Books


This is a list of my published books so far. They're roughly in date order, newest first, but I've sometimes grouped the books in a series together to make them easier to see.

(NB this list doesn't include every single book available – to make it simpler I've left out revamps, re-titled editions, and books where I only contributed a small amount.)

The total book count (based on this list) stands at: 266.

 
2020
A Question of Science series (Wayland, 2020)
Can you Hear Sounds in Space?
Why Doesn't the Moon Fall Down?
Where Does Lightning Come From?
Why Does A Mirror Show Things Back to Front?
Why Is Ice Slippery?
Why Don't Your Eyeballs Fall Out?
Why Can't Penguins Fly?
How Can a Plant Eat a Fly?

The Mermaid Atlas: Merfolk of the World (Laurence King, 2020)
Hot Planet (Franklin Watts, 2020)
The Brilliant Book of Animal Bones (Wayland, 2020)
Surprising Lives of Animals (Ivy Press, 2020)
Get Crafty (Rising Stars, 2020)

2019
Maker Models
series (Wayland, 2019):
Castle
Space Centre
Biosphere and Mini Garden
Theatre and Film Set
Transport Hub
Fairground

STEAM Through the Seasons series (Wayland, 2019):
Spring
Summer
Autumn
Winter

History's Mysteries: Legends and Lore (National Geographic, 2019)
Amazing Evolution: The Journey of Life (Ivy Press, 2019)
Don't Read This Book Before Dinner! (National Geographic, 2019)
Survival (Big Picture Press, 2019)

2018
This Drop of Water (Franklin Watts, 2018)
Oxford Reading Tree InFact: Animals After Dark (OUP, 2018)
Don't Read This Book Before Bed! (National Geographic, 2018)
Incredible Optical Illusions (Arcturus, 2018)

Science Makers series (Wayland, 2018):
Making with Light
Making with Sound
Making with Machines
Making with Forces
Making with States of Matter
Making with Living Things

2017
This Little Pebble (Franklin Watts, 2017)
Why Don't Fish Drown? (Thames & Hudson, 2017)
Discovery Plus: Human Body (QED Publishing, 2017)
Cutest Kittens Ever (QEB, 2017)
Where’s the Ballerina? (Ivy Press, 2017)
Tokyo City Trails (Lonely Planet, 2017)
Extreme Science Experiments (Arcturus, 2017)
Collins Big Cat: Mary Anning: Fossil Hunter(Collins Educational, 2017)

Science Skills Sorted series (Franklin Watts, 2017):
Evolution and Classification
Rocks and Fossils
Life Cycles
Habitats

2016
Healthy For Life
series (Franklin Watts, 2016):
Keeping Fit
Food and Eating
Mental Health and Self-Esteem
Smoking, Drugs and Alcohol
Sex and Relationships
Puberty and Growing Up

100 Most Series (Scholastic/A&C Black, 2009-2016):
100 Most Indestructible Things on the Planet
100 Most Unexplained Things on the Planet
100 Most Destructive Natural Disasters
100 Most Destructive Natural Disasters
100 Most Feared Creatures on the Planet
100 Most Deadly Things on the Planet
100 Most Awesome Things on the Planet
100 Scariest Things on the Planet
100 Most Disgusting Things on the Planet
100 Most Dangerous Things on the Planet

The Amazing Animal Adventure (Laurence King, 2016)
The Story of You (Wayland, 2016)
Collins Big Cat: Time-Traveller’s Guide to the Bronze Age (Collins Educational, 2016)
Oxford Reading Tree InFact: Legs! (OUP, 2016)
Sharks: Predators of the Sea (QED Publishing, 2016)
My First Book of Science Experiments (Arcturus, 2016)
50 Things You Should Know About: Wild Weather (QED Publishing, 2016)
Deadly Animals (Gareth Stevens, 2016)
Cutest Puppies Ever (QEB, 2017)
Scanorama: Dinosaurs (Silver Dolphin, 2016)
Scanorama: Amazing Animals (Silver Dolphin, 2016)
Scanorama: Deadly Predators (Silver Dolphin, 2016)
I Love This Tree (Franklin Watts, 2016)
Factivity: Coding and Computers (Parragon, 2016)
Fashion Stylist Sticker and Activity Book: Spring/Summer (Laurence King, 2016)

2015
Fashion Stylist Sticker and Activity Book: Autumn/Winter (Laurence King, 2015)
Insects in 30 Seconds (Ivy Press, 2015)
Collins Big Cat: The Shang Dynasty (Collins Educational, 2015)
The Comedy, History and Tragedy of William Shakespeare (Franklin Watts, 2015)
Where’s Will? Find Shakespeare Hidden in His Plays (Ivy Press, 2015)
Living in the Wild: Big Cats – Tigers (Raintree, 2015)
Weird Creatures (Franklin Watts, 2015)
Factivity Explore, Experiment and Discover the World of Science (Parragon, 2015)

Mind Webs
series (Wayland, 2014-2015):
Electricity and Magnetism
Light and Sound
Forces
Materials
Human Body
Living Things

Short, Sharp Shakespeare series (Wayland, 2014-2015):
Macbeth
Romeo and Juliet
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Much Ado About Nothing
The Tempest
Hamlet

2014
Collins Big Cat: Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace (Collins Educational, 2014)
The Human Body in 30 Seconds (Ivy Press, 2014)
First Animal Encyclopedia: Seas and Oceans (A&C Black, 2014)
Animal Atlas (Bloomsbury, 2014)
Factivity Journey Around and Inside Your Amazing Body (Parragon, 2014)

Whizzy Science series (Wayland, 2014):
Make it Zoom!
Make it Bang!
Make it Glow!
Make it Splash!
Make it Change!
Make it Grow!

Disgusting & Dreadful series (Wayland, 2013-2014):
Killer Plants and Other Green Gunk
Stinky Farts and Other Body Horrors
Ear-Splitting Sounds and Other Vile Noises
Glaring Light and Other Eye-Burning Rays
Electric Shocks and Other Energy Evils
Gut-Wrenching Gravity and Other Fatal Forces

2013
Explorer Travel Guides: Caves (Raintree, 2013)
Collins Big Cat: Black Holes (Collins Educational, 2013)
Mental Development: From Birth to Old Age (Raintree, 2013)
Car-Sized Crabs and Other Animal Giants (A&C Black, 2013)
Living in the Wild: Sea Mammals: Humpback Whales (Raintree, 2013)
Living in the Wild: Sea Mammals: Dolphins (Raintree, 2013)

Body Works series (QED Publishing, 2013):
Brilliant Brain
Heroic Heart
Super Skeleton
Gruesome Guts

Animal Abilities series (Raintree, 2013):
Orcas
Rats
Octopuses

2012
Sharks Poster Book (Miles Kelly, 2012)
Life Processes (Raintree, 2012)
Collins Big Cat: World’s Deadliest Creatures (Collins Educational, 2012)
Collins Big Cat: Muscles (Collins Educational, 2012)
Sci-Hi: What Are the Limits of Organ Transplants? (Raintree, 2012)
A Pack of Wolves and Other Canine Groups (Heinemann Library, 2012)
A Colony of Ants and Other Insect Groups (Heinemann Library, 2012)
Why do Crabs Walk Sideways? (Miles Kelly, 2012)
Why do Kestrels Hover? (Miles Kelly, 2012

Animals on the Edge series (Bloomsbury/ZSL, 2012):
Gorilla
Tiger
Penguin
Elephant
Rhino
Hippo

Be Creative! series (Franklin Watts, 2012):
Customise Your Clothes
Bedroom Makeover
Accessories For All
Cards, Wrap and Tags

2011
Why do Horses wear Shoes? (Miles Kelly, 2011)
My Top 20 Deadly Animals (Miles Kelly, 2011)
Ice Dancing (Wayland, 2011)
Bhangra and Bollywood (Wayland, 2011)
Knight Survival Guide (Bloomsbury, 2011)
Treasure Hunter’s Handbook (Bloomsbury, 2011)
101 Ways to Beat Boredom (Pearson Education, 2011)
Mummy Maker (Bloomsbury, 2011)
Feast at the Castle (Bloomsbury, 2011)
Who Discovered Natural Selection? (Arcturus, 2011)

Caterpillar rhyming stories (Little Tiger/Caterpillar Books, 2008-2011):
The Busy Little Train
The Magic Little Sleigh
The Busy Red Tractor
Busy Little Boats
Jungle Friends
Sea Friends
Here Comes the Rain!
Finding Little Mouse
Don’t Wake the Lion!
It’s My Birthday!
Silly Barney

2010
Who Split the Atom? (Arcturus, 2010)
Deadly Diseases and Curious Cures (Bloomsbury, 2010)
The Story of Exploration (Usborne, 2010)

2009
Extreme!: Pirate: From Navigation to Amputation (A&C Black, 2009)
Extreme!: Volcano’s Edge (A&C Black, 2009)
Forms of Energy (Heinemann Library, 2009)
Does it Bend? All About Stretchy Materials (Franklin Watts, 2009)
Learning in Action: Human Body (Silver Dolphin Books, 2009)

Why It Works series (QED Publishing, 2009):
Light and Dark
Materials
Electricity
Pushes and Pulls

Landform Top Tens series (Raintree, 2009):
The World’s Most Amazing Volcanoes
The World’s Most Amazing Deserts
The World’s Most Amazing Coasts

2008
The Story of Science (Usborne, 2008)
The Science in… A Glass of Water (Franklin Watts, 2008)
The Science in… A Guitar (Franklin Watts, 2008)
Greek Myths (Franklin Watts, 2008)
Henry’s Heads (Heinemann Raintree, 2008)
100 Things You Should Know About: Saving the Earth (Miles Kelly, 2008)
100 Things You Should Know About: Extreme Earth (Miles Kelly, 2008)
Art on the Wall: Surrealism (Heinemann Library, 2008)
Healthy Eating (Heinemann Library, 2008)
Growing Plants (Heinemann Library, 2008)

2007
The Story of Inventions (Usborne, 2007)
Time Travel Guide to Ancient Greece (Raintree, 2007)
Time Travel Guide to the Renaissance (Raintree, 2007)
Microworlds: Unlocking the Secrets of Atoms and Molecules (Rourke Publishing, 2007)
Vital Science: Sound (Gareth Stevens, 2007)
Vital Science: The Nature of Matter (Gareth Stevens, 2007)
Deep Oceans (Heinemann, 2007)
Volcanoes (Kingfisher Books, 2007)

2006
Science in Focus: Genetics (Evans Brothers, 2006)
Science in Focus: The Human Body (Evans Brothers, 2006)
Science in Focus: The Solar System (Evans Brothers, 2006)
Titanic (Co-authored with Katie Daynes) (Usborne, 2006)

2005
Usborne Young Reading: Romeo and Juliet (Usborne, 2005)
The Shocking Story of Electricity (Usborne, 2005)
100 Things You Should Know About Explorers (Miles Kelly, 2005)
Animals Under Threat: Giant Panda (Heinemann Library, 2005)

Fusion series (Heinemann Raintree, 2005)
Does a Worm Have a Girlfriend?
Blackout!
World’s Worst Germs
Feel the Noise!
Plant Secrets
Can You Tell a Skink from a Salamander?

2004
Stories from Shakespeare (Usborne 2004)
Interfact: Human Body (Two-Can Publishing, 2004)
The Secret World of Lizards (Raintree, 2004)
The Secret World of Octopuses (Raintree, 2004)
1000 Facts About Sharks (Miles Kelly, 2004)
Geography Fact Files: Deserts (Hodder Wayland, 2004)
Geography Fact Files: Mountains (Hodder Wayland, 2004)
Butterflies and Moths (Watts, 2004)
Ants and Termites (Watts, 2004)
Bees and Wasps (Watts, 2004)
Microlife (Heinemann Library, 2004)
Body Art: Body Painting (Pearson Education, 2004)
Body Art: Piercing (Pearson Education, 2004)

2003
Usborne Classics: Jane Eyre (retelling) (Usborne, 2003)
The Usborne Complete Book of the Human Body (Usborne, 2003)
Cheetah (Hodder Wayland, 2003)
Vincent van Gogh: The Troubled Artist (Hodder Wayland, 2003)
The Usborne Introduction to Genes and DNA (Usborne, 2003)
Beetles and Other Bugs (Franklin Watts, 2003)
Spiders and Scorpions (Franklin Watts, 2003)
Golda Meir (Heinemann Library, 2003)

2002
Spring (Belitha Press, 2002)
Summer (Belitha Press, 2002)
Autumn (Belitha Press, 2002)
Winter (Belitha Press, 2002)
Weird Wildlife: Insects (Belitha Press, 2002)
Weird Wildlife: Plants (Belitha Press, 2002)
Gandhi: The Peaceful Revolutionary (Hodder Wayland, 2002)
All About Ancient Greece (Hodder Wayland, 2002)

2001
Martin Luther King: Civil Rights Hero (Hodder Wayland, 2001)
The Usborne Book of Peoples of the World (co-authored with Gill Doherty) (Usborne, 2001)
Easy Design on your Computer Using Microsoft Word  (Usborne, 2001)
Rocks and Minerals (Parragon, 2001)
Tiger (Belitha Press, 2001)

2000
Insects (Watts, 2000)
Mammals (Watts, 2000)
Reading About: Tornadoes (Aladdin/Watts, 2000)
Reading About: Earthquakes (Aladdin/Watts, 2000)

1999
The Usborne Book of Ghosts and Hauntings (Usborne, 1999)
The Usborne Encylopedia of Planet Earth (co-authored with Gill Doherty) (Usborne, 1999)

1998
The Usborne Book of Treasure Hunting (co-authored with Caroline Young) (Usborne, 1998)
King Arthur and his Knights (co-authored with Felicity Brooks) (Usborne, 1998)
Poltergeists?  (Usborne, 1998)

1997
The Adventures of Ulysses (Usborne, 1997)

1996
The World of Shakespeare (co-authored with Rebecca Treays) (Usborne, 1996)
Starting Drawing (Usborne, 1996)

1995
The Usborne Computer Dictionary for Beginners (Usborne, 1995)

1994
How Do Bees Make Honey? (Usborne, 1994)
Mountain Wildlife (Usborne, 1994)