Children’s Books about Refugees

Refugee Week happens every year around World Refugee Day on the 20th of June. Starting in 1998 in response to negative attitudes towards refugees in the media, Refugee Week aims to educate, build better understanding within communities and celebrate the lives and achievements of refugees through arts, cultural and educational events. My Name is not... Continue Reading →

My Grandma and Me by Mina Javaherbin and Lindsey Yankey

My Grandma and Me by Mina Javaherbin, illustrated by Lindsey Yankey and published by Walker Books is a beautiful, autobiographical story of a little girl's memories with her grandmother. Mina grew up in Iran with her Grandma as her constant companion. Wherever her Grandma went and whatever she was doing Mina was there with her; collecting the bread in the morning,... Continue Reading →

Julian is a Mermaid by Jessica Love

Julian Is a Mermaid by Jessica Love, published by Walker Books, is the most refreshing and uplifting picture book that we have read for a long time, it's no wonder it has recently been nominated for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize. Julian is out with his Nana when a group of majestic mermaids board the same train... Continue Reading →

Touring Picture Book Club – All Are Welcome and Lego Braille Activity

Welcome to the latest Touring Picture Book Club which this month features a fantastic book celebrating diversity: All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold, illustrated by Suzanne Kaufman and published by Bloomsbury. This book follows a day in the life of a group of children at a school where diversity is both welcomed and celebrated. Children from all races, religions, abilities... Continue Reading →

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