little bee books goes to ALA Midwinter 2016

The American Library Association (ALA) holds two shows a year for librarians from all over the country. The first is ALA Midwinter, which is held during the early months of winter, and the second is ALA Annual, which is held during the summer. Both shows
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Discovering Congo Square

Dear Friends, Have you heard of Congo Square in New Orleans? I hadn’t, until the summer of 2014. I was browsing through The New York Times Book Review when my eyes landed on a write-up for Song of the Shank. The review mentioned Congo Square,
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Behind the scenes with little bee books at BEA & BookCon 2016

Book Expo America (BEA) is the largest annual book trade fair in the United States. Publishers from around the US and abroad are joined by agents, librarians, authors, retailers, and other industry professionals for almost a week every spring to showcase upcoming titles, make deals,
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#AskTheOffice: The Official Sizzle Press Pokémon GO Trainers

Sizzle Press is a sister imprint to little bee books that focuses on licensed properties, media tie-in books, and pop-culture titles for readers of all ages. We are really excited about the latest addition to our fall list: The Last Pokémon Master: An Unofficial Pokémon
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Introducing little bee chapter books

Hello friends, Happy New Year! One of the things we’re most excited about as we kick off 2017 is the official launch of little bee chapter books. Just last week, the “sweet and spunky” (Kirkus Reviews) Tales of Sasha series made its debut with two brand
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Meet Moomin!

Have you heard of Moomin? If you said yes, we’re sure you love Moomin just as much as we do. If you haven’t, well… you don’t know what you’re missing! Sizzle Press will be releasing The Moomin Coloring Book on May 2, 2017 and to
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Behind the scenes with Meg Fleming

Time to explore the high seas with Ready, Set, Sail! We chatted with author Meg Fleming about this fun picture book! And for more fun on the fun on the sea, check out the activity kit.   1.When did you first realize you wanted to be a
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Q&A with “Stu Truly” author, Dan Richards!

Get ready for a laugh, because Stu Truly is now available and we’re going behind the scenes with author Dan Richards! Dav Pikey calls this book “A charming tale of angst and self-discovery,”  and Kirkus Reveiws says it’s “utterly charmingly…[a] promising and funny debut.” Check out
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Super-Simple Fidget Spinner (from Karina’s Must-Try DIYs)

Fidget spinners are a bunch of fun, and the only thing better than playing with one is learning how to make a spinner yourself! This easy to follow crafting project from Karina Garcia’s Must-Try DIYs will teach you everything you need to make your own
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Fidget Spinner Prank Makeup (from Karina Garcia’s Must-Try DIYs)

It’s time to get spooky! Slime (and DIY) Queen Karina Garcia has an awesome Halloween costume-related project in her book Karina Garcia’s Must-Try DIYs that’s perfect for pranking people! Read below for full DIY details and have fun! Keep in mind that the end result of
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#AskTheOffice: What Was the First Book You Fell in Love With?

Happy Valentine’s Day! Since we’re an office full of bookworms, we figured it was only appropriate to take a fond look back at some of the earliest books we remembered reading as kids. Reading is a lifelong hobby, but it always starts with that first
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How to Make Israeli Salad! (Featured in Pancakes to Parathas)

Salad for breakfast?! It’s not as uncommon as you might think—especially if you’re a kid growing up in Israel! In celebration of of expanding our culinary horizons, we wanted to share this authentic recipe for Israeli Salad, which is a yummy mixture of cucumbers, tomatoes,
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Q&A with Samuel Pollen, Author of ‘The Year I Didn’t Eat’

The Year I Didn’t Eat author Samuel Pollen has written an honest portrayal—sometimes humorous, sometimes heart-wrenching—of what it’s like to live with an eating disorder. Based on his own experiences with anorexia, Pollen tells the story of twelve-year-old Max, a boy who finds himself struggling not
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Meet the Members of The Gemini Detective Agency!

To celebrate the release of The Gemini Mysteries #1: The North Star, we’re offering a closer look at the characters that make this new middle-grade mystery series so much fun to read. Learn more about Zach, Evie, Vishal, and Sophia before jumping into the story,
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Q&A with Isabel Galupo, Co-Author of ‘Maiden & Princess’

Maiden & Princess is a beautifully inclusive and diverse picture book published in partnership with GLAAD, and we recently had a chance to chat with one of the book’s authors, Isabel Galupo, about her inspiration, her writing process, and more! Read below for insight into
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Q&A with Allison Crotzer Kimmel, Author of ‘The Eternal Soldier’

Have you heard of Sallie, the canine Civil War hero? Many people haven’t! We’re so excited to share her story in The Eternal Soldier, which shows that bravery comes in all shapes and forms. Recently we had the chance to send a few questions to
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