Writing for Children

Rupert Matthews is a freelance writer of books for children on a variety of subjects. He has been writing non-fiction books for over 25 years and can bring a wealth of experience, imagination and expertise to your project. Rupert has had more than 150 titles published in 30 different languages.  He has also researhed and presented TV shows and performed on radio and on stage.


Rupert has written more than seventy history books for children. His works show a great attention to detail and frequently take a new and refreshing look at the subjects in hand. Vocabulary and grammar are tailored to the target age group, as are the terms and concepts that need to be explained afresh and what is taken as known.

Rupert is able to provide artwork references and to check artwork for accuracy. He is also able to produce maps and very often photos as well.



Whether it is dinosaurs, prehistoric mammals or the environment, Rupert has written a range of books and articles on the wonderful natural world around us. The subjects of the books include generic books giving an overview of a palaeontological period to individual works focussing on a specific extinct genus or fossil specimen. Dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals are a complex subject that need to be explained clearly to younger readers. Rupert keeps track of the latest developments in the palaeontological world to ensure that the books he produces are fully up to date. He has produced the text for a variety of works, but has also project managed books including the commissioning of artworks and design, the supervision of contributors.


Rupert takes an objective view of the subject, looking at the evidence, explaining it clearly in a way suitable for the target age group. As with his history work, Rupert's writings on cryptozoology are well researched and securely grounded in fact.

Whatever genre Rupert is writing about or editing, he has never  missed a deadline and has always delivered work of a high quality to brief and to length.


Contact Rupert on 07721 455944 or rupert@rupertmatthews.com