• Kelpies Design & Illustration Prize Winner Announced

    by  • 15 March 2014 • 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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    Helpful tips for sharing wordless picture books

    by  • 10 February 2014 • 0 Comments

    Rain or Shine cover

    (From the Scottish Book Trust) 1. Describe what you see Describing the pictures encourages us to use language that is different from how we normally speak. This will expose children to a rich variety of language. 2. Point things out Take your time and point things out in the pictures. Pointing and labelling helps children to...

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    What is a Tomte?

    by  • 27 January 2014 • 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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    The Sky at Night: enjoying naked-eye astronomy

    by  • 8 January 2014 • 0 Comments

    Have you been watching the latest series of BBC Stargazing Live with Professor Brian Cox? Inspired to discover the night skies but not sure where to start? Luckily we here at Floris Books love all things astronomy, so we’ve put together our very own guide to spotting constellations from your back garden. Here’s our...

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    How to make Swedish Snowflake Christmas baubles

    by  • 18 November 2013 • 1 Comment

    Looking for a little Christmas inspiration? Here at Floris we’ve obsessed with all things Scandinavian at this time of year – decorations, gifts and festive stories – so we’d like to share one of our favourite Christmas crafts from our new book A Swedish Christmas. These beautiful Swedish snowflake ornaments, which are made out...

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    Sore throats and snuffly noses: get ready for winter with A Guide to Child Health

    by  • 7 November 2013 • 0 Comments

    A Guide to Child Health cove

    A Guide to Child Health, now available in a fourth revised edition, is the go-to guide for parents looking for a more holistic approach to raising healthy children. Based on Dr Michaela Glockler’s and Dr Wolfgang Goebel’s twenty years experience treating children, it’s packed full with helpful holistic tips and up-to-date medical advice. So...

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