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Press Release Fun: SCBWI’s Annual Literacy Initiative

The members of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators join forces once again as part of the organization’s 3rd Annual SCBWI Books For Readers book drive and literacy event to collect, curate, and donate new books created by its members to one of its two 2019 recipients: the Madison Reading Project  in Madison, WI. (The other is REACH in Portsmouth, […]

Press Release Fun: Amazing, Adept, Appealing Alphabet Books Exhibition at the Grolier Club

Your greatest abecedarian wishes are about to come true. The Grolier Club of NYC is hosting a free exhibit of a personal collection of alphabet books through the centuries. There are even free lunchtime tours! Here are the details.

Press Release Fun: Children and Authors To Collaborate on The Story Seeds Podcast, Launching this Fall

The independent and award-winning children’s media studio, Literary Safari, will launch The Story Seeds™ Podcast this fall, matching children ages 7-12 with best-selling, diverse authors who grow original stories inspired by kids’ story ideas.

Press Release Fun: The Secret Mountain Announces Fall Picture Books with Audio

The Secret Mountain Announces Fall Picture Books with Audio,
Including Ana Gerhard’s Little Creatures: An Introduction to Classical Music in September

Press Release Fun: Announcing the Winners of the Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards!

Comics are a form of literature both near and dear to my heart. This past year I had the pleasure of heading up the children’s committee of the Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards. Here are the winners in the children, middle grade, and YA categories.

Press Release Fun: Casting Call for Creative Writing Kids

Story Seeds, a new storytelling podcast, is looking for creative and outgoing kids between the ages of 7-12 to feature on their show. The podcast matches kids’ story ideas with the imagination of children’s authors.

Press Release Fun: The 2019 Mathical Book Prize Winners Announced!

From the inspiring true stories of the Apollo 8 astronauts and a pioneering woman mathematician to tales of a middle school girl struck by lightning and a young elephant who loves to build towers of wooden bricks, this year’s Mathical Book Prize winners offer young readers a glimpse of the exciting—and sometimes unexpected—ways that mathematical ideas fit into the world around them.

For Your Librarian Eyes Only: Exploring the 2018 Original Art Exhibit with the Society of Illustrators

Since I left New York about three years ago, I’ve found myself missing many of the things that go on there. Few events typify that FOMO more than this one. Librarians are the only people who are able to take part in this, and my envy is a depthless sea from which I can find […]

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]