Thursday, November 17, 2011

Book Giveaway- Janet Halfmann


Janet Halfmann author of "Good Night, Little Sea Otter" will be giving 5 of her books away (including Little Sea Otter) during the Holidays. Follow the link to find out how to enter!

Little Sea Otter is ready to go to bed, snug in his Mamma's lap, head against her chest, floating on the ocean's surface. Still, he fights his drooping eyes and mother's urgings, by saying good night to every animal he can see or hear, in and out of the ocean's calm blue waters.

32 pages,
10"x8 3/4"
ages 3-6
Paperback, $5.95

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Anna and Natalie

Star Bright Books is pleased to announce that Anna and Natalie, by Barbara H. Cole, has been selected to be included in the 2011 RIF Multi Cultural Collection.
RIF's Multicultural Book Collection, a set of 45 high-quality children's books curated by RIF's Literacy Advisory Board and Multicultural Advisory Committee. Nearly 600 collections will be distributed annually to select RIF programs across the country. The 2011/2012 collection features myriad cultures through the theme "celebration" and has accompanying activities aligned with the Common Core State Standards. A full list of titles is available at .

The first collection was presented on Nov. 3rd at Rif's 45th birthday party at the Library of Congress. 64 collections are being readied to go to DC Rif schools. 69 more collections will be going out to Macy's -related RIF programs between now and Christmas. About 400 will go out in the spring and about 60 during the first 8 months of next year. Activities will be online by 1/1. They are wonderful and will be available for free to anybody who goes to the RIF website.

Anna and Natalie
Winner, 2007 ASPCA® Henry Bergh Children’s Book Award
Every year a group of students from Mrs. Randall’s class
gets to lay a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
This year, the lucky students will be those who write the
best letter pleading their case. Anna and Natalie are determined
to win, and they submit a convincing letter inspired
by the role Natalie’s great-great-grandfather played in
World War II.

This story, with a surprising twist at the ending will teach
young children the power of believing in your own talents
despite disabilities and that we should recognize the unsung
heroes in our everyday lives.

Curriculum Guide:

For additional information about RIF:

To Purchase:
ISBN-10: 1595721053
ISBN-13: 978-1595721051
$16.95 Hardcover
$6.95 Paperback

Cradle Me

Introducing A New Title just in time for Native American Heritage Month!

"Cradle Me"
By Debby Slier
The rich Native American tradition of carrying babies safely, comfortably and close to their mothers in cradle boards endures to this day. Cradle Me celebrates Native American families and shows how they carry their babies and, with a fill-in-the-line feature, enables readers to translate the words to write their own language.

A portion of profit from this book will be donated to the National Indian Child Care Association

To order: (718) 784-9112 • fax: (718) 784-9012 •

Cradle Me
Board Book
$6.95 Retail