Fang-tastic Books About Dinosaurs!
by Tricia LeMorte, Publisher Spotlight Intern Dinosaurs seem to have their claws on the imaginations of children—and adults—everywhere. Some people love dinosaurs as big, scary, prehistoric creatures that can teach us about what Earth was like before we were here. But, in the world of children’s books, dinosaurs tend to be cute, fun characters that […]
Publisher Spotlight at the Bologna International Children’s Book Fair
by Ellen Myrick, Publisher Spotlight Founder In 2023, the Bologna International Children’s Book Fair felt alive with crowds of authors, artists, publishers, and other book-adjacent professionals surging through the halls of Bologna’s business district, its famous fiere. Each region of the world displays in its own fair pavilion, giving the five halls a loose order. […]
Set Your Sights on Sunsets During Sunset Week
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 we love sunset s because of the colors—peach, gold, lavender, red—or because sunsets can so […]
Olympics Minded? Pick Up a Book!
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 these competitions, too. From Gecko Press, let’s start with Ole Könnecke’s picture book Sports, translated […]
Food for a Winter’s Night—Books, Too!
Food plays significant roles in many December events, from festive dinner tables to sweets to remembering to share abundance with those both cold and hungry in winter. Let’s snack on some food-themed books you’ll want to include in your end-of-the-year winter days. A new board book series for English (and also for Spanish) readers from […]
In Translation: Celebrating World Kid Lit Month, Part 1
September is a time to celebrate how diverse and welcoming children’s book exploration proves to be. As we open the doors to World Kid Lit Month, we particularly want to focus attention on the work of translators who help make international reading experiences possible. Translation, like writing and illustration, is an art in itself. When […]
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 […]
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 […]