• Family activities for the summer holidays!

    by  • 6 July 2016 • 0 Comments

    The summer holidays have arrived so we’ve put together some suggestions for activities to keep your family entertained over the coming weeks! Make a balloon boat from Earth, Water, Fire and Air Water and air can play together in this little boat that is driven by a balloon. Tie a straw or tube to...

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    Celebrate Midsummer with The Midsummer Tomte!

    by  • 1 June 2016 • 0 Comments

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    Midsummer Eve is a national holiday in Sweden, second only to Christmas in importance. It’s traditionally celebrated between June 19 and 25, to mark the summer solstice. In Sweden, where the summers are so short and the long winters are so very dark, it’s particularly important to celebrate the longest and lightest day of...

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    Guest Blog: Creative Discipline by Lou Harvey-Zahra

    by  • 15 May 2016 • 0 Comments

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    Lou Harvey-Zahra’s book, Creative Discipline, Connected Family, is full of practical and inspiring ideas to change challenging family moments with a smile rather than a growl. Have a go at some of her top tips… Struggles with cleaning teeth: Whilst cleaning your child’s teeth, tell a story of what each tooth did that day,...

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    Get outside for Garden Month

    by  • 13 April 2016 • 0 Comments

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    Spring has arrived, and the weather is (we hope) beginning to improve — time to dig out your wellies and dust off your trowels! April is Garden Month so why not share the joy and rewards of gardening with your children and students by encouraging them the head outdoors and get their hands dirty!...

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    Happy Birthday Hans Christian Andersen

    by  • 2 April 2016 • 0 Comments

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    2 April 2016 would have been Hans Christian Andersen’s 211th birthday! He is one of Floris Books’ most popular authors (see below for the books we publish), so in celebration, here’s everything you need to know about the great man. Fun facts Disney’s popular film Frozen was originally based on Andersen’s short story “The...

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    Floris Books 40th Birthday

    by  • 5 February 2016 • 0 Comments

    Officially founded on October 14th, 1976, Floris Books will be forty years old this year. To celebrate, we wanted to share our story with our friends and supporters. While remaining close to its roots, Floris has enjoyed an evolution over the last four decades. Starting as a small dedicated band around a kitchen table,...

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    #FlorisDesign: 5 Top Tips for Cover Design

    by  • 13 October 2015 • 0 Comments

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    The Kelpies Design & Illustration Prize 2016 has officially opened and the judges are eagerly awaiting this year’s entries! In 2014, we launched the Prize with the aim of discovering new children’s design talent in Scotland. Since then, two books from our Kelpies range have had fantastic make-overs. The Sign of the Black Dagger by...

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    #FlorisDesign Illustrator Interview with Maria Bogade

    by  • 16 September 2015 • 0 Comments

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    Illustrator of… Today #FlorisDesign is talking to Maria Bogade, who illustrated Wee Granny’s Magic Bag and Wee Granny and the Ceilidh. Part of our Picture Kelpies, the Wee Granny series is about a practical gran with a magic, bottomless bag that has everything she could ever need in a pinch! Both Wee Granny books were written...

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