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Tiny Owl books bring us closer together as human beings

We are thrilled to see this blog (below) from amazing children’s librarians in Porirua, New Zealand and all the great work they have done to show books from around the world to their members. We love all the bottles of happiness drawn by children in these photos.Well done all of you!   The past school holidays saw Porirua Libraries Read Around the World, with the help of our previously featured guest Gillian Candler (see last month’s entry) representing…


How to draw a rooster!

Happy Chinese New Year! It’s a very special time of year for friends and families to come together and celebrate. A festival for the eyes, stomach and heart! In honour of the Year of the Rooster, Ehsan Abdollahi, illustrator of A Bottle of Happiness and When I Coloured in the World has created a very special vlog showing us how to illustrate a rooster. Young or old, this illustration is easy for everyone to do – all you need is some…

The Little Black Fish

We March…We Read!

By Sophie Hallam* Love Trumps Hate! Standing in the crowd on Duke Street, with cheers of protest spreading like a Mexican wave, it was a real buzz to join thousands upon thousands of protesters at the Women’s March in Central London last Saturday. Many of us have watched in horror to see Trump take the central stage in America and it felt good to have a chance to stand as one to speak against Trump’s…


A fantastic piece of work by North Ormesby Primary Academy!

Congratulations to the children at North Ormesby Primary Academy! Last week, we were delighted to hear that Year 5 and 6 children had been inspired by our best-selling title When I Coloured in the World by Ahmadreza Ahmadi. They had shared their amazing art display on Twitter so we got in touch to find out more about it. Craig Nicholson (Vice Principal) tells us more: We came across the book back in October, through social media, and posted a link to…


When I Coloured in the World

When I Coloured in the World UK only £11.99 (hardback) OUT OF STOCK   £7.99 (paperback) PRODUCT INFO When I Coloured in the World is a simple yet profound poem about changing the world by the award-winning Iranian poet Ahmadreza Ahmadi. A child uses crayons to colour and change the world, rubbing out the bad things and replacing them with good. Boredom gives way to play, crying to laughter, war to peace and darkness to light.…