November 24, 2015

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A Tomie dePaola Title and Myriad Animals on Holiday House Fall List | Publishers Preview


Upcoming titles star book-loving dogs, cats, and other creatures; diPaola returns to Holiday House after a 20-year hiatus publishing elsewhere.

Survey Seeks to Shed Light on Publisher Diversity


Lee & Low Books has launched a “Diversity Baseline Survey” on the children’s book publishing industry. To date, 11 publishers and four review journals have committed to participate.

At Holiday House, Rabbits, Beasts, Twins, and Triplets | Spring 2015 Preview

Roxie Munro

At the Holiday House Spring 2015 Preview, picture books abound about best friend bunnies who become intense rivals, a book-writing chicken who attends a book festival, and a young African American girl in the 1950s South who learns she can’t try on her shoes before buying them.

Holiday House Presents a Menagerie of New Animal Characters | Fall Preview 2014


The Holiday House’s Fall 2014 Preview showcased titles that featured animals as their superstars, including: Pants for Chuck, Little Puppy and the Big Green Monster, and There’s a Pig in My Class.

Review of the Day: Roller Derby Rivals by Sue Macy

Review of the Day: Roller Derby Rivals by Sue Macy

Roller Derby Rivals By Sue Macy Illustrated by Matt Collins Holiday House $16.95 ISBN: 978-0-8234-2923-3 Ages 5 and up On shelves July 1st In my next life I will come back as a roller derby queen. Since the majority of my adult life has come and gone in complete and utter ignorance of this sport, […]

Holiday House Spring Kids 2014 | Preview Peek


At Holiday House’s preview of its spring 2014 titles, librarians were treated to special guest author Bruce Degen and a tour of the publisher’s offices to view original book art by such legendary illustrators as Glen Rounds, Leonard Everett Fisher, and Trina Schart Hyman.

Reading Rainbow Partners With National Geographic Kids, Expands App


RRKidz has announced that its flagship brand Reading Rainbow is partnering with publisher National Geographic Kids to expand its interactive reading subscription app, available exclusively on the iPad. The company is also expanding its library with a new branded island featuring dozens of books as well as videos hosted and narrated by RRKidz co-founder LeVar Burton.

Pictures of the Week: The Dedication of St. John the Divine as Literary Landmark; Holiday House’s Spring Preview

Hope Larson, author of graphic novel adaptation of  a Wrinkle in Time (FSG, 2012) and Leaonard S. Marcus, author of  Listening for Madeleine: A Portrait of Madeleine L’Engle in Many Voices (FSG, 2012) autographing books at the dedication of a Literary Landmark at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in New York City in honor of Madeleine L'Engle.

Hope Larson and Leonard S. Marcus autograph books at the dedication of Saint John the Divine as a Literary Landmark in honor of Madeleine L’Engle, and SLJ Book Review editor Trev Jones at the Holiday House Spring preview.

Fresh and Fun | Books for Emergent Readers


Whether they are taking their first steps and beginning to sound out words or making leaps and bounds toward decoding longer sentences and more complex story plots, emergent readers benefit from high-quality books that grab their interest and support their efforts. Ranging from funny tales to nonfiction, these books are guaranteed to reel in developing readers and keep them turning pages.