• #FlorisDesign Illustrator Interview: Leah McDowell

    by  • 22 April 2015 • 0 Comments

    Illustrator of… Leah has been illustrating Kelpies for almost three years now and has stacked up a fantastic portfolio of fun, spooky and sinister covers. Today, as the other half of the Design and Production team, I’ll be interviewing her across our desks to give you a behind-the-scenes look into her work as a...

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    5 Reasons Ho Hum Parenting Could Work For You

    by  • 20 April 2015 • 0 Comments

    Raising a child is a journey of uncertainty, with challenges and discoveries on every corner. But all too often we find ourselves getting caught up in what type of parent we think we should be, rather than focusing on where we are in our parenting journey now. Lea Page, an experienced mentor to homeschooling...

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    What is Eurythmy?

    by  • 14 April 2015 • 0 Comments


    Floris Books have published several books on Eurythmy, but if you’re not as familiar with the term as we are you might be asking yourself the question: ‘what is eurythmy?’ Eurythmy is a form of art movement initiated by Rudolph Steiner. It’s almost like a dance, and the aim is to make speech and...

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    Finding Work-Life Balance: try it out

    by  • 3 April 2015 • 0 Comments

    It’s Good Friday and Floris HQ is very quiet. Lots of staff are off spending time with family (happily balancing work and life) but a quick tally reveals that we have every stage of life covered from Jos van der Brug’s new Finding Work-Life Balance manual. In the office today we have our young...

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    Top tips for stargazing in March!

    by  • 20 March 2015 • 0 Comments


    Did you tune in to watch Stargazing Live with Professor Brian Cox on BBC last night? We certainly did and now we’ve been inspired to delve back into our essential Stargazers Almanac 2015 to find more tips for stargazing and what to watch out for in the night sky this month. Bob Mizon’s beautifully...

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    Join in with Stargazing Live 2015!

    by  • 18 March 2015 • 0 Comments

    Wrap up warm, get outside, and look up. Professor Brian Cox is back with Stargazing Live on BBC 2. If you’re an intrepid stargazer yourself you can join the Floris Books team and tune in to BBC 2 at 8pm tonight. For the next couple of days we’ll be sharing our own tips for...

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    Book covers: from concept to creation

    by  • 11 March 2015 • 0 Comments

    The Accidental Time Traveller

    Once upon a time, a writer wrote a novel and a publishing house decided that it was so fantastic, they wanted to share it with the rest of the world. “This story will reach so many more children if it is has a wonderful cover!” the writer said. “We agree,” said the publisher, “we’ll...

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    Happy World Book Day!

    by  • 5 March 2015 • 0 Comments


    The days are getting longer, the nights are getting shorter, and today is a whole day for celebrating books! Lots of our authors have been out and about this week, shouting from the rooftops about how great books are and getting school kids using their imaginations to create brilliant stories. Read on to find...

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