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Hawthorn Press publishes books on holistic parenting, children’s stories, storytelling, crafts, social ecology, personal development, spirituality, Steiner Waldorf and early years education. Our vision is to support a more creative, peaceful and earthcaring world.

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What is home?

The current political climate is encouraging people to retreat into their comfort zones, to reject the foreign or unknown, so it may seem odd to be promoting an ideology that looks to the local.

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Parenting Toolkit workshop

Caroline Penney will bring her wisdom as a parent, grandma, family therapist and lifelong parent-educator to run a parenting workshop in the magical Secret Garden at Stroud’s Museum in the Park on Saturday 17th November.

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“My favourite part was when everything was colourful and when Gustavsson was scared from Findus pretending to be a ghost Ooooooo!” —Remy, aged seven on Findus and the Fox

“An uplifting read that will leave you with a sense of possibility and optimism — something I think we could all do with right now.” —Nimue Brown on The Natural Storyteller

“One of the best books on writing poetry.” —Lorraine Lordi on Sing Me The Creation

“It’s simply beautiful, a book for all families, a book for travelling families, and not just Steiner Waldorf -inspired ones.” —Amber Greene on Making the Children’s Year

“Get it for yourself! Never mind the little ones.” —Bookwitch on Findus Goes Fishing

“It is refreshing to see a book that puts science at the heart of learning, and links other subjects to the science, rather than the other way around.” —Journal of Emergent Science on Science Through Stories

“The most annoying book I have ever read, as the author seems to have had a more interesting life than I’ve had.” —John Cleese on Where on Earth is Heaven?