Children’s Book Marketing Projects & Reviews

John Lewis & Civil Rights KidLit: Read & Do

Posted by on Jan 17, 2017 in Podcast | 4 comments

John Lewis & Civil Rights KidLit: Read & Do

“I have never really seen myself as a leader in the traditional sense of the word, I saw myself as a participator, an activist, a doer.” —John Lewis from his memoir Walking With the Wind John Lewis not only has a legacy in the Civil Right Movement and the Congress, but now has had that legacy cemented in the minds of educators and young people with the release of a graphic novel series and a picture book.   Honored to join Chris Lenois of WKVT for this podcast conversation about Congressman Lewis.       March...

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Curious City Besties 2016 : Non-Fiction & Novels

Posted by on Dec 13, 2016 in Children's Book Awards, Children's Literature, Community Partnerships, Podcast | Comments Off on Curious City Besties 2016 : Non-Fiction & Novels

Curious City Besties 2016 : Non-Fiction & Novels

CURIOUS CITY BESTIES 2016: Non-Fiction & Novels Curious City declares their 2016 “Besties” — the 2016 children’s book releases that have been their constant companions this fine KidLit year! What non-fiction book, chapter book, middle grade novel, or young adult novel will be a child’s “bestie”? What 2016 book will be your favorite companion? Illustration from THE NIAN MONSTER © Alina Chau ………………………………………………………...

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Curious City Besties 2016: Board and Picture Books

Posted by on Dec 13, 2016 in Book Selection, Children's Literature, Community Partnerships, Podcast | 1 comment

Curious City Besties 2016: Board and Picture Books

CURIOUS CITY BESTIES 2016: Board & Picture Books Curious City declares their 2016 “Besties” — the 2016 children’s book releases that have been their constant companions this fine KidLit year!  What picture book or board book will be a child’s “bestie”?   What 2016 book will be your favorite companion? Illustration from THE NIAN MONSTER © Alina Chau ……………………………………………………… BOOKS FOR ALL AGES (That’s You Too,...

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Curious City Moderates a Grandfather Gandhi Conversation

Posted by on Nov 7, 2016 in #WeNeedDiverseBooks, Author Event, Global & Multicultural Events, Illustrator & Author Interviews | Comments Off on Curious City Moderates a Grandfather Gandhi Conversation

Curious City Moderates a Grandfather Gandhi Conversation

Curious City is proud to be providing the marketing outreach for the Grandfather Gandhi picture books by Arun Gandhi and Bethany Hegedus and illustrated by Evan Turk (Atheneum) and celebrating the release of Be the Change. Recently, we brought the Grandfather Gandhi team to the Brattleboro Literary Festival and moderated an hour long conversation about these essential picture books.  Thank you to BCTV! Please also explore the website dedicated to the series!   Share...

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Kate the Great: Pre-order Takes All!

Posted by on Oct 19, 2016 in Children's Literature, Giveaway, Pre-Order | Comments Off on Kate the Great: Pre-order Takes All!

Kate the Great: Pre-order Takes All!

Will YOU get a signed copy of the new Kate the Great (Crown) by Suzy Becker? The Magic 8 Ball says… It is certain It is decidedly so Without a doubt Yes, definitely You may rely on it Most likely Outlook good Yes Signs point to yes Reply hazy try again Ask again later Better not tell you now Concentrate and ask again My sources say no Outlook not so good WHATEVER your fortune holds, the independent bookseller, An Unlikely Story Bookstore & Cafe has Kate the Great: Winner Takes All available for pre-order! “A breezy, enjoyable...

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Cultural Authenticity in Marketing: Terry Farish

Posted by on Oct 18, 2016 in #WeNeedDiverseBooks, Book Trailer, Community Partnerships, I'm Your Neighbor, Young Adult | Comments Off on Cultural Authenticity in Marketing: Terry Farish

Cultural Authenticity in Marketing: Terry Farish

  The conversation about cultural authenticity in children’s literature and #OwnVoices, painful as it may be, is essential for all writers.  The book industry owes readers the honesty of voice and culture and the industry certainly owes creators of color a much, much larger share of the bookshelves. Cultural authenticity has always been deeply ingrained in Curious City’s marketing mission. If  books are vehicles for engaging with a culture unlike your own (and books are prefect vehicles of such), the tools Curious City produces to...

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Monster Trucks: Pit Stop on the Blog Tour

Posted by on Oct 7, 2016 in Children's Literature, Podcast, Trick or Reaters | 1 comment

Monster Trucks: Pit Stop on the Blog Tour

  Beep, Beep -and- Beep, Beep, Yeah! The spark plug of an author, Anika Denise just zoomed over to Curious City in her Little Blue Bus.  Anika was taking a quick pit stop on her zippy Monster Trucks (HarperCollins) blog tour. Below we talk about her hilarious girl-power truck picture book and our partnership on Trick or Reaters, the children’s book website where it is Halloween EVERY day.     When was the last time Curious City got to hang out with her ghoul friend, Anika?  When Anika donned bat wings and a monster wig...

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Some Writer! Some Giveaway! Share E.B. White’s Words & Win

Posted by on Oct 4, 2016 in Giveaway, Social Media | Comments Off on Some Writer! Some Giveaway! Share E.B. White’s Words & Win

Some Writer! Some Giveaway! Share E.B. White’s Words & Win

SHARE THE WORDS OF E.B. WHITE and win an E.B. WHITE COLLECTION for your favorite library!   In celebration of the October release of Some Writer! The Story of E.B. White by Melissa Sweet (HMH Kids) and Charlotte Web’s 64th birthday, we are offering you a way to share White’s words and Sweet’s illustrations! Share any of the images below using the hashtag #EBSomeWriter before 11/4/16 and you could win the book collection (pictured above) for a favorite library.     How does this SOME GIVEAWAY! of SOME WRITER!...

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The Storyteller Celebrated at the Brattleboro Literary Festival

Posted by on Sep 20, 2016 in Author Event | Comments Off on The Storyteller Celebrated at the Brattleboro Literary Festival

The Storyteller Celebrated at the Brattleboro Literary Festival

  THE STORYTELLER: The Moroccan Tradition & the Necessity of Telling Tales Brattleboro Literary Festival Saturday, October 15 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Oak Meadow Brooks House Brattleboro, Vermont Share on Facebook For over a 1000 years in Morocco, storytellers have held audiences in thrall. The global economy and technology, as is has in many cultures, has drained this tradition. Award-winning illustrator and author Evan Turk tells a tale of a day in Morocco when the last storyteller sat without an audience and all the fountains had...

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Gandhi’s Grandson Appearing at Brattleboro Literary Festival

Posted by on Sep 20, 2016 in Author Event, Podcast | Comments Off on Gandhi’s Grandson Appearing at Brattleboro Literary Festival

Gandhi’s Grandson Appearing at Brattleboro Literary Festival

  Peace Begins with Me: Channeling Anger & Being the Change   Brattleboro Literary Festival Saturday, October 15 5:15 PM – 6:30 PM Centre Congregational Church Brattleboro, Vermont PRINT & SHARE the Event Poster How do we live our lives as light? How do we be the change we wish to see in the world? As a young man, Arun Gandhi explored these very questions with his grandfather, Mahatma Gandhi. Those philosophical and political explorations are now featured in the illustrated books for all ages, Grandfather Gandhi and Be...

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