We’re back from another fantastic ALA Midwinter where over 5,000 librarians and industry professionals gathered February 9-12, 2018 in Denver, CO. Our booth featured current and upcoming titles, highlighting our multiple starred reviews and end of year lists. While our Bruce tote bags were once again a hit! And for the first time, we featured an Elephant & Piggie spinner rack, raffled off to one lucky attendee for their school or library!
Throughout the year, the AAP hosts publisher book buzzes with libraries across the country. On Thursday, February 8, DPW participated in this joint book buzz with the Denver Public Library. Close to 80 local librarians attended, and we highlighted some of our big Spring/Summer 2018 titles.
At every ALA Midwinter, DPW staff takes the stage to read excerpts from upcoming DPW titles for our Librarian friends . This year we had a special guest, author Minh Lê, reading his book Drawn Together. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house when he was done!
Big congratulations to all the authors, and publishers who took home this year’s Youth Media Awards, and a BIG THANK YOU to everyone who came by our booth during the show. We had a blast in Denver this year and can’t wait to do it again soon.
Our first School & Library convention of 2018 is this weekend where we will be setting up shop at The American Library Association’s Midwinter Conference in Denver Colorado! We’ll be at booth #821 from when the doors open on Friday night until they turn off the lights next Monday following the ALA Youth Media Awards Press Conference.
On Saturday, February 10th Dina takes center stage at the conference’s Book Buzz Theater for the Joint Publisher Book Buzz at 12:30pm, and throughout the weekend we’ll be talking about books, giving sneak peeks at our upcoming titles and giving away as much swag as you can carry.
Galleys on hand include: #Murdertrending, Aru Shah And The End Of Time, Captain Superlative!, Charlie & Frog, Little Do We Know, Neanderthal Opens The Door To The Universe, Picture Us In The Light, The Itchy Book, Thomas Paine And The Dangerous Word and many, many more. So make sure you come by and see us throughout the weekend to score Advanced Reader Copies of our upcoming 2018 releases!
Last week DPW received four ALA awards during the annual American Library Association’s Midwinter Conference and Monday’s presentation of the Youth Media Awards. It was a busy couple of days and we could not be more thrilled and thankful for the medals we were awarded:
All of our winners were added to the ALA Notable Books list. In addition to those listed above three more DBG titles were selected for the list:
- Steamboat School by Deborah Hopkinson, illustrated by Ron Husband
- What Elephants Know by Eric Dinerstein
- The Wolf’s Boy by Susan Williams Beckhorn
And to top it all off two of our books were named to the 2017 Rainbow Book List:
All in all it was a great conference, (and maybe one we’re still recovering from a week later) Be sure to check out all the supplemental material available to educators and librarians on the titles above right here and keep an eye out for our next stop at TLA this spring.