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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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Shaped manipulatives sorted by preschool aged child

Get into Shape(s)!

This has shaped up to be a good year for new kids’ books that focus attention on—shapes! Some shapes—and books—are simple, some simply fun (as well as informative), and some sophisticated—just the way geometric forms run the gamut from easy to grasp to complex. Learning to recognize and name shapes helps build the toddler, preschooler,

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Unwrapping the Secrets of Ancient Egypt

This article is by Publisher Spotlight intern Lauren Neely. Happy King Tut Day! 101 years ago as of November 4, 2023, King Tutankhamun’s tomb was discovered by British archaeologist, Howard Carter, in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings, where 63 pharaohs were buried from 1539 BC to 1075 BC. In celebration of this day, here are

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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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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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