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NOW CLOSED: Amazing ‘Natural World’ Giveaway!

Please note: This giveaway has now ended. The winner will be contacted by email soon, so keep an eye on your inbox! Calling all intrepid explorers of the natural world! We have yet another amazing giveaway running that you’re going to want to get involved in… Perfect for Christmas pressies, we’ve got 4 beautiful books […] Read More

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What we learned at Pop Up Lab 2017…

Can we galvanise the decision-makers in education into bringing visual storytelling to more classrooms? Last week we set off for Peterborough with our sister company, Nobrow Press, to take part in Pop Up Lab 2017 and try to find an answer to that question (as well as telling our own story of turning a beautiful […] Read More

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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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