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A reassuring tale about the philosophical nature of language and being

Read a wonderful review of Alive Again by Book Trust:   A young boy asks his father what happens to the word ‘blossom’ when the blossom is blown from the trees. Does the word die, along with the blossom? What about rain, wheat or a journey? If these things disappear, do the words disappear too?   This unusual tale can be enjoyed on many levels. It subtly reassures children that although some things can no…

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Happy Father’s Day!

By Samantha Brown* When I was about six, I remember I couldn’t think of a good Father’s Day gift to give my dad. Nothing seemed good enough until I remembered one of my favourite things to do: read. I was constantly reading some sort of book or asking my parents to read one to me. So, for Father’s Day I decided I would create a picture book depicting all of my favourite things I did…

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Picture books: a way for children to better understand stressful situations

How picture books can help to discuss difficult topics. 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 parents of kids…

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New appreciation for multiculturalism

  Greenwich Book Festival Findings!   By Laura Hagerty*   What’s in a book? Worlds of wonder, fantasy and discovery are found between the covers of books. Discovery leads to new experiences that develop an understanding of new thoughts and ideas that may previously have been foreign.   During the last weekend in May, the Greenwich Book Festival held its third annual writers and readers event on the beautiful, historic grounds of the Old Royal…

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A knock knock joke!

Wonderful events at Greenwich Book Festival Picture this: a beautiful blue-sky day, the river lazily taking boats of tourists up and down the Thames and a grassy yard filled with children playing and adults reading in the sunshine. This was the scene last Saturday 27 May at the Greenwich Book Festival, where Tiny Owl hosted two children’s workshops. During the first, Alia Alzougbi performed two Tiny Owl titles, The Parrot and the Merchant and The Jackal…

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