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By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: February 11, 2010

It was 49 years ago, today, that Jane Yolen had her first book, Pirates in Petticoats, published. That day was her 22nd birthday—what a great birthday present. In honor of Jane Yolen’s 71st birthday and the 300+ books that she has written—winning awards for many—we are celebrating by sharing with you some of her more recent picture books and board books. Happy Birthday, Jane Yolen. We hope you have a wonderful day!

Press Release: by Michelle Heston, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts of the US West Create Sweet Dreams with Pajama Program’s “Open Your Heart” Valentine’s Campaign

SONOMA VALLEY, CA January 2010  – Fairmont Hotels & Resorts of the US West partnered with the Pajama Program’s OPEN YOUR HEART Campaign will deliver warm sleepwear and nurturing books to children in need.  Celebrating its fourth year of participation, participating Fairmont properties which include the Fairmont San Francisco,  the Fairmont San Jose, the Fairmont Newport Beach, the Fairmont Miramar Hotel &  Bungalows, the Fairmont Scottsdale, the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, the Fairmont Heritage Place, and Ghirardelli Square (San Francisco) hope to collect thousands of new pajamas, books and cash donations from guests, employees and community members on Friday, February 12, 2010 at each of the above properties.

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: February 4, 2010

boo·ka·raz·zi: A freelance blogger who pursues celebrities who read books, to create posts that promote children’s literature.

Rachel Bilson has a monthly column in InStyle magazine where people submit style questions for her to answer. Back in December her column focused on gifts—the list included three children’s books. Yippee!

By Amanda Lynch, The Children’s Book Review
Published: January 26, 2009

Gary Paulsen never ceases to amaze.  He’s done it all—from when he ran away at age 14 to join a carnival to competing in the Iditarod to winning awards for his writing.  The author of over 200 books has two more coming out this year—and has another on the way! He took time out of his very busy schedule to answer some questions about his new historical fiction novel, Woods Runner.

By Lauren Kate, for The Children’s Book Review
Published: January 15, 2010

Why angels? More than any other question I’ve been asked since I started writing Fallen, this is what people want to know. In an age where we’ve actually colloquialized the phrase “vampire-saturation,” where even Anne Rice is crossing over to the light side, and where—yes, I know—there’s no shortage of other angel books being published, it does feel important to trace back to the exact moment that I chose to plunge myself into the Miltonic fray.