A Moomin Great Celebration of Tove Jansson's 100th Anniversary

This year is the 100th anniversary of the birth of Tove Jansson, the author and illustrator of the eccentric, magical and beloved Moomintroll books. Both in her native Finland and around the world, there are events, exhibitions and reprints and new editions of her beloved books.

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Inspired by Matisse: Bringing 'Henri's Scissors' to Life

A couple of weeks ago Chloe over at Gannet + Parrot invited me to join a bloggy challenge set out by Hattie Garlick over at Free Our Kids to create an activity from the pages of a favourite children’s book. Hattie had started this when she and her two children sat in the garden reenacting ‘Snail Trail’, […]

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Book Review (+ Competition!): 'Paper Play' by Lydia Crook

What a lucky girl Little Lewes is! Ivy Press have given me a couple of books to review with my boys – the first of which is ‘Paper Play’ by Lydia Crook. And this is my first social media competition, too. If you like the sound of the book, share this review on Twitter or […]

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Party, Party! With Bags of Books and Leigh Hodgkinson

We went to the Bags of Books Summer Party this morning. Turning up a little on the tardy side (sorry to all those we interrupted on the way in) for children’s author and illustrator Leigh Hodgkinson’s event. She centred this around her new book ‘Troll Swap’. Leigh lives in Lewes and is the illustrator of […]

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Wonderful Creatures

The wonderful writer, painter and illustrator Judith Kerr recently turned 90. But you knew that – it was impossible to avoid the celebratory editorial. It was everywhere! A piece by Michel Rosen entitled ‘My Hero Judith Kerr‘ was a goodie. And the pictorial tribute by The Guardian that I posted on the Little Lewes Facebook […]

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Our First Event at Bags of Books

Well, we went to our first event at Bags of Books last Saturday. The one in which Sarah Dyer read from the latest book she’s illustrated, ‘Bear’s Best Friend‘. The place was packed! Which was great to see, because when researching my ‘In Town‘ post on the shop, they said that their events are carefully […]

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