Posted on: January 22, 2016
Imagination.Our Imagination Reaches New Corners of the WorldSeaver crawled his way abroad!Ellen Fischer: Children's Book Author by Day, Web Savvy Columnist by Night"The Art of Storytime" is featured in Knowledge Quest's January/February issue."Anyone can pick up a book, read it to a child, and be finished. It’s better than nothing, right? But it’s not too difficult to go from just reading the words to reading a story in an interactive way that engages both the reader and the audience."Ellen's NEW website goes live, featuring the artwork of illustrator Laura Wood. Curiosity.Award-Winning...
Posted on: January 15, 2016
Imagination.The Ugly Dumpling#WeNeedDiverseBooksPublisher's Weekly and Booklist review this modern fairy tale about a loving friendship:"From the wordplay of the premise to Kober’s (The Flying Hand of Marco B.) crisp pictures and Campisi’s easygoing sense of humor, it’s a story with plenty of promise." –PW"The Ugly Duckling gets a makeover in this wacky tale about a misfit. ... the ultimate end, about accepting people because of their differences, adds an extra moral to this timeless tale. The bright illustrations are detailed and full of energy—never has food been so expressive!—and the...
Posted on: January 8, 2016
This Week in ReviewEvery day at Mighty Media Press, we deliver captivating books and media that ignite a child's curiosity, imagination, social awareness, and sense of adventure.Imagination.Seaver the Weaver wins Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award CBC Gifts Galore Showcase features The Ugly Dumpling Greensboro News & Record "Gifts for your young readers: Children's librarians offer holiday gift suggestions" includes If an Elephant Went to School"The book does a precious job of getting very young readers to think about how different creatures have...
Posted on: December 31, 2015
Mighty Media Press Takes a Fond Look Back on 2015We've spent the last year focusing on our mission statement, to deliver "captivating books and media that ignite a child's curiosity, imagination, social awareness, and sense of adventure." In 2015, many goals were set, great growth achieved, and much innovation ignited by this effort. The results we've seen have been fruitful, and we look forward to continuing to spark a love for reading in kids throughout 2016. We began 2015 with a rebranding and a new name. Since then there have been many highlights. Here are a few:Awards All AroundTime...
Posted on: November 23, 2015
Kids Tweet.Thanks to Monster's campaign for literacy and civic engagement, classrooms across the country are tweeting about justice, social issues, and things they want the president to know. Using the hashtag #IWishMyPresidentKnew, students are expressing their opinions and Monster – along with award-winning Monster & Me™ series author Paul Czajak – is there to help along the way!@PCzajak @MonsterROARS TY 4 spending the day with us @SeminoleTrails. What a fantastic day! #STESProud @Supt_Avossa pic.twitter.com/9Ho9cAval6— Lisa Seymour (@lisaseymour1) October 16, 2015@MonsterROARS @...
Posted on: November 13, 2015
A Storm of Awards Hits Mighty Media Press in 2015!Award organizations across the country are acknowledging our titles as captivating books that ignite a child's curiosity, imagination, social awareness, and sense of adventure. See which titles are recent winners or finalists below.CuriosityAT MIGHTY MEDIA PRESS, WE TAKE CURIOSITY AND PUT IT TO WORK. AFTER ALL, WHAT IS CURIOSITY WITHOUT A LITTLE EXPERIMENTATION? WE KNOW CURIOUS KIDS BECOME CAPABLE ADULTS. Garden to TableA Kid's Guide to Planting, Growing, and Preparing Foodby Katherine Hengel2015 USA Best Book Awards Gold Award Winner: ...
Posted on: October 8, 2015
Mighty Media Press is now partnering with Booktrack
Booktrack is revolutionizing reading the same way the introduction of sound changed film forever.
Booktrack lets readers add a soundtrack to ebooks and other digital text content! By using specially designed audio that is individually composed to match each title, readers can now enjoy music that not only coincides with the story at hand, but is also paced to each individual’s reading speed.
You can expect to find soundtracks for the following Mighty Media Press titles on Booktrack's website very soon:
Learn more about Booktrack...
Posted on: September 10, 2015
Where in the World Are Our Authors?!All the information you need regarding book signings, storytimes, underwater readings, puppet shows and MORE with our authors through December 2015. Click on the venues for information about each event! Updates will be made to these events as autumn unfolds, so check back often! Paul CzajakOctober 24th, 10:30AMMonster Needs a Costume, Monster Needs Your Vote, and Seaver the Weaver Storytime Blue Marble Books, Philadelphia, PA October 24th, 11AM***PUBLISHER HOSTED STORYTIME***Monster Needs a Costume Storytime and Costume Party, with a craft...
Posted on: September 3, 2015
Happy Book Birthday to Monster and Boy! Tomorrow is the publication day of Monster Needs Your Vote, the most recent installment in Paul Czajak and Wendy Grieb's Monster & Me™ series. Monster and Boy have been very busy on their campaign for literacy, learning, and education for all! Starting their campaign off with a BANG at ALA 2015 in San Fransisco, CA, they continued on to a successful blogtour. "We'd like to extend a heartfelt THANK YOU," proclaimed Boy, "to all of the wonderful bloggers who flew Monster's star spangled blog tour banner!" Take...
Posted on: August 24, 2015
Top 10 Moments From Our #MGINSPIRES Twitter ChatLast Tuesday, we hosted a twitter chat about the importance of Middle Grade fiction! With lots of wisdom from established Middle Grade authors, we discussed everything from the influence MG fiction has on middle graders, to which life skills it emulates, and how MG fiction invokes critical thinking. There were many highlights, but for those of you who missed out on the action, here is a ranking of our favorite moments, complete with some of the most important things these brilliant MG authors taught all of us:10. Our announcement JPEG was...