Richard Platt

Richard Platt is the author of more than fifty books for children. He is the author of Eureka! which was chosen as a 2004 Outstanding Science Trade Book by the CBC and NSTA.


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The Scoop on Poop

by Richard Platt, illustrated by John Kelly
Kingfisher

Every grownup knows that there is one universal topic that fascinates children without exception: poop and pee. But what they may not know is that throughout...


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Through Time: Olympics
Through Time
By Richard Platt,
Kingfisher

This series offers a unique journey through different periods in history. Detailed artworks tell the story of a specific location as it changes with time. As...


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Plagues, Pox, and Pestilence

by Richard Platt, illustrated by John Kelly
Kingfisher

A comprehensive history of disease and pestilence, told from the point of view of the bugs and pests that cause them. The book features case histories of...


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Versus: Pirates
Versus
by Richard Platt, illustrated by Steve Stone
Kingfisher

What would happen if the Golden Age pirate, Blackbeard, fought the dashing Muslim pirate Barbarossa? Who would win and why? Who would be the ultimate fighting...


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Through Time: New York City
Through Time
By Richard Platt,
Kingfisher

This series offers a unique journey through different periods in history. Detailed artworks tell the story of a specific location as it changes with time. As...


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Through Time: London
Through Time
By Richard Platt, illustrated by Manuela Cappon
Kingfisher

From a Neolithic camp to the host of the 2012 Summer Olympics, very few cities have seen as much history, innovation, and bloodshed as London. In this...


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Through Time: Beijing
Through Time
Richard Platt, illustrated by Manuela Cappon
Kingfisher

Through Time: Beijing traces the rise and fall of great dynasties and the everyday lives of the citizens who prospered or suffered under their rule. Beginning...


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Kingfisher Knowledge: Forensics
Kingfisher Knowledge
by Richard Platt
Kingfisher

Just like on CSI, readers will explore the crime lab and discover how detectives use scientific evidence to solve crimes. Find out how bloodstains, footprints,...


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Communication
Kingfisher Knowledge
Richard Platt; Jonathan S. Adelstein
Kingfisher

Delve into the many technologies that we use to share information. From making calls on satellite phones to sending e-mails, this is an exciting look at the...


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Through Time: Pompeii
Through Time
Richard Platt
Kingfisher

This sumptuous, innovative recreation of Roman life traces the rise and fall of a great empire. Superb illustrations retell the lost story of Pompeii—the life...


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Eureka!

Richard Platt
Kingfisher

Eureka! looks at the instances in which some of the world's greatest inventions were conceived and explains how creative genius has enabled some individuals to...


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