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Short Attention Span or Longing for Stability?

Written by: Azita Rassi, Tiny Owl Publishing’s translator Today I was talking with an observant friend about how difficult it has become to read a long expository novel to the end or to listen to a wordy speech with concentration. It made me think of another similar change that I have noticed in myself. I used to love watching feature films, but now when I add motion picture titles to my Netflix playlist, I know…

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Spring is here, Norouz is coming

Written by: Delaram Ghanimifard The first day of spring, the 20th of March. The trees are in pink and white blossoms and daffodils’ scent fill the air. The Persian New Year has a sense of morning, the pleasant warmth of a spring sunshine. It has the sweet smell of flowers and blossoms. As a child the excitement of the New Year came a week before Norouz (meaning the new day), when mum would wet a…

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Our books in charity Norouz Bazaar

A Persian event took place last weekend, 12 &13 March, at Asia House, Central London. The event was held in celebration of the Persian New Year called Norouz. The Persian New Year starts on 20 March, the first day of spring. It is an ancient tradition that is celebrated in all countries with Persian culture: Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, and parts of other countries with the same culture. The event displayed some beautiful elements of Norouz,…

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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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