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Quill Soup is about the need to belong somewhere! – illustrator Dale Blankenaar

Buy Quill Soup We interviewed Dale Blankenaar, the brilliant illustrator of Quill Soup! He offered some brilliant insights into the process of creating the artwork for this beautiful, colourful book. Based on the traditional ‘stone soup’ fable, Quill Soup is an African retelling about a very hungry porcupine who goes looking for some food. Read the interview below! How did you find the process of illustrating the book? The process of making this book was one…

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Quill Soup is a story for everyone! – author Alan Durant

Buy Quill Soup We interviewed Alan Durant, the fab author of Quill Soup! It was great to hear from him about the inspiration behind this beautiful book. For those who don’t know, can you tell us a little bit about Quill Soup? I was introduced to the story of Quill Soup by a close friend in South Africa, an illustrator called Sam van Riet. It was her favourite story and she encouraged me to read…

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Hooray! Thinker shortlisted for CLPE Poetry Award!

Buy Thinker: My Puppy Poet and Me Incredible news for everyone’s favourite puppy! Thinker: My Puppy Poet and Me by Eloise Greenfield and Ehsan Abdollahi has been shortlisted for the Centre for Literacy in Primary Poetry Award 2019! The CLiPPA is the only award for poetry for children published in the UK. It celebrates excellence in this important field of literature. Winners will be announced on 3rd July at the award ceremony at the National Theatre. This…

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The Parrot and the Merchant appeals to the child in every adult!

Buy The Parrot and the Merchant Indian book blog Fabric of Life wrote a fab review of The Parrot and the Merchant! Read it below! A short and lovely read, The Parrot and the Merchant is based on a fable by Rumi, a thirteenth century philosopher. An interesting and enchanting one, this fable along with exploring relationships and pain as well as reluctance to let go off something close to the heart, also looks into a…

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Dare is truly a picture book for everyone! – Laura Baxter

Buy Dare Fab teacher Laura Baxter wrote a review of our new book Dare! Read it below! Tiny Owl Publishing are on a mission to publish ‘picture books for everyone’ and this book meets this criterion. It is a fun but important message that speaks to all – young and old. The delightful rhyming poem dares the reader to engage in life and to be the best they can be. I particularly like the quieter…

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