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We make fun, inclusive books and visual literacy learning materials that empower children of all ages, all abilities and all learning styles. Our tactile, dynamic method allows kids to use their own ingenuity to develop three crucial elements of literacy:

Vocabulary
Reading Comprehension
Visual Literacy

We donate 20p from every book we sell to Booktrust’s newchildren's reading fund booktrust Children’s Reading Fund to support their work with children with additional needs.

Contact us about running a visual literacy workshop in your school!
"I wish I'd had these books when I was a kid!" Lucy Hawking, author of George's space adventure series

“A brilliant way to create a love of books” Lucy Hawking, Author

How do you help your children form a good relationship with books and reading? How do you prepare them for the modern world? The answer is to engage kids the way kids are engaging with the world: interactively, visually and in a way that empowers them to be part of the creative process. Our mission is to make reading, writing and visual literacy accessible by being:
Inclusive
 Empowering
 Creative
 Fun and Interactive
 Personal
 Accessible

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A book by Anneliese, aged 4

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Thank you Hannah for sending in this amazing example of a write-your-own book by 4-year-old Anneliese. That’s pretty amazing work of a 4yo. Anneliese wrote the whole of Grandma’s Jungle Party on her own and we’re very impressed. You are now officially an author Anneliese, keep up the great work!  

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Visual Literacy in the Classroom: Working with hearing impaired children

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Canada’s Global News has just published a wonderful story about the use of visual literacy in a Candadian school, to help hearing impaired students with their literacy learning. Joana Weber, the teacher who implemented the programme, writes of the significant improvements in literacy among her group and also of a remarkable increase in confidence and self esteem. Weber notes the benefits of a holistic approach to literacy learning: “Literacy is connected to language. Language is connected to thought and experience, so I think that introducing things like drama, like art and drawing, to engage students and engage communication can only…

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Curved House Kids and House of Illustration announce a new partnership

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Islington families invited to create their own stories with House of Illustration and Curved House Kids Curved House Kids and House of Illustration today announce a new partnership, offering Islington families the chance to publish their own book in an empowering series of workshops, entitled “Our Cally Stories”. Run as part of Islington Council’s Word15 festival, the 8-week programme will offer hands-on training in understanding visual and written literacy, as well as offering local families unique access to those working in creative sectors. Commencing today, 23 April 2015, the workshops will be held in Holloway Library, Paradise Park Children’s Centre…

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Reading Fast and Slow

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This is an extract from an article published on The Bookseller Blog, 13 March 2013.  Last week was one of our favourite days – World Book Day. This annual event is a chance for parents, teachers, kids and readers of all ages to celebrate books and stories – a day to remember the reasons why we read. Our world is now split between online and offline, the virtual and the real, the physical and the digital. We all know these two realms do not exist independently of each other, which is why being able to read whatever is in front of…