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Blogs

  • Mar
    24
    2021

Save on postage: click and collect

Save on postage: click and collect

Just as we climb out of lockdown we've sorted out Click and Collect on our website. ...

By Judy Skidmore
  • Mar
    24
    2021

Ammama, my role model.

Ammama, my role model.

Ammama was my best friend. I can’t remember why really, I don’t remember what we talked about. I just wanted to be with her and she wanted to be with me. ...

By Sheju Adiiyatiparambil John
  • Feb
    19
    2021

Diverse books are for everyone.

Diverse books are for everyone.

A good thing happened recently: Rita, who's 4 years old, said she wanted "hair and clothes like Mira". ...

By Judy Skidmore
  • Feb
    01
    2021

Storytime with Nigel Clarke from Cbeebies

Storytime with Nigel Clarke from Cbeebies

Nigel Clarke from Cbeebies is reading Eve's New Brother tomorrow, Tuesday 2nd February, at 10.40!! ...

By Judy Skidmore
  • Dec
    11
    2020

Big hair, don't care

Big hair, don't care

I’ve got big hair. It’s curly and black. And big. People say, “Are you Richard Ayoade?” They say, “WOW, can I touch it?” Once someone said, “This is a big client meeting, do you think you should cut your hair?” ...

By Sheju Adiiyatiparambil John
  • Nov
    27
    2020

Janet serves up. Independent reading and the hidden prejudice within much-loved classics

Janet serves up. Independent reading and the hidden prejudice within much-loved classics

“Horrid woman!” Says my friend’s child. Bit unnecessary. And where did he learn this aggressive phrase? ...

By Judy Skidmore
  • 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

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