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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.

Orchard Books

Room for a Little One

Martin Waddell
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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
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
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
Franklin Watts

The Tempest

Martin Waddell, Alan Marks
Contributors:
Martin Waddell, 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

Martin Waddell has brought together fourteen tales of goblins, ghouls, ghosts and other mysterious spirits, skilfully retelling them today's children. Tony Ross's lively, atmospheric illustrations perfectly capture the spirit of the stories, in this rich and varied collection that's guaranteed to make you shiver.

Franklin Watts

Sinbad and the Diamond Valley

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

Amber Lee Dodd

Amber Lee Dodd was born and grew up on the island city of Portsmouth, where she rode the waltzers, swam in the winter sea and lost her wellies in the marshes. Now she spends most of her time poking around second hand and charity shops for fabulous old hats, that's when she's not writing plays and stories.Her plays have been performed at Chichester Festival Theatre, the New Theatre Royal and the Edinburgh Fringe. Her stories have been published around the world and broadcast on BBC radio 4.

David Roberts

David Roberts is a hugely successful illustrator who has illustrated books by Philip Ardagh, Julia Donaldson, Jacqueline Wilson and Chris Priestley. He's also the creator of Dirty Bertie and the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling artist of picture books IGGY PECK, ARCHITECT and ROSIE REVERE, ENGINEER. David lives in London.

Jamie Littler

Jamie is a St. Albans-based illustrator who graduated from the Arts Institute at Bournemouth in 2008, and won a High Commendation in the Macmillan Children's Book Award in the same year. Since then Jamie has worked with many varied clients, and his debut children's book, 'MUM'S THE WORD', written by Timothy Knapman, is to be published by Hodder Children's Books in 2013.He is the creator, writer and illustrator of the on-going comic series 'COGG & SPROKIT' which is serialised in the Phoenix Comic, and his debut fiction series 'ATOMIC!', published by Scholastic Children's Books, written and created by Guy Bass, was released in 2012. When not trying to tame his un-naturally fast growing hair, he likes drawing, colouring in, cutting things out and sticking things in. Whatever medium he uses, Jamie tries to create a 'hand-made', organic and energetic feeling in his work. His interests are pretty wide and varied; although he does have a soft spot for wild animals and things that go bump in the night.Jamie is represented by Jodie Marsh at United Agents.Jamie Littler graduated from the Arts Institute at Bournemouth in 2008. He has won a High Commendation Award at the Macmillan Children's Book Awards and is the creator of 'Cogg and Sprokit', which is serialised in the PHOENIX. He has worked on high-profile projects including The Famous Five. Follow him on Twitter @jamieillustrate or visit his website at http://jamielittler.co.uk/

Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Jennifer Lynn Barnes has been a competitive cheerleader, a volley-ball player, a teen model and a primate cognition researcher. She graduated from Yale University with a degree in cognitive science and she used her research to build the werewolf world in Raised by Wolves. She is working hard on the next book in the series.

Kevin Crossley-Holland

Kevin Crossley-Holland won the Carnegie Medal in 1985 for Storm. His many notable books for adults and children include poetry, classic retellings and anthologies. He has written and presented many BBC radio programmes and is a frequent speaker at schools and libraries. For some years he held a university post in Minnesota and he is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. The Seeing Stone won the prestigious Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, At The Crossing-Places won a Silver award at the SWPA Spoken Word Awards and Gatty's Tale was shortlisted for the 2008 Carnegie Medal.

Kiera O'Brien

Kiera O'Brien grew up in London and now lives just outside it. By day she writes about the bestseller charts for The Bookseller magazine, by late afternoon/early evening she writes about fictional robots. (At night she likes to sleep a lot) She likes cats, all food and, like every other member of her generation, is still waiting for her Hogwarts letter.

Lil Chase

Lil Chase has a first class degree in Creative Writing and works as an editor in London. Having been a pub cook and even suffered a brief stint in Disneyland Paris, she settled on a career in her first love - telling stories. BOYS FOR BEGINNERS started its life as a novel, written in pencil, complete with drawings, when Lil was just 11. Lil lives with Stella - a fox crossed with a rat, who masquerades as a dog. Visit her online at www.lilchase.com.