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Video: learn to trust that the things we love will come Alive Again

Have you ever walked past a tree as the leaves were falling from it, and wondered how they could ever come back? Or has a child asked for reassurance that they will? Ahmadreza Ahmadi can suggest some answers. Below you can watch the introductory video for Alive Again! When the blossom disappears, a little boy wonders, will it ever return? And when the rains stop, have they gone forever? This is a story about understanding…

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A wonderful book to share with children in the “why” phase

Read a wonderful review of Alive Again, chosen as a ‘Perfect Picture Book Friday’ feature on Patricia Nozell’s blog Wander, Ponder, Write: Yesterday was National Poetry Day in the UK. What better time to celebrate a picture book by a noted Iranian poet and picture book author that was published in the UK! Title: Alive Again Written By: Ahmadreza Ahmadi Illustrated By: Nahid Kazemi Publisher/date: Tiny Owl Publishing, Ltd/2015 (first published in Persian, Salis Publisher, Tehran, Iran/2013)…

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Jackie Morris recommends Tiny Owl books for refugees

When we think of helping refugees, often the first things to come to mind are the basic essentials: food and shelter, healthcare, clothing. But we should remember too that there are other things that will help someone displaced from their home, far away from everything they know, to turn a survival back into a life. Turning a house into a home can be key to this. What’s one way to do that? With books! Back…

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Celebrate National Poetry Day with Tiny Owl’s poetry books!

Today is National Poetry Day! This year’s celebration of all things verse is on the theme of ‘freedom’, which gives a perfect opportunity to enjoy some of our poetry books! When I Coloured in the World, by Ahmadreza Ahmadi and illustrated by Ehsan Abdollahi, is a beautifully profound poem of hope and change. A child uses crayons and an eraser to replace bad things in the world with good: silver changes drought to rain, pink…

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Video: remember a forgotten time with The Orange House

Did you ever walk past a characterful, quirky old house that was about to be demolished? Did it make you sad to think of the brand new tower block that would replace it? Imagine how the house felt! But that’s not the end of the story, because there are still others who care. Below you can watch the introductory video for The Orange House! The small Orange House stands at the end of the alley,…

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