Christmas wouldn't be the same without Stanley and the Hot Air Balloon. This beautiful picture book - for children and adults alike - has stunning handcrafted sets, designed and written by blogger Kate Bruning (Greedy for Colour)… who just happens to be my sister! Familial ties aside, I can absolutely recommend this book without bias. Not only is there a gorgeous storyline, you can make your own Stanley and his hot air balloon, with all patterns from the book appearing at the end.
Currently, anyone who purchases a copy of the book will receive a bonus Stanley postcard and magnet and all shipping is free! Details here.
PS Please feel free to add your own recommendations for Christmas reading in the comments and I will add them to my 30th post. Thank you!