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Richard Platt

Richard Platt

  • 5 stars across 99 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 m... MoreStephen Biesty's Cross-Sections Castle

(11 reviews) Review
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... MoreEgyptians

(5 reviews) Review
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 they ... MoreWhat’s that Building?: Band 07/Turquoise

(3 reviews) Review
8th September 2016

Halloween

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

(2 reviews) Review
3rd November 2016

A World of Information

A visually stunning collection of facts and figures for all the family to enjoyThis visually stunning miscellany from th... MoreA World of Information

(2 reviews) Review
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... MoreCastle Diary

(1 review) Review
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... MorePirate

(1 review) Review
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 miscellany, p... MoreA World of Discovery

(1 review) Review
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 s... MoreStephen Biesty's Incredible Cross-Sections

(1 review) Review
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... MoreGreeks

(1 review) Review
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  • What’s that Building?: Band 07/Turquoise

    What’s that Building?: Band 07/Turquoise

    Daniyal really enjoyed this book. It was easy enough for him to read it independently, and at the same time, so many facts and variety. 

    He loved l...

  • What’s that Building?: Band 07/Turquoise

    What’s that Building?: Band 07/Turquoise

    This book is all about buildings and it did contain many tricky words that Zara was not familiar with such as Taipei, Pharaoh, Taiwan, Khufu and Djenn...

  • Greeks

    Greeks

    I read this book in one sitting and really think its good. It is much easier to read than the Horrible Histories book on the Greeks and I found that I...