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

Posted in Christmas, News, Seasonal

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 […]

Princess Orchid’s Party – A Fairy Story

Princess Orchid’s Party – A Fairy Story

A shy fairy, a party in a glass house, and a new home made among the honeysuckle. Princess Orchid’s Party   – A Fairy Story –  A FAIRY whose name was Hedgeflower once lived in a wild […]

The Four Winds and The Garden of Paradise – A Hans Christian Andersen Tale

The Four Winds and The Garden of Paradise – A Hans Christian Andersen Tale

The mother of the winds, a journey to the Garden of Eden, and a forbidden kiss under the Tree of Knowledge.  The Four Winds and The Garden of Paradise  – A Hans Christian Andersen Tale –  […]

How Peeping Kate was Piskey-Led – A Cornish Fairy Tale

How Peeping Kate was Piskey-Led – A Cornish Fairy Tale

A long Halloween night, a Piskey in a barn, and a troop of Spriggans holding an Elfin Fair. How Peeping Kate was Piskey-Led – A Cornish Fairy Tale –  ’T IS Hallowe’en Night, Teddy, my boy. […]

The Sing-Song of Old Man Kangaroo – A Just So Story

The Sing-Song of Old Man Kangaroo – A Just So Story

Three Gods, a Kangaroo that wished to be different, and a hungry Dingo that wouldn’t quit.  The Sing-Song of Old Man Kangaroo – A Just So Story – NOT always was the Kangaroo as now we […]

The Story of The Bird Feng – A Chinese Fairy Tale

The Story of The Bird Feng – A Chinese Fairy Tale

A mysterious and beautiful maiden, a bamboo flute, and a bird of many colours. The Story of The Bird Feng – A Chinese Fairy Tale –  IN the Book of the Ten Thousand Wonders there are […]