We are thrilled to share reviews from Kirkus Reviews, The Horn Book, and Publishers Weekly.
Kirkus Reviews reviewed My Doctor’s Visit by Cara Florance and Jon Florance
The Horn Book reviewed Bedtime for Sweet Creatures by Nikki Grimes, Illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon
Publishers Weekly reviewed In Search of Truth by Sharon Wray
Publishers Weekly ran a Literary Spotlight article on Bernie’s Book Bank, which has distributed 3.6 million book to 360,000 kids in the Chicagoland area this year alone!
Sourcebooks is a big supporter of Bernie’s Book Bank, and our own Chris Bauerle was quoted in the article.
Publishers contacted by PW confirm the high regard for Bernie’s Book Bank within the industry. Sourcebooks, which is headquartered in Naperville, a Chicago suburb, was especially effusive in praising the work done by Bernie’s Book Bank in the company’s own backyard. Its mission is “completely aligned” with that of Sourcebooks, insists Chris Bauerle, the company’s director of sales & marketing.
“Brian and the team at Bernie’s are profoundly changing the lives of underprivileged kids and communities by attacking a completely moveable and solvable upstream hindrance of a person’s potential: access to books,” Bauerle wrote in an email, disclosing that a Chicago Public Schools representative once informed him that while Windy City middle-income families on average own 12 children’s books per child, in contrast, in low-income communities, there is typically only one book owned per 300 children.
“The life-changing possibility created by Bernie’s vision of 12 books per year, placed for free and easily in the hands of every underprivileged child, is mind blowing,” Bauerle said.
We are thrilled to share award news for five of our titles.
Click "Read More" to see what awards these books have won or been nominated for in the month of November!
Weekly Trade Review Round-Up: Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, Foreword Reviews, Kirkus Reviews, Booklist
We are thrilled to share reviews from Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, Foreword Reviews, Kirkus Reviews, and Booklist.
What Bestseller Lists Really Tell Us About A Book's Popularity
AILSA CHANG, HOST: When Donald Trump Jr.'s new book first topped the New York Times bestseller list, it raised eyebrows and not just because of who the author is. Beside the title of the book, which is "Triggered: How The Left Thrives On Hate And Wants To Silence Us," was a dagger. That symbol meant a portion of the book sales were made in bulk, which led some to question whether Trump deserved the top billing. The answer, as NPR's Rose Friedman explains, is complicated.
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