About Francisca Goldsmith

librarian, professional development trainer, writer

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 … 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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Let’s Explore Architecture

While the official Architecture Day comes only once a year, everyone in the world makes use of architecture every day. Unlike other everyday things like food and clothing, we sometimes forget that shelters and other buildings don’t just “happen”: they … Continue reading

Olympics Minded? Pick Up a Book!

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While the Tokyo Olympics of 2021 can’t draw crowds in real life, there are plenty of ways to share the thrills of world class athletes showing off their best. Extend your family’s sports attention with just the right books for … Continue reading

Let’s Celebrate Parents Day!

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While several different countries honor parents on specific holidays around the calendar, the official United Nations’ designated Parents Day falls annually on June 1. Since our publishers come from various countries around the globe, all of which belong to the … Continue reading