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Books as hugs!

Books as hugs!

By: Alice Ahearn* Duvet off, duvet on, left side, right side. Sigh! We all know the agonising frustration of being unable to sleep. Often, though, I’ve found I can combat it by reading. It doesn’t have to be for long, but it’s perfect for helping me to settle into bed, and to avoid replaying my […]

By Hoda Haddai

Happy Mother’s Day!

Mothers play such an important role in our everyday lives. They are caring, generous and supportive. They offer a hand to hold, or a shoulder to cry on. Mothers lend an ear to hear our words, and let us know when we are being stubborn or careless. They are forgiving, honest and patient. Sometimes mothers […]

how to make the world a better place!

Read a review of When I Coloured in the World by Katie Clapham for Books for Keeps magazine, March 2017 No. 222.   This colourful picture book from Iranian Writer Ahmadreza Ahmadi follows a simple concept – a child is given a box of crayons and using each colour they cover something bad in the […]

Lost without translation!

Lost without translation!

By: Alice Ahearn* You can only read translated books for so long before it occurs to you to pull up and ask, what exactly is it about certain translations that makes them good? In the course of many years studying ancient languages, it took a long time for me to pin down just what made […]

Happy Persian New Year! Happy Norouz!

Daffodils, crocuses, cherry blossoms – and sometimes even sunshine. It may still be chilly, but we no longer need to ask, ‘Can there ever be blossom again?’ New blossom has finally been born, and spring is well under way!   For Persians, the approach of the spring equinox has extra meaning: it’s also the approach of […]

I’m not a Jackal, I’m a Peacock!

Read a wonderful review by Tamsin Rosewell for kenilworth Books   ‘I’m not a Jackal, I’m a Peacock!’ The Jackal Who Thought He Was a Peacock Rumi and Firoozeh Golmohammadi Tiny Owl 9781910328132 HB £12.99   If you haven’t yet found the work of small publisher called Tiny Owl, come in and have a look. […]

Our new paperback release: Alive Again, The Parrot and the Merchant, and A Bird Like Himself.

Exciting new paperbacks soon to be released!

We’re very excited to announce the paperback release of three of our titles! The Parrot and the Merchant Of all the birds that the wealthy merchant keeps the Parrot is her favourite, because he can speak to her. But when she goes away buying and selling, the gift she brings back for him will teach […]