31st Annual IBPA Benjamin Franklin Book Award Ceremony
DLIMH!2 received a congratulatory email this week informing us we are in IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award Finalist for Excellence in Book Publishing! These awards are regarded as one of the highest national honors for Independent Publishers. A single Gold award winner will be chosen from the three finalists in our category and announced during the Gala Dinner Ceremony on Friday evening, April 5, 2019. Heather and Jayne will be traveling to Chicago, IL to represent the DLIMH Team. Dinosaurs Living in My Hair!2 is a finalist in the category: Interior Design - Children's/Young Adult. If we do not win the gold award we will be designated a silver award winner. We are honored to be recognized by this outstanding organization. #IBPA #BFA2019
DLIMH Travels to Manchester, New Hampshire
DLIMH heads east to visit Manchester, New Hampshire. We will be reading at Green Acres Elementary, Webster Elementary, Highland Goffe's Elementary, and Parker Varney Elementary Schools. Goody Bags have been packed, Book Orders have been signed, Dinosaur Coloring Sheets have been created, Poem Books have been wrapped safely, and we are ready to go!
DLIMH Visits PACE Academy - Southfield, MI
On Wednesday, March 13th, the DLIMH Team visits PACE Academy. Make sure you check out our Blog Article on Dr. Joseph F. Pollack, the founder of PACE. He exemplifies the mission of The Rose-Vallee Children's Foundation. Our admiration for his vision and leadership gives us courage.
PACE: Dr. Joseph F. Pollack Academic Center of Excellence, Southfield, MI
Amelia Island Book Festival
The 18th Annual Amelia Island Book Festival is to be held February 14th - 16th in Amelia Island, Florida. Each year their mission is to provide a "unique literacy program that puts an author in every school so students can engage in a 360-degree experience with an author and their book." They support the Authors in Schools Literacy Program, the Tween/Teen Scenes, and Short Story Writing contest. Their festival is about getting a book into every child's hand and promoting a lifetime of learning! This year's Festival includes New York Times bestselling authors John Grisham, Diana Gabaldon, Steve Berry, Kristen Ashley, David Baldacci, Tess Gerritsen, and Ridley Pearson. Jayne Rose-Vallee will read at an elementary school to approximately 750 elementary students where her book "DLIMH!2" will be given to each child. What an amazing opportunity for author and students!
Dinosaurs Living in My Hair visits Ascension Hospital Pediatric Floor. Heather Mertz and Jayne Vallee will individually read the DLIMH books to pediatric patients. The DLIMH Movement continues.
The Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards
Dinosaurs Living in My Hair goes to Traverse City, Michigan on November 10th to receive multiple Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards. We are honored to be the first Moonbeam award recipient to receive three medals.
2018 Moonbeam Children's Gold Award: Book with Merchandise; 2018 Moonbeam Children's Bronze Award: Best Illustrator; 2018 Moonbeam Children's Silver Award: Best Activity Book ("Dinosaurs Living in My Hair!2 Coloring Book")
Books and Authors Event
Dinosaurs Living in My Hair is featured in the 2018 Books and Authors event at Leon and Lulu on October 28th.Check the event site