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Binky the Space Cat Series by Ashley Spires

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P.U.R.S.T Agent Binky Television Series Announced Based on Ashley Spires Book Series

September 25, 2018

Get ready to watch Agent Binky and his fellow pets combat interstellar threats on the silver screen! That’s right – Ashley SpiresBinky the Space Cat series has been picked up by Canada’s Treehouse channel for kids.  Be sure to tune in Fall 2019 to join your favorite animal gang, P.U.R.S.T. (Pets of the Universe Ready for Space Travel), in protecting their humans from danger.

P.U.R.S.T Agent Binky Television Series Announced Based on Ashley Spires Book Series

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Get ready to watch Agent Binky and his fellow pets combat interstellar threats on the silver screen! That’s right – Ashley SpiresBinky the Space Cat series has been picked up by Canada’s Treehouse channel for kids.  Be sure to tune in Fall 2019 to join your favorite animal gang, P.U.R.S.T. (Pets of the Universe Ready for Space Travel), in protecting their humans from danger.

Starstruck by Kathleen Kull and Paul Brewer, Illustrated by Frank Morrison

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Shining Review for Starstruck illust. by Frank Morrison in Publishers Weekly

September 10, 2018

Starstruck, an upcoming picture-book biography of Neil DeGrasse Tyson, has received a stellar review from Publishers Weekly ahead of its October 9th release. Illustrated by Frank Morrison, the inspirational book reveals how one boy’s quest for knowledge about space leads him to become a star scientist. The review notes that “Morrison works in a playful art style that expressively conveys Tyson’s personality and physical likeness” and remarks that the book “captures its subject’s relatability, natural curiosity, and infectious enthusiasm for science.”

Read the full review here and pre-order your copy of Starstruck here.

Shining Review For Starstuck Illust. by Frank Morrison in Publishers Weekly

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Starstruck, an upcoming picture-book biography of Neil DeGrasse Tyson, has received a stellar review from Publishers Weekly ahead of its October 9th release. Illustrated by Frank Morrison, the inspirational book reveals how one boy’s quest for knowledge about space leads him to become a star scientist. The review notes that “Morrison works in a playful art style that expressively conveys Tyson’s personality and physical likeness” and remarks that the book “captures its subject’s relatability, natural curiosity, and infectious enthusiasm for science.”

Read the full review here and pre-order your copy of Starstruck here.

Vanessa Brantley Newton’s Grandma’s Purse On Colorado Parent’s List of Books Celebrating Grandparents

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Vanessa Brantley Newton‘s newest picture book, Grandma’s Purse, has made it onto Colorado Parent’s “22 Books that Celebrate Grandparents” list. The books on this list were all recommended by local librarians and book experts, and were compiled just in time for National Grandparents Day on September 9th.  The list’s preface encourages us to “honor the wisdom, differences, and connections to the older generation,” and Grandma’s Purse definitely does just that, through Grandma Mimi’s special connection with her granddaughter. “Grandma Mimi’s purse is an endless source of fascination for a young girl in this colorful ode to the comforting magic of grandmas,” says Denver Public Library children’s librarian Amy Forrester.

You can view the full list of books here and grab your copy of Grandma’s Purse here.

I Wish It Would Snow! by Sarah Dillard

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High Praise From Kirkus Review For Sarah Dillard’s Upcoming Picture Book, I Wish It Would Snow!

August 22, 2018

Congratulations to Sarah Dillard, author and illustrator of the upcoming picture book I Wish It Would Snow!, on receiving a stellar review from Kirkus Review. This sweet seasonal story tells the tale of a charismatic brown bunny in a red turtleneck who wishes that it would snow. When his wish finally comes true, the excited bunny only enjoys it momentarily, quickly becoming exasperated at what appears to be too much snow. So it is back to square one, wishing and pleading for the snow to cease. Kirkus Review notes that this cycle of wishing, momentary enjoyment, and wishing for something else acts as a “mirror” of the young readers who will enjoy the book, and “the exuberant characterization, easy-to-read expressions, and limited text make it just right for their short attention spans.” The review also remarks that “sharp-eyed readers will enjoy watching the body language of a purple bird as the bunny expresses their wishes,” and champions that the message of “satisfaction and contentment in the present” also shines through.

You can read the full review and pre-order your copy of I Wish It Would Snow! here.

High Praise From Kirkus Review For Sarah Dillard’s Upcoming Picture Book, I Wish It Would Snow!

by Claire Easton in Represents Comments: 0

Congratulations to Sarah Dillard, author and illustrator of the upcoming picture book I Wish It Would Snow!, on receiving a stellar review from Kirkus Review. This sweet seasonal story tells the tale of a charismatic brown bunny in a red turtleneck who wishes that it would snow. When his wish finally comes true, the excited bunny only enjoys it momentarily, quickly becoming exasperated at what appears to be too much snow. So it is back to square one, wishing and pleading for the snow to cease. Kirkus Review notes that this cycle of wishing, momentary enjoyment, and wishing for something else acts as a “mirror” of the young readers who will enjoy the book, and “the exuberant characterization, easy-to-read expressions, and limited text make it just right for their short attention spans.” The review also remarks that “sharp-eyed readers will enjoy watching the body language of a purple bird as the bunny expresses their wishes,” and champions that the message of “satisfaction and contentment in the present” also shines through.

You can read the full review and pre-order your copy of I Wish It Would Snow! here.

Eco-friendly Paper Wine Bags and Cardboard Coasters Designed by Julie Comstock

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Love wine? Love the planet? Julie Comstock and Santa Barbara Design Studio have partnered up to produce these beautiful recyclable paper wine bags and cardboard coasters, so that you can enjoy your wine Wednesdays, totally guilt-free. Happy sipping!

Farmhouse Chic Products Available from Jan Bryan-Hunt

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Keep your eyes peeled in stores for a whole array of farmhouse chic products from Jan Bryan-Hunt! Perfect for all seasons, this collection from Creative Co-Op features an assortment of home and kitchen products, including mugs,  tea towels, throw pillows, wall decor, and a pitcher, platter and plates, featured here. We can’t wait to get our hands on these! See the full collection of items here.

Lend a Hand Illust. by London Ladd Chosen as Action Book Club Selection

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Congratulations to London Ladd, who illustrated Lend a Hand, which has been chosen as an Action Book Club Selection from the Little Free Library! The Action Book Club, a program of the Little Free Library nonprofit, combines reading with social engagement. In a twist on the traditional book club, the Action Book Club invites participants to read books on a particular theme, engage in lively discussions, and take part in meaningful group projects to benefit their communities. The Action Book Club offers book recommendations for adults, middle readers, and young readers, with a new theme announced twice a year. The theme that corresponds with Lend a Hand was “Everyday Heroes”. You can see the full list of books here and grab your copy of Lend a Hand here.