Gender Equality Collective
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Our new partnership We are delighted to launch our partnership with the brilliant people at the Gender Equality Collective. Little Box of Books is now supplying the books from their recently published GEC Best Books list 2019 in exclusive book boxes which will help more people get hold of titles that smash stereotypes and show […]

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Empathy Day
family reading together

It’s Empathy Day today, a day when we’re encouraged by the people at Empathy Lab to read to develop empathy and understanding for others. (More details about that here). This is one of the many reasons we set up Little Box of Books. We believe that children reading books about the lives of others teaches […]

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Press coverage
Channel 4 news interview us aout inclusive and representative books

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 […]

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New box for schools
Little Box of Books visits school and reads with children

‘Everybody In’ book box launched for World Book Day Everybody in book package available from www.littleboxofbooks.co.uk/product/everybody-in-4-7/ To mark World Book Day, children’s book subscription service Little Box of Books is launching their first ever ‘Everybody In’ box. A carefully curated box of brilliant stories from top publishers that features diversity in race, culture, socioeconomic background, […]

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World Book Day
Illustration from Julian is a Mermaid, showing BAME characters in books

PRESS RELEASE EMBARGOED UNTIL 6th MARCH 2019 World Book Day highlights lack of representation in children’s books. Research released in July revealed that only 1% of children’s books published in 2017 had a BAME (black, Asian, minority ethnic) main character, yet 32% of UK schoolchildren are of BAME origin. As World Book Day approaches and […]

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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 […]

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Introducing… Doorstep Library

I now read to my children every day and we visit the library together. We are absolutely delighted to bring you some words from our charity partner Doorstep Library…For every single box we sell, we donate one book to this amazing organisation who do so much for kids in some of the most disadvantaged parts […]

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Reading to newborns
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Morning and happy new week! We have had lots of questions about whether our boxes make good gifts for newborns and the answer is always a resounding YES. If your friend, relative, neighbour, work acquaintance has just had a baby, our boxes make brilliant and thoughtful presents, as a subscription or as a one-off gift box. […]

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What do you get in your box?
Cpntents of Little Box of Books

Hello hello, We’re getting a couple of new pages done for the site but in the meantime, while I am still learning how to make it look nice, I thought I’d let you all see what you’re getting in your boxes. In your first subscription box you will get… Two, three or four beautifully hand-wrapped […]

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Gender in children’s books
Mum and child reading together

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 […]

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