Curiosity Reigns in Titles for Older Kids During Children’s Book Week
Books for kids in middle grades and into their tweens and early teens engage audiences by invoking curiosity. This occurs in both informational and imaginative narratives. And we’ve got some excellent suggestions to help independently reading kids celebrate this year’s 100th anniversary of Children’s Book Week! Just this week, the national association that creates and […]
An Abundance of Award Winners!
October has brought a wonderfully rich harvest of awards to our publishers. The Northern Dawn‘s book awards, Northern Lights, were announced in a range of categories “honoring children’s literature of extraordinary merit.” We are so pleased to see so many of the books we love on the roster of 2019 winners: Board Book/Toddler Winner: From […]
Errol’s Garden Is an Award Winner
Congratulations to Child’s Play International and author and illustrator Gillian Hibbs! The Junior Master Gardener Program of the American Horticultural Society has honored Errol’s Garden with the 2019 Growing Good Kids Book Award for excellence in children’s literature. Take a quick trip to the beach to join the book’s creator in her acceptance speech and […]
Bank Street College Names Best Spanish Language Picture Books for Spring 2019
Congratulations to NubeOcho Books, appearing no fewer than five times on the brand new Lista de los Mejores Libros Infantiles en Español De Libros Revisados en Primavera 2019, from Bank Street College of Education! These picture books reflect a variety of story types, illustration styles, and countries of origin. You’re sure to find a delight […]
Eisner Award Nominations Are In!
Each year at the San Diego Comic-Con, the world’s arguably most noteworthy comic books awards are announced. And each spring before that July event, the nominees are announced and any comics professional–including librarians who work with comics in their libraries–can participate in the voting. This year, Image Comics has made quite a showing, with nominations […]
Green Earth Book Awards Announced
Just in time for April’s Earth Day celebrations, The Nature Generation has announced the 2019 Green Earth Book Awards for titles published for children and teens. Congratulations to Pajama Press, this year’s winning publisher in the Children’s Fiction category, and publisher of one of the Honor titles in the Children’s Nonfiction category. The Flooded Earth, […]
Fun with Numbers
Pi Day (3/14) approaches, so bake a pie and pull up a good book that features more fun with numbers! An award-winner from Toon Books, Ivan Brunetti’s 3 X 4 offers both a fun and fascinating look at multiplication that is accessible for readers as young as three. How many ways can you sort 12 […]
Celebrating International Women’s Day with Young Readers
First celebrated after women gained suffrage rights in Russia, in 1917, International Women’s Day was recognized by the United Nations in 1975. In recent years, an increasing number of books for children feature strong women and girls that make excellent stories to share with young readers. Visit your library or book store today to add […]