Tom Thumb – A Brothers Grimm Tale

Tom Thumb – A Brothers Grimm Tale

A boy no bigger than a thumb, a talking cow, and an adventure inside a wolf.   Tom Thumb – A Brothers Grimm Tale –  A Poor Peasant sat one evening by his hearth and poked […]

The Buried Moon – An English Fairy Tale

The Buried Moon – An English Fairy Tale

A marsh full of evil things, a wise woman with a brew pot, and a moon that could no longer shine.   The Buried Moon  – An English Fairy Tale – Long ago, in my grandmother’s […]

St. George’s Day – A Collection of English Fairy Tales

St. George’s Day – A Collection of English Fairy Tales

Inspired by the iconic stories of ‘St. George and the Dragon’, we’ve collected all of our best English Fairy Tales and Folklore for you to celebrate this St. George’s Day.    . . . .   […]

Hans Christian Andersen – A Birthday Collection

Hans Christian Andersen – A Birthday Collection

We’ve pulled together our favourite stories from Hans Christian Andersen in honour of his birthday. The Danish author born on 2nd April in 1805, is responsible for some of the greatest fairy tales of our time, […]

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

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Charles Robinson – The Secret Garden Illustrations

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 […]

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

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World Book Day – Stories from All Over the World

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

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 […]

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

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

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. […]