Who are we?
Branching Out Books was created by Karen Li and Rachael Constantine to offer a new style of reading for children and their carers.
Karen is a trained hypnotherapist and counsellor, specialising in working with young people, and she has always had a passion for children’s books. She has spent time working in schools, and after 20 years in management re-trained to help others change the lives of themselves and their families.
Story-telling has become a huge part of her life and she is still constantly astounded by the magical power that words can offer, especially when combined with powerful pictures.
Rachael recently took the leap into self employment having worked in the education sector. She is now a full time freelance illustrator and graphic artist and is terrified and elated in equal measure!
Karen and Rachael bonded over a mutual love of books, art, education and sourdough bread! Branching Out Books is the result – we hope you enjoy our work.