Posts Tagged ‘poetry for children’

Meet Jane Hissey, ‘mother’ of ‘Ruby, Blue and Blanket’ and the ‘Old Bear’ series

Feb 25 2013

Meet inspiring and much loved author and illustrator Jane Hissey in this exclusive interview for the London Mums magazine. Best known for her Old Bear series, Jane’s beautifully illustrated picture books have been loved by children around the world for over 25 years. 10 years after her last Old Bear title, she returns to write and illustrate for a new generation of readers with three new colourful and exciting characters in Ruby, Blue and Blanket.

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iF Poems: The first ever poetry App for children in aid of Save The Children

Nov 24 2011

Read by Helena Bonham Carter and Bill Nighy and illustrated by Natasha Law. Designed and conceived by former actress and mother of three Allie Esiri and writer and mother of five Rachel Kelly, the iF Poems App aims to introduce poetry to school-age children in a creative, fun way. Inspired by their own children’s love of reading (but also their incessant desire to play on the iPad) this collection will entertain as much as it educates. Ten per cent of all sales of the App will go to Save the Children’s work helping children the world over fulfill their potential.

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