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Tiny Owl’s 2017 highlights

It’s been a big, busy year for Tiny Owl. We’ve had events and awards, campaigns of protest and celebration, and the first titles in two new series! Read on for a roundup of what we’ve been up to this year.   National and international awards Buy A Bottle of Happiness Buy The Elephant’s Umbrella Buy Bijan and Manije Three of our titles have had a particularly good year. Firstly, A Bottle of Happiness and The…

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Bijan & Manije is a finalist in international picture book award!

Fantastic news: Bijan and Manije has reached the final of the first Little Hakka International Picture Book Award! In December it will be part of an exhibition in the beautiful town of Kengkeng Hakka in Shenzhen, China, showcasing all the finalists’ books. Little Hakka will host a day-long forum entitled ‘Forests and Children’, in celebration of children’s picture books and the competition’s first year, before announcing the overall winner at an awards ceremony. The award,…

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Vibrant illustrations echoing the richness of the language

Read a wonderful review of Bijan and Manije by Pam Dowson for the English Association: This could be one of the oldest stories you have ever read! It is a retelling of a traditional, originally oral, Persian (now Iranian) tale, dating from the 10th century when this and other stories were collected into The Book of Kings. Set in a time when the kingdom of Iran was at war with its neighbour Turan, with two…

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Bijan & Manije listed for international picture book award!

More great awards news: Bijan and Manije has been listed for the first Little Hakka International Picture Book Award! The award, which received nearly 1500 entries from over 40 countries, seeks to recognise publishers and individuals from around the world dedicated to creating picture books, as well as creating more opportunities for international exchange and cooperation among publishers, picture book authors and illustrators. Bijan and Manije is featured on a list of 180 published titles,…

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Celebrate National Poetry Day with Tiny Owl’s poetry books!

Today is National Poetry Day! This year’s celebration of all things verse is on the theme of ‘freedom’, which gives a perfect opportunity to enjoy some of our poetry books! When I Coloured in the World, by Ahmadreza Ahmadi and illustrated by Ehsan Abdollahi, is a beautifully profound poem of hope and change. A child uses crayons and an eraser to replace bad things in the world with good: silver changes drought to rain, pink…

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