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Press Release Fun: Nominate 2020 Titles for the Green Earth Book Award!

The Nature Generation is accepting nominations for the national 2021 Green Earth Book Award October 1 through December 15, 2020.

Call for Submissions: How Do Books For Our Youngest Readers Inspire Action Towards Equity?

The Illinois Reading Council is excited to announce a call for manuscripts for a special issue of their double-blind, peer-reviewed journal. The theme is: How do Books for our Youngest Readers Inspire Action Towards Equity?

A New Podcast for Your Children: Story Seeds Is Live!

There’s a new podcast in town. Listen in, then stay tuned for a special PSA from Jason Reynolds sharing 8 tips on how to fight COVID-19.

Press Release Fun: Children’s Books Written by Well-known Authors of Adult Books at the Grolier Club

A little-known and unexpected aspect of 20th century literature is the delightful discovery that some well-known authors also wrote one or more children’s books. This unusual literary theme is explored in the exhibition They Also Wrote Children’s Books, on view in the Grolier Club’s second floor gallery from March 4 through May 2, 2020.

Press Release Fun: SLJ, MSRI Launch Mathical Book Prize Collection Development Awards

This year I will be co-chairing the Mathical Book Prize committee, so it is with extreme pleasure that I tell you about this new opportunity to get great books in schools. Or, to put it another way, FREE BOOKS!!! Come and get ’em!

Now Playing at Toronto Public Library: The IBBY Collection for Young People with Disabilities Exhibit

A brand spanking new exhibit is occurring at the Toronto Public Library. Opening tomorrow, it features the “best of the best” from the IBBY Collection for Young People with Disabilities, a multilingual reference collection located at North York Central Library, part of the Toronto Public Library system. But don’t take my word for it.

Story & Pictures By: The Documentary You’ve Been Waiting For

You may have heard a bit about this documentary floating about on the winds. Today I’d like to highlight this film currently in production. It has a Kickstarter going and needs your help. With 18 days to go, it’s a little more than halfway to its goal. If you can, please check it out:

Press Release Fun: SCBWI’s 3rd Annual Literacy Initiative Gives Books to Readers in Need

Children’s Book Creators Join Forces to Provide High Quality Books Plus a Literary Celebration for REACH in Norfolk, Virginia! Los Angeles, October 10, 2019 The members of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators join forces once again as part of the organization’s annual SCBWI Books For Readers literacy initiative to collect, curate, and […]

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.