A quote from Child Q's mother reading, "our children have families, have names, have hearts and minds, their lives matter. They wish to be scientists, educators, and mathematicians."."

TW. Turning outrage into action in response to Child Q

What Happened to Child Q… Trigger warning: Child Q, racism, institutional racism. We are horrified to hear the news that a fifteen-year-old girl was strip-searched at school for smelling like cannabis. After an initial search of her bag, blazer, scarf, and shoes revealed nothing of significance, the school called the police. Child Q was then…Read story

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A graphic saying, International Women's Day #BreakTheBias with the symbol for women and children's books.

International Women’s Day 2022

International Women’s Day It is International Women’s Day! International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to accelerate equality for women. It was first recognised by the UN in 1975 and is celebrated in more than 80 countries…Read story

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A graphic with many books and the words 'World Book Day 2022'.

World Book Day 2022

World Book Day 2022 It is World Book Day 2022! And it is the 25th anniversary of World Book Day! World Book Day is annual event that encourages children to dress up as their favourite book characters and celebrate reading. It is a little like Christmas for those of us that love kids’ books. This…Read story

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A photograph of what is inside March's Baby and Toddler Box

March’s Baby and Toddler Book Box

March’s Baby and Toddler Book Box I can’t believe it is March already! January feels like adjustment month: the month dedicated to registering that we are in 2022, not 2021 anymore. Then February whizzes by. The current climate of the world is very frightening right now. Yet, we had a wonderful World Book Day launching…Read story

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Corparte partnership between Avanti West Coast and Little Box of Books sees 1100 inclusive books donated to primary schools

Corporate Partnership with Avanti West Coast

Avanti West Coast and Little Box of Books have formed a corporate partnership to donate hundreds of inclusive titles to schools. Book Donations The train operator has sent 1100 books to 11 schools across its network in a bid to diversify school bookshelves. And help improve children’s reading skills through the children’s book company’s business…Read story

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February's 8-11 Book Box.

February’s 8-11 Book Box

February’s 8-11 Book Box As children verge on pre-teens, it can become a little trickier to have a tab on what they are reading. Perhaps, they just want to be like every kid before them since the late 1990s and read Harry Potter after Harry Potter book. And that is what it is. Policing books…Read story

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A picture of three stacked books. The words say, 'Autism in Children's Books'

Autism in Children’s Books

Autism in Children’s Books   The National Autistic Society describe autism as a lifelong developmental condition which affects how people communicate and interact with the world. According to them, one in 100 people are on the autism spectrum. This means that even if you don’t have autism, it is likely you know or will come…Read story

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Simon James Green Banned From School Visit

Simon James Green Banned From School Visit Simon James Green has been banned by the Catholic church from visiting John Fisher School, in London. Why? Simon James Green is an award-winning and celebrated children’s and YA author. He is also gay.   Does this feel like a nasty bit of déjà vu? In 1988, Margaret…Read story

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World Book Day 2022. At launch of Little Box of Books and Chelsea FC Foundation programme launch.

World Book Day 2022 Press Release

World Book Day 2022.  Chelsea FC Foundation launches equality, diversity and inclusion school programme with Little Box of Books and support from Rochelle Humes This year (3rd March) marks the 25th anniversary of World Book Day. An annual event which encourages children to dress up as their favourite book character and celebrate the joy of…Read story

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A photograph of the February's 4-7 Book Box.

February’s 4-7 Book Box

February’s 4-7 Book Box   As our three-year-olds turn into four-year-olds, it remains important as ever to ensure that their bookshelves remain diverse. This is a pivotal time in a child’s life when they are meeting new people, experiencing new challenges, and joys. In this age bracket, books don’t just have to be implicitly inclusive….Read story

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A photograph of Elle McNicoll holding an award and her book, A Kind of Spark. It features a female protagonist with neurodiversity.

Ten Questions with Elle McNicoll

What better way to educate your child on neurodiversity than with the work of a best-selling and award-winning novelist? A while ago, we talked to Elle McNicoll about her brilliant debut, A Kind of Spark. Growing up, Elle felt there weren’t stories with neurodiverse girls..  Consequently, she wrote them – and as champions of diversity,…Read story

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