MEMBERS IN THE SPOTLIGHT

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April 2011
by Linda Carlson
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MEMBERS IN THE SPOTLIGHT

BASEBALL HITS

Paul Mullen at The Day I Hit a Home Run Enterprises reports that he has contracted with Minor League Baseball to create as many as 305 children’s books for teams such as the Iowa Cubs, Las Vegas 51s, Durham Bulls, Texas Round Rock Express, and Sacramento River Cats.

Titles he’s issued since 2007 include The Day I Hit a Home Run at Great American Ball Park, with more than 2,000 sold; The Day I Hit a Home Run at Principal Park, with more than 5,000 sold; and just released, The Last At-Bat at Yankee Stadium and High Rolling at Cashman Field. The books are being sold in ballpark gift stores, bookstores, and other retail outlets, and in schools and through book fairs and literacy programs. The Cincinnati Public Library staff has reviewed the titles and recommended them for third-grade and older readers.

ZOO STORY

From mid-April to mid-June, the Bronx Zoo’s Animal Tales Extravaganza is featuring yoga, and Teresa Power of Stafford House Books will be among the presenters. Her ABCs of Yoga for Kids was selected for the event because of the many poses in it named for animals. For example, Power explains, kids can pretend to be swans as they emul…IBPA Members – Click here to view the full article (login required).

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