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  • Mar
    13
    2019

Parakeet travels

Parakeet travels

Hello friends: I clocked up the miles travelled by Parakeet Books and decided to make it into a fun graphic. They've travelled over 50,000 miles so far. Amazing! ...

By Judy Skidmore
  • Mar
    08
    2019

World Book Day

World Book Day

This week celebrated World Book Day - a beautiful week of partying, dressing up and stories all in honour of the joy that is READING. ...

  • Jan
    23
    2019

Pattu’s Dosa

Pattu’s Dosa

It’s happened! We did it! Buddy’s Pancakes has been translated into Tamil! A version of Buddy’s Pancakes now exists where Buddy is now Pattu and pancakes are now dosas. ...

By Judy Skidmore
  • Dec
    10
    2018

You could win our books!

You could win our books!

I held up the post office queue for the most excrutiating time last week. I posted over 70 books going to 4 different countries!! I deffo want to clock up the miles the books have travelled - I think it'll be a massive and wonderful number. ...

  • Oct
    31
    2018

Poems

Poems

Hello all. I have been scribbling a few poems about my sprogs. Some of these are available as prints free with some of our fab kickstarter pledge prizes. ...

By Judy Skidmore
  • Oct
    22
    2018

Eve's New Brother

Eve's New Brother

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. ...

By Judy Skidmore
  • Oct
    10
    2018

Celebrating Black History Month

Celebrating Black History Month

In our family we are celebrating Black History Month! The kids are still young so we keep the stories we tell them positive. Our 4yo loves learning about Mary Seacole and Rosa Parks. We bought a bunch of books about black historical figures (and other diverse books) before Eddie was even born. We were so excited and passionate about giving our children a diverse library and exposing them to a range of diverse and inclusive stories about people from all over the world. ...

By Sheju John
  • Oct
    10
    2018

Inspiring books by BAME authors

Inspiring books by BAME authors

I've been thinking about black history month and about amazing black historical figures. Growing up in multicultural London and going to an amazing school with lots of different kinds of people was brilliant. And actually the most amazing thing to happen to me to help me understand about and be really interested in different cultures was my English literature school reading list, selected by my inspiring teacher Ardu Vakil, when I was 18. ...

By Judy Skidmore
  • Sep
    25
    2018

New books, new books, new books!

New books, new books, new books!

We're making two new books. One will be illustrated by Vanessa Arduini who we LOVE and the other will be drawn by someone NEW. We are in the process of selecting an illustrator this week. It's a great process and quite challenging because we want to get EXACTLY RIGHT so we make a stonking new book for you all. ...

By Judy Skidmore

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