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Attention authors and illustrators: new call for submissions!

This month we’re launching a call for submissions on the theme of stories against war. War and unrest can be traumatic and frightening for us all, especially children. Instead of turning to weapons to solve problems, how can we provide children with an alternative to violence? Through books you can learn to be brave, to be forgiving, to dream, and to understand one another. We are calling for submissions from artists and authors to send us ideas that…


Picture Book Club visit to Tiny Owl

Read a wonderful blog post by Fiona Barker, founder of the Picture Book Club, about her recent visit to Tiny Owl!   In October, Picture Book Club was lucky enough to have a visit from innovative children’s book publisher, Tiny Owl. We met in Waterstones in Reading and the cake, baked by Kate Poels, is still spoken of in hushed reverent tones. The meeting was a fantastic opportunity to hear from Tiny Owl themselves about…


Thank you… to all 300 of you!

A phenomenal number of submissions to Hope in a Scary World was amazing!   We just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who responded to our call for submissions on the theme of finding hope in a scary world. We received a phenomenal number of submissions, every one of which is being read (which is why it’s all been quiet about them for a little while). Responses to our call totalled over 300,…