‘I Must Keep My Own Style and Go My Own Way’: The Tedettes Jane Austen Bookclub

The Tedettes are thrilled to find a letter written by their heroine in 1815. The letter is addressed to the personal librarian of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales. Fancy having a personal librarian! The prince was the Regent. That means he was being the king even though he wasn’t. This can be baffling toContinue reading “‘I Must Keep My Own Style and Go My Own Way’: The Tedettes Jane Austen Bookclub”

Bernice Takes A Plunge, by Ann Harth

‘Bernice Peppercorn’s imagination fills her mind and her notebooks with adventure and intrigue‘ (From the back cover of Bernice Takes A Plunge.) When our Tedettes saw the cover of this book they just HAD to read it. On the back cover are some of their favourite words, ‘imagination’, ‘notebooks’, ‘adventure’ and ‘intrigue’; and on theContinue reading “Bernice Takes A Plunge, by Ann Harth”

Tell Me A Story, Babushka, by Carola Schmidt

“Would you like a story about a princess, Karina?” “Maybe one of those stories about a princess and monsters, Baba.” The direction Baba’s story takes surprises herself as well as her granddaughter. This folk tale ‘about memories and families’ begins with a lovely cottage in the Ukraine and a little girl ‘poor of money butContinue reading “Tell Me A Story, Babushka, by Carola Schmidt”

Is Your Child-Within A Bit Neglected? A Picture Book for Weary Grownups

Hello fellow baffled ones, I was just sitting on my cushion pondering about Things. Oh, Look. It looks like a gift. Could it be for Me, Mawson? It is! It is a gift for me. And oh my goodness! It’s by me too! It’s A Bright World to Feel Lost In, by Me, Mawson isContinue reading “Is Your Child-Within A Bit Neglected? A Picture Book for Weary Grownups”

Chubbys Tale, The True Story of a Teddy Bear Who Beat Cancer, by Carola Schmidt

Mawson’s Guardian Mark is proud to talk today about a bear so brave that all of Mawson’s friends are very impressed. On reading Chubby’s Tale this Guardian learned things about leukemia treatment he didn’t know. It’s a grand book for children who have this sickness (and their bears). It’s also very helpful for the Grownups whoContinue reading “Chubbys Tale, The True Story of a Teddy Bear Who Beat Cancer, by Carola Schmidt”

The Adventures of Firebolt. This is going to be Furtastic!

Mawson’s Guardian Says: Calling all dogs, cats, and fur-friends.  Flop your bellies down and flap your ears up, for we have news. Now available are ( the Furtastics! Now everyone can enjoy the adventures of Shelby and her friends as they gain super powers, discover the hero life – and get to wear great costumes! We’veContinue reading “The Adventures of Firebolt. This is going to be Furtastic!”

The Writer-bear copies of She Ran Away From Love arrive

Mawson’s Guardian Says: Excitement spreads through Mawson’s House. A box has arrived. Could it contain Mawson’s writer-bear copies? Bears roll off cushions and waddle over to see. Bomund and Gold Paws open the top. Frilly strains to see. Bomund and Gold Paws push the box over. Wurry Bear climbs over the top and almost fallsContinue reading “The Writer-bear copies of She Ran Away From Love arrive”

Valiant Reader, You can help the writers (and writer-bears) of the world

Mawson Bear’s Guardian Mark speaks: As you know our Mawson is a Writer-Bear. She Ran Away From Love  is his brand new book. It features a small heroine called Frilly who goes on a Quest. I’m sure lots of people (and their bears) will love Frilly, if only they knew about her. And it is the same forContinue reading “Valiant Reader, You can help the writers (and writer-bears) of the world”

Magic Arrives in our Mail: Feuding Fae

Mail has arrived! Word has gone out to every cushion, bed and lounge in Mawson’s castle. Word on the carpet is that inside this seemingly innocent looking parcel there is a magical tale. Young Jewell (in striped sleeping hat) tells everyone that only a magic sword will work for the opening. Bonnet and Oscar, recoilingContinue reading “Magic Arrives in our Mail: Feuding Fae”