Our kickstarter launched today for our new book. It’s about Eve getting to know her new brother… She’s finding it pretty challenging because Stanley doesn’t know how to play with trains properly, he spits food on the floor and is generally annoying! But her mothers help her work through it with talking, cuddles and lots of love. Meanwhile Stanley grows up a tiny bit and… Spoiler alert: it works out ok in the end.
At Parakeet Books we make ONLY diverse and inclusive books. Our books will have people of colour as the main characters, girls as heroes or leaders, people with different abilities, different kinds of families: mixed ethnicity families, LGBTQ parents. And often they’ll feature several of these altogether. The books don’t focus on these facts as the plotline they are just that, FACTS of life. We believe representation matters and that normalising diversity, normalising different types of people in children’s books is a good start in giving all children confidence in themselves and understanding each other’s differences.
We’ve launched a kickstarter in order to raise funds to cover initial printing and illustration costs and to give you all the chance to get Eve’s New Brother and some of our other great books (and extra fun pressies) at a bargain price. Click here to back our campaign!