"This fascinating entry in The Olympics series, full of historical and contemporary photos, gives readers a lot to think about."

Review of ‘The Olympics: Scandals’ by US journal Black Rabbit Books Reviews.
"Easy to understand and filled with great illustrations, this book makes a great resource for anyone interested in the topic."

Independent internet review of ‘Look Inside Bulldozers'.
"All in all, the author has crafted a book that will interest and inform its readership both as a historical work and as a contemporary chronicle."

Borders Editorial Review, Pirates and Smugglers.
"Another fine book in the Kingfisher Knowledge series."

Internet reviewer, Pirates and Smugglers.
"The book was a great balance of text and pictures."

Internet review of ‘Going to War in World War Two'
"My favorite book as a kid."

Five-star rating Amazon reviewer on ‘Look Inside Cross-Sections: Ships'
"I rode off the knowledge I garnered from this book all the way through high school and in Science Bowl competitions, AP-level science classes, and more. It is the most valuable book I have ever bought, hands down!’"

Amazon reviewer on ‘1000 facts about the Earth’,
"My daughter loves doing the experiments, and I love that they are very simple and straightforward."

Review of ‘Science With Air’.
"Even as an adult you almost cannot put it down. Short explanations that keep the reader intrigued. I would recommend this book for any family with children of all ages."

Reviewer of ‘The Children’s Factfinder’.
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Here is a selection of my extensive non-fiction work. I'm adding to this list all the time. You will see from the titles that I can tackle a number of different subjects. I am well used to writing information in caption form, to fit a heavily-illustrated design.

Starting to Read
Non-fiction written and designed for first readers. My work in this area has featured in the English National Curriculum for primary schools. It includes...

Everybody Feels Scared When I'm Angry Children Like Us Extras02 youngnonfiction02 youngnonfiction


My history texts span 2.5 million years, from the Stone Age through to World War Two. I aim to shining a clear light on the complicated and confusing, and relate history to modern life for young readers.

Dirty Rotten Pirates Kings and Warriors Usborne Book of London Book of London Olympic Records Olympic Records
HistoryandNature01 HistoryandNature02 HistoryandNature02

Fun Facts

I specialize in books full of funny facts, sometimes with activities added to the mix.I like to add a zany left-field touch to fact and activity selections.

City Trail Cover City Trail Inside Real Wonders of the World 1000s Disgusting Things 1000s Disgusting Things

Space, Science and Machines

My science and machine books include a number of Dorling Kindersley Cross-section books, plus books on space, weather and the human body.

Superstats Inside Superstats Body

Nature and the Earth

I have written a number of books based on the natural world, including practical trail books and model books, as well as books of bite-sized facts.

Nature Creativity Book The Nature Explorers Handbook Wilderness Safety Skills HistoryandNature04
Moira Butterfield Children's Writer