BEA 2013: Spotlight On Children: Marking Memorable Milestones
A handful of children’s publishers have arrived at Book Expo of America eager to announce and celebrate anniversaries of books, characters, or imprints. The Reluctant Dragon; Lafcadio, The Lion Who Shot Back; Sammy the Spider; and Harry Potter all reach milestones in 2013, as do several children’s lines. Here’s a look at some of the celebrations underway at the booths.
…Twenty-year-old Sammy Spider is the toast of Kar-Ben Publishing’s booth (2456), where visitors can peruse Sammy Spider’s First Book of Jewish Holidays by Sylvia A. Rouss, illus. by Katherine Janus Kahn. This is the 20th title and the first board book starring the spider, who learns about concepts as well as Jewish customs, holidays, and values. Also due in the fall is Sammy Spider’s First Yom Kippur. The publisher will release downloadable materials on its Web site this summer to help its customers celebrate Sammy Spider’s birthday.
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