Happy New Year!

I hope the festivities were enjoyed if you celebrate at this time of year, or you had some quality time at work or with family if Christmas isn’t for you. New Year can be a mixed experience, I find resolutions help. Starting the year with the best of intentions feels good and on this our…Read story

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Mum and child reading together

Gender in children’s books

There’s much to say on the topic of gender in children’s books, I wanted to just briefly mention it here with the promise of returning to the issue via experts in the coming months. Suffice to say, I think given the prominence of gender in the media now, children’s publishing has an important opportunity to…Read story

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Statistic from CLPE report Reflecting Realities about the lack of inclusive books for children

Launch press release

Embargo: 23rd July 2018 Representative and inclusive children’s book club launched today A new children’s book club has launched today, following a recent report that only 4% of children’s books published in 2017 featured characters who were of black and minority ethnic origin. The report, Reflected Realities’, authored by the Centre for Literacy in Primary…Read story

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Little Box of Books and boy reading

Great news about prices!

As you all know we launched our subscription box service pretty quickly and unexpectedly with an interview on Sky News in the middle of our testing phase. This week, we’ve been running around making sure the website is working properly to give you the best user experience possible. In doing so we discovered a glitch…Read story

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Child reading inclusive children's books

Stories changing lives

I’m so excited to be finally doing this and getting books out to you all. It’s brilliant to have children reading great stories, helping them to find the ones they love. We provide books that show the world in all its exciting diversity, finding characters who are flawed and interesting and multi-faceted. Getting more children…Read story

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What’s on your child’s bookshelf?

The chances are, your child’s bookshelf doesn’t look anything like the UK does. This could be due to limited representations of ethnicity, family set up, disabilities and gender available in children’s books. In the UK, 32% of school age children are of minority ethnic origin According to the 2011 census, 1 in 8 people in…Read story

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