Beloved Children’s Brand and Top Kids Book Publisher Sharing Love: from Sesame Street for 50th Anniversary
This Valentine’s Day, Sesame Workshop and Sourcebooks are celebrating the debut of Love: from Sesame Street on the New York Times Children’s Picture Books bestseller list!
This is the first time that a Sesame Street book has made a New York Times bestseller list since 1970.
As we celebrate Sesame Street’s fiftieth anniversary, we’re as committed as ever to working with innovative partners like Sourcebooks to create timeless books that resonate with readers across generations. We’re proud that Love: from Sesame Street—with its uplifting message about the many wonderful ways to express love—shows the makings of an instant classic!
The most remarkable part of being a publisher is the ability to connect readers with extraordinary books and brands. Sesame Workshop has been one of my favorite partners because of the extraordinary good they do in the world. I am deeply touched to help celebrate their fiftieth anniversary with this amazing news.
Love: from Sesame Street is the eighteenth collaboration between Sourcebooks and Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization behind Sesame Street. The book features a new format for Sesame books, one intended to appeal to a wide range of readers and make a meaningful gift for many different special life moments and occasions.
“We look forward to expanding the love already evident for this title to an ebook, a personalized version, and additional titles in this line,” said Sesame Workshop editorial director Karen Halpenny.
Sourcebooks will publish three more Sesame Workshop titles this year—You Can Do It: A Little Book about the Big Power of Perseverance (June), Happy Halloween! (August) in the My First Big Storybook series, and Dream: with Sesame Street (November) in the same giftable format as Love: from Sesame Street. Sourcebooks also offers personalized Sesame Street books through their Put Me In The Story program.
“It’s such an honor and a privilege to have Sesame Workshop as a partner,” said Karen Shapiro, publishing manager for Sourcebooks Wonderland. “For the past six years, we’ve collaborated closely with their team to develop incredibly compelling stories featuring their beloved characters, working together to build a world in which every child is a reader.”
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After the Fire by Will Hill and Illegal by Eoin Colfer and Andrew Donkin, illustrated by Giovanni Rigano, are on the Recommended Fiction Book List for the 2019 In The Margins Book Award
We are happy to share that After the Fire by Will Hill and Illegal by Eoin Colfer and Andrew Donkin, illustrated by Giovanni Rigano, are on the Recommended Fiction Book List for the 2019 In The Margins Book Award.
The In The Margins Book Award is organized by the Library Services for Youth in Custody group, which is an organization that advocates for those who provide services for youth in custody. The In the Margins Book Award Recommended Fiction Book List is chosen by a committee of librarians who work with marginalized youth who choose title that are of high-interest appeal to youth ages 9—21 living in poverty, on the streets, or in custody. Youth feedback is critical to the books that are nominated and selected.
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We are thrilled to share the full list of Sourcebooks authors and titles that have won American Library Association (ALA) awards, which were announced at the ALA Midwinter conference in Seattle last week. Click "Read More" below for more on each award winning book and and authors.
We are happy to share trade reviews for titles across all of our imprints this week. Click "Read More" below to learn more about the books and the reviews.
We are happy to share trade reviews for books across all of our imprints this week. Click "Read more" below to read more about the reviews and the authors.
We are excited to share that P is for Pterodactyl by Raj Haldar and Chris Carpenter, illustrated by Maria Beddia, has been featured in the New York Times Book Review.
Read below for a short passage from the article, titled, "The Story Behind ‘P Is For Pterodactyl,’ The Self-Described ‘Worst Alphabet Book Ever.'"
This article is live online, and will run in the Sunday, January 27 edition of the New York Times Book Review.
Click "Read More" below to read more about the book, the authors, and the illustrator.
Last Nov. 6, a week before “P Is for Pterodactyl” came out, the kids’-book website Imagination Soup raved about it on Facebook, writing that it was “perfect for logophiles (someone who loves words)!” The post went viral and drew over 4,000 commenters, many of them word nerds who shared jokes about puns, silent letters and homophones: “Why can’t you hear a pterodactyl using the bathroom? Because the P is silent!” The story blew up Reddit, too, and “P Is for Pterodactyl” sold out of its 10,800-copy first printing the day it was published.
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