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Dare is a top book to encourage reading for pleasure!

Buy Dare Primary school teacher Rachael Collins has written a fantastic review of Dare for Books for Topics! They chose it as a reading for pleasure recommendation. Read the review below! Book Title: Dare (available here) Author: Lorna Gutierrez Illustrator: Polly Noakes Publisher: Tiny Owl Publication Date: April 2019 Most Suitable for: KS1 Reviewed By: Rachael Collins , Primary Teacher Like many Tiny Owl books, Dare includes inspirational messages and a diverse mix of characters,…

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Inclusive books should be part of everyday reading, not an add-on! – Letterbox Library

Tiny Owl’s campaign for more visibility for diverse books continues! Children from BAME backgrounds aren’t seeing themselves reflected in the books they read. We launched our campaign Diversity Now! to try and change this. So far our campaign has received a fantastic response. We’ve heard from amazing people including Elizabeth Laird, Jackie Morris and Ken-Wilson Max. This week we interviewed Fen Coles, co-director of inclusive bookseller Letterbox Library. Fen runs this amazing initiative with her fellow founder…

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Grobblechops wasn’t hard to write! – Elizabeth Laird

Buy Grobblechops Elizabeth Laird wrote a fantastic blog for educational consultants Just Imagine! She talked about her process for writing and her new book Grobblechops! Read it below! Follow Your Nose and See Where It Takes You…! A Writing Starter from Elizabeth Laird Where does finding a new story come from? Sometimes the beginning is no more than a whisper in my ear, a voice that says, “Oh that looks interesting. I think I’ll explore that.” Usually I…

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The Flute is colourful, lively, and emotional!

An interview with Catell Ronca, illustrator of The Drum and The Flute Buy The Flute Buy The Drum We interviewed the Swiss artist Catell Ronca, who illustrates the series Children. Music. Life. by Ken Wilson-Max. The first book in this four-part series was The Drum, which is now followed by the fab sequel The Flute. Read the fab interview below! How did you interpret the sound of the flute as images? I think of the…

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Cinderella of the Nile shortlisted for the English 4-11 Picture Book Awards!

Buy Cinderella of the Nile We’re delighted that Cinderella of the Nile by Beverley Naidoo and Marjan Vafaeian has been shortlisted for the English 4-11 Picture Book Awards! Established in 1995, the awards are presented by the English Association to the best children’s picture books of the year. Awards are given to Fiction and Non-Fiction in age ranges 4 – 7 years and 7 – 11 years. The winning books are chosen by the editorial board…

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