Congrats to the Miami Heat!

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Slightly delayed, but I want to say congratulations to the Miami Heat on their NBA Championship, triumphing over the Oklahoma City Thunder in five games! We know LeBron fans must be happy campers today.
It’s awesome watching teams win championships, especially when it’s a first-time championship for some of the

Be Mindful of Word Count

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Yes, there are guidelines to follow when it comes to the number of words in your children’s story. Remember, these are not hard and fast rules, but rather guidelines that I encourage authors to at least consider.
Here’s more information about various children’s book formats.
Board Books: These are for

Manuscript Format

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So you have a good idea for a children’s book. Now what? I’m often asked what form the manuscript should take. In the world of children’s books, manuscript style can vary as much as the subject matter of each book. Here’s some practical advice from someone that’s reviewed countless manuscripts

A Charitable Children’s Author

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Author Doug Malan announced that he will contribute 50% of all proceeds from the sale of his book to the Harrisburg Disaster Relief Fund.
Doug Malan grew up in Pinckneyville, IL, about 60 miles from Harrisburg. I asked Doug why he chose to donate to the Harrisburg Disaster Relief

A Little Update

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As you may know, Mascot was founded in 2003 with a self-published children’s book about Virginia Tech’s lovable mascot, the Hokie Bird. That’s how we got our start … and that’s how we got our name. From there, we’ve gone on to publish children’s titles for hundreds of colleges, professional

Michigan Mascot

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Open letter from Mascot Books to University of Michigan Athletic Director, Dave Brandon.
Dave,
On January 3rd the Michigan Wolverines square off against the Virginia Tech Hokies in the Sugar Bowl. It’ll cap a great season for both teams and mark the first meeting of two great institutions with stellar

Happy Holidays from Mascot Books!

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As 2011 draws to a close, I wanted to personally extend holiday wishes to everyone in the Mascot family – our employees, our partners, our authors, and our young readers.    

Working together, we’ve accomplished some great things over the past twelve months.  Our creative and talented

Mascot Talk Available Now!

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Hey, everybody. Mascot Talk, our new and exciting iPhone app, is finally here and available for download in the iTunes store. The reaction to the app has been overwhelming! We have some of the most popular mascots available right now, like Big Al, the Nittany Lion, Albert, Brutus,