Fluevogs and the things we carry .. My grandfather had an old wooden chair in his study that creaked as it tipped back and forth in front of his desk and groaned as it was wheeled across the floor. Years later, as friends were winding down their children’s bookstore (a treasure that we heavily patronized and which employed both my daughters at different times), the owner gave me a similar wooden chair that had sat behind the counter for years. I - in turn - brought it into work where for years it supported books, coats, work detritus and visitors. When I left, I bequeathed it to a good friend and colleague and put it out of my mind. Until the other night when she sent me a picture of it - appropriately holding another love of mine: a book that I’d given her - at her new cottage. It was the perfect place for it. And it made me inordinately happy. Because it is not only the things we carry through our lives that we love, but those who pick them up when we stop doing so and in so doing treasure them. And us. Their friendship is the lightest thing we carry. But undeniably the most valuable. #fluevog #travellingfluevogs #youcantbuyhappiness #butatleastyoucanwearfluevogs #thethingswecarry #goodfriends #cottagelife #thefreckledlion #childrensbookstores #woodendeskchairs

I love the sound of this book.. suitable for young children from 3 years plus.
Written to educate Oliver Jeffers’ own young son.
Explores our world, our needs and our place here.

Well, hello.
And welcome to this Planet.
We call it Earth.

Our world can be a bewildering place, especially if you’ve only just got here. Your head will be filled with questions, so let’s explore what makes our planet and how we live on it. From land and sky, to people and time, these notes can be your guide and start you on your journey. And you’ll figure lots of things out for yourself. Just remember to leave notes for everyone else Some things about our planet are pretty complicated, but things can be simple, too: you’ve just got to be kind.
Was £14.99

💙 📚 Instagram friends! 🙌🏻 I have a GEM 💎 for you today!! Let me tell you about my new favorite friend to children!🙏🏻 Emily Arrow 🎶💘 🏹 (@helloemilyarrow ) is an amazing young artist who sings delightful songs for children that she’s written from children’s books!🙌🏻(Some of my favorites: The Dot, Be A Friend, and Louise Loves Art!) 😍 I heard her this last weekend at @denvercfos and I was instantly smitten! 😍 I purchased her CD and it has been on repeat around here since then!🎶Then this morning I was volunteering at @secondstartotherightbooks and she popped in!🙌🏻✨ Oh, happy day!😍Do yourselves the biggest favor and check out ✅ this enchanting young artist! 📚Her songs are so clever and fun and she has the voice of an angel!✨🙏🏻Hello Emily Arrow and thank you for the happiness you’re bringing to our children and for coming into our lives!🎶💘#helloemilyarrow #emilyarrowfan #thedot #louiselovesart #denvercfos #secondstarbooks #musicforchildren #bestmusicforchildren #singingwithchildren #storiesandsongs #booksongs #childrensliterature #childrensbooks #earlychildhoodeducation #earlychildhood #parenting #coloradokids #colorado #coloradobookstores #childrensbookstores #mimilove #forthechildrenco

First stop of the day! #ottimomassimolibreria is a children’s bookstore in Trastevere, Rome. This is the kind of place you wish was on your doorstep - a fantastic selection of beautiful, thoughtful books 📚 in a welcoming space, full of places to sit and leaf through whatever takes your fancy. They also have a popular mobile library and run art workshops. Possibly perfect?

This Saturday at #storytime we are going to tell stories of the real kind, ones that are part of our local history but get missed out in our history books. So come listen to the stories of ,
#puducherry !
#storytelling #historythroughtales #pondicherry
#tellmeastory #localhistory #ancienttimes #pasttopresent #Frenchindia #frenchhistory #incredibleindia #indiabeforeindependence
#bookstoresinindia #childrensbookstores #justforkids

I've found my happy place. And I really do want to try that blind date with a book next year! @booksofwonder #childrensbookstores #kidlit #blinddatewithabook

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