Fiona Barker Has a ‘That Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown’ Tattoo! | My Favourite Children’s Book

‘My Favourite Children’s Books’ is a series that asks Tiny Tree authors, illustrators, and staff to discuss their favourite children’s book or series. This week author Fiona Barker (Setsuko and the Song of the Sea, Danny and the Dream Dog) writes about her love of ‘That Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown’ by Cressida Cowell and …

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When You’re Smiling: Natalie Reeves Billing on Mental Health and the Power of the Simple Smile

Children’s mental health is incredibly important to Natalie Reeves Billing. Natalie has been outspoken about the importance of talking about children’s mental health and ‘Where Is My Smile?’ is a children’s book about mental health. Writing a children’s book about mental health is no easy task: you need to write a story that children will be able to relate to. In ‘Where Is My Smile?’, the author’s words not only tell a story children will enjoy but also provide an opportunity for parents and children to have important conversations about mental health and emotional wellbeing.

Q&A: Marleen Lammers on ‘Stumbling’ Into Writing Children’s Books, The Boy and the Tree

“I stumbled into writing for children,” says author Marleen Lammers. Her book The Boy and the Tree (available now from all good bookshops) is the latest addition to the Tiny Tree catalog and we’re so pleased to have brought the book to the UK for the first time. In this interview, Marleen discusses working with …

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Children's author Fiona Barker holding copies of Setsuko and the Song of the Sea

Plastic Free July: Author Fiona Barker on her Zero-Waste Journey

Fiona Barker’s dedication to going plastic-free and preserving the environment shines through not only in her lifestyle but also in her work. The children’s author’s second picture book, ‘Setsuko and the Song of the Sea.’ Inspired by her passion for sustainability, and keeping our oceans free of plastic pollution. Fiona has embarked on a personal journey to reduce plastic waste and has written this blog post to help others understand how easy it is to make the change.

Vigilante Tooth Fairy author B.B. Taylor on Her Inspirations and Belief in the Tooth Fairy

It’s important to stand out in the world of children’s books, and B.B. Taylor does just that. A self-proclaimed professional daydreamer, it’s not just BB’s shock of colourful hair that keeps her apart from the crowd. The author’s positive attitude, creative spark, and driven nature were evident from the moment she first approached us. Her book, The Vigilante Tooth-Fairy is a junior fiction story that captures the author’s passionate energy and channels it into a fun and fantastical adventure that kids will love.

Wonderful Whale Facts with Setsuko and the Song of the Sea Illustrator Howard Gray

Howard Gray is the illustrator of Setsuko and the Song of the Sea, but did you know that he spent 10 years studying whales and dolphins in the wild? Well, Fiona Barker did!

Having met Howard and created Danny and the Dream Dog together, Fiona wrote a brand new book all about whales, our oceans and the importance of keeping them clean and safe. This undersea adventure became Setsuko and the Song of the Sea — a book specifically for Howard to illustrate. How amazing is that?!

With that in mind, we wanted Howard to tell us more about the wonderful whales that he has spent so much time studying and that have inspired his and Fiona’s work in their forthcoming picture book.

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