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Isn’t it amazing that in the whole solar system, and perhaps the entire universe, there is just one planet where life can exist and we live on it? The earth is unique and beautifully complex and this is why I love writing about it. Through my books, I aim to encourage children to explore how the world works and to take positive actions to protect our planet for future generations.

In 2011, I was extremely honoured to receive the Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize for my first pop-up book ‘How the Work Works’. The winning book was selected by the readers themselves – 1,000 young people from all around the UK. It is truly uplifting to see how children’s books about the planet we live on still have a place in our high-tech digital world.

Find out more about my latest books, the workshops I run for schools and on my blog, ideas, news and activities.


Latest books

How the World Began
My latest book 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.
How Animals Live
Shortlisted for the Royal Society Young People's Book Prize 2014

How We Make Stuff
and complementary website
Winner of the 2013 English Picture Book Award, non-fiction 7-11

How the Weather Works
Winner of the 2012 American Meteorological Society's Louis J. Battan Author's award - K-12
Shortlisted for the Royal Society Young People's Book Prize 2012


Read my blog where I explore ideas about education and sustainable development.


Find out more about the interactive workshops I run in schools and at other events for children.

Contact me

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