• Posts Tagged ‘picture books’

    Get outside for Garden Month

    by  • 13 April 2016 • Child Health and Parenting, Children's Books, Crafts & Activities, Picture Books, Steiner-Waldorf Education • 0 Comments

    Gerda Muller illustration - A Year In Our New Garden

    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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    #FlorisDesign Illustrator Interview with Maria Bogade

    by  • 16 September 2015 • Children's Books, Design and Illustration, Floris Design • 0 Comments

    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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    #FlorisDesign Illustrator Interview: Kirsteen Harris-Jones

    by  • 22 July 2015 • Children's Books, Design and Illustration, Floris Design, Kelpies • 0 Comments

      Illustrator of…   Kirsteen Harris-Jones illustrated her first Picture Kelpies book, No Such Thing as Nessie! in 2013 written by none other than Chani McBain, our Sales and Marketing Manager! Kirsteen’s latest Picture Kelpies book is The Grouse and the Mouse by Emily Dodd. It’s a story about two loveable characters, Bagpipe and...

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    Dragons, Selkies and Fairy Princes

    by  • 11 December 2014 • Children's Books, Design and Illustration, Traditional Scottish Tales • 0 Comments

    Once upon a time, in a kingdom far far away, three talented young illustrators were paired up with three award winning Scottish authors and storytellers to create Picture Kelpies’ Traditional Scottish Tales. People traveled from miles around to visit their local bookshops and marvel at the wondrous books that had been created. Some even...

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    Book Week Scotland: a letter to our local libraries from Floris Books

    by  • 27 November 2014 • Children's Books • 0 Comments

    At Floris Books, we love our libraries. We recognise that libraries are at the heart of communities, and we passionately believe in the importance of Scottish school libraries with dedicated and knowledgeable staff. To celebrate Book Week Scotland and the launch of our brand new Scottish Primary School Library Competition, every member of the...

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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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    What is a Tomte?

    by  • 27 January 2014 • Children's Books • 0 Comments

    Tomtes of Hilltop Stream cover

    The tomte (or nisse in Norway and Denmark) is a creature from Scandinavian myth. Tomtes are generally thought to be small, bearded men who wear brightly coloured caps, although there are many regional variations to the story. They are rarely seen by humans so it is very difficult to obtain an accurate description! Traditionally,...

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