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An endearing tale of parental love!

A Bird Like Himself Author/illustrator: Anahita Teymorian Age: 2+ Key stage: 0 A Bird Like Himself is now out in paperback! Published in hardback in 2015, it was praised by Outside In World as ‘a heart-warming story about the value of feeling loved and finding and celebrating your gifts and individualities’, and ‘a charming tale of parental love and growing up’ by Creative Steps magazine. It’s a perfect book for exploring these themes with young children.…


A book of acceptance, difference and the pursuit of dreams!

Read a wonderful review of The Jackal Who Thought He Was A Peacock by educational consultant Laura Davies for Outside in World: The Jackal Who Thought He Was a Peacock  Author: Based on a tale by Rumi, retold by Fereshteh Sarlak Illustrator: Firoozeh Golmohammadi Translator: Azita Rassi ISBN: 9781910328132 Reading age: 6 – 8 (and 9 – 11 as a stimulus for philosophical enquiry) Based on a traditional fable by Rumi, a 13th century Persian…


Batteries not included!

Does your child choose gadgets over a humble book?!   By Alice Ahearn* It’s amazing what you can learn from a bit of people-watching. My mother’s favourite example is from a doctor’s waiting room, where she happened to see a small boy sitting on the floor with a comic spread out in front of him. Reaching a panel he wanted to look at more closely, he didn’t pick up the comic and raise it closer…