Howard has always been captivated by animals and art. After finishing his PhD in dolphin genetics, he pursued a career as a children’s illustrator. We tracked Howard down at his Durham, UK, home and asked about his art process for our Ecosystem Food Webs series.
Q: The Ecosystem Food Webs series teaches kids how animals and plants rely on one another in nature. How did your science background and degrees help you illustrate this series?
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.