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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Win a set of 7 Ivy Kids books with Families Sussex Coast

Until the 31st May, local parenting magazine Families Sussex Coast are offering 3 readers the chance to win a set of 7 fabulous books from the Ivy Kids list. The bundle includes a variety of children’s activity and reference titles, enough to keep children entertained […]


Annelie’s Raw Food Power: Recipe extracts from a jungle diary

How do you make the life-changing career move from being a stunt girl for the likes of Cameron Diaz and Nicole Kidman, to a qualified naturopath living in a commune in Costa Rica? Annelie Whitfield did just that, when, two years ago, she made […]


Mindfulness at Work

The realities of the modern-day workplace can include stress, pressure and apathy, but according to the World Health Organization these strains are only on the rise in Western societies. It’s not surprising, then, that the latest survey compiled by the Mental Health Foundation (January 2013) reveals […]


Thank you for visiting Ivy Kids at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2013

We’re so proud of our Ivy Kids range this year, we’ve had excellent feedback, not only from local businesses and our new distributors but also from respected reviewers like Kirkus, too. The stylish craft and non-fiction titles have done so well, that the Kids team […]


Avian Architecture: a modern insight into the construction techniques of birds

Birds’ nests set the bar for the best nature has to offer in terms of functional design, and show the evolutionary process at its most refined. Avian Architecture renders every type of nest in the style of an architectural blueprint, revealing its construction and […]


30-Second Series sells over 1 million copies worldwide

This news is too good not to shout about – our popular 30-Second… series has hit the 1 million copies mark! In fact 1.2 million copies have now been sold worldwide (with new titles and reprints adding to the total each week). The success […]

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