Tony Houghton on Charity and Retirement

ROPE is a small Christian development charity helping the poorest to help themselves out of their poverty and give dignity and hope in almost thirty countries with nearly fifty projects. I started volunteering some of my time in 2002 and have continued to serve as a Director and Trustee in the last 8 years. Read More

Top 5 | Lilian Kars’ Favourite Quotes from Literature

More Than a Me is based upon a quote from Rumi, a thirteenth-century poet, and scholar. Author Lilian Kars was inspired by his words so much that she created a whole world based on one simple sentence. With that in mind, we wanted to find out what other famous snippets and quotes from the vast world of literature have inspired and delighted Lilian – maybe some of them will give us a hint at her new book?! Read More

Our Favourite Books | International Literacy Day 2016

“I have read many ‘good’ books in my time, but once in a while, you get to read a game-changer…” Happy International Literacy Day everyone! As publishers, we here at Matthew James love nothing more than talking about books; especially our favourites. Of course, we love all of our own books but, just like with children, you can’t pick the one you like the most. So, with that in mind, we (myself, James and Kyle) thought we’d tell you a little about our own favourite books. […] Read More

More Than a Me – Supporting War Child UK

“Be the change you want to see in this world” – Mahatma Gandhi More Than a Me, the bold and unique story of a little drop of water by Lilian Kars and beautifully hand-painted by Steffie Padmos, is now hoping to inspire even more than it already has. From September 8th, every copy of More Than a Me sold will have a percentage of its proceeds donated to War Child. War Child is a charity dedicated to helping children whose lives have been disrupted by war and conflict. […] Read More

Introducing Rejoice Publications

Rejoice Publications: Religious Education doesn’t have to end when you leave the classroom. What Makes Rejoice Different? As a non-denominational publisher of high quality religious and spiritual books and resources, Rejoice Publications believe that all religions need to be explored. This makes us different from many of the other, similar publishers out there. As a company and service provider, we also strive to provide valuable and varied materials directly from people speaking about their own faiths and beliefs. […] Read More

Interview | Steffie Padmos on Bringing More Than a Me To Life

Steffie Padmos’ beautiful watercolour illustrations brought More Than a Me to life. As we approach the one-year anniversary of the book’s publication (July 30th), we thought it would be a great time to chat to Steffie about the inspiration behind her work on More Than a Me, how she created such dynamic and compelling artwork, working alongside Lilian Kars and their brand new book! Read More

Rumi – How A 13th Century Poet Inspired More Than a Me

Rumi was a thirteenth-century Islamic scholar, Sufi mystic, and a poet. As a matter of fact, he has been described as the “best-selling” and “most popular poet” in the United States (per, BBC) and the influence of his beautiful work appears to know no bounds. His words have crossed many borders and have transcended many different creeds and people find knowledge within him even to this day. One of those people was Lilian Kars, author of More Than a Me. “You are not just a drop in the ocean; you are the entire ocean in a drop.” – Rumi […] Read More

More Than A Me – The Seed From Which Tiny Tree Has Grown

This Saturday (July 30th), Matthew James Publishing is launching Tiny Tree. Tiny Tree is the place that you’ll be able to find all of our children’s books – past, present and future – from here on out. However, that date is also significant as it marks the one-year anniversary of More Than a Me being published. Oh, how time flies! Read More

Interview | An interview with Jamie Cosley

Jamie Cosley is an illustrator whose name you may already be familiar with. One-half of the dynamic duo that is Brown and Cosley, Jamie has worked alongside author Russ Brown on a number of titles – two of which Matthew James has had the pleasure of publishing. The most recent of those books is Monsters in My Maths Book, a story of a young boy troubled by invisible monsters who follow him wherever he goes. Jamie brought this vibrant and imaginative world to life with his work, just as he did with The Mechanics of Mechanicsville last year. […] Read More

Introducing Tiny Tree – The New Home Of Children’s Books From Matthew James Publishing

Matthew James Publishing is proud to introduce Tiny Tree; a brand new branch of the MJP family dedicated to children’s books. Read More

Inside MJP | Social Media Day 2016

June 30th is Social Media Day; a day to celebrate social media. The day was created by Mashable – a digital media website – seven years ago and today it is a global celebration. As some of you may know, I am the social media guy at Matthew James Publishing. I spend a lot of my day planning out marketing campaigns for our books, creating content with our authors and illustrators and overseeing all of the social media pages that we run. […] Read More

Monsters in My Maths Book Released August 2nd.

Matthew James Publishing is excited to announce that Monsters in my Maths Book will be released on August 2nd, 2016 in both paperback and e-book formats. Another fantastic children’s picture book by transatlantic author and illustrator duo Russ Brown and Jamie Cosley, Monsters… will also be the first title to be published under Matthew James’ new children’s literature imprint Tiny Tree. Read More