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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.…

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When I Coloured in the World inspires readers to think about the power of their creativity – Big Books For Little Hands

Imagine a world in which we can use colour to transform reality! Buy When I Coloured in the World We’re delighted with this wonderful review of When I Coloured in the World from Big Books For Little Hands over on Instagram!   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Big Books For Little Hands (@bblhands) Recommended as a top book during lockdown – The Guardian This book was among the best children’s books…

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A Bottle of Happiness sings with joy from start to finish! – The Values Bookshelf

Children can explore the value of community with A Bottle of Happiness Buy A Bottle of Happiness We’re delighted with this wonderful review of A Bottle of Happiness from Imogen over on The Values Bookshelf blog. Have a read below. Values: Joy, Friendship, Equality and Community… This is a fable which is all about valuing happiness over material goods and, as the name suggests, sings with joy from start to finish! In this story, there are…

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When I Coloured in the World is one of the best books I have used at school – Teacher Lisa McDermott

Soak up some much-needed positivity with When I Coloured in the World! Buy When I Coloured in the World Fantastic teacher, Lisa McDermott, was kind enough to share her experiences of using When I Coloured in the World as part of an inspiring whole school project recently. We were blown away by the wonderful, colourful words of positivity that now line High Hesket CE Primary School’s corridors, along with some beautiful, thoughtfully written poems from Lisa…

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The Secret of the Tattered Shoes is recommended as a reimagined fairy tale for the modern reader!

A truly magical retelling! Buy The Secret of the Tattered Shoes We’re delighted that Jo Cummins from Library Girl & Book Boy has featured The Secret of the Tattered Shoes as part of their recommendations for collections of reimagined fairy tales for a more modern era! Read what Jo had to say below. This is a truly magical re-telling of the Brothers Grimm’s ‘The Twelve Dancing Princesses.’ Retold by Jackie Morris with strikingly intricate illustrations…

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