Posters and Décor
This new poster introduces cultural humility with thought-provoking ideas to encourage openness to new perspectives, listening, self-reflection, and an appreciation for diversity. The poster was written by Sarah R. Kostelecky, Lori Townsend, and David A. Hurley, authors of Cultural Humility and Hopeful Visions, Practical Actions: Cultural Humility in Library Work published by ALA Editions.
From bibliophiles to browsers, readers of all kinds will be able to find themselves depicted in this poster featuring an array of illustrations from 101 Ways to Read a Book. Each reader has been observed and noted by author Timothée de Fombelle and illustrated in a New Yorker-esque style by artist Benjamin Chaud.
Gustavo might be shy, but he’s not afraid to read! Perfect for Halloween and year-round display, this new poster designed by Mexican artist and New York Times best-selling author Flavia Z. Drago features Gustavo inviting everyone to read. Gustavo, the Shy Ghost, the first book in the World of Gustavo series, introduced readers to this lovable ghost as he found the courage to make friends. In Leila, the Perfect Witch, readers met a young witch as she discovered one can’t be perfect at everything.
Salvage the Bones
September is Library Card Sign-up Month.
Get in Your Element this September—sign up for a library card! From borrowing books, ebooks, and museum passes to getting homework help, learning new skills, or attending story time, a library card helps you do more of what you enjoy. Get a library card and dive into a new hobby. Use your library card to tinker in a maker space and spark your creativity. A library card is your most important school supply—it's elemental, really—and everyone should have one!
Make reading part of your routine, read every “knight.” In this new poster, Owl and his friend Early Bird practice this good habit together. Knight Owl, by author and illustrator Christopher Denise, received a 2023 Caldecott Honor, among many other accolades. Knight Owl tells the story of Owl who dreams of becoming a real knight and the challenges he faces along the way. A second book, Knight Owl & Early Bird, is in the works.
Thanks to Christopher Denise and Christy Ottaviano Books, an imprint of Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.
With bold black lines and bursts of color, Hervé Tullet makes a striking statement with one word—READ—in this new poster. Hervé Tullet is a French artist, performer, illustrator, and children’s book creator who has written more than 80 books. His 2011 picture book Press Here was a New York Times Bestseller for over four years. His newest book, Tap! Tap! Tap!: Dance! Dance! Dance! is available in May.
Thanks to Hervé Tullet for original art and Handprint Books/Chronicle Books.
Happy 20th BIRD-day to The Pigeon! April 1, 2023 marked the 20th anniversary of Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! To honor the momentous occasion, Be the Bus: The Lost & Profound Wisdom of The Pigeon, a one-of-a-kind humor book for adults, and a special anniversary edition of the 2004 Caldecott Honor picture book were released. Join The Pigeon’s party and celebrate reading with this poster and bookmark.
Highlight your manga collection with this new poster that introduces novice manga readers to the genre including how to read the panels, speech bubbles, and other visual cues. A simplified bookmark is also available and serves as a handy reminder on how to read manga. These helpful products were developed by Jillian Rudes, author of Manga In Libraries: A Guide for Teen Librarians published by ALA Editions.