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Diversity Now! Librarians are key to making diverse books accessible!

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, Savita Kalhan and Jion Sheibani. This week we interviewed author Alan Durant, former librarian Anne Thompson and independent bookseller Tamsin Rosewell. First we heard…

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The Parrot and the Merchant shows the importance of feelings

Buy The Parrot and the Merchant Indian book blogger Metro Reader wrote a fab review of The Parrot and the Merchant, which is published in India by Puffin. Read it below! I received the book the Parrot and the Merchant by Marjan Vafaian as a review copy from the publisher, Puffin and am thankful to them for the same. The book is an ancient fable by Rumi, retold for the modern reader with exquisitely patterned illustrations by acclaimed…

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How do you become a great author?

Watch Elizabeth Laird give her three pieces of advice for aspiring authors   Buy Grobblechops   We were lucky enough to have author Elizabeth Laird in the office for a quick interview! Elizabeth is the fab author of Grobblechops, the fourth book in our Tales by Rumi series. We spoke to her about her many travels around the world and her experience of living in different countries including Iraq, Lebanon and India. She said “everywhere…

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The Southbank Centre picks The Drum as a top school holiday read!

Buy The Drum The Southbank Centre have chosen The Drum as one of their top choices of seven great children’s books to enjoy during the Easter school holidays. Read the fab review below! If there’s one thing you can rely on, it’s that April’s weather will be unreliable. Sunny one minute, snowing the next, and that’s just a single afternoon. So if you do find yourself stuck indoors in the Easter holidays, how can you…

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Dare is beautifully illustrated, diverse and empowering! – Red Reading Hub

Buy Dare Jill Bennett for Red Reading Hub wrote a stellar review of our inspiring poetry book Dare! Read it below! Here’s a little book that cries out to be shared with little ones wherever they are. It’s a powerful exhortation to be the very best person you can possibly be. We see examples of young children who dare to dream big and aspire, to trust and inspire, to do what’s not been done before;…

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