Sunday, October 24, 2010

Kidlitcon 2010

Kidlitcon was a wonderful gathering at Open Book on Saturday. Kidlitcon was an opportunity for writers, illustrators, bloggers, teachers and more to hear information and share ideas about blogging and book promotion.

We are looking forward to sharing and applying some of our take aways to the blog! Happy reading!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Fall Update

We hope you had a great summer and that fall is off to a fun start! We had a fantastic summer and are looking forward to a terrific fall!

Illustrator Update:
Our illustrator, Sara Weingartner, has been busy working on her commissioned pieces for the newly renovated Children's Hospital in Minneapolis. Sara is one of many Minnesota artists whose work is featured in the hospital. Sara's work will be in the neonatal portion.

Author Update:
Our author, Kimberly Bettcher, has been talking to kids about the importance of getting out and being active. She has been busy writing, working on finishing up the next book in our series! In addition, Kim will be reading Sam Picks Football this fall in classrooms!

Purple Frog Publishing Update:
During the spring, we had a wonderful opportunity to support the arts by sponsoring a mosaic window as part of a program in the Detroit Lakes area, Mosaic Mania-"breaking glass, expanding minds". The colorful window, created by elementary school students, was auctioned off to support kids access to the arts in the lakes area.

During the summer, our company sponsored a handout provided to kids during a bike tour and youth football camp, highlighting parks and playgrounds. It also offered safety tips for biking and swimming. The handout gave us a terrific opportunity to promote ways to get out and be active! It helped us show kids how to find a way to play!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Exciting New Year

We are looking ahead to an exciting new year! Purple Frog Publishing and the A Way-to-Play book series are busy working on our next book! In addition to the next friend picking a game to play, we are busy with plans to update the website. Parent, student and teacher resources will be available soon! We also have fun plans for the blog so visit us again soon!