To celebrate Black History Month in the UK, Lisbeth Kaiser describes the process of turning Maya Angelou's complex life into a story for very young children
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Maya Angelou’s Inspiring Story

To celebrate Black History Month in the UK - which takes place between the 1st and 31st of October - Little People, BIG DREAMS: Maya Angelou author Lisbeth Kaiser has written an incredibly evocative post on the process behind turning Maya's Read More

50 Things You Should Know About Space
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Q & A with Raman Prinja

What exactly goes on at the International Space Station and why does the Earth spin? Raman Prinja answers these questions in his new title 50 Things You Should Know About Space, currently a Professor of Astrophysics at University College Read More

Meet the brains behind 'Curiositree', today we're joined by authors Amanda Wood and Mike Jolley in this Q&A on teamwork, nature and most importantly, BOOKS!
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A Q&A with the authors of ‘Curiositree’

We have a very special, very exciting blog post for today! A Q&A from the wonderful Amanda Wood and Mike Jolley - the authors of The Curiositree: Natural World. We'll discuss their background, their inspiration for the book, how they Read More

We caught up with author-extraordinaire Catherine Barr to find out what her favourite books are and what has inspired her writing
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Interview with Catherine Barr

We've been chatting to the lovely Catherine Barr, author of two books for Frances Lincoln, The Story of Life: A first book about evolution and Elliot's Arctic Surprise.  Catherine studied Ecology at Leeds University before working Read More

The 50 States is the perfect companion for your U.S. road trip this Summer - a larger-than-life compendium of maps.
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Things to Do for Kids of All Ages

Summer Challenge: U.S. Road Trip

If you're up to a challenge and a whole lot of adventure, we have the ultimate summer project for you...First, find a blank map of the United States and a box of crayons. One by one, color in each state that you've visited. After you've Read More

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Discover America with this Fun Activity Book!

America has long-held a place as one of the most familiar and famous countries of the western world. We've all encountered the many different aspects of American culture: ranging from their legendary pie-eating contests to the great figures Read More

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Things to Do for Kids of All Ages

Recognise the Art in the Animals around you!

In this blog we’ll discuss a way to engage with animals in the world around you without disrupting their natural behaviour, you could even end up with you own piece of animal art if you follow some of these steps! Ever wondered when birds Read More

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Fly through art history with Leonardo Da Vinci!

Today’s blog post looks at one of the world’s most famous painters, architects, musicians, engineers, mathematicians and inventors – the great Leonardo Da Vinci! Laurence Anholt’s popular Leonardo and the Flying Boy has been recently Read More

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5 Fun Facts About New York City

The Empire State Building is one of the most recognizable landmarks in the United States and maybe even in the world. While people might also have other images of the Big Apple, New York City has much more to offer. Here are 5 fun facts Read More

Creaturepedia Activity
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Pick up a pen with Creaturepedia Activity Book!

Bonkers for birds? Dotty for dragons? Silly for snakes? Discover the fantastic follow-up to Adrienne Barman’s hugely successful Creaturepedia! The only difference is, this time you get to be in the drawing seat… This blog post is all about Read More

A is for Africa
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Ifeoma Onyefulu talks A is for Africa!

Today's is a very special blog post from A is for Africa author Ifeoma Onyefulu, who describes the process behind writing her book as well as just what it takes to become an author. Africa has changed a lot since Ifeoma's first created her Read More