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Exciting children’s activities from Edinburgh Book Festival

Buy Cinderella of the Nile  Buy Thinker: My Puppy Poet and Me  If you want some creative bookish activities to do with your children, then we have you covered. The Baillie Gifford Schools Programme have created some amazing resources for Cinderella of the Nile and Thinker: My Puppy Poet and Me based on events at Edinburgh International Book Festival. They’re perfect for either teachers who want to bring some fun into the classroom, or parents to whip out on a rainy…

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Cinderella of the Nile among best empathy books

Buy Cinderella of the Nile  It was wonderful to see Cinderella of the Nile included in a list of ’10 picture books that promote empathy’ by the awesome children’s blogger Mamma Filz. She posted the list to celebrate Empathy Day, an annual day created by Empathy Lab UK which aims to acknowledge the ways we can use books to help children build empathy skills. On the list of books selected for the Read for Empathy Guide was Tiny…

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Speaking the truth with fairy tales

A podcast on fairy tales and the Cinderella story, featuring Jack Zipes, Beverley Naidoo, and Ann Lazim Buy Cinderella of the Nile  Last week at The Principal Hotel London something magical occurred! In a collaboration between CLPE, IBBY UK, and us, Tiny Owl, Ann Lazim, the librarian at the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE) spoke to Beverley Naidoo and Jack Zipes about fairy tales and our series One Story, Many Voices  which explores…

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The Telegraph calls Cinderella of the Nile a story of triumph over adversity

Buy Cinderella of the Nile  We’re thrilled to receive a fantastic review of Cinderella of the Nile from Emily Bearn for The Telegraph. Read it below: On the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, it’s hard to think of a story as unfashionable as that of Cinderella. In his 2015 film, Kenneth Branagh meant to portray his heroine as ‘strong and independent’ – only to be hit with a backlash when his star, Lily James, admitted she had been…

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Tiny Owl goes on a big adventure to Hay

Buy Cinderella of the Nile  Buy The Drum  Buy The Little Black Fish This week, on the 30th May, Tiny Owl went on an adventure to Hay Book Festival, where Tiny Owl authors Beverley Naidoo (Cinderella of the Nile) and Ken Wilson-Max (The Drum) took part in events. There was also an extra-special puppet show, performed by Performing Arts and Music students from Hereford College of Arts in collaboration with the Fetch Theatre Company using puppets created especially…

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