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4 Activities Inspired by Professor Astro Cat

This weekend, why not explore the planets and discover how different in size they are? Or even create your very own planet? It’s not as ambitious as it sounds – Professor Astro Cat says so! Here are some simple but exciting science experiments you can do with a quick food shop, a calculator, a cardboard box, […] Read More

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An Interview with Ben Newman

We caught up with Professor Astro Cat’s co-creator and Minilab contributor Ben Newman, to talk career paths and inspiration, and looking forward to getting to work in the mornings.     In the spirit of all things ‘mini’, describe yourself in one sentence… Big-boned. And can you give us a quick summary of how you arrived at […] Read More

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Merry Minilab Gift Ideas! With Nobrow and Flying Eye Books

It’s that time of year again! We’re big fans of the holiday season here in the studio, and when it comes to thinking of gift ideas we’re pretty spoilt. Working right next door to the wonderful independent publishers Nobrow and Flying Eye Books provides just a little too much temptation… I wandered over to the […] Read More

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Why Drawing is Important for Your Child’s Development 🖍📱

One of the first things a child can do is pick up a pencil and start drawing. But now, as new technologies are becoming much more accessible to children and their families, they bring with them new ways for children to learn many important creative skills. We see drawing as one of the most fundamental and here are […] Read More

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Minilab Bookshelf | Archie Snufflekins… CAT 🐈

At Minilab, we make no bones about the fact that we love cats. Our first app was all about a cat. So when we saw that Flying Eye Books were publishing Archie Snufflekins Oliver Valentine Cupcake Tiberius Cat, we couldn’t wait to get our paws on a copy! Everybody on Blossom Street knows this cat, all […] Read More

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Minilab Bookshelf |Do You See What I See?

This week at Minilab, we’ve been enjoying the beautiful Flying Eye Books reissues of Helen Borten’s Do You See What I See? and Do You Hear What I Hear?. Originally published in the 1960s, they have been lovingly restored for new generations. Helen Borten was born in Philadelphia in 1930 and later attended the Philadelphia Museum College […] Read More

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Explore the Icy Antarctic with a Penguin Chick!

There are lots of great things about sharing an office space with our sister companies Nobrow and Flying Eye Books, but perhaps the most exciting is that we get to have a first sneak peek at their hottest, or in this case coolest new releases! We’ve been excited about this one for a long time […] Read More

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