Press Releases

Rick Norman's Popular Baseball Book for Kids, Fielder's Choice, Celebrates 25 Year Anniversary

This spring, Rick Norman’s nostalgic baseball book for kids, Fielder’s Choice, will celebrate its 25th anniversary.

Fielder’s Choice follows the young-adult coming of age story of Jackson “Jax” Fielder, whose unhittable “gooseball” earns him a spot as a pitcher on the St. Louis Browns straight out of high school. 

August House Partners with Discovery Learning Alliance

August House is pleased to partner with the Discovery Learning Alliance (DLA) in order to share our animated folktales with young, emerging readers in Africa.

Ancient and Epic Tales Recognized with Prestigious Anne Izard Storytellers' Choice Award

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. 

Mom's Choice Award Recognizes The Sundown Kid as a Gold Award Recipient for Children's Picture Books

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.

Foreword Reviews Announces Ancient and Epic Tales as a Finalist in INDIES Book Awards

August House is pleased to announce that Foreword Reviews has selected Ancient and Epic Tales as a finalist for their Annual INDIES Book of the Year Awards for Children’s Books. 

Ancient and Epic Tales Receives Storytelling World Award

Storytelling World announces Ancient and Epic Tales as 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. 

The Sundown Kid Recognized as a Notable Book for Younger Readers by the Sydney Taylor Book Award Committee

The Sundown Kid: A Southwestern Shabbat receives its first award as a Notable Book for Younger Readers.

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.

January Release of The Sundown Kid: A Southwestern Shabbat by Barbara Bietz

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.

Ancient and Epic Tales Receives Parents' Choice Award

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 Announces New Partnership with Reading Rainbow

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. 

Two August House Titles Honored as 2016 NAPPA Winners

The National Parenting Product Awards (NAPPA) has announced Ancient and Epic Tales and Scariest Stories Ever Told as part of the 2016 winners.

October Release of Scariest Stories Ever Told by Roberta Simpson Brown, otherwise known as the "Queen of the Cold-Blooded Tales"

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.