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Jackets of all 39 books on the 2024 Outstanding International Children's Books list

Celebrating International Children’s Books

Each January, the United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY) announces their Outstanding International Books list during a meeting at the American Library Association conference.  The latest list, reflecting books published or released in 2023 and chosen by a committee of USBBY members, has just been released and we are delighted to find […]

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Covers for Look Up High! from Pajama Press, Kind Crocodile from Gecko Press, History FACTopia from What On Earth

It’s the Most List-i-ful Time of the Year!

From late November onward toward the year’s end, everyone’s making and/or following lists: what to gift, what to put on your own wish list, or gift yourself right now and add to your growing to-be-read pile. Because we work with so many international kids’ book publishers, our interests in lists is definitely global. We’ve found

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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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NetGalley Brings the Goods

For book enthusiasts, there is nothing quite like the thrill of finding a captivating new tale, allowing imaginations to run wild and curiosity to have no bounds. With the help of NetGalley, educators, librarians, and bookworms can nurture their love for children’s literature, thanks to its virtual wonderland specifically designed for book lovers to discover

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Pavla Fortelna speaks with Rutgers professors Marc Aronson & Doris Gebel & their students

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.

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Q & A with Author and Little Island Books Founder Siobhán Parkinson

This article is by Publisher Liaison Manager Emma Schneider Pregnancy is a time of excitement and expectation as parents prepare for the arrival of their baby. But tragically, approximately 1 in 4 women in both the United States and Ireland suffers a miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant loss. In times of grief and confusion, books often

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