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Books and stories teach us to be shapeshifters

Books and stories teach us to be shapeshifters

Cornelia Funke, award-winning fantasy author of the international bestselling Inkheart and MirrorWorld series, on the magic of reading books in translation.
Inclusive bookshelves for all children with Worldreader

Inclusive bookshelves for all children with Worldreader

Our intern Abi Harindra shares more about our partnership with Worldreader, a global non-profit providing millions of children in under-served communities with access to eBooks and transforming their lives through the power of reading.
Weaving Dance and Literacy to Celebrate Diversity and Teach Anti-Racism

Weaving Dance and Literacy to Celebrate Diversity and Teach Anti-Racism

Meghan McGrath, Executive Director of Jean Appolon Expressions, on Mira's Curly Hair as a springboard for celebrating diverse cultures through movement & stories, ultimately empowering & connecting children in these challenging times.

Stories as Sanctuary

Stories as Sanctuary

For Refugee Week, Amanda Addison shares how Norwich City of Sanctuary, her hometown, inspired her to write Boundless Skya story she hopes moves readers to create a culture of welcome wherever they are in the world.
7 Diverse & Inclusive Books to Teach Empathy & Kindness

7 Diverse & Inclusive Books to Teach Empathy & Kindness

Fen Coles, a co-director at Letterbox Library, a children's bookseller specialising in inclusion, diversity and equality, shares her favourite children's books for teaching empathy and kindness.
Standing in Solidarity

Standing in Solidarity

#BlackLivesMatter Lantana stands in solidarity with Black communities and all who are working to protect Black lives. Alexander Fernandez recently wrote about I Am Brown, and we were moved by how it captures our thoughts and hopes, and demonstrates why we think inclusive children’s books are more important now than ever. With his permission, we are sharing his moving and insightful review in full.
Room for All: Sara O'Leary on

Room for All: Sara O'Leary on "A Family is a Family is a Family"

For the International Day of the Family, we invited Sara O'Leary to tell us about her book A Family is a Family is a Family (Groundwood) and why we need books that "make room for all."
Books to Comfort, Inspire & Empower During Lockdown

Books to Comfort, Inspire & Empower During Lockdown

Jo Cummins, who runs the brilliant Library Girl and Book Boy blog and podcast, shares a fab list of books that will not only comfort & inspire readers during lockdown but "make them realise their own power and awesomeness".
KidLit Talk: Ashok Banker and Sandhya Prabhat on 'I Am Brown'

KidLit Talk: Ashok Banker and Sandhya Prabhat on 'I Am Brown'

Author Ashok Banker and illustrator Sandhya Prabhat in conversation about their new book I Am Brown, a joyful celebration of being brown, of being amazing, of being you!
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