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HAPPY PUBLICATION DAY to Marcie Colleen and Alison Oliver – THE BEAR’S GARDEN is available now!

HOORAY and happiest of publications days to Marcie Colleen and Alison Oliver on the publication of their newest picture book, THE BEAR’S GARDEN!, which Kirkus Reviews calls “a well-illustrated, beautifully written tale of encouragement,” in a starred review. Inspired by the true story of a community garden in Brooklyn, New York, The Bear’s Garden is a testament to how imagination and dedication can transform communities and create beauty for everyone in unexpected places. A little girl sees an empty lot in a city and imagines what it can be. She sees a place to grow, a place to play, and a place to love. With the help of her stuffed bear, the girl brings her community together to create a beautiful garden. PRAISE for THE BEAR’S GARDEN: “A well-illustrated, beautifully written tale of encouragement for budding gardeners.” — STARRED REVIEW, Kirkus Reviews “Seamlessly…

SALES ANNOUNCEMENT: Alison Oliver to illustrate THE BREATHING BOOK

We’re delighted to announce the sale of Alison Oliver’s next PB illustration project, THE IN-BETWEEN BOOK, to Jennifer Adams at Sounds True! Congratulations to all!

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HAPPY BOOK BIRTHDAY to Sue Soltis’ THE STARS JUST UP THE STREET!

HOORAY and happiest of publications days to Sue Soltis on the publication of her newest picture books, THE STARS JUST UP THE STREET, with gorgeous illustrations by Christine Davenier! A grandpa’s memories of brilliant night skies inspire a little girl to take action in a tale for budding community organizers and star lovers alike. Mabel loves stars. She counts five from her window and thirty-seven from her backyard. But her grandfather tells her that, as a child, he could see thousands. Could it be true? Mabel climbs a hill looking for more stars — only to discover that the glow from the nearby town makes them hard to see. What would it take for her neighbors to turn off their lights, just for one night, so that everyone could see the starlit sky? Sue Soltis’s…

HAPPY BOOK BIRTHDAY to J.M.M. Nuanez’s BIRDIE AND ME!

HOORAY and happy book birthday to J.M.M. Nuanez’s BIRDIE AND ME — which is now out there in the world, finding it’s readers. I can’t wait to see how readers react to, and I’m so proud to have been a part of it’s publication. *“Belongs alongside Holly Goldberg Sloan’s Counting by 7s, Cindy Baldwin’s Where the Watermelons Grow, and Ali Benjamin’s The Thing about Jellyfish. Highly recommended.”— School Library Journal, starred review *”This strong, emotional, and engaging read is a must-have for any library. The issues are dealt with realistically and challenge the reader to examine their personal feelings, the various modes for dealing with grief, gender fluidity, and how to appropriately support students in their search for who they truly are. A great coming-of-age story for 5th-8th graders.” — School Library Connection, Highly Recommended, starred review An emotional and uplifting debut…

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