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GUESS WHICH HAND

This novelty board book brings the classic guessing game to life in a new playful way! Release March 2018 by Chronicle Books.


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LITTLE WHALE IN DEEP TROUBLE

Oscar, the little whale, feels happy and safe as he swims by his Mama’s side. But then one day, he races off and has a scary adventure. The story is inspired by a true event. Watch book trailer!


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THE HOLE IN THE WALL:

Four friends, a wild dog, a wart hog, an elephant, and a lion, are trying to solve the mystery of the "Hole in The Wall". They are in for a big surprise! Release Feb 2016 by Holiday House. Watch book trailer!

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New Picture Book with Byron Katie.

The old Henny-Penny story gets a totally new twist in our new book: "The Four Questions for Henny Penny and Anybody with Stressful Thoughts". Release July 2016 by Tarcher/Penguin/Random House. Watch book trailer!

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TEDx talk on how Hans gets his inspiration

In this video Hans demonstrates how boredom can be an amazing source of inspiration. This lively TEDx talk is only 10 minutes long. Enjoy!

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Scholastic sells 25 million books nationwide by author/illustrator Hans Wilhelm

SCHOLASTIC has just been celebrating this incredible achievement. Many wonderful people have made this amazing milestone possible: Editors, art directors, secretaries, printers, sales staff, promotion staff, book stores, libraries, teachers, and - of course - writers like Steve Metzger, Jean Marzollo, James Preller, and Cheyette Lewison whose books Hans Wilhelm had the honor and pleasure to illustrate. With this message Hans Wilhelm wants to send a special THANK YOU to everybody who is involved in the making, selling, buying and sharing of his books - particularly teachers and librarians!

SCHOLASTIC has just been celebrating this incredible achievement. Many wonderful people have made this amazing milestone possible: Editors, art directors, secretaries, printers, sales staff, promotion staff, book stores, libraries, teachers, and - of course - writers like Steve Metzger, Jean Marzollo, James Preller, and Cheyette Lewison whose books Hans Wilhelm had the honor and pleasure to illustrate. With this message Hans Wilhelm wants to send a special THANK YOU to everybody who is involved in the making, selling, buying and sharing of his books - particularly teachers and librarians!

In the press release Judy Newman, Senior Vice President and Director of Scholastic Book Clubs said, “The secret of Wilhelm’s books has always been his ability to write about and illustrate very lovable characters which appeal to children of all ages. His titles are hugely popular and we are thrilled to be able to celebrate this monumental book sales with him.”

Although SCHOLASTIC is Hans Wilhelm’s main publishing house he has several other publishers who are releasing and selling his books here in America and all over the world. Today Hans Wilhelm is traveling extensively and meeting many of his readers in Europe, Asia and Africa during his lectures and workshops.

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Lifetime Achievement Award for Literature

The town of Westport CT honored children's book author/illustrator Hans Wilhelm with their Lifetime Achievement Award For Literature on October 23rd. The award was presented by Sybil Steinberg (former review section editor of Publishers Weekly). Previous recipients – and residents of Westport – are Jane Yolen, Erica Jong, Howard Fast, F. Scott Fitzgerald and many more.
In her introduction Ms Steinberg said:

"Attempting to quantify Hans Wilhelm's contributions to children's literature is an awesome task. The list of his published books is breathtaking! He is the author/illustrator of 200 books, many of which have been translated into 20 languages. Currently, he has 42 million books in print. They have inspired an animated TV series." 

"In an act of creative generosity, he has created a web site where readers can download-- with out charge—many of his out-of-print books. Moving forward with the times, he has converted a growing number of his books into e-books, to be read on the i-pad, where the colors jump out at readers and the narratives are read by Wilhelm himself. Some of his works reside in permanent museum collections, and he has won honors too numerous to mention."

"We are celebrating him today not only for his prodigious achievement but also for the messages his books convey to youthful readers. Working with a palette of warm colors, he creates heartwarming characters who illustrate his philosophy of life. Readers encounter cuddly bears, adventuresome birds, eager bunnies, loyal dogs and even cranky dinosaurs who help them absorb  the concepts of giving and accepting love, of the values of kindness generosity, courtesy and forgiveness. These spiritual elements in his stories, which he calls "truths that transcend religious beliefs," have been recognized by audiences around the world, where he's been invited to speak on his life-affirming concepts."

"Hans Wilhelm has said: "I don't just make books for young children. I make books for everyone who likes to hear or read a good story. We all carry in us that "inner child" who wants to believe in truth, honesty, values and a good ending."

"I say hurray to that!"

"I'm pleased to present the Lifetime Achievement Award in Literature to Hans Wilhelm."


Osaka Children's Choir performs "I'll Always Love You"

The story about Elfie has been a favorite in Japan for more than 20 years. Now the Osaka Sumiyoshi Boys and Girls Chorus has put the story into beautiful music. 

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Amazing Art Exhibition at FAC

Enjoy this short video of how Hans and Judy installed their recent art exhibit at FAC and the opening night.


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