A Vivid Canvas: Margaret Collyer; Artist & Pioneer, 1872-1945

Margaret Collyer’s beautifully written autobiography describes her life as an artist and pioneer farmer in Kenya during the first half of the twentieth century. Margaret Collyer graduated from the London Royal Academy of Art in 1898. Having augmented her Scholarship by painting a number of commissions, she quickly gained a reputation as one of the…


Genre: African history, Art, Autobiography, Librario, Non-fiction
Subjects: animals, Collyer, dogs, farming, horses, Kenya, Kikuyu, London Royal Academy of Art, Mombasa, Painting

The Lucky Pellet

Excitement. Reading. Counting.   Tiffy and Toffy are brother and sister mice. Every day is an adventure for them. Winter is approaching and Tiffy and Toffy’s cupboards are bare. Bertha Barn Owl lies between Tiffy and Toffy and the farmer’s barn, where Tiffy and Toffy think food may be stored. Is a raid on the barn worth…


Genre: Adventure, Animals, classic children’s, counting, Educational, Fiction, Morality tales, Nature, Picture book, Strident
Series: Tiffy & Toffy | Subjects: adventure, animals, brambles, children’s books, countryside, nature, owl, Paul Murdoch, Tiffy & Toffy, worms
Illustrated by Scott Wallace

The Big Red Monster

Excitement. Reading. Counting.   Tiffy and Toffy are brother and sister mice. Every day is an adventure for them. What’s that noise? Argh, it’s a big red monster! Tiffy and Toffy grab all that they have and run…straight into danger of another kind. Can they escape again? And what will happen to the home they have fled?…


Genre: Adventure, Animals, classic children’s, counting, Educational, Fiction, Morality tales, Nature, Picture book, Strident
Series: Tiffy & Toffy | Subjects: adventure, animals, brambles, children’s books, countryside, farming, nature, Paul Murdoch, Tiffy & Toffy, worms
Illustrated by Scott Wallace

The Great Vole Rescue

Excitement. Reading. Counting.   Tiffy and Toffy are brother and sister mice. Every day is an adventure for them. Willie Weasel is up to no good. He has stolen all the baby voles. Can Tiffy & Toffy help Violet Vole rescue them? Tiffy & Toffy come up with a daring plan. Bobby Badger and Molly Mole have…


Genre: Adventure, Animals, classic children’s, counting, Educational, Fiction, Morality tales, Nature, Picture book, Strident
Series: Tiffy & Toffy | Subjects: adventure, animals, badger, brambles, children’s books, countryside, nature, Paul Murdoch, Tiffy & Toffy, vole, weasel, worms
Illustrated by Scott Wallace

Annie Adder’s Gold

Excitement. Reading. Counting.   Tiffy and Toffy are brother and sister mice. Every day is an adventure for them. Sammy Shrew has found gold! Annie Adder thinks it is hers though. And she wants it back. Tiffy and Toffy agree to help Sammy and they set off to return it. But Sammy is so interested…


Genre: Adventure, Animals, classic children’s, counting, Educational, Fiction, Morality tales, Nature, Picture book, Strident
Series: Tiffy & Toffy | Subjects: adder, adventure, animals, brambles, children’s books, countryside, mice, nature, Paul Murdoch, snake, Tiffy & Toffy
Illustrated by Scott Wallace

Squished Worm & Bramble Pie

Excitement. Reading. Counting.   Tiffy and Toffy are brother and sister mice. Every day is an adventure for them. Tiffy is out in the field, looking for the brambles her brother needs for his special pie. But Tiffy and Toffy are not the only ones looking forward to a tasty meal. Kenny Kestrel has his…


Genre: Adventure, Animals, classic children’s, counting, Educational, Fiction, Morality tales, Nature, Picture book, Strident
Series: Tiffy & Toffy | Subjects: adventure, animals, bramble, brambles, children’s books, countryside, mole, nature, Paul Murdoch, pie, Tiffy & Toffy, worms
Illustrated by Scott Wallace