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Alive Again: a profound poem of loss and hope

Alive Again is now out in paperback! First published in hardcover in 2015, Ahmadreza Ahmadi’s simple yet profound poem of loss and hope is a wonderful way to discuss concerns of life, death and rebirth with young children. There’s a universal appeal in the themes of Alive Again. Everyone has to learn to trust that the blossom will come back after it dies, that dry seasons will give way to wet. This can lead to broader…

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Tiny Owl books bring us closer together as human beings

We are thrilled to see this blog (below) from amazing children’s librarians in Porirua, New Zealand and all the great work they have done to show books from around the world to their members. We love all the bottles of happiness drawn by children in these photos.Well done all of you!   The past school holidays saw Porirua Libraries Read Around the World, with the help of our previously featured guest Gillian Candler (see last month’s entry) representing…

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A fantastic piece of work by North Ormesby Primary Academy!

Congratulations to the children at North Ormesby Primary Academy! Last week, we were delighted to hear that Year 5 and 6 children had been inspired by our best-selling title When I Coloured in the World by Ahmadreza Ahmadi. They had shared their amazing art display on Twitter so we got in touch to find out more about it. Craig Nicholson (Vice Principal) tells us more: We came across the book back in October, through social media, and posted a link to…

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When I Coloured in the World

When I Coloured in the World UK only £11.99 (hardback) OUT OF STOCK   £7.99 (paperback) PRODUCT INFO When I Coloured in the World is a simple yet profound poem about changing the world by the award-winning Iranian poet Ahmadreza Ahmadi. A child uses crayons to colour and change the world, rubbing out the bad things and replacing them with good. Boredom gives way to play, crying to laughter, war to peace and darkness to light.…

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Here worlds are brought together!

Read a wonderful review of When I Coloured in the World and Alive Again by fab Ferelith Hordon for IBBY Link. Both books are written by Ahmad Reza Ahmadi who was shortlisted for the Hans Christian Anderson Award in 2010.: Alive Again Ahmadreza Ahmadi, illus. Nahid Kazemi, trans. Azita Rassi. When I Coloured the World Amadreza Ahmadi, illus. Ehsan Abdollahi, trans. Azita Rassi. Tiny Owl are new stars on the publishing blook. Their mission is to…

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