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Too Much Too Soon? Dark Themes in Children's Books

Too Much Too Soon? Dark Themes in Children's Books

Illustration by Kaatje Vermeire from Maia and What Matters We believe that children’s ...
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More than Moomins: The Life and Works of Tove Jansson, our Illustrator of the Month

More than Moomins: The Life and Works of Tove Jansson, our Illustrator of the Month

Tove Jansson self-portrait © Moomin Characters™ Our ‘Illustrator of the Month’ blog ser...
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For Our First Birthday: A Look At Childhood Through the Ages

For Our First Birthday: A Look At Childhood Through the Ages

It’s our birthday! Our Drury Street store was one year old last week and we have celebr...
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Illustrator of the Month: Elsa Beskow

Illustrator of the Month: Elsa Beskow

Our ‘Illustrator of the Month’ blog series focuses on some of our favourite illustrato...
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10 Lessons for Modern Life from Elmer the Patchwork Elephant

10 Lessons for Modern Life from Elmer the Patchwork Elephant

  It seems that the modern world is more unstable than ever. With political upheaval a...
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Tomi Ungerer Moon Man

Illustrator of the Month: Tomi Ungerer

Our new ‘Illustrator of the Month’ blog series focuses on some of our favourite illus...
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Who is the Best Bunny in Children's Literature?

Who is the Best Bunny in Children's Literature?

We here at Tales for Tadpoles like to bring you the hard-hitting questions of the d...
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Illustrator of the Month: Jon Klassen

Illustrator of the Month: Jon Klassen

This week we’re beginning a series of blog posts that will focus on some of our favour...
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Giving a New Look to the Greatest Children's Stories Ever Told

Giving a New Look to the Greatest Children's Stories Ever Told

When it comes to stories, it seems that the secret to immortality is reinvention. "See...
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The Power of Storytelling and How it Affects Your Brain

The Power of Storytelling and How it Affects Your Brain

Once upon a time there was a young man who worked in a museum. Each day the young man w...
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The Best of Love in 14 Amazing Children's Book Illustrations

The Best of Love in 14 Amazing Children's Book Illustrations

Love is the most potent bond between one person and another, as Valentine’s Day cards a...
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6 Beautiful Books To Keep Children Inspired All Year Round

6 Beautiful Books To Keep Children Inspired All Year Round

So the days are still short and the weather retains a nasty chill, but there’s no reaso...
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How a 7-year-old's imagination can take us to amazing new worlds

A few weeks ago my seven-year-old nephew Cuan had an accident involving a golf club, wh...
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Telling Tales: The story behind our pop-up shop success

Earlier this month we opened our shop doors for the first time and hundreds of you came...
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6 reasons we’re so excited about our new pop-up shop

It’s an exciting time. After selling at countless markets over the last year – from Dub...
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The Prettiest Girl and the Wolf that Laughed Last

Arguably the best-known of all fairytales, the story of Red Riding Hood does not always...
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Facts about childhood memories

Remembering When: 5 Interesting Facts about Childhood Memories

There are some childhood memories that we carry with us always, whether it’s the memory...
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The Amazing Papercuttings of Hans Christian Andersen

Did you know that in his lifetime, Hans Christian Andersen was as well known for cuttin...
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Happy Birthday, Fairy Godmother!

Fairies, flowers and a genuine sense of fun is what the illustrations of Cicely Mary Ba...
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St Patrick's Day: The Birth Date of a True Irish Genius, Harry Clarke.

Happy St Patrick's Day! Did you know that the day that Irishness is celebrated around t...
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