March 1, 2011
EBYR Changes Its Submission Guidelines: We've made a few changes to our submission guidelines. Please see our submissions page for details.
January 28, 2011
Build-A-Bear Workshop® Chooses Nanuk Flies Home as a Winter Spotlight Book: Build-A-Bear Workshop created Bearemy's Book Club to encourage children of all ages to read about bears and other wonderful friends and adventures.
The Book Club also gives kids a voice in reviewing and rating books for other kids.
This year, Nanuk Flies Home is one of their “Winter Animals” spotlight books. Visit the spotlight page to find all the top recommended books.
January 18, 2011
Spoken Arts Produces Audiobook Edition of Ben and the Emancipation Proclamation: Spoken Arts has produced an audiobook version of Pat Sherman and Floyd Cooper's Ben and the Emancipation Proclamation, read by the famous actor LeVar Burton.
Visit SpokenArtsMedia.com to order your copy.
November 11, 2010
Booklist Names Its Top 10 Religion Books for Youth: Carole Boston Weatherford and Tim Ladwig's beautiful book, The Beatitudes: From Slavery to Civil Rights, has been named one of the Top 10 Religion Books for Youth by Booklist magazine. See the full list of award winners at BooklistOnline.com.
November 8, 2010
German Youth Literature Prize Nominee: Garmann's Summer by Stian Hole has received a stream of awards and now adds the nomination for the 2010 German Youth Literature Prize! Pair this book together with its sequel, Garmann's Street, for a unique and delightful reading experience.
October 5, 2010
EBYR Offers Review Copies on LibraryThing.com: Book lovers can now review advance copies of our latest children's books when sign up to be an Early Reviewer on LibraryThing.com.
Don't miss this month's selection from our Spring 2011 list: Good Night, Chickie, The Seven Seas, and Vincent van Gogh and the Colors of the Wind.
June 28, 2010
ALA Interviews Pamela Ehrenberg: During the 2010 Annual Conference, the American Library Association talked with Pamela Ehrenberg about her latest novels, Tillmon County Fire and Ethan, Suspended.
Click here to watch the interview on YouTube.
May 21, 2010
The Story of Princess Ka'iulani Made into a Movie: Before she was twenty, Princess Ka'iulani of Hawaii defended her nation against those that threatened its independence. The biography Princess Ka'iulani: Hope of a Nation, Heart of a People tells her fascinating story of courage and determination, which has recently been made into a movie.
Click here to watch the iTunes movie trailer for Princess Kaiulani, in theaters now.
May 17, 2010
Circles of Hope Recommended for Teaching about Haiti: Teaching for Change and Rethinking Schools suggest educators help children learn more about Haiti than what is covered in the media, and they have recommended using Circles of Hope to teach children about environmental problems caused by deforestation and about community efforts to replant. Click on the links below to see the lists of recommended resources.
Teaching for Change
May 14, 2010
The Montreal Gazette Interviews Stian Hole and Don Bartlett: Stian Hole, author and illustrator of the award-winning Garmann's Summer and its well-received sequel, Garmann's Street, goes in-depth with The Montreal Gazette on emulating his master storyteller grandmother and creating art and literature rather than just a book. Don Bartlett, the translator, talks about moving the stories of Garmann from being Norwegian to British to American by handling butterflies, dewdrops, and flames.
Click on the links below to read the interviews and a book review of Garmann's Street.
Interview with Stian Hole
Interview with Don Bartlett
Review of Garmann's Street
January 21, 2010
Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast Interviews Melissa Sweet: In 2009 the Caldecott committee awarded Melissa Sweet the Caldecott Honor for her illustrations in A River of Words, written by Jen Bryant. Today, Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast interviews Melissa about her multi-media artwork and her breakfast-of-choice! Click here to read "Seven Questions Over Breakfast with Melissa Sweet."
January 05, 2010
Katherine Paterson Appointed National Ambassador for Young People's Literature: Congratulations to Katherine Paterson on her appointment as National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, which was announced in a ceremony on January 5 by James Billington, Librarian of Congress. Paterson is best known for her beloved novels such as the Newbery-award winning Bridge to Terabithia, The Great Gilly Hopkins, and Jacob Have I Loved. Her first published book, however, was a work of nonfiction for middle-school-age readers, Who Am I?, which Eerdmans has just released in a new edition. For more information about this new release, click here.
Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
on Garmann's Street
"Hole's expressive, detailed and surreal photo-collage illustrations are similar to those in the first outing, with patterned backgrounds and a blend of contemporary and vintage images . . . a visually stunning tale of friendship." full review
on Extraordinary Ernie & Marvelous Maud
"The brevity, spry pace, and humorous line art make Watts's story a good choice for kids who are more used to meeting superheroes on the screen than on the page." full review
on Ben and the Emancipation Proclamation
"The story and its telling are inspirational, and Cooper's signature oil paintings featuring muted shades of brown are, as usual, lovely . . . a solid Black History choice for younger students." more reviews
The Horn Book Magazine
on Joe Rat
"Here's a novel that takes its Dickensian roots seriously. . . . While the story is unflinchingly realistic, there's more than a little 'Hansel and Gretel' at work as Joe and Bess navigate the dark streets and disgusting sewers of the city in their quest for freedom. As with Dickens, the happy ending might not be exactly earned, but it is welcome." more reviews