About Francisca Goldsmith

librarian, professional development trainer, writer

We Are Family

Real Sisters Pretend page illustrations

What a pleasure—and a relief—to see so many picture books showing families that reflect reality! We’ve collected some of our favorite new—and not quite new—picture-driven stories that demonstrate how inclusivity can make strong storytelling ideas even better. In the category of … Continue reading

Green Earth Book Award 2019 Long List Announced

Raising a Forest cover

We’re delighted to hear that so many of our books have received attention from The Nature Generation’s national Green Earth Book Award long list selectors! Now celebrating its 15thyear, this award directs attention to books for children and young adults … Continue reading

Books for All of Us from All Around Our World

Shh! I'm Reading cover

We expect North American readers are familiar with several of the publishers we bring to conferences. From Canada, there’s Pajama Press, for example, a publisher who has received acclaim from many associations and for a variety of areas of endeavor. … Continue reading

Looking Ahead to ALA Midwinter 2019

The Visitor internal page spread

In less than a week we’ll be joining thousands of our friends and colleagues in Seattle for the 2019 Midwinter meeting of the American Library Association. We’re bringing along 22 publishers to Booth 2211, where visitors can browse books for … Continue reading