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Story and craft event with Nahid Kazemi in London

Story and craft event with Nahid Kazemi in London

Yesterday, we had a wonderful children’s book reading and arts exercise by the outstanding writer and illustrator of two of our favourite Tiny Owl books, “The Orange House” and “Alive Again”. Nahid Kazemi had joined us all the way from Montreal, Canada to do lead this charming event with the kids and community at the […]

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Marjan Vafaian, illustrator of Bijan & Manije and The Parrot and the Merchant

Meeting Marjan Vafaian in Tehran

Marjan lives in Kish Island, in the south of Iran. When we arrived in Iran, she had gone to Dubai to apply for a visit visa to the UK, to attend the Edinburgh International Book Festival. As you may know, despite all the documents and the EIBF invitation, her visa got refused. Unfortunately this meant […]

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Meeting Hoda Haddadi

Meeting Hoda Haddadi

by Delaram Ghanimifard During the summer trip to Iran, I met Hoda Haddadi to discuss the progress of the new book she is illustrating for Tiny Owl. I first met her at her home. There in addition to some of her artworks on the wall, she had one wall covered with a doll collection, and […]

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Personal Album, Anahita Taymourian

Visiting Anahita Teymorian

by Delaram Ghanimifard Have you ever wondered what is it like to be an illustrator in Iran? Travelling to Tehran this summer, I met some of Tiny Owl’s fantastic illustrators. Here I thought of sharing the experience with you. My first visit was to Anahita Teymorian’s studio in Tehran. She works there and teaches children […]

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The camel caravan in the Parrot and the Merchant

A gallery of Marjan Vafaian’s beautiful illustrations

Edinburgh International Book Festival is the place, and two of Tiny Owl’s most talented author/illustrators, Nahid Kazemi and Marjan Vafaian (Vafaeian) are attending. If you are in Edinburgh on 27th and 28th of August, get your tickets and don’t miss out! See this blog post to find out about the subjects and their schedules at the […]

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An illustration from The Little Black Fish

The Little Black Fish back in stock soon!

Popular Little Black Fish, by Samad Behrangi and illustrated by the Hans Christian Andersen Award winner, Farshid Mesghali, will be back in stock soon. The first edition of The Little Black Fish is out of stock. We have been informed that new stock is arriving by the second week in July. Meanwhile you can buy […]

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A Rainbow in My Pocket

Tiny Owl’s summer reading list

Summer has begun. Days are long and our children need to have quality plans. Children need entertainment, to play, to learn, and most important of all for them is to read. Reading is most important, it is most beneficial to learn it as early as possible. We would encourage parents to read for their children […]

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Change despair to hope

Change despair to hope

  When all the world was dark, the child took a yellow crayon to give light to the world. -‌Based on When I Coloured in the World It has been an unsettling time after Brexit for some of us. Sita Brahmachari wrote in the Guardian that children have become anxious about the the consequences of […]

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