Set in a labyrinth like underground setting with riddles to be solved and a missing Alice, Adventures in Wonderland tells the classic tale in a totally new way. Director Emma Earle tells us the story of a very different journey through Wonderland…

Our resident blogger and expert on all things bookish reflects on the history of Alice in Wonderland and why we still love Lewis Caroll’s tale 150 years on. We’ll be reading this month’s post with a cup of tea and a jam tart.

Puffin author, library lover, and lifelong Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland fan, Cathy Cassidy, on how 150 years on, Alice’s story is relevant to girls today.

Penguins go perfectly with

A good book is guaranteed to bring cheer on Christmas morning (we should know). But, if John Lewis has taught us anything this year, it’s that every Penguin needs its companion. Butch had Sundance, Morecambe wouldn’t have been half as funny without Wise, and Laurel was lost sans Hardy (as was Nelson, but that’s a tale for another day). Why should we be any different?

Whether it’s Pride and Prejudice and a barouche (read and rise in style!), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and a stick of Three Course Dinner Chewing Gum, or The Owl and the Pussycat replete with beautiful pea green boat, there’s a match to be made for every tome.