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 […]

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 […]