Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2018 Sponsors!
THANK YOU to Honorary Sponsor- The Junior Library Guild
KidLit TV is a diverse group of parents, educators, librarians, kid lit creators, and award-winning filmmakers all working together to bring great books to kids! Their mission is to create fun new ways to reinforce an appreciation of reading that children will carry with them for the rest of their lives.
?Go on an adventure in the world of stories with us! KidLit TV is the place to discover great children’s books and learn more about the people who create them.”
StoryMakers: Our flagship series is an entertaining talk show highlighting bestselling authors and illustrators in the kid lit world. The series is hosted by Rocco Staino, Contributing Editor at School Library Journal, a contributing writer at The Huffington Post, and Director of Empire State Center for the Book!
FIELD TRIP – Our crew hits the road to explore the world of kid lit.
INSIDE SCOOP – Sneak a peek at bestselling authors’ new books.
READ OUT LOUD – Read your favorite books with your favorite authors!
Plus exclusive Red Carpet coverage of special literary events.
KidLit TV is very proud of their Read Out Loud and StoryMakers episodes, where they feature diverse authors and illustrators (listed below). We also have wonderful giveaways for the MCCBD audience including two books from best selling author, Wes Moore.
Charlotte Riggle is a writer and a reader and a passionate advocate of picture books. Her first book, Catherine’s Pascha, is as beautiful as Pascha itself, with words that sparkle and illustrations that glow with the joy of the feast.
Charlotte lives with her husband in the Pacific Northwest, in a house full of books and music and a large fluffy white dog.
Catherine’s Pascha was a finalist in the 2015 Best Book Awards.
Dreaming of true-blue friends, mysterious adventures, and faraway places? Pack-n-Go Girls take you there!
Winner of the 2014 Gold Medal, Best Children’s Chapter Book Series, Moonbeam Children’s Book Award
Named to Kirkus Reviews Best of 2012 for her first book, Captain No Beard, award-winning author Carole P. Roman started writing as a dare from one of her sons. Her new nonfiction series, “If You Were Me and Lived in…” combines her teaching past with her love of exploration and interest in the world around us.
Writing for children has opened up a whole second act for her. While she is still working in her family business, this has enabled her to share her sense of humor as well as a love for history and culture with the audience she adores. Roman lives on Long Island with her husband and near her children.
Back to Homeschool Resource Award
ERIK Award for Best Children’s Book
NABE Pinnacle Award
Kirkus Star of Exceptional Merit
Kirkus Reviews Best of 2012
Indie Reader Approved 4 ½ Stars
Foreword Review – Five Star Clarion Review
Reader’s Views Book by Book Publicity Literary Award 1st Place Winner 2013
Reader’s Views Kids Award for Best Children’s Book of the Year
Reader’s Views Literary Award Winner 2014-2015 Reviews Choice Award
Independent Author Network (IAN) Book of the Year 2013
BooksandAuthor.com 2015 Book of the Year – Juvenile Fiction Series
New York Book Festival 2016 – Honorable Mention
National Indie Excellence Awards Finalist 2016
Shelf Unbound Award 2015 – Best Series
Los Angeles Book Festival
2016 International Book Awards
Multicultural children’s book publisher Wisdom Tales Press is joining us again (for the 5th year!) as one of our BronzeSponsors!
Wisdom Tales is the name of the children’s book imprint of the award-winning publishing house, World Wisdom, which was founded in 1980. Wisdom Tales publishes both children’s and teen titles and was created for the purpose of sharing the wisdom, beauty, and values of traditional cultures and people from around the world with young readers and their families. The content, illustrations, and production quality of these books is intended to assure them a lasting value for children, parents, teachers, and librarians.
Wisdom Tales New Releases:
Gwen Jackson graduated magna cum laude from Lincoln University with a B.A. in psychology. She won a Ford Foundation Fellowship and attended the University of Michigan, where she received an M.A. in psychology.
An avid lover of history, anthropology, and people, Gwen has traveled to Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Spain, Portugal, Morocco, Sicily, Capri, the Greek Islands, Italy, Turkey, Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Singapore, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, Bali, Malaysia, Thailand, and India.
Lump Lump and the Blanket of Dreams
Inspired by Navajo Culture and Folklore
“Now we will weave a blanket of dreams.
May the white light of morning beautify this blanket.
May the red light of evening beautify this blanket.
May the falling rain beautify this blanket.
May the rainbow beautify this blanket.
May everyone sleep in beauty under a blanket of dreams.
May everyone sleep in beauty! May everyone sleep in beauty!”
Winter is coming, but the little black bear, Lump Lump, isn’t ready to go to sleep! With the help of his mother, the wise Blue Bird, and his forest friends, Lump Lump gathers materials for Spider Woman to weave him a Blanket of Dreams. Inspired by Navajo/Diné culture and folklore, and featuring the work of famed weaver Barbara Teller Ornelas, this beautiful tale of family and friends takes the reader on a journey through the spectacular traditions and landscapes of the Southwest.
connect with gwen at gwenjacksonstories.com
Tim Tim Tom Books
TimTimTom is an independent publisher of bilingual, personalized books. It is a tech company started by Kat & Gaby after spending years with McKinsey and BBDO. Both moms share a passion for languages and reading and as they had trouble in finding bilingual books, that their kids enjoyed reading, an idea started to formulate. They noticed with their own kids – and then after thorough research – that children enjoy reading more and absorb more detail and words, when reading (or listening to) personalised stories or at least stories that have a close link to them.
Combining these two: 1)language learning and 2)inspiring kids to have more fun while reading is why TimTimTom.com was created.
Bilingual, Personalized Books – because reading in two language is twice the fun! With 10 languages and over 100 personalization possibilities to choose from, your child becomes the hero of any TimTimTom story, not only by name and appearance, but also in the languages he/she speaks or is learning in school.
Tim Tim Tom Books to watch for include Underwater Adventure and Swan Lake (coming soon!)
Language Lizard was founded in 2005 by Anneke Forzani to support parents raising bilingual children and educators working in culturally diverse classrooms.
Language Lizard provides educators, librarians and parents with resources that develop literacy skills among language learners, build inclusive classrooms and celebrate cultural diversity.
Language Lizard offers bilingual books in 50+ languages, multilingual audio products, multicultural book sets & posters, and other resources for diverse classrooms. Teachers may download free multicultural lesson plans at LanguageLizard.com/LessonPlans.htm. In addition, the company’s blog and free monthly Culture Connection newsletter provide valuable information and special offers to those working with diverse children (sign up at LanguageLizard.com/Newsletter).
The company offers occasional giveaways of bilingual and multicultural books to newsletter subscribers. Currently Language Lizard is giving away over $1000 in bilingual books with winners every month! Anyone interested in supporting multiculturalism can enter (through September 2018) at LanguageLizard.com/Win-Bilingual-Books.
Bilingual Books are available in English with Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Burmese, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Dari, Dutch, Farsi, French, German, Greek, Gujarati, Haitian-Creole, Hebrew, Hindi, Hmong, Hungarian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Karen (Sgaw), Korean, Kurdish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay, Malayalam, Nepali, Norwegian, Panjabi, Pashto/Pashtu, Patois, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Scottish Gaelic, Shona, Slovakian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Tamil, Thai, Tigrinya, Turkish, Twi, Urdu, Vietnamese, Welsh, Yiddish and Yoruba.
English-only multicultural book sets are also available to help parents and teachers build award-winning diverse multicultural libraries.