Just in — our favorite Monster is on the Nebraska Golden Sower Primary Award list for 2011-12. This means that students in participating schools and libraries in Nebraska will be reading and voting on I Need My Monster beginning next September. The Nebraska Golden Sower Award is sponsored by the Nebraska Library Association.
If you have children or students who live in Nebraska, find out how they can vote in the Nebraska Golden Sower Award here.
Flashlight editor, Shari Dash Greenspan, was quoted in an article on the advantages of small publishing houses in the August issue of Children’s Writer, a monthly newsletter from the Institute of Children’s Literature.
“Because we’re small we give a tremendous amount of attention to each story we acquire,” Shari is quoted as saying.
But then, if you’ve seen our books, you already know that.
An antique shop is the perfect setting for a story about a girl and her grandfather, and Antique Week is a perfect place for a review of that story.
Grandpa for Sale is a front page feature article in this week’s edition of Antique Week, the top national newspaper of all things antique. The article includes excerpts from the book, interviews with the authors, and other rave reviews our book has gotten.
For a link to the online copy of the feature, click here.
Flashlight’s Grandpa for Sale is featured as Childhoodreading.com’s “Pick of the Week.” Childhoodreading.com focuses on classic stories for kids with classic illustrations, along with recommendations for modern books with timeless themes.
I Always, ALWAYS Get My Way was positively reviewed in The Horn Book Guide 2010. “*Bouncy rhymed text and humorous pen-and-ink and watercolor illustrations* follow little Emmy’s path of destruction. Mom, a first-class dupe, always comes to her rescue (“She told him to be nice to me./After all… I’m only three”), but the mishaps pile up. Though the story’s hilarity can be forced, older siblings will be satisfied by the tale’s ending.”