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From Our Blog

Breaking Bread for Food Literacy

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The little and powerful kids’ press From Readers To Eaters realizes its mission to encourage food literacy through an array of community-level activities. You can find a full catalog of their books, in English and Spanish, here. Part of their list features a series featuring “food heroes” including former basketball star Will Allen, a pioneer in urban gardening; and Roy Choi who revitalizes Los Angeles’ street food scene by introducing Korean food to the mix. Readers To Eaters books are also available in audiobook format, through the excellent production work of Live Oak Media, so there are plenty of ways … Continue reading

Meet Mylo Freeman and Smile with African Style

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We’re delighted to share the latest picture book from Mylo Freeman and Cassava Republic, Smile with African Style, celebrating its book birthday this week! Join us in the celebration! We’ve made it easy by bringing Mylo Freeman right to you. First, let’s enjoy the book as shared by the author and illustrator: To learn more about author and illustrator Mylo Freeman, see the interview conducted by the Tiny Activist. Want some activities to support this new title in your classroom or in a library program? We’ve got them! Activity 1: Patterns Activity 2: Map Locations Activity 3: Word Puzzle   … Continue reading

Why You Want to Up Your Pinterest Game

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Every month, staff here at Publisher Spotlight develop and mail clients Best Practices advice to help small publishers develop new ways of making better discovery possible for potential readers and collection developers. At Publisher Spotlight ourselves, we make use of half a dozen social media channels to spread word about great reviews, programming ideas to expand a title’s role for local audiences, and awareness of the fabulous creators behind the board books, picture books, early readers, chapter books, graphic novels, audiobooks, and more from our client publishers. Staff member Tracy Gallagher, our Special Projects Librarian, created a best practices tip … Continue reading