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The Little Black Fish

An intrepid tale of daring to be different

  The Little Black Fish Author: Samad Behrangi Illustrator: Farshid Mesghali Ages 7+ Key stage 2 The Little Black Fish is now available in paperback! Iran’s most famous picture book for children received a string of awards, including the Hans Christian Anderson Award, after it was first published in 1968. It’s been translated into dozens of languages, but in 2015, Tiny Owl were the first to publish the story in English complete with its original…

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Make any story MINE!

By Pippa Goodhart* I’ve just had the lovely experience of doing a storytelling session at the Petfringe festival in West Sussex.  I was sharing two Tiny Owl stories, The Clever Mouse and A Bottle of Happiness, with a small group of children, and their intent faces as they listened were a joy.  Because they were reacting so much to the stories events and emotions, it encouraged me to ‘up’ the expressiveness with which I read,…

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Elizabeth Laird: We need to be educated in how to use wordless picture books

Wordless picture books are becoming more popular with people of all ages. Why do you think this is? Recently we had a wonderful time meeting with Elizabeth Laird, author of countless novels for children and adults as well as a keen collector of folk tales. We interviewed her on what she thought about wordless picture books, and she had some lovely ideas! You can find the video and transcript below. One of the delightful things about modern children’s…

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Alive Again: a thought-provoking book

Read a wonderful review of Alive Again by Margaret Pemberton for Armadillo Magazine:    This simple but very effective book follows a young boy’s thoughts as he contemplates the cycle of nature and whether words die.  The thoughts are about simple things such as ‘blossom’, ‘wheat’ and ‘journey’, but they start the reader thinking about the meaning of words and about how personal experience can affect our understanding. This is a charming and thought-provoking book which…

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Video: Tiny Owl and Pippa Goodhart at Greenwich Book Festival 2017

Tiny Owl joined the fun at Greenwich Book Festival 2017, in the majestic setting of the Royal Observatory, for an event with the author of A Bottle of Happiness, Pippa Goodhart! Pippa read her book to a packed room full of children and parents. The children then suggested what they might put in a bottle of happiness, and made their own to take home! Here you can see a film of this wonderful event. See…

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