‘Diverse Books’ and reading for pleasure

‘Diverse books’ is not a genre We are asked a lot to provide ‘diverse books’. It’s one of the search terms people use to find us on Google and we use it in blogs and other information because generally, most people know what we’re talking about and we need people to find us. But if […]

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Ofsted and how we can help!

Click here for a little video summary of what this blog is all about. In September last year, Ofsted’s new inspection framework came into effect and with it, a new push towards inclusion and diversity. Little Box of Books is supportive of initiatives that make learning environments more inclusive. While Ofsted may not be the […]

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What’s influencing our kids?

Little Box of Books exists because we think it’s crucial to monitor the messages that our children are receiving. Messages need to be accurate and helpful in forming a compassionate and kind world view. But books are only one part of the picture. There are a myriad of influences waiting to intrude and make an […]

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2020 vision: new books for schools

What do we do? Books drop through the letterbox at Little Box of Books every day, samples from publishers eager to share their latest diverse offering with us, a bookseller with a difference. For the past eighteen months we have been searching for children’s stories from top publishers and authors that show diversity in race, […]

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Festive Frenzy: A media roundup

The Christmas gift guides are full of wonderful PR opportunities for small businesses at this time of year. As early as July we all get in touch with journalists, wooing them with our products in the hope they will feature us in their best picks of the season. Getting diverse books into the mainstream media […]

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Media Coverage

It’s that time of year again when everyone is looking for Christmas presents. The gift guides are a huge help to any small business at this time of year. We featured in the Guardian last year, which brought in lots of orders. A total boost for our very first festive season as a business. This […]

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How to be a man

It was International Men’s Day this week, so a great day to examine the stereotypes and expectations we put on young boys as they grow up.In lots of children’s books, they’re superheroes, they don’t cry, they rescue, they earn all the money and prop up the family during sad times. Males in books are pirates, […]

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Snow is falling

On our website…. Welcome to Christmas time with Little Box of Books. We all know it’s early and many of you don’t celebrate, but we want to make sure that if you want to, you can get your Christmas presents from us in plenty of time. Because we all know families who want and need […]

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Children’s career ambitions

A report today has revealed that children’s career ambitions are already limited by the age of seven. This is due to “ingrained stereotypes about social background, gender and race.” The BBC’s piece on the report explains that the most common influences on children are the occupations of people in their family and “the jobs they […]

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World Mental Health Day
Books that teach children how to manage their emotions and difficult feelings.

It’s World Mental Health Day today. Mental Health used to be something you whispered about, something secret, there weren’t words for what people experienced when they were struggling with their mental health. Unseen it was just a collection of inexplicable symptoms, that could make people unpredictable and behave out of character. They were often shunned […]

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