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Press Release Fun: Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards Now Accepting Submissions

Hi folks! This is a call for submission for the Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards brought to you by Denver Comic Con and Pop Culture Classroom.    Comics and graphic novels are taking a leading role in driving the circulation of libraries, and students are reading them from pre-K through higher education, in every learning environment […]

Press Release Fun: SCBWI Teams With Local Nonprofits To Give Books To Kids

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Sometimes I’m on top of cool news items and sometimes I get a bit sidetracked until after the fact. I heard about this cool SCBWI Literacy Initiative. The pictures are in. Scroll to the bottom of this post to see them: For IMMEDIATE RELEASE SCBWI’s First-Ever Literacy Initiative Gives Books and Builds Dreams with Donations […]

Applications to Host the 2018 May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture Now Open!

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Some of you may recall that I was given the chance to chair the 2018 May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture Committee. I am pleased to announce that if your host site would like to feature the speech, now is the time to make that request public. See below.   CHICAGO–The Association for Library Service to Children […]

Press Release Fun: Get Thee to Symphony Space! On the Double.

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Apparently NYC is covered in snow at the moment. I had to go onto Facebook to confirm this since it seemed so unlikely, but there it is. The Big Apple all in white.  This got me thinking about things that happen in NYC, like Symphony Space and the fact that their stellar children’s literature book […]

Press Release Fun: Cricket Media and Lifelong Learning

THIS HOLIDAY SEASON, GIVE THE GIFT OF READING WITH CRICKET MEDIA’S “DOUBLE THE GIVING” CAMPAIGN   With Each Magazine Subscription Purchased, Cricket will Donate One to a Child in Need in Partnership with Two Award-Winning Literacy Charities: Libraries Without Borders and Parent-Child Home Program Visit DoubletheGiving.com and Join a Charitable Movement Guaranteed to Spark a Lifetime Love of Reading! […]

The Children’s Literary Salon and the World of Rebecca Dudley

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For those of you in the Chicago area, here’s a bit of happiness.  This Saturday I’ll have the pleasure of hosting artist Rebecca Dudley of the incomparable Hank Finds an Egg in my Literary Salon.  Here’s the long and short of it:   Evanston Literary Salon: Rebecca Dudley’s Miniature World Saturday, November 12th, 1:30 – […]

Press Release Fun: 90-Second Newbery Film Festival Open for Submissions

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It only comes but once a year. But when it comes, boy howdy is it cool! The press release below reveals everything you need to know, but I just wanted to add that the new website with its searchable capabilities is awesome.  Plus, I just saw this adorable El Deafo video and had to share: […]

Press Release Fun: Important Ivy & Bean Announcement (and a 6-inch protective layer of lard)

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Naturally you know what tomorrow is. You don’t?  Doggone calendars.  You’d think they’d have the wherewithal to remember that October 21st is Ivy & Bean Day.  And now here’s the interesting part.  You heard it here first, folks, but Ivy & Bean are going to have . . .  AN ELEVENTH BOOK!! Don’t believe me?  […]

Press Release Fun: Institute of Children’s Literature Quarterly Contest

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Generally speaking, I tend to go whole weeks without a press release to my name.  Then I get a whole slew of them submitted in a single week.  So far I’ve one on Tuesday, one today, and probably one tomorrow or Saturday.  It’s a full life.  If the one on Tuesday was for librarians, the […]

Press Release Fun: The 2017 Maureen Hayes Author/Illustrator Award

This one’s for the school and public librarians.  Don’t let the title of this post fool you.  For all that this sounds like an award for authors  and illustrators, it’s actually a grant so that you can get some into your library.  On site.  In person.  Here’s the text, and it’s fantastic.  Maybe one of […]

Press Release Fun: Bank Street BookFest

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There was a time, oh best beloved, when BookFest (an annual book event with multiple panels, book discussions, speakers, and general camaraderie) was hosted by New York Public Library.  Then came the great upheaval of 2008 and its fate was up in the air until Lisa Von Drasek saved it by pulling it uptown to […]

Children’s Literary Salon: 90-Second Newbery Film Festival!

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In just 9 days the Children’s Literary Salon at EPL will be up and running again.  And, as ever, you can watch the proceedings live from your very own home computer right here. This month, we’re celebrating the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival in all its shameless glory.  Explained thusly: Even better news, the 90-Second Newbery […]

Press Release Fun: Mathical Book Prize Now Accepting Submissions for 2016

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Oh, my stars and garters.  You lucky authors out there that have written books with math in them in some way are in for a treat.  The Mathical Book Prize is now accepting submissions from all comers, be they picture books, middle grade, or YA.  What is this prize of which I speak?  In its […]

Press Release Fun: A Curious George Documentary on the Horizon

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Documentary Following Curious George Creators Hans A. & Margret Rey Announced – Ema Ryan Yamazaki Directorial Debut New York City, NY – July 26, 2016 – In celebration of the world’s most beloved monkey, who turns seventy-five years old this year, filmmaker Ema Ryan Yamazaki announces the first ever mixed-media documentary about Curious George. Monkey […]

Application for the ALA/ALSC representative to USBBY

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This is so neat that I wish I could apply for it myself.  I cannot, but if you’re a member of ALSC, you could (you lucky thing).     The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is seeking a personal member interested in representing ALA/ALSC on the United States Board on Books for Young […]