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Halloween Story Time and Crafts with Wickle Woo

Posted by Jannie Ho on Oct 24, 2014

Hello! Jannie Ho here, illustrator of the Tiny Tabs series. Lovely to be on the Nosy Crow blog! I’ve been celebrating the release of Wickle Woo Has a Halloween Party by coming up with fun crafts and treats related to the book.

First up, Wickle Woo treat bags! You can make your very own by downloading the free template here.

Next, there need to be treats in a Halloween celebration! I put round stickers on these lollipops to make them officially Wickle Woo lollipops.

I also wanted to make something else to hand out which was not candy related… so these square postcards with Halloween themed erasers did the trick.

I had the pleasure of hosting a Wickle Woo Storytime and book signing at my local children’s book shop called Blue Bunny Books. To top things off, my brilliant mother-in-law Carolyn made these Wickle Woo cookies. They are made out of gingerbread and taste as delicious as they look!

Wickle Woo and I wish everyone a Happy Halloween!

Thank you so much for sharing these amazing Wickle Woo treats, Jannie! You can buy Wickle Woo Has a Halloween Party online here – and for amazing craft activities like these ones, you can sign up to our books newsletter here. And don’t forget – there are now also halloween Wickle Woo jigsaws in our free Nosy Crow Jigsaws app! You can read more here.

Celebrate Halloween with super-spooky new jigsaws!

Posted by Tom on Oct 23, 2014

A couple of days ago we wrote about an upcoming update to our Nosy Crow Jigsaws app… and it’s now live on the App Store!

This update to our free jigsaw app contains some brand new Halloween jigsaws from books including Mouse’s First Night at Moonlight School and Wickle Woo has a Halloweeen party – perfect festive fun!

Here’s the trailer for Nosy Crow jigsaws:

Download it on the App Store.

And that’s not our ONLY app news. You can also find updates of our other story apps, including our award-winning fairy tale apps, on the App Store now, complete with new video previews on iOS 8 devices.

For app developers like us, video previews are really exciting new feature – they let you really see an app before you buy.

Here’s a look at all of our new video previews on Youtube:

If you’d like to be kept up to date with all of our app news (and be the first to see artwork from our upcoming Snow White app), you can subscribe to our apps mailing list here.

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Take a look inside the fantastic sequel to The Secret Hen House Theatre

Posted by Tom on Oct 22, 2014

Proofs have just arrived for a FANTASTIC book that we’re publishing next February: The Farm Beneath the Water by Helen Peters, the sequel to the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize-shortlisted The Secret Hen House Theatre. And today, for the first time, you can read the opening chapters!

Hannah’s farm is facing a new threat – a water company wants to flood the land to make a reservoir. How can she stand by and watch as the land her family has farmed for generations, and the wildlife, all disappear under a deluge of water? Hannah won’t go down without a fight, and the school play might just be the answer… When the going gets tough, the tough take to the stage!

The book has all the same hallmarks as its predecessor: great writing and an emotionally engaging, entertaining narrative. It’s PERFECT for 9-12 year olds who love a brilliantly-told story.

Here’s a first look inside The Farm Beneath the Water:

You can pre-order the book today here – and if you’d like to be kept up to date with all of our book news, and find out as soon as The Farm Beneath the Water is in shops, you can sign up to our books newsletter here.

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