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The artistic techniques create a unique reading experience – Books for Keeps

Elements of visual representation includes consideration of diversity  Buy The Secret of the Tattered Shoes Buy Under the Great Plum Tree In their latest feature in Books for Keeps, Darren Chetty and Karen Sands-O’Connor examine the representation of black, Asian and minority ethnic voices in children’s books nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal, including Ehsan Abdollahi’s emotive illustrations in The Secret of the Tattered Shoes, and Reza Dalvand’s highly intricate illustrations in Under the Great Plum Tree.…


In Paris Cat we see a character with a strong sense of her own individuality – Mary Roche

Experience a humorous and very different kind of cat story with Paris Cat! Buy Paris Cat   We’re delighted that the wonderful scholar, author, and educational consultant, Mary Roche, has kindly shared her delightful review of Paris Cat with us! Read Mary’s thoughts below. Before I saw the notes at the end of the book, the flamboyant cat displayed on the cover image immediately brought Josephine Baker to mind. Then the opening endpapers display a…