August House is pleased to announce that Ancient and Epic Tales from Around the World has received a Anne Izard Storytellers’ Choice Award. This unique multicultural anthology presents pivotal episodes from epic tales like Gilgamesh, Beowulf, the Odyssey, and the Ramayana.
August House is pleased to announce that the Mom’s Choice Awards has selected The Sundown Kid: A Southwestern Shabbat as a Gold Award Recipient for Children’s Picture Books. This award recognizes family-friendly media, products, and services created for children, families and educators.
Storytelling World announces Ancient and Epic Talesas one of the 2017 winners for the Storytelling World Resource Awards based on its “story-listener appeal”. Published in April 2016, Ancient and Epic Tales from Around the World has received numerous honors and awards, including a prestigious Parents’ Choice Award.
Released earlier this month, The Sundown Kid: A Southwestern Shabbat, by Barbara Bietz and illustrated by John Kanzler has been recognized by the Sydney Taylor Book Awards committee as a Notable Book for Younger Readers.
August House releases our first publication with Barbara Bietz, The Sundown Kid: A Southwestern Shabbat,illustrated by John Kanzler. After leaving a tight-knit community, a young Jewish boy and his family settle in a desert town where they are the only Jewish family.
August House is excited to announce that Conejito, the award-winning LittleFolk picture book, will be released just in time for the holiday season on the new Reading Rainbow Skybrary app and website, readingrainbow.com.
Just two weeks after the announcement of the NAPPA recognition for Ancient and Epic Tales from Around the World, the Parents’ Choice Foundation announced a Parents’ Choice Recommendation for Heather Forest’s remarkable anthology of stories from the world’s great oral traditions.
August House is thrilled to announce the publication of Scariest Stories Ever Told by Roberta Simpson Brown, otherwise known as the "Queen of the Cold-Blooded Tales." This spooky collection of thirty-three scary stories for kids is perfect for reading aloud at Halloween.
Getting kids to read over the summer break is frequently no easy task. As we move into the hot summer months, teachers and parents will be pleased to know that the August House editorial staff has just released an extensive collection of reading lists that have been carefully curated and organized with specific Guided Reading Levels and Lexile Reading Measures for each book.
40 Fun Fables: Tales that Trick, Tickle, and Teach, written by the award-winning the creative team Martha Hamilton and Mitch Weiss, known as “Beauty and the Beast Storytellers,” was honored as a 2016 Special Storytelling Resource for its collection of fables curated to meet Common Core Reading Standards.
Donald Davis is frequently recognized as a gifted performance artist and “one of the most popular figures on today’s storytelling circuit” (LA Times). Davis’s humor, compassion, and ability to read audiences has earned him such honors as the NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence and Lifetime Achievement awards.
On Friday, October 2nd, thousands of people who share a love of stories will gather at historic Jonesboro, Tennessee to attend the 43rd Annual National Storytelling Festival. Jonesboro has become the informal epicenter for storytellers to meet, reconnect, and share their craft with fans and colleagues alike.
Today, August House, the leading independent publisher of folktales, announced a strategic partnership with SmartyPal, an innovative learning platform, to adapt August House folktales for the iPad using SmartyPal’s mobile technology engine.
August House is pleased to announce that Teaching with Story: Classroom Connections to Storytelling will receive a 2015 Anne Izard Storytellers’ Award from the Westchester Library Association. This prestigious award recognizes distinguished books that promote greater awareness of storytelling with resources and rich source material.
August House is pleased to announce that The Little Moose Who Couldn’t Go to Sleep has received the prestigious 2015 Storytelling World Resource Award in the “Stories for Young Listeners” category. This announcement marks the tenth award that the creative team of Willy Claflin and illustrator James Stimson have received for their collaboration on Maynard Moose picture books.
Steve Sanfield, an award winning author, poet, folklorist and professional storyteller, as well as a long time resident of San Juan Ridge in Northern California, died at home on Wednesday, January 28 at the age of 77.
This winter, August House will celebrate Multicultural Children’s Book Day (January 27th, 2015) with a two-week long video and audio contest, “You Have Diverse Stories,” to highlight the need for more diverse stories for children.
Story Cove LLC is pleased to announce that the popular African folktale Anansi and Turtle Go to Dinner (August House Inc), as told by Bobby and Sherry Norfolk, is now available on the Story Cove Website. Story Cove continues to expand the availability of supplemental reading tools aligned with the Common Core Standards.
August House Inc. is pleased to announce that The Little Moose Who Couldn’t Go to Sleep, by Willy Claflin, has been named to the 2014 Kansas State Reading Circle. This month, The Little Moose Who Couldn’t Go to Sleep will be included in the Reading Circle’s 2014 list of best reading material for students at an intermediate reading level.
Story Cove LLC is pleased to announce a new addition to its award winning online library of 22 interactive stories from the world’s great oral traditions: Anansi and the Tug o’ War, as told by Bobby and Sherry Norfolk. Teachers and librarians can now use Story Cove’s lesson plans, correlated to the Common Core Standards for Reading.
This October, Singapore’s Prime Minister, Lee Hsien Loong, read Go to Sleep Gecko, a Balinese folktale written by Dr. Margaret Read MacDonald and published by August House, to over 200 guests and children to commemorate kidsREAD’s 10th anniversary.
This fall Story Cove is pleased to announce a new subscription service for schools with online access to an award winning collection of 22 highly engaging stories from the world’s great oral traditions. Each whimsical folktale features Animation, Read-Along and Read-toMe versions of the story, along with differentiated lesson plans correlated to the Common Core Standards for Reading.