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Mark your calendar: 27 May, Greenwich Book Festival!

Greenwich Book Festival celebrates all the wonderful journeys of discovery we embark upon when we read. Held at the Old Naval College at Greenwich, it’s a place where you can both meet authors and illustrators you already admire, and also discover new emerging voices – in an environment that includes everyone. It includes tours, workshops and speaker events over two days, and on 27 May Tiny Owl will be attending! From 3pm – 4pm you can experience the…

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Exquisite illustrations of the value of love and freedom

The Parrot and the Merchant Illustrator: Marjan Vafaian Age: 5+ Key stage: 1   The Parrot and the Merchant is now out in paperback! Based on a fable by Rumi, the 13th-century poet, philosopher and Sufi mystic, this retelling by internationally-renowned artist Marjan Vafaian was released in hardback in 2015. The tale of the merchant Mah Jahan and her birds explores what educational consultant Laura Davies describes as ‘the true meaning of love and the value…

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Who says picture books are only meant for children?!

By: Lauren Sandford Picture books are lovely examples illustrating the true art and beauty of storytelling. With that said, it is an injustice to consider picture books as simply being meant for children — age is but a number, as picture books are for everyone! Illustrations add visual beauty, depth and intrigue to the text, creating a connection between the story and the reader. Beautiful pictures are memorable & their stories become timeless, so that…

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An endearing tale of parental love!

A Bird Like Himself Author/illustrator: Anahita Teymorian Age: 2+ Key stage: 0 A Bird Like Himself is now out in paperback! Published in hardback in 2015, it was praised by Outside In World as ‘a heart-warming story about the value of feeling loved and finding and celebrating your gifts and individualities’, and ‘a charming tale of parental love and growing up’ by Creative Steps magazine. It’s a perfect book for exploring these themes with young children.…

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A book of acceptance, difference and the pursuit of dreams!

Read a wonderful review of The Jackal Who Thought He Was A Peacock by educational consultant Laura Davies for Outside in World: The Jackal Who Thought He Was a Peacock  Author: Based on a tale by Rumi, retold by Fereshteh Sarlak Illustrator: Firoozeh Golmohammadi Translator: Azita Rassi ISBN: 9781910328132 Reading age: 6 – 8 (and 9 – 11 as a stimulus for philosophical enquiry) Based on a traditional fable by Rumi, a 13th century Persian…

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