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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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Take at look at the graphic novels we presented on KidLitTV September 25 during Spotlight on Graphic Novels with Diamond Books. Thanks KidLit TV for hosting. 


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Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr, with a Day On

If you’ve visited our About Us page here, you know that Ellen’s staff knows and cares a lot about children as well as children’s books and publishers. We’d like to invite all of you to join us in honoring Martin Luther King, Jr during this long weekend by taking part in a child-supporting initiative. Join us in making the holiday a Day On rather than a Day Off. Several of us are participating in a local Nashville event Monday: Ride for Reading’s Warehouse Cleaning. Others are sorting new adult books destined for More Than Words‘ youth-run bookshop. Wherever you are, … Continue reading

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