Author Archives: Emily Owen

Let books inspire you for a #ScreenFreeWeekend

(Read to the end for details of our mega book giveaway…) Do you worry about how much time your children are spending watching TV? How about browsing the internet, chatting on social media and playing video games? Combine these activities with the increasing plethora of digital devices and […]


In love at war time: extract from World War I Love Stories

Today marks the centenary of the outbreak of  the First World War,  for the soldiers who fought in it, it was truly “the war to end all wars” but the febrile atmosphere it generated, as couples fell in love across previously impassable boundaries of distance […]


On the loose! Halloween Zombie Cupcakes

You can chain a zombie down, but there is no guarantee it will stay put for long. With rotten body parts liable to fall off anyway, being a leg down won’t worry a zombie if it allows it to escape. This delectable apple cupcake […]


Lydia Crook: Paper artist and best-selling children’s book author

As our best-selling children’s title went to reprint,  I thought it’d be the perfect opportunity to spend a morning in the studio with author and paper artist Lydia Crook to talk about (and film!) the simplistic wonders of Paper Play. Read to the end […]


Win a set of Mindfulness titles for World Mental Health Day 2013

Each year the Mental Health Foundation hosts a campaign to raise awareness about a particular mental health issue on World Mental Health Day. This year’s campaign focuses on the positive aspects of mental health in later life. Did you know that on average people […]


The Big Draw: Around the World in 80 Animals with Guy Parker-Rees

Take part in The Big Draw with Ivy Kids and Guy Parker-Rees Grab your pens, pencils and crayons and join us for an around the world art safari as part of The Big Draw festival. The Big Draw runs throughout October, with over 200,000 people […]


Satish Kumar talks Soil Soul Society at Alternatives, Monday 30th September

Satish Kumar presents… SOIL SOUL SOCIETY: A new trinity for our times MONDAY 30TH SEPTEMBER ALTERNATIVES ST JAMES’S CHURCH 197 Piccadilly London W1J 9LL 7PM – 8.30PM £10/5 concs Join Satish for his talk & book launch. Signed copies available! In this talk you will be introduced […]


Knit Your Own Royal Baby: Exclusive picture & pattern from Fiona Goble and The Ivy Press

Fiona Goble, the knitting genius behind the hugely popular Knit Your Own Royal Wedding, has eagerly picked up the knitting needles once again to welcome the latest addition to the Royal Family and bring you this exclusive free pattern so you can knit your […]


Brighton 23rd June: Discover your inner activist with Satish Kumar & Caroline Lucas

Just over a week to go! Leaping Hare Press are pleased to present an inspiring Q&A with the UK’s first Green MP CAROLINE LUCAS, international peace campaigner and author SATISH KUMAR, and environmental journalist BIBI VAN DER ZEE… Can we each make a difference? Do […]


Free download alert! Kids craft project from This Belongs to Me

This Belongs to Me is a bumper title featuring 16 cool design projects for kids, enabling them to express their individuality and learn a variety of techniques, from stencilling, to sewing, to designing their own fake tattoos! Clear text and eye-catching illustrations give children […]


Behind the scenes at a Beautiful… series photoshoot

Whilst the readers of our Beautiful… series will be accustomed to seeing the animals (or even tractors) preened to perfection, looking model-esque and photographed by Andrew Perris in the finished books, it’s not all glitz and glamour for those of us who have been working […]


Ivy Kids half-term event: free papercraft afternoon with Lydia Crook at Whirligig Brighton

To celebrate the release of her first titles with Ivy Kids, author and local papercraft artist Lydia Crook will be joining us for a free children’s half-term activity afternoon at the Whirligig toy shop in Brighton next Thursday 30th May. A fun opportunity for […]

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