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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...

2009-10-13 10:27:00

MANHATTAN, Kan., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While tales of monsters might typically frighten children, the story of a boy in a wolf suit among yellow-eyed creatures continues to be a classic children's book, now adapted into a movie. Kansas State University's Philip Nel, children's literature expert and professor of English, said Maurice Sendak's "Where the Wild Things Are" is a classic because it centers on children's basic needs and desires while also pushing the boundaries of...

2009-05-14 08:30:00

Animated Storybooks From Moving Picture Books Launches KNOXVILLE, Tenn., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Moving Picture Books, a partnership between RIVR Media Interactive and Dalmatian Press, launched with a line of digital, high-quality children's book favorites. The offerings combine the best storytelling with leading edge technology to magically bring storybooks to life. The selection of titles, including many classics, is available exclusively in digital format and currently offered as an...

2009-01-27 15:13:56

Neil Gaiman has won the John Newbery Medal literary prize for his work, The Graveyard Book, the U.S. Association for Library Services to Children said. The association said the author -- who is known mainly for his science-fiction, fantasy and graphic novels geared toward adults -- was awarded the prize for the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children because his 2008 book was a delicious mix of murder, fantasy, humor and human longing and featured magical, haunting...