Fun stories for diverse & inclusive bookshelves

by Owlet Press in Leamington Spa, England, United Kingdom

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We're raising funds to publish two inclusive picture books about Mermaids and Fairies, and bringing diversity to children's book shelves.

by Owlet Press in Leamington Spa, England, United Kingdom

After successfully publishing 'We're Off To Find A Unicorn', a 'bear-hunt for today's modern family', we are crowdfunding to publish 2,500 copies of two more joyful and inclusive picture books in this series; 'We're Off To Meet A Mermaid' and 'We're Off To Find A Fairy'.

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Our picture books reflect the true diversity of children's lives - and right now, lots of families, educators and libraries are looking to offer children a greater variety of characters on their bookshelves. 

While there is a great deal being discussed right now, we've always published books that are 'incidentally inclusive' from day one and do everything we can to push this further with every title.1591560963_inners.jpg

(Some examples of how our earlier books show inclusive characters)

We have authors and illustrators from all walks of life and diversity runs in our veins. This is the way we've always been, but it seems even more important today, which is why we've decided to use crowdfunder to bring our two titles that follow 'We're Off To Find A Unicorn' forward and get them to market at a vital time. 

We would love to have been able to publish these in the standard way in 2021, but as a small publisher we have been hit hard by changes in people's spending (just like everyone else). We love these books and want to get them into children's hands urgently, without having to worry about whether our own situation will improve by that time.

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Yes, there are some fantastic books which teach children about race and racism (we'll be releasing some of our own if we hit our stretch target too) but it's also key for young readers of colour to see children like them (and for white, non-disabled children to see children that don't always look like them) in books experiencing the joy and magic of playful, imaginative stories.

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Illustrated by Cory Reid, the early release of 'We're Off To Meet A Mermaid' and 'We're Off To Find A Fairy' will help us create a series of loveable stories that are inclusive, help grow awareness of endangered wildlife, but also spread a really important message to book sellers and book buyers everywhere.

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Check out our range of fantastic, 'money can't buy rewards' and keep checking back for updates. Please support this fantastic cause and spread the word! 

Also check out WWW.OWLETPRESS.COM to buy and pre-order our other titles.

"We've all hunted for bears, easter eggs and elves, it's time for new stories with an equally timeless feel, to reflect modern families of today. I want EVERY child to easily imagine themselves hunting unicorns, mermaids and fairies at the end of the rainbow"

Eloise White, Author 

#diversebooksmatter


Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£20 or more

A £20 pledge receives all three inclusive books

In exchange for a £20 pledge, you will receive all three books in our inclusive 'We're Off To' adventure series. Join our family on their intrepid journey to find magical unicorns, mermaids and fairies. Readers will not only enjoy looking for the hiding unicorns, mermaids and fairies in the pages, they'll also learn about our world's endangered wildlife along the way.

£8 or more

£8 pledge receives a book of your choice

Whether you prefer unicorns, mermaids or fairies, an £8 pledge means you can receive your favourite book from the series.

£15 or more

A £15 pledge received two books & colouring sheets

For those Owlet Press fans who already own 'We're Off To Find A Unicorn', this pledge allows you to complete your collection and receive a digital pack of colouring sheets to print and use at home.

£50 or more

A £50 pledge receives the book and goodies to boot

In addition to all three inclusive picture books, a £50 pledge receives the digital pack of colouring sheets to print and use at home, a set of three bookmarks with a unicorn, mermaid and fairy design, plus an A4 personalised print with your child/children's name to frame and hang at home.

£200 or more

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Virtual class storytelling & teacher book delivery

Not only will you receive a copy of all three new books on publication, our Founder Sam Langley-Swain will read a selection of FIVE Owlet Press stories to your little learners in a 30 minute zoom session including time for Q and A about being an author and a publisher. Then we will post to your door the books your little ones have enjoyed on video! Great for virtual learning in the absence of author visits.

£200 or more

£200 trade order 60 books & social publisher Q&A

A chance for diverse booksellers to pre-order 20 of each title. With free delivery (worldwide) and a Q&A with the publisher, to broadcast across your social media.

£1,000 or more

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£1000 corporate pledge

This pledge not only shows your company's belief in the importance of achieving racial equality through diversity in books, but it also provides this collection of books to 100 schools in your region!

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