#WorldKidLitWednesday: Lines, Squiggles, Letters, Words

Do you remember not being able to read? I certainly don't... Most of us have been reading for so long that we can't remember what it felt like not to be able to understand everything we saw around us. Nor do we have any inkling of what the mysterious world of visual symbols looked like … Continue reading #WorldKidLitWednesday: Lines, Squiggles, Letters, Words

Publisher Spotlight: Clevo Books

    Thanks for joining us on this lovely Friday afternoon! Today we'll be speaking to Cathryn Bergman of Clevo books, originating from Cleveland, Ohio! Clevo Books will honor the hundreds of ethnic communities in Cleveland by bringing exceptional translated works to the fore, as well as good English language works, occasionally!   Alrighty, let's … Continue reading Publisher Spotlight: Clevo Books

Publisher Spotlight: Levine Querido

Today we’ll be talking to newcomer (at least in this form) Levine Querido, a publishing house that was founded earlier this year. Don't be fooled by the short history though--there's a lot of experience beneath the surface! Answering our questions today is Nick Thomas, a Senior Editor of the Levine Querido team. Now then, let's … Continue reading Publisher Spotlight: Levine Querido

The Golden Cage

Drawn in by Carll Cneut’s glorious artwork and the prospect of a ‘deliciously dark European picture book’, I backed this book on Kickstarter earlier this year. It is due for release this month. The Golden Cage is a wonderfully unique picture book. First, its size: At 340 x 260 mm, it is larger than most … Continue reading The Golden Cage

Publisher Spotlight: The Emma Press

Greetings and a lovely Friday to our lovely readers! Today we have the founder of The Emma Press, Emma Wright herself, sharing her thoughts on our questions for publishers! Firstly, what circumstances led to the creation of your company? Some publishing companies start out as passion projects—was this the case for yours? Tell us about … Continue reading Publisher Spotlight: The Emma Press

Publishing Spotlight: NorthSouth Books

Today we’ll be talking to the storied NorthSouth Books, the US branch of NordSüd Verlag. Heather Lennon, the managing director, was kind enough to carve out some time and answer our questions. So, let’s get to it! Firstly, what circumstances led to the creation of your company? Some publishing companies start out as passion projects—was … Continue reading Publishing Spotlight: NorthSouth Books

Publisher Spotlight: Pushkin Press

Thanks for swinging by the Publisher Spotlight! Today we’ll be hearing from Adam Freudenheim, the Publisher and Managing Director of Pushkin Press, headquartered in the grand old city of London. We asked him a few questions regarding Pushkin, which he was kind enough to share his insight on. Our questions are in italics, while his … Continue reading Publisher Spotlight: Pushkin Press

The Door by Magda Szabo

The third of the European novels in this August series of older women in fiction around the world is from Hungary, where the author lived between 1917 and 2007. Her work was not published during the Stalinist years. The title sets up the barrier between the narrator and the woman who lives behind the door. … Continue reading The Door by Magda Szabo

Publisher Spotlight: Tiny Owl Publishing

Founded by wife and husband duo Delaram Ghanimifard and Karim Arghandehpour in 2015, Tiny Owl publishing is one of the most exciting players in the world of children’s books today. Their creed is simple—bring the beauty of Persian culture and literature to the rest of the world. The elegance of this core tenet comes about … Continue reading Publisher Spotlight: Tiny Owl Publishing

The Summer Book by Tove Jansson

Tove Jansson was a Finnish writer, and will be familiar to readers of children’s fiction as the creator of the Moomins. They appeared in books and cartoons and then newspapers, eventually in 12 countries. They were so successful that Walt Disney wanted to acquire them. He was turned down. Tove Jansson was much more than … Continue reading The Summer Book by Tove Jansson