Tag Archives: Tiny Owl Books

Pick of the New Picture Books

September saw saw a surge in the publication of new books for children and I am still working my way through a wonderful variety of fiction and non-fiction titles. Picture books sometimes blur the boundaries between story and information or … Continue reading

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Gloria’s Porridge by Elizabeth Laird illustrated by Toby Newsome

Gloria’s Porridge is inspired by a traditional Ethiopian folk tale which Elizabeth Laird heard during her travels in that country several years ago. The story is brought to life for children with humour and Toby Newsome’s eye catching, distinctive illustrations … Continue reading

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Inspiring Picture Books

Picture books can make a difference. Not only for our youngest readers but for all age groups and all types. They can offer humour, entertainment and pleasure but also comfort, encouragement, information and inspiration. Over recent weeks I have read … Continue reading

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Unlocked: Stories of Hope from Tiny Owl Artists in Lockdown

Unlocked is a beautiful picture book so full of hope and kindness. A reflection on the last year that notices the best of it, the nurturing of people and of things. It is simply perfect for now and for sharing … Continue reading

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Where’s Baby Elephant by Ali Khodai

This is a delightful, attractive and interactive book introducing the animal kingdom to young children and would be a lovely gift. From the eye catching cover to the happy resolution on the final page this lovely book has been a … Continue reading

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Last: the Story of a White Rhino by Nicola Davies

Inspired by the true story of Sudan, the last male Northern White Rhino, this powerful picture book will inspire children to think about global conservation and how we can help preserve endangered animals. Award winning author Nicola Davies has written … Continue reading

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Celebrating Picture Books – my favourites of 2020 so far

As we reach the halfway point of the year I have been prompted to look back at the books I have read and enjoyed over the last six months. As the year began I was savouring a beautiful illustrated book, … Continue reading

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