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It feels natural to draw children from different ethnic backgrounds – Polly Noakes

An interview with the illustrator of Dare Buy Dare We interviewed Polly Noakes, the fantastic illustrator of our new poetry book Dare! It was great to speak to this amazing artist about the meaning of the book, the inspiration behind it and the process of illustrating. Dare, written by Lorna Gutierrez, is a poetic picture book that encourages children to dare to be themselves. What does the message of the book mean to you? For…

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Enjoy a sneak peek reading of Dare by the author!

Buy Dare Author Lorna Gutierrez treated us to a wonderful sneak peek reading of her upcoming picture book Dare! This simple yet inspirational picture book encourages children everywhere to dare to dream big, to help others and speak out for what is right, but also to take time for simple joys and to be comfortable in their own skin. With charming rhymes and energetic and inclusive illustrations, this is a book to empower every child. Read…

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Watch author Ken Wilson-Max read The Flute!

Buy The Flute Buy The Drum We were lucky to have fab author Ken Wilson-Max come and visit us in our office! He treated us to a reading of his new book The Flute! The Flute is the second book in our musical series Children Music Life, which introduces the joy of music to very young children! Just like the previous book The Drum, it’s illustrated by the fab Catell Ronca. The series is full of…

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Meet Elizabeth Laird, the author of Grobblechops!

An interview with author Elizabeth Laird Buy Grobblechops Grobblechops is an exciting new picture book about a little boy called Amir and the monster under his bed. It’s the fourth title in our amazing series Tales by Rumi, which reinterprets the fables of the 13th century Persian poet Rumi as fun, philosophical stories for children. The book was written by amazing author Elizabeth Laird and illustrated by the great Finnish artist Jenny Lucader. Grobblechops was published…

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Diversity is the debt we owe to all our readers – Jackie Morris

Tiny Owl’s campaign for more visibility for diverse books continues! Children from BAME backgrounds aren’t seeing themselves reflected in the books they read. We launched our campaign Diversity Now! to try and change this. We kicked off by speaking to children’s author Elizabeth Laird and illustrator Jion Sheibani to get their ideas on what we can do to challenge the status quo. Our next interviews are with the amazing author and illustrator Jackie Morris and fab…

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