Mini Bookish Village – Advent

In Dec 2018 I created a mini bookish house/hotel/library/castle/zebra crossing etc. each day leading up to Christmas based on some of our fave reads. 

Luckily with such fantastic illustrated fiction it was easy to copy iconic buildings to hide an advent treat behind.  It was also a fun way to rediscover some glorious books & reminisce about why we enjoyed them so much.

Here are some close ups and pics of all the wonderful books that they were based on which we highly recommend.

Going from the top row –

And last but not least a series we discovered watching the Blue Peter book awards and has become a huge favourite. 


Harry Potter series by JK Rowling (we also love the illustrated series by Jim Kay)

Wizards of Once by Cressida Cowell

Riddle of the Runes Dr Janina Ramirez Illustrated By David Wyatt

Pugs of the Frozen North by Sarah McIntyre & Philip Reeve 

Witch Wars by Sibéal Pounder & illustrated by Laura Ellen Anderson

House on Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl illustrated by Quentin Blake

Ottoline series by Chris Riddell 

Uncle Stories by J.P Martin illustrated by Quentin Blake

Nothing to See Here Hotel by Steven Butler illustrated by Steven Lenton

Hilda by Luke Pearson

Wild Robot by Peter Brown

King Flashypants by Andy Riley

Dave Pigeon by Swapna Haddow illustrated by Sheena Dempsey

Beetle Boy series by M.G Leonard illustrated by Júlia Sardà

Bunny vs Monkey by Jamie Smart

The Murderer’s Ape by Jakob Wegelius

Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

The Sinclair’s Mysteries by Katherine Woodfine illustrated by Karl James Mountford 

Mango and Bambang by Polly Faber illustrated by Clara Vulliamy

The Girl Who Saved Christmas by Matt Haig illustrates by Chris Mould

The Hobbit by J.R Tolkien

Alcatraz vs the Evil Librarians by Brandon Sanderson 

Podkin One Ear by Keiran Larwood illustrated by David Wyatt

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