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an extract of an old issue of Shahnameh

An amazing adaptation of a Persian ancient epic poetry

An introduction to our next book: Bijan & Manije, Debut August 2016 Written by: Mateen Arghandehpour, MA student in Classics and Ancient History at Durham University   Bijan & Manije Ali Seidabadi and Marjan Vafaeian   An exciting new book is on the way! Adapting from ancient epic poetry from 10th century Persia, Tiny Owl […]

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Whatever their age, the audience can take something away from a picture book

We have been asking children’s writers, illustrators, lecturers and journalists: ‘Are picture books for children, or adults can enjoy them just as much?’ Below you will find more answers:   The Book Sniffer Blog: Picture books are for EVERYONE!   Picture books are for EVERYONE! I weep with dismay when I hear “grown-ups” ushering little ones […]

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Picture books; an endless appeal to all ages

We have been asking children’s writers, illustrators, lecturers and journalists: ‘Are picture books for children, or adults can enjoy them just as much?’ Below you will find more answers:   Piers Torday: No storytelling is as simple and immediately effective as that of pictures   I firmly believe that picture books are for everyone. Human storytelling […]

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Our Exciting forthcoming title: Bijan & Manije

Our Exciting forthcoming title: Bijan & Manije

Are you looking for something different? We are happy and very excited to announce that our new title from the Persian classic range will come out in August. Bijan & Manije is a beautiful story of love across the divide, reminiscent of Romeo and Juliet, but with a distinctive Persian flavour. A twist of fate […]

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Read picture books and don’t mess the world up!

Read picture books and don’t mess the world up!

We have been asking children’s writers, illustrators, lecturers and journalists: ‘Are picture books for children, or adults can enjoy them just as much?’ Below you will find more answers:   David Litchfeild: Read picture books and don’t mess the world up!   yes, definitely…More adults should read picture books, then maybe they will remember the magic […]

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Picturebooks are loved by ALL ages

We have been asking children’s writers, illustrators, lecturers and journalists: ‘Are picture books for children, or adults can enjoy them just as much?’ Below you will find more answers:   Sarah Yewman: It makes me want to scream!   It makes me want to scream when I hear someone pigeon-hole picture books for an audience under […]

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An illustration by Parviz Kalantari

A tribute to the creator of masterpieces about nomadic life

On 21st of May, we lost Parviz Kalantari, one of the most renowned illustrators in Iran. Tiny Owl was lucky to publish his last work for children, Tahmineh’s Beautiful Bird. Parviz’s artistic life was dedicated to introducing nomadic tribes of Iran and their lifestyle to his audience. Tahmineh’s Beautiful Bird shows the everyday life of […]

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Parviz Kalantari

In the memory of Parviz Kalantary

  We are deeply saddened by the loss of Parviz Kalantari, a preeminent Iranian artist. We are privileged to have his brilliant children’s picture book Tahmineh’s Beautiful Bird among the titles published by Tiny Owl. In fact this book has been one of his last works. He was a pioneer artist, introducing the unique tribal […]

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There’s NO age limit on picture books

We have been asking children’s writers, illustrators, lecturers and journalists: ‘Are picture books for children, or adults can enjoy them just as much?’ Below you will find more answers:     Chris Robertson: Picture books are ONLY for people whose imagination, humor, compassion, love and understanding outweigh the moments they’ve spent here on earth. * Chris […]

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Picture books have never been just for children

We have been asking children’s writers, illustrators, lecturers and journalists: ‘Are picture books for children, or adults can enjoy them just as much?’ Below you will find more answers:   Eric Heyman: Picture books have never been just for children I’ve always read picture books and illustrated them. All good children’s book classics have been read […]

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