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In My Neighborhood published by Live Oak Media and Tilbury House earned a starred review from Booklist
“Beach describes the swing, echo, and bend of the music with his voice. He perfectly communicates Drum’s energetic joy at overcoming his doubts and finding his place in the music just by doing what he does best.”
Yellow Butterfly published by Red Comet Press earned a starred review from Kirkus Reviews in October
“Provocative, powerful, breathtakingly beautiful.”
Gold published by Creston Books earned a starred review from Kirkus Reviews in September
“It’s a clever and unexpected twist on a fairly (fairy?) well-known tale, and it’s one that belongs on every bookshelf. The illustrations, which have a hand-drawn feel, perform the hat trick of all hat tricks, making the story feel simultaneously classic and contemporary. Pure gold–welcome this one into your family!”
Don’t miss this staff favorite!
My Cup of Art
This little pop-up book by artist Katerina Karolik is about a seemingly ordinary object — the tea or coffee cup. Seen through an artist‘s eyes, however, everyday items can take on new and unexpected forms.
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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 →
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 →
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 →