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Firefly staff recommend reads for Empathy Day

To celebrate Empathy Day, we recommend some of our favourite books to #readforempathy.

 

Janet Thomas, Editor picks Something Else by Kathryn Cave and Chris Riddell

How do you talk about mental health to children?

For #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek Horatio Clare tells us about why he wrote his award-winning children's novel A

Hope and PMDD Awareness Month

YA author Rhian Ivory tells us about her own experience of Pre-Menstrual Dysphoric Disorder, after writing about it in her latest novel for Young Adults, Hope.

The Flying Bedroom in Real Life - Heather Dyer

Elinor had only been a figment of my imagination until Little Light brought her to life in their digital dance show, The Flying Bedroom. It was surreal seeing Elinor played by Angharad Jones, speaking the lines I’d written for her – and new lines, too. Sometimes, when people read a book, then see a film where the characters aren’t quite as they imagined them, they feel dismayed. But Angharad’s acting was so convincing and expressive, there was no doubt in my mind that this was the real Elinor – on stage, at least.

Great books to gift this Christmas

For our 24th and final Firefly Christmas Book Advent, our Marketing Officer, Megan Farr, tells you which books she has wrapped up under the tree this Christmas. 

Hope

For our 23rd Firefly Christmas Book Advent, Janet Thomas sings the praises of one of the highlights of Firefly’s list in 2017, the YA novel Hope by Rhian Ivory: 

Christmas reading scavenger hunt

 

For our 22nd Firefly Christmas Book Advent, our editor, Janet Thomas, invites us to go on a Christmas reading scavenger hunt...

Christmas Traditions

For our 21st Firefly Christmas Book Advent, our editor, Rebecca Lloyd, shares the Christmas traditions she has with her family. 

Welsh Hilltops

For our twentieth Firefly Christmas Book Advent, Wendy Meddour, author of Dottie Blanket and the Hilltop, tells us about the inspiration behind her book.

The Sea House

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