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Video: lose yourself in a child’s musings with A Rainbow in my Pocket

Do you remember the kind of curious thoughts you had as a child? Did you muse on nature, people, and what you were having for dinner, all at once? Or have you been enchanted by a child of your own having these whimsical thoughts? Now you can do so again: watch the introductory video for A Rainbow in my Pocket! There are so many questions and thoughts that chase through your mind! Why is the…

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Bijan & Manije: gloriously illustrated and beautifully produced

Read a wonderful review of Bijan & Manije by Terry Potter from The Letterpress Project: This beautifully produced love story of Bijan & Manije is taken from the 10th century Persian epic poem known as the Shahnameh or Book of Kings, written originally in couplets by the renowned Iranian poet Ferdowsi. This particular tale, which is taken from that much longer work, has been adapted in prose for a younger audience by Ali Seidabadi and…

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Books to capture the spirit of summer!

Tiny Owl’s book recommendations for the summer The school holidays are approaching, and with them (hopefully) more good weather! In these blissful weeks when children have more free time, it’s an ideal opportunity to encourage them to keep reading for pleasure. At Tiny Owl we have plenty of books that encapsulate the spirit of summer, perfect for reading outside in the sunshine! Will and Nill Two cats lazing around in the sun: an iconic image…

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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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Bijan & Manije

Bijan and Manije UK only Will dispatch on 15th December £12.99 £7.99 (hardback) PRODUCT INFO Bijan & Manije is a beautiful story of love across the divide, reminiscent of Romeo and Juliet, but with a distinctive Persian flavour. A twist of fate brings Bijan face to face with the daughter of his enemy. They fall in love and refuse to abandon each other, even under duress. Can Iran’s greatest knight, Rostam, help save the day…

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