Mighty Media Press Blog

  • Posted on: February 12, 2016
    Imagination. Dumpling celebrated Chinese New Year with a review from An Unconventional Librarian.This Valentine's Day, visit Insatiable Readers for a special Ugly Dumpling Valentine's Day Card! The blog post will also come complete with a quote from author Stephanie Campisi, a sneak peek of the book, and a review.  Social Consciousness. The St. Paul Pioneer Press features Monster's campaign and interviews author Paul Czajak! Love is in the air! Monster's illustrator Wendy Grieb and her husband Chuck are faculty at California State...
  • Posted on: February 5, 2016
    Imagination. A Starred Review Leaves Us Starry Eyed The Ugly Dumpling gets a starred review from Kirkus Reviews! "Quirky retellings often lean on clever titles alone, but this surpasses and delights."  A Comprehensive Feature Highlights Dumpling's Pre-Pub Successes The Daily Pretzel features The Ugly Dumpling, making note of the pre-pub praise this new book has already gotten from Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, and The San Francisco Book Review.  Blog Touring Looks Good on DumplingDumpling's blog tour is on a roll! This...
  • Posted on: January 29, 2016
    Imagination. The Ugly Dumpling is on a roll. The Blog Tour starts on Monday, February 2nd. Don't miss a post:  Adventure. Anticipation and excitement builds around our office! Publishers Weekly rolled out their annual Fall Announcements, which included The Peculiar Haunting of Thelma Bee and Monster Needs to Go to School.   Social Consciousness. New local partnership helps community engagement blossom. Our new partner, Kids Voting Minneapolis, is a community-based, nonpartisan,...
  • Posted on: January 27, 2016
    #ReadYourWorldToday is Multicultural Children's Book Day! We invite you to invest in a mighty future by celebrating and advocating for inclusive representation and cultural insights found among the pages of diverse children's books. Co-founded by Mia Wenjen of Pragmatic Mom and Author/Publisher Valarie Budayr, Multicultural Children's Book Day's mission is simple: "Our mission is to not only raise awareness for the kid’s books that celebrate diversity, but to get more of these of books into classrooms and libraries."Get Involved.Listening is learning. Join or observe the social media...
  • Posted on: January 22, 2016
    Imagination.Our Imagination Reaches New Corners of the WorldSeaver crawled his way abroad!Ellen Fischer: Children's Book Author by Day, Web Savvy Columnist by Night"The Art of Storytime" is featured in Knowledge Quest's January/February issue."Anyone can pick up a book, read it to a child, and be finished. It’s better than nothing, right? But it’s not too difficult to go from just reading the words to reading a story in an interactive way that engages both the reader and the audience."Ellen's NEW website goes live, featuring the artwork of illustrator Laura Wood. Curiosity.Award-Winning...
  • Posted on: January 15, 2016
    Imagination.The Ugly Dumpling#WeNeedDiverseBooksPublisher's Weekly and Booklist review this modern fairy tale about a loving friendship:"From the wordplay of the premise to Kober’s (The Flying Hand of Marco B.) crisp pictures and Campisi’s easygoing sense of humor, it’s a story with plenty of promise." –PW"The Ugly Duckling gets a makeover in this wacky tale about a misfit. ... the ultimate end, about accepting people because of their differences, adds an extra moral to this timeless tale. The bright illustrations are detailed and full of energy—never has food been so expressive!—and the...
  • Posted on: January 8, 2016
    This Week in ReviewEvery day at Mighty Media Press, we deliver captivating books and media that ignite a child's curiosity, imagination, social awareness, and sense of adventure.Imagination.Seaver the Weaver wins Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award CBC Gifts Galore Showcase features The Ugly Dumpling Greensboro News & Record "Gifts for your young readers: Children's librarians offer holiday gift suggestions" includes If an Elephant Went to School"The book does a precious job of getting very young readers to think about how different creatures have...
  • Posted on: December 31, 2015
    Mighty Media Press Takes a Fond Look Back on 2015We've spent the last year focusing on our mission statement, to deliver "captivating books and media that ignite a child's curiosity, imagination, social awareness, and sense of adventure." In 2015, many goals were set, great growth achieved, and much innovation ignited by this effort. The results we've seen have been fruitful, and we look forward to continuing to spark a love for reading in kids throughout 2016. We began 2015 with a rebranding and a new name. Since then there have been many highlights. Here are a few:Awards All AroundTime...
  • Posted on: November 23, 2015
    Kids Tweet.Thanks to Monster's campaign for literacy and civic engagement, classrooms across the country are tweeting about justice, social issues, and things they want the president to know. Using the hashtag #IWishMyPresidentKnew, students are expressing their opinions and Monster – along with award-winning Monster & Me™ series author Paul Czajak – is there to help along the way!@PCzajak @MonsterROARS TY 4 spending the day with us @SeminoleTrails. What a fantastic day! #STESProud @Supt_Avossa pic.twitter.com/9Ho9cAval6— Lisa Seymour (@lisaseymour1) October 16, 2015@MonsterROARS @...
  • Posted on: November 13, 2015
    A Storm of Awards Hits Mighty Media Press in 2015!Award organizations across the country are acknowledging our titles as captivating books that ignite a child's curiosity, imagination, social awareness, and sense of adventure. See which titles are recent winners or finalists below.CuriosityAT MIGHTY MEDIA PRESS, WE TAKE CURIOSITY AND PUT IT TO WORK. AFTER ALL, WHAT IS CURIOSITY WITHOUT A LITTLE EXPERIMENTATION? WE KNOW CURIOUS KIDS BECOME CAPABLE ADULTS. Garden to TableA Kid's Guide to Planting, Growing, and Preparing Foodby Katherine Hengel2015 USA Best Book Awards Gold Award Winner: ...

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