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Category Archives: Mini Pretzels

Mighty Media Kids Kicks Off the Official Blog Tour of The Ugly Dumpling

The Ugly Dumpling, Stephanie Campisi’s adorably delicious spin on the classic fairy tale, has seen some great press this month. San Francisco Book Review notes that “Children will love the story and its emphasis on the beauty of individuality, while … Continue reading

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Wordless Wonder Sidewalk Flowers Continues Its Winning Streak

Sidewalk Flowers continued its streak of critical acclaim by being named one of the Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2015 by the New York Times last week.  In an earlier article, a New York Times reviewer remarked, “I’d give this … Continue reading

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Creston’s Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine Receives Critical Acclaim

One of the most overlooked mathematical figures in history finally gets her due in a new children’s book that is receiving praise from readers and reviewers alike.  First-time children’s book author Laurie Wallmark introduces children to the mathematician credited with … Continue reading

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Readers to Eaters Finds Niche in Children’s Food Literacy

A recent Publishers Weekly article profiles Seattle-based publisher Readers to Eaters and its founders Philip Lee and June Jo Lee, both publishing industry veterans. The article touts Lee as a visionary in this area of publishing with a focus on … Continue reading

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A Year Without Mom Strikes a Heartfelt Chord With Reviewers

A Year Without Mom is a powerful and starkly illustrated memoir that follows 12-year-old Dasha as she navigates the tricky waters of family life, school, and friends. All of this set against the backdrop of politically charged Moscow in the … Continue reading

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Monster Needs Your Vote!

Election season is here and Monster is ready to vote! But why cast your ballot when you can run for president instead? With speeches, debates, and a soapbox or two, Monster’s newest tale is a campaign encouraging kids to take … Continue reading

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Starred Review: We Are All Completely Fine from Tachyon

“This complex novel—scathingly funny, horrific yet oddly inspiring—constructs a seductive puzzle from torn identities, focusing on both the value and peril of fear. When enigmatic Dr. Jan Sayer gathers survivors of supernatural violence for therapy, she unwittingly unlocks evil from … Continue reading

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ALA SF: Publishers Group West & Legato Publishers Group

There’s something extra special about ALA Annual this year for the PGW Berkeley team because it’s in our city. We can’t wait to have our exhibiting publishers in San Francisco and to meet all the librarians and book lovers at … Continue reading

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Groundwood Books & Highlights/Boyds Mills Press/Calkins Creek listed on Bank Street Best of 2015

THE CHILDREN’S BOOK COMMITTEE at Bank Street College of Education strives to guide librarians, educators, parents, grandparents, and other interested adults to the best books for children published each year. The Best Children’s Books of the Year, 2015 Edition includes more … Continue reading

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Button Books

Did you know that Publisher Group West now proudly distributes Button Books in the USA? Based in East Sussex, UK, Button Books (an imprint of GMC Publications) is an exciting new list of design-led children’s books which will appeal to … Continue reading

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