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Richard Platt

  • 5 stars across 96 books
    Richard Platt is the author of a growing list of informative books for young readers and also writes for innovative multimedia projects. He was born in 1953 in the United Kingdom and earned his degree in art from Newcastle College of Art and Design in 1974. Platt earned his B.A. from Leeds Polytechnic University and attended Central School of Art in 1977. He has had experience working as a photographer and subeditor and has been a freelance writer since 1985. Platt lives in England.
    2nd May 2019

    Stephen Biesty's Cross-Sections Castle

    History comes alive in this incredible children's illustrated book about castles. Slicing through different areas of a... More

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    1st July 2009

    Egyptians

    Meet Henry, an ordinary boy in an extraordinary house...There's a pyramid in the back garden and a pharaoh in the living... More

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    8th September 2016

    Halloween

    Join in the Halloween adventure to discover fun facts about trick or treating, dressing up, celebrations around the worl... More

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    3rd November 2016

    A World of Information

    A visually stunning collection of facts and figures for all the family to enjoy This visually stunning miscella... More

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    15th August 2012

    Greeks

    This paperback edition includes a link to download a free audio version of the book read by Sir Tony Robinson. In S... More

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    1st September 2010

    What's that Building?: Band 07/Turquoise

    Travel the world and look at some of the most amazing buildings - inside and out! Find out how they're built, what the... More

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    3rd March 2011

    Castle Diary

    The medieval journal of Tobias Burgess, a young page. What was it really like to live in a castle during the Middle Age... More

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    7th June 2007

    Pirate

    Shiver me timbers: be an eyewitness to pirates Ahoy there! Sink into this exciting introduction to the world of sea-thie... More

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    1st November 2018

    A World of Discovery

    A stunning collection of the world's most important discoveries for all the family to enjoy. In the stylish mis... More

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    2nd May 2019

    Stephen Biesty's Incredible Cross-Sections

    This children's book explores the innermost workings of some extraordinary buildings and machines. From helicopters to... More

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