Is it snowing yet? 2 winter reads shimmering with hoarfrost

Stoke up the fire and wrap yourself up in a warm blanket before settling down to enjoy Winter’s Child by Angela McAllister, illustrated by Grahame Baker-Smith (@GrahameBakerSmi), a gently haunting, somewhat melancholic but ultimately hopeful story full of delight, empathy … Continued

Waffle Hearts: a brilliant and big hearted new book from Norway

posted in: Kate Forrester, Maria Parr | 9

On Monday Waffle Hearts by Maria Parr swept me off my feet. I read it in a single sitting late at night, and on Tuesday, I dropped everything and read the entire novel to the kids, over breakfast, lunch and … Continued

The power of flowers and unexpectedly enjoyable reading

posted in: Maurice Druon | 7

Want to know what book is the hottest property in our home at the moment? The book we’re fighting over, the book that it’s almost impossible to take a photo of, because as soon as someone finds it they’ve hidden … Continued