Richard Platt

Richard Platt

Platt was born in Northumberland, England, and spent his childhood in a neighborhood south of London. As he grew up, he figured he'd follow in his father's footsteps and become a civil engineer. However, once he began his studies, he found the profession wasn't for him. Changing course, he explored graphic design and photography. This worked well for him, but again, he found that it wasn't completely his niche. Instead, through it all, he discovered that what he did best was write, and write he did.

Platt began penning articles about photography and then he moved on to writing books. After getting a job editing children's books, he began authoring for children himself. With illustrator Stephen Biesty, who specializes in cross-sectional drawings, Platt wrote Incredible Cross Sections. Since then he has done advertising copy, multimedia projects, comic animations, and restaurant reviews. A versatile, award-winning author of nonfiction and fiction, Platt has written more than seventy books, mostly for children. His works for adults center on maritime themes, particularly smuggling and piracy. Platt continues delving into fascinating subjects about the sea, social history, science, and technology and then writing about them.

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Castle Diary
by Richard Platt
from Candlewick Press
Historical Fiction for 5th-8th grade
in Middle Ages (Location: HISW-MID)
$6.99
D-Day Landings
DK Readers Level 4
by Richard Platt
from DK Publishing
for 2nd-4th grade
in DK Readers (Location: EAR-DK)
$3.99 $2.50 (1 in stock)
Disaster!
by Richard Bonson, Richard Platt
from DK Publishing
for 3rd-6th grade
in Titanic & 20th Century Disasters (Location: HISV-20DIS)
$6.50 (2 in stock)
DK Eyewitness: Pirate
DK Eyewitness Series
by Richard Platt
from Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
HIstory Reference for 4th-8th grade
in Pirates (Location: HISV-PIRATE)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
DK Eyewitness: Spy
by Richard Platt
from DK Children
for 4th-6th grade
in Dangerous Books for Kids (Location: ELE-DAN)
Pirate Diary: The Journal of Jake Carpenter
by Richard Platt
from Candlewick Press
for 2nd-6th grade
in Pirates (Location: HISV-PIRATE)
$7.99
Plants Bite Back!
DK Eyewitness Readers Level 3
by Richard Platt
from DK Publishing
for 1st-3rd grade
in DK Readers (Location: EAR-DK)
$3.99 $2.50 (3 in stock)
Roman Diary
by Richard Platt
from Candlewick Press
for 2nd-5th grade
in Ancient Rome (Location: HISW-ANRO)
$18.99
Roman Diary
by Richard Platt
from Candlewick Press
for 2nd-5th grade
in Ancient Rome (Location: HISW-ANRO)
$6.99
Spies
DK Eyewitness Readers Level 3
by Richard Platt
1st edition from DK Publishing
for 1st-3rd grade
in DK Readers (Location: EAR-DK)
$3.99 $2.50 (1 in stock)