Publisher Spotlight

  • Why You Want to Up Your Pinterest Game

    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 […]

  • For the Love of Words

    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 […]

  • We’re in This Together

    We’re in This Together

    From the moment conference cancellations trickled and then poured in across the past month, we at Publisher Spotlight have been working on alternative ways to reach librarians, teachers, and families with news and guidance from the world of kids publishing. This is a brief update to let you know we are thinking of all of […]

  • Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr, with a Day On

    Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr, with a Day On

    If you’ve visited our About Us page here, you know that Ellen’s staff knows and cares a lot about children as well as children’s books and publishers. We’d like to invite all of you to join us in honoring Martin Luther King, Jr during this long weekend by taking part in a child-supporting initiative. Join […]

  • Meet Intern Molly Johnson

    Here at Publisher Spotlight we are lucky to have an internship program that gives us the opportunity to meet and work with new and fresh talent coming into the publishing and marketing world. Our current intern is Molly Johnson, originally from Iowa by way of South Carolina, and a recent graduate of the Denver Publishing […]

  • Using picture books with English language learners

    This is adapted from a post was originally published on our heritage blog PS We’re Reading on 25 August 2015 Many picture books offer opportunities for children, and even adults, new to English to explore both the written and spoken language they are acquiring. How picture books are put to this purpose requires sensitivity to […]

  • Macy McMillan Wins the Schneider Family Award

    We are thrilled to share that at the Youth Media Awards announcements earlier this month, author Shari Green and publisher Pajama Press were awarded the prestigious Schneider Family Book Award’s  Middle School division for Macy McMillan and the Rainbow Goddess. The Schneider Family Book Awards is an initiative of the American Library Association that honors “an author or […]

  • Take Along some Listening on Earth Day!

    For many of us, it’s been a long winter. What better way to celebrate Earth Day than to get outside, and what better activity than to listen to some Earth-celebrating audiobooks while you walk or sit and enjoy the spring scenery! Live Oak Media has a lot to offer to fit this bill!  We can […]

  • PRIDE in Our Publishers

    This was originally posted on our heritage blog PS We’re Reading on 20 June 2017 Barefoot Books celebrates inclusivity with Baby’s First Words, a board book that follows one busy baby and her two dads through a day full of exploration. Also available in Spanish as Mis primeras palabras, this title by Christiane Engel introduces younger […]