Creative Fun with the Natural History Museum

There's something immensely satisfying about stickers. Peeling them off, lining them up, smoothing them down. They're just great fun. And they appeal to the stationery geek in me. Frances Lincoln Children's Books have served my sticker-fetish well through their collaboration with the Natural History Museum. They have created two new series of creative and educational books... Continue Reading →

Little People, Big Dreams

Now more than ever we need to empower our girls and young women. We need to show them examples of women who have made a difference, who have stormed their way through glass ceilings. Because these women are so often erased from history, we need to work twice as hard to highlight their achievements. And... Continue Reading →

Diverse Voices with Seven Stories

Attention please... Something very exciting has just been announced in the world of children's books. This morning, Seven Stories, the National Centre for Children’s Books, announced it's new Diverse Voices season – 50 of the Best Children’s Books celebrating cultural diversity in the UK. This is a list of 50 books chosen by an independent... Continue Reading →

Zeraffa Giraffa

In Longleat safari park there is a tall wooden platform where you can stand eye to eye with giraffes and feed them lettuce leaves. It is an experience I will never forget. They are such graceful creatures with wise mournful eyes and incredible eyelashes. They look kind and curious and wise, and are full of... Continue Reading →

When car boot sales go wrong

A few weeks ago Team Haselup headed out to a car boot sale to hunt for books (me), cuddly toys (Molls) and 'stuff that might be useful for a storysack' (Mrs H). We arrived at about the same time as the huge, un-forecast downpour of rain. We ran back to the car and hid from... Continue Reading →

The Great Big Book of Families

The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill was finally passed last week, meaning that my wife and I can now legally get married and enjoy full equality. Hurrah!! The Equal Marriage campaign has been a long fight and is a huge success for equality. It is a campaign that I am very proud to have been... Continue Reading →

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