Staying on top of the kids’ trends

Want to stay on top of trends in the kid’s markets? I want to share a good little resource with you. Big Blue Dot is a multimedia firm (web, print and TV) devoted to serving the kids’ industry. They have a bi-monthly email newsletter called Trend Update, which tracks trends in the kid’s world. It’s a cool tip-sheet and a free, effortless way way to stay on top of what’s hot and going on at the moment. Check it out!

Many companies like BBD, plus children’s publishers, put out similar newsletters. Happy web surfing, and if you happen upon any that you find useful and would like to share, please do (in the comments)!

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About wellerwishes
Kathy Weller is a children's illustrator. She has produced work for clients such as Harcourt, Macmillan, and Pearson Education. Her first illustrated picture book "The Months: Fun With Friends All Year 'Round" (Lobster Press) was published in September 2007. Kathy is also an accomplished illustrative graphic designer. For the past ten years, she has helped concept, craft and execute online advertising promotions for clients such as Target, Cheap Flights, Filene's and Verizon through her post as Sr. Graphic Designer and Illustrator at the well-known regional online media portal, Boston.com. Kathy also enjoys spending her days creating whimsical pet portraits for the pet-loving masses. Her pet portrait work has been positively noted by The Boston Globe, Canada's National Post, Life magazine and PamperedPuppy.com, and is regularly featured in Modern Dog magazine. Kathy is a member of The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), Graphic Artist Guild (GAG) and National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP). She lives in Cambridge, MA with her husband and two pugs.

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