Sojo Publishing Mouse comes to Cotgrave Church of England Primary School.


Yesterday we were at Cotgrave C of E Primary School to meet the BRILLIANT kids in reception, year 1 and year 2, to pick their brains about the illustrations for our brand new Christmas story ‘The Glowing Snowman’, to be published October 2017. Thank you to all of the children and the staff, Sophie loved her morning with you.

If you would like a Sojo Publishing Mouse workshop at your school you can send us a message via our Facebook page or email


Sojo Publishing Mouse Workshops @ Nottingham Schools this November & December.


We’ve written a book.  Well actually, Helen has written a book.  We want to share it with the world, but there’s a problem… we need help. Serious help.  The type of help you could only expect to get from kids.

So, we’re running a handful of creative workshops during November and December for no more than five lucky schools.  The children (years 1-3) will have the chance to inspire the final illustrations for ‘The Glowing Snowman’.

Cool huh?! Not only that, there are some lovely perks for the schools involved in the project.

Join us over on our Facebook page or send us a speedy email if you think your child’s school would like to grab this unique opportunity.

Sojo Publishing Mouse…We exist now!

Sojo Publishing Mouse…We exist now!

Hello world.  We are Sojo Publishing Mouse.

‘Sojo what now?’ I hear you ask.

Well, let me tell you…Sojo Publishing Mouse is a publishing house with a difference. Our aim is to create wonderfully original children’s books, which provide a platform for authors and illustrators to share and showcase their work on a much larger scale than the increasingly popular self-publishing route.

In an industry where many established publishing giants don’t have the capacity to take on new writers, and keep with what they know, this publishing mouse actively seeks out fresh and original work, and work that breaks the mould of the traditional children’s picture book.

It is the brainchild of two creative-education practitioners, who day-to-day use their craft to stimulate and inspire the imaginations of young children. Helen, a drama practitioner, and Sophie, an illustrator/animator, both regularly work with primary age children in schools and on other private projects, and see the wonderful effect that stories and pictures can have in firing up young minds.

When working on a collaborative workshop with their respective companies, Sojo Animation and Sprouts, they created a story that had to be told! But when finding out that regular publishers have many guidelines and tend to dismiss children’s books already with illustrations, and not wanting to tear apart the wonderful work they’d already done, they began to look into other ways of doing it. And never ones to want to do things by halves, Sojo Publishing Mouse was born…!