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In Books, Inside the Book by Carter HigginsLeave a Comment

Some books show you something special before you even open the cover. With or without that gold-foiled-title, this is one of them. Where are these places? Who lives there? I want to know. Don’t you? Come on.

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Then and Now: Where the Wild Things Are and Wild

In All, Books, Then and Now by Carter HigginsLeave a Comment

The thing about picture books (or early readers in this case!) is that they can stick in your heart and your brain and become an actual memory, a feeling, and a true part of your childhood. In this series, we’ll take a look at picture books of the past and relive those memories through modern picture books. Let’s make connections between then and now.

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Perseverance and the Olympic Spirit

In All, Books by Matthew Winner6 Comments

Alexandra Boiger’s inspiration for Max and Marla came from many places. Some are quite obvious, such as watching the Sochi Winter Olympics, while others aren’t. However, the underlying essence is based on past and present life experiences. These experiences are personal as well as obtained by watching family, friends, and people in general.

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Picture Book Pass It On

In All, Books, Uncategorized by Matthew Winner1 Comment

When I learned nearly 2/3 of children from low income households do not own books, I was moved to take action. I created the initiative, Picture Book Pass it On to get quality books to kids in need. I’m a children’s author and mom, and I believe we should never underestimate the power of a picture book. I believe one book can make a difference in the life of a child. November is Picture Book Month. I welcome you to celebrate the power of picture books and accept the PBPiO call to action.

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Picture Book Month

In All, Books by Matthew WinnerLeave a Comment

Around the world, schools, libraries, booksellers, and book lovers are coming together to celebrate the print picture book during the month of November. Now in its fifth year, the initiative is a viral phenomenon and was even featured on Thousands joined the celebration creating Picture Book Month events across the United States as well as in Australia, Canada, Hungary, India, Jamaica, the Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, and the United Kingdom.

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12 Picture Books for a Dozen Milestones in Kids’ Lives

In All, Books by Danielle Davis1 Comment

One of the beauties of picture books is how they can meet a child right where she is. Learning to ride a bike? There’s a picture book for that. Anticipating a new family member? There’s a picture book for that too. Books let us know, adult and kid readers alike, that someone else has gone through the same thing. So if you’re celebrating one of these dozen milestones with a child, we hope one of these dozen books will come in handy.