Rapscallion http://www.rapscallionpress.com Think the world different Tue, 16 May 2017 19:45:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 Primrose Hill welcomes the IKadoos http://www.rapscallionpress.com/primrose-hill-welcomes-the-ikadoos/ http://www.rapscallionpress.com/primrose-hill-welcomes-the-ikadoos/#comments Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:52:06 +0000 http://www.rapscallionpress.com/?p=1659 Last week we were lucky enough to do a reading of our forthcoming book, The Making of Planet IK, to a roomful of Reception children from Primrose Hill Primary School.

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The IKadoos have landed http://www.rapscallionpress.com/ikadoos-is-on-its-way/ http://www.rapscallionpress.com/ikadoos-is-on-its-way/#comments Fri, 10 Mar 2017 16:03:25 +0000 http://www.rapscallionpress.com/?p=1652 The IKadoos have landed on planet Earth. Available from 24th April at Amazon as a hardback or as an ebook. This beautifully illustrated fun picture book, aimed at 3 to 7 year olds, is about two curious little IKADOOs, IKanoo and IKaboo whose noses glow orange whenever they have a question.  Today they want to […]

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Get creative! How to make your own rain and clouds. http://www.rapscallionpress.com/get-creative-how-to-make-your-own-rain-and-clouds/ http://www.rapscallionpress.com/get-creative-how-to-make-your-own-rain-and-clouds/#comments Mon, 27 Feb 2017 13:41:32 +0000 http://www.rapscallionpress.com/?p=1640 We’re were so excited to see the news from NASA that they’d discovered 7 new Earth-sized planets with potential conditions for water (and perhaps life), that we’ve come over all Science-y! Follow the images for a cool art/science project to whip up a colourful explanation of a cloud, then make your own rain and cloud […]

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Our Author Workshop Makes The News http://www.rapscallionpress.com/author-workshop-makes-news/ http://www.rapscallionpress.com/author-workshop-makes-news/#comments Thu, 16 Feb 2017 10:46:32 +0000 http://www.rapscallionpress.com/?p=1628   Following a fantastic author visit at Stanford Junior & Infant School in Lincolnshire, Rapscallion author Virginia McClean explained the importance and value of these visits to local TV channel Estuary TV. Click on the small image to watch the interview in full.    

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Christmas questions and interesting gift ideas http://www.rapscallionpress.com/5-tricky-christmas-questions/ http://www.rapscallionpress.com/5-tricky-christmas-questions/#comments Mon, 12 Dec 2016 12:37:55 +0000 http://www.rapscallionpress.com/?p=1617 Christmas can be a time of too much togetherness. Whilst wrestling with the wrapping, tussling with the turkey, and resisting rising to the bait, your little one asks....

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5 Tips to Inspire Young Writers http://www.rapscallionpress.com/inspire_young_writers/ http://www.rapscallionpress.com/inspire_young_writers/#comments Mon, 28 Nov 2016 13:27:08 +0000 http://www.rapscallionpress.com/?p=1607 Children are naturally very creative, and that creativity can be honed when it comes to harnessing their love of stories and writing. There are lots of different types of writing, but here are some top tips for children who want to start penning their very own stories. 1- Stories that work are about things that people […]

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Want To See Something That Will Blow Your Mind? http://www.rapscallionpress.com/blow_your_mind/ http://www.rapscallionpress.com/blow_your_mind/#comments Fri, 25 Nov 2016 06:11:35 +0000 http://www.rapscallionpress.com/?p=1589 BLOW YOUR MIND  What is Reality?  Look at the picture below. What does it make you think and feel? The Hering illusion is named after German physiologist Ewald Hering, who first published the illusion in 1861. Optical illusions like his Hering Illusion highlight that our brains ‘fill in the blanks’ for us on a daily […]

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5 Philosophy Questions to Ask Children http://www.rapscallionpress.com/5-philosophy-questions-to-ask-children/ http://www.rapscallionpress.com/5-philosophy-questions-to-ask-children/#comments Tue, 22 Nov 2016 15:03:52 +0000 http://www.rapscallionpress.com/?p=1595 The post 5 Philosophy Questions to Ask Children appeared first on Rapscallion.

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Get yourself thinking & play our NEW GAME ! http://www.rapscallionpress.com/get_yourself_thinking/ http://www.rapscallionpress.com/get_yourself_thinking/#comments Tue, 25 Oct 2016 09:47:43 +0000 http://www.rapscallionpress.com/?p=1585 It’s time to get those imaginations sky rocketing with our new game! Following on from our Ask A Big Open Question blog post, here’s how to use those newly found questions to play the fabulous, thought provoking Big Open Questions game. Here’s how: Once you’ve identified the Big Open Questions, vote on your favourite as a […]

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Have you taken our Big Open Question challenge? http://www.rapscallionpress.com/taken-big-open-question-challenge/ http://www.rapscallionpress.com/taken-big-open-question-challenge/#comments Tue, 18 Oct 2016 11:19:56 +0000 http://www.rapscallionpress.com/?p=1577 It’s Official! Philosophy makes kids smarter. Learning how to think critically is as important as learning what to think. Reasoning our way through philosophical questions helps our critical thinking skills. Yes we learn resilience: to defend our point of view. More crucially we learn flexibility and to remain open-minded. As Socrates would have it, the […]

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