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Bank Street Books Announces Newest Best Children’s Books of the Year

The newly released list from Bank Street College of Education reflects their Children’s Book Committee’s choices from 2023’s publications. Bank Street’s seal of “best” is recognized by librarians, teachers, teacher training programs, and parents as a gold standard guide to children’s books. The selection committee is composed of more than two dozen members who are […]

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¡Bravo! Bank Street’s Best Spanish Children’s Books Announced

Bank Street College of Education has announced their list of The Best Children’s Books of the Year in Spanish, 2024 Edition, and we have more than a dozen congratulations to share! The list calls attention to stellar children’s books in Spanish that were published or translated in 2023 as selected by a community of education

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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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Just One More: Bedtime Reads that Are Cooler than the Other Side of the Pillow 

What better way to wind down after a long day than to cozy up with a good book? This goes for your little one as well. Benefits of reading bedtime stories together can include an engaged imagination, expanded vocabulary, and reduced stress in both child and reading partner! Here are some of our favorite sleepy

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Big (and Little) Books for Big Feelings

There are whole months and days dedicated to raising mental health awareness, but this is a topic that deserves to be addressed all year long. Kids may be tiny people, but they have BIG feelings, and it’s important to support them through their emotions and experiences. From anxiety and sadness to excitement and anger, this

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Titles for Tummy Time Tots

This post is by Publisher Spotlight consultant Josalyn Moran. The research is in! infant tummy time is important time! Multiple pediatric studies have been conducted to confirm the health and developmental benefits of “tummy time,” including this recommendation from Pediatrician Matthew Badget, MD, of the Cleveland Clinic, in which he points out the following advantages:

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Generations of Love: Grandparents and Grandchildren in Books

This article is by Josalyn Moran, Publisher Spotlight consultant When President Jimmy Carter signed a presidential proclamation in 1978 declaring the first Sunday after Labor Day as National Grandparents Day, he was already a grandfather.  He knew the unanticipated joy and unconditional love that being a grandparent can provide.  He may not have known about

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Top of the World Tales from Nunavut

Nunavut is our world’s northernmost permanently inhabited place and Canada’s largest territory. And within this expanse of tundra and mountains live the Inuit people. Inuit-focused publishers such as Inhabit Media, make it possible for both Inuit and non-Inuit youth to deepen their knowledge about Inuit culture, oral traditions, folktales, arts, and family connections. Inhabit Media’s

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We Can Still Celebrate Spring This Weekend!

Today’s post is written by Emerson Heflin, of Publisher Spotlight’s marketing team. Even though we may be cooped up inside, Spring is still unfolding around us. Publisher Spotlight wants to help you practice your social distancing this holiday weekend with some of our new Spring-perfect favorites. For the youngest of readers, let’s introduce Spring with

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