sf-bookmaking-whA Boon for Bookmaking

The award ceremony of the third EJK Bookmaking Competition in San Francisco is taking place on March 15, and this year there’s even more to celebrate! The Contemporary Jewish Museum, which brought the competition to the West Coast and hosts it each year, has been recognized for its EJK Bookmaking program by the state of California! Congratulations to the CJM on receiving the State Superintendent’s Award for Excellence in Museum Education!

Amy--WHBook Activities & More

In A Letter to Amy, Peter wants to invite a girl to his birthday party, but it’s not as simple as it seems. Things don’t go according to plan, and Peter can only wonder if he’s ruined everything.
Plus, parrots, pencil and paper, and the Pony Express!

Ezra-Bio-WHCelebrating a Life

For Ezra’s 99th birthday, on March 11, we’re giving you a present! This eight-page biography, written for kids and illustrated with Keats artwork and vintage photographs, is perfect for a classroom author study or to enrich a bedtime story hour. Just click, print and shout, “Happy birthday!”

WH-Feb-190-BAWinning Conversations

Our 2015 Book Award winners, Chieri Uegaki and Chris Haughton, spoke to us about language, art and their roundabout paths to picture books. See why the talents behind Hana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin, and Shh! We Have a Plan won over our jury.


WH-rainChildren’s Book Makers We Love

Last month on social media we paid tribute to some of the children’s book writers and illustrators we admire—and we barely scratched the surface! Now you can revisit old favorites and discover new ones on our website. Check back every so often as we add luminaries—and tell us who you love!

WH--PE-marchMini-Grant Moments

The Concord, New Hampshire, school district was determined not to let its new arrivals, young refugees from Africa and Asia, fall through the cracks. So its summer program for those students conceals an ulterior motive: to improve the children’s literacy, academic, social and behavioral skills while they were busy having fun!
REMINDER: Mini-Grant applications are now due by March 31, 2015!