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Lorna Gutierrez, author of ‘Dare’ on her visit to London Buy Dare Over the summer, Lorna Gutierrez, author of our upcoming picture book Dare, visited us all the way from America!  She wrote a lovely blog about her experience. Read it below! Recently, my family embarked on a vacation to Europe, with our first stop being London. I’ve been in love with London since I did a semester abroad in England some, I won’t say…

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Ten reasons to read The Elephant’s Umbrella!

Buy The Elephant’s Umbrella Our lovely picture book The Elephant’s Umbrella is out in paperback this week! It tells the story of a sweet jungle elephant who always shares his beautiful umbrella with his friends. But when the umbrella blows away, how will it find its way back to him? Written by Laleh Jaffari and illustrated by Ali Khodai, this charming tale also has a powerful message!   Here are ten reasons to read this lovely book…

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A Year Three class’ amazing response to Cinderella of the Nile

Inspiring ideas for fun classroom activities! Buy Cinderella of the Nile Fabulous teacher Karen Argent wrote about her experience of reading Cinderella of the Nile with her class for The Letterpress Project. The students did some amazing drawings in response to the book! Read her fab blog and see the children’s brilliant work below! When I was working with a group of Year Three children at Somers Park Primary School in Malvern the other day,…

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Five reasons your school needs Chalk Eagle

Buy Chalk Eagle  Teachers! If you’re considering what book to next use in class, then perhaps you should consider a wordless picture book like Chalk Eagle. Wordless picture books can often be left behind by schools, but we think that they need to embrace the wonderful treasure that are wordless picture books. We can’t wait for the day when all schools read wordless picture books regularly with their children. So, here are five reasons why schools…

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Who am I? The importance of identity in children’s books

By Lauren Sandford I’ve always wondered what it was like for my grandma to grow up in Poland. She left the country for the United States when she was only still a child, bundled up with her family set out to seek a new, wonderful life together. My grandma has never returned to her homeland, to revisit the ground she walked on so long ago, years and years of familial history and ancestry left behind.…

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