October 27, 2013

Nighttime Ninja Nominated for Panda Award

Nighttime Ninja is one of the eight finalists for the Panda Book Awards, an honor given by international schools in China.
"The Panda Book Awards reading initiative promises to take our students on an exciting reading adventure and invites students from participating schools to vote for their favorite book published in 2011-2013. It encourages young people to read quality books selected by international librarians throughout China." The award will be given after Chinese New Year in 2014.

October 02, 2013

Nighttime Ninja Artist Ed Young's Lon Po Po Recognized

 Congratulations to Nighttime Ninja artist Ed Young, on having his book Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China  make the New York Public Library's 100 Great Children’s Books of the past century. Lon Po Po received many accolades, including the Caldecott Medal, which was published by Philomel, in 1989.
“The purpose of this list is to encourage discussion about what you think makes a good story,” [the library] added. “As you peruse these titles, what books would you have included? What qualities do you look for when seeking a good read?  And, most importantly, we hope these suggestions will introduce new generations of readers to stories which will engage their imaginations as they participate in that age-old practice of passing on stories they enjoy to their friends and families.“
The list includes classics, such as The Cat In the Hat by Dr. Seuss, Curious George by H.A. Rey, The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown, Stone Soup by Marcia Brown, The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume, and others, as well as modern stories such as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by JK Rowling, and The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman."