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    Meet the Floris Books Design and Production Team

    by  • 2 July 2014 • 0 Comments

    As some of you may have noticed, last Wednesday our social media pages looked a little different. The Floris Design and Production team, normally very busy making sure that our beautiful picture books and non-fiction guides make it to a bookshop near you, popped by on Twitter and Facebook to say hello. And we...

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    Holonomics: Frequently Asked Questions

    by  • 24 April 2014 • 0 Comments


    This month, Floris Books is pleased to publish Holonomics: Business Where People and Planet Matter by Simon Robinson and Maria Moraes Robinson as part of our growing collection of books on alternative business and economics. But what exactly is Holonomics and how can it benefit us? Authors Simon Robinson and Maria Moraes Robinson have...

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    Illustrating the Tomtes with Brenda Tyler

    by  • 21 April 2014 • 0 Comments


    Earlier in the year, the Floris office was treated to a very special visit from Brenda Tyler, author-illustrator of our beautiful Hilltop picture book series. Brenda popped in to work with our design team on illustrations for her new Hilltop book, The Tomtes of Hilltop Stream, and we were lucky enough to catch her...

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    A tribute to Wain Farrants

    by  • 16 April 2014 • 0 Comments

    We were sorry to learn of the recent death of bookshop manager and long-time Floris Books friend and supporter Wain Farrants. Wain studied psychology and mathematics at the University of Toronto and ran the bookshop at Camphill Botton Village in Yorkshire, England for many years until his death in January 2014. As well as...

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    Kelpies Design & Illustration Prize Winner Announced

    by  • 15 March 2014 • 0 Comments

    Astrid Jaekel, Edinburgh

    We are very excited to announce that Edinburgh-based illustrator Astrid Jaekel is the winner of the inaugural Kelpies Design & Illustration Prize! We made the announcement at an award ceremony last night at Edinburgh’s Gallery Seventeen, where we will also be showcasing the ten shortlisted entries this weekend. Astrid’s design for the cover of...

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    Why should you read wordless picture books?

    by  • 10 February 2014 • 0 Comments

    Rain or Shine cover

    Sharing stories with young children is widely acknowledged to be key in their development of literacy and communication skills. But many parents overlook the benefits of picture books without words. In this type of book, the story emerges through exploring the illustrations, rather than the words on the page. This leaves the child free...

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