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

—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.

Tiny, Perfect Things Giveaway

Tiny, Perfect Things Giveaway | Avery and Augustine
Tiny, Perfect Things Giveaway | Avery and Augustine
Tiny, Perfect Things Giveaway | Avery and Augustine
Tiny, Perfect Things Giveaway | Avery and Augustine

We’re partnering with Compendium to give away three copies of Tiny, Perfect Things with its gorgeous art and sentiment.  Sharing our original post of it below.

A book that revels in the small everyday wonders and treasures of life, the ones that we notice most when we’re children — “a spider’s web that caught the light,” “a flower growing through a sidewalk crack,” our shadows “holding hands” in the late, late afternoon sun.  The pale bright moon and cold air that signal that it’s time to head back home to someone waiting for us.  An exceptionally lovely book with just the right words, art and cadences to remind us to slow down and not let the awe-filled and curious wonders of life escape us.

Tiny, Perfect Things was written by M. H. Clark and illustrated by Madeline Kloepper.

This giveaway is open to US residents and ends Thursday, June 14, at 11:59 PM PT.  Head over to this Instagram post to enter.

The Story Girl and The Golden Road

The Story Girl and The Golden Road | Avery and Augustine

“I do like a road, because you can be always wondering what is at the end of it.”

We’re settling into the slowness of summer and are setting aside stacks for reading.  The Story Girl and The Golden Road by Lucy Maud Montgomery are two books of hers that we haven’t read yet.  Really looking forward to them.  What’s on deck for summer reading for you all?

The loveliest cover art by Elly MacKay and published by Tundra Books.

Vernon Is on His Way

Vernon Is on His Way | Avery and Augustine
Vernon Is on His Way | Avery and Augustine
Vernon Is on His Way | Avery and Augustine

We follow Vernon — whom you might remember from A Home for Bird — as he continues on his adventures with Skunk and Porcupine.  The three stories in the book, entitled “Waiting,” “Fishing” and “Gardening” are a thoughtful and sincere look at friendship and the quiet, meaningful and sometimes funny moments shared between good friends.

Vernon Is on His Way was written and illustrated by Philip C. Stead and published by Roaring Brook Press.