Amanda Wood - Author

About the Author

Formerly an illustrator of natural history books at the Natural History Museum, A. J. Wood has been a highly respected publisher and author of children’s books for twenty years. She went on to be the founding Editor and Publisher of Templar for more than 30 years. In her time there, she published and nurtured numerous Greenaway winners. 

She has written some 80 titles, spanning both educational, picture and novelty books. Her love and understanding of children and children’s books provided the inspiration for the amazing baby™ range of books; and more recently, A. J. Wood has created the hugely popular Ology series, which have sold over 19 million-copies worldwide, including the recent title Spyology.

Today she writes and runs her own small press from her home in Surrey.

Featured books by Amanda Wood

Other books by Amanda Wood

The Complete Guide To Dragons The Ultimate Illustrated Compendium

The Complete Guide To Dragons The Ultimate Illustrated Compendium

Author: Amanda Wood, Dugald Steer Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2014

This lavish volume from an eminent dragonologist is the definitive guide to the world of dragons - truly a must-have for anyone who has ever dreamed of working with these incredible creatures.

The Lion And The Mouse

The Lion And The Mouse

Author: Amanda Wood, Nahta Noj, Jenny Broom Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2013

Aesop's Fables are given a contemporary twist in this series of retellings with bright and graphic artwork. Featuring ingenious die-cuts, you can lift the page to release the mouse from the lion's claws, then, later, turn the page to make the mouse release the lion in return. The upmarket format and stylish illustrations make this series of books perfect gift material.

My Book of Pets

My Book of Pets

Author: Amanda Wood, Emma Goldhawk Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/06/2011

Every child wants a pet to look after - but how do you chose which pet to have. In I Love Pets the fun artwork style combines with a range of textures and mecanics, encouraging young readers to interact with the animal characters, stroking their fur, making their tails move, watching their scales shimmer, helping them hide, and lots more. The charming rhyming text compliments Carol Tratt's adorable illustrations - this is sure to become a favourite with all children whether they have a pet or just wish for one

Billy Bunny Sticker Book

Billy Bunny Sticker Book

Author: Amanda Wood Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2011

There are four titles in the series. In Billy Bunny learn all about colours and counting; in Bobby Bear uncover secrets of the field and forest; Oscar Otter will teach you all about the river and shore and in Ozzy Owl discover fascinating facts about animals. Each title has over 150 colourful stickers. Read the book and complete the pictures by answering questions and completing activities on every page using stickers at the back of the book. Discover all sorts of natural history wonders as you explore the natural world with this series of bumper sticker books from the extremely popular Maurice Pledger - or you can even have fun making up your own pictures!

Oscar Otter Sticker Book

Oscar Otter Sticker Book

Author: Amanda Wood, Maurice Pledger Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2011

There are four titles in the series. In Ozzy Owl discover fascinating facts about animals; in Bobby Bear learn about the field and forest; Oscar Otter uncover secrets of the river and shore and in Billy Bunny find out about colours and counting. Read about all of the different types of creatures. Then turn to the back of the book where you'll find lots of stickers to complete the activities on every page by filling in the animal shapes - or you can even have fun making up your own pictures!

Bobby Bear Sticker Book

Bobby Bear Sticker Book

Author: Amanda Wood, Maurice Pledger Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2011

There are four titles in the series. In Billy Bunny learn all about animals; in Bobby Bear uncover facts about the field and forest; in Oscar Otter discover the wonders of the river and shore and in Ozzy Owl learn about animals. Each title has over 150 stickers. Read the book then use the stickers at the back to answer questions and complete the activities on every page - or you can even have fun making up your own pictures. The series features the wonderful friendly characters from Maurice Pledger and teaches natural history facts along the way.

Ozzy Owl Sticker Book

Ozzy Owl Sticker Book

Author: Amanda Wood, Maurice Pledger Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2011

There are four titles in the series. In Ozzy Owl discover fascinating facts about animals; in Bobby Bear learn about the field and forest; Oscar Otter uncover secrets of the river and shore and in Billy Bunny find out about colours and counting. Read about all of the different types of creatures. Then turn to the back of the book where you'll find lots of stickers to complete the activities on every page by filling in the animal shapes - or you can even have fun making up your own pictures!

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