors:
Martin Waddell, Leonie Lord

Here comes the super swooper dinosaur - he's flying in for some fun! But just what games can Hal, Billy and the dino play when they're all so different?From the talented team that brought you the bestselling The Dirty Great Dinosaur, this action-packed story shows how true friendship can overcome all differences.Praise for The Dirty Great Dinosaur:"Irresistible to preschool boys." THE BOOKSELLER"A very funny story . . . fabulous." THE BOOKBAG

Franklin Watts

Sinbad and the Giant Spider

Martin Waddell, A O'kif
Contributors:
Martin Waddell, A O'kif
Franklin Watts

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Martin Waddell, Alan Marks
Contributors:
Martin Waddell, Alan Marks

The enchanting story of A Midsummer Night's Dream is brought to life beautifully in this simple retelling. Experience the magic of the woods, the confusion of the lovers and all the fun of the fairy folk.

Franklin Watts

Hamlet

Martin Waddell, Alan Marks
Contributors:
Martin Waddell, Alan Marks
Orchard Books

The Dirty Great Dinosaur

Martin Waddell, Leonie Lord
Contributors:
Martin Waddell, Leonie Lord

Grrrrrr! Look out! Here comes the Dirty Great Dinosaur! It's huge! It's hungry! It's the DIRTY GREAT DINOSAUR! He's going to eat anything in his way!Only Hal (and his little dog Billy) can stop the hungry beastie, because they know just how to calm that Dirty Great Dinosaur down . . .Let Hal and Billy show you how to calmly deal with temper tantrums of monstrous proportions!World renowned storyteller Martin Waddell has created a dynamic and action-packed text which perfectly matches this exciting picture book debut from fabulous new illustrator, Leonie Lord.

Franklin Watts

The Tempest

Martin Waddell, Alan Marks
Contributors:
Martin Waddell, Alan Marks

The story of the Tempest, the magical storm that brings a royal party to justice on a savage island, is beautifully retold by Martin Waddell with stunning colour and black and white illustrations by Alan Marks.

Franklin Watts

Richard III

Martin Waddell, Alan Marks
Contributors:
Martin Waddell, Alan Marks

The story of Richard III, and his destructive ambition to be king, is beautifully retold by Martin Waddell with stunning colour and black and white illustrations by Alan Marks.

Franklin Watts

Macbeth

Martin Waddell, Alan Marks
Contributors:
Martin Waddell, Alan Marks

The story of Macbeth, whose burning ambition to be king overcomes all the good in his soul, is beautifully retold by Martin Waddell with stunning colour and black and white illustrations by Alan Marks.

Franklin Watts

Romeo and Juliet

Martin Waddell, Alan Marks
Contributors:
Martin Waddell, Alan Marks
Orchard Books

The Orchard Book of Goblins Ghouls and Ghosts and Other Magical Stories

Martin Waddell, Tony Ross
Contributors:
Martin Waddell, Tony Ross
Franklin Watts

Sinbad and the Diamond Valley

Martin Waddell, A O'kif
Contributors:
Martin Waddell, A O'kif

Sinbad and Ali are shipwrecked on an island. They spy a sparkling valley below them and decide to investigate. But they are not alone...The Hopscotch Adventures series features exciting, page-turning adventures in under 400 words for children developing their reading confidence.

Chris Colfer

Chris Colfer is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and a Golden Globe-winning actor. He was honored as a member of the TIME 100, Time magazine's annual list of the one hundred most influential people in the world, and his books include Struck By Lightning: The Carson Phillips Journal, the books of the Land of Stories series: The Wishing Spell, The Enchantress Returns, A Grimm Warning and Beyond the Kingdoms, and the companion books The Mother Goose Diaries, Queen Red Riding Hood's Guide to Royalty, The Land of Stories: A Treasury of Classic Fairy Tales and The Curvy Tree.

David Wojtowycz

David Wojtowycz is a bestselling, award-winning author and artist. He studied at Goldsmiths College in London, graduating with a degree in Fine Art. In 1996 David illustrated his first book for children, Rumble in the Jungle, which went on to become an international bestseller. David has gone on to create many more hugely successful children's books, including The Lion Who Wanted to Love, winner of the Red House Book Award, and the bestselling Mad About Minibeasts. David lives in Berlin.

Erica-Jane Waters

Erica is no stranger to sea faring adventures! When she was a little girl, her father, a former Merchant Navy Officer would tell her 'ship stories' about water spouts, sharks and mountainous waves. Inside Erica's six-year-old imagination, these stories soon included fairies that lived under the sea, mermaids, curious sea beasties and gigantic ocean dwelling monsters. She spent her childhood exploring the rock pools of the rugged and wild coast of Northern Ireland, but now lives far, far away from the sea so contents herself by writing about it instead.Illustrator Erica-Jane Waters grew up in the beautiful Northern Irish countryside where her imagination was ignited by the local folklore and fairy tales. She now lives in Northamptonshire with her young family. Find her website at http://www.ericajanewaters.com/

Garry Parsons

Garry studied Fine Art at Canterbury and the Illustration Sequential Design MA at Brighton. He has illustrated many books and has won various awards, including the Red House Children's Book Award, the Stockport Schools Book Award, the Nottingham Children's Book Award and an AOI Images award.

Gary Crew

Gary Crew writes short stories, novels and picture books. Gary is Professor of Creative Writing at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. He is particularly interested in researching the creative links between fiction and nonfiction in his novels and the creative interface between print text and visual text in his picture books. During his publishing career of over 30 years Gary has won the Children's Book Council of Australia's Book of the Year four times, twice for novels and twice for his picture books; the New South Wales Premier's Award, the Victorian Premier's Award, the American Children's Book of Distinction, the Aurealis Best Children's Short Fiction, the Wilderness Society's Award for Environmental Writing, and the Royal Geographic Society Whitley Award. Gary lives on the waterfront of subtropical Bribie Island. When he is not writing or lecturing, he loves to walk by the sea or read.

Giles Andreae

Giles Andreae is the author of many top-selling, award-winning picture books. These include Rumble in the Jungle, Commotion in the Ocean and I Love My Mummy. However, it is for the international bestseller Giraffes Can't Dance that he is best known. Giles is also the creator of Purple Ronnie, Britain's favourite stickman, and of the artist/philosopher, Edward Monkton. These two ranges of greetings cards, books and merchandise have made Giles the country's top-selling living poet. Giles lives with his wife, Victoria, a children's clothes designer, and their four young children by the river in Oxfordshire.

Helen Greathead

Helen Greathead is a highly experienced creator, editor, project manager and writer of successful non-fiction titles and series. She spent 14 years at Scholastic Children's Books where she commissioned series, including Horrible Histories. She began a freelance career in 2003, and titles she has written include the Now You Know series (Scholastic) and the Design and Make series (Watts).