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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’s 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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The power of kindness and love shine through in Cinderella of the Nile

Cinderella of the Nile was picked for Perfect Picture Book Friday Buy Cinderella of the Nile  It was so wonderful to see Cinderella of the Nile included as a Perfect Picture Book Friday (PPBF) by Patricia Nozell in Wander, Ponder, Write. Read the lovely review here: Title: Cinderella of the Nile  Written by: Beverley Naidoo Illustrated by: Marjan Vafaeian Publisher/date: Tiny Owl Publishing/2018 Suitable for ages: 4-8 or older Themes/Topics: fairy tale; #ReadYourWorld; #OneStoryManyVoices; kindness; love Opening: Long, long ago…

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Tiny Owl books picked as best diverse children’s books – The Evening Standard

Buy The Drum Buy Cinderella of the Nile  Buy Thinker: My Puppy Poet and Me The Evening Standard featured three of our books as some of the best children’s books which celebrate diversity. They also spoke to our publisher Delaram Ghanimifard to get her thoughts on diverse and inclusive children’s books! Find out what they said below! We all remember fondly the books we used to read as children, with characters from Snow White to Jack and the…

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The Parrot and the Merchant is rich and haunting – Letterbox Library

Buy The Parrot and the Merchant We are so glad to see that Letterbox Library enjoyed The Parrot and the Merchant! Written by Ali Seidabadi with enchanting illustrations by Marjan Vafaeian, this beautiful story is part of our Tales by Rumi series. It was chosen for the 2018 Read For Empathy Collection, a selection of books that help children boost their empathy skills! Letterbox Library celebrates diverse and inclusive children’s books. Read their fab review below! A…

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Cinderella of the Nile transports us to another world!

Buy Cinderella of the Nile Read a wonderful review of Cinderella of the Nile, awarding it 4 stars, by Ferelith Hordon for Books for Keeps! The Cinderella story can be found all around the world, often appearing in surprising places. Here Beverley Naidoo looks to Egypt, adapting a story told by Herodotus and bringing in familiar fairytale elements – a bird that is instrumental in bringing “Cinderella” and her prince together, three sisters, not ugly but jealous. This…

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