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Teacher Kiran Sunray reads The Little Black Fish!

Buy The Little Black Fish  As part of our Fly with Tiny Owl series, we’ve gathered a range of read along and how-to videos from our fabulous authors and illustrators so that you can keep those little ones entertained. With school, library, and bookshop closures, and the inevitable challenges facing the whole community over the next few months, we want to make it as easy as possible for families stuck at home. Let’s share the…


School Library Journal celebrates The Little Black Fish

School Library Journal explores the rise in Iranian children’s books Buy The Little Black Fish  The wonderful School Library Journal have featured The Little Black Fish as part of a very interesting blog celebrating Iranian children’s books! Read what Elizabeth Bird had to say below. To begin, let’s start with a book that has been reprinted here in the States. Samad Behrangi’s The Little Black Fish was illustrated by Hans Christian Andersen Award winner Farshid Mesghali and was initially published…


Five stars for The Little Black Fish from senior lecturer Mathew Tobin!

The Little Black Fish is brimming with hope! Buy The Little Black Fish  We love senior lecturer, Mathew Tobin’s five star Amazon review of The Little Black Fish! It’s always wonderful to read reviews on different platforms! Last year we celebrated 50 years of this classic children’s story, and even now it still carries important messages about life and bravery that everyone can learn from. Read his review below!   First published in 1968 and read…

The Little Black Fish

The Little Black Fish should be a classic worldwide! – School Library Journal

Buy The Little Black Fish School Library Journal have featured The Little Black Fish in their list of the best translated books of 2019! After swimming from Iran to the UK, it came out in the US and Canada this year. Find out what they said below! The shelves of your average everyday American children’s room are not fair overflowing with Iranian picture book imports. After reading The Little Black Fish, I think maybe they should…


Tiny Owl books featured in the School Library Journal

Buy The Parrot and the Merchant Elizabeth Bird for The School Library Journal reviewed The Parrot and the Merchant and The Little Black Fish for their special feature on children’s books from Iranian creators! If you are a fan of international children’s literature, finding books from specific countries, or from creators that are from those countries, can be a trial. Happily, we have the internet. A hodgepodge of information, true, but once in a great…