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An environment of creativity and diverse thinking by A Bottle of Happiness at North Kensington Library

It warms our heart to see North Kensington Library have had a very fun time in the holiday season with Tiny Owl related activities! Their workshop created an environment of creativity, happiness, and diverse thinking, the same type that we adore seeing here at Tiny Owl. The ‘budding artists’ that made up the workshop brought blossoms of smiles to our faces! The pictures of their workshop is truly Bottle of Happiness material!   Please do…

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A Rainbow in My Pocket gives a fantastic insight into the curiosity of childhood

Read a wonderful review of A Rainbow in My Pocket by fab Laura Davies for Outside in World.   A Rainbow in My Pocket Author: Ali Seidabadi Illustrator: Hoda Haddadi Translator: Azita Rassi ISBN:  9781910328125  Reading age: Under 5’s (though 6 – 11 as a stimulus for literary or philosophical enquiry)   This is a wonderful book which is an elegant introduction to the beauty of poetic verse in literature. The author is both writer and…

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Bijan and Manije is a story of love with a distinctive Persian flavour

  Read a wonderful review of Bijan and manije by Outside in World.  Bijan and Manije Retelling by Ali Seidabadi, edited by Nicolette Jones Age Range: 6-8   The people of Iran and the neighbouring country of Turan are enemies. Turan is ruled by a tyrant, King Afrasaib, while Iran is ruled over by good King Khosrow. When the forest on the border of Iran is overrun with wild boar the Armenians living there plead…

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Jackie Morris: Tiny owl produces a whole collection of beautifully illustrated picture books

You know when you are doing the right thing and publishing the right books, when you get compliments repeatedly from an inspirational artist such as Jackie Morris and others like her. In an interview with BookTrust, she recommends Tiny Owl books as mythical stories to share with children at Christmas time. She says:   I think collections of stories from around the world are wonderfully important. The publisher Tiny Owl produces a whole collection of…

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Opening up discussions on challenging themes such as loss, death and re-birth

Read a wonderful review of ALive Again by fab Laura Davies for Outside in World.   Alive Again Author: Ahmadreza Ahmadi Illustrator: Nahid Kazemi Translator: Azita Rassi ISBN: 9781910328057   Reading age: Under 5’s and 6 – 8 (and 9 – 11 as a stimulus for philosophical enquiry)   I really enjoyed this story, and the opportunities it opens up for discussions on some quite challenging themes such as loss, death and re-birth. Though these aren’t…

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