Febuary Half Term Activities for Book Lovers around Leeds, Harrogate and York

Half term is here! A whole week off school and a whole week of lovely bookish activities to fill your days with. This list is by no means exhaustive but here are some of the things going on around Leeds, Harrogate and York this half term that have caught our eye. Monday 12th February LEEDS... Continue Reading →

Books and Activities for Tu Bishvat

Tu Bishvat is a Jewish festival that celebrates trees and the start of spring. During this festival we appreciate trees and the environment through planting new trees and eating fruits that grow on them. And of course, we have some books to share that are perfect for this festival. It's Tu B'Shevat by Edie Stoltz Zolkower, illustrated... Continue Reading →

The Bear Who Stared by Duncan Beedie

After enjoying the story of Jim in The Lumberjack's Beard we were so happy to get our paws on a copy Duncan Beedie's first picture book, The Bear Who Stared. Published by Templar Publishing, this book has been shortlisted for the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize 2017. In this story we meet a rather shy and awkward bear. Unsure... Continue Reading →

I Love My Mummy by Giles Andreae & Emma Dodd

I Love My Mummy by Giles Andreae, illustrated by Emma Dodd and published by Orchard Books is a charming and funny look at the unique relationship between mummies and their babies. Written in the sort of light-hearted and comical rhyme that you would expect from Giles Andreae, the book follows a little boy as he shows us all the reasons... Continue Reading →

Books and activities for Purim

Purim is one of our favourite Jewish festivals, here's why: You get to wear fancy dress. People give you lots of sweet treats. You are TOLD to make as much noise as you can! (An additional reason about why this festival is great for grown ups too is that you are pretty much commanded to... Continue Reading →

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