The Last Little Girl – A Fairy Tale

The Last Little Girl – A Fairy Tale

A sweet story of four little girls, hand-me-down dresses, and a new frock cut out by a crab. The Last Little Girl  – A Fairy Tale –  Once a poor woman had four little girls—four little […]

Charles Robinson – The Secret Garden Illustrations

Charles Robinson – The Secret Garden Illustrations

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The Secret Garden was written by Frances Hodgson Burnett in 1910, and illustrated by Charles Robinson in 1914.  The story follows a young orphan named Mary Lennox and a sickly boy who become unlikely friends. They […]

Fitcher’s Bird – A Brothers Grimm Tale

Fitcher’s Bird – A Brothers Grimm Tale

A deceiving wizard, a bloody chamber, and a wife that seeks fiery revenge.   Fitcher’s Bird  – A Brothers Grimm Tale – There was once a wizard who used to take the form of a poor […]

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 […]

A Spring Reading List – Best Books to Read for Spring 2020

A Spring Reading List – Best Books to Read for Spring 2020

After what seems like the longest winter ever, the sun is shining, and Spring is finally upon us! We’ve sorted a Spring Reading List full of books inspired by flowers, new releases to get stuck into, […]

World Book Day – Stories from All Over the World

World Book Day – Stories from All Over the World

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To celebrate World Book Day 2020, we’ve collected our favourite stories from all around the world. From England to Japan, Serbia to Ireland, these tales of fairy and folklore are perfect for reading and sharing. The […]

Sing a Song of Pancakes – A Poem for Pancake Day

Sing a Song of Pancakes – A Poem for Pancake Day

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SING A SONG OF PANCAKES Sing a song of pancakes, Sizzling in the pan; One for Jack and Alice, One for me and Ann. Jack has tossed his pancake, Aren’t we having fun? Ann is watching […]

The Wolf & The Fox – A German Fairy Tale

The Wolf & The Fox – A German Fairy Tale

A tale of a crafty fox, an unlikely friendship, and a wolf that lets gluttony get the better of him.   The Wolf & The Fox  – A German Fairy Tale –  A FOOLISH fox once […]

Not-So Happily Ever After Fairy Tales – The Real Endings

Not-So Happily Ever After Fairy Tales – The Real Endings

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Happy Valentine’s Day, readers! We thought we’d bring you some classic fairy tales in the spirit of all things love. These stories, however, have a bitter twist in their tale. Our ‘Not-so Happily Ever After Fairy […]

John Tenniel 200 – Celebrating the Illustrator of Alice in Wonderland

John Tenniel 200 – Celebrating the Illustrator of Alice in Wonderland

  John Tenniel’s original illustrations of Alice in Wonderland first appeared in 1865. These stunning black and white drawings would unknowingly set the benchmark for one of the most-loved, illustrated and adapted stories of all time. […]

The Prince and The Dragon – A Serbian Fairy Tale

The Prince and The Dragon – A Serbian Fairy Tale

A Prince disguised as a shepherd, a dragon that lives at the bottom of a lake, and a kiss that saves the day.    The Prince & The Dragon – A Serbian Fairy Tale – ONCE […]

Mother Holle – A Grimm Fairy Tale

Mother Holle – A Grimm Fairy Tale

The story of two daughters, a bloody spindle, and an enchanted land at the bottom of a well.   Mother Holle – A Grimm Fairy Tale –  ONCE upon a time there was a widow who […]