About Lollipop lodge

Our Mission & Values

Our vision is of a world where education is free and accessible for all children across the globe, regardless of learning barriers or socio-economic factors. We believe that social enterprise is our best chance of creating a fairer, kinder world.

Our mission is to achieve that through enriched reading and learning systems, using creativity and storytelling as a tool for healing, learning, and personal growth. We do this through:

  • creating unique, original and engaging content, and exploring stories from many contrasting points of view.

  • providing fun, inspiring, and interactive workshops using this content as a platform for debate.

  • combining storytelling with art and papercraft, by trying wherever possible to find tangible, real-world activities for children.

  • using small amounts of digital content to illustrate key points, all relating back and working in synergy with physical materials.

  • undertaking valuable research in primary schools, to understand the specific needs of children across the region. This creates relevant and necessary bodies of work.

  • allowing storytelling to take us on a journey of exploration, covering vital topics and themes in a concise, palatable way.

  • encouraging family time with pre-planned activities and multi-layered books, which parents and children alike can relate to.

We operate in line with our values which inform our decision-making and our approach:

  • bold

  • generous

  • open

  • collaborative

  • entrepreneurial

 

In short, we are the first step towards a lifetime love of reading, learning, and self-growth.

Meet The Author

Natalie Reeves Billing

About the Author. Natalie Reeves Billing is a Liverpool lass with a wicked sense of humour. She writes fantastical stories for young audiences and dabbles in poetry and fiction. Natalie enjoys map making, pranking people, and munching on jelly beans. She lives in an old farmhouse in Merseyside with her husband, children, and fluffy dog, Scoobs.

Natalie is a fellow of the School of Social Entrepreneurs and member of The Golden Egg Academy. She is mentored under the Lloyds Bank SSE program, and Liverpool Editing Company. She is published in several anthologies with poetry and short stories, including Writing on the Wall and 8N Publishing USA.

 

She is developing an animated series and delivering workshops across Merseyside.

Meet the collaborators

Lisa Wiliams

About the illustrator. Lisa Williams decided to be an illustrator while still in primary school. She has illustrated children's books and magazines for the past 25 years. Lisa is a qualified teacher, but since accreditation, her commercial work has been such that she hasn't yet found time to teach! 

@lisawiliamsillustration

Mike McGee

Mike McGee is a freelance artist with years of experience creating work for all types of professional businesses in all industries as well as commissions for weddings, birthdays and the like.

 

Collectors and casual art buyers alike can’t get enough of Mike's impressive and varied selection of works. Browse the site and feel free to get in touch with any questions.

Team Author UK

Founded by Sue Miller of All Words Matter, TeamAuthorUK is an alliance of carefully selected professionals with specific skills required by authors for indie publishing and book promotion.

The Team has the expertise and experience to help you publish your book (paperback or e-book) to high standards. Managed by Sue Miller, you will receive support and advice no matter what stage you are at with publishing or promoting your book.

Our services include: Publishing support, Proofreading and Editing, Illustration, Cover Design, Book Design, Social Media set-up and training, Author Websites, Marketing and Writing Courses.

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