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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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Join us for innovative storytelling at Greenwich Book Festival

Tiny Owl has a surprise in store: a storytelling performance using the ancient Persian art of pardekhani! Storyteller Alia Alzougbi will be performing Tiny Owl’s The Parrot and the Merchant in an event at Greenwich Book Festival on 27 May. At the centre of the event will be a beautiful canvas decorated with Marjan Vafaian’s stunning illustrations – the way Rumi’s 13th-century fable would originally have been performed. Read this blog to see the timetable of our events at…

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Such a clever, beautifully crafted book!

Read a wonderful review of A Bird Like Himself by Mirrors windows doors: When an eclectic collection of animals come across an egg, they swiftly also find themselves cast in the role of parents.  What they lack in bird-ness, they make up for with love and dedication. As Bird grows, he benefits from the diverse breadth of experience that the different animals bring to their parenting. Play might be swinging from the curve of the…

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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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