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Press Release Fun: Balloons Over Broadway

When Lisa Von Drasek does a program, you bloody well publicize that program. Here she just let me know about these multiple, awesome programs. Well worth noting, folks. People often ask me how could I give up being at Bank Street College of Education to live in Minnesota. The answer is the Kerlan Collection. This […]

Press Release Fun: Salt wins the New York Historical Society Children’s History Book Prize

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THE NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY ANNOUNCES 2015 CHILDREN’S HISTORY BOOK PRIZE RECIPIENT: HELEN FROST FOR SALT Award to be presented by Chancellor Fariña June 18; Families invited to meet the author June 20 NEW YORK, NY (June 16, 2015)—Dr. Louise Mirrer, President and CEO of the New-York Historical Society, announced today that author Helen Frost will […]

Press Release: Children’s Artists for Gun Safety

Politics and children’s literature are, to a certain extent, inextricable.  The education of our children is so closely tied into our understanding of what education could and should entail (and for whom) that it is innately political.  But there are other issues that are affected by politics too.  Children’s author/musician/performer Bill Harley is familiar to […]

Press Release Fun: The Summer Camp You Deserve (Highlights!)

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As I have in the past, I’ll be speaking at the Highlights Foundation roundabout July 16th, and it really is just the nicest place to be.  With that in mind, here’s a cute little infographic the folks made about their summer camp.  Come by, come by!

Press Release Fun: The 2015 Anne Izard Storytellers’ Choice Awards

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The Anne Izard Storytellers’ Choice Awards Committee is pleased to announce the recipients of the 12th biennial Awards.  The awards will be presented in a ceremony on Tuesday, June 16, 2015, at the White Plains (New York) Public Library. The program is open to the public. The Anne Izard Storytellers’ Choice Award was established in 1990 […]

A Call for Art! Judy Blume Art! Celebrate the ABFE

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So you think you love Judy Blume?  Prove it.  As you know, each and every year The American Booksellers for Free Expression has a book art auction.  It’s where people go to get really really good stuff.  And this year, since the ABFE is celebrating Judy Blume, they’re not only looking for artists willing to […]

Press Release Fun: The 21st Century Children’s Nonfiction Conference (Professional Development Credit!)

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Howdy, folks.  You may recall that in the past I’ve mentioned that there’s a lovely 21st Century Children’s Nonfiction Conference coming to NYC this June.  Well, for those of you with professional development credits to accrue, guess what?  You can get one by attending.  See below for more details: EDUCATOR LITERACY PROGRAM presented by 21st […]

Press Release Fun: The Kids Author Carnival Returns!

Here in New York there’s a Teen Authors Festival that makes the rounds once a year. Inspired by David Levithan’s style, a Kids Author Carnival was created. It’s now in its second year. Check out that line-up! KIDS AUTHOR CARNIVAL 2015   The 2nd annual Kids Author Carnival will take place at the Jefferson Market […]

Press Release Fun: The 21st Century Children’s Nonfiction Conference

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Bet you didn’t know that there was a nonfiction conference for children, did you? There is, and it’s still relatively new. This year they invited me to take part with them, then whipped up this nifty little press release.  Come and attend!  Particularly if you’re here in NYC.  It’s just a day and it’s not […]

Press Release Fun: Stephen Barbara on the Move!

My agent has just found a new home. And since he’s a stellar feller, here are the details of the matter. LITERARY AGENT STEPHEN BARBARA JOINS INKWELL MANAGEMENT After six years at Foundry Literary + Media, literary agent Stephen Barbara will join InkWell Management, effective January 5th, 2015. Barbara, who was instrumental in building Foundry’s books […]

Press Release Fun: Spend an Evening with Brian Floca (for free!)

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Free Lecture An Evening with Brian Floca Saturday, December 6, 6:00–7:30 p.m. Bonnie J. Sacerdote Lecture Hall, Uris Center for Education, The Metropolitan Museum of Art Join award-winning author and illustrator Brian Floca, this year’s recipient of the prestigious Randolph Caldecott Medal for Locomotive, for a presentation about his creative journey, his work in various formats, and […]

Press Release Fun: A Charlotte’s Web Celebration Par Excellence

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IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                                   LIEV SCHREIBER, DAVID HYDE PIERCE, JANE CURTIN, MICHAEL POTTS AND MORE CELEBRATE THE BELOVED AUTHOR OF CHARLOTTE’S WEB WITH READINGS AND MUSIC     Symphony Space, First Book – Manhattan and HarperCollins Publishers announce A star-studded evening honoring E.B. White on November […]

Press Release Fun: Nominate a Literary Landmark

From our good fellow in the field, Rocco Staino: Hello, As chair of the ALA/CBC committee I am working with United for Libraries and the Children’s Book Council on an initiative for Children’s Book Week.  It is our hope that during Children’s Book Week in 2015 that with your help United for Libraries can dedicate throughout the country […]

Press Release Fun: Hervé Tullet – The Exhibit

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My 3-year-old daughter is currently an Hervé Tullet fan, but not in the sense you might think.  It’s not Press Here that strikes her fancy (though she enjoys it well enough) but his board books with Phaidon.  Who knew?  Now there’s an exhibit up over in Brooklyn I need to take her to. Brooklyn Public […]

Press Release Fun: Honoring William Steig and Atha Tehon

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Creating Children’s Books: Collaboration and Change A Symposium in Honor of William Steig and Atha Tehon http://www.library.upenn.edu/exhibits/childrensbooks_symposium.html Creating Children’s Books: Collaboration and Change honors the contributions of William Steig and Atha Tehon to the world of children’s literature during late-twentieth and early-twenty-first centuries. The symposium will explore the creation of children’s books from both the […]