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  • Black Lives Matter All the Time for All Children

    Black Lives Matter All the Time for All Children

    At a time when many people around the world find themselves willing to focus on the material truth that Black Lives Matter, we want to make sure that all kids—regardless of identity—have plenty of access to books that show and tell the wide range of interests, appearances, languages, and concerns that everyone, including Black children, […]

  • Listening Is Reading – and June Is Audiobook Month

    Listening Is Reading – and June Is Audiobook Month

    We’re sure you value literacy. What do you know about the connections between listening and literacy?  June is a great time to explore them through audiobooks, and we have lots of new suggestions to set you on that adventure. The Audio Publishers Association’s Sound Learning initiative has updated both their visual display and the list […]

  • Climate Action from Home on Earth Day 2020

    Climate Action from Home on Earth Day 2020

    Today’s post is by Becca Hampton, our Publicist and Social Media Coordinator. Calling all eco-heroes! April 22, 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. While this Earth Day falls in the middle of a global pandemic and we are socially distanced, we can use the power of digital media to unify our voices and […]

  • Children’s Book Day 2020

    Children’s Book Day 2020

    We continue to update this post as more publishers provide free resources for those impacted by COVID-19 and local stay-at-home guidance. We are living in a worldwide period of school and library closures, social distancing, and the search for activities to keep kids engaged and as active as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic. AND we’re […]

  • Let’s Grow More Girl Scientists!

    Let’s Grow More Girl Scientists!

    Today’s blog post was written by our Marketing Manager Emerson Heflin. February 11th draws attention to the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Today, less than 30% of science researchers worldwide are women, so we could use the help of some inspiring picture books and novels to change the narrative and celebrate the women […]

  • An Abundance of Award Winners!

    An Abundance of Award Winners!

    October has brought a wonderfully rich harvest of awards to our publishers. The Northern Dawn‘s book awards, Northern Lights, were announced in a range of categories “honoring children’s literature of extraordinary merit.” We are so pleased to see so many of the books we love on the roster of 2019 winners: Board Book/Toddler Winner: From […]

  • World Kid Lit Month and the Richly Diverse Northern Hemisphere

    This is the third in a series of four posts with which we ask you to join us in celebrating World Kid Lit Month (#WorldKidLit on social media). As we continue our month-long celebration of international kids’ publishers and some of their newest books, we find the Northern Hemisphere overflowing with delights to discover. We’ve […]

  • Small Worlds

    Small Worlds

    Summer days invite us to explore nature up close and in detail, including the small worlds of insects, bees and butterflies. All of these make fine topics for picture books as well, so pairing an outdoor reading time with observation and discovery can turn a plain afternoon into magic.  Pack your hat, a magnifying glass, […]

  • Summer Days Made for Museum Browsing

    Summer Days Made for Museum Browsing

    Did you know that many public libraries in the United States provide free entry passes to museums? And museums can be fine respites when summer temperatures soar or storms threaten to keep us indoors and antsy to get out and about. To get your family primed for your next science, natural history, art, or even […]