Oof Makes an Ouch! by Duncan Beedie

Oof Makes an Ouch! is a beautiful picture book about friendship by Duncan Beedie, published by Templar Books. Set in the Stone Age this story follows best friends Oof and Pib. They do everything together; playing, exploring and their favourite past time - inventing. They do all of this whilst only saying their own name... 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 Last Chip by Duncan Beedie

The Last Chip, written and illustrated by Duncan Beedie and published by Templar Publishing is a beautiful tale about a little pigeon who conveys a big message.   Percy is a small pigeon who is always hungry but life is tough on the streets when it comes to food, there always seems to be bigger, stronger birds who beat... 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 →

The Lumberjack’s Beard by Duncan Beedie

The Lumberjack's Beard by Duncan Beedie, published by Templar Books, is a wonderful picture book which also includes an important environmental message. In this book we meet lumberjack Jim Hickory. A creature of habit, Jim follows the same routine each day; he gets up, does his exercises, eats a huge stack of pancakes and sets about chopping down trees... Continue Reading →

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