• International Volunteers Day: Why we’re reading with children at a local primary school

    by  • 5 December 2017 • 0 Comments

    Every Tuesday morning since October, volunteers from the Floris Books team have been visiting a local primary school as part of the Paired Reading scheme. This brilliant project, run by Business in the Community Scotland, connects companies with schools where volunteers will read together with children in order to help improve their reading skills....

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    Meet the Author: Ernst Kreidolf

    by  • 1 December 2017 • 0 Comments

    You may have noticed our latest wintry tale, The Gnomes’ Winter Journey in a bookshop near you. But the author, a renowned Swiss artist, has a fascinating story of his own. Often hailed as the father of the modern picture book, just who was Ernst Kreidolf?       Early Life Konrad Ernst Theophil...

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    Find the Perfect Christmas Gift

    by  • 30 November 2017 • 0 Comments

    Here at Floris, we’d be very happy if all we got for Christmas was books. But we know it can often be difficult to find the perfect gift. With books on a wide range of subjects, we’re sure we have something for everyone, so we’ve created a handy flowchart to help you match your...

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    Warming apple recipes for the autumn

    by  • 19 October 2017 • 0 Comments

    With autumn in full swing, there is an abundance of apples in supermarkets and maybe even in your garden! These warming apple recipes from Autumn Nature Activities for Children make perfect sweet treats as the days get colder. Try these baked apples or apple pancakes this autumn. Or, prepare apple jam to enjoy all...

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    National Baking Week: Try our cherry focaccia

    by  • 16 October 2017 • 0 Comments

    Have you been oohing and ahhing over the tantalising Great British Bake Off recipes week after week? Are you ready to try a simple (and delicious!) recipe? What better excuse than National Baking Week? This recipe for a cherry focaccia is taken from Pumpkin Soup and Cherry Bread, which is full of nourishing, family-friendly...

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    Sources of Christianity – Bastiaan Baan

    by  • 11 October 2017 • 0 Comments

    To many people in the Christian Community the apostles provide an endless source of fascination and inspiration. In particular Peter, Paul and John are all hugely important in helping us to begin to understand the early roots of Christianity. In our latest blog post Bastiaan Baan introduces his new book Sources of Christianity, which...

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    Organic Month: What is organic wine?

    by  • 23 September 2017 • 0 Comments

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    What is organic wine and how is it different from convential wine? Wine journalists Britt and Per Karlsson explain more in this extract from the award-winning Biodynamic, Organic and Natural Winemaking. Find more posts on organic wine and other celebrations of Organic Month on the Floris blog. Going organic means a big change for...

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    A Michaelmas story for bedtime

    by  • 20 September 2017 • 0 Comments

    The Michaelmas story is one of bravery, acceptance and, of course, dragons. You can celebrate Michaelmas by reading this tale aloud from Bedtime Storytelling. This Michaelmas story is particularly suited to children aged six and seven, but can be enjoyed by the whole family. A Michaelmas story Once upon a time, long, long ago,...

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    Michaelmas Crafts for the Classroom

    by  • 18 September 2017 • 0 Comments

    Get your classroom ready to celebrate Michaelmas with these easy Michaelmas crafts. Your class will love collecting brightly coloured leaves to create their own window artwork. Make a leaf window border for autumn, or celebrate Michaelmas with your own dragon design. Find more Michaelmas crafts in Crafts Through the Year. Autumn leaf decorations It...

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    Organic Month: Celebrate with Almond Biscuits

    by  • 18 September 2017 • 0 Comments

    These almond biscuits are so simple to make – why not bake them with your family this weekend? They make a perfect accompaniment for a hot drink as we come into the autumn months. The recipe is taken from The Living Kitchen, a book full of nourishing organic recipes for the whole family to...

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    Organic Month: What is organic farming?

    by  • 14 September 2017 • 0 Comments

    Dig deeper into Organic Month with this extract from The Development of the Organic Network. Taking a broad view of the organic movement, Philip Conford tries to answer the question: ‘What is organic farming?’. September is Organic Month. Keep an eye on the Floris blog for more organic recipes and discussions. ‘But wasn’t all...

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    Celebrate Organic Month with a Mild Pumpkin Curry

    by  • 1 September 2017 • 0 Comments

    This September, we’re celebrating Organic Month. This mild pumpkin curry recipe from Pumpkin Soup and Cherry Bread is perfect for warming up as we move into autumn. Mild Pumpkin Curry Serves a family of 4 – 1 red kuri or butternut squash, or other variety of small pumpkin – 1 sweet potato or carrot –...

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