• Floris Books Christmas Gift Guide

    by  • 22 November 2023 • 0 Comments

    Needing inspiration for what to gift the young people in your life this Christmas? Whether you’re looking for a present for a mythology lover, an outdoor explorer, a curious toddler, or a little one facing new experiences, our gift guide will help you to find the perfect books for the wee readers in your...

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    Otto and the Secret Light of Christmas

    by  • 16 November 2023 • 0 Comments

    Adventurous elf Otto journeys to Lapland to find the light of Christmas in this beautifully illustrated storybook, which joyfully celebrates Finnish folklore and culture. Pirkko-Liisa and Nora Surojegin bring magical creatures, traditional villages and stunning landscape to life through expressive and intricate illustrations. Otto and the Secret Light of Christmas shares a positive message...

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    Make your own bath salts

    by  • 14 November 2023 • 0 Comments

    These jars of fragrant, skin-softening bath salts make a lovely bath-time treat and wonderful presents for Christmas! They’re also lots of fun to make together as a family. From The Connected Family Handbook You will need Method This activity is taken from The Connected Family Handbook by Lou Harvey-Zahra and Danielle Harbison, where you’ll...

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    Elsa Beskow Calendar 2024

    by  • 7 November 2023 • 0 Comments

    Elsa Beskow (1874-1953) is the most popular children’s illustrator in Sweden.  She is often called the ‘Beatrix Potter’ of Scandinavia and her picture books have been known and loved for over a century. Over on our Elsa Beskow author page you can learn about her life, work and legacy.  Every year we publish the Elsa Beskow Calendar. This...

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    5 Things We Love About Autumn

    by  • 10 October 2023 • 0 Comments

    As the nights turn darker and the air turns cooler the staff at Floris Books sense a change on the wind. Autumn is here! We love this time of the year and have managed to whittle down our favourite things into a mere 5 points! 1. Falling autumn Leaves Autumn is a fascinating time...

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    Encounters: Moments of Destiny in the Bible

    by  • 31 August 2023 • 0 Comments

    Events in the Bible rarely follow an orderly course. For many of the figures whose stories it tells, their fortunes often turn, for good or bad, on important encounters with other people and with divine beings. In these moments of destiny, individuals discover something new and remarkable that changes the course of their lives....

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    Obituary: Beatrys Lockie

    by  • 30 August 2023 • 0 Comments

    Remembering Beatrys Lockie (1927 – 2023) Beatrys Lockie was born in The Netherlands and began to tell stories at an early age. She moved to Scotland, where she met her future husband, Edinburgh-born James Lockie, whom she married in 1951. Together, they had five children: Hamish, Finlay, Calum, Neil and Gisela. In the early...

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    Creating The Discovery Illustrated Family Bible

    by  • 25 August 2023 • 1 Comment

    In 2018 the Floris Books team embarked on a project to create The Discovery Illustrated Family Bible. It’s been a mammoth project for the team and one we are incredibly proud to have completed. Here, we speak to the creatives and members of the Floris team about the process of bringing it all together,...

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    Apple Star Pancakes Recipe

    by  • 21 August 2023 • 0 Comments

    Autumn is just around the corner and we have the perfect recipe for you and your little ones to make together to welcome in the new season. Apple star pancakes – yum! This delicious recipe is taken from our beautiful picture book Lottie, St Michael and the Lonely Dragon by Beatrys Lockie and illustrated...

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