Literary Eats

Literary Eats | Avery and Augustine

These were some of the literary snacks we brought to Avery’s class to celebrate some of the books that were read throughout the year:

—Charlie and the Chocolate Factory — Wonka bars with golden tickets hidden in five of them (golden ticket finders each won a book of their choice to take home)

—The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe — plain and rose-flavored Turkish delight

 —BFG — frobscottle — two kinds (first version: limeade, lime sparkling water and strawberry sparkling water and second version: lemonade and strawberry sparkling water)

PS. I’m sharing photos of the picture books we’re reading aloud during the summer on Instagram stories and saving them on my Instagram page in Highlights section under #bookaday in case anyone’s interested.  Happy summer, all!

The Little Library Cookbook

The Little Library Cookbook | Avery and Augustine
The Little Library Cookbook | Avery and Augustine
The Little Library Cookbook | Avery and Augustine

We’ve been following Kate Young of The Little Library Café for some time now and were thrilled to hear about her new cookbook with 100 recipes inspired by classic and modern works of fiction.  Whether it’s Paddington Bear’s marmalade, lamingtons from Mem Fox’s Possum Magic or a farmhouse lunch for five inspired by Enid Blyton’s Famous Five, you’ll find something nostalgic and comforting — and redolent of some of your favorite stories, past and present.

The Little Library Cookbook: 100 Recipes from Your Favorite Books was written by Kate Young and published by Sterling Epicure.

little lit fest

This weekend we had our first ever #littlelitfest, an event celebrating books, reading and community.  

We made bookmarks at #littlelitfest with vintage library cards, Le Petit Elefant’s brilliant stamp and Sakura gelly roll pens (some of my favorite pens of all time).


You can't ever have enough bookplates—another thing we made at our event.  Stamp by Yellow Owl Workshop.


Makers’ chaos—always a wonderful sight to see—the mess, the creative spirit and sparks of imagination all converging to produce something new and uniquely our own.


Little hands and concentration.  Making reading journals and bookmarks.


We packed sunny yellow suitcases for our attendees.  Thank you to all the amazing people who supported our event: Lately Lily, Isabel Roxas, Scout Books, Red Cap Cards, Sakura and Zig Zag City Guides.


Yes.  Yes, it is. The afternoon was a flurry of endless talk, incredible company, book crafting, making, creating and boundless kid energy.  Looking forward to our next #littlelitfest.  Remember people, #readingisrad!