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TWO Tiny Owl titles nominated for UK’s most prestigious children’s book award!

Superb news: two Tiny Owl titles have been nominated for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal! A Bottle of Happiness and The Elephant’s Umbrella join 114 other titles nominated for one of the oldest and most prestigious children’s book awards in the UK. The CILIP Kate Greenaway medal is awarded to a book for children or young people judged to be outstanding for its illustrations. The award criteria state: ‘The whole work should provide pleasure from…

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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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The story of A Bottle of Happiness came true!

Read a wonderful blog by author Pippa Goodhart commemorating her event at Edinburgh Book Festival with illustrator Ehsan Abdollahi. In my story of A Bottle of Happiness, a child, Pim, visits a new place. The people in the new place deny Pim a taste of their nice fruits because they assume that Pim is going to take from them and give nothing back. Pim then brings them a bottle that seems to be empty, but…

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A Bottle of Happiness longlisted for 2018 UKLA Book Awards!

Superb news: A Bottle of Happiness has been longlisted for the 2018 UKLA Book Awards! Featured on a longlist of just 23, Pippa Goodhart and Ehsan Abdollahi’s gorgeous picture book was selected from among over 360 entries. The shortlist will be announced in March 2018. These prestigious annual awards by the UK Literary Association honour ‘high quality illustration’ and ‘writing which offers language rich in layered meanings, imaginative expression and exciting vocabulary’. They’re the only…

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We laughed and made colours laugh!

Ehsan Abdollahi’s poetry commemorates his UK visit Ehsan Abdollahi has written a poem to commemorate his first ever visit to the UK! Edinburgh Book Festival is now over, and the illustrator of When I Coloured In the World and A Bottle of Happiness has returned to Iran, but he writes of all his happy memories of his events in both London and Edinburgh. This beautiful poem has been translated from Farsi by Azita Rassi.  …

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