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The Drum is bright and full of movement – John Newman

Buy The Drum Read a wonderful review of The Drum by John Newman, written for The School Librarian, the journal of The School Library Association. They recommend the book for children aged 8 years and younger. Tiny Owl is a developing independent company who began their publishing life bringing to our attention a beautiful range of picture books by Iranian authors and illustrators. They have gone on to widen their list in an exciting and important way by…

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Book Trust loves The Drum

Buy The Drum We are thrilled that The Drum was introduced among the books that Book Trust loves. Read their review of it: This little but lively book is part of Tiny Owl’s “Children. Music. Life” series, which focuses on musical instruments from around the world, created by award-winning picture book author and artist Ken Wilson-Max. In this book, we meet the drum. The text itself is short and simple. The reader is encouraged to feel the…

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Every child should have the right to play!

Playday 2018 celebrates the importance of play in children’s lives By Simran Divatia Some of my fondest memories come from running around with my friends as a child, imagining wild adventures, solving incredible mysteries and saving the world, and all in time to get home for tea! I have a vivid recollection of being 9 years old, marveling at how a big tree by the river seemed to have grown perfectly to hold onto as we…

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The Drum recommended as guided reading for nurseries!

Buy The Drum The wonderful team at Tales on Moon Lane, together with Senior Lecturer in English & Children’s Lit. Mathew Tobin from Oxford Brookes University, have recommended our picture book The Drum as a guided reading book for children at a nursery level! They believe that ‘choosing the right text is essential for developing reading comprehension. A multi-layered text will provide opportunities for pupils to access it in different ways and for multiple interpretations and reflections.’ We’re…

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The Drum presents a lively celebration of how music unites people

Buy The Drum We are thrilled that The Drum got introduced as Perfect Picture Book for PPBF. Read this wonderful review by Patricia Nozell for Wander, Ponder, Write weblog: The moon and stars aligned last Saturday, and I was in London for the launch of today’s Perfect Picture Book. What fun to check out New Beacon Books, a north London bookstore that has specialized in African and Caribbean literature since 1966, and participate in the lively book launch,…

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