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Press Release Fun: A $5,000 Award for School Libraries

A message for school librarians: ALA is now accepting applications for the 2015 Sara Jaffarian Award. The award recognizes K-8 schools for exceptional programming in social studies, poetry, drama, art, language arts, culture, or other humanities subjects. Apply by Dec. 15 at More information below. Please let me know if you have any questions. Sarah Ostman Communications Manager [...]

Press Release Fun: The Second Annual Columbus Children’s Book Festival


COLUMBUS CHILDREN’S BOOK FESTIVAL RETURNS SEPTEMBER 20 Authors, Illustrators and More to be Featured at Free Outdoor Event at the Columbus Public Library (Columbus, GA) – The long-awaited Second Annual Columbus Children’s Book Festival returns to the grounds of the Columbus Public Library on Macon Road on Saturday, September 20th. The event is free and open [...]

Press Release Fun: Tour the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre From the Comfort of Your Own Home


Believe it or not, this year marks the 50th Anniversary of Roald Dahl’s beloved CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY. This September, Penguin is celebrating with a week long Skype Tour of the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre! On the Skype tour: •       The Roald Dahl Museum’s Education Manager will lead your group [...]

Press Release Fun: Thalia’s Book Club at Symphony Space

Celebrate Reading This Fall with Thalia Kids’ Book Club at Symphony Space The always popular Thalia Kids’ Book Club includes lively discussions between top children’s book authors and their fans, with special guests and a behind-the-scenes look at how books are written and produced. The interactive series is co-presented with the Bank Street Bookstore. For [...]

Press Release Fun: James River Writers Conference returning in October

JAMES RIVER WRITERS CONFERENCE RETURNING FOR 12TH YEAR WITH IMPRESSIVE LINEUP OF SPEAKERS, WORKSHOPS Registration is open for one of Virginia’s most popular events for writers   RICHMOND, Va. – What do New York Times bestselling authors, literary agents and award-winning illustrators have in common? They’re all going to be networking and sharing a wealth [...]

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 [...]