Author Archives: Emily Owen

Andy Cawthray: A Guide to Buying Chickens

Chicken & Egg author Andy Cawthray outlines best practise for buying chickens for egg laying: where to buy, what to buy and things to check for in your birds. One of the best times to pick up new POL (point of lay) stock, both […]


Summertime skin saviours from The Domestic Alchemist

Kitchen pharmacy meets green cleaning and natural beauty in a classic compendium of Mother Nature’s plant-powered recipes: The Domestic Alchemist by Pip Waller. An introduction to the power of plants is followed by concise growing tips and profiles, and guidelines on the set-up of […]


Ways With Words festival: Mindful Baking with Julia Ponsonby

Head of Food at Schumacher College, Julia Ponsonby, delights in the happiness that shared food brings. She feels we should be fully present with the task of cooking. Creating meals also requires discrimination when sourcing ingredients, ensuring they are wholesome, local and seasonal. Without […]


A trio of Ivy Authors at the Hay Festival 2015

For 10 days in May, the tiny town of Hay-On-Wye on the England/Wales border, is taken over with “stories, ideas, laughter, and music”, as the Hay Festival takes place. The Hay festival has been drawing in a programme of global authors, covering areas from […]


Visit Ivy Kids at the Brighton Fringe!

To help kick off Brighton Fringe this year, Ivy Kids will be hosting a pop-up bookshop in the heart of the festival, Fringe City! After you’ve taken part in the children’s parade, come and discover festival-friendly discounts on beautiful books that will get kids […]


Free snowflake crochet square patterns from A Square A Day

If you’ve ever thought about making someone a personal gift for Christmas then we’ve got something to get you started: two free crochet square patterns from A Square A Day by Tracey Lord. The ‘Chamonix’ and ‘Sparkle’ patterns make beautiful snowflake designs, perfect for making a winter blanket, scarf […]


Ivy Press bids a fond farewell to sister publisher Ilex

Today we announce some exciting news, as all of us here at Ivy Press bid a fond farewell to our sister company, Ilex, who have been bought by Hachette’s Octopus Publishing Group. Ilex, who have worked side by side with us for over ten years, will now become an imprint […]


Back to school with the kids 30 Second Series

The latest titles from the Ivy Kids best-selling 30 Second Series, Inventions in 30 Seconds and Human Body in 30 Seconds, are out now. Helping kids cover the curriculum in a new and exciting format: 30 topics, each explained in 30 seconds, accompanied by a super-snappy 3-second […]


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 […]

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