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Posted by on Dec 1, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Uninvited

Uninvited

What would you think if your school visit was canceled a few days before your arrival?  Scheduling error?  Budget cut?  Bad weather? What if the school told you it was a scheduling error but refused to reschedule you?  What if all the book orders were canceled?  What would you think then? Young Adult author e.E. Charlton-Trujillo suspected she was canceled because of the content of her novel Fat Angie or her documentary At-Risk Summer.  But if no one tells you that is the case, is it Censorship? Curious City joined a league of clever people including the ALA Office of Intellectual Freedom to...

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Still Lugubrious: Exhibit Celebrates ALICIA HAS A BAD DAY

Posted by on Oct 28, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Still Lugubrious: Exhibit Celebrates ALICIA HAS A BAD DAY

Still Lugubrious: Exhibit Celebrates ALICIA HAS A BAD DAY

In celebration of a beloved Maine children’s book’s 20th anniversary, The Portland Public Library will be celebrating with an art exhibit entitled “Still Lugubrious: 20 Years of the Book, Alicia Has a Bad Day.”  Opening on First Friday November 7, 2014 from 4:00-6:00 PM, the picture book’s artwork by Portland, Maine author/illustrator Lisa Jahn-Clough will be on exhibit through November in the Children’s Room.  Lisa Jahn-Clough will appear at the event and sign books and art prints for sale by Longfellow Books. The picture book Alicia Has a Bad Day has remained popular with children for 20...

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Blue Apple Books Celebrates 10 YRS with Apple-Bet

Posted by on Oct 9, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Blue Apple Books Celebrates 10 YRS with Apple-Bet

Blue Apple Books Celebrates 10 YRS with Apple-Bet

To mark their 10th anniversary, Blue Apple Books’ founder and publisher, Harriet Ziefert, had the idea of an A-to-Z visual celebration of its signature logo. “Illustrators are central to our culture at Blue Apple Books,” said Harriet Ziefert, Publisher of Blue Apple Books, “We choose artists that we believe reflect our identity.  We are modern-classic, and always open to new ideas and styles.” And so, from Arnaud to Zemke, thirty illustrators created their own versions of the Blue Apple logo.  The result is a dazzling collection that mirrors the company’s slate of books, a slate of books...

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The Charlie Joe Jackson Vs. the Book Bloggers Tour

Posted by on Jun 1, 2011 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on The Charlie Joe Jackson Vs. the Book Bloggers Tour

The Charlie Joe Jackson Vs. the Book Bloggers Tour July 5 – August 25, 2011   “IF MY BOOK INSPIRES JUST ONE KID TO BECOME A READER…THAT’S TOO MANY.” — Charlie Joe Jackson   Charlie Joe Jackson, he’s clever, he’s charming, he’s persuasive…and how does he use these skills?  To avoid EVER reading a book.  Now Charlie Joe Jackson has taken his middle school non-reading crusade too far–he will published Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Not Reading.  The book features tips for other middle schoolers on how to avoid reading.   Will the book...

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Gentile Groove

Posted by on Nov 12, 2010 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Gentile Groove

Curious City is honored to have once again selected the book fair titles for three Maine synagogues’ literary celebrations.  This is our sixth year working with educator Nancy Levinsky of Temple Beth El in Portland, Maine.  This gentile (and children’s literature consultant) loves (surprised?) picking out the children’s collection.   Share...

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EVENT: Moon Watchers Eid Celebration

Posted by on Sep 12, 2010 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

Curious about the Muslim Holidays of Ramadan and Eid? Then please join us for: MOON WATCHERS: A Children’s Event Exploring Muslim Family Traditions Friday, September 17, 2010 4:30 – 6:30 PM (open house) All Ages, Best for Ages 6-11 Free Admission USM Bookstore & Campus Center 35 Bedford Street, Portland, Maine Sponsored by USM Bookstore _____________________________________________________________________ In conjunction with the USM Eid Reception, author Reza Jalali and illustrator Anne Sibley O’Brien will host a series of children’s activities exploring Muslim...

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