Children’s Book Day 2020

We are living in a worldwide period of school and library closures, social distancing, and the search for activities to keep kids engaged and as active as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic. AND we’re celebrating Children’s Book Day this year … Continue reading

Prizes Won in Spite of Event Cancellations

LBF-excellence-audiobooks-2020

Worldwide we are having a tough season: cancelled events range from children’s regular school days to international publishing conventions.  We want to share some good news that has arrived in the midst of general upset. Congratulations are in order for … Continue reading

Lots of Winning Titles for Multicultural Book Day

January 31 is Multicultural Book Day and that arrives this year on the heels of the American Library Association’s 2020 announcements of youth media awards.  Among the rich array of picture books, novels, youth audience nonfiction, audiobooks, and apps, authors and … Continue reading

Curiosity Reigns in Titles for Older Kids During Children’s Book Week

Books for kids in middle grades and into their tweens and early teens engage audiences by invoking curiosity. This occurs in both informational and imaginative narratives. And we’ve got some excellent suggestions to help independently reading kids celebrate this year’s … Continue reading

World Kid Lit Month Picks from the Western Hemisphere

This is the second in a series of four posts with which we ask you to join us in celebrating World Kid Lit Month (#WorldKidLit on social media). As we continue to celebrate World Kid Lit Month with a cavalcade … Continue reading

Celebrating International Women’s Day with Young Readers

Las princesas mas valientes cover

First celebrated after women gained suffrage rights in Russia, in 1917, International Women’s Day was recognized by the United Nations in 1975. In recent years, an increasing number of books for children feature strong women and girls that make excellent … 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