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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A photograph of a book from each box: 0-3, 4-7, and 8-11.

January Boxes

This is an all-you-need-to-know on our boxes this January. Even if you haven’t subscribed in time for January, we hope that these tasters will entice you to subscribe for the coming months. You can also follow our links to purchase any of the books individually if they particularly tickle your interest…   What January Has…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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A photograph of Samantha Baines, author of The Night the Moon Went Out, a story with a deaf protagonist.

Ten Questions with Samantha Baines

This week we have interviewed the multi-talented Samantha Baines. She is an actress, comedian, broadcaster…and an author of brilliant children’s books featuring a deaf protagonist. Her latest book, The Night the Moon Went Out, is in January’s 4-7 book box. If you’d like to know more about what is in our January book boxes, head…Read story

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A photograph of Lizzie & Lucky: The Mystery of the Stolen Treasure. A yellow book with a red title. A little girl with brown hair holds a magnifying glass, there is a treasure chest, and a white dog with black spots. Lizzie speaks sign language at home.

Lizzie & Lucky: The Mystery of the Stolen Treasure

  Renowned children’s author, Megan Rix (The Lost War Dog, Florence and the Mischievous Kitten), has written a brilliant book in her Lizzie & Lucky series. Today we are reviewing Lizzie & Lucky: the Mystery of the Stolen Treasure. This book features a Deaf protagonist, Lizzie, who uses sign language at home with her Deaf…Read story

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Press and media coverage 2021

You know we sell books to diversify the bookshelves of families and schools. Our mission is clear and we’ve sold more than 21,000 books this year to achieve this, but the other part of our mission is to tell people why it’s important and that’s where appearing in the press really helps. Some people may…Read story

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A photograph of a selection of books that feature authentic representation.

Why Authentic Representation Matters in Fiction

Why Authentic Representation Matters in Fiction Little Box of Books are big advocates for authentic representation in children’s books. Today, we’re going to talk about why.   #OwnVoices If you look at the websites of literary agents and publishers, some will say that they are actively looking for #ownvoices material. This hashtag signifies that the…Read story

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A photograph of Atinuke, an author who wrote a book celebrating African identity.

Ten Questions with Atinuke

Atinuke writes books about life in a West African country through the eyes of Anna Hibiscus. Being born south-west Nigeria herself, Atinuke’s heartfelt portrayal of this region is true to her own experiences. Atinuke’s story-telling is rich and colourful. Her books are a great remedy for misconceptions about ‘African life’.  Why did you start writing/illustrating…Read story

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A photograph of author Megan Rix holding her book Lixzzy & Lucky. A dog is with her.

Ten Questions with Megan Rix

At Little Box of Books, we are passionate about stories that do not pigeon-hole diverse characters with a single-issue narrative. Lizzie & Lucky: The Mystery of the Stolen Treasure, features deaf characters. It is also packed with tales of pirates, the theatre, colourful hair. And dogs. Most definitely dogs.  The author has hearing loss, and…Read story

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It’s Holiday Season!

At this point in the year, we have all been inundated with Christmas festivities. From the Christmas ads to the Black Friday splurge to Mariah Carey on a never-ending loop. We’ve all had moments of bemoaning how commercial Christmas has become. But Christmas isn’t the only holiday at this time of year. Nor do we…Read story

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