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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 from Tehran. Soon after our first ever encounter, we made our way to EIBF. The topic of the first event…

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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 was my first trip abroad and a result of such concerns as not knowing the language.   My hotel was…

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Meet us in Edinburgh International Book Festival!

You may have read this week’s guest blog, From London To Tehran, by our Persian editor, Ali Seidabadi. Unfortunately, Ali will be waiting a bit longer to discover the streets of London he wrote about, as his trip to the UK has been put on hold. Due to his visa being rejected, Ali Seidabadi has had to cancel his appearance at the Edinburgh International Book Festival this month, and Tiny Owl’s Publishing event with him…

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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, French, or American citizen is with our Tehran. I am almost certain that our knowledge of London, Paris, New York,…

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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 – a sentiment we couldn’t agree more with at Tiny Owl Publishing. As we’ve discussed in previous blogs, there are…

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