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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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Tiny Owl is off to the Hay Festival!

Hay Festival: a magical melting pot of international ideas! The Hay Festival in Hay-on-Wye, Wales, is the biggest event of the international literary calendar. At the edge of the Brecon Beacons, it’s a magical melting pot of ideas from all over the world, attended by writers and artists, thinkers and scholars, performers and publishers… including Tiny Owl! We will be holding three events at the festival on 2 June: From 11.30 – 12.30pm, Pippa Goodhart,…

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Tiny Owl books bring us closer together as human beings

We are thrilled to see this blog (below) from amazing children’s librarians in Porirua, New Zealand and all the great work they have done to show books from around the world to their members. We love all the bottles of happiness drawn by children in these photos.Well done all of you!   The past school holidays saw Porirua Libraries Read Around the World, with the help of our previously featured guest Gillian Candler (see last month’s entry) representing…

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Bring out an artistic side in children

Read a wonderful review of A Bottle of Happiness by Marzena Currie for The School Library Association journal, vol. 65 no.1 Spring 2017.    When Pim sets off to see what’s on the other side of the mountain, he’s amazed at the level of wealth of the town he visits, and yet he notices that there is something he can give to the rich neighbours. It’s something his own poor town seems to have plenty…

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