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Tiny Owl’s new titles

Tiny Owl’s new titles

Tiny Owl Publishing is pleased to announce that we will be releasing two new hardback titles before the end of the year. The Jackal Who Thought He Was A Peacock and The Orange House will be released in January but available to buy in online bookstores by December; just in time for Christmas. The Jackal […]

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The Snowman and the Sun

The Snowman and the Sun

Buy The Snowman and the Sun, paperback, 24pp, £7.99 (discounts may apply) Written by Susan Taghdis Illustrated by Ali Mafakheri Where does a snowman go when he melts? Where does he go when the sun shines bright and hot? Hoes he go far away? And will he ever come back? The Snowman and the Sun […]

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From my son’s bedroom window

From my son’s bedroom window

(written by Ali Seidabadi) In a few days, we’ll move to our new place. I’m busy with renovating the new flat these days. One of the good bookshops in Tehran can be seen through the window of Kian’s (my 9-year-old son) bedroom. The very day that the British Foreign Secretary was re-opening the British embassy […]

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Help Refugees

David Cameron may brand desperate refugees as a ‘swarm’, and the press may went to portray them as benefit seeking opportunists, but the nice side of internet has looked beyond the propaganda and showed the refugees at Calais that human kindness still exists. We first spotted the movement for getting aid to Calais via TV […]

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Tahmineh's school on the Qashqai tribe. From 'Tahmineh's Beautiful Bird'

Back to school

It’s almost a matter of day before kids go back to school – where has the summer gone? You may have participated in the Summer Reading Challenge with your child, you may have given them a break from a rigid routine with books – however you spent the last few weeks, here are some tips […]

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Anahita and Vivian French at EIBF, Aug 2015.

A picture report from EIBF!

(written by Delaram Ghanimifard) It was 8am 21 August, but I had lost the date and hour due to long flights from Tehran to London and then a train trip from London to Edinburgh. When I met Anahita Teymorian in her hotel room, she was the same: suffering from sleep deprivation after a 17-hour journey […]

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Ali Seidabadi, Tiny Owl's Persian editor

From London to Tehran (2)

(written by Ali Seidabadi, Persian editor at Tiny Owl) On my first trip to Europe, on the train that took me from Frankfurt Airport to my hotel, I felt anxious listening to the voice that announced the names of the stations in German. I thought maybe my anxiety was due to the fact that it […]

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From London to Tehran (1)

(written by Ali Seidabadi, Persian editor at Tiny Owl) I have never been to London, but I know many of its streets. I’ve got familiar with London through stories, novels, and books. Many young Iranians become familiar with London, Paris, New York, etc. through fiction and films.   Sometimes I wonder how familiar a British, […]

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5 Reasons to read to your child

“If we want children to learn to read well, we must find a way to induce them to read lots,” and likewise, “If we want to induce children to read lots, we must teach them to read well” Dr. Marilyn Jager Adams It is said that children become readers in the laps of their parents […]

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