Author Archives: Kate Essam

Taking ‘The Rules of Photography’ on holiday and the next book I want to read because of it, ‘Cycling Science’

I have a confession to make, I work for two publishing companies. The brilliant photography publisher Ilex and the super stylish Ivy Press. I’m what’s known as a “shared resource” around these parts and as such this blog is going to appear in two places, but you […]


Free download alert! Paper Play craft projects are up for grabs!

For those of you who couldn’t make it to our children’s paper craft workshops this afternoon, we’re giving away a few projects from Lydia Crook’s Paper Play for FREE! Suitable for anyone aged 7 and over, these make for perfect half-term crafting activities, especially if […]


Today is the inaugural International Day of Happiness!

For the first time, thanks to the UN, the world is recognising that the pursuit of happiness is a fundamental human goal (seems like a no brainer to me, isn’t that what we all want?) With today’s increasingly busy lifestyles, where we rush from […]


Check out our newest catalogue for a sneak peek at forthcoming titles!

This is the Spring 2013 list so the new titles won’t be available for a while but there are some exciting titles coming next year!  


Come and see the all new Ivy Kids titles at the Frankfurt Book Fair!

There will be a lot more action around here in the next few weeks but in the meantime…way back in Bologna we launched our new Ivy Kids list, and now that the Frankfurt Book Fair is here (well almost) we’re ready to roll with the […]


Madonna has her own window at Foyles!

We were quite excited by this in the office so I thought I would share with all of you. Our Madonna Icon-ography, Cherish: Madonna, Like an Icon has it’s own window at Foyles! A gorgeous pile of advance copies landed on my desk what seems […]


Remember those Beautiful Calendars you all loved so much?

Many of you have asked us about these in the last few months, so I’m very pleased to report that the 2013 Beautiful Calendars will be here this month! This year there are more than ever. You can choose from the usual suspects, Chickens, Cows, Pigeons, Pigs, […]


Love London? Love Paper?

As Jubilee and Olympic fever hits the country, what better way to celebrate than by building your own miniature version of the city at the centre of it all! You can build everything from Big Ben to the iconic red Telephone Box. As an […]


The story of the London Book Fair

Every book fair I take pictures of our stand, so the staff who can’t make it up to visit get to see what all the fuss is about. This year I thought I’d try to tell the story of the fair in pictures. So […]


Seeing stars? – Check out these cute zodiac inspired felties…

Zodiac Felties landed on our desks in the office recently and charmed us all. So much so, that a member of our intrepid foreign rights sales team (she’s in snowy Milan at this very moment) tried her hand at several of the projects. They turned […]


The Seedbomb Laboratory

  Josie Jeffery, the lovely author of our book Seedbombs and the Seedbomb Packs for Butterflies and Bees has just opened her new online shop, The Seedbomb Laboratory in time for spring. It’s your one stop shop for all your guerrilla gardening needs, so check it […]


How to make a Seedbomb – Step-by-Step video

If you’ve already bought the book but haven’t had time to get out there and throw some seedbombs, or have yet to discover the world of seedbombing, here’s a handy little video demonstrating how to make them. It’s the wrong time or year to […]

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