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World Book Day reinforces the idea of stories as cultural bridges

Books are meant to be cherished, their authors, illustrators, stories, and characters celebrated for the impressions they have made on the lives of their devoted readers. In commemorating the importance of books and reading, March 2nd acknowledges the exciting 20th Anniversary of World Book Day! Woohoo! Established in over 100 different countries, World Book Day […]

Coming Alive Again!

By Alice Ahearn* Dark mornings, skeletal trees, damp chilly commutes. Winter really doesn’t have much going for it, and by last week it seemed to have been going on forever. But during this week, all of a sudden, clues have started appearing: a green shoot here, a flower bud there. I’ve seen my first snowdrop. […]

Kindness is a thread throughout our stories

Kindness is a thread throughout our stories

Happy Random Acts of Kindness Day! A day to encourage acts of kindness in all aspects of life, and to serve as a reminder that every day there are opportunities to be kind to others. Tiny Owl Publishing strongly values giving to others and treating others with respect, and the essence of kindheartedness is a […]

Building Bridges Through Picture Books

Building Bridges Through Picture Books

Read a wonderful blog post by Pippa Goodhart from the Picture Book Den. Pippa is the author of A Bottle Of Happiness.    As our world divides, and distrust between different peoples seems to be growing, our children need to learn to do better than us.  That will only come through understanding and communication between cultures.  […]

The Elephant’s Umbrella brings the message of EMPATHY

Read a wonderful review of The Elephant’s Umbrella by Jill Bennett:    The Elephant’s Umbrella Laleh Jaffari and Ali Khodai (translated by Azita Rassi) Elephant, a kindly pachyderm, is always ready and willing to share his prized possession, a brightly coloured umbrella, with his fellow animals whenever the need should arise. One day though while […]

An illustration from The Orange House by Nahid Kazemi

Build Bridges, Not Walls!

By: Azita Rassi* Almost all of the pictures I have seen of the new president of the United States show him wearing a belligerent scowl. He looks aggressive and intolerant. His words do not ameliorate this image. He calls for walls, for an impenetrable stronghold, for keeping people out. He is an advocate of separation, […]

Better than chocolate and flowers!

Better than chocolate and flowers!

Love is in the air, and Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. What better way to show your love than through a story? Bijan & Manije reveals the true meaning of love; showing how you feel doesn’t always mean buying chocolates or flowers. Love is putting the people you care about before yourself. Love […]