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Q & A with Author and Cicada Books Founder Ziggy Hanaor

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This article is by Publisher Liaison Izzy Krause We are delighted that Ziggy Hanaor took time with us to talk about her upcoming graphic novel Alte Zachen / Old Things. With its softly designed sequential art panels by Benjamin Phillips, the story is set in a contemporary New York City–with memories of War-era Germany and then to mid-20th century Brooklyn and Manhattan’s Lower East Side–and features a loving grandson and his Bubbe. Find out more in our interview with Ziggy: What inspired you to write Alte Zachen? I wanted to write a graphic novel and I had an idea for an old lady … Continue reading

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

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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