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Video: fly away with A Bird Like Himself

How would you or your child feel if you had no one to show you how to be yourself? Below you can watch the introductory video for A Bird Like Himself! One day a large egg is left in a forest. It hatches out a chick who needs care and love. But his mother isn’t there! So a wonderfully unlikely assortment of foster parents take over the job of trying to bring that chick up…

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Books to curl up with!

Keep kids occupied with our half term book bundle It’s the autumn half term holiday at last! The temperatures are dropping and the mornings are getting darker and wetter, and it’s not so easy for children to take advantage of their week of freedom by running around outside. If the rain is pouring down and you’ve got bored children in the house, why not encourage them to curl up in the warm with a book…

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Jackie Morris recommends Tiny Owl books for refugees

When we think of helping refugees, often the first things to come to mind are the basic essentials: food and shelter, healthcare, clothing. But we should remember too that there are other things that will help someone displaced from their home, far away from everything they know, to turn a survival back into a life. Turning a house into a home can be key to this. What’s one way to do that? With books! Back…

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A book about learning to fly and leaving the nest…

Read a wonderful review of A Bird Like Himself by Diana Barnes for Armadillo Magazine:  This picture book starts with a little bird hatching out of an egg, with a tiny ambulance driving away, but no parent, and the assorted animals around it attempting to look after the little bird.  He has a swing on the coils of a snake, and fox writes numbers on his teeth to help him learn.  (A suspension of disbelief…

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The Little Black Fish

Mark your calendar: 14 – 15 August, Edinburgh International Book Festival!

Edinburgh International Book Festival: something for everyone!   As the world’s largest celebration of writing, the Edinburgh International Book Festival is guaranteed to have something for book lovers of all ages. Running from 12 – 28 August, it promises to be a packed programme featuring over 800 writers and thinkers – including events by Tiny Owl! This will be the third year that Tiny Owl goes to Edinburgh: in 2015 we were there with an…

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