Women’s History Month – The Women of the Golden Age

Women’s History Month – The Women of the Golden Age

Women’s History Month is celebrated every year in March. It honours fantastic women of the past across all industries and countries, in a true celebration of women’s achievements. In this post: Women’s History Month – The […]

New Year, New You, New Book – A Reading List

New Year, New You, New Book – A Reading List

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If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to read more, but you don’t know where to start, our reading recommendations for January 2021 is sure to get you off to a flying start. This list […]

The Illustrations of Kate Greenaway – Celebrating 175 Years

The Illustrations of Kate Greenaway – Celebrating 175 Years

Born in Oxford, England, on the 17th March in 1846, Katherine Greenaway would go on to become one of the most prolific women illustrators of the 20th century. Through her whimsical children’s illustrations, she would bring […]

King Thrushbeard – A Brothers Grimm Tale

King Thrushbeard – A Brothers Grimm Tale

A Picky Princess, a Wandering Musician, and a King Under a Spell   King Thrushbeard  – A Brothers Grimm Tale –  HERE was once a King who had a Daughter. She was more beautiful than words […]

The Naughty Boy – A Story about Cupid

The Naughty Boy – A Story about Cupid

A Stormy Night, a Lost Child, and a Love Arrow to the Heart The Naughty Boy  – A Story of Cupid –  THERE was once an old poet, he was a good, honest old poet. One […]

The Bear’s Bad Bargain – A Tale from the Punjab

The Bear’s Bad Bargain – A Tale from the Punjab

A Tree of Golden Pears, a Gluttonous Bear, and a Delicious Meal The Bear’s Bad Bargain – A Tale from the Punjab –  Once upon a time, a very old woodman lived with his very old […]

Some Passages in the Life of a Lion – Extract by Edgar Allan Poe

Some Passages in the Life of a Lion – Extract by Edgar Allan Poe

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Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on 19th January 1809. Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story and is generally considered the inventor […]

Three Little Men in The Wood – A Brothers Grimm Tale

Three Little Men in The Wood – A Brothers Grimm Tale

A paper cloak, strawberries in the snow, and a toad for every word spoken.  Three Little Men in The Wood – A Brothers Grimm Tale – ONCE upon a time there lived a man, whose wife […]

The Best eBooks for Bedtime Reading – Illustrated Tales for Children

The Best eBooks for Bedtime Reading – Illustrated Tales for Children

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Are you after a new book of bedtime stories to send a little one off to dream land? We’ve collected our favourite illustrated tales perfect for bedtime, all available as eBooks to download at your fingertips. […]

In the Bleak Midwinter – A Christmas Carol by Christina Rossetti

In the Bleak Midwinter – A Christmas Carol by Christina Rossetti

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Christina Rossetti was an English poet who wrote a variety of romantic, devotional and children’s poems – best known for her works Goblin Market, Remember, and the Christmas carol, In the Bleak Midwinter. In honour of her birthday, we’d […]

Over The Wall – An Extract from The Secret Garden

Over The Wall – An Extract from The Secret Garden

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Today marks the 1911 publication anniversary of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s beloved children’s novel – The Secret Garden. It numbers amongst Burnett’s most famous works and is a classic of English children’s literature. The Secret Garden is […]

The Underground Workers – An Estonian Fairy Tale

The Underground Workers – An Estonian Fairy Tale

A lost peasant, a cave of hidden treasures and a very strange dream. The Underground Workers An Estonian Fairy Tale ON a bitter night somewhere between Christmas and the New Year, a man set out to […]

The Little Picture Girl – A Christmas Story

The Little Picture Girl – A Christmas Story

Christmas eve magic, a picture that comes to life, and a visit from Father Christmas. The Little Picture Girl – A Christmas Story – IT was Christmas Eve, and a little girl lay in her little […]

The Cat and The Parrot – An Indian Tale

The Cat and The Parrot – An Indian Tale

A lazy parrot, four hundred and ninety-eight cakes, and a cat that lets hunger get the better of him. The Cat and The Parrot  – An Indian Tale – ONCE upon a time, a Cat and […]