Proud and pleased that Counting Kindness is out today in the US!
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.”
On June 15, at the start of World Refugee Week, Dutch publisher Rubinstein is launching the special counting book Iedereen telt mee!
New Zealand-based poet Sophia Wilson quotes Hollis’ poem Oxygen in an article about loss and love in times of Covid-19.
Hollis has joined the Supervisory Board / Raad van Toezicht of Save the Children Netherlands.
On 13 May, 2020, Ivy Circle members are welcome to join a Town Hall meeting with US Ambassador to The Netherlands, Peter Hoekstra.
From Pinterest Canada: ‘Counting Kindness’ has already been selected among the 91 Best Books for Kids in 2020!
The ‘Kunst in Vrijheid’ event has been postponed until further notice given COVID-19 safety concerns and regulations
Hollis Kurman will moderate this symposium to celebrate 75 years of freedom, exploring the theme of artists being able to create and express themselves freely.
We are delighted to announce that Charlesbridge will be the U.S. publishers of Hello! A Counting Book of Kindnesses.
Jonathan Safran Foer – We are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast. On 3 September 2019, Hollis Kurman moderated the John Adams Institute event with internationally renowned writer Jonathan Safran Foer. Foer talked about climate change and explained
Settling in at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair… sunshine inside and out. Previewing my début picture book, Hello! A Counting Book of Kindnesses, illustrated by Barroux and published by Otter-Barry Books (2020). The child refugee journey through a hopeful lens…