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Feeding Garden Birds During Winter

Feeding Garden Birds During Winter

Here are some useful Lottie Loves Nature tips for feeding garden birds during the cold winter months. To survive the frosty winter months, birds need to maintain their body's fat reserves and eat food that is high in energy and fat. As the days turn colder, it becomes...

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A new picture book by Guido Van Genechten

A new picture book by Guido Van Genechten

My Daddy is the Best by Guido Van Genechten Award winning illustrator Guido Van Genechten’s brand new picture book MY DADDY IS THE BEST is releasing in October. Playtime with daddy crocodile has never been so much fun. But even crocodile daddies get tired and need a...

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Summer Reading Challenge

Summer Reading Challenge

Summer Reading Challenge We are thrilled to have three of our books included in this year’s Silly Squad Summer Reading Challenge selection. Due to the present COVID-19 social distancing measures, this year’s Summer Reading Challenge will take place on an exciting...

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Five Quills New Website Bookstore

Five Quills New Website Bookstore

Five Quills Independent Children's Book Publisher is excited to announce the opening of its new  Five Quills website bookstore. Our colourful list of children's books includes the complete fairytale-mystery series Sky Private Eye, the ever popular science based...

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Read the Story Behind Al’s Awesome Science

Read the Story Behind Al’s Awesome Science

Jane Clarke tells FCBG readers the story and science behind the Al's Awesome Science series. "Al’s Awesome Science is a young fiction series written by Jane Clarke and illustrated by James Brown. The series follows science-mad twins Al and Lottie as they plan to build...

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Sky Private Eye Meets Cinderella

Sky Private Eye Meets Cinderella

Sky Private Eye and her faithful dog Snuffle are back with a new Fairytale Adventure: Sky Private Eye and the Case of the Sparkly Slipper! Help Sky Private Eye and Snuffle solve this latest mystery featuring a very special Cinderella and her Nasty Sisters! Today is an...

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And They Lived Happily Ever After

And They Lived Happily Ever After

Favourite Fairy Tales Ask someone to tell you the fairy tales they remember from their childhood, and they will likely have an answer within seconds. Here the Five Quills team discuss the stories they grew up with and explore this millennia-spanning genre with...

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A Cinderella Story with Sky Private Eye

A Cinderella Story with Sky Private Eye

The Case of the Sparkly Slipper  Looking at the year ahead, there’s a lot to look forward to at Five Quills HQ. First up, it’s the third instalment of the Sky Private Eye picture book series, out this spring. Sky Private Eye and The Case of the Sparkly Slipper by Jane...

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Five Stars For Five Quills Children’s Books

Five Stars For Five Quills Children’s Books

Sky Private Eye and Al's Awesome Science receive five stars from Toppsta reviewers! Toppsta reviewers give Five Quills children's books Sky Private Eye and Al's Awesome Science five stars.  Their reviewers include children, parents, teachers and a variety of family...

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Sky Private Eye: Reimagining Fairy Tales

Sky Private Eye: Reimagining Fairy Tales

Keeping Ancient Stories Alive Fairy tale legends Little Red Riding Hood and the Gingerbread Man inspired the first two stories in the Sky Private Eye picture book series. Here we explore the origins of these icons and the importance of reimagining fairy tales. Fairy...

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Half Term Baking and Science Activities

Half Term Baking and Science Activities

Half Term Fun with Five Quills Staying at home this half term doesn’t have to mean the TV and tablets go on; there are lots of ways to entertain your kids and bring in some teachable moments. Here are a few fun ideas to keep young minds active and happy. First up, get...

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Sky Private Eye Reviews Round-Up

Sky Private Eye Reviews Round-Up

A Marvellous Collection of Reviews for Sky Private Eye A marvellous collection of reviews for our Sky Private Eye Titles: Sky Private Eye and the Case of the Missing Grandma and Sky Private Eye and the Case of the Runaway Biscuit by Jane Clarke and illustrated by...

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Illustrating Al’s Awesome Science

Illustrating Al’s Awesome Science

Five Quills have just launched a brand new series of fun, messy adventures for younger readers, Al’s Awesome Science. The first book, Egg-speriments! is out now, introducing us to science loving twins Al and Lottie. Beautifully illustrated by James Brown, here he tells us about his process and the stories behind the pictures.

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