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Press Release Fun: A Conference on Censorship and a Call for Proposals

CALL FOR PROPOSALS Call for Proposals Outlawed: The Naked Truth About Censored Literature for Young People Arne Nixon Center for the Study of Children’s Literature Henry Madden Library at California State University, Fresno April 10-12, 2015 While most people are familiar with attempts to censor children’s and young adult literature, the problem of censorship continues [...]

Press Release Fun: Announcing the Ninth Annual Carle Honors


Media Alert For Thursday, September 18th 2014   Contact: Alexandra Pearson 212.255.8455/ Ninth Annual Carle Honors Celebrating Early Literacy and the Art of the Picture Book 2014 gala to fête author/illustrator Jerry Pinkney and other luminaries in the field   On Thursday, September 18, hundreds of children’s book artists, authors and advocates will come [...]

Press Release: Obituary – Walter Dean Myers (1937-2014)


From Harper Collins: WALTER DEAN MYERS, PROLIFIC AND BELOVED AUTHOR OF AWARD-WINNING CHILDREN’S BOOKS, DIES AT AGE 76   Myers Touched So Many With His Eloquent and Unflinching Portrayal of Young African-American Lives     Walter Dean Myers, beloved and deeply respected children’s book author, died on July 1, 2014, following a brief illness. He [...]

Press Release Fun: Teachers Are Givers Contest


For what it’s worth, this contest is for librarians as well as teachers.   To Honor Educators and to Highlight the August Movie Release of “The Giver,” Walden Media Announces its “Teachers are Givers” Contest Educators Will Receive Cash Prizes for Themselves, Their Schools, and Libraries as well as a Special Hometown Screening of “The [...]

Press Release Fun: Sponsor a child for the Summer Illustration Art Academy


Illustrators Making a Difference for 30 At-Risk Youth in NYC The Society of Illustrators will make a difference in the lives of 30 at-risk youth ages 9-13 from the most vulnerable neighborhoods in New York City this July through their Summer Illustration Art Academy. This project with the Department of Parks & Recreation is supported [...]

Press Release Fun: Brooklyn Teacher Lab

Today’s Press Release is probably going to be mostly interesting to teachers in the NYC area.  It’s awfully cool stuff, though, so if you happen to know of a teacher in the area you might want to give them a heads up. I am very excited to share with you news of a project that [...]

Press Release Fun: Kids Author Carnival in NYC – Read. Connect. Party.


Here in New York City the Teen Author Carnival gets a lot of attention. Now there’s going to be a Kids Author Carnival chock FULL of middle grade authors. Check out this jaw-dropping line-up and mark your calendars:

Press Release Fun – Peter Sis: Cartography of the Mind

IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Mary Van Akin (646) 307-5210 | Czech Center New York Presents Exhibition of the Work of Acclaimed Artist, Illustrator, Author, and Filmmaker Peter Sís Peter Sís: Cartography of the Mind Peter Sís: Cartography of the Mind on View May 8 through September 2, 2014 Media Preview and Opening Reception Wednesday, May [...]

Press Release Fun: A Virtual Book Swap on Summer Reading


Remember back in January when I hosted the ALA Media Awards Pre-Game / Post-Game Show with my partner in crime Lori Ess?  Well, the dynamic duo/gruesome twosome is back, baby!  Thanks to the good people of Scholastic, Lori and I are tackling summer reading.  Granted, we’re doing it in a typing/chat like setting and not [...]

Press Release Fun: The Paddle8 Victory Academy Auction of Children’s Book Art


I don’t always blog the auctions I see online, but sometimes the cause is good and the timing is right.  Recently the right good honorable LeUyen Pham emailed me about an auction of children’s book art that sounds, in a word, fan-freaking-tastic.  Said she: Fellow illustrator and artist-who’s-work-i-totally-love CARSON ELLIS has put together an online [...]

Press Release Fun: The Snow Queen joins the New York Musical Theatre Festival


You know when you make a friend who works in a different field than you and then, in time, your mutual interests come together?  Years ago my friend Katie married a talented composer by the name of Haddon Kime.  Haddon was kind enough to create the opening music of my short lived podcast and then [...]

Press Release Fun: Children’s Literary Salon – Podcasting Children’s Books

I’m so pleased with this next Salon that I’m fit to burst.  Somehow I managed to wrangle THREE of our best children’s literary podcasters into one place at one time.  If I were a person prone to the term “squee” I would apply it here, now. New York Public Library is pleased to announce our [...]

Press Release Fun: The 2014 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture!

Yet another reason why we all should live in Minneapolis. I ain’t kidding, actually. Man, I wish I could go to this. Rejoice the Legacy!    What: 2014 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture When: Saturday, May 3, Doors open at 6:30 p.m., lecture at 7:00 p.m. with reception and book signing following Where: Willey Hall, West Bank, [...]

Press Release Fun: Voting Now Open for the 7th Annual Children’s and Teen Choice Book Awards!


So I don’t know if you’ve been following but there’s been quite a sane, collected, interesting discussion going on in my last Press Release about the CBC’s Children’s and Teen Choice Book Awards.  Long story short, Rush Limbaugh’s book was nominated and folks are debating the merits or demerits of its inclusion.  I feel like [...]

Press Release Fun: The CBC and the 2014 Children’s Choice Book Awards


As some of you may have heard, the Children’s Book Council has recently been answering a lot of questions about their Children’s Choice Book Awards recently.  More specifically, the fact that their Author of the Year category includes one Rush Limbaugh.  I’d first heard about this on the child_lit listserv where questions and concerns were [...]