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  • Sep
    23
    2022

We have sad news

We have sad news

My parents both died this summer. We’re a family business and they were part of Parakeet Books in different ways so we wanted to share this news with you all. ...

By Judy Skidmore
  • Feb
    09
    2022

There's nothing like banning a book to make me want to, you know, read it.

There's nothing like banning a book to make me want to, you know, read it.

Right now in Tennessee, Texas, Florida, Virginia, Pennsylvania books are being removed from libraries and schools. Books by Black authors, books about Black history and books on critical race theory. Books on the Holocaust. Books about LGBTQ people. ...

By Judy Skidmore
  • Feb
    04
    2022

PRESS RELEASE FRIDAY 4 FEBRUARY 2022

PRESS RELEASE FRIDAY 4 FEBRUARY 2022

This LGBT History month Parakeet Books are relaunching their campaign to get more books normalising parents of the same gender into schools. ...

By Sheju Adiiyatiparambil John
  • Jan
    27
    2022

Black books are being banned in America

Black books are being banned in America

Conservative groups across the US are carrying out a campaign to ban books from school libraries, often focused on works that address race, LGBTQ issues or marginalized communities. ...

By Judy Skidmore
  • Nov
    17
    2021

Storytime at the Paxton Centre

Storytime at the Paxton Centre

Parakeet Books Co-founder Judy Skidmore will be reading a couple of our favourite books from the Parakeet library and introducing our new author, Abbi-Jean Reid. Abbi will then read her debut picture book, Ready for an Adventure! There will be dinosaur colouring in pages, some biscuits, and you can buy great coffee and tea from the Paxton centre cafe. Books on sale afterwards if you fancy buying one. ...

By Judy Skidmore
  • Oct
    15
    2021

New book launch!

New book launch!

Ready for an Adventure, by Abbi-Jean Reid and Bhumika Jangid is an absolute joy. With sumptuous imagery and snappy rhymes this book just sings and. ...

By Judy Skidmore
  • May
    27
    2021

Is diversity in children's books really that hard?

Is diversity in children's books really that hard?

Since the Black Lives Matter movement in 2020, it seems like more people are working on diversity… In the children’s publishing industry we hear that everyone is trying. But the results are not happening fast enough. Do mainstream publishers understand what the end goal is? ...

By Abbi-Jean Reid
  • May
    27
    2021

Our newest illustrator... Bhumika Jangid!

Our newest illustrator... Bhumika Jangid!

Amazingly Bhumika, from Jaipur, is actually a science graduate. Later she studied graphic design and discovered her passion for children's book illustration, character design and cartoons. ...

By Judy Skidmore
  • May
    27
    2021

Introducing ...Abbi-Jean Reid

Introducing ...Abbi-Jean Reid

Abbi-Jean Reid is our new author. We are completely elated to have Abbi on board at Parakeet Books. ...

By Judy Skidmore
  • 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

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