Happy Grandparents’ Day!
Grandparents’ Day seems extra special this year as so many of our families reach out across households to keep in touch when we can’t touch. Sharing books across generations can provide emotional comfort, whether you hold story time in the relative safety of outdoors or through video chats across the miles. If you are lucky […]
Book Lovers Day for Middle Grade and Teen Readers
We’re guessing that if you are reading this post, you indeed are a book lover! How many young book lovers do you know? We hope you’ll share these recent and forthcoming books to love. Show your tween and teen book lover some book love today! Series can be highly attractive to the book lover, whether […]
Wild about Wildlife
July is a wildly great time to celebrate wildlife! We’ve seen lots of pictures and reports about one side effect of social lockdowns in many locations giving urban dwellers more up-close visits by wildlife who generally steer clear of busy streets. Whether you’ve seen bears, coyotes, bunnies, turkeys, deer, or other wildlife up close lately, […]
World Listening Day
While every day is a good day to listen here are some extra ideas for July 18, which is World Listening Day. Let’s start by exploring audiobook listening’s role in book enjoyment and literacy. You can visit the Sound Learning APA initiative’s site for a wealth of research information about the effects of listening on […]
Black Lives Matter All the Time for All Children
At a time when many people around the world find themselves willing to focus on the material truth that Black Lives Matter, we want to make sure that all kids—regardless of identity—have plenty of access to books that show and tell the wide range of interests, appearances, languages, and concerns that everyone, including Black children, […]
Listening Is Reading – and June Is Audiobook Month
We’re sure you value literacy. What do you know about the connections between listening and literacy? June is a great time to explore them through audiobooks, and we have lots of new suggestions to set you on that adventure. The Audio Publishers Association’s Sound Learning initiative has updated both their visual display and the list […]
Fresh Air Science Fun – and Giveaway!
Springtime offers so many inviting ways to explore and celebrate nature that we’ve decided to offer the chance to teachers and librarians to win a nature exploration picture book shelf! The collection includes seven different books, one for each day of the week, and everybody can follow these links to the free web-based resources their […]
We Can Still Celebrate Spring This Weekend!
Today’s post is written by Emerson Heflin, of Publisher Spotlight’s marketing team. Even though we may be cooped up inside, Spring is still unfolding around us. Publisher Spotlight wants to help you practice your social distancing this holiday weekend with some of our new Spring-perfect favorites. For the youngest of readers, let’s introduce Spring with […]