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

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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

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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!

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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

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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 [...]

Press Release Fun: Eric Carle Museum Seeks Public Submissions

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The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Seeks Public Submissions for its What’s Your Favorite Animal? Exhibition   (Amherst, MA—March 10, 2014) The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is creating a special exhibition to celebrate the new book, What’s Your Favorite Animal? by Eric Carle and Friends. The Museum will showcase the [...]

Press Release Fun: Two Big Authors Visit the Thalia Kids’ Book Club

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Good old Symphony Space has two HUGE authors in the realm of children’s books coming to speak. And though you won’t see it in the press release below, I’m slated to interview the Newbery Honor winner amongst them. Woo-hoo! So take note: Thalia Kids’ Book Club events with top authors Tickets: $15/$12 members  http://www.symphonyspace.org/events/series/96/thalia-kidsrsquo-book-club Saturday, [...]

Press Release Fun: 2014 Children’s Book Week Poster Revealed!

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BESTSELLING FANCY NANCY ILLUSTRATOR ROBIN PREISS GLASSER’S OFFICIAL 2014 CHILDREN’S BOOK WEEK POSTER UNVEILED AT BOOKWEEKONLINE.COM PREISS GLASSER’S OFFICIAL POSTER COMMEMORATES THE 95TH ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF CHILDREN’S BOOK WEEK (MAY 12-18, 2014), THE LONGEST-RUNNING NATIONAL LITERACY INITIATIVE IN THE COUNTRY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York, NY — February 27, 2014 – The Children’s Book Council [...]

Press Release Fun: A Picture Book Debut (WARNING: May Contain Spoilers)

I could not be more pleased with the news I am about to share.  It is my great honor and privilege to introduce to you the next blogger-turned-children’s-author. Minh Lê, the popular Kidlit blogger and opinionator (he has written for the Atlantic and Huffington Post, and is the voice behind such widely-shared features as “Put [...]

Press Release Fun: Groundwood Books launches new logo/brand identity

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A New Look for Groundwood Books The thirty-five-year-old publisher of beautiful, thought-provoking, and necessary books for young people updates its logo and reinvigorates its brand. To ring in 2014, Groundwood Books is proud to share a new logo. After more than three decades with the meadow mouse logo, Groundwood sought a fresh look for the [...]

Press Release Fun: New Children’s Book Group in NYC Alert

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Keeping a bookgroup alive for kids can be difficult, but its not impossible! I like to keep my finger on the pulse of what’s out there, and now I’ve just heard of the latest bookgroup for the literary kiddos.  Take note, parents of NYC!  One of these days I’ll do a round-up of all the [...]

Press Release Fun – This Censorious World: Books for Children and Their Challenges

My Children’s Literary Salons at NYPL continue unabated.  This Saturday’s event?  Well, we’ve some primo talent that I’m sure you would like to know better.  So if you aren’t prepping for the Super Bowl, come on down!  We’d love to have you. New York Public Library’s Children’s Literary Salon is pleased to announce our upcoming [...]

Press Release Fun: 2014 NYLA YSS Spring Conference Early Bird Registration Open

Early birds can now register for the 2014 New York Library Association (NYLA) Youth Services Section (YSS) Spring Conference scheduled for Friday, April 4, 2014 at the Crowne Plaza White Plains – Downtown, 66 Hale Avenue, White Plains, NY 10601. Early bird registration must be postmarked by Friday, February 21, 2014. Standard registration then continues [...]

Press Release Fun: The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival Comes to NYC!

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It’s that time of year again. So break out your creativity and reserve your seat for our March 22nd showing.  Note that if you live in NYC and you want to submit, the deadline is March 8th.  Plenty of time to come up with something fantastic!