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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!

A Child’s Introduction to African American History illustrated by Lynn Gaines

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A Child’s Introduction to African American History illus. by Lynn Gaines is available now!

10 Jan 2018

A Child’s Introduction to African American History: The Experiences, People, and Events That Shaped Our Country, written by Jabari Asim and illustrated by Lynn Gaines, is available for purchase! This book provides an in-depth guide to the compelling history of African Americans, touching on a variety of subjects such as politics, music, sports, entertainment, and many more. Asim provides details from the slave trade to the recent Black Lives Matter movement, noting prominent African American icons such as Rosa Parks, Miles Davis, and Toni Morrison. Gaines’ illustrations bring the expansive, complex history to life.
Grab a copy here!

A Child’s Introduction to African American History illus. by Lynn Gaines is available now!

by Claire Easton in Represents Comments: 0

A Child’s Introduction to African American History: The Experiences, People, and Events That Shaped Our Country, written by Jabari Asim and illustrated by Lynn Gaines, is available for purchase! This book provides an in-depth guide to the compelling history of African Americans, touching on a variety of subjects such as politics, music, sports, entertainment, and many more. Asim provides details from the slave trade to the recent Black Lives Matter movement, noting prominent African American icons such as Rosa Parks, Miles Davis, and Toni Morrison. Gaines’ illustrations bring the expansive, complex history to life.

Grab a copy here!

Grandma’s Purse by Vanessa B. Newton

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Vanessa Brantley Newton Featured on All the Wonders Podcast

10 Jan 2018
Check 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.

Vanessa B. Newton’s Grandma’s Purse is out today!

09 Jan 2018

Happy Book Birthday to Vanessa B. Newton’s new picture book, Grandma’s Purse! See what the critics are saying…

“Brantley-Newton creates a whimsical interplay of patterns, rich color, and her trademark lively expressions–a beautiful visual mélange. The magic of grandparents is undeniable, and this book is an excellent treat for grandkids to share with their own grandmas and grandpas, or the other way around.”– Kirkus

“Brantley-Newton’s vividly colorful images paint the happiness the little girl feels in her grandmother’s presence. A strong intergenerational choice for any picture book collection.”– SLJ

“An exuberant melange of brightly colored, cheerful images, perfectly matched to the cheerful tone of the intergenerational story.”– Booklist

Order your copy here!

Vanessa B. Newton’s Grandma’s Purse is out today!

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Happy Book Birthday to Vanessa B. Newton’s new picture book, Grandma’s Purse! See what the critics are saying…

“Brantley-Newton creates a whimsical interplay of patterns, rich color, and her trademark lively expressions–a beautiful visual mélange. The magic of grandparents is undeniable, and this book is an excellent treat for grandkids to share with their own grandmas and grandpas, or the other way around.”– Kirkus

“Brantley-Newton’s vividly colorful images paint the happiness the little girl feels in her grandmother’s presence. A strong intergenerational choice for any picture book collection.”–SLJ

“An exuberant melange of brightly colored, cheerful images, perfectly matched to the cheerful tone of the intergenerational story.”–Booklist

Order your copy here!

Great Publishers Weekly Review for Midnight Teacher, Illus. by London Ladd

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Publishers Weekly shared a review of upcoming biographical picture book Midnight Teacher: Lilly Ann Granderson and Her Secret School. Written by Janet Halfmann and illustrated by London Ladd, Midnight Teacher recounts the story of a woman born into slavery whose determination and bravery led to the literacy of countless slaves. Publishers Weekly praises London Ladd’s “rich, naturalistic” images and remarks on the “painful but uplifting” nature of the inspirational narrative.

 

Publishers Weekly’s full review is available here. Midnight Teacher is coming out February 6, 2018 and can be pre-ordered here.

Stolen Words, Illus. by Gabrielle Grimard, One of Shelf Awareness’s Best Picture Books of the Year

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Shelf Awareness, a newsletter about the book industry, recently released a 2017 Best Children’s and Teen Books of the Year list. Stolen Words, written by Melanie Florence and illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard was right at the top of the list! Stolen Words is the story of the relationship between a young girl and her Cree grandfather. When she discovers that he lost his native language in Canada’s residential school program, she sets out to help him recover it. It’s one of Shelf Awareness’s best picture books of 2017.

Shelf Awareness’s full list of best books of the year is available hereStolen Words can be purchased online here.