Fairy tales

Fairy Tales, Folktales, Oh, My!

But wait, there’s a difference?! OF COURSE I would know they’re all different, right?  I’m a whole adult human, a teacher, a mother, a writer.   I’ve read thousands of fairy tales and folktales.  Surely SURELY I know the difference! Well, when faced with trying to articulate which is which and what is why off the […]

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Hansel & Gretel cover on left and interior spread on right

Old Tales Told Afresh

As the old year makes way for the new, let’s take a look through some fresh retellings of old stories. Some of these stories are rooted in folklore; others have been recrafted from literary works of bygone centuries. All offer new ways of seeing and understanding the roots from which they grow, just as insights

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Portion of 16th century Carta Marina depicting many sea monsters

Spooky Teen Tales from Around the World

Ghosts, werewolves, and spells, oh my! This October, Publisher Spotlight would like to share some of our favorite young adult titles perfect for spooky season! Read on, and find a rich feminist retelling of an Irish legend, a tale of magic that transforms into a terrifying ghostly mystery, an eerie story of missing children mysteriously

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A Big Bouquet of Books This May

Sun and rain and all kinds of flowering plants surround us in the Northern Hemisphere during the month of May. This year seems especially bountiful in May-perfect picture books to share. Anne Booth’s Bloom, illustrated by Robyn Wilson-Owen (Tiny Owl Publishing) has been praised by The Sunday Times, a large number of other critics, and

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