About us

Natalie Little Scholar


Co-founder & Illustrator
Natalie is a talented illustrator with a particular passion for making sure all children have representation in literature. She has worked as a product designer (web and app), with a career spanning across digital design, coding and marketing. As a mother to a daughter, Natalie is conscious of the lack of women in the STEM industry and works to encourage women and girls to develop a passion for STEM.
Denhue Little Scholars Playground


Co-founder & Author

Denhue is the father of a toddler daughter who began his writing career experimenting with breaking down big ideas for a young audience. Denhue has worked as a senior airline compliance manager, which has plenty to do with his natural interest in STEM related topics.

Our mission and values

Our mission and values

Children are always at the heart of what we do. At Little Scholars Playground we believe in the power and joy of play and reading. We’re passionate about creating high quality toys, books and learning resources that helps children to develop and grow and that they will love and cherish.

Denhue and Natalie have a combined 20 years’ experience working in the STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Maths) industry. Denhue has a Bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering and Natalie has a Master’s degree in web design and content planning. We want to encourage parents to embrace STEM for their children early on. An industry which creates the inventors, innovators and leaders of tomorrow. Learning STEM doesn’t have to break the bank, therefore we want to ensure our products are accessible to all.

Our future goals


Safety and sustainability are also at the core of everything we do. Our goal is to meet today’s children’s needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. We have reduced our use of single use plastic where we can and we use eco-friendly paper and FSC wood.

Board books for babies

As featured and awards

ITV News
Radio logo
Stylist magazine
Precious awards finalist

Our safety & sustainabilty pledges

Little Scholars Playground Safety Pledge
Sustainability and conscious shopping

  Meet our little scholars 

Little Scholars Playground Scholars

Meet Zara

I would like to be a scientist when I get older. I love science and doing experiments. I like to read, make things and play outdoors. My favourite scientist is Wangari Maathai, a biologist, environmental activist, and the first woman in Africa to earn a PhD. You can find me in Zara’s Caribbean Adventure.

Meet Sienna

I would like to be an engineer when I get older. I like to travel and I love aeroplanes and airports. My favourite engineer is Ellen Ochoa, former astronaut and the first Hispanic woman to go to space.

Meet Emmanuel

I would like to be an astronaut when I get older. I love the solar system. My favourite planet is Saturn because I love it’s beautiful rings. My favourite astronaut is Guion S. Bluford, the 1st Black man to travel to space. I like to read, travel and I love animals. You can find me in Emmanuel’s African Adventure.


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