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Zanib Mian

  • 5 stars across 19 books
     Zanib Mian (Author)  
      Zanib Mian's books have featured on  BBC's Cbeebies Bedtime Stories   and  The Guardian   for their contribution to diversity in children's literature. Zanib studied Molecular Cell Biology at University College London and went on to teach Science in secondary schools before she made the decision to give up the career to create change within children's publishing. She felt that diverse characters from all minorities and backgrounds weren't being fully represented in books for young children. She launched Sweet Apple Publishers with a clear commitment to publishing inclusive books, many of which she has authored herself. She regularly features in the Bradford Literature Festival, was commissioned to write an opera for The Mahogany Opera Group, and is also on the panel of judges for the prestigious Young Muslim Writers Awards.
       Nadya Sabila Yasaro (Illustrator)  
      Nadya Sabila Yasaro is based in Indonesia. Self-taught, she has a passion for children's books and bright, colourful stationery. Nadya can be found on Instagram: @a.nasaya


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    18th April 2019

    Planet Omar: Accidental Trouble Magnet: Book 1

    Welcome, readers, to the imaginative brain of Omar! You might not know me yet, but once you open the pages of this b... More

    (37 reviews)
    6th February 2020

    Planet Omar: Unexpected Super Spy: Book 2

    Welcome back to Planet Omar! The second book in Zanib Mian's laugh-out-loud series, with amazing cartoon-style illus... More

    (28 reviews)
    23rd July 2020

    Planet Omar: Incredible Rescue Mission: Book 3

    Welcome back to Planet Omar! The third book in Zanib Mian's laugh-out-loud series, with amazing cartoon-style illust... More

    (19 reviews)
    8th July 2021

    Planet Omar: Epic Hero Flop: Book 4

    Welcome back to Planet Omar! The fourth book in Zanib Mian's laugh-out-loud series, with amazing cartoon-style illus... More

    (14 reviews)
    3rd October 2016

    The Fairytale Times

    Children and adults alike will delight in this hilariously entertaining alternative version of fairytale events. Newspap... More

    (11 reviews)
    25th February 2021

    Planet Omar: Operation Kind: World Book Day 2021

    A World Book Day 2021 story from Zanib Mian with hilarious cartoon-style illustrations. Laugh out loud with Omar and... More

    (11 reviews)
    16th October 2015


    Packed with humour, which will amuse adults and children alike, this read-aloud picture book captures the imagination of... More

    (9 reviews)
    1st June 2014

    My Dad's Beard

    A book about an adorable little boy's love for his father, personified through his beard. From tickly kisses and symbols... More

    (2 reviews)
    12th September 2014

    Never Too Small

    This book reaches out to the insecurities of young children and makes it clear that those around them will keep them saf... More

    (2 reviews)
    1st June 2015

    It Must Have Been You

    A quirky, rhyming story of a cute little girl who unintentionally makes a mess everywhere she goes through her innocent ... More

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