The Flying Pig annual book-review newsletter is here!
Every year, we team up with local agencies serving families to bring new books into the hands of children. This year, we worked with the Shelburne Food Shelf, CLiF, and the Lund Family Center, giving out more than 140 books donated by customers and the store. Many of the books went to an innovative program that enables incarcerated parents to record themselves reading the book to their children, and the children then receive not only the book, but the recording, as well. It's a beautiful way to keep families connected.
We also write for Publishers Weekly about children's books and bookselling, in a blog called Shelftalker. Josie and Elizabeth take turns posting bookselling anecdotes, book reviews, funny stuff, and literary treats of all kinds.