Blogs

  • Aug
    04
    2020

What have diverse books got to do with dinosaurs?

What have diverse books got to do with dinosaurs?

When we started Parakeet Books two years ago our goal was to save the world while making kids books. We knew straight away we wanted all our books to be diverse and inclusive. ...

By Judy Skidmore
  • Jul
    08
    2020

Symbolism

Symbolism

A flag, a coat of arms, a statue. Passing, every day, the statue of an oppressor, a slave owner, or coloniser on our way to school or work. What do we learn from that? Our kids’ books, what do they show? A boy having an adventure? A bunch of white kids with maybe a couple of lesser characters played by people pf colour? ...

By Judy Skidmore
  • Jul
    08
    2020

What do we want? Diverse books! When do we want them? NOW!

What do we want? Diverse books! When do we want them? NOW!

An instagram friend responded to our post about why the big publishers don’t give us what we want. And what do we want? DIVERSE BOOKS PLEASE. She asked, what can we do to make them change their ways. ...

By Judy Skidmore
  • Jun
    15
    2020

Black Lives Matter and why we're donating to The Black Curriculum

Black Lives Matter and why we're donating to The Black Curriculum

One demonstrator perfectly summed up our feelings on the Black Lives Matter protests: ...

By Sheju Adiyatiparambil John
  • Jun
    15
    2020

Representation: It's not that hard.

Representation: It's not that hard.

I’ve been ruminating on diverse representation in kids TV. How wonderful Cbeebies programmes are. ...

By Sheju Adiyatiparambil John
  • May
    13
    2020

Helping others

Helping others

A rather wonderful thing happened this weekend. Save The Children chose one of our books, Scout’s Bedtime, for their Save Our Stories campaign. DJ Cuppy brought the story to life beautifully ...

By Judy Skidmore
  • Mar
    05
    2020

International Women's day

International Women's day

Hi gang. It’s International Women’s day on Sunday and according to the Trades Union Congress the gender pay gap is 17.3% in favour of men. For the next few days we’re offering a 17.3% discount on our Alice & Judy Adventure books. ...

  • Jul
    16
    2019

Izzy wizzy let’s quizzy!

Izzy wizzy let’s quizzy!

We are ONE! Uno! Ein! Oru! It’s our anniversary. ...

By Judy Skidmore
  • Jul
    12
    2019

“They laugh in the bath, and they brush and they whoosh and they wash and they slosh and they splosh and they splash!”

“They laugh in the bath, and they brush and they whoosh and they wash and they slosh and they splosh and they splash!”

“They laugh in the bath, and they brush and they whoosh and they wash and they slosh and they splosh and they splash!” ...

  • Mar
    29
    2019

Media release: EMBARGO: 00:01 UK time on, 29 March 2019

New kind of children’s book tells tale of a family day out… and an encounter with the Crystal Palace dinosaurs ...

By Judy Skidmore

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