Deirdre A. Prischmann will happily give you a hug or high-five—whichever you prefer. No Hugs! is her debut fiction picture book. She lives in the upper Midwest with her husband and two girls, and she stopped by to answer a few questions for us.
Recommendations for holiday book gifts, from associate publisher Rebecca Glaser
Give Books. Gift Joy!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
May 27, 2020
The Creative Company announced today that it will commence distribution of two independent children’s book publishers, Amicus Publishing and Black Rabbit Books, effective June 1, 2020. The Creative Company currently provides fulfillment services for all three publishers, but will now add sales, marketing, customer service, and accounts receivables services, enabling the three publishing companies to bring hardcover books, paperbacks, and e-books to their library and classroom customers with greater ease and efficiency.
It's never too early to begin reading to babies and toddlers. Our board books are manufactured for durability, written with short attention spans in mind, and fun to read for both adults and kids! Check out our original board book series below.
"Adorable animal baby adventures." —School Library Journal
Explore new high-interest topics sure to be a hit with students. Check out the reviews and links below of these series, translated into North American Spanish.
Animales africanos (Spot African Animals)
“Due to their striking visual appeal, this series could serve as a good choice for reading aloud to a bilingual or Spanish-speaking audience…A specialized selection of books on popular animals will excite readers in the early grades.”—School Library Journal
Juggling Common Core? Amicus can help balance your collection.
If your state has adopted the Common Core State Standards, you may be asking: What's next? How do I get our youngest students to read and understand nonfiction? Amicus says: Keep it playful and make it fun! Starting with grades K–1, we've got books with beautiful photos, fascinating facts, and great storytelling that will give kids lots of practice reading informational text.
Many thanks to Library Media Connection, who reviewed and recommended several of our series in their May-June 2012 issue. Below are a few highlights from their reviews. Click on the series links for more information:
Animal Life Cycles
"This attractive series absolutely nails it for the beginning reader who wants more information about interesting animals. Altogether, just what a primary school library needs!"
Easy-to-read doesn’t mean easy to write! Alissa Thielges, author of our new Spot Wild Cats series, stopped by to talk about her writing process.
Q: Spot Wild Cats is a series for kids just learning to read. What challenges did you encounter writing at this low level?
AT: It’s hard to strike that perfect balance of fun and informative with so few words. There were times when I had a great fact, but it just didn’t fit with the rest of the text or for the age level.