Picture Books Celebrating Emotional Intelligence in the Face of Adult Sadness

A recent and welcome mini-trend we’re seeing is the art of featuring children who recognize and respond appropriately to adult sadness.  Since virtually all small children do have significant adults in their lives and since all of us as humans of … Continue reading

Grandparents Day Picks for Intergenerational Reading

The Tide cover

Happy Grandparents Day! Whether your young readers’ grandparent(s) can be visited on a daily basis or seen in person only on rare occasions, there are books they can share that celebrate their relationship. Here are some of our recent favorites: The … Continue reading

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

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