What we read :: Little Alf story books for kids by Hannah Russell

What we read :: Little Alf by Hannah Russell via Toby & Roo :: daily inspiration for stylish parents and their kids.

Just before Christmas I went to a local Good Living Christmas Fair with my mum. We have gone two years in a row and I never fail to get so excited by it – the Christmas decor, the local fine foods, the fun of discovering new brands! I love it.

Anyway, while we were walking around we came across Hannah Russell who was selling her award winning story books about a tiny miniature pony Little Alf. Hannah was awarded the honour of being Young Author of the Year and was just 17! Now you never know when you are in the presence of the future J K Rowling, Roald Dahl or Enid Blyton, so when I see an author signing their latest books and we don’t have a copy I always make sure to grab one.

Hannah was lovely and told us about her lovely story books for kids, which were based on her own experiences with her real life miniature pony Alf. We got chatting and I loved that Sher stories were based in places the kids have visited and will recognise from their daily life. It made it really special for me, and I think it would for them too.

The stories are sweet, easy to read and perfect for bedtime stories – which we’re reading at the moment. Hannah has three Little Alf books, one of which is a Christmas book, so we will be revisiting our little horsey friend at Christmas too!

H x


  1. Avatar March 15, 2016 / 11:13 am

    Wow, 17!!! That’s amazing! They sound lovely – my two are both total bookworms and would love these! x

    • Harriet March 15, 2016 / 12:40 pm

      I know, such an achievement! H x

  2. Avatar March 9, 2016 / 11:29 pm

    Sounds like lovely story books for kids. My little one loves his stories and always looking to add to his book collection so will have to have a look at Hannah Russell and her books.

    • Harriet March 11, 2016 / 10:23 am

      Thanks Elizabeth H x

  3. Avatar March 8, 2016 / 11:58 am

    Oh these books look so lovely. Such a wonderful achievement at just 17! I hope your boys are enjoying them! xo

    • Harriet March 16, 2016 / 10:50 pm

      I know, I couldn’t agree more – a talented young lady xx

  4. Avatar March 8, 2016 / 11:35 am

    These look brilliant. Such a shame my little boy still doesn’t sit still longer than 5 minutes for a book. Even for one full of pictures 🙁

    • Harriet March 16, 2016 / 3:05 pm

      Oh no! I’m sure he will when he’s ready! H x

  5. Avatar March 8, 2016 / 10:49 am

    Oh, they sound lovely and such an achievement, an author at only 17!xx

    • Harriet March 8, 2016 / 11:41 am

      They are great and I know – isn’t she impressive! H x

    • Harriet March 8, 2016 / 9:52 am

      They are super sweet, you should try them out! H x

    • Harriet March 7, 2016 / 8:44 pm

      They really are – a great little buy for kiddos! H x

  6. Avatar March 7, 2016 / 1:48 pm

    Aw these look lovely. I absolutely love reading books to my two. x

    • Harriet March 7, 2016 / 2:15 pm

      They are Tanita, such sweet stories 🙂 H x

  7. Avatar March 7, 2016 / 12:31 pm

    Oh these look lovely, perfect for such a wide age range!

    • Harriet March 7, 2016 / 2:15 pm

      Absolutely Kate – both boys are loving them 🙂 H x

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