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our authors


John Fardon is Royal Literary Fellow at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, UK, and author of a huge number of books for adults and children on science, technology and nature, including international best-sellers.


Dr Gareth Moore is the author of a wide range of puzzle and brain-training books for both children and adults, including The Kids' Book of Puzzles and The Mammoth book of Brain Games. He is the founder of the daily brain-training site:


Alice Peebles is an editor and writer specializing in the arts and humanities for children. She is the co-author of Encyclopdia of Art for Young People and one of the creators of The Guzunder Gang audio book series.


Matthew Rake lives in London and has worked in publishing for more than twenty years. He has written on a wide variety of topics, including science, sport and the arts.


Chris Oxlade is an experienced author of educational books for children. He has written more than 200 books on science, technology, sports and hobbies, including many activity and project books. He enjoys camping and adventurous outdoor sports, including rock climbing, hill running, kayaking and sailing. He lives in England with his wife, children and dogs.


Anita Ganeri is an award-winning author of children's information books. She has written on a huge variety of subjects, from vikings to viruses, and from Romans to world religions. She is the author of the best-selling 'Horrible Geography' series, which won a Blue Peter Book Award and the Tivy Educational Medal from the Royal Scottish Geographical Society.


Catherine Chambers was born in Adelaide, South Australia, and brought up in England. She took a degree in African History and Swahili at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London. Catherine has written about 130 titles for children and young adults, mainly non-fiction, and in a variety of styles. She enjoys seeking out intriguing facts for her non-fiction titles.


Rob Ives is a designer and paper engineer living in Cumbria, UK. He started designing models from cardboard as a maths and science teacher, and made a career change when he was asked to create two books of models. His published titles include Paper Models that Rock!, Amazing Paper Pets and Paper Automata. 

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