The Next Issue Of chicken! is here

We’ve invented a new job title. It echoes how we feel about the chicken newspaper project and tells all that this is more than just a project. That title is Proud Publisher Being the Proud Publisher of chicken! newspaper for children means that we have to deliver the best publication that we are able to assemble….

Building a story

Sometimes ideas for stories come from the most unusual places. Other times things are more predictable and therefore ‘controllable’. I have been developing animal stories for the last year and a bit. The sketch above entered my head one morning, unprompted and decided to build a story around it.  

Sponsor a chicken!

chicken! is a quarterly newspaper for primary school children, their teachers and grown ups. It is also for people who create children’s content. We brought good design together with children’s content into a tabloid newspaper format. The newspaper is free to schools, supported by local business. Read the digital issue here. chicken! features activities, games,…

chicken! A newspaper for people in primary school

Chicken! is a quarterly free newspaper for primary school children. It is a fantastic introduction to current affairs and supplements learning based on the school curriculum. Chicken is the only free newspaper for primary school children. Help us keep it that way by sponsoring copies for each child at £3.00 or 30 copies for a class at £90. The…

African Mythical Creatures

This on going set of Mythical Creatures from African culture is intended to be part of the One Page Books range for primary schools. It highlights the richness of African culture and shows how similar (not different) it is to European and Asian culture. See more on my excellent blog, the illustrationist CLick on each image…

Pop Up Festival 2012

Ken Wilson-Max takes part as one the group of illustrators and authors at the Pop Up Festival 2912. Pop Up inspires communities through stories. Our far-reaching literature and story-making programme for schools and families impacts on thousands of children and parents. This is followed by a major public celebration bringing communities and families, authors and…