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We are an award-winning 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.

As committed members of Inclusive Minds, we are working hard to ensure our business and our books are as inclusive and diverse as possible. 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.
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

Le petit chien se trouve un ami / Puppy finds a friend

It's Saturday and Puppy wants to play. Will he have to play alone, or can he find a friend after all? Use the magic of this beautifully illustrated story to introduce young children to a new language. Bilingual text in English and French, a guide to...Author: Catherine BruzzoneIllustrator: John Bendall-BrunelloAge Range: 3 - 5 yearsISBN: 978-1-911509-58-5
Price: £6.99Buy Now

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Interview with illustrator of The Histronauts, Grace Cooke

September 19th, 2018

Get to know Grace Cooke, illustrator of our fantastic The Histronauts series, for this year's #TimeToRead.
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Time to Read Booklist

September 16th, 2018

Today marks the start of BookTrust’s Time to Read campaign, which encourages families to read together even when children are old enough to read independently.
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