It’s been eight months since we opened our internet doors and we really couldn’t have predicted just how much interest our representative and inclusive children’s bookshop would generate. Here’s a really quick run down of everywhere we’ve been seen in the media so far.
In July 2018 the CLPE released a report that said only 1% of children’s books published in the UK in 2017 had a BAME main character.
Sky news interviewed us on the very weekend we launched. You can see that one here. https://www.facebook.com/LittleBoBooks/videos/1929689970662353/
This was swiftly followed by Channel 4 News: https://www.channel4.com/news/minorities-under-represented-in-literature-study-finds
The Bookseller covered our launch with a piece in their magazine, full story here, https://www.thebookseller.com/news/subscription-book-club-diverse-kids-titles-launches-838856
In the run up to Christmas, we found ourselves featured in the Guardian Christmas gift guide :https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/nov/17/the-christmas-gift-guide-100-great-buys-for-every-budget
And again in a feature about the 12 best subscription packages to buy as presents. https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/nov/21/the-gifts-that-keep-on-giving-12-great-subscription-gifts
We have been interviewed by ITV for World Book Day, watch here: https://www.itv.com/news/2019-03-06/world-book-day-2019-children-books-bame-diversity-representation/
Here is an interview with founder of LIttle Box of Books Lynsey Pollard:https://www.merchantcashexpress.co.uk/little-box-of-books-subscription-donating-books-to-doorstep-library/
Lynsey also wrote a blog for World Book Day 2019 on gender in children’s books which has been published here. https://blog.bham.ac.uk/glareproject/2019/03/05/world-book-day-looking-out-for-positive-gender-roles-in-childrens-books/