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Honoring World Arabic Language Day with Picture Books

Today’s post is written by Emerson Heflin, of Publisher Spotlight’s marketing team. World Arabic Language Day falls on 18 December. As one of the most widely spoken languages in the world, Arabic is used daily by more than 290 million people. World Arabic Language Day is an opportunity to admire and appreciate the language’s rich contributions to human enterprises and achievements. It’s a great time to share children’s books that celebrate the Arabic language.  Kube Publishing is committed to serving Muslim communities worldwide by publishing, innovative, relevant, and authentic books. Their four-title board book series “I Say…” offers toddlers and … Continue reading

Books to Honor Adoption Awareness Month

November’s call for adoption awareness makes it an excellent time to recall awareness to two of our favorite picture books that make adoption accessible to young readers who may not have familiarity with this mode of family building. And Thanksgiving week seems the right time of the month to make sure family get togethers include understanding how dynamic and authentic adopted families are. From Tilbury House, the contemporary classic Real Sisters Pretend, by Megan Dowd Lambert and with beautifully realistic art by Nicole Tadgell, has won an array of honors. An older sister comforts her younger one, who has been … Continue reading

Celebrate Children’s Book Week 2019 with Book Formats Less than 100 Years Old

Although Children’s Book Week now marks a century of calling attention to the diversity and splendor of all that kids and caretakers can find on library and bookshop shelves, there are some great book formats that weren’t even around back in 1919–or even in 1929. It was just a year or two after 1929, however, that comic books began to find a toe hold among reading kids. And by 1979, the age of the graphic novel arrived. Publishing for kids in these two related formats has been booming since. We can see why when this year brings us Mooncakes by … Continue reading