Winter’s Child by Angela McAllister and Grahame Baker-Smith

A haunting Christmas book from Templar by Angela McAllister and Kate Greenaway medal winner Grahame Baker-Smith, Winter's Child is beautiful. From the moment you look at the cover you know you have something special. The paper has a metallic sheen and catches the light beautifully and Baker-Smith's illustrations are magical. His fusion of drawing, painting... Continue Reading →


Pink Lining Bedtime Stories Competition with Ladybird Books

In partnership with Ladybird, Pink Lining has launched its first ever Bedtime Stories competition to win one of their Pink Lining Picture Satchels and a Ladybird book to carry in it. They would like to know your favourite bedtime story to read to your child. All you have to do to enter is go to... Continue Reading →

Santa is coming to a town near you!

This competition is now closed. Polly was the lucky winner. Thanks to everyone who entered. Santa is Coming to Sussex by Steve Smallman and Robert Dunn has been a very pleasant surprise. I am quite sceptical when it comes to personalised books that put your name or town in the spotlight. I worry that they... Continue Reading →

It’s that time of year again!

Happy advent everyone. May it be a month filled with fun, happiness, excitement, a child's wonder, magic, togetherness, friendship, mince pies, mulled wine, not being able to find the end of the sellotape, and books! Some of these are old, some are new, some are borrowed - and yes, actually, some of them *are* blue!... Continue Reading →

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