b small publishing - a dynamic duo!
We are an indie children’s publishing company that creates and publishes children’s books in the UK and around the world. We are known for the things that we know best: foreign language learning and creative, hands-on non-fiction for kids.
At the heart of the business is the dynamic duo, Cath and Sam! Along with a group of talented freelance writers, illustrators and designers, we love nothing more than cutting, sticking and colouring our way through the day. From making a table-top rainforest to pressing out a baby paper panda to play with, our list is bursting with artistic ideas. We also like sharing our passion for language learning through a range of activity books that focus on learning English, French and Spanish.
Our mission is to inspire children to explore the world around them through the things we love: good design and illustration, curious texts and fascinating facts. We hope you like what we do.
Book of the Week
Seven huge, fold-out scenes teeming with life for young colouring enthusiasts to colour in on their own, with their friends or with their family. Each spread extends to 690mm and is perforated so you can tear it out and keep it, display or send it to Grandma.
"Yesterday (a rainy day!) was the perfect day to test out our extendable colouring book. It is officially amazing! The main reason? The page extends right out so both my children can colour at the same time and not be near each other! The book is fantastically illustrated with lots of detail and has 7 different scenes ranging from safari to a fashion show! We love it." Parent Reviewer, Nov. 2014 via Toppsta
"We've had a few rainy days this week, and I must say The Great Extendable Colouring Book by b small publishing has TOTALLY come to the rescue to relieve the boys' boredom." Parent Reviewer, Nov. 2014 via Toppsta
After graduating from Liverpool John Moores University in 2006, I made the move to London and joined Usborne Publishing where I spent 5 and a half years. There I worked on a wide range of books from novelty, baby and activity books to producing illustrations for older fiction. I made the freelance leap in 2012 and teamed up with b small shortly after. Together we have worked on the new Paper Toys series, as well as a whole bunch of exciting new series and titles coming soon, so keep those eyes peeled! As well as b small, I have also produced work for Catnip, Really Decent Books and BOOM! Studios, as well as continuous work for Usborne, and spend my time living between Liverpool and Los Angeles. When not working, I enjoy reading, baking - then eating what I have baked, taking inspiration from all manner of pretty things around me and screenprinting greetings cards, prints and bags in my studio or kitchen (whilst shamelessy listening to musical theatre soundtracks).
We are busy preparing for our appearance at the Bologna Book Fair in March 2015. This year, we are sharing a big stand with our friends at Green Android. The stand is in Hall 25, B120 and we can't wait to show off our new books to our customers.