Heroes All Around
This article is by Publisher Liaison Christina Moorehead How do you define hero? Some people conjure up images of caped and masked super-powered characters who leap off the pages of comics to roar into action from television and movie screens. Are these the only kinds of heroes to be found? Absolutely not! Within the pages […]
Purrrfect Books for National Kitten Day
This is article is by Publisher Spotlight’s Special Projects Librarian Tracy Gallagher. Here in the office, we are gearing up for July 10th, more happily known as National Kitten Day. While our office cats are technically no longer kittens, Bruno and Sasha will always be called kitties by some of us. Curious about the history […]
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 […]
Arriving Multilingually: Celebrating World Kid Lit Month, Part 2
In Part 1 of our celebration of World Kid Lit Month, we focused on the delights translators bring English readers by providing access to books written in many other languages. Here we turn to books published simultaneously into a multilingual world by publishers who straddle cultures and help readers find ways to cross language fences […]
Celebrate International Friendship Day with a Book—and a Friend, of Course!
When the United Nations first proclaimed July 30 as International Day of Friendship, the idea was to shine a spotlight on how “friendship between peoples, countries, cultures and individuals can inspire peace efforts and build bridges between communities.” Nine years on, we certainly want to celebrate friendship’s power in today’s world. If you can visit […]
Father’s Day Picture Books and Books with Pictures
Fathers receive their special day of public (and family) recognition on the third Sunday of June. To celebrate, we’ve gone to our stacks to show off some books featuring stories (and pictures) about dads. The Haircut, by Theo Heras and illustrated by Renné Benoit (Pajama Press) provides a toddler and daddy bonding story of a first […]
On the Road to Awards
We love those finalists lists as much as we love the ultimate winners. Why? Shortlists give us nuance and hit a lot of possibilities. We think winning is great! We also think recognition for being in the run-up to the ultimate announcements gives readers and listeners a lot of riches. To celebrate this season’s announcements […]