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Chalk Eagle

Chalk Eagle £10.99 £7.99 UK only PRODUCT INFO Chalk Eagle is a wordless picture book about the power of imagination, bringing to life every child’s dream of soaring into the sky. A young boy living in the heart of a busy city spots an eagle swooping overhead, and dreams of what it would be like to fly away and soar over mountains and rivers. Using a little chalk he draws his own eagle – and…

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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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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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Why wordless picture books?

By Samantha Brown* In 2012 the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) had a mission. A small Italian island called Lampedusa needed a library. But not any kind of library – this one was to be full of wordless books. The aim? To support refugee children arriving on the island and from the local community through the act of shared reading.   A collection of over 100 books was selected by IBBY National…

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