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Elizabeth Laird: We need to be educated in how to use wordless picture books

Wordless picture books are becoming more popular with people of all ages. Why do you think this is? Recently we had a wonderful time meeting with Elizabeth Laird, author of countless novels for children and adults as well as a keen collector of folk tales. We interviewed her on what she thought about wordless picture books, and she had some lovely ideas! You can find the video and transcript below. One of the delightful things about modern children’s…

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Alive Again: a thought-provoking book

Read a wonderful review of Alive Again by Margaret Pemberton for Armadillo Magazine:    This simple but very effective book follows a young boy’s thoughts as he contemplates the cycle of nature and whether words die.  The thoughts are about simple things such as ‘blossom’, ‘wheat’ and ‘journey’, but they start the reader thinking about the meaning of words and about how personal experience can affect our understanding. This is a charming and thought-provoking book which…

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Video: Tiny Owl and Pippa Goodhart at Greenwich Book Festival 2017

Tiny Owl joined the fun at Greenwich Book Festival 2017, in the majestic setting of the Royal Observatory, for an event with the author of A Bottle of Happiness, Pippa Goodhart! Pippa read her book to a packed room full of children and parents. The children then suggested what they might put in a bottle of happiness, and made their own to take home! Here you can see a film of this wonderful event. See…

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Featured in Chicken Newspaper: When I Coloured in the World

Tiny Owl is pleased to be featured within the pages of Chicken! Newspaper. It is an innovative resource offering realistic views on current events for children. The cover of Issue 8 is an illustration from one of Tiny Owl’s publications. When I Coloured in the World is a perfect fit for this edition of Chicken! as the book’s theme of how positivity can change the world is reflected throughout this issue. Issue 8 focuses on Earth,…

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Being up in the air and dancing!

Tiny Owl is in the middle of a busy summer of events at book festivals up and down the country. At the Greenwich Book Festival and the Hay International Festival, Alia Alzougbi’s storytelling sessions brought two of our titles to life: The Jackal Who Thought He Was A Peacock and The Parrot and the Merchant. In this special blog post written for Tiny Owl, she shares some of her thoughts about these events.   There lies a challenge…

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