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Three Tiny Owl authors are nominated for Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2021!

Woohoo! There Tiny Owl illustrators are nominated! Buy Cinderella of the Nile Buy The Drum & The Flute Buy Alive Again The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award is the largest and most prestigious award for children’s and young adult literature in the world. It ‘rewards artistic activity of the very highest quality’, and gives recognition to literature from anywhere in the world that continues the author Astrid Lindgren’s lifelong campaign to promote peace, democracy and cooperation.…

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Books help children prepare for returning to school!

Back to school is a fun new adventure! By Simran Divatia It’s almost that time again! September is right around the corner, and either little ones are preparing to go to school, or they’re already there! I remember how excited I would get at the end of the summer, when it was time to go back to school. My bag would be all set, filled with colourful stationary in a pretty pencil case, and best…

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Back to school is a fun new adventure!

Books can help children prepare for returning to school! By Simran Divatia It’s almost that time again! September is right around the corner, and either little ones are preparing to go to school, or they’re already there! I remember how excited I would get at the end of the summer, when it was time to go back to school. My bag would be all set, filled with colourful stationary in a pretty pencil case, and…

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Smallest act of kindness can set a friendship in motion

Happy World Friendship Day!  By Simran Divatia I remember when I first met my best friend, I knew her just as well as any of my other co-workers. This all changed when one day,  out of the blue, she handed me a cup of my favourite coffee. It was a little moment of random kindness that I had never expected or asked for, but she did it all the same. The next time we had…

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A story that inspires discussion and debate

Buy The Orange House   Read a wonderful review of The Orange House by Chitra Soundar for An Awfully Big Blog adventure: When I first came across The Orange House, it struck a chord in me. I live in a regenerated part of London and often walk the streets, looking for old houses or plaques that tell me what stood there years ago. I also lived in Singapore where many of the old neighbourhoods were converted…

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