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    A tribute to Wain Farrants

    by  • 16 April 2014 • Camphill Community • 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 • Awards, Children's Books, Kelpies • 0 Comments

    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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    What is Conscious Parenting? Find out with Happy Child, Happy Home

    by  • 14 March 2014 • Child Health and Parenting • 0 Comments

    If you’ve visited the Floris Twitter page recently, you might have seen that we’ve been talking about Conscious Parenting, an idea from our new parenting book Happy Child, Happy Home by Lou Harvey-Zahra. Lou has over 20 years’ experience in different kindergarten, primary, special needs and Steiner-Waldorf school settings, and Conscious Parenting is an...

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    Why should you read wordless picture books?

    by  • 10 February 2014 • Children's Books, Steiner-Waldorf Education • 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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