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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.

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"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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Exploring our solar system

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This month, our Principia Mission Space Diary investigates some of the things astronaut Tim Peake might see in space, like the planets in our solar system. All the planets orbiting our sun are unique. They have different landscapes, atmospheres and rotation speeds. To help our young Space Apprentices explore the planets without having to leave Earth, we’ve put together some information for them.   A huge thank you to Year 11 student Anna Fleming, from St George’s School for Girls in Edinburgh, who’s written a fabulous piece for us about Mercury. Thank you Anna for leading our expedition into outer…

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Y3 students countdown to Principia launch!

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This blog has been written by Tim Bromwich’s Year 3 Class at Cooper and Jordan School, Aldridge Today in Year 3 we have witnessed the most amazing thing! We all sat together and experienced a once in a lifetime event. Tim Peake made history by becoming the first official British astronaut to go to the ISS. Over the past few weeks we have learnt more about space through our Space Diaries, preparing ourselves to become astronauts, and watched many videos from aboard the International Space Station. The more we learnt about life in space, the more we couldn’t wait until…

Principia Space Diary Primary Literacy Resources Curved House Kids Make Your Own Books 27th Lincoln Scouts

Scouts embark on a space journey

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I’m sure you can recall a time when someone asked, ‘Do you remember where you were when…’ usually followed by a major historic event. Imagine future dinner table conversations, when our young people are asked if they remember where they were when the first British astronaut went to the International Space Station under the Union flag, and they reply, ‘Remember it? I was part of it!’ The young people in the 27th Lincoln Scout Group, with the support of Eagle Community Primary School, are headed for an out-of-this-world orbit whilst creating a lasting record of their involvement in the Principia…

Astronaut Tim Peake with Principia Space Diary by Kristen Harrison, Lucy Hawking, Peter McOwan and Ben Hawkes

Principia Space Diary to reach 30,000 UK schoolchildren

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 We are thrilled to announce that the UK Space Agency/ESA have extended funding of the Principia Space Diary project, doubling the number of UK primary school students who will receive copies of the book. That’s twice as many space apprentices, and twice as much fun! We launched the Principia Space Diary in October with the aim of registering 15,000 UK school kids. One month later we are celebrating sign-ups for 30,000 children to participate in this project. What an amazing response from schools across the UK who have shown such enthusiasm for this and other Principia projects. For those not…