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A new campaign to celebrate the importance and beauty of wordless picture books

This month at Tiny Owl, we’re launching a campaign to celebrate the importance and beauty of wordless picture books. We want to investigate some intriguing questions – why are wordless picture books important? Do they fill a gap that books with words can’t fill? Are their messages more universal? Do they aid literacy? Or is it just that they’re so beautiful to look at? We contacted experts in all kinds of areas of the book…

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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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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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A wonderful visit to The Merlin School, Putney

By: Alice Ahearn* I was very excited to be invited to The Merlin School to read some of Tiny Owl’s stories to children! On Tuesday 9 May, I visited four reception classes during their morning lessons to read two Tiny Owl titles: A Bird Like Himself and The Elephant’s Umbrella. I picked these stories because they’re full of the joys of sharing and helping each other, which children are just learning for themselves at this age. Each class was a joy…

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