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Thunder Underground illus. by Josée Masse Featured on Mackin “Books in Bloom” Blog

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The blog Books in Bloom by Mackin Educational Resources provides a space for literature lovers to share and discuss their favorite books. These book recommendations come from a company that prides itself on providing high-quality library and classroom materials to PK-12 schools and public libraries around the world. Tracey L., who has worked at Mackin for 13 years, recently compiled a list of her favorite nonfiction books of 2017, which includes Thunder Underground, written by Jane Yolen and illustrated by Josée Masse. It is featured in the “Intermediate Nonfiction” category.

The full list is available here, and you can purchase Thunder Underground here.

March On! The Day My Brother Martin Changed the World by Christine King Farris and illustrated by London Ladd

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March On! illus. by London Ladd on SLJ’s list of Great Books for Celebrating Martin Luther King Day

January 16, 2018

March On! The Day My Brother Martin Changed the World by Christine King Farris and illustrated by London Ladd was included on School Library Journal’s list of “Great Books for Celebrating Martin Luther King Day!” March On! recounts the events of the March on Washington from the perspective of Martin Luther King Jr.’s sister, and includes Ladd’s “painterly illustrations” that “convey the participants’ soaring emotions.”

Check out the full list here.

Clayton Byrd Goes Underground illus. by Frank Morrison wins NAACP Image Award!

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Congratulations to Frank Morrison, who illustrated the 2018 NAACP Image Award winning book Clayton Byrd Goes Underground! The award was given for “Outstanding Literary Work” in the Youth/Teens category.

You can find a complete list of NAACP Image Award winners here.

Vanessa Brantley Newton featured on All The Wonders Podcast

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Image result for grandma's purseCheck out episode #418 of ‘All the Wonders’ podcast, where Vanessa Brantley Newton talks about connecting with her readers, kids giving their parents a do-over, and the universal quest to give others what you never got.


Olga and the Smelly Thing from Nowhere featured on NYPL Best SciFi Books for Kids List

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Olga and the Smelly ThingCongratulations to Elise Gravel, whose book Olga and the Smelly Thing from Nowhere made it onto New York Public Library’s “The Best Science Fiction Books for Kids of 2017” list! View the complete list here.

Olga also made onto the School Library Journal’s list of Great Hybrid Books, which you can find here.

Fuse 8’s “31 Days, 31 Lists” Includes Seven Books From Our Artists/Authors

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In December, Elizabeth Bird of Fuse 8 compiled a list of must-reads for every day of the month. Seven books by our artists/authors made it onto these lists, which are broken down into categories from Non-fiction to Science & Nature.

December 22 – Fictionalized Nonfiction included:

December 23 – American History included:

December 24 – Science & Nature Books included:

December 26 – Unique Biographies included:

December 27 – Nonfiction Picture Books included:

December 31 – Picture Books included:

Congratulations to all our talented artists!

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New Moonlite product featuring Betsy Snyder’s Sweet Dreams Lullaby available

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There’s a new way to enjoy Betsy Snyder‘s beloved children’s tale, Sweet Dreams Lullaby. Moonlite is a storybook projector for your mobile phone, which allows readers to project illustrations and access storybook text and sound effects. Now, you can add a Sweet Dreams Lullaby reel to your Moonlite collection, and enjoy Snyder’s story in a unique way!

Order the Moonlite projector here and the Sweet Dreams Lullaby reel here.

Purple, illustrated by Joanie Stone, is available now

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Written by Amanda Doering with illustrations from Joanie Stone, Purple brings the secondary color to life. This picture book is truly an interactive experience, thanks to musical accompaniment by Mark Mallman and the opportunity to seek and find the bold color with every turn of the page. Young readers will get to learn, listen, sing and explore along with Purple.

Get your copy, with online music access, here!

Sarah Dillard’s Mouse Scouts: Make Friends is out now!

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Image result for mouse scouts make friendsThe much-anticipated fourth book in Sarah Dillard‘s Mouse Scouts series is finally here! Join the Acorn Scouts in their quest to earn the Making Friends badge, embarking on a journey that will test old friendships, forge new ones, and ultimately reveal what it means to be a true friend.

Get your copy here!

Register for an upcoming webinar with London Ladd!

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London LaddNew York: West/Central Upstate will be taking part in a webinar with the Western/Central NY chapter of the SCBWI for aspiring illustrators starting on January 13th, 2018. Join Ladd as he provides his insider information on the nuances of navigating as a professional illustrator, specifically the art of negotiating with artist reps and art directors.  Registration will give you access to the webinar, along with the opportunity to type in your own questions and access the recording for two weeks afterward.

For registration and more info about the webinar, click here!