Posts Categorized: Childrens Book

Tea Time for Mother’s Day

To celebrate the mums in your life, we’ve created a cozy gift idea. Make her a cup of proper British tea, make a beautiful bookmark, and tuck it into a book that you can read together. Everything you need is right here. Enjoy! Make a proper cup of British Tea See my tutorial Make a… Read more »

Building a Collection of Classic Children’s Books

What are your favourite children’s books? People ask me that a lot. It’s a hard question to answer, isn’t it? There are so many favourites! So where do you begin? Well, maybe with the classics. What makes a children’s story a classic? I think there are at least 3 qualities. 1. They stand the test… Read more »

Books for November and Giving Thanks

I think every month should be gratitude month. I love what Chesterton said… “Gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” (That’s the sort of math I am really especially fond of!) We pulled together a great roundup of books to help you celebrate the month of November, including some Thanksgiving picks plus a couple of mine… Read more »

Summer Books & Activities

Summer is all about adventure, and we can always go on adventures inside books. We’ve compiled our Top Summer Book Picks and suggested an activity to go along with each one. Time of Wonder by Robert McCloskey My absolute favourite. A classic story of one summer on an island in Maine. Activity: Make a paper… Read more »

Books Celebrating a Daddy’s Love

In honour of Father’s Day, here are some of my books celebrating a daddy’s love — from the protective, unconditional love of a father, to the special love of grandparents, to the perfect love of our heavenly father. Known A board book for the tiniest readers featuring a daddy and his son. Reminds little ones… Read more »

Books Fit for Royalty

In honour of King Charles’ upcoming coronation, here are my book picks fit for royalty. Why not read them at your own coronation party? (Free Coronation Party Pack here!) The Queen’s Hat by Steve Antony I have to start with a book honouring our beloved Queen. When the wind went swish, it took the Queen’s… Read more »

Typed on an Olivetti Lettera 32

This is an Olivetti Lettera 32 typewriter (1963). It is one of the first portable typewriters. And how fitting because it is an extremely well-traveled typewriter. A globe-trotter. It’s lived in: London, Uganda, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Oxford and now New York City. (Like me.) It was my mother’s and she gave it to me… Read more »

A Quarantine Christmas Kit

This Christmas when we are distanced, here are some ways to bring each other closer. Watch something special The Old Vic’s A Christmas Carol, featuring performances by chronically ill children who play Tiny Tim The Old Vic’s free activity kit London Philharmonic Orchestra’s Christmas at Claridge’s (best watched with your cream tea!) A Christmas Eve Service… Read more »

A Dozen Books for Fall

Is there anything better than curling up with a book (and, of course, a warm cup of tea) on a cool fall day? Here are my top book picks for fall. Because of an Acorn by Lola M. Schaefer and Adam Schaefer, illustrated by Frann Preston-Gannon Wander down the forest path to learn how every… Read more »

Top Ten Bird Books from a Budding Ornithologist (That Is, Bird Expert)

I attended boarding school in the UK in the New Forest (which, for the record, is not new – it’s ancient – but to the UK, it’s new!). My school, Manor House, was nestled in the middle of New Forest, which made for excellent adventures and encounters with all sorts of creatures, including my favorite,… Read more »