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2013 ALA Award Winners – Children’s Books

POSTED BY prbythebook ON February 25, 2013

HarperCollins Children’s Books had some great honors (some of the most notable awards, even) for several of their titles at the latest Midwinter Meeting of the American Library Association.  Aaaand here they are:

Newbery Medal Winner: The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

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Caldecott Honor: Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klassen

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Printz Honor: Dodger by Terry Pratchett

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Schneider Family Book Award: A Dog Called Homeless by Sarah Lean

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Geisel Honor: Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by James Dean, story by Eric Litwin

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Morris Award Finalist: The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth

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Excited about sharing any of these titles with your kiddos? Let us know which ones caught your eye!

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Giveaway Roundup

POSTED BY prbythebook ON October 16, 2012
Giveaway Roundup

It’s hard to argue with “FREE!” This month we’ve spread the word about several giveaways that our clients have shared. Many already have lucky winners, but here are few going on right now that you can take advantage of: Luca Lashes is giving away a free app at the end of each month for the […]

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Buddies not Bullies

POSTED BY prbythebook ON October 9, 2012
Buddies not Bullies

Bullying has been major focus in the news lately and has become a national epidemic across the country.  Captain McFinn and Friends is a new book series for elementary children with the theme, “Be a Buddy Not A Bully,” which aims to eliminate the problem and encourage kindness and friendship. In addition to traditional books, […]

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Celebrating Texas Writer’s Month -Lucas Miller The “Singing Zoologist”

POSTED BY Babs Chandrasoma ON May 4, 2011
Celebrating Texas Writer’s Month -Lucas Miller The “Singing Zoologist”

Texas Writers Month is a month-long event in May where—you guessed it—Texas writers are celebrated. It began in 1994 as an effort to get local bookstores to feature their local authors more prominently. Since then, it has evolved into a celebration that unites the entire literary community with multiple events that take place all over […]

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GUEST POST: Carmen Oliver, Austin Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators

POSTED BY prbythebook ON November 8, 2010
GUEST POST: Carmen Oliver, Austin Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators

PR by the Book Founder Marika Flatt Here at PR by the Book, we would like to start inviting guest blog posts by some of our fellow industry professionals in order to bring more overall industry how-to firepower to you on a weekly basis. We will be inviting key individuals to contribute to this blog […]

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