As summer approaches and we prepare to have some fun in the sun, it’s a brilliant time to share the latest news from Tanglewood headquarters.
First up, the riveting and action-packed Surface Tension, was just released in paperback. To celebrate, we ran a giveaway on Goodreads, which received close to two thousand entries. Also, the Children’s Book Council posted a Beyond the Page feature with Mike answering a few interesting questions for fans.
Read on for the latest and greatest Eva Kor news, and to learn about an upcoming video from The Kissing Hand author, Audrey Penn. We are also happy to introduce our new intern, Ashley. And finally, don’t miss the Tanglewood Spotlight feature on one of our favorite summer titles, The Tiptoe Guide to Tracking Mermaids.
Oh, and one more thing—don’t forget your sunscreen!
Audrey Penn Video Coming Soon
To celebrate 100 years of Children’s Book Week, KidLit TV is posting 100 Creator Corner videos to its website. In the three-to-five minute videos some of the most renowned children’s book authors speak directly to their young readers. New York Times bestselling author Audrey Penn has created her own video—available in July—recounting the story behind the inspiration for The Kissing Hand and its beloved characters. Be sure to check out our next newsletter when we’ll share the link to watch Audrey’s video and learn more about The Kissing Hand.
Eva Kor Named Living Legend
Eva Mozes Kor, author of Surviving the Angel of Death, was named an Indiana Living Legend by the Indiana Historical Society. Eva will be honored at the annual gala held July 25 at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center. To read more about this special recognition and event, click here.
Eva Documentary Airing on PBS
Throughout April and May, Eva A-7063 aired over a thousand times across the country. Keep an eye on your local PBS listings to catch the film when it next airs.
Also, make sure to check this page for upcoming screenings and events.
Ashley Burns is a junior at Ball State University, where she studies English Literature as well as Marketing, and Professional Writing and Emerging Media. She has always loved fun stories that have strong characters with comedic voices. She is excited to work with Tanglewood to help publish books readers keep on their shelves long after they grow up.
Tanglewood Spotlight: The Tiptoe Guide to Tracking Mermaids
Memorial Day has come and gone which means that summer unofficially begins. Many schools will be closed for a few months leaving parents and caregivers looking for ways to keep kids engaged while having fun.
Books are always a great resource, especially those that also provide activities to intrigue kids in different ways. Look no further—The Tiptoe Guide to Tracking Mermaids offers a wonderful way to encourage children to pay close attention to all the interesting things that can be found on the beach or in the water, including mermaids. Most people don’t see them, but they might just not know how to look for signs. That sand dollar—why, that could be a mermaid-size surfboard. Those twisted reeds—a bed for a lovely afternoon mermaid nap. And if you peer closely into the water, you might see a mermaid market.
We’re thrilled that Epic!—the leading digital library for kids 12 & under—has received over 35,000 views of this book!