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‘Share Alive Again with your students to inspire curiosity!’

‘Share Alive Again with your students to inspire curiosity!’ Buy Alive Again   Alive Again is a poetic journey that teaches your students about the beauty of the circle of life. Read a glowing review below!   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Kirsten ūüá¨ūüáß | Picture Books (@childrenslibrarylady) A¬†review¬†by Book Trust: A reassuring tale about the philosophical nature of language and being A¬†review¬†by Armadillo Magazine: a thought-provoking book A¬†review¬†by Patricia…

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Picture books: a way for children to better understand stressful situations

How picture books can help to discuss difficult topics Buy¬†Alive Again¬†(hardback,¬†Paperback)   By Samantha Brown When one of my friends, Katie, was five years old, her dad suddenly died. Not really sure how to explain it to her young daughter, Katie‚Äôs mom turned to a picture book. This book introduced Katie to the topic of death and helped her find a way to cope with her sudden loss. Her mom shared the book with other…

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Alive Again opens the door to understanding loss in any form

By¬†Lindsey Jones* Just last year after my second year of college, I lost my mother to stage four pancreatic cancer.¬† There were so many initial thoughts that went through my mind regarding the situation, many of them being experiences I would never have with her or that she would never be able to see.¬† I could no longer have¬†Downton Abbey¬†or¬†Sherlock¬†marathons with her over Cadbury Eggs and English Breakfast Tea.¬† I no longer had my best…

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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‚Äôs thoughts as he contemplates the cycle of nature and whether words die.¬† The thoughts are about simple things such as ‚Äėblossom‚Äô, ‚Äėwheat‚Äô and ‚Äėjourney‚Äô, 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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Being up in the air and dancing!

Tiny Owl is in the middle of a busy summer of events at book festivals up and down the country. At the Greenwich Book Festival and the Hay International Festival, Alia Alzougbi‚Äôs storytelling sessions brought two of our titles to life:¬†The Jackal Who Thought He Was A Peacock¬†and¬†The Parrot and the Merchant. In this special blog post written for Tiny Owl, she shares some of her thoughts about these events.   There lies a challenge…

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