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
We donate 20p from every book we sell to Booktrust’s new Children’s Reading Fund to support their work with children with additional needs.Contact us about running a visual literacy workshop in your school!
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We’re back from a week in London where we took part in the annual Imagine Festival at the Southbank Centre. As part of the ‘Everybody Into Books’ event, organised by Inclusive Minds, we set up a book-making station and had kids help us illustrate and write our books. And this year we also got them to turn us (and themselves) into their favourite characters – everything from hairy monsters to floating mermaids. We made over 20 books throughout the day and are now creating ebooks and uploading them to our Kids Library for you to view and download for free! This was a special day…
Our very first entry into the My Summer Snowman illustration competition for 2014-15 is by 6-year-old Toby McDermott. Yes, he’s only 6, and only just! Very impressive – good luck Toby!
My Summer Snowman Competition returns for 2014/15! ‘Don’t just read a book – be part of the story!’ – Lucy Hawking CALLING ALL BUDDING ILLUSTRATORS! We’re back again for another round of festive drawing fun: the My Summer Snowman competition has returned! Our annual drawing competition is a great way to spend the holidays: simply make your own book and you could win some amazing prizes for you and your friends. We’re inviting kids to draw their best cover illustration for My Summer Snowman. You could win 20 copies of our great picture books for your friends or classmates plus…
When we teach visual literacy we don’t just teach how to ‘read’ and interpret images, we also explore the interpretation of other visual references. One of these is facial expression and, in particular, understanding emotion. Being able to interpret an emotion, and knowing how to express different emotions, are vital to our interactions with the world. This is a quick exercise to try yourself. Download and print the worksheet below. Try to turn this face into a happy face. What changes will you make to change it’s mood? Are there small changes that can make a big difference? Can you completely reinvent the…