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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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Making Friends through Books  

This article is by Publisher Spotlight intern Tricia LaMorte. International Day of Friendship is celebrated every year on July 30th. What a great day to show some extra love to your friends, and to teach children to do the same! Whether the kids in your life are trying to make new friends or just want …

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Meet Artist Katie Brosnan

Illustrator and author Katie Brosnan has two new picture books coming to North American readers this spring and we were lucky enough to interview her in spite of various quarantines! Thank you, Katie, for sharing your work and words with your North American fans. PubSpotlight: You have two books coming out this year which you …

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Tell a Fairy Tale Day

Today is National Tell a Fairy Tale Day and we have all kinds of inspiration to help you find a favorite to share. From Tiny Owl Books, you can pick up  Cinderella of the Nile, as told by Beverly Naidoo and with evocative and detailed art by Marjan Vafaeian.  This story has many cultural variations, …

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Green Earth Book Award 2019 Long List Announced

We’re delighted to hear that so many of our books have received attention from The Nature Generation’s national Green Earth Book Award long list selectors! Now celebrating its 15thyear, this award directs attention to books for children and young adults that provide environmental themes and excellent storytelling. “This long list of environmental stewardship books brings …

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