The Jim Henson Company celebrates the
Association of American Publishers’ month-long Get Caught Reading
campaign with the addition of newly available posters for Jim Henson’s Enchanted
Sisters and Jim Henson’s Doozers! The new posters join the
previously added posters for Dinosaur Train, Pajanimals and Sid the
Science Kid—five great children’s TV series
and books—all from the world-renowned Jim
The Get Caught Reading campaign was devised by the Association of American Publishers
(AAP) to remind people of all ages how much fun it is
to read! Member organizations of the AAP participate in a variety of ways to
encourage everyone to enjoy books and magazines and to share that pleasure with
the young children in their lives.
The posters are available for everyone at the Get Caught Reading Website. These awesome posters are FREE but do have a $5.00 charge per set (1 – 12 posters each of the same title) for shipping and handling. Here is the order form. Completely worth it to help inspire kids to read!
The new chapter book series, Enchanted Sisters, targets newly independent readers—girls ages seven through nine—and tells the stories of the four sisters – the Sparkles: Autumn, Winter, Spring and Summer who come together every three months to join their Mother Nature in a ceremony that changes the seasons in our world. Their world is magically different from our own, yet the Sparkles are completely relatable. They are confidently themselves, even when that’s the hardest thing to be. Continuing the longstanding Jim Henson Company tradition, the message in these stories about strong girls making bold choices are clear: embrace and celebrate our differences; anyone can be a hero; and families come in lots of different packages. The books are co-authored by Elise Allen, author of the book Anna’s Icy Adventure (DisneyFrozen), and Halle Stanford, eight time Emmy-nominated children’s television producer and senior vice president of children’s entertainment at The Jim Henson Company. Paige Pooler, whose artwork can be seen in American Girl magazine, and the Liberty Porter, Trading Faces, and My Sister is a Vampire middle grade book series, is the illustrator.
In EnchantedSisters: Summer’s Friendship Games, Summer has
always secretly enjoyed hanging out with Thunderbolt, one of the mischievous Weeds
who bring disaster and mayhem everywhere they go. Sure, the Weeds have acted
poorly in the past, but they can’t be all bad . . . right? Summer’s sisters
couldn’t disagree with her more-especially after the boys ruin Summer’s bonfire
party. When the two teams of magical siblings try to settle their disagreements
in a series of competitive sports, Summer and Thunderbolt are forced to stop
talking. But is winning and siding with their siblings really worth ruining
teachers and parents for use in classrooms, bedrooms, libraries and any other location you think would work. Three additional Enchanted Sisters
books in the series are available: Autumn’sSecret Gift, Winter’sFlurry Adventure and Spring’s Sparkle Sleepover. My daughter and I really enjoyed Summer’s Frienship Games and she is already begging me to check out the other books in the series. I really enjoy finding chapter books series that she can really enjoy. Don’t forget to get caught reading!
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