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Set Your Sights on Sunsets During Sunset Week

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This article is by Publisher Liaison Christina Moorehead Whether peeking through clouds, reflected over the water, or glowing bright behind mountains, sunsets compel people of all ages—absolutely including children—to pause whatever they are doing and take a long look.  Perhaps we love sunset s because of the colors—peach, gold, lavender, red—or because sunsets can so often evoke strong feelings. These surely are the same reasons why sunsets can be spotted in stories for all ages—especially picture books!  Take a look at a few beautiful sunset-enhanced titles from our Publisher Spotlight creators! In Gecko Press’ Elephant Island, the final spread of … Continue reading

Purrrfect Books for National Kitten Day

Office cats Sasha and Bruno

This is article is by Publisher Spotlight’s Special Projects Librarian Tracy Gallagher. Here in the office, we are gearing up for July 10th, more happily known as National Kitten Day. While our office cats are technically no longer kittens, Bruno and Sasha will always be called kitties by some of us. Curious about the history of National Kitten Day? So were we! It turns out that Colleen Paige,  Pet and Family Lifestyle Expert, created National Kitten Day to bring awareness to the vast number of kittens available to be adopted. It was started in 2012 to compliment National Cat Day which … Continue reading

Breaking Bread for Food Literacy

Farmer Will Allen letter

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