Exhibiting 2020’s Silver Lining
While Mylo Freeman can share a trip with Princess Arabella at the Museum, from Cassava Republic, 2020 has brought the rest of us different options. Who knew this would be a banner year to discover all sorts of museums, to visit great works of art up close, delve into the natural past, find out more about […]
Pet (Book Collection) Giveaway!
Fact, fiction, fantasy—all about pets…and we’re giving away more than half a dozen to the commenter who explains best how they are going to use them to promote responsible pet ownership in children’s lives. The Dog Patrol, by Rob Laidlaw and published by Pajama Press, has collected a pack of positive reviews. School Library Journal’s […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
Cozy Picture Books for a Winter Day
Oh, my, the Northern Hemisphere is having wintry weather! On the Pacific Coast, that means lots of rain and even unusually generous snowstorms. In the Midwest and along the Northeast, it’s been wind as well as fast moving snowstorms and sub-zero temperatures. Our friends in the UK, meanwhile, also are having snowstorms. All in all, […]
Using picture books with English language learners
This is adapted from a post was originally published on our heritage blog PS We’re Reading on 25 August 2015 Many picture books offer opportunities for children, and even adults, new to English to explore both the written and spoken language they are acquiring. How picture books are put to this purpose requires sensitivity to […]