Posted by: Kathy Temean | January 18, 2023

BOOK WINNERS – Industry Changes


Kim Cintron won The Night Before Lunar New Year by Natasha Wing

Kvavala won PETER COTTONTAIL’S HOPPY EASTER by Jennifer Sattler

Winners please send me your mailing addresses to get your book.


Eileen Spinelli’s Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch

is now:

Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch – The Film

Mr. Hatch leads a predictable and dreary life; he keeps to himself. One Valentine’s Day,
he unexpectedly receives a heart-shaped package with an anonymous note that whispers, “somebody loves you,” and everything changes.

This heartwarming puppet play examines the effect that kindness can have on a lonely
existence. Join washerwomen Betsy, Edna, and Molly as they bring Mr. Hatch’s story to life and help him search for his secret admirer!

This Jessie Richardson Award winning production for Outstanding Design and Outstanding Artistic Creation is now a FILM and can now be accessed in the comfort of your classroom!

Target Audience: Ages 3-93 years
Run Time: 38 minutes
Available for theatres, festivals, and schools.

TEACHERS: This Jessie Richardson Award winning production for Outstanding Design and Outstanding Artistic Creation is now a FILM and can now be accessed in the comfort of your classroom!

Fees: $500 USD for 2-week streaming for your whole school

Have questions? Ready to book? Please contact Petrice Brett –


Amalia Hoffman will be presenting her book, The Brave Cyclist: A True Story of a Holocaust Hero Capstone Publishers, illustrated by Chiara Fedele live at the White Plains Public Library on January 26.

Holocaust Remembrance Day Author Visit

Holocaust Remembrance Day Author Visit: The Brave Cyclist with Amalia Hoffman

Thursday, January 26th
7:00–8:00 p.m.
Location: Galaxy Hall

This program is aimed at youth ages 8 and up as well as their families.

This program is made possible by the generous support of the White Plains Library Foundation.

Join librarian Erica Roberts and award-winning author Amalia Hoffman in discussion of her Junior Library Guild and Gold Selection book, The Brave Cyclist: A True Story of a Holocaust Hero.

Gino Bartali’s life provides an inspiring story that merges sports and acts of heroism. Ms. Hoffman will share her personal journey and inspiration in writing her book and talk about how Gino Bartali’s heroic acts during the Holocaust can inspire us to achieve social justice and fight antisemitism, racism and bullying. Come find out what “Tikun Olam” means and discuss individuals who fought against racism, discrimination, antisemitism, bigotry and bullying – and how each one of us can contribute to fighting these injustices and making the world a better place!

There will be the opportunity to view pictures from the collection of Gino Bartali’s granddaughter as part of the presentation; don’t miss out!

If you want to read The Brave Cyclist before attending, it can be checked out at the library in print here and as an eBook here. To read more about Amalia Hoffman, you can find her bio on her website here, and don’t forget to check out her newest book, a beautiful board book called Hanukkah Nights, about which more information can be found on her website at the top of the page here and checked out at the library in print here, as an ebook here, and as an audiobook/read-aloud here.

This is a FREE event!. Since the links don’t work on the attached poster, Here’s the link which will take you directly to the library site.



Thompson Literary Agency: 
Samantha Wekstein has been promoted to senior agent.

Andrea Brown Literary Agency:
Lara Perkins and Jennifer March Soloway have been promoted to senior agent.
Jemiscoe Chambers Black and Paige Terlip have been promoted to agent.

Levine Greenberg Rostan Literary Agency:
Courtney Paganelli has been promoted to literary agent.

Megan Peace has been promoted to senior editor at Graphix.
Jonah Newman has been promoted to associate editor at Graphix

Sarah Sisterson has been promoted to art director.

Talk tomorrow,



  1. Congrats to the winners!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Congrats, winners! Thanks for the news and updates, Kathy!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Thank you so very much! 

    Kelly Vavala


    div>7100 Ulmert


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