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Celebrating World Hello Day (and Work Toward Peace)

Say Hello?

This is article is by Publisher Spotlight’s Special Projects Librarian Tracy Gallagher. November 21st, 2022 is the 50th Annual World Hello Day which invites everyone to participate by just saying hello to ten people today. It was begun in 1973, in response to the Yom Kippur War. Its purpose is to encourage communication, rather than force, to settle conflicts. Since 1973, it has been observed by people in 180 countries. Interested in participating? Here are some titles from our publishers that will help! The first is from Tiger Tales Books’ 360 Degrees imprint. Hello World is written by Jonathan Litton and … Continue reading

Eureka! Gold and Silver for Many of Our Friends

California Reading Association

The votes have been cast by the California Reading Association for the California Eureka Nonfiction Book Awards.  Among the winners this year, we are proud to announce: The Eureka Gold Medal has been awarded to A is for Asian American, by Virginia Loh-Hagan, illustrated by Tracy Nishimura Bishop, and published by Sleeping Bear Press. This versatile picture book offers read-aloud possibilities that celebrate Asian, Pacific Islander, and Desi heritages in the United States through events (for example, Remembrance Day), pursuits (for example, Writers), and concepts (for example, Etiquette). However, there is much more here: each page spread also carries a … Continue reading

Q & A with Author and Little Island Books Founder Siobhán Parkinson

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This article is by Publisher Liaison Manager Emma Schneider Pregnancy is a time of excitement and expectation as parents prepare for the arrival of their baby. But tragically, approximately 1 in 4 women in both the United States and Ireland suffers a miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant loss. In times of grief and confusion, books often help us put into words or pictures a feeling that we’re unable to express, especially for children. The number of picture books centered on the topic of infant loss is slim, but Irish publisher Little Island Books seeks to fill the void with the recently … Continue reading