Amy Krouse Rosenthal was a person who liked to make things.
She was born on 29th of April 1965 in Chicago, Illinois, the city she loved and lived in all her life until her death on March 13th 2017.
She will be missed by all who love her: from her beloved family to her amazing fans. Her award-winning books are part of her huge legacy, and her curious and creative spirit lives on in them, and in her children.
Her YouTube videos and TedTalk contributions were funny and inspiring, and the impact she had on the world and people around her will never be forgotten.
Rest in peace, Amy.
If you feel the need for something a little more grown up then Amy’s book Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal is perfect. As recommended by John Green, of Paper Towns fame:
“You know how you have—or I hope you have—a quirky and delightful friend who is just the most fascinating person you know? I have the perfect gift book for that person. Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal, a wonderfully eccentric memoir that is enhanced by texting, really.”
Botnik is described as “augmented content creation” and one of its most hilarious algorithms is the Predictive Keyboard. Taking a chapter from J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, a group of clever clogs at Botnik have re-written it using the predictive bot… Be warned: this reimagining will make you either laugh or cry, Potterheads!
40-year-old professional skateboarder Karl Watson has been skating since the early 90’s and has made a living skating for numerous high profile skating brand around the world. Now a father to four children, Watson wants to pass on his passion to the next generation and inspire kids to take up the sport.
The Day She Saved the Doctor
When Jodie Whittaker was announced as the new Doctor, and the first ever female incarnation of the character, half the world lost its mind. But what has become clearer in the last couple of years is that we need better female role models in both literature and the screen.
So the news that Penguin Random House is to publish the first ever all female authored collection of Doctor Who short stories reached us earlier today, we were thrilled to bring you the news!
The story of The Highway Rat follows the titular character as he goes about his day of thievery and naughtiness. He steals food from his neighbours and even his own horse’s hay!
Inspired by Alfred Noyes’ poem The Highwayman, the bouncing rhyme typical of Donaldson, carries the story along to a sweet and funny conclusion.
Originally written by R.J. Palacio, Wonder is a heartwarming tale of a young boy born with a facial deformity, and his trepidatious journey through starting school. Giggles, stares, and whispers are just the beginning of what August (Auggie) has to contend with.
Prepare to be moved by the sweet and heart-wrenching tale of acceptance and inner beauty, friendship and unconditional love.
Check out the trailer below for a sneaky peek.
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