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Never underestimate children!

Written by: Karim. A, director of Tiny Owl Publishing Yesterday Delaram and I attended a thought-provoking event on “picture book taboos” held by Children’s Books Circle at the Penguin Random House offices in London . There was an excellent panel and you can follow the discussion on their twitter account. Here, I wanted to add some points: 1. We shouldn’t underestimate children. They can understand and even cope with the reality (mostly) better than adults. The most…

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I saw the actual Orange House!

The story behind creation of The Orange House. Author’s narrative. Nahid Kazemi is the creator of The Orange House, and the illustrator of Alive Again. A while ago a review of The Orange House was published by Read it daddy! In her Facebook page, Nahid wrote she was moved by the review. She said how glad she was that the essence of the story had crossed the borders and touched the hearts of people she…

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There’s room for galaxies, but we feel that there’s not room enough for us!

An interview with Anahita Teymorian Anahita Teymorian is an Iranian illustrator/ author. We have published two of her beautiful works: The Clever Mouse and A Bird Like Himself. There is Enough Room for Everyone is the third we are publishing from her. Here you’ll read an interview with Anahita. Tell us a bit about yourself, about your background. How did you get involved with writing and illustrating books for children? I remember when I was four…

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Illustrated messages are more appealing for all ages

Are picture books for children, or adults can enjoy them just as much? Read Bridget Marzo’s answer: It really is such a big complex issue with a history that differs in each country. It also of course depends so much on what kind of picture book we are referring to (I know some books appeal mostly to artists or illustration students and not to children much at all!)  so it is very hard to generalize!…

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