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Growing Peace Awareness

The International Day of Peace, celebrated each year on September 21, is a United Nations initiative. This year also marks the 75th anniversary of the signing of  the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (in December) and also the United Nations members’ ratification of their obligations under the Genocide Convention. While all of these may sound …

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Stack ‘Em Up for World Kid Lit Month

Our favorite way to celebrate September is to remember that it’s World Kid Lit Month all month long! To help you join the celebration, we’re stacking up a tower of kids’ books in translation and fresh from their publishers this year. Let’s start with Albatros Media’s The Hand Book by Magda Garguláková, illustrated by Vítězslav …

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Making Friends through Books  

This article is by Publisher Spotlight intern Tricia LaMorte. International Day of Friendship is celebrated every year on July 30th. What a great day to show some extra love to your friends, and to teach children to do the same! Whether the kids in your life are trying to make new friends or just want …

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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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Why You Want to Up Your Pinterest Game

Every month, staff here at Publisher Spotlight develop and mail clients Best Practices advice to help small publishers develop new ways of making better discovery possible for potential readers and collection developers. At Publisher Spotlight ourselves, we make use of half a dozen social media channels to spread word about great reviews, programming ideas to …

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For the Love of Words

Books tell stories—both factual and imagined—and most stories need words to communicate the writer’s ideas to the reader. Words, like books, come in all shapes and sizes and can be put together in ways both traditional and creative.  Let’s celebrate words with some recent picture books about them! Let’s start with Ivan Brunetti’s beginning reader …

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