A warm welcome from Charlesbridge Publishing!
With Barroux and Otter-Barry Books.
Available for pre-orders now.
… with Charlie’s very kind reader response 🙂
This year’s Fair will be held 6-9 March, 2023.
… in their virtual library, open to all.
Dutch edition of Hello! on the longlist for Jenny Smelik-IBBY Prijs for diversity in children’s books
… and signing the Library’s book of visiting authors.
Basheer Kareem, children’s librarian: let’s try not to forget the hardships of migrants and refugees.
Fantastic authors & activities at a fun day to support the Children’s Library.
Picture by Georgia Wood Kurman as Photo of the Day.
The wonderful children at St. Mary’s Trafford Primary School shared their poetry inspired by ‘Hello!’ and Hollis’ classroom visit.
Every sale of ‘Hello! / Counting Kindness’ contributes toward Amnesty’s human rights work and support of refugee children. Every donation is badly needed right now.
The first two counting books in the series side by side.
🇮🇹 To celebrate one year since my book was published in Italy as ‘Tutti Contano’, I gifted the book to the Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Amsterdam.
Laetitia Besnoux, English teacher, wins the prize.
The French edition of Hello! was showcased at the SCBWI stand at the recent Luxembourg Book Fair.
Two cases of books (one English, one bilingual) donated to support refugee children.
Giveaway with beautiful prize (France only)!
On Wednesday 17 November, 13.40 CET, Hollis will be interviewed on Instagram by lessons.books4kids’ Margot.
The copies of the bilingual edition of Counting Kindness have arrived!
Now out, the bilingual Spanish-English edition of Counting Kindness, ‘A Contar Amabilidad’.
“Humanity can hardly be put into words. It appears when we act, stand up for others. Hallo! shows what small gestures can mean for people on the run: the feeling of belonging and the hope for a better future.”
“provides a glimpse into the refugee experience for children who have not experienced it themselves, and acts as a mirror for those who have.”
I am thrilled to announce that Charlesbridge will publish a bilingual Spanish-English edition of ‘Counting Kindness’!
Counting Kindness is nominated for the 3 Star children’s book award of the DCLA School Library Section
Refugee Week, 14th-18th June
Elle and her young reader Max read Counting Kindness with Reading Is Resistance. They used their reading guide to support their anti-racist/anti-bias learning together.
Portland organization Reading is Resistance added Counting Kindness to their reading guides “designed to support grown ups in their reading experiences with young readers.”
Count kindnesses with us! Tune in every festival day at 10:00 AM for another kindness!
In a StoryMachine exclusive, award-winning illustrator Barroux creates a new short film about kindness every day during ILFDublin.
I am excited to announce that “Contamos Contando”, the Spanish language Mexican edition of Hello!/Counting Kindness, will be published soon!
I’m very pleased to welcome this beautiful edition, with an endorsement by the German UNHCR, to the ‘Hello!/Counting Kindness’ collection!
Delighted to welcome this beautifully translated Italian edition to the ‘Hello!/Counting Kindness’ collection!
Over two hundred writers called on their social media followers to buy books from their local bookstores in lockdown.
Ga naar de website van je favoriete boekwinkel, mail of bel en bestel vandaag nog. ❤️📚
Hollis’ Storytime reading for Second Star on the Right on Instagram TV
A beautiful reading of Hello! for the German branch of the UNO/UNHCR.
“The best storytellers bring complex ideas to life with deceptive simplicity.”
On 27 January 2021, Hollis will be interviewed about Hello! / Counting Kindness – the journey from idea to publication, how to approach publicity in a pandemic, and other words of advice to fellow writers.
Alumni event: Penn Class of 1985 Book Discussion with Author Classmates Hollis Kurman and Rich Tola
“Hollis Kurman Highlights Human Rights in Her New Picture Book”, interview by Elisabeth Norton
Next Saturday, Hollis will read Counting Kindness in an online event for Second Star to the Right book store.
Watch last weekend’s event on Instagram.
Please put lots of books on your gift lists this year… and Buy Early, Buy Local! What would we do without our wonderful local booksellers?
Counting Kindness has been awarded the 2020 Northern Lights Book Award in the concept category Counting.
Alumni magazine of the University of Pennsylvania (Hollis’ alma mater), featured a piece about Counting Kindness
Exciting news! ‘Hello!’ has been nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2021, awarded by children’s librarians for an outstanding book in terms of illustration.
Dutch LOWAN foundation is offering a copy of the book to schools who describe the special initiatives they have to welcome young newcomer/immigrant students.
During Children’s Book Week, Hollis visited the International School of Amsterdam to share Hello! during remote sessions with the students.
The Italian edition of Hello! / Counting Kindness & its title have been announced! After a lot of covid-related delay, Tutti Contano! will finally be available in Italy in January 2021. The editor of Edizioni Clichy presented the book as
Watch the sign language version on youtube or on our Extras page!
Meeting with the wonderful John Adams Institute team to discuss events in the time of corona… and my book. Hollis Kurman publishes picture book
Proud and pleased that Counting Kindness is out today in the US!
Stopped by ABC @americanbookcenterabc to sign copies of my book (and buy someone else’s!), a great way to kick off #independentbookstoreday
This summer, Hollis attended the SCBWI online Summer Spectacular for children’s book writers and illustrators. A, of course, COVID-proof online conference featuring “The biggest end brightest stars in the children’s litarature galaxy”, with keynotes, panels and more. Great experience!
What happens at the Summer Spectacular doesn’t necessarily have to stay there. Lots of books by participants are available at their bookstore, amongst which: Click each cover to visit its page in the store!
“A unique counting book that’s full of empathy and hope for children everywhere.”
“This counting book by Hollis Kurman with illustrations by Barroux is a poignant book that centres on themes of migration, refugees and inclusivity…Not only is this beautifully illustrated, it educates children in a number of ways and is a great addition to an inclusive bookshelf.”
“The warmth of the beautiful illustrations enhance the simple text enabling young readers to follow the journey of this refugee family and encouraging them to join in with counting… a gentle introduction to the plight of refugee children for the very young. It could provide the perfect starting point for conversations about this important topic in educational settings and at home.”
“A beautiful and unusual counting book redolent with empathy and inclusivity. (…) …this is an outstanding example of how a deceptively simple picturebook can develop empathy and understanding. Highly recommended.”