February 2019

Cinderella of the Nile cover

Tell a Fairy Tale Day

Today is National Tell a Fairy Tale Day and we have all kinds of inspiration to help you find a favorite to share. From Tiny Owl Books, you can pick up  Cinderella of the Nile, as told by Beverly Naidoo and with evocative and detailed art by Marjan Vafaeian.  This story has many cultural variations, […]

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Real Sisters Pretend page illustrations

We Are Family

What a pleasure—and a relief—to see so many picture books showing families that reflect reality! We’ve collected some of our favorite new—and not quite new—picture-driven stories that demonstrate how inclusivity can make strong storytelling ideas even better. In the category of board books for the youngest family member, Barefoot Books’ Baby’s First Words, by Stella Blackstone

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Raising a Forest cover

Green Earth Book Award 2019 Long List Announced

We’re delighted to hear that so many of our books have received attention from The Nature Generation’s national Green Earth Book Award long list selectors! Now celebrating its 15thyear, this award directs attention to books for children and young adults that provide environmental themes and excellent storytelling. “This long list of environmental stewardship books brings

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International Book Giving Day 2019 poster

Books for Your Young Valentine

We’re delighted to help you celebrate International Book Giving Day this Valentine holiday! Better than flowers, more accessible than chocolate, and sure to warm the hearts of both giver and recipient, there are warm-hearted books for everyone in your life. From Auzou Publishing our friend Wolf offers a perfect tie-in to the traditional February 14

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Hair interior illustration of 3 girls

Cozy Picture Books for a Winter Day

Oh, my, the Northern Hemisphere is having wintry weather! On the Pacific Coast, that means lots of rain and even unusually generous snowstorms. In the Midwest and along the Northeast, it’s been wind as well as fast moving snowstorms and sub-zero temperatures. Our friends in the UK, meanwhile, also are having snowstorms. All in all,

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Farmer Falgu Goes to Market cover

It’s World Read Aloud Day! Join the Fun

What’s more fun than reading? Reading aloud, of course! make those characters shout and pout and giggle and show off their fancy moves! In honor of the day, we (of course) have a few suggestions: From Cassava Republic, there’s A Visit to Grandad: An African ABC, by Sade Fadipe and illustrated by Shedrach Ayalomeh. Visit

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