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

Illustration by Kaatje Vermeire from Maia and What Matters We believe that children’s books have a special importance in teaching people about val...

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 series focuses on some of our favourite illustrators, their liv...

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 celebrated by giving out gifts in our massive sale and our social ...

Illustrator of the Month: Elsa Beskow

Our ‘Illustrator of the Month’ blog series focuses on some of our favourite illustrators, their lives and their works. This is a chance to learn m...

10 Lessons for Modern Life from Elmer the Patchwork Elephant

  It seems that the modern world is more unstable than ever. With political upheaval and debate ongoing worldwide, it’s important have a positive ...

Illustrator of the Month: Tomi Ungerer

Our new ‘Illustrator of the Month’ blog series focuses on some of our favourite illustrators, their lives and their works. This is a chance to le...

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 day. It’s important to take the time to question your beliefs...

Illustrator of the Month: Jon Klassen

This week we’re beginning a series of blog posts that will focus on some of our favourite illustrators, their lives and their works. This is a cha...

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. "Seeing Red" (based on Red Riding Hood). Framed 8"x8" two-layer ...

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 would study the precious relics around him and wonder what th...

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 are all too eager to remind us. But love also binds us to man...

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 reason to feel glum about the year ahead. To help restore your ex...