August House

August House Award-winning, multi-media publisher of children’s picture books, folktale anthologies, scary story collections, and storytelling resource books.

August House is a highly acclaimed and award-winning multimedia publisher of children’s picture books, folktale anthologies, scary story collections, and resource books. Educators use our books for supplemental reading programs, character education, and social studies. Located in Atlanta, GA, August House has developed one of the most highly respected collections of folktales from the world’s great oral traditions. You can find more information about August House at http://www.augusthouse.com.

Mission: Celebrate Stories

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04/01/2020
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Tomie dePaola was beloved and will be sorely missed. Thank you for writing so many wonderful stories!

Tomie dePaola was beloved and will be sorely missed. Thank you for writing so many wonderful stories!
04/01/2020
Tomie dePaola, author of beloved 'Strega Nona,' dies at 85

Tomie dePaola was beloved and will be sorely missed. Thank you for writing so many wonderful stories!

The author and illustrator was involved in more than 270 books, but his most well-known character was a kindly and helpful old witch in Italy.

Barbara Bietz reading her new LittleFolk picture book, Sweet Tamales for Purim with some of her fans at Barnes & Noble.
03/10/2020

Barbara Bietz reading her new LittleFolk picture book, Sweet Tamales for Purim with some of her fans at Barnes & Noble.

Ronna Mandel posts wonderful review of Barbara Bietz's new picture book, Sweet Tamales for Purim!
03/06/2020
Sweet Tamales for Purim by Barbara Bietz

Ronna Mandel posts wonderful review of Barbara Bietz's new picture book, Sweet Tamales for Purim!

When their goat eats the traditional sweet hamantaschen, it causes a family to find another way to share their Purim holiday traditions with new neighbors

Just in time to celebrate Purim, Barbara Bietz's new picture book...Sweet Tamales for Purim!
03/04/2020

Just in time to celebrate Purim, Barbara Bietz's new picture book...Sweet Tamales for Purim!

Award-winning author Barbara Bietz reading to some of her fans at the launch of her new LittleFolk picture book, Sweet T...
02/27/2020

Award-winning author Barbara Bietz reading to some of her fans at the launch of her new LittleFolk picture book, Sweet Tamales for Purim. Now available from your favorite book sellers!

Nothing like using classic folk tales to make phonics engaging, fun and meaningful!😉
02/16/2020
An Old and Contested Solution to Boost Reading Scores: Phonics

Nothing like using classic folk tales to make phonics engaging, fun and meaningful!😉

As test scores lag, there’s a growing debate between proponents of the “science of reading,” which emphasizes phonics, and traditional educators who prefer to instill a love of literature.

Although this memorable story is a work of fiction, it is adapted from a real event that took place in the Old West.
02/11/2020

Although this memorable story is a work of fiction, it is adapted from a real event that took place in the Old West.

We are excited to announce the launch of LittleFolk picture book, Sweet Tamales for Purim, the latest collaboration from the award-winning creative team of Barbara Bietz and John Kanzler.

We are excited to announce the launch of LittleFolk picture book, Sweet Tamales for Purim, the latest collaboration from...
02/11/2020

We are excited to announce the launch of LittleFolk picture book, Sweet Tamales for Purim, the latest collaboration from the award-winning creative team of Barbara Bietz and John Kanzler.

Celebrate Black History Month with the one and only Bobby Norfolk!
02/05/2020
Bobby Norfolk-Welcome to Black History Month!

Celebrate Black History Month with the one and only Bobby Norfolk!

Bobby Norfolk Speaker, Storyteller, Author and Teaching Artist! Call now to book this three-time Emmy Award winning artist today! Bobby has educational, living history and musical programs for all ages. Other honors include numerous Parents' Choice Gold and Silver Awards, and the prestigious Nationa...

When a child discovers that reading is a fun and easy way to entertain her (or his) self, then look out world!
01/28/2020
In 2019, more Americans went to the library than to the movies. Yes, really.

When a child discovers that reading is a fun and easy way to entertain her (or his) self, then look out world!

The US film industry may have generated revenues somewhere in the region of $40 billion last year, but it seems Hollywood still has plenty of work to do if it wants to compete with that most hallow…

Excellent pod cast series.
01/22/2020
Science of Reading: The Podcast

Excellent pod cast series.

Science of Reading: The Podcast delivers the latest insights from researchers and practitioners in early reading.

The memory of beloved, late author and prolific storyteller, J. J. Reneaux is celebrated with this Mentorship Award... t...
08/24/2019
J.J. Reneaux Mentorship Award

The memory of beloved, late author and prolific storyteller, J. J. Reneaux is celebrated with this Mentorship Award... the deadline for nominations is fast approaching.

The Mentorship Award provides $1,250 for a gifted younger teller (18-30 years of age) to work with a seasoned teller as mentor.

Very excited to share this news. Last night, our strategic partner, 4x4 Studios received the Appy Award in NYC for best ...
05/16/2019

Very excited to share this news.

Last night, our strategic partner, 4x4 Studios received the Appy Award in NYC for best app in the Parenting/Family category. That's 4 awards for Let's Read in 2019!

Let’s Read won an Appy Award in the Family and Parenting category! The team was so excited when we got the news last night!

I love how they explained our app:
“Face it, kiddos love tech. So as we bemoan their screen time, let's hear it for an app that personalizes it with stories "read to" kids from the people they love most, their families. Let's Read makes it easy for family members and friends to make engaging video/audio recordings that are synched to illustrations and text in picture books. If there must be screen time, at least it can be made healthier. Cheers to the app's creators -- and to Grandma!"

Download bit.ly/Lets_Read_App while it’s still free!

Critically important research on sleep deprivation and the impact on cognitive performance, as well as reduced learning ...
05/11/2019
Transcript of "Sleep is your superpower"

Critically important research on sleep deprivation and the impact on cognitive performance, as well as reduced learning and impaired memory.

TED Talk Subtitles and Transcript: Sleep is your life-support system and Mother Nature's best effort yet at immortality, says sleep scientist Matt Walker. In this deep dive into the science of slumber, Walker shares the wonderfully good things that happen when you get sleep -- and the alarmingly bad...

This priceless collection of children's books reveals a number of valuable insights about our society, values and  "myth...
05/01/2019
In Classic Children’s Books, a Window to Childhood in Past Centuries

This priceless collection of children's books reveals a number of valuable insights about our society, values and "myths".

Remember, there was not even a children's book industry prior to the 1950's so the current size of children's publishing (approximately $2B in 2019) says a lot about the increased involvement of parents in their children's lives.

Rare children’s books, made available online through the Library of Congress, show both the constants and the evolution in children’s literature.

Our strategic partner, 4x4 Studios just announced that the Let's Read app is in the Finals for an Appy Award, next month...
04/26/2019

Our strategic partner, 4x4 Studios just announced that the Let's Read app is in the Finals for an Appy Award, next month in NYC (see below).

Remember Let's Read is in the Apple App Store - just go to: bit.ly/Lets_Read_App

Reading aloud with kids is one of life's great pleasures,  plus it's an invaluable gift to any child. This post offers s...
04/24/2019
How to Read Aloud to Your Kid, According to Audiobook Narrators

Reading aloud with kids is one of life's great pleasures, plus it's an invaluable gift to any child. This post offers some helpful tips that will make any read aloud more engaging and fun.

If you're looking for stories to read with a child, visit our web site at http://www.augusthouse.com

Reading to your kids is important however you do it—at bedtime or during the day, with picture books or novels, on your own or with zany sound effects. Hey, science says so. But if you’re feeling like your readings are becoming a little lackluster, or you just want to up your game, here’s some...

"Raising a community of readers is a fundamental objective of public libraries."
04/18/2019
Why Doctors and Librarians Make Great Partners

"Raising a community of readers is a fundamental objective of public libraries."

Thirty years after its launch, Reach Out and Read continues to stress the benefits of reading aloud to kids.

This new report from Ohio State is very compelling. One of the reasons we focus on folktales from the oral tradition is ...
04/15/2019
A “million word gap” for children who aren’t read to at home

This new report from Ohio State is very compelling. One of the reasons we focus on folktales from the oral tradition is because they are perfect for reading aloud with kids. Why not read a story to a child today?

Need some story ideas? Just go to https://www.augusthouse.com for ideas and tips on reading aloud.

Young children whose parents read them five books a day enter kindergarten having heard about 1.4 million more words than kids who were never read to, a new study found. This “million word gap” could be one key in explaining differences in vocabulary and reading development, said Jessica Logan, ...

03/26/2019

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Let's celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Eric Carle's classic masterpiece!
03/25/2019
How The Very Hungry Caterpillar Became a Classic

Let's celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Eric Carle's classic masterpiece!

Eric Carle’s colorful story about metamorphosis remains a staple of baby showers and classroom bookshelves 50 years after its release.

Congratulations to our strategic partner, Epic! Their digital reading platform features over 35,000 books and they're re...
03/20/2019
An Epic Rise

Congratulations to our strategic partner, Epic!

Their digital reading platform features over 35,000 books and they're reaching over 10 million kids.

Epic, the Redwood, Calif.–based children’s digital reading platform, has a lot to celebrate. January marked the company’s fifth anniversary, and in the

03/20/2019
Sarah Smarsh

Sarah Smarsh

Most of my book Heartland, published in 2018, was finished in 2005 when I was 24 years old. The passages were in different order and form, but it was there.

Countless literary agents turned me down for more than a decade.

That was brutal, but it was the wisdom of the Universe. This country wasn't ready to talk about class, and I wasn't grounded or healed enough to hold space for the thousands of people who have shared their own economic traumas with me since the book was released.

We have all sorts of ideas about how and when our creations should unfold and be seen. But your life's unfolding is part of a bigger Timeline you don't know. Sometimes roadblocks aren't a "no" so much as a "not the right time." Keep going.

03/18/2019
learning-resources.augusthouse.com

If you're looking for some great read aloud stories for Women's History Month, check out the leveled reading lists on our web site.

St. Patrick's Day is great time to read an Irish folktale to your kids or grandkids. We recommend the story of Finn MacC...
03/15/2019

St. Patrick's Day is great time to read an Irish folktale to your kids or grandkids. We recommend the story of Finn MacCloul, Oonagh and the Giant from Heather Forest's award winning collection, Ancient and Epic Tales From Around the World

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Awards given to the Finalists and Winners of the 2019 Next Generation Indie Book Awards are: - $1,500 cash prize and trophy awarded to the best Fiction Book - $1,500 cash prize and trophy awarded to the best Non-Fiction Book - $750 cash prize and trophy awarded to the second best Fiction Book - $750 cash prize and trophy awarded to the second best Non-Fiction Book - $500 cash prize and trophy awarded to the third best Fiction Book - $500 cash prize and trophy awarded to the third best Non-Fiction Book - $100 Cash Prize and a Gold Medal awarded to the winner of each of the more than 70 categories - Finalist Medals will be awarded to up to four finalists in each of the more than 70 categories Winners and Finalists will also receive: - An invitation to the gala awards ceremony held at a landmark location in Washington, DC in June 2019 (during the American Library Association annual conference). - Exposure for a full year at www.IndieBookAwards.com as a Winner or Finalist. - All Winners will be listed in the 2019 Next Generation Indie Book Awards Catalog, which will be distributed to thousands of book buyers, media, and others! - The opportunity to display Finalist or Winner gold award stickers on your book. - Other benefits of an award-winning book (such as potential increased revenue). PLUS, the top 70 books will be sent to be reviewed by New York literary agent Marilyn Allen of Allen O'Shea Literary Agency or one of Ms. Allen's co-agents for possible representation in areas that could generate even more revenue for your book (unless an entrant prefers not to have their book forwarded to the agent). Ms. Allen has over 25 years of sales and marketing experience, including serving as Senior Vice President, Associate Publisher, and Director of Marketing for Harper Collins and directing sales and marketing teams for Simon & Schuster, Penguin Books and Avon Books. Ms. Allen has had the pleasure of working with many best-selling authors including Stephen King, Ken Follett, Barbara Kingsolver, John Gray, Mary Higgins Clark, and many more. "Independently-published books have become a major source for quality fiction and non-fiction, but often go unrecognized by the mainstream publishing industry," notes Marilyn Allen. "Finally, an award program has been created to recognize talented authors from this important segment of our industry. Our agency represents over 100 authors and we're always looking for new talent, so it is a great pleasure to be part of this program. We look forward to reviewing the works of the 70 best candidates and helping these authors gain the recognition they deserve." All Finalists and Winners will be notified by late May, 2019. ENTRY GUIDELINES AND CATEGORIES: For complete entry guidelines AND to see a list of the over 70 categories you can enter go to http://www.indiebookawards.com/enter/guidelines ONLINE ENTRY FORM: To enter online now go to http://www.indiebookawards.com/enter/entryform We wish you much success with your book! www.IndieBookAwards.com
2019 Next Generation Indie Book Awards Call for Entries - Over $10,000 in Monetary prizes, over 70 categories If you would like to receive greater recognition, monetary prizes, awards and exposure for your books, here is an opportunity not to miss. Enter the 2019 Next Generation Indie Book Awards at www.IndieBookAwards.com. Calling all indie book authors and publishers - including small presses, mid-size independent publishers, university presses, e-book publishers, and self-published authors who have a book written in English released in 2017, 2018 or 2019 or with a 2017, 2018 or 2019 copyright date to enter the most rewarding book awards program. It offers over 70 Categories - More than 70 Awards – with over 70 monetary prizes totaling more than $10,000 in cash, including $1,500 cash prizes plus trophies for best fiction book and best non-fiction book, $750 cash prizes plus trophies for second best fiction book and non-fiction book and $500 cash prizes plus trophies for third best fiction book and non-fiction book! ENTER NOW - Enter online at: http://www.indiebookawards.com/enter/entryform. Entry Deadline for the 2019 awards program – February 15, 2019. The Next Generation Indie Book Awards is the largest NOT-FOR-PROFIT book Awards program for independent authors and publishers and the only book awards program of its kind offering more monetary prizes, more awards, more recognition and more exposure including exposure to a leading Literary Agent for possible representation in areas such as distribution, foreign rights, film rights, and other rights! Presented by Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group (IBPPG) in conjunction with Marilyn Allen of Allen O'Shea Literary Agency, the Next Generation Indie Book Awards was established to recognize and honor the top independently published books of the year. IBPPG was formed to provide support and recognition for the independent book publishing profession and we encourage all independent authors and publishers to enter their books in the 2019 Next Generation Indie Book Awards so that they too can earn recognition and receive other benefits from having an award-winning book! Awards given to the Finalists and Winners of the 2019 Next Generation Indie Book Awards are: - $1,500 cash prize and trophy awarded to the best Fiction Book - $1,500 cash prize and trophy awarded to the best Non-Fiction Book - $750 cash prize and trophy awarded to the second best Fiction Book - $750 cash prize and trophy awarded to the second best Non-Fiction Book - $500 cash prize and trophy awarded to the third best Fiction Book - $500 cash prize and trophy awarded to the third best Non-Fiction Book - $100 Cash Prize and a Gold Medal awarded to the winner of each of the more than 70 categories - Finalist Medals will be awarded to up to four finalists in each of the more than 70 categories Winners and Finalists will also receive: - An invitation to the gala awards ceremony held at a landmark location in Washington, DC in June 2019 (during the American Library Association annual conference). - Exposure for a full year at www.IndieBookAwards.com as a Winner or Finalist. - All Winners will be listed in the 2019 Next Generation Indie Book Awards Catalog, which will be distributed to thousands of book buyers, media, and others! - The opportunity to display Finalist or Winner gold award stickers on your book. - Other benefits of an award-winning book (such as potential increased revenue). PLUS, the top 70 books will be sent to be reviewed by New York literary agent Marilyn Allen of Allen O'Shea Literary Agency or one of Ms. Allen's co-agents for possible representation in areas that could generate even more revenue for your book (unless an entrant prefers not to have their book forwarded to the agent). Ms. Allen has over 25 years of sales and marketing experience, including serving as Senior Vice President, Associate Publisher, and Director of Marketing for Harper Collins and directing sales and marketing teams for Simon & Schuster, Penguin Books and Avon Books. Ms. Allen has had the pleasure of working with many best-selling authors including Stephen King, Ken Follett, Barbara Kingsolver, John Gray, Mary Higgins Clark, and many more. "Independently-published books have become a major source for quality fiction and non-fiction, but often go unrecognized by the mainstream publishing industry," notes Marilyn Allen. "Finally, an award program has been created to recognize talented authors from this important segment of our industry. Our agency represents over 100 authors and we're always looking for new talent, so it is a great pleasure to be part of this program. We look forward to reviewing the works of the 70 best candidates and helping these authors gain the recognition they deserve." All Finalists and Winners will be notified by late May, 2019. ENTRY GUIDELINES AND CATEGORIES: For complete entry guidelines AND to see a list of the over 70 categories you can enter go to http://www.indiebookawards.com/enter/guidelines ONLINE ENTRY FORM: To enter online now go to http://www.indiebookawards.com/enter/entryform We wish you much success with your book! www.IndieBookAwards.com