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Family Fun Day

We have a stand at The Winch on Saturday 24th September. Come and see us, while having fun with the family. All welcome! Specially Available at this event: Launch of our newest title: Bijan & Manije Alive Again and The Orange House books signed by the illustrator Posters of The Little Black Fish signed by Hans Christian Andersen award winner illustrator, Farshid Mesghali Time: 1 – 5 pm, Sat 24 Sep Place: The Winch 21…

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How art can change life

Read a nice review of When I Coloured in the World in Guardian Witness.  This is a deceptively simple book about a child who colours in the world with a box of crayons. The crayons help her transform the world: “I rubbed out that word “Hunger”. I wrote “wheat” with my green crayon,” and with that simple act, she makes wheat fields grow again. I love the hopefulness of this book, and Maia enjoys the…

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Marjan Vafaian’s Edinburgh events are cancelled!

We were informed yesterday that unfortunately, Marjan Vafaian’s visa was refused and she cannot attend Edinburgh Book Festival in August. She was travelling from Iran and had all the requested documents to get the visa. We are especially saddened that children will miss her workshops and unique artworks in Edinburgh and London in late August. Hope we can have her in the UK for events in the future. Marjan is the illustrator of The Parrot…

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We need more multicultural books

We got a wonderful review for A Rainbow in My Pocket by Anita Silvey (author and literary critic) in her facebook: Today I read A Rainbow in My Pocket, first published in Persian, and now available from Tiny Owl Press in London. Ali Seidabadi and Hoda Haddadi have captured the whimsical thoughts of a young Iranian girl, who reminds me of many young Americans. I was particularly taken with these lines: “I wish people/Would talk using only nice…

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A joyous and whimsical poem

Read a review of A Rainbow in My Pocket by Mirrors Windows Doors: A Rainbow in My Pocket written by Ali Seidabadi, illustrated by Hoda Haddadi (Tiny Owl Books, 2016 – first published in Persian by Ofogh Publications (Iran), 2007) If you can’t Fit the Rainbow In your pocket, Instead Make your dreams So big You can put What you like Inside them! So begins A Rainbow in My Pocket, a joyous and whimsical poem…

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