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More moving animals with Hazel Terry!

Every Other Day with artist Hazel Terry – 27 Visit our bookstore – Order now, pay later 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…

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Wordless picture books broaden our imaginations

Tiny Owl recently launched a campaign to celebrate the importance and beauty of wordless picture books. We wanted 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 industry, from authors and illustrators to booksellers and journalists, as well as teachers and…

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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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My kitties remind me of Will & Nill

By Lauren Sandford* Cats are funny little creatures. Some are energetic, playful and loveable, while others would much rather be left alone to sleep for hours on end, and only ever come around looking for food (the latter is DEFINITELY my fat cat, Toby). When I was growing up, I had two outdoor kitties who were also brothers; the little orange one was named Milo, and the fluffy black one we called Bubba. They loved…

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Bijan and Manije: an epic tale of love

Read a wonderful review of Bijan and Manije by Anne Harding:   Bijan and Manije is a re-telling of a story from Shahnameh (the Book of Kings), a collection of Persian myths and legends from many centuries ago, brought to life for children by Iranian poet and author Ali Seidabadi, and well translated by Azita Rassi. When the Armenians send word to King Khossow of Iran that their territory is over-run by terrifying boars, he offers a…

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