Frequently asked questions

How does this 1-for-2 thing work?

This is easy peasy. Every time someone orders a copy of Book 1 - The Imagination Garden, our clever stock management system, puts a second book aside. Once every 3 months, these books will be delivered to the charity of our choice. At the moment and until further notice, we are very happy to say that the charity we are supporting is Nacoa UK. As for you, once you place your order, you don't need to do anything other than bask in a warm and lovely glow all day long. Content in the knowledge that you have made a difference to another child's day.

What age group are these books aimed at?

There is no upper age limit on these books (we know many adults who are already enjoying them!) but the Picture-This Books™ concept was created with Primary School aged children in mind. That's children aged between 5 and 11 years. Younger children or less confident readers might need an adult to read with them.

How sturdy are these books, really?

Picture-This Books™ can easily withstand MOST felt tip pens but approach with a Sharpie (or any other marker type pen, for that matter) at your peril. I know that's a terribly sad sentence as I too love a Sharpie (not in the hands of my children though). Picture-This Books™ are not hardback books and there is good reason for this. Following stringent user testing - and an awful lot of tutting and head-scratching - we realised that hardback books do not lay flat enough to be drawn on. Case closed. They are, however, constructed from super sturdy and best quality paper with a trusty card-like cover. Think of a really good quality picture book - that's what these little beauties are like.

Can I order in bulk?

If you would like to make a bulk order for a school or club, please email Holly directly at and she will get in touch and make it happen.

I would like to stock this product in my shop. How does that work?

Brilliant. If we're the right fit, that would be great. At time of launch, we have already taken orders from several independent book shops. Retailers can contact Holly at to talk numbers and stuff.

How many books are there in the series?

There are currently 5 titles in the Picture-This Books series. The Imagination Garden (book 1), The Light Inside (book 2), Not Black and White (book 3), Rainbow Maker (book 4), and Super Claus - our Christmas title. These are all independent stories and can be read in any order. In terms of style, think of them a bit like picture books, without the pictures - and children get to add those themselves! This series is growing and we will be adding a pre-schooler edition in 2022. Watch this space and follow us on Instagram to join our community and be the first to hear about new book releases and exclusive products.

Christmas shopping. What's the deal?

We had a few orders go missing and, because they were sent standard/second class, we were unable to track them. As a December workaround, we have temporarily ditched standard shipping options. This means every order will be sent first class and should arrive at your chosen delivery address within 1-2 working days (UK orders only). For anywhere else in the world, we ask that you allow 14 days for delivery.
Last order date for guaranteed Christmas delivery within the UK - Tuesday 21st December. We will be making our final 2021 trip to the post office on Thursday 23rd December. However, we advise you not to leave it this late, if you want your order to arrive on 24th December. This is the latest advice from Royal Mail as of 1st December: Allow plenty of time for posting. Please post items and gifts for Christmas early, particularly for International deliveries. Ongoing Covid restrictions, reduced air and freight capacity, high volumes and winter weather conditions are all impacting transportation and local delivery across the globe. They go on to say that they recommend posting no later than Tuesday 21st December for delivery before Christmas. For anywhere else in the world, please order by 7th December at the latest. Once we have received your order, we will get it straight in the post and send you the tracking reference.