Three Illustrators – Charles Robinson, Edmund Dulac and N.C. Wyeth

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Three Illustrators – Charles Robinson, Edmund Dulac and N.C. Wyeth

It’s not often that three birthdays land on one day. Charles Robinson, Edmund Dulac and N. C. Wyeth were all born on the 22nd of October in the late 1800s, and between them have illustrated hundreds […]

Twisted Tales To Tell This Halloween – 3 Stories from The Brothers Grimm

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Twisted Tales To Tell This Halloween – 3 Stories from The Brothers Grimm

Halloween is a time of the year when freaky tales are told, ghosts and ghouls are abundant, and scaring your friends is second nature. We’ve gathered our top Twisted Tales to Tell this Halloween – 3 […]

Mad Hatter Day – 10 Mad Hatters for Alice In Wonderland Lovers

Mad Hatter Day – 10 Mad Hatters for Alice In Wonderland Lovers

In celebration of Mad Hatter Day, we have compiled our favourite 10 Mad Hatter Illustrations from the collection in our book shop. Since its first publication over 150 years ago, Alice in Wonderland has been illustrated […]

Pook’s Picks for World Poetry Day – The Verse Book Collection

Pook’s Picks for World Poetry Day – The Verse Book Collection

It’s World Poetry Day! Our Pook’s Picks for World Poetry Day takes a look at our verse books, beautiful poetry books for children illustrated by Walter Crane. The collection below features five books from the ‘Toy […]

9 Best Books for New Baby Gifts – Beautiful Gift Book Ideas

9 Best Books for New Baby Gifts – Beautiful Gift Book Ideas

We’ve compiled a list of our 9 Best Books for New Baby Gifts to help you find the perfect gift book for that special bundle of joy.  If you love books as much we do, you’ll […]

The Last Bee of Summer – An Autumn Story

The Last Bee of Summer – An Autumn Story

A story of the changing seasons, a mournful peacock butterfly, and a hard-working bee whose end is very near.   This story was taken from Dewdrops from Fairyland – Illustrated by A. Duncan Carse.     […]

A Red Rose Girl – Jessie Willcox Smith

A Red Rose Girl – Jessie Willcox Smith

Jessie Willcox Smith was born on this day in 1863. A prolific illustrator of children’s books, Jessie Willcox Smith carved a successful career as a female artist and illustrator through the male-dominated late 19th and early […]

Top 6 Female Authors and Illustrators to Celebrate Women’s Equality Day

Top 6 Female Authors and Illustrators to Celebrate Women’s Equality Day

In 1971, American Congress officially stated August 26th as Women’s Equality Day. 2019 is the 99th anniversary of women winning the right to vote, and so in celebration of Women’s Equality Day, we’re bringing you our […]

The Storks – A Hans Christian Andersen Tale

The Storks – A Hans Christian Andersen Tale

Four determined young storks, a spiteful rhyme, and a twisted moral with a dreadful fate. The text for this story was taken from Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen – Illustrated by Harry Clarke.   The […]

Rapunzel

Rapunzel

Rapunzel is a tale collected by the Brothers Grimm, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. It was first published in Kinder und Hausmärchen (‘Children’s and Household Tales’), a pioneering collection of German folklore published in 1812. Akin to […]

The Imp Tree

The Imp Tree

The Imp Tree tale is from Fairy Gold: A Book of Old English Fairy Tales. It was compiled by Ernest Rhys and illustrated by Herbert Cole. Rhys was a famed writer and editor – best known […]

The Elder Tree Mother

The Elder Tree Mother

This story is taken from The Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen – Illustrated by Kay Nielsen. It was a project that took Nielsen twelve years to complete, and his illustrations perfectly capture the other-worldly spirit […]