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Immerse your class in the wonder of The Phoenix of Persia – Schools Library Services

Expand your learning with the ‘Shahnameh Box’ Buy The Phoenix of Persia We’re delighted with this wonderful recommendation from librarian Gillian Harris, MBE over on Schools Library Services. Read Gillian’s review below. The Shahnameh is a collection of myths written by the 10th Century Iranian poet, Ferdowsi, and The Phoenix of Persia retold by Sally Pomme Clayton is one of those stories.  It tells the story of newborn Prince Zal, whose father banishes him to the forest because of his…

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When I Coloured in the World recognised for excellence in poetry!

Buy When I Coloured in the World  We are absolutely delighted that When I Coloured in the World has made the 2020 Notables list by the NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children! Read what they had to say below! This poem takes a philosophical look at the world through the eyes of a young child. It explores reality through color as symbols of hope, joy, positivity, and peace. In a quasi-metafictional turn, the young…

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THREE Tiny Owl books make Bank Street’s Best Books List!

THREE Tiny Owl books make Bank Street’s Best Books List! Buy Grobblechops Buy When I Coloured in the World  Buy The Little Black Fish We are delighted to announce that THREE of our books have made the Bank Street Best Books list for 2020! Our brilliant books Grobblechops, When I Coloured in the World, and The Little Black Fish have been featured! Over 600 titles were selected by reviewers for literary quality as well as…

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School Library Journal celebrates The Little Black Fish

School Library Journal explores the rise in Iranian children’s books Buy The Little Black Fish  The wonderful School Library Journal have featured The Little Black Fish as part of a very interesting blog celebrating Iranian children’s books! Read what Elizabeth Bird had to say below. To begin, let’s start with a book that has been reprinted here in the States. Samad Behrangi’s The Little Black Fish was illustrated by Hans Christian Andersen Award winner Farshid Mesghali and was initially published…

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