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Come along on our quick twirl around the world of kids’ books, as presented during the American Library Association’s Annual Conference in June 2019

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To the Moon!

The Spacesuit cover

Today’s post is from Emerson Heflin of Publishers Spotlight’s marketing team. This Saturday, the world will celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of the most incredible feats known to history. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin planted the American flag on lunar soil in 1969, but they could not have achieved their infamous space walk without the help of one woman and her team of seamstresses. This summer, Maverick Publishing presents The Spacesuit: How a Seamstress Helped Put Man on the Moon, the story of Ellie Foraker and her creation of the A7L spacesuit. Born in 1930, Eleanor “Ellie” Foraker learned and … Continue reading

Meet the Authors and Illustrators

Author Megan Dowd Lambert meets a fan

We hosted half a dozen folks who create children’s books during ALA Annual 2019. If you couldn’t visit with them during the book signings, you can catch them here in the video interviews we made as each one settled behind the signing desk. First up: Tilbury House’s Rebecca Evans who created the fun and colorful illustrations for Is 2 a Lot? Another visiting creator from Tilbury House was author Megan Down Lambert, signing her picture book Real Sisters Pretend: Middle grade author Michelle Kadarusman, from Pajama Press, talked with us before signing Junior Library Guild selection Girl of the Southern … Continue reading

Books to Bring Home Refugees’ Experiences

There's Room for Everyone cover

Today’s post is written by Emerson Heflin, of Publisher Spotlight’s marketing team. In 2001, to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, the United Nations General Assembly declared June 20th to be World Refugee Day. Every year, countries across the world celebrate World Refugee Week to rally welcome and support for refugees, and in recent years, an increasing number of books for children feature the incredible stories of refugees that make excellent stories and conversation starters to share with young readers. Visit your library or bookstore today to add to your own World Refugee Week … Continue reading