A special online reading – Cedric’s first video!

I was delighted to read an extract from Cedric and the Button Bear in our first online video with Anne’s lovely illustrations. Cedric and the Button Bear is one of the three stories from our book, The Adventures of Cedric the Bear, which is available on Amazon, Waterstones and many online sites.
Please click the link below and enjoy Cedric’s adventure with his friends!

Cedric and the Button Bear – from the Adventures of Cedric the Bear

With warmest wishes for the Christmas season from Lucia, Anne and Katie xxx

And from me! x

Christmas card downloads – to colour in and send

Here’s a fun activity for young children to practise their writing and decorating skills! Just click the link for more information about making Christmas cards. It’s very easy!

Just print off any of the free card designs and encourage the youngsters in your circle to give their personalised cards to their friends, families, neighbours. Let’s spread some Christmas cheer!

with warmest wishes, from Cedric


A few of my favourite Christmas books

Christmas is coming very soon, so I wanted to share with you some of my favourite Christmas books:

I think they are gorgeous! What are your favourite Christmas books?

Have a very Happy Christmas!

With love, Anne x

The Power of Reading and Writing

Isn’t it a wonderful thing to be able to read and write?

I love reading books and losing myself in all sorts of stories. I also love writing and receiving letters, real letters with stamps, not just text messages and emails. Does it sound old-fashioned? Well, let me ask you this – would you rather get a real birthday card in the post or a text message? A few words in a birthday card that someone has bought or made especially for you are far more precious than a text message and can be something to treasure. So, next time you are thinking of someone you love and want to send them a text message or an email, why not think about writing a letter? They’ll be so delighted to read your news written in your own handwriting.

It’s easy for many of us to take reading and writing for granted, but many children have limited access to education whilst others struggle to learn to read and write.  In addition, there are also many adults who need help with their literacy, which is why it is so important that charities like The Literacy Trust and the Children’s Literacy Charity exist and need our support so that everyone can access the power and joy of reading and writing.

Lucia x