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Sarah van Dongen’s illustrations for her wonderfully warm-hearted story are a joy to contemplate – Red Reading Hub

Full of rich pattern and detail Buy The Neighbourhood Surprise We’re delighted with this brilliant review of The Neighbourhood Surprise from Jill Bennett on Red Reading Hub! Have a read below. Redbird Road, where both Koya and Mrs Fig live, appears to have a strong community feel, with Koya and her friends, Hassan and Alex often visiting their elderly neighbour, and friend, Mrs Fig. She enjoys telling them stories of days gone by, creating costumes…

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Dare is a great book to explore critical thinking and anti racism – Mamma Filz

Open up a conversation with Dare! Buy Dare We’re delighted that Mamma Filz has included Dare in her recommendations of books that explore leadership, critical thinking and anti racism! Have a read below.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Filza (@mamma_filz) Dare is a rhythmic provocation to dreaming and daring – Publishers Weekly  Dare featured in Children’s Books Ireland reading guide! Bologna Book Fair selects Dare as an excellent international book! Read a review:…

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Great resources for teaching diverse literature

The blog Read Teach Learn Think, run by Matthew Courtney, has published a great list of resources for teaching diverse literature. They included Tiny Owl as one of their go-to sites for teachers looking to diversify their class’ reading. Have a look at his recommendations! The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education recently published their #ReflectingRealities report which highlighted that only 1% of the children’s books published in the UK in 2017 featured a BAME main character.…

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Twit Twoo! Joining the debate on diversity

Welcome to the newest episode of our weekly video series Twit Twoo! New research by the Guardian shows that the top selling children’s books overwhelmingly exclude female and BAME characters. If you’ve been reading the news or social media this week, you’ve probably seen this fantastic article from Donna Ferguson, which tackles the shocking lack of diversity in bestselling children’s books. As a publisher of diverse and inclusive children’s books, who have been working to…

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Diversity Now! The publishing industry “needs to be braver”!

Our campaign to promote visibility for diverse and inclusive books has got off to a flying start! Thank you to everyone who has already shown their support! To kick off the campaign, we interviewed fantastic children’s author Elizabeth Laird and great illustrator Jion Sheibani! We asked: “32% of school children are BAME, but according to Reflecting Realities survey only 1% of the children’s books published in the UK in 2017 had a BAME main character. There…

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