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How would you colour the world?

In previous week’s blogs, we have spoken about the importance of introducing your children to a world of global literature, and how to get the most out of your shared reading time with your child. This week, using When I Coloured The World as our chosen book, we will look at how beautifully illustrated picture books can unlock a child’s imagination, and act as a springboard for creativity. When I Coloured The World is a…

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Summer Holiday Reads

The summer holidays are officially underway and the next few weeks are the perfect opportunity to introduce your child to the many benefits of reading. A child that reads is a child with an eagerness to learn, gain knowledge and explore new worlds. Each book can unlock a new part of their imagination and introduce them to cultures they wouldn’t be aware of otherwise. At Tiny Owl Publishing, we believe that introducing children to new…

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Let’s look at the details!

Children are made readers on the laps of their parents. — Emilie Buchwald There are untold benefits to be unlocked once you begin a reading journey with your child; valuable bonding time together, opening their eyes to new worlds and cultures, and you can teach them that reading is a pleasure, not a chore. From an early age, an infant can look at pictures, point out objects and recognise your voice. Reading aloud with your…

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cultural diversity and our goal

Books should be mirrors and windows. This week, it’s been inspiring to read so many articles in the media regarding diversity in children’s books and the need for it.* At Tiny Owl, our aim is, obviously, to bring quality translated global literature to an English speaking audience. We see our books as gifts from non-English cultures for all children – we choose the finest books from Iran, less known to Western children, and people have…

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More about Qashqai

Perhaps the word Qashqai reminds you of a car, namely, the Nissan CUV known as Nissan Qashqai, but if you read our book entitled Tahmineh’s Beautiful Bird later, you will see where this car gets its name from. Qashqai is a name given to an assemblage of tribes in Iran, many members of which still live as nomads and in tents. It is customary for the children and the youth of these tribes to help…

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