• Encountering Elemental Beings – Conversations with Karlik

    by  • 10 August 2017 • 0 Comments

    A prolific lecturer, Rudolf Steiner discussed a wide range of topics from spirituality to agriculture. He even lectured on the significance of elemental beings such as gnomes and fairies to our world. Existing in many folk and spiritual traditions some people believe they can engage and communicate with elementals. Ursula Burkhard was one such...

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    Plays for the Festivals of the Year

    by  • 26 July 2017 • 0 Comments

    This summer Floris Books has published the latest installment in the Karl König archive,  König’s complete dramatic works, Plays for the Festivals of the Year. This anthology contains the complete, original texts of all the plays. Many of our readers, particularly those within Camphill Communities, will already be familiar with König’s dramatic work. Today we’re...

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    Floris Books’ Top Tips for the Summer Holidays

    by  • 7 July 2017 • 0 Comments

    School’s out and everywhere up and down the country children and their parents are embarking on exciting (and hopefully sunny) summer holidays. However, we know the holiday period requires a lot of organisation and planning and it can be stressful for some parents. So today the Floris Books team is giving our parent readers...

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    4 Things We Love About Summer

    by  • 30 June 2017 • 0 Comments

    Picnics Everyone knows that food tastes better when eaten outdoors. Our perfect picnic is colourful, healthy and fun, especially when kids and grown ups all help to prepare the meal. Our plan for the perfect summer picnic features tomato crostini, refreshing elderflower cordial and delicious strawberry ice lollies from the book Pumpkin Soup and...

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    Summer in the Garden: Flower Crowns and Lemonade

    by  • 30 June 2017 • 0 Comments

    Playing in the garden is a go-to activity for lots of children (and parents!) over the summer holidays, and the children in Gerda Muller’s A Year in Our New Garden are no exception. In the beautiful illustration above, the children are drinking home-made lemonade and wearing crowns of leaves and flowers. Why not try...

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    Midsummer Reading – Celebrating the Swedish Way!

    by  • 20 June 2017 • 0 Comments

    Midsummer is just round the corner and at Floris Books we’ll be celebrating the festival with some of our favourite Swedish authors and illustrators. Feast your eyes below on some seasonal artwork from Elsa Beskow and Eva Eriksson in these quintessentially Swedish picture books. #1 Elsa Beskow’s The Flowers’ Festival The Flowers’ Festival really...

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    Our Perfect Summer Picnic Plan

    by  • 16 June 2017 • 0 Comments

    Nights are short; days are long. The sun rises early and the northern hemisphere turns towards the light. The temperature rises, clothes are shed and we wiggle our bare toes in our sandals, which have returned from their exile at the back of the wardrobe. The world grows lighter, everything hums with life and...

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    Spring Recipe: Colourful Carrot Soup

    by  • 12 May 2017 • 0 Comments

    This delicious and colourful carrot soup is sure to be a hit with both children and adults! Orange peel adds an extra dimension to the carrots and the bowls will always be wiped clean. It can be enjoyed hot, or ice cold on a warm day. Click on the image to download the recipe!...

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    Healthy Attachments for Harmonious Living

    by  • 20 April 2017 • 0 Comments

    An extract from Helping Children Form Healthy Attachments The term ‘healthy attachment’ refers to the bonds children form within themselves and with the world around them. Being ‘healthily attached’ involves feeling safe, at ease, being able to trust others, having self-confidence and the confidence to explore. Bonding with ourselves is the foundation for building...

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    The First Illustrated Guide to Eurythmy

    by  • 18 April 2017 • 1 Comment

    At Floris Books we are delighted to be publishing An Illustrated Guide to Everyday Eurythmy this month! In today’s blog post we’re answering your top questions on the subject of eurythmy and offering you a sneak preview of this richly illustrated step-by-step guide.   What is Eurythmy? Eurythmy is an active therapy that draws...

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