A natural response to upheaval is to set goals. To give yourself structure, something to work towards. Some set about beginning long-ignored DIY projects and renovations, some threw themselves into fitness and others set themselves the goal of reading more.
To celebrate the exceptionally bookish new episode of Honey, I’m Home, we had our three creators list some of their favourite books to add to your ever-growing to-be-read pile.
The Princess Bride by William Goldman
One of the funniest books. Some of the most wonderful bits aren’t in the movie and the movie is plenty funny enough. Good for big kids and also bigger kids.
I’m Taggarty Toad by Peter Pavey
An imagitively-illustrated, lesser-known, Australian, children’s book. A good lesson on not being a complete jerk to everyone. Many adults would benefit reading this.
Anorak Magazine/Dot Magazine
This BIG BOOK is a compilation of earlier issues of this incredibly smart and fun magazine for kids from the UK, illustrated by some of the world’s best illustrators. I subscribe yearly for my niece and nephews and they love it. Lots of activities as well as stories, information and everything fun. I can’t recommend this enough to parents and children who enjoy something a little bit different.
The Book of Symbols
At the moment, my most read book is the Taschen Book of Symbols. It is an amazing archive of symbolic images through out history. Each symbol has a detailed description and is accompanied by examples of artwork related to the symbol. It is a constant source of inspiration and ideas and combines my love of art, history and storytelling.
Out of this World by Michael Page and Robert Ingpen
This is a dictionary of fantasy characters from fairy tales, myth and folklore. I remember going to the school library and borrowing it every week for years, I think I was the only name on the library card, remember library cards in the back of the book? It’s my go to resource to fact check a monster or mythical land, beautifully, classically illustrated by Australia’s Robert Ingpen.
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