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Mental Health Awareness Week: 7 Flower Books to Soothe Your Mind

Mental Health Awareness Week: 7 Flower Books to Soothe Your Mind

May 16, 2019

In the midst of Mental Health Awareness Week, it's important for all of us to remember that there's nothing more important than our own happiness and mental well-being. Sometimes a little natural treatment and relaxation can go a long way, and what better ways are there to relax than taking in nature or reading a good book? Well, combining the two, of course. So here's a list of seven floral and gardening themed books to help you delve into nature by delving into the pages.
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Celebrating the royal birth - Delve into classic kid books

Celebrating the royal birth - Delve into classic kid books

May 13, 2019

A talking pig, a friendly spider, five children who live in a surprisingly high-crime area, and of course a toad with an exceptionally nice house – the books we love as children stay with us forever, and when thinking about them it’s impossible not to feel a little warm and nostalgic.

So whichever decade you were born in – from the forties to the eighties - here are just a few of the most iconic and unforgettable children’s books of all time, just waiting to be discovered or rediscovered.

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Tragic Reality to Beautiful Fiction: The Origins of Peter Pan

Tragic Reality to Beautiful Fiction: The Origins of Peter Pan

May 07, 2019

J. M. Barrie's The Story of Peter Pan simply doesn't grow old. But, as much as the classic Peter Pan book deserves to have a place on any child's bookshelf, the origins of the story and the characters themselves are far more grounded in reality, much unlike our flying hero and heroine Peter and Wendy.
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