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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.

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

I hope you enjoy reading my books as much as I enjoyed writing them.



Latest books

How Animals Live
Find out in my latest book how animals have cleverly adapted, from the freezing poles to the hottest, driest deserts.

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

How the Weather Works
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 - K-12


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

Please get in touch through my contact page