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Richard Platt

  • 5 stars across 90 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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    1st 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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    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 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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    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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    1st February 2013

    Disaster Chef

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    4th July 2013

    Double Crossing

    The amazing story of a young immigrant's journey to Ellis Island and his life beyond. It's 1908, and David O'Connor, ne... More

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    1st January 2015

    Wherever You Are

    The second book in the personal and moving coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of the First World War. Au... More

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    3rd March 2011

    Roman Diary

    Explore the city at the heart of the ancient Roman Empire with Iliona, a Greek girl captured by pirates and sold into sl... More

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    • Castle Diary

      Castle Diary

      My daughter is doing about castles at school so we got this out from the library. She found it quite interesting and enjoyed finding out about castle...

    • Stephen Biesty's Cross-Sections Castle

      Stephen Biesty's Cross-Sections Castle

      by Babbs

      The level of detail means this book just keeps the kids enthralled. Obviously they are mostly interested in the toilets and gruesome bits but still fa...

    • Stephen Biesty's Incredible Cross-Sections

      Stephen Biesty's Incredible Cross-Sections

      by rsa

      My son was thrilled with Stephen Biesty's Cross Sections Castle. Consequently, I bought this book by the same author/illustrator. It is as excellent a...