Join us for our Multicultural Children’s Book Day Twitter Party!
Win 1 of 12 Book Bundles! Giving away Book Bundles every 6 minutes!
Friday, January 27th
9 pm to 10 pm EST
We will be discussing the state of children’s book publishing and giving away diversity book bundles every six minutes! We invite EVERYONE to join us: authors, publishers, parents, caregivers, librarians, KidLit lovers. You don’t have to be an author or publisher sponsor to join us! Let’s talk about our favorite multicultural and diverse children’s books, authors, and illustrators!
How do you join the Twitter party? Just use hashtag #ReadYourWorld to find us. When you tweet, use the hashtag so everyone can find you!
Register below to be able to win!!
2017 Multicultural Children’s Book DayTwitter Party Book Bundle GIVEAWAYS
Question 1 (9:00pm):
Scholastic’s research on top trends in children’s literature found that LESSONS ON KINDNESS WILL BE KEY.
What is your top concern?
MCBD Book Bundle Giveaway #1:
Early chapter books and chapter books for ages 6 and up
MVP-Gold Medal Mess by David A. Kelly
Brooklyn Bat Boy by Geoff Griffin
The Curse of the WereHyena by Bruce Hale
Camp Nerd by Elissa Brent Weissman
Zapato Power-Freddie Ramos Rules New York by Jacqueline Jules
Mermaid Tales by Debbie Dadey
Question 2 (9:05 pm):
One new controversy in children’s book publishing is who should write from a minority point of view?
What do you think?
MCBD Book Bundle Giveaway #2
Sponsored by Pack-n-Go Girls: travel adventure mysteries for girls 6 and up
Mystery at the Christmas Market by Pack-n-Go Girls
Mystery of the Ballerina Ghost by Pack-n-Go Girls
Mystery of the Golden Temple by Pack-n-Go Girls
Mystery of the Min Min Lights by Pack-n-Go Girls
Mystery of the Troubled Toucan by Pack-n-Go Girls
Mystery of the Thief in the Night by Pack-n-Go Girls
Question 3 (9:10 pm):
What diversity topics in children’s books do you wish there were more books on?
MCBD Book Bundle Giveaway #3:
Picture Books for ages 4 and up
She Stood for Freedom by Loki Muholland
Rice & Rocks by Sandra L. Richards
Mountain Chef by Annette Bay Pimentel
Ava Dreams of Water by Nancy Moss
Three Years and Eight Months by Icy Smith
Soccer Star by Mina Javaherbin
Question 4 (9:15 pm):
I’m noticing characters in stories that happen to be diverse, but that’s not the point of the story.
How do you feel about that?
MCBD Book Bundle Giveaway #4:
Board Book Bundle
What Can I See (Child’s Play) by Annie Kubler
When I Wake up by Ming & Joanna Lin
Little Artists Mini Board Book Sets from Kane Miller Publishing
Ladoo & Pooja Day from Ladoo Books
Ladoo & Chai Time from Ladoo Books
Baby Ply by Carol McDougall & Shanda LaRamee-Jones
Question 5 (9:20 pm):
Do you have a preference for traditional books versus ebooks?
Does it change for children’s books versus adult books?
MCBD Book Bundle Giveaway #5
100 Fun & Easy Learning Games for Kids by Amanda Boyarishnov and Kim Vij
A Charmed Life by Gladys E. Barbieri
Excellent Ed by Stacy McAnulty
Aiden the Soccer Star by Suzan Johnson
Journey to Appleville by Veronica Appleton
10 Little Ninjas by Miranda Paul
Question 6 (9:25 pm):
Self-published books versus big publishing companies.
What makes you buy a self-published book?
MCBD Book Bundle Giveaway #6
One Plastic Bag by Miranda Paul
Destiny & Faith’s Summer Adventures by Teddy O’Malley
Destiny & Faith Get Stuck in the Country by Teddy O’Malley
Let’s Celebrate Diwali by Anjali Joshi
Amal’s EID and Hanuman & The Orange Sun by Amy Maranville
Here We Go: A Poetry Friday Book from Pomelo Books
Question 7 (9:30 pm):
What diversity children’s books, authors and/or illustrators do you think deserve more recognition?
Let’s give them a shout out!
MCBD Book Bundle Giveaway #7
Catherine’s Pascha by Charlotte Riggle
Here We Go: A Poetry Friday Book from Pomelo Books
Cixi The Dragon Empress by Natasha Yim
PoPo’s Lucky Chinese New Year by Virginia Loh-Hagan
Ellis & The Hidden Cave by Cerece Murphy
No Limits-No Boundaries by Natasha Moulton-Levy
If You Were Me and We Lived In Ancient Greece by Carole P. Roman
Question 8 (9:35 pm):
What do you think is the best way to get more diversity and multicultural children’s books published?
MCBD Book Bundle Giveaway #8
Sponsored by Carole P. Roman
Includes one of each of the “If You Were Me and We Lived In…”
Hungary, Brazil, Peru, Portugal, Russia, Israel, Egypt, Greece, Italy, Australia, Turkey, Norway, Poland, India, Mexico, South Korea, Kenya and China
Question 9 (9:40 pm):
What diversity topics in children’s books are you having trouble finding?
MCBD Book Bundle Giveaway #9:
Barefoot Books Sponsored Bundle
To Be Announced
Question 10 (9:45 pm):
Scholastic top trends in children’s books show that “FUNNY” IS STILL NUMBER ONE.
What gets your kids reading?
MCBD Book Bundle Giveaway #10:
Chronicle Books Sponsored Book Bundle
Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns by Hena Kahn
Josephine by Patricia Hruby Powell
Loving vs Virginia by Patricia Hruby Powell
The Quickest Kid in Clarksville by Pat Zeithow Miller
Lowriders in Space by Cathy Camper
Question 11 (9:50 pm):
What are the diversity children’s picture books and chapter books that you and your kids recommend and why?
MCBD Book Bundle Giveaway #11:
The Last Cherry Blossom by Kathleen Burkinshaw
Naji and the Mystery of the Dig by Vahid Imani
Obstacles by Greg Ransom
Malala Yousafzai: Warrior of Words by Karen Leggett
Ayo’s Money Jar by Smart Choice Nation
ABC Adoption and ME by Gayle H. Swift
Celebrate Durga Puja With Me by Shoumi Sen
Lump Lump and the Blanket of Dreams by Gwen Jackson
Nonnie & I by Savannah Hendricks
Trainbots by Miranda Paul
I’m Trey Jones by Monica-Matthis Howe
A Journey to Appleville by Vernonica Appleton
Question 12 (9:55 pm):
What is the message you want to tell publishers and authors with regard to diversity in children’s books?
MCBD Book Bundle Giveaway #12 Grand Prize Bundle:
Sponsored by Scholastic
The Case for Loving by
Elephant in the Dark by Mina Javaherbin
Zen Socks by Jon J. Muth
Under the Same Sun by Sharon Robinson
The Granddaughter Necklace by Sharon Dennis Wyeth
Unidentified Suburban Object by Mike Jung
Save Me a Seat by Sarah Weeks
The Hero Two Doors Down by Sharon Robinson
Moving Target by Christina Diaz Gonzalez
Making Friends with Billy Wong by Augusta Scattergood