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Calling All Children (and Children-at-Heart)!

Posted by Alyssa Schaffer on

Calling All Children (and Children-at-Heart)!
Children’s Authors and Illustrators Week is upon us. Started by the Children’s Authors Network, the first full week in February is devoted to hosting events that promote literacy and a lifetime love of books.

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Places Around Portland to Buy Tolly

Posted by Emily Hagenburger on

Places Around Portland to Buy Tolly

Tolly has a special place in our hearts. Thankfully, retailers around town have also found this artistic and inspiring children’s book to be treasure, and stock it on their shelves. We’d like to give a shoutout to these wonderful Portland shops and bookstores that stock Tolly, among other great books and products. Green Bean Books is a whimsical children’s bookstore in the Alberta Arts District. They have story times in multiple languages, summer camps, and even a deck and a garden! If you and your children haven’t visited this adorable bookshop, put some of their events (such as their monthly “Read to...

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Our 3 Favorite Behind-the-Scenes Tolly Videos

Posted by Emily Hagenburger on

Our 3 Favorite Behind-the-Scenes Tolly Videos

It’s been a few weeks since Tolly has been released in the world to be enjoyed by adults and children alike, but we’re still amazed by the effort, time, patience, and loving detail that was put into the book by creator Maryanna Hoggatt. After developing the character of Tolly, a brave battle raccoon, and writing his story, she sculpted his body and multiple different heads for Tolly’s different facial expressions, and created several miniature sets so that she could photograph him for the book. However, all that effort certainly seems worth it when you end up with such a gorgeous children’s...

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Naoshi featured at Hello Kitty & 99 Friends in NYC

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Naoshi featured at Hello Kitty & 99 Friends in NYC

From April 16th to May 14th P!Q at Grand Central Station was overtaken by Hello Kitty and her many sanrio companions since. Overcup Press author  Naoshi was one of over 100 eminent artists whose artwork was featured at this event. Naoshi is the author of Ice Cream Work which follows the story of Ice Cream Man as he goes from job to job emphasizing the importance of imagination in daily life. Using the Japanese technique of sunae, a process that involves using colored sand, Naoshi is able to bring her unique pieces to life from start to finish.   If you are a fan...

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Take Your Daughter, Son (and a Book!) to Work Day

Posted by Alan Gill on

Take Your Daughter, Son (and a Book!) to Work Day

What did you want to be when you grew up? Maybe an astronaut, a veterinarian, or a firefighter? And what inspired your dream? For many of us, it was the media—the books we read, the movies we watched, and the music we listened to—as well as the jobs our parents went to every single day.For the last 23 years, Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work Day has been inspiring American children as more than just a break from school. Rather, it gives parents the opportunity to show their children the value of continuing education, the delicate balance of work...

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