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Canadian author and illustrator Ashley Spires remind children and (big kids) about the importance of resilience.ย  Her illustrated Children’s book the Most Magnificent Thing is about a little girl who has in her mind a magnificent projectRead More →

A collection of 18 colouring books for teenagers and adults interested in interior design and all things related to furniture, dรฉcor, and fashion. The product’s goal is to engage the imagination, improve colouring abilities, and calm the user. Read More →

Dorodango ball

The hand-rolling of this soil-based mixture can be relaxing and comfortable to do. Dorodango is not without its difficulties and needs a high degree of skill, patience and concentration. Given the fragility and inclination of the dorodango to break, the perfectly formed ball is elusive. It can also be a challenging process to achieve the perfect shine.Read More →

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The Moomins is a stop motion animated children’s television series based on the Tove Jansson’s Moomin series of books produced by Se-ma-for and Jupiter Film between 1977 and 1982 for Polish, Austrian and German television.Read More →

Red Ball Rocking Horse - Eames Style

This rocking “horse” was provided by Creative Playthings, an expensive educational toymaker, in the 1960s. This toy reduces the rocking horse to its bare essentials in a design that mimics Modernism, a prominent aesthetic in the mid-twentieth century. Read More →

In this international bestseller from the critically acclaimed Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the life of Frida Kahlo, the world-renowned painter.Read More →

Dinotopia, A Land Apart from Time: 20th Anniversary Edition

Inspired by archaeology, lost civilizations, and the art of illustration, James Gurneyโ€™s children book Dinotopia creates an extraordinary place where humans and dinosaurs live in harmony.Read More →

1950's Math Book

In the latest issue of my newsletter, The Magnet, I wrote about some of my favourite old kidsโ€™ science books: A long time ago I read a good piece of advice in The Whole Earth Review: a children’s book to learn about a topic. Ever since then I’ve been adding kids’ science books to my home library. I’m biased toward books from the 1950s and 60s because the illustrations are excellent and the writing is straightforward (though sometimes the information can be out of date).Read More →