News and views from our publisher Roger Priddy

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An interview with Roger Priddy

Have you ever wondered what a publisher does? Roger was interviewed by Lisa Trollip at Forts and Fairies and we thought we’d share a taster of that interview with you.  What’s your favorite thing about creating children’s books that children the world over are enjoying and learning from? My favorite thing about creating a children’s... Read more

Gabriel’s Early Learning Ruler

I was just reading the latest post on Everyday Maths with Wallace and seeing how great the Learning Ruler looked, so I thought I’d let you in on a secret…the idea for the ruler was my son Gabriel’s (aged 9 at the time), he came home one day with a ruler that he had created... Read more

South Africa

It is always nice to get asked to go and present our new titles to the Macmillan team in South Africa at their conference in Johannesburg, and then go on the road to present to the booksellers of Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town. So leaving the cold, grey days of London in February behind Sally and I flew out on the... Read more

Snow and Ice

Just to show you the lengths we go to to sell Priddy Books around the world I thought that I would share these pictures of our trip to Denver Colorado where we went to see one of our customers. It was a great trip apart from the weather where our visit coincided with a “Polar... Read more

A Priddy Christmas

This year, Priddy Books celebrated Christmas by cooking up an Italian feast! We all took part in a one day Italian cookery class where we learnt how to make fresh pasta, stuffed courgettes, baked salmon and a dessert of orange and polenta cake. After all our hard work in the kitchen, we sat down together... Read more

It’s a family affair

Last week, we were thrilled when Priddy Books won the Series/Brand Identity Award at the British Book Design and Production Awards for our Hello Baby series of high-contrast baby books.    I was personally pleased that the series was recognised with this award as there was a lot of work, both design and research, put into the development of... Read more

Back to school after Wyoming

We were lucky enough to visit friends in Wyoming in the summer. The state is huge, beautiful and very different from London, with very few people living there. They call it “Big sky country” and I can see why  – you can stand on a hill and see for miles and miles with not a house... Read more

A trip to Japan

I recently travelled to Japan with Emma, our International Rights Manager, to meet some...

Say hello to Wallace

A year ago I wrote a blog post introducing Boys on Safari and other Stories, a series of first time storybooks featuring a little boy, his teddy bear...