international children's book day

Free Shipping today only to Celebrate International Children’s Book Day

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international children's book dayWhoa! It’s International Children’s Book Day and we are celebrating. Our authors and illustrators are visiting schools in London and Berlin today to make some collaborative books with kids. Meanwhile, over in our shop we are offering FREE SHIPPING anywhere in the world for today only AND we will choose one lucky customer to win one of our hand-printed Pillow Books. How very awesome!

Just in time for Easter so you can pick up some of our Make-Your-Own books to keep the kids busy over the holidays.

Free shipping today only

Visit the Curved House Shop and use this discount code at the checkout:


Remember this is for today only.

Teachers ahoy!

Are you a teacher looking for something to do with your kids today? Here’s our Pirate Power poem that you can download, print and get your kids to illustrate. Don’t forget to upload some pictures to our Kids Gallery – we’d love to see what the kids come up with!

Wishing you all a very happy International Children’s Book Day.

illustrate your own book with curved house kids

Click to Download Pirate PowEnjoy and a very happy International Children’s Book Day to you


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4-year-old Lilly wins our My Summer Snowman illustration competition

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Drum roll please….

The winner of our My Summer Snowman cover illustration competition is… LILLY. Lilly is just 4 years old and her illustration shows a special something when it comes to drawing. Our super dooper judge, Ben Hawkes, said this about Lilly’s drawing:

“BOOOM! My favourite, not only is the snowman/woman walking but there is a castle and a really well drawn tent. Colours are fab and looking at it makes me happy.”

Well done Lilly, you did a great job and we can’t wait to see what else you draw for us!

Lilly has won 20 copies of any of our books for her friends or classmates plus a visit from the awesome author of My Summer Snowman, Chester Travis.

We don’t officially have runners up in this competition but Judge Ben also asked us to acknowledge his other favourites. MIRA (8) and ALFRED (6) came a very close second:

“MIRA – a beautiful snowman and wonderful collage, I love the tree and the arms of the snowman. The carrot is fab, I am slightly jealous!”

“ALFRED – I love this, beautifully drawn snowman and I love the green hat and very beautifully draw face.”

Thank you to all the creative kids who entered their work into our first ever drawing competition. There will be lots more to come so keep your pencils sharp and your imaginations wild!

About our judge

Ben Hawkes is the talented illustrator of Grandma’s Jungle Party. He has also illustrated for Random House, M&S, Ribena and many others AND he has just finished illustrating a brand new reading App, Hip Hop Hen. Check out his work here: