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Insights from Our Local Artists

We're very lucky to have lots of amazing illustrators and artists here in Ireland, and we're proud to showcase and sell some of their work in Tales for Tadpoles.
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Interview: Carll Cneut, illustrator of Witchfairy and The Golden Cage

Interview: Carll Cneut, illustrator of Witchfairy and The Golden Cage

We were lucky enough to get to catch up with one of our absolute favourite illustrators, Carll Cneut.
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Nicola Edwards: Like the Ocean We Rise, illustrated by Sarah Wilkins

Five Great Environmental Picture Books

Over the past few years children have become more and more involved in the environmental movement and now there are loads of fantastic eco-awareness books aimed at children.

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Resourceful Rodents: Torben Kuhlmann's Inventive Mice

Resourceful Rodents: Torben Kuhlmann's Inventive Mice

Our illustrator-focus blog series is designed to let you have a closer look at some of the amazing artists between the pages of our favourite books.
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The Land of Stone Flowers by Sveta Dorosheva

The Land of Stone and Flowers: A Fairy Guide to the Mythical Human Being

The Land of Stone Flowers by Sveta Dorosheva turns the world of classic fairy tales upside down as gnomes, pixies and fairies do their best to understand the st....
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Quiz: Who Is Your Dad in Children's Literature?

Quiz: Who Is Your Dad in Children's Literature?

Father's Day is coming up this weekend and it's a perfect time to celebrate some of the greatest father figures in children's books.
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