| By Andrea Drouillard |
At ALA in June, we had the opportunity to meet and learn more about Flowerpot Press, a publisher headquartered in Ontario with design offices in TN. It was the right fit at the right time. We are looking to expand our network of publishing partners in Canada AND we are working with school districts across the U.S. to implement digital content related to social and emotional learning (SEL). Fast forward to 2019 and we now offer 44 elementary level titles from Flowerpot Press on Gale Virtual Reference Library.
We are excited about all the Flowerpot series including 10 Minute Classics, Play on Shakespeare, School Safety and others. However, a dragon named Omani seriously stole our hearts. The books in the A Peace Dragon Tale series written by Linda Ragsdale are maxcellent (magnificent + excellent), a word I discovered in Alphabetter, a book that teaches young readers vocabulary and reading skills by a re-imagined alphabet using combinations of impactful peace words.
The Peace Dragon Tale Collection won the 2017 Children’s Publication Award from the National Association of Multicultural Education (NAME). The key intentions of Peace Dragon are to inspire people to focus on the universal desire for peace in its many dragon forms. The Peace Dragon tells the beautiful tale of an unlikely friendship and encourages us to always keep our eyes and our hearts open.
A book that is super important for the times in which we live is Not Opposites, which helps to break us out of the polarization that comes from oppositional thinking. Not Opposites can help us change our thinking by practicing the mantra:
On that note, we wish you all a peaceful and BEYAZING (beyond amazing) 2019.