David West

95 children’s books by the writer and illustrator

David West is a graphic designer, illustrator and author of children's information books. He has produced over 500 titles on subjects ranging from dinosaurs and mythology to technology and science. Some of his best known titles include Brain Surgery for Beginners, Fifty Three and a Half Things that Changed the World and Dinosaurs in My Street. David went to art school in Kingston-upon-Thames and Harrow, where he specialised in information graphics. He lives in south west London with his wife, two sons, a cat and a goldfish who's over 14 years old. When he's not illustrating, writing and designing he can be found fishing for salmon in Scottish rivers or painting portraits for fun.

Mythical Hero Stories

David West

Mythical Hero Stories

Ten wonderful retellings of ancient myths and legends all about mythical heroes. These stories are taken from ancient Greek, Roman, Anglo-Saxon, Mayan, European, and Middle Eastern cultures. Some readers will be familiar with, such as the story of Theseus and ...

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Animal Stories

David West

Animal Stories

Ten wonderful retellings of ancient myths and legends all about animals. These stories are taken from ancient Greek, Roman, African, Indian, Chinese and American cultures. Some readers will be familiar with, such as the story of Brer Rabbit. Others will ...

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8+ years

Giant Stories

David West

Giant Stories

Ten wonderful retellings of ancient myths and legends all about giants. These stories are taken from ancient Greek, Celtic, Indian, Inuit and European cultures. Some readers will be familiar with, such as the battle between David and Goliath. Others will ...

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Gods and Goddesses

David West

Gods and Goddesses

Ten wonderful retellings of ancient myths and legends all about gods and goddesses. These stories are taken from ancient Greek, Norse, Indian, Egyptian and American cultures. Some readers will be familiar with, such as the story of the Norse god ...

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7+ years

Velociraptor and Other Raptors and Small Carnivores

David West

Velociraptor and Other Raptors and Small Carnivores

VELOCIRAPTOR, other raptors and small carnivores. Included in the twelve dinosaurs featured are some of the scariest carnivores that ever roamed Earth. These ferocious animals were considered the most intelligent of all dinosaurs. Discover how they could bring down prey ...

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Ghosts and Other Spectres

Anita Ganeri, David West

Ghosts and Other Spectres

The Dark Side explores the origins and development of myths and legends from around the world and unveils the truly scary beings that haunt our nightmares. Look inside to discover all manner of spectres from Black Dogs and White Ladies ...

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Witches and Warlocks

Anita Ganeri, David West

Witches and Warlocks

Discover the mythical world of witches and warlocks: find out how to recognise a witch, know what to expect when you hear a banshee and discover who communicates with the dead!

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7+ years

Ankylosaurus and Other Armoured and Plated Herbivores

David West

Ankylosaurus and Other Armoured and Plated Herbivores

ANKYLOSAURUS and other armoured and plated herbivores. Included in the twelve dinosaurs featured are some of the most heavily armoured animals that ever roamed Earth. Some of these big, plodding herbivores were covered from head to toe in thick, leathery ...

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