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Our Story

Letterland has been bringing literacy to life for over 50 years. We've published hundreds of titles that have sold in their millions around the world.

Today we sell in 111 countries and our award-winning books and software are helping countless young children to learn how to read, write and spell!

Letterland spreads worldwide.

    1968         1975         1980          1995       2004         2007       2008        Today

UK schools adopt Letterland.

First Letterland Day at Tweetsie Railroad, USA.

US product launch.

Lyn Wendon develops Letterland

Characters updated. Software developed.

ABC Book sells over
1 million copies.


At Letterland, we believe that small is beautiful. We are a family-owned independent publisher with a big reputation to uphold. Our mission has always been to ensure that as many young children as possible have fun learning to read, write and spell. We want our smallest customers to enjoy our books and to develop a love of reading that will stay with them for the rest of their lives. In 1968, Lyn Wendon created Letterland at her kitchen table and, over 50 years later, the Wendon family still own and run Letterland, meaning we have never lost sight of our goal!

ELT product launch.

Meet the Letterland Family

Along with the Wendon family, there are many amazing people that keep us at the top of our game! Read on to meet the whole team who get Letterland products onto your bookshelves.

Letterland HQ

Lyn Wendon

Originator & Author

Lyn Wendon created Letterland while working as a peripatetic special needs teacher in primary schools and simultaneously raising three small children. Not being able to bear the thought that children were struggling at school, Lyn created a phonics system that made reading and writing accessible to all. Over 50 years after the creation of the original Letterland characters, Lyn is a consultant to the business and plays an active part in making Letterland the worldwide success it is today.

Mark Wendon

Managing Director

Jonathan Wendon

Director of Operations

Tom Wendon

Director of Sales & Marketing

Alison Wendon


Lesley White

Director of Training

Klara Skariah

Publishing & Customer Service Executive

Laura Galbally


Lisa Holt

Author & Editor

Alida Wotherspoon

Production Manager


Abi Fieldus

Marketing Executive

Sales Reps

Cat Rutledge

Rutledge Educational Resources, USA

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David Atiyah

International Publishers Reps (IPR), Middle East and North Africa

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Robert Snuggs

Bounce Sales and Marketing Ltd., UK and other territories

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Ian Taylor

Ian Taylor Associates, China

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Distributors and Trainers

We are lucky to work with incredible distributors and trainers from all around the world. Find the full list and their contact details:


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International Representation Services, Central America

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