About Us


Tim Cooke is a writer and editor with more than 250 books listed in the Library of Congress catalogue under various pseudonyms, including Charlie Samuels, mainly about US, military, and ancient history, art and culture, politics, and economics. He has written and edited illustrated books for children and adults since leaving Time-Life Books 30 years ago, from multi-volume school encyclopaedias to lively and accessible trade books. His work as an author includes How to Change the World with a Ball of String (Scholastic, 2012) and America: The Making of a Nation (Little Brown, 2008), as well as educational sets such as "Meet the Greats" (Gareth Stevens, 2016–18) and "Primary Sources in World History" (Cavendish Square, 2017). As an editor, he conceived and edited the award-winning How to Make a Universe from 92 Ingredients (Adrian Dingle, Scholastic, 2013), The Anatomy of Fashion (Phaidon Press, 2013), as well as Map: Exploring the World (Phaidon Press, 2015) and successive books in the same format. He has produced dozens of educational reference sets ranging from six to twenty volumes published by Rosen Publishing Group, Scholastic, Capstone Press, Crabtree, Hachette Children’s Books, National Geographic, Marshall Cavendish, and World Book.

Tom Jackson is a science writer and editor who has written more than 100 books and contributed to many more. He is a specialist in communicating natural history, mathematics, hard science and technology to all readerships and interest levels. His past work includes Basher Science titles (Kingfisher); Chilled (Bloomsbury Sigma); Help Your Kids With Science (DK); and the Ponderables science history series (Shelter Harbor Press). He has worked in the children’s reference co-edition sector for more than 20 years, producing sets published by Hachette Children’s Books, QED, Rosen Publishing Group, Macmillan Children's Books, and Bloomsbury Children’s Books. 

Lynne Lennon is a designer with over twenty years experience in publishing. She began her career working on novelty books sets before moving on to partworks and the children’s reference co-edition sector. Lynne spent five years as a design manager running a large continuity book list where she gained experience in art direction, production and project management. Her past work includes large volume sets and trade books published for Marshall Cavendish, Crabtree, Rosen Publishing Group, Weigl, Hachette Children's Group and Capstone Press. You can see examples of her work at lynne-lennon.squarespace.com