Best book gifts for children and parents
I love to gift books but (I’m whispering now) I don’t often buy them for my own child, or for myself! That might sound shameful as the EP’s new publishing assistant and a former bookseller, but I’m lucky to have a great local library, so I only really invest in personal copies of children’s books after they’ve been tried and tested and I enjoy reading them myself, too.
With these criteria in mind, I wanted to share with you some of my favourite titles for ages 0-3 (I’ve put them roughly in age order). I hope you might find it handy if you’re looking to buy a special book gift - for others, or for yourself!
New children’s anthology of dinosaur poems from award-winning Birmingham publisher
Award-winning Birmingham publisher the Emma Press has published a new children’s anthology of dinosaur poems titled Dragons of the Prime.
Award-winning Dutch children’s poetry collection brought to UK audiences
Birmingham based publisher the Emma Press is launching Super Guppy on 30th May 2019.
Emma Press awarded £15k grant from ACE
Birmingham-based publisher The Emma Press has been awarded nearly £15,000 from Arts Council England to help them grow as an inclusive children’s publisher.
Emma Press to publish new LGBT-themed poetry collection retelling Scottish myths
Award-winning Birmingham publisher the Emma Press is to publish a collection of LGBT-themed poems for teens, based on retellings of Scottish myths, on 28th February 2019.
Emma Press publishes landmark series of pocket-sized poetry picture books
The Emma Press has launched the first batch of Bicki-Books, a landmark series of pocket-sized picture books for children originally published in Latvia by liels un mazs. Each Bicki-Book features a classic Latvian children’s poem, newly translated into English, with illustrations from some of Latvia’s leading illustrators. The six titles include Ice Cream and Naughty Gnat. The English publication of the Bicki-Books is supported by a grant from the Latvian Writers Union.
Emma Press publishes ‘Estonia’s Michael Rosen’
CLiPPA award-winning publisher The Emma Press is a publishing a collection of children’s poetry by an author dubbed ‘Estonia’s Michael Rosen.’
Emma Press acquires rights to landmark Latvian children’s poetry book series
The Emma Press has acquired English-language rights to two Latvian children’s titles and a landmark series of Latvian children’s picture books. For these titles, they received a grant from the Republic of Latvia’s Ministry of Culture.
New picture book by Latvian rising star of illustration published in English
The Emma Press has launched Queen of Seagulls, a picture book for children by award-winning Latvian writer-illustrator Rūta Briede. To support the publication, Rūta will be visiting in the UK to take part in a number of events for young readers. Please see below for full details.
The Emma Press publishes new translation of children’s poetry book by Latvian-Swedish poet
The Emma Press has launched The Book of Clouds, a poetry book for children by distinguished Latvian-Swedish poet Juris Kronbergs.