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2012-04-24 02:26:40

NEW YORK, April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P., Random House Children's Books, and Chase Art Companies announce the winner of the third-annual Oh, the Places You'll Go! College Scholarship. Allison Conway of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, was selected, from among 140 finalists, to receive a $10,000 contribution toward her post-secondary education, which she will pursue at Savannah College of Art and Design. Ms. Conway described her winning artwork, entitled Draw Bridge: "The...

2012-02-23 10:05:29

Research shows steady decline in natural world, wild animals in illustrated books for kids Was your favorite childhood book crawling with wild animals and set in places like jungles or deep forests? Or did it take place inside a house or in a city, with few if any untamed creatures in sight? A new study has found that over the last several decades, nature has increasingly taken a back seat in award-winning children's picture books -- and suggests this sobering trend is consistent with a...

2012-01-23 09:00:00

DALLAS, Jan. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the top books, video and audiobooks for children and young adults - including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards - at its Midwinter Meeting in Dallas. A list of all the 2012 award winners follows: John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature: "Dead End in Norvelt," written by Jack Gantos, is the 2012 Newbery Medal winner. The...

2012-01-05 13:15:15

How do you tell a little girl that her grandfather, her mother, her friend“¦ has died, and that he or she has gone forever? Txabi Arnal, a lecturer at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), has analyzed literary picture books that deal with death to see how they address this question. Taking this piece of research as the basis, he has defended his thesis entitled El tratamiento de la muerte en el álbum ilustrado infantil. Obras publicadas en castellano (How...

2011-11-01 04:30:00

CHAPPAQUA, N.Y., Nov. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Caldecott Medalist and New York Times-bestselling illustrator Ed Young has crafted a poignant, powerful memoir of his childhood home in China, a house built by his father that sheltered family and friends during World War II. The House Baba Built: An Artist's Childhood in China engages readers of all ages with the story of a home filled with warmth, laughter, and imagination, stunningly illustrated in mixed-media collage by one of the world's...

2011-08-25 10:53:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Random House Children's Books (RandomHouse.com/kids) announced today that The Poky Little Puppy app, the first of more Little Golden Books apps to come, is now available in the iTunes store. The timeless Little Golden Book that today's adults loved as children can now be shared with a whole new generation in this magically interactive storybook app for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. The Poky Little Puppy is the bestselling picture book of all time...

2011-06-14 08:35:00

--Expert Advice On Selecting Children's Picture Books With Eye On Diversity-- NEW YORK, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly eight in ten (78%) U.S. adults believe that it is important for children to be exposed to picture books that feature main characters of various ethnicities or races--but one-third (33%) report that it is difficult to find such books, according to a recent survey that was commissioned by The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to...

2011-05-25 15:04:00

NEW YORK, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Seuss Enterprises, Random House Children's Books, The Ocean Project, and the Associations of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) have partnered again to celebrate World Oceans Day (http://worldoceansday.org/), held annually on June 8th. For the second year in a row, hundreds of aquariums, zoos, schools, and other organizations will host fun-filled "1, 2, 3 and the Seas: Counting on You" family events inspired by Dr. Seuss's One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue...

2011-05-23 04:30:00

CHAPPAQUA, N.Y., May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Family, tradition, and spirituality are just some of the inspiring themes in Seven Fathers, a Norwegian folktale illustrated by Caldecott Medalist and New York Times-bestselling author Ed Young. As retold by award-winning author Ashley Ramsden, this mysterious, thought-provoking picture book is sure to prompt conversation among young readers and their families. A traveler seeking shelter in a snowstorm stumbles upon a house. When he asks an...

2011-05-02 07:55:00

NEW YORK, May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Random House Children's Books and Dr. Seuss Enterprises have selected Tiffany Wu, from Downer's Grove, Illinois, a senior at Downer's Grove South High School, as the winner of its annual Oh, the Places You'll Go! College Scholarship; it was announced today by Chip Gibson, President and Publisher, Random House Children's Books. Her winning essay was entitled "Supplies for Success" and she will receive $10,000 toward her postsecondary education, which...