How the World Began

Templar, 2014

How the World Began

How did the universe begin? Where did humans come from? Why did Darwin cause such a commotion? And how did the Romans conquer the world? Through the use of pop-ups, flaps and booklets, ‘How the World Began’ is an exploration of the history of our planet, from the birth of the universe to ancient civilisations, the present and even the future of the Earth.

Age 7 to 12

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Reviews

“It poses some really interesting questions and gets children thinking about the world and how we look after it. A great book for 7-12 year olds with inquiring minds.”
Global Mouse Travels

How Animals Live

Templar, 2013
Shortlisted for the Royal Society 2014 Young People’s Book Prize

How Animals Live

Why is the rainforest so popular? How do polar bears keep warm? Which creature is so tough it has survived in outer space? Answering these questions and many more, ‘How Animals Live’ takes children on a world tour to find out how animals have cleverly adapted to life, from the freezing poles to the hottest, driest deserts.

Age 7 to 12

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How Animals Live

Reviews

“We love this pop-up book showing a range of different habitats and the animals that live in them. Beautifully presented, this is a lovely introduction to ecosystems around the planet.”
Shortlisting panel from the Royal Society, May 2014

“An absolutely stunning book, full of vivid illustrations and exciting pop-ups and flaps to lift, this will delight children and adults alike. It is full of fascinating facts and information. Our junior reviewers loved it! Highly recommended!”
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How the Weather Works

Templar, 2012
Winner of the English Picture Book Award, non-fiction 7-11

How We Make Stuff

Where do our clothes come from? What are rubber ducks made of? What's the link between gorillas and mobile phones? Does chocolate grow on trees? Answering these questions and many more, ‘How We Make Stuff’ is an engaging exploration of the way we design, produce and dispose of everyday products.

Age 7 to 11

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How the World Works

Reviews

“Christiane Dorion and Beverley Young … inspire thinking about the planetary impact of our need for stuff.”
Nature, 6 December 2012, vol. 492

“Thought provokingly written, it transmits powerful messages about the environment without preaching. One can well imagine a huddle of heads in a book corner, poring over this book, fascinated and transfixed!”
English 4-11 Picture Book Awards 2013 Review, English Association

“Playful, creative and educational, ‘How we make stuff’ offers a hands-on introduction to circular economy principles and packs many real-life examples to which young readers can relate. Author Christiane Dorion and illustrator Beverley Young have created a very entertaining and informative pop-up book, which opens readers to the exciting possibilities of the future!"
Ellen MacArthur

 

How the Weather Works

UK version, Templar 2011

How the Weather Works

US version, Candlewick, 2011
Shortlisted for the 2013 ALCS Award for Educational Writing
Shortlisted for the Royal Society Young People's Book Prize 2012
Winner of the 2012 American Meteorological Society's Louis J. Battan Author's award

How the Weather Works

Why do hurricanes happen? What is a tornado? Why does it snow? What’s the difference between weather and climate? Tackling both normal and extreme scenarios, this pop-up book explores the world’s scorching, stormy, sensational weather. It also encourages children to think about whether human activities can influence the Earth’s climate.

Age 7 to 12

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‘Penguins and Polar Bears’ is an animation film based on ‘How the Weather Works’ by Christiane Dorion, animation by Louis Roy.

 

How the World Works

How the World Works

Reviews

“A colourful yet subtly illustrated picture book which explains how the weather works in a simple and fun manner, making this a fascinating read for children who live in a land of ever-changing climatic conditions!""
Judges for the 2013 ALCS Award for Educational Writing

“We loved this beautiful and imaginative book … the pop-ups aren’t just there for decoration, but are thoughtfully used to explain the science behind the weather.”
Shortlisting panel from the Royal Society, May 2012

"Uniquely interactive and visually stimulating, this stunning and informative book engages readers of all ages in a variety of atmospheric science topics."
American Meteorological Society

How the World Works

UK version, Templar, 2010

How the World Works

US version, Candlewick, 2010
Winner of the Royal Society Young People's Book Prize 2011
Shortlisted for the 2011 Blue Peter Award - ‘Best book with facts’ category
Shortlisted for the SLA Information Book Award 2011

How the World Works

When did life begin? Is the Earth moving beneath our feet? Why does the sea move? What is a carbon footprint? Encompassing all of these questions and many more, this pop-up book introduces the Earth’s important cycles and offers an exciting way to learn geography and science. It also encourages children to think for themselves about the impact of human actions on our world.

Age 7 to 14.



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'Ducks overboard’ is an animation film based on ‘How the World Works’ by Christiane Dorion, animation by Louis Roy

 

How the World Works

How the World Works

Reviews

"This was the best book ever, you cannot beat it!” (Jordan, aged 10).
“There is a TON of information and brilliant pop ups and pull outs!" (Christopher, aged 13).
"I couldn't wait to open this book, my friend Amy couldn't stop talking about how great it is; and I agree!” (Rosie, aged 12).
"A wonderful hands-on scientific adventure, waiting to be explored" (Megan, aged 13).
Young judges from the Royal Society judging panel, December 2011

"How the World Works is not only ambitious but also remarkably successful. … an appealing book containing fundamental knowledge about the world to which every child should have access."
Geographical, Royal Geographical Society, April 2010

"Like an intriguing scrapbook, this title lures the reader into pages that present facts about the Earth, water, weather and life with various clever items of paper engineering.”
Scholastic, Autumn term 2010

"The visual explanations are wide-ranging and impressive … Although the clear and informative text carries a pro-environmental message, it stays clear of preachiness. The facts are what jump out at you."
The Washington Post, March 2010

 

Darwin’s Rival book cover

Walker Studio, February 2020

Darwin’s Rival: Alfred Russel Wallace and the Search for Evolution

Follow Victorian naturalist and explorer Alfred Russel Wallace on his epic journeys around the globe and find out how he discovered the theory of evolution by natural selection, independently of Charles Darwin. Darwin's Rival traces Wallace’s life from his childhood in the Welsh countryside to becoming one of the world’s most famous scientists, via dense tropical jungles and perilous sea journeys. With evocative illustrations by Harry Tennant, this book, for children and adults alike, introduces the man so often eclipsed by his contemporary and friend Charles Darwin.

Age 10 +



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Into the Forest book cover

Bloomsbury, November 2019 (in partnership with the Woodland Trust)

Into the Forest

Step into the forest … From leafy oak and maple trees to humid and warm tropical rainforests, this is an introduction to the beauty of forests around the world. Marvel at the peaceful twilight of the deciduous forest, where birds gather twigs and bats shelter in tree trunks. Spot a spectacular bald eagle soaring through the towering redwood trees and imagine listening to a symphony of sounds in the Amazon rainforest.

Age 7 to 12



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How the World Works

UK version, Templar, 2016

How the World Works

US version, Candlewick, 2016

How Plants Work

What’s the most poisonous plant in the world? Which flower smells like a dead horse? Which plant feeds on rats’ droppings? Find out in this hands-on exploration of the wonderful world of plants. Meet some of nature’s marvels, from the tallest tree to the smallest flower, from the toughest survivors to the most bizarre-looking blooms. Exploring with pop-ups, flaps and spinning wheels, you will never see plants in the same way again!

Age 7 to 12.



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