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2010-11-17 08:54:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- "Why would a New York lawyer and investment banker write a children's book?" Brooks Olbrys, author of The Adventures of Blue Ocean Bob, did not plan to write a children's book, let alone a rhyming picture book series. But his personal interest in the philosophies of success combined with his experience reading picture books to his young son led him to a novel idea. He should translate the timeless principles of achievement as taught by authors such...

2010-10-28 06:27:00

DES MOINES, Iowa, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- "Do you like green eggs and ham?" To answer the enduring question and celebrate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Seuss's Green Eggs and Ham, The National Pork Board teamed up with celebrity chefs and food experts to bring the story to life, with tasty new recipes inspired by the book. Thanks to chefs Michael Symon and Melissa d'Arabian, the time-honored Seussian classic will be in the hearts and on the plates of families this fall. "Celebrating five...

2010-10-11 13:53:00

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Zonderkidz(TM), the children's division of Zondervan, and its partner, Oceanhouse Media, today announced that its book app, The Berenstain Bears and the Golden Rule, is currently the number one iPhone app, as well as the top-grossing app, within the Books category of the iPhone App Store. The Berenstain Bears and the Golden Rule book app has held this position for more than a week. There are currently 40,000 apps in the book category of the...

2010-08-17 09:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Random House Children's Books together with Dr. Seuss Enterprises is thrilled to announce the launch of the all-new Seussville (www.seussville.com), the official online home of Dr. Seuss. The enhanced interactive site showcases the wonderfully whimsical books and classic characters of the beloved Theodor Seuss Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss. The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, Oh, the Places You'll Go!, and all of Dr. Seuss's books leap to life in this...

2010-08-17 04:30:00

CHAPPAQUA, N.Y., Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Award-winning, bestselling author Jane Yolen, whom Newsweek dubbed "the Hans Christian Andersen of America," is publishing her 300th book this fall. Yolen's books and stories have been honored with a Caldecott Medal, a Caldecott Honor, two Nebula awards, the Jewish Book Award, and two Christopher Medals, three body-of-work awards, and six honorary doctorates. Yet when she began her writing career as a journalist and poet, she could never have...

2010-06-15 10:55:00

NEW YORK, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Random House Children's Books (www.randomhouse.com/kids) is launching the complete Magic Tree House series in e-book today, making the entire series available digitally for the first time, it was announced by Chip Gibson, the company's President and Publisher. All 43 titles currently available in the beloved and bestselling Magic Tree House fiction series will now be available in the U.S. and Canada wherever Random House e-books are sold. (Logo:...

2010-06-08 08:54:00

ARLINGTON, Va., June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- A panel of America's foremost children's authors, illustrators and content experts will serve as final judges in the PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest, a national-local contest designed to promote the advancement of children's reading skills through hands-on, active learning. The Contest, sponsored by PBS KIDS GO! and WNED-TV Buffalo/Toronto, encourages children in grades K-3 in communities across the country to celebrate the power of creating stories and...

2010-06-02 13:09:00

NEW YORK, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of 50 years of Dr. Seuss's One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish entertaining children around the world, Random House Children's Books, Dr. Seuss Enterprises, The Ocean Project, and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) are partnering to celebrate World Oceans Day, held annually on June 8th. Seventy-five AZA accredited zoos and aquariums across the country, and more than 600 Ocean Project partners worldwide will host fun-filled family...

2010-05-18 04:30:00

CHAPPAQUA, N.Y., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Children have a natural affinity for animals, and cuddly bears have long been a staple of children's literature. Now, Caldecott Medalist Ed Young introduces kids to the rare Asiatic Black Bear in a new picture book, Moon Bear, written by Brenda Z. Guiberson. These shy animals sport white blazes across their chests reminiscent of a crescent moon, but their striking appearance and appealing nickname haven't protected them from being hunted down or...

2010-05-17 11:31:00

NEW YORK, May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Random House Children's Books has selected Isaac Hellemn, from Plano, Texas, a senior at Plano West Senior High School, as the winner of its first annual Oh, the Places You'll Go! College Scholarship; it was announced today by Chip Gibson, President and Publisher, Random House Children's Books. His winning essay was entitled "Father, I Wonder, Why Bother with School?" and he will receive $5,000 toward his post-secondary education, which he will pursue at...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.