Tag: children’s books

What Kinda Name is Blart? Series

Golden Edition Publishing
108 N. Locust St. #300 Denton, TX 76201


What Kinda Name is Blart? goes on an adventure with the release of an activity book featuring the characters from it’s middle-grade chapter book series

October 30, 2017 (DENTON, TEXAS) – Stephanie Will, Designer and Image Creator for the What Kinda Name is Blart? middle-grade chapter series launches a new activity book through Golden Edition Publishing.

“The activity book is a fun and engaging way to continue the adventure into the world of Blart and Teddy even after the book is read,” says Mrs. Shipp.

This activity book will offer 50 fun and adventurous activities that feature characters from the What Kinda Name is Blart? Chewing Problems book. Activities include coloring pages, Dot-to-Dot, mazes, crossword puzzles, Seek-n-Find, Tic-Tac-Toe, Find the Match, and drawing practices. Each page is printed on single-sided paper, so young artists can display their artwork and favorite characters anywhere.

The What Kinda Name is Blart? Chewing Problems Activity Book will launch on November 6, 2017. Paperback and hardcover versions of Chewing Problems the first book in the series will launch concurrently, and will be available worldwide through most booksellers.

The Chewing Problems e-book is currently available exclusively to Amazon and Kindle Unlimited subscribers, and will be available through other e-booksellers in January of 2018. Visit whatkindanameisblart.com for more information and to order its fun line of stickers, bookmarks, puzzles, and coffee mugs with characters from the series.


For more information or to request a copy of the book contact:
Stephanie Shipp
(940) 368-4918

Submitted by Stephanie Shipp. Email: sshipp@goldeneditionpublishing.com

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Leonard Marcus: Free Lecture June 13 on Golden Books; Golden Legacy exhibit through June 21


A New Deal for the Nursery Lecture with Leonard Marcus Irving Arts Center June 13 @ 1 p.m.

“A New Deal for the Nursery: Golden Books and the Democratization of American Children’s Book Publishing” In the 1940s, Golden Books revolutionized American family life by making quality children’s books widely available at affordable prices for the first time ever. In this lively illustrated presentation, renowned historian Leonard Marcus tells the behind-the-scenes tale of the visionary enterprise that brought together top-flight artists, authors, educators, and marketing wizards to make Golden Books a beloved American icon and household brand. Lecture to be followed by a FREE Family Funday Event from 2–4 p.m. Flyer: Leonard Marcus lecture

The exhibition, “Golden Legacy: Original Art from 65 Years of Golden Books,” organized by the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature, is on view at the Irving Arts Center through June 21. For more information call 972.252.7558 or visit our website at www.IrvingArtsCenter.com

Leonard Marcus is one of the world’s leading writers about children’s books and the people who create them. His award-winning books include Golden Legacy: How Golden Books Won Children’s Hearts, Changed Publishing Forever, and Became an American Icon Along the Way; The Annotated Phantom Tollbooth and Randolph Caldecott: The Man Who Could Not Stop Drawing. Leonard curated The New York Public Library’s critically acclaimed recent exhibition, The ABC Of It: Why Children’s Books Matter and speaks about his work throughout the world, most recently in China. He teaches at New York University and lives in Brooklyn, New York.




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A.G. Ford Children’s Book Illustration Workshop May 30


The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators North Texas Chapter will host the workshop on May 30. AG Ford is a Frisco-based very established and award-winning children’s book illustrator. He has a good blog full of his illustrations. You’ll get a glimpse into his world as a brand new father with the recent baby samples, and also see more work samples on AG’s website. Would you consider please sharing this with your members in the next few days?

Here are the details:
On Saturday, May 30, the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators North Texas Chapter will host New York Times Bestselling illustrator AG Ford for a full-day, interactive illustration workshop called CHANNELING YOUR CREATIVE ENERGY THROUGH ART: AN INTERACTIVE ILLUSTRATION WORKSHOP. AG strongly believes each person should channel their creative energy in the right direction to get the most from their abilities. During this full-day workshop for beginning to advanced illustrators, AG will share his knowledge as an illustrator since 2007 and experience publishing 14 children’s books.


• DATE/TIME: May 30, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (attend just for the morning or all day)
MORNING WORKSHOP (9 a.m. til about noon) will include AG’s path to becoming an illustrator, school visits as well as the picture book process, developing a portfolio and the business side of illustrating.

AFTERNOON WORKSHOP (about 1 to 4 p.m.) will be completely hands on – drawing, illustrating and how to tell stories through illustrations, so come ready to work.
• COST: Attend in the morning ($50 for SCBWI members; $65 for guests) or all day ($75 for SCBWI members; $95 for guests, including lunch).
• LOCATION: Latino Cultural Center, 2600 Live Oak Street, Dallas
• REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Please register by May 22 by visiting https://northtexas.scbwi.org/events/. Some art supplies will be provided, so register early to make sure there are enough. Walk-up registrations will be accepted, space permitting.

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