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How a play therapist used When I Coloured in the World

Buy When I Coloured in the World It’s Children’s Mental Health Week, and we’re thinking about the ways we can help children to be mindful, fight stress and live happier lives. When I Coloured in the World is a beautiful, contemporary poem that encourages children to change the world around them with colour. Play therapist Amanda Seyderhelm uses this book in her practice to help young children work through their problems. We interviewed her to find out…

The Little Black Fish

CLPE loves Iranian classic The Little Black Fish

Buy The Little Black Fish CLPE wrote a fantastic review of The Little Black Fish for World Book Day 2015! Read it below! On World Book Day, it’s good to be able to feature a picture book from a new publishing house that plans to make more international children’s literature available in the UK. They are beginning with some eye-catching books from Iran, both classic and contemporary. The Little Black Fish dares to defy his mother…


Adults and little ones will relish Grobblechops! – Jill Bennett

Buy Grobblechops Educational consultant Jill Bennett wrote a fab review of Grobblechops for her blog Red Reading Hub! Read it below! Many young children imagine monsters under the bed and sometimes use their fear of same as a tactic to delay bedtime. In this story based on a Rumi tale it appears that young Amir is genuinely scared in case there’s something lurking in the darkness of his bedroom – a terrible huge-toothed, hungry something…


There’s Room for Everyone longlisted for Derby Children’s Picture Book Award!

Buy There’s Room for Everyone We’re delighted to say that our beautiful picture book There’s Room for Everyone by Anahita Teymorian has been longlisted for the Derby Children’s Picture Book Award! Derby Book Festival have launched the award to celebrate picture books that children can relate to and in which the diversity and challenges of modern life are represented. Nine books have been selected for the shortlist by teachers in Derby. Children in six schools will then read…


Diversity Now! Are you in?

Introducing our campaign for inclusive books In 2018, CLPE (Centre for Literacy in Primary Education) published their report into the representation of BAME characters in children’s books, with some truly damning results. While 32% of school children in the UK are from BAME backgrounds, only 4% of children’s books have any BAME characters. Of these, only 1% had a BAME main character. Children from black, Asian and other minority backgrounds simply aren’t seeing themselves reflected…