About Us

We are an independent children’s publishing company that creates and publishes children’s books for sale 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 our business is the dynamic duo, Cath and Sam (see illustration above)! 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 discovering how bikes work, artistic ideas and fascinating facts fill our list. We also like sharing our passion for language learning through a range of activity books that focus on learning English, French and Spanish.
We are on a mission to inspire children to make things with their hands and discover the world around them. Whether on their own or together with their favourite adults (parent, grandparent, teacher, carer or friend!), kids will love our curious texts and beautiful illustrations.

Book of the month

Play Card Games in French

Activities to help beginners learn French at home. Over 100 cards with essential vocabulary, pronunciation guides plus additional ways to use the cards. The activities are tried and tested by a teacher and tutor. Magic tricks and competitive card games are fun...Author: Marie-Thérèse BougardIllustrator: Stu McLellanAge Range: 6+ yearsISBN: 978-1-909767-90-4
Price: £9.99Buy Now

Featured Books

Animal CamouflageAge Range: 6+ years
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FACTSAge Range: 6 - 11 years
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Infographics for KidsAge Range: 6+ years
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Fashions from Jane Austen and the Regency Era

August 29th, 2017

Discover the history of the Regency Era through the fashions of the time with our new book, DRESS-UP JANE AUSTEN.
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May 31st, 2017

As we re-launch the Young Language Learner awards for 2017, our team has been reflecting on language learning in general. Communicating across cultures makes our lives more interesting – even for little ones, and it can make traveling a lot easier for...
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