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Newsletter from Flashlight Press

Posted on: March 10, 2010

Flashlight Press picture books that explore and illuminate
In This Issue: Spring Surprises at Flashlight Press 
•   Our Newest Book: That Cat Can’t Stay
•   Mock Caldecott Mentions
•   Paws for Poetry Contest
•   A Gold Award for I’m Really Not Tired
•   Lori Mitchell Video Interview
•   We Have Launched A New Blog!
Our Newest Book: That Cat Can’t Stay
Cats. You either love ’em or hate ’em. But what happens when Mom loves cats and Dad detests them? Find out in our spring release, That Cat Can’t Stay, by our resident minstrels of mirth, Thad Krasnesky and David Parkins.

That Cat Can’t Stay
Written by Thad Krasnesky
Illustrated by David Parkins
Hardcover, 32 color pages
ISBN 9780979974656, $16.95

That Cat Can’t Stay
That Cat Can't Stay
Paws for Poetry Contest
Thad Krasnesky, author of That Cat Can’t Stay, is judging this year’s Paws for Poetry Contest, sponsored by Meet Me At The Corner and Flashlight Press. Kids ages 5-12 can send a poem about their pet along with a photo of Fido or Whiskers. The best poem in each age group will win a great prize. For entry details, click the Paws for Poetry logo at the right.

That Cat Can’t Stay
 Paws for Poetry
Lori Mitchell Video Interview
Lori Mitchell, illustrator of Holly Bloom’s Garden, is featured in an episode of Meet Me At The Corner to celebrate Youth Art Month. Click on the image at right to take a virtual tour of an artist’s studio and creative mind.

Holly Bloom’s Garden
Written by Nancy Parent and Sarah Ashman
Illustrated by Lori Mitchell
32 color pages
Hardcover, ISBN 9780972922500, $15.95
Paperback, ISBN 9780979975601, $7.95

Holly Bloom’s Garden
Lori Mitchell Interview
Mock Caldecott Mentions
We were thrilled to find our best-selling I Need My Monster on several Mock Caldecott lists. A 2009 Caldecott Committee member Ed Spicer declared I Need My Monster “one to take a look at.” Dr. Quinn’s Book Blog awarded this book a Mock Caldecott Honor, and The Mama Librarian blog chose it as a Mock Caldecott finalist.

We are also proud to announce that I Need My Monster is an Arizona Grand Canyon Readers’ Choice Award nominee, 2011-12.

I Need My Monster
Written by Amanda Noll
Illustrated by Howard McWilliam
Hardcover, 32 color pages
ISBN 9780979974625, $16.95

I Need My Monster
I Need My Monster
A Gold Award for I’m Really Not Tired
I’m Really Not Tired is a Mom’s Choice Award Gold Recipient 2010 in the Bedtime Stories category, and is included on two state reading lists: the Alabama Camellia Children’s Choice Award list 2009-10 and the South Dakota Prairie Bud Award list 2011-12.

I’m Really Not Tired
Written by Lori Sunshine
Illustrated by Jeffrey Ebbeler
Hardcover, 32 color pages
ISBN 9780979974618, $16.95

I’m Really Not Tired
I'm Really Not Tired
We Have Launched A New Blog!
Visit our Flashlight Press blog to stay updated and comment on our books, authors and illustrators, events, awards, appearances, reviews, and all things Flashlight. Tell all your friends. Hope to see you there.

Flashlight Blog
Flashlight Blog
Flashlight Press titles are available through your favorite bookstore or bookseller.

Flashlight Press is an independent publishing house specializing in children’s picture books that explore and illuminate the touching and humorous moments of family situations and social interactions through captivating writing and outstanding illustrations. You can read more about our current and forthcoming titles at

Shari Dash Greenspan
Flashlight Press
527 Empire Blvd., Brooklyn, NY 11225
tel: 718-288-8300 fax: 718-972-6307

Distributed by Independent Publishers Group (IPG).


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