Child’s Play

  • Arriving Multilingually: Celebrating World Kid Lit Month, Part 2

    Arriving Multilingually: Celebrating World Kid Lit Month, Part 2

    In Part 1 of our celebration of World Kid Lit Month, we focused on the delights translators bring English readers by providing access to books written in many other languages. Here we turn to books published simultaneously into a multilingual world by publishers who straddle cultures and help readers find ways to cross language fences […]

  • Pet (Book Collection) Giveaway!

    Pet (Book Collection) Giveaway!

    Fact, fiction, fantasy—all about pets…and we’re giving away more than half a dozen to the commenter who explains best how they are going to use them to promote responsible pet ownership in children’s lives. The Dog Patrol, by Rob Laidlaw and published by Pajama Press, has collected a pack of positive reviews. School Library Journal’s […]

  • Picnic Days

    Picnic Days

    Several countries, towns, and neighborhoods around the world celebrate official Picnic Days in July. Even in a year when attending a big outdoor gathering might not work well, you can still have a variety of picnic events on a smaller scale.  Pack a basket or a paper bag, take a tablecloth or a towel to […]

  • Father’s Day Picture Books and Books with Pictures

    Father’s Day Picture Books and Books with Pictures

    Fathers receive their special day of public (and family) recognition on the third Sunday of June. To celebrate, we’ve gone to our stacks to show off some books featuring stories (and pictures) about dads. The Haircut, by Theo Heras and illustrated by Renné Benoit (Pajama Press) provides a toddler and daddy bonding story of a first […]

  • Climate Action from Home on Earth Day 2020

    Climate Action from Home on Earth Day 2020

    Today’s post is by Becca Hampton, our Publicist and Social Media Coordinator. Calling all eco-heroes! April 22, 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. While this Earth Day falls in the middle of a global pandemic and we are socially distanced, we can use the power of digital media to unify our voices and […]

  • National Library Week at Home

    National Library Week at Home

    This year National Library Week falls in the midst of a time when most public and school library buildings are necessarily closed. However, in many communities, library services and online collections are very much available. In 2020, celebrate the library at your place instead of in a library building! Not sure how to find your […]

  • Meet Artist Katie Brosnan

    Meet Artist Katie Brosnan

    Illustrator and author Katie Brosnan has two new picture books coming to North American readers this spring and we were lucky enough to interview her in spite of various quarantines! Thank you, Katie, for sharing your work and words with your North American fans. PubSpotlight: You have two books coming out this year which you […]

  • Children’s Book Day 2020

    Children’s Book Day 2020

    We continue to update this post as more publishers provide free resources for those impacted by COVID-19 and local stay-at-home guidance. We are living in a worldwide period of school and library closures, social distancing, and the search for activities to keep kids engaged and as active as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic. AND we’re […]

  • On the Road to Awards

    On the Road to Awards

    We love those finalists lists as much as we love the ultimate winners.  Why? Shortlists give us nuance and hit a lot of possibilities. We think winning is great! We also think recognition for being in the run-up to the ultimate announcements gives readers and listeners a lot of riches. To celebrate this season’s announcements […]