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Teacher Guides for My Picture Books

The Food for the Future: Sustainable Farms Around the World Teacher’s Guide just came out so I wanted to put my activity guides on one page.

 

Food for the Future by Mia Wenjen and Robert Sae-Heng cover reveal

Food for the Future Teacher’s Activity Guide.

 

Sumo Joe

Sumo Joe Teacher’s Guide at Lee and Low website.

Sumo Joe craft round-up on PragmaticMom.com.

Sumo Joe easy sumo origami on PragmaticMom.com.

Sumo Joe Virtual or In-Person Class Visits.

Sumo Picture Books on PragmaticMom.com.

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‘Food for the Future’ made Chicago Public Library’s Best of the Best

'Food for the Future' selected for Chicago Public Library's Best of the Best

Food for the Future is included in Chicago Public Library’s Best of the Best lists!

Food for the Future: Sustainable Farms Around the World by Mia Wenjen, illustrated by Robert Sae-Heng

Food for the Future is on their Best Informational Books for Younger Readers of 2023 list for kids in kindergarten through 3rd grade.

The Best of the Best lists represent the Chicago Public Library’s choices for the year’s most outstanding titles. Thank you so much to the staff at the Chicago Public Libraries for including Food for the Future!

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Another Children’s Book Printer in China: WinChoi Printing

WinChoi Printing for children's pop up books
This is Bling from WinChoi Printing and we have specialized in children’s books for over 17 years.
– All raw materials comply with ASTM, EN71, CHCC, and RoHS safety testing;
– Workshop passed the audit of Sedex, FSC, Costco, and Disney:
Another Children's Book Printer in China: WinChoi Printing
WinChoi Printing for children's pop up books
WinChoi Printing for board books
WinChoi Printing for dye cut children's books
Our web link for reference: www.yimipaper.com
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My New Kickstarter Campaign for picture book BOXER BABY BATTLES BEDTIME!

My New Kickstarter Campaign for picture book BOXER BABY BATTLES BEDTIME!

I’m pre-selling hardcover copies of my newest picture book,  Boxer Baby Battles Bedtime! through a Kickstarter campaign that launched today!

Please go here to help bring picture book

Boxer Baby Battles Bedtime! to life …

Boxer Baby Battles Bedtime by Mia Wenjen, illustrated by Kai Gietzen

Dad needs to get Boxer Baby down for her nap but she is not going down without a fight! This funny picture book told in three rounds includes boxing idioms. This picture book also celebrates the unsung heroes — dads who stay home to care for their children. [picture book, ages 3 and up]

 

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Boxer Baby Battles Bedtime Cover Reveal!

Boxer Baby Battles Bedtime Cover Reveal!

I’m thrilled to reveal the cover for my newest picture book,  Boxer Baby Battles Bedtime!

Boxer Baby Battles Bedtime by Mia Wenjen, illustrated by Kai Gietzen

Dad needs to get Boxer Baby down for her nap but she is not going down without a fight! This funny picture book told in three rounds includes boxing idioms. This picture book also celebrates the unsung heroes — dads who stay home to care for their children. [picture book, ages 3 and up]

 

And introducing illustrator Kai Gietzen! He is a recent graduate from Rhode Island School of Design. This is his picture book debut. To learn more,  please check out his website and Instagram.

 

And now…

 

ta da…

Boxer Baby Battles Bedtime Cover Reveal!

 

Boxer Baby Battles Bedtime Kickstarter

I will be launching a Kickstarter project to bring Boxer Baby Battles Bedtime to life in mid-September with early-release hardcover books. They will be delivered in December. Stay tuned!

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Food for the Future: Sustainable Farms Around the World

Food for the Future by Mia Wenjen and Robert Sae-Heng cover reveal

Food for the Future by Mia Wenjen and Robert Sae-Heng cover revealFood for the Future: Sustainable Farms Around the World by Mia Wenjen, illustrated by Robert Sae-Heng, published by Barefoot Books

  • Junior Library Guild Gold Selection
  • Starred review from School Library Journal
  • dPICTUS 100 Outstanding Picture Books of 2023 and featured at the Bologna Children’s Book FairFood for the Future Star Review from School Library Journal

Kirkus says:

“A dozen sustainable farms around the world offer intriguing possibilities for the future of agriculture. Simple four-beat rhyming couplets concisely describe a plethora of farming methods old and new around the world, many of which will be especially useful in light of climate change. A salt farm on Kauai, an urban food forest in Nairobi, a Yemeni honey farm, a garden on the roof of Boston’s Fenway Park—all grow different edibles suited to their environment. A fish “farm” in Brazil is made up of the Enawenê-Nawê people’s handwoven fish traps held in place by a temporary dam. In contrast, the Solar Supertrees (among many vertical farms and gardens in Singapore) are technological marvels, providing solar power and collecting rainwater. A couple of underwater hydroponic biospheres in Italy and an Australian aquaculture oyster farm are followed by circular gardens in Senegal, “where Sahara and savanna meet,” and Indian dobas that collect water for dry-season use. A helpful feature of the book is the pronunciation guidance, and on every page, unobtrusive insets define terms like erosion, compost, brood, and sustainable. Attractive collagelike compositions use vivid blue, green, tan, and other hues to depict diverse people, with just enough detail to grab the eye. The backmatter puts the various farms on a world map and compresses into a few pages a lot of information on the farms and techniques. A unique introduction to traditional and innovative agricultural options.” [picture book for ages 3 and up]

To purchase:

 Amazon / Barefoot Books / Signed or Inscribed by Me

 

Food for the Future Kirkus Review

Food for the Future Book Trailer

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Chicago … Here I come!

ALA Chicago 2023 I'm presenting!

I’ll be presenting at the ALA Conference!

Name of Session: Sustainable Values in Children’s Literature

Sunday, June 25

1:30 PM – 2:20 PM

Exhibit Hall – Diversity in Publishing Stage (Booth 5240)

Continue reading Chicago … Here I come!