Summer Reading Loss
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Parents and carers are being asked to help children beat the Summer Reading Loss by joining children’s book organisation, Little Box of Books, in a Summer of reading. Their campaign #40daysofreading encourages families to read for 10 minutes every day throughout the holidays, helping children to maintain their levels of literacy while not in lessons. […]

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Baby reading time
Baby hand on inclusive and representative children's books from Little Box of Books

We have a busy eight-month-old. He’s surrounded by books all the time because of what we do.  Some of our reading sessions with him have been pure torture so I thought I’d just share a few tips on how to keep their attention and launch that early love of reading. Five tips for reading with […]

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Book of the Week
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Our book of the week is this absolute beauty from Candy Gourlay and Francesca Chessa. In ‘Is it a Mermaid?’, a creature that looks like a Dugong tells Benji and Bel that she is, in fact, a mermaid. Bel is accepting and supportive, Benji wants to point out all the things that prove she is […]

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Positive gender roles in children’s books
Strong girls in school classroom.

This blog was published for World Book Day 2019 as part of the Glare Project at Birmingham University. Original post here. The conversation we have most regularly with parents is probably the one about gender. It usually starts with someone defensively saying, “We haven’t encouraged it, but our little girl just loves princesses and pink.” […]

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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 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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