children’s books: 3 Articles

We Made It To the Finals! Vote to Help Us Win!

More great news! Three Magination Press books have made it to the finals of the Children’s Book Council’s Kids’ Book Choice Awards in three categories.  We need your help! Through November 14th kids, ages 3-18, are invited to vote for their favorites in each category.   Voting is at www.everyChildaReader.net/vote where you’ll see Magination Press books in these categories: Age 3-8: Best Picture Book Duo Carrie Lara and Christine Battuz, creators of The Heart of Mi Familia  The Heart of Mi Familia is a companion to Marvelous Maravilloso: Me and My Beautiful Family.    Age 3-8: Favorite Early Reader Series Feel Better Books Series by Leah Bowen and Holly Brochmann,  illustrated by Shirley Ng-Benitez Titles Include: A Feel Better Book for Little Sports A Feel Better Book for Little Poopers A Feel Better Book For Little Tears A Feel Better Book for Little Tempers A Feel Better Book for Little Worriers Age 3-8: Favorite Illustrated Character Bentley Bee from Bee Heartful: Spread Loving-Kindness by Frank J. Sileo, PhD,  illustrated by Claire Keay  Other Bentley Bee Books include: Bee Calm: The Buzz on Yoga Bee Still: An Invitation to Mediation Encourage kids to vote!

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We Made It To the Finals! Vote to Help Us Win! 2021-09-30T12:43:10-04:00

Kids! Vote for Your Favorite Books and Characters! 

Great news! Fifteen Magination Press books have been nominated for the Children’s Book Council’s Kids’ Book Choice Awards in five categories.    We need your help! Through September 8th, kids ages 3-18 are invited to pick their top 5 favorites from each category to determine the finalists later this fall. Adults can pick too!   Voting is at www.everyChildaReader.net/vote where you’ll see Magination Press books in these categories:                                                  Ages 3-8: Best Picture Book Duo (Author/illustrator that have had 2 books published together)  Bee Heartful: Spread Loving Kindness by Frank J. Sileo, PhD, Illustrated by Claire Keay  Grow Kind by Jon Lasser and Sage Foster-Lasser, Illustrated by Christopher Lyles My Wandering Dreaming Mind by Merriam Sarcia Saunders, LMFT, Illustrated by Tammie Lyon The Heart of Mi Familia by by Carrie Lara, Illustrated by Christine Battuz                                                     Ages 3-8: Favorite Early Reader Series (Series must have at least 2 books published) Once Upon a Garden by Jo Rooks Feel Better Books for Little Kids by Leah Bowen and  Holly Brochmann The Find Out Files by Isabelle Filliozat and Virginie Limousin                   Ages 3-8: Best Picture Book Page (Specific spread in a picture book)  Papa, Daddy, and Riley by Seamus Kirst, Illustrated by Devon Holzwarth Lulu the One and Only by Lynnette Mawhinney, PhD, Illustrated by Jennie Poh Ani’s Light by Tanu Shree Singh, Illustrated by Sandhya Prabhat Band Together by Chloe Douglass Accordionly: Abuelo and Opa Make Music by By Michael Genhart, PhD, Illustrated by Priscilla Burris               Ages 3-8: Favorite Illustrated Character (Beloved character in a book) Bentley Bee from Bee Heartful: Spread Loving Kindness by Frank J. Sileo, PhD, Illustrated by Claire Keay  Kiko from Grow Kind by Jon Lasser and Sage Foster-Lasser, Illustrated by Christopher Lyles Lulu Lovington from Lulu the One and Only by Lynnette Mawhinney, PhD, Illustrated by Jennie Poh Pooka and Bunni from Pooka and Bunni by Jennifer Zivoin   Ages 12-18: Favorite Book Cover  Zero to 60: A Teen’s Guide to Manage Frustration, Anger, and Everyday Irritations by Michael A. Tompkins, Illustrated by Chloe Douglass Information about the award was also highlighted in this article in Publishers Weekly. Encourage kids and adults to vote!

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Kids! Vote for Your Favorite Books and Characters!  2021-08-10T13:28:56-04:00

Magination Press Learning at Home: Celebrate Children and Books!

El día de los niños/El día de los libros is Children's Day/Book Day. It’s a celebration of children, families, and reading that happens all over the world, culminating yearly on April 30. Commonly known as “Día,” it celebrates the importance of literacy for children from all linguistic and cultural backgrounds. “As celebrated by libraries and librarians, Día is an enhancement of Children’s Day, a celebration which took hold in 1925 following the World Conference for the Well-being of Children in Geneva, Switzerland as a day to bring attention to the importance and well-being of children. Each country selected its own day for the celebration with Mexico and many other Latin American countries choosing April 30.” (Pat Mora, About Día) The observance of Día in the United States was founded by Magination Press author, Pat Mora, after she heard how Children’s Day was celebrated in Mexico. She wanted to link the celebration to literacy and bilingualism. The first El día de los niños/El día de los libros was celebrated in April 1997. Seeing their experiences and cultures positively reflected in books they read builds children’s self-image as well as reading motivation. Magination Press publishes books for children reflecting diverse families, cultures, and experiences.  In honor of El día de los niños/El día de los libros, Magination Press highlights books featuring Latinx families. Each one celebrates family and highlights the richness of culture. Enjoy them with your child! Three accordions, two grandpas, one family! Accordionly: Abuelo and Opa Make Music by Michael Genhart, PhD Abuelo speaks Spanish. Opa speaks German. Both play the accordion. The little boy in Accordionly:Abuelo and Opa Make Music, shows great creativity and wisdom as he finds a way to help his grandfathers connect through music. Colors make the world pretty, colors make the world interesting and beautiful. Marvelous Maravilloso: Me and My Beautiful Family by Carrie Lara, PsyD  Our colors make us beautiful and unique. Explore the colors of the world, including the peoples’ beautiful and unique colors, with a little girl and her family. Always amigos! My Singing Nana by Pat Mora Billy and his Nana are very close. They love to sing together. When Billy notices that his Nana is forgetting things, his mom explains that she sometimes needs help. When Nana is having a hard day, Billy draws on his special connection with her to include her in a family event. Reference List The American Library Association: Together with Dia Pat Mora: What’s Dia

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Magination Press Learning at Home: Celebrate Children and Books! 2020-04-29T11:16:44-04:00