Children’s book tour turns into a London-wide competition backed by educational prizes offered by major London kids brands

Oct 21 2016

A book tour during which Francesca Lombardo, the author of London-inspired book series Beatrice and the London Bus, presented her books and ran drawing workshops across 10 Southwark schools and three libraries turns into a real life experience with prizes offered to schools which won the drawing competition by major family brands (Coca – Cola, London Eye, The London Transport Museum,  KidZania, The Classic Tour).

The book series spin off events and workshops are also now part of a sister educational project called London meets its children which aims to help London children engage with their city.

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Beatrix Potter aka Peter Rabbit’s author 150th anniversary celebrations with new movie

Sep 28 2016

This year the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter’s birth is being celebrated with new books’ releases and now the announcement that a new live-action / CG motion picture Peter Rabbit is scheduled for production in January 2017, and is due for worldwide release in April 2018.

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Book of the week: Pattan’s Pumpkin, An Indian Flood Story

Sep 26 2016

Think of Noah’s Ark’s story with an Indian backdrop and a huge pumpkin as the ark, and here you have Pattan’s Pumpkin, a vibrantly illustrated flood story from India written by Chitra Soundar with illustrations by Frané Lessac. Pattan has an amazing pumpkin… it grows bigger than the goats, bigger than the elephants, until it is as tall as the mountains. But can Pattan’s Pumpkin save his family and all the animals when the stormclouds burst and the waters rise?

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