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Press Release Fun: SCBWI Books for Readers Book Drive

For IMMEDIATE RELEASE SCBWI’s 2nd Annual Literacy Initiative Gives Books and Builds Dreams With Donations of Books to Readers In Need Children’s Book Creators Join Forces to Provide High Quality Books for the Indian Education Program of Fargo and West Fargo Public Schools   Los Angeles, CA, and Fargo, North Dakota—September 19, 2018 Members of […]

Press Release Fun: The Eric Carle Museum Presents the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Awards

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I can’t help it, folks. This is just too cool not to post.        Give Join Making Art FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Sandy Soderberg, Marketing Manager (413) 559-6315 sandys@carlemuseum.org The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Celebrates 50 Years of the Coretta Scott King Awards with Our Voice: Celebrating the Coretta Scott […]

Press Release Fun: The Debut of the 2018 Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards

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As you may have heard, there’s a new award in town. A comic award, and it’s fascinating. Called the Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards, a wide range of different types of judges working, in some fashion, with comics came together to decide on the 2018 winners. You can see the final results here, but let’s […]

Bookmark Reveal: The 2018 Children’s Book Week Bookmarks Are In With Big Old Names Attached

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Every year I reveal the bookmarks released in conjunction with that most honorable and long lasting children’s literature tradition, Children’s Book Week. Originally established in 1919 (which, obviously, means that next year there’s going to be a great big party to celebrate the centennial), Children’s Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the […]

Press Release Fun: 90-Second Newbery Screenings Are Heading To Your Burg

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It’s that time again! No sooner have the real Newberys been announced than the 90-second versions of them start cropping up. In Film Festival form! Yep, the utterly charming 90-Second Newbery is on the road, and I have your complete schedule here today. Find the big city nearest you and come on in. It’s a […]

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 […]