Andrea Mills

Award-winning author and editor

My Story

ABOUT ME

An accomplished writer and award-winning author of more than 35 books, Andrea Mills has written books for all ages across all different subjects during two decades of publishing experience.

Andrea Mills

FREELANCE AUTHOR AND EDITOR

Once upon a time I was a little bookworm. I happily read anything and everything, and wanted to write when I grew big. When I grew up, I studied literature at university and gained postgraduate qualifications in journalism in both London and Sydney. I had a ball on a round the world trip before coming home to get working.

More than 20 years of publishing experience writing books, magazines and websites has been the best experience. Today I’m an accomplished writer and award-winning author of more than 35 books for all ages across all different subjects, from animals and atlases to fashion and football, space and supernatural to technology and transport. Writing is definitely my happily ever after…

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Books

Publishing portfolio

After more than a decade working in-house for Dorling Kindersley, I sailed off into the sunset to go freelance. I’ve written and edited award-winning children’s and family reference books for a variety of publishing houses, including DK, Egmont, Kingfisher and Quarto.

adventures of your brain

Princess Power
DK - 2019
ISBN-13: 978-1465485472

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adventures of your brain

Mythical Beasts
DK - 2018
ISBN-13: 978-0241343081

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adventures of your brain

The Adventures of Your Brain
Red Shed - 2017
ISBN-13: 978-1405280617

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superbugs

Super Bug Encyclopedia
DK - 2016
ISBN-13: 978-0241228470

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big cats

DKfindout! Big Cats
DK - 2019
ISBN-13: 978-0241358412

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bugs

DKfindout! Bugs
DK - 2017
ISBN-13: 978-1465462084

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animals

DKfindout! Animals
DK - 2016
ISBN-13: 978-0241250259

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dinosaurs

DKfindout! Dinosaurs
DK - 2016
ISBN-13: 978-0241250266

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robots

Robot
DK - 2018
ISBN-13: 978-1465475848

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pets

Pets Ultimate Sticker Book
DK - 2017
ISBN-13: 978-0241283707

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ancient rome

Ancient Rome Ultimate Sticker Book
DK - 2017
ISBN-13: 978-0241283738

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flags

Flags Around the World Ultimate Sticker Book
DK - 2017
ISBN-13: 978-0241283769

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horses

Horses and Ponies Ultimate Sticker Book
DK - 2017
ISBN-13: 978-0241282946

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jungle

Jungle Ultimate Sticker Book
DK - 2017
ISBN-13: 978-0241283011

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halloween

Halloween Ultimate Sticker Book
DK - 2017
ISBN-13: 978-1465464064

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ice

Ice
DK - 2019
ISBN-13: 978-0241363393

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top of the league

Top of the League
QED Publishing - 2016
ISBN-13: 978-1784934576

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it can't be true 2

It Can't Be True 2!: More Incredible Visual Comparisons
DK - 2016
ISBN-13: 978-0241239001

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strange but true

Strange But True
DK - 2015
ISBN-13: 978-0241203378

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true or false

True or False
DK - 2014
ISBN-13: 978-1409347958

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100 scientists

100 Scientists Who Made History
DK - 2018
ISBN-13: 978-0241304327

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100 events

100 Events That Made History
DK - 2016
ISBN-13: 978-0241227893

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100 women

100 Women Who Made History
DK - 2017
ISBN-13: 978-0241257241

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100 inventions

100 Inventions that Made History
DK - 2014
ISBN-13: 978-1465416704

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fashion

Fashion
DK - 2012
ISBN-13: 978-1405398794

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childrens bible

The Children’s Bible
DK - 2013
ISBN-13: 978-0756640194

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eyewitness football

Eyewitness Football
DK - 2010
ISBN-13: 978-1405353823

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you've got talent

You’ve Got Talent
DK - 2011
ISBN-13: 978-1405367868

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think about it

Think About It
DK - 2011
ISBN-13: 978-1405365192

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haunted

Haunted
DK - 2010
ISBN-13: 978-1405354141

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wow

WOW! Visual Encyclopedia of Everything
DK - 2008
ISBN-13: 978-1405322485

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atlas of exploration

Atlas of Exploration
DK - 2008
ISBN-13: 978-1405322089

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wonders of the natural world

Wonders of the Natural World
DK - 2007
ISBN-13: 978-1405321693

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go

GO!
DK - 2006
ISBN-13: 978-1405313445

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animals like us

Animals Like Us
DK - 2005
ISBN-13: 978-0756610081

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big ideas that changed the world

Big Ideas That Changed The World
DK - 2010
ISBN-13: 978-1405356831

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how cool stuff works

How Cool Stuff Works
DK - 2005
ISBN-13: 978-1405329767

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danger

Danger!
DK - 2010
ISBN-13: 978-1405357890

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do not open

Do Not Open
DK - 2007
ISBN-13: 978-1405356534

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egyptians

Ancient Egyptians
DK - 2007
ISBN-13: 978-1405318792

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vikings

Vikings
DK - 2007
ISBN-13: 978-1405318785

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exploration

The Most Brilliant, Boldly Going Book of Exploration Ever
DK - 2010
ISBN-13: 978-1405352079

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space

The Greatest Intergalactic Guide to Space Ever
DK - 2009
ISBN-13: 978-1405346160

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science

The Most Explosive Science Book in the Universe
DK - 2009
ISBN-13: 978-0756651527

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don't flush

Don’t Flush!
Kingfisher - 2013
ISBN-13: 978-0753433997

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humna body

Dr Frankenstein’s Human Body Book
DK - 2008
ISBN-13: 978-1405332521

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inside you

Inside You
DK - 2007
ISBN-13: 978-1405318723

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night sky atlas

Night Sky Atlas
DK - 2004
ISBN-13: 978-0756628390

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super structures

Super Structures
DK - 2008
ISBN-13: 978-1405332552

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timelines of everything

Timelines of Everything
DK - 2018
ISBN-13: 978-0241302323

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History Year by Year

History Year by Year
DK - 2013
ISBN-13: 978-1409323686

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submarine

Eyewitness Submarine
DK - 2003
ISBN-13: 978-0751367812

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think again

Think Again
Kingfisher - 2013
ISBN-13: 978-0753436226

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egypt

Navigators Ancient Egypt
Kingfisher - 2011
ISBN-13: 978-0753419663

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extreme weather

Navigators Extreme Weather
Kingfisher - 2011
ISBN-13: 978-0753430712

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children's encyclopedia

Children's Encyclopedia: The Book that Explains Everything
DK - 2017
ISBN-13: 978-0241283868

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he Everything Book of Horses and Ponies

The Everything Book of Horses and Ponies
DK - 2019
ISBN-13: 978-1465480118

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The Everything Book of Cats and Kittens

The Everything Book of Cats and Kittens
DK - 2018
ISBN-13: 978-1465470096

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The Everything Book of Dogs and Puppies

The Everything Book of Dogs and Puppies
DK - 2018
ISBN-13: 978-1465470102

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Reviews

CRITICAL RECEPTION

Strange But True!
I was looking in a book store today for a good information / reference book as a Christmas gift for my son (5, confident reader, inquisitive). He has a space book, an atlas, a dinosaur book and human body etc so was looking for something different. Though I haven't bought it yet, this was the best book I flicked through and the one I intend to get. Each page has a rather fascinating photo which makes you want to read to find out what it is about or what it is showing. Each page of writing has around one paragraph in larger print, which my son will be able to manage, and a couple more paragraphs in more detail which I can either read to him, or he can wait until he is older to take in fully.

K. Stephens on 13 October 2015

Guardian Review

strange but true
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This book provides fascinating insights into diverse facts of our day-to-day life, terrestrial world, as well as on our galaxy and the universe at large. It presents an immense amount of surprising and seemingly known or indeed unknown facts, explaining them in easy kid-adapted manner. To each topic, displayed on a double page with impressive photos and easy-to-read short texts, a pertinent question is asked which is answered at the end of the book. I very much like the unconventional highly creative metric comparisons providing additional information. I use this book as entertainment of my numerous grand children as well as nieces and nephews whenever they are visiting us - it is very highly liked by all of them ...

Klaus Müller on 28 April 2018

Animals Like Us
This is the perfect book for children who like animals and are ready to learn more about where, and how, different species live. It's arranged in habitat types - grasslands, oceans, forests, etc - which gives a good overview of Earth's diversity. For each habitat there are beautifully-illustrated profiles of some of the species that live there, told from the animal's point of view. The language is simple, without being patronising, and there is a good balance between fun facts and more serious statements about threats and challenges. It's been a hit with both my sons, aged 6 and 12, and they have just suggested that we order another copy for a friend's birthday present.

A customer on 14 March 2005

Prix jeunesse du Festival 2006

animals like us

ANIMALS LIKE US - RAJ OZZIE - AMAZON

LIKES ANIMALS LIKE US. Great book for kids and adults alike to read with vibrant pictures and evocative narrative.
Highly recommended!!! A++++

WOW - AMAZON CUSTOMER - AMAZON

My daughter's love it ...
Excellent read with beautiful pictures, I would recommend this book.

HISTORY YEAR BY YEAR - TOPCAT - AMAZON

Brilliant book
great illustrations
good facts and easy to understand for a 9 year old

Talks

Public speaking

I also enjoy giving talks to primary school children about reading and writing. I've talked to key stage 2 children for World Book Day celebrations, as well as leading creative workshops on reading and writing. 

At the Bradford Literary Festival in July 2019 I'll be giving a Science talk to key stage 2 children.


Books should offer education, entertainment, or escapism – and ideally all three.
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Contact

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Please don’t hesitate to contact me should you wish to discuss any books, projects or ideas.