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The importance of introducing diversity to children

On Wednesday, 9th March 2016, we had a lovely time at Rathfern Primary School in South East London. We were invited to talk about our books and experiences in global literature. They have a very wise scheme about Global Learning to familiarise pupils with the ideas of interdependence, development, globalisation and sustainability. For this purpose, we selected four of our titles:  When I Coloured in the World. Although this book has a simple text and story, it…

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Tiny Owl’s Bestsellers in February

Our first bestseller in February still was: The Little Black Fish by Samad Behrangi and illustrated by: Farshid Mesghali, the Hans Christian Andersen Award winner. The second has been  When I Coloured in the World by Ahmadreza Ahmadi and illustrated by Ehsan Abdollahi.   The third was The Clever Mouse by Anahita Teymorian. And next to it was The Parrot and the Merchant based on a fable by Rumi and illustrated by: Marjan Vafaeian.   To visit our…

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Darkness in Children’s Books and Optimism

Written by: Azita Rassi, Tiny Owl Publishing translator *What follows is just my take on the topic above and it should by no means be seen as Tiny Owl’s opinion. I am unaware of how the publisher feels about the issue and am just grateful for the opportunity to state what I think and hear what the readers believe in this regard.   There is this popular Iranian folktale that, like most folktales and myths,…

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Tiny Owl’s Bestsellers in January

Our first bestseller in January 2016 was: The Little Black Fish by Samad Behrangi and illustrated by: Farshid Mesghali, the Hans Christian Andersen Award winner. The second was The Parrot and the Merchant based on a fable by Rumi and illustrated by: Marjan Vafaeian. The Third has been  When I Coloured in the World by the Ahmadreza Ahmadi and illustrated by Ehsan Abdollahi. To visit our bookstore please click here.   More to read about this topic:…

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