Little Hands and Big Hands 2nd edition releases today!

Releasing today from Hands Up Press:

Little Hands and Big Hands cover 2nd edLittle Hands and Big Hands: Children and Adults Signing Together, second edition
by Kathy MacMillan
Photography by Kristin Brown

Research shows that using American Sign Language with young children can

  • reduce frustration for both caregiver and child
  • increase IQ
  • stimulate language learning
  • enhance bonding
  • raise a child’s self-esteem
  • improve everyday life and communication!

Little Hands & Big Hands: Children and Adults Signing Together offers solid background information on signing with children ages birth to six, along with hands-on games, fingerplays, songs, and more that caregivers, librarians, and educators can use to smooth transitions, calm a fussy child, or engage a stubborn one. Each activity is accompanied by photos of the relevant signs.

Author and ASL educator Kathy MacMillan has brilliantly combined the world of ASL with early literacy activities…Explanations and research support are seamlessly woven into each activity…I highly recommend this resource to anyone working with children from birth to age six.” -Betsy Diamant-Cohen, creator of the award-winning Mother Goose on the Loose early literacy program

Order now from the Deaf Camps, Inc. Online Bookstore (autographed copies that support a great cause!) | amazon.com | barnesandnoble.com | bookshop.org

 

Join me for an online book launch event for all ages:

On the left appears the cover of Little Hands and Big Hands: Children and Adults Signing Together, 2nd edition, by Kathy MacMillan, with photos by Kristin Brown. The book cover is green with pink and black lettering. A picture of a women and child signing BIRD in American Sign Language appears at the bottom of the cover. Additional text appears in black over a background of faint stars: Little Hands & Big Hands: Children & Adults Signing Together, 2nd edition. Online Book Launch Event with Kathy MacMillan. Sign, sing, read, and play together! For all ages. Thursday, January 12, 2023. 6:00 pm Mountain Standard Time. Hosted by Clearview Library District. Register at https://tinyurl.com/lhbhreg

Little Hands and Big Hands: Children and Adults Signing Together, 2nd edition
Online Book Launch Event with Kathy MacMillan
Thursday, January 12, 2023
6:00 pm Mountain Standard Time
Hosted by Clearview Library District

Sign, sing, read, and play together in this online storytime for all ages! American Sign Language interpretation and automatic captioning will be provided.

Register now!

Autographed copies of the book may be purchased here, with all proceeds supporting Deaf Camps, Inc.’s scholarship program. To request personalization, email deafcampsinc@gmail.com.

FREE online program for all ages: Little Hands and Big Hands 2nd edition book launch

On the left appears the cover of Little Hands and Big Hands: Children and Adults Signing Together, 2nd edition, by Kathy MacMillan, with photos by Kristin Brown. The book cover is green with pink and black lettering. A picture of a women and child signing BIRD in American Sign Language appears at the bottom of the cover. Additional text appears in black over a background of faint stars: Little Hands & Big Hands: Children & Adults Signing Together, 2nd edition. Online Book Launch Event with Kathy MacMillan. Sign, sing, read, and play together! For all ages. Thursday, January 12, 2023. 6:00 pm Mountain Standard Time. Hosted by Clearview Library District. Register at https://tinyurl.com/lhbhreg

Little Hands and Big Hands: Children and Adults Signing Together, 2nd edition
Online Book Launch Event with Kathy MacMillan
Thursday, January 12, 2023
6:00 pm Mountain Standard Time
Hosted by Clearview Library District

Sign, sing, read, and play together in this online storytime for all ages! American Sign Language interpretation and automatic captioning will be provided.

Register now!

Autographed copies of the book may be purchased here, with all proceeds supporting Deaf Camps, Inc.’s scholarship program. To request personalization, email deafcampsinc@gmail.com.

 

Little Hands and Big Hands cover 2nd edLittle Hands and Big Hands: Children and Adults Signing Together, second edition. Hands Up Press.
by Kathy MacMillan
Photography by Kristin Brown

Research shows that using American Sign Language with young children can

  • reduce frustration for both caregiver and child
  • increase IQ
  • stimulate language learning
  • enhance bonding
  • raise a child’s self-esteem
  • improve everyday life and communication!

Little Hands & Big Hands: Children and Adults Signing Together offers solid background information on signing with children ages birth to six, along with hands-on games, fingerplays, songs, and more that caregivers, librarians, and educators can use to smooth transitions, calm a fussy child, or engage a stubborn one. Each activity is accompanied by photos of the relevant signs.

Author and ASL educator Kathy MacMillan has brilliantly combined the world of ASL with early literacy activities…Explanations and research support are seamlessly woven into each activity…I highly recommend this resource to anyone working with children from birth to age six.” -Betsy Diamant-Cohen, creator of the award-winning Mother Goose on the Loose early literacy program

Pre-order now from the Deaf Camps, Inc. Online Bookstore (autographed copies that support a great cause!) | amazon.com | barnesandnoble.com | bookshop.org

 

Little Hands and Big Hands 2nd edition launching soon!

Coming January 10, 2023 from Hands Up Press:

Little Hands and Big Hands cover 2nd edLittle Hands and Big Hands: Children and Adults Signing Together, second edition
by Kathy MacMillan
Photography by Kristin Brown

Research shows that using American Sign Language with young children can

  • reduce frustration for both caregiver and child
  • increase IQ
  • stimulate language learning
  • enhance bonding
  • raise a child’s self-esteem
  • improve everyday life and communication!

Little Hands & Big Hands: Children and Adults Signing Together offers solid background information on signing with children ages birth to six, along with hands-on games, fingerplays, songs, and more that caregivers, librarians, and educators can use to smooth transitions, calm a fussy child, or engage a stubborn one. Each activity is accompanied by photos of the relevant signs.

Author and ASL educator Kathy MacMillan has brilliantly combined the world of ASL with early literacy activities…Explanations and research support are seamlessly woven into each activity…I highly recommend this resource to anyone working with children from birth to age six.” -Betsy Diamant-Cohen, creator of the award-winning Mother Goose on the Loose early literacy program

Pre-order now from the Deaf Camps, Inc. Online Bookstore (autographed copies that support a great cause!) | amazon.com | barnesandnoble.com | bookshop.org

 

Join me for an online book launch event for all ages:

On the left appears the cover of Little Hands and Big Hands: Children and Adults Signing Together, 2nd edition, by Kathy MacMillan, with photos by Kristin Brown. The book cover is green with pink and black lettering. A picture of a women and child signing BIRD in American Sign Language appears at the bottom of the cover. Additional text appears in black over a background of faint stars: Little Hands & Big Hands: Children & Adults Signing Together, 2nd edition. Online Book Launch Event with Kathy MacMillan. Sign, sing, read, and play together! For all ages. Thursday, January 12, 2023. 6:00 pm Mountain Standard Time. Hosted by Clearview Library District. Register at https://tinyurl.com/lhbhreg

Little Hands and Big Hands: Children and Adults Signing Together, 2nd edition
Online Book Launch Event with Kathy MacMillan
Thursday, January 12, 2023
6:00 pm Mountain Standard Time
Hosted by Clearview Library District

Sign, sing, read, and play together in this online storytime for all ages! American Sign Language interpretation and automatic captioning will be provided.

Register now!

Autographed copies of the book may be purchased here, with all proceeds supporting Deaf Camps, Inc.’s scholarship program. To request personalization, email deafcampsinc@gmail.com.

Sign and Shine This Weekend!

Text appears in black against a background of orange pumpkins: Little Hands Signing: Fall and Halloween Signs. Saturday, October 8 at 11 AM Mary Riley Styles Public Library 120 N. Virginia Ave. Falls Church, VA 22046

Little Hands Signing: Fall & Halloween Signs (for all ages)

Saturday, October 8, 2002 at 11:00 am

Mary Riley Styles Public Library, 120 N Virginia Ave, Falls Church, VA 22046

Sing, sign, dance, and play with Kathy MacMillan, author of the Little Hands Signing series. Gather the whole family for the fun as we learn American Sign Language vocabulary through stories, songs, and more!

 


A smiling white women with glasses and long brown hair looks at the camera while leaning over to sign a book. She is wearing a flower crown and a blue velvet gown. The covers of Sword and Verse, Dagger and Coin, Nita's First Signs, and Nita's Day appear at the bottom of the graphic. Text reads: Meet Author Kathy MacMillan. Signing at the Maryland Renaissance Festival. Page After Page Bookstore. Sunday, October 9, 11 AM-5 PM

Sunday, October 9 from 11 AM-5 PM: Maryland Renaissance Festival: Visiting Author at Page After Page Bookstore

Come learn to write your name in the language of the gods and get your signed copy of Sword and Verse and Dagger and Coin! October 9 is one of two American Sign Language Interpretation Days at the festival, so I will also be signing Nita’s First Signs and Nita’s Day. Find me at the author tent across from Page After Page Bookstore (inside the festival village).

NOTE: Be sure to purchase your tickets to the festival online ahead of time at https://rennfest.com/

July Programs for Families

A photo of a smiling white woman with glasses appears on the left. She is signing FISH in American Sign Language and is surrounded by cartoon fish. Text appears in black against a blue background: Signs Under the Sea with Kathy MacMillan.Signs Under the Sea

Dive into splashy stories, songs, and fun activities that explore the world of underwater animals through American Sign Language! For all ages. Click on the links below for more details.

Tuesday, June 21 at 10:30 AM: Baltimore County Public Library, White Marsh Branch (White Marsh, MD)

Thursday, June 23 at 11 AM: Woodlawn Library (Wilmington, DE)

Saturday, July 2 at 10:30 AM: Baltimore County Public Library, Rosedale Branch (Rosedale, MD)

Monday, July 11 at 11 AM: Delmar Public Library (Delmar, DE)

Monday, July 11 at 2 PM: South Coastal Library (Bethany Beach, DE)

Friday, July 15 at 10:30 AM: Baltimore County Public Library, Towson Branch (Towson, MD)

 

Meet the Author: Kathy MacMillan. Sunday, July 10 ~ 6- 8 PM. Bethany Beach Books 99 Garfield Pkw, Bethany Beach, DE 19930. Words appear next to a photo of a smiling white woman with glasses and shoulder length brown hair, surrounded by her book covers: The Runaway Shirt (picture book), Nita’s First Signs and Nita’s Day (board books), She Spoke (children’s nonfiction)

Meet the Author: Kathy MacMillan
Sunday, July 10, 2022 from 6-8 PM 
Bethany Beach Books, 99 Garfield Pkw, Bethany Beach DE 19930

Sing, sign, read, and play with Kathy MacMillan, author of THE RUNAWAY SHIRT and other picture book favorites.

Join me for Storytime this Saturday at the Ivy Bookshop!

A photo of a smiling white woman with glasses appears next to the covers of picture book THE RUNAWAY SHIRT and board books NITA'S FIRST SIGNS and NITA'S DAY and nonfiction book SHE SPOKE. Text appears in white against a photo of purple flowers: Storytime at The Ivy Bookshop with Author Kathy MacMillan. Saturday, May 21 at 2:30 PM. For all ages. The Ivy Bookshop, Back Patio. 5928 Falls Rd, Baltimore, MD 21209. Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 2:30 PM at The Ivy Bookshop, 5928 Falls Rd, Baltimore, MD 21209 Join me for storytime on The Ivy’s back patio for the whole family.  We’ll sign, sign, play, and read together as I share The Runaway Shirt, Nita’s First Signs, Nita’s Day, and She Spoke. American Sign Language interpretation will be provided by practicum students from the Community College of Baltimore County Interpreter Preparation Program.

See you at the Sussex Children’s Book Festival this Saturday!

I will be one of the authors featured at the Sussex Children’s Book Festival this Saturday, May 14 in Bridgeville, DE. Hope to see you there.

This year’s excitement could not be contained in one location. Activities will be held in Bridgeville at Delaware’s own Bridgeville Public Library, Passwaters Park, and Frozen Farmer! Activities, performances, and adventures will be awaiting attendees at all locations from 10 AM to 2 PM.

Check out the schedule of events here.

 

Storytime at Snug Books this Saturday!

Text appears in black against a pink background: Storytime with Authors Tracy Gold & Kathy MacMillan. Saturday, March 5 at 10:30 AM. Snug Books, 4717 Harford Road, #1C, Baltimore, MD 21214. On the left appears a photo of Tracy C. Gold. She is a white woman with long wavy light brown hair. She is looking at the camera and smiling. Her left hand is at her chest and her right hand is crossed over her waist. On the right is a picture of Kathy MacMillan. She is a white woman with shoulder-length light-brown hair and glasses. She is smiling at the camera. Below them appear the covers of their books Everybody’s Sleepy But the Baby; Trick or Treat! Bugs to Eat!; Nita’s First Signs; Nita’s Day; The Runaway Shirt; and She Spoke: 14 Women Who Raised Their Voices and Changed the World.

Storytime with Tracy C. Gold and Kathy MacMillan

Saturday, March 5 at 10:30 AM

Snug Books, 4717 Harford Road, #1C, Baltimore, MD 21214

Join two local authors for a fun storytime–and learn a little American Sign Language, too! Kathy MacMillan is an American Sign Language interpreter, librarian, and signing storyteller. Her picture books include The Little Hands Signing Series and The Runaway Shirt. Tracy C. Gold is an editor, mom, and geek about animals whose picture books include “Everyone’s Sleepy but the Baby” and “Trick or Treat, Bugs to Eat.”

For all ages. More information at https://www.snugbooks.com/events

Signing this Sunday at the MD Renaissance Festival

A smiling white women with glasses and long brown hair looks at the camera while leaning over to sign a book. She is wearing a flower crown and a blue velvet gown. The covers of Sword and Verse, Dagger and Coin, Nita's First Signs, and Nita's Day appear at the bottom of the graphic. Text reads: Meet Author Kathy MacMillan. Signing at the Maryland Renaissance Festival. Page After Page Bookstore. Sunday, October 10, 11 AM-5 PM

FB_IMG_1472502550592Sunday, October 10 from 11 AM-5 PM: Maryland Renaissance Festival: Visiting Author at Page After Page Bookstore

Come learn to write your name in the language of the gods and get your signed copy of Sword and Verse and Dagger and Coin! October 10 is one of two American Sign Language Interpretation Days at the festival, so I will also be signing Nita’s First Signs and Nita’s Day. Find me at the author tent across from Page After Page Bookstore (inside the festival village).

NOTE: Tickets to the festival will ONLY be sold online this year, so make sure to purchase yours ahead of time at https://rennfest.com/

 

 

Signing this Saturday at the MD Renaissance Festival

I’ll be signing at the Maryland Renaissance Festival in Crownsville, MD this Saturday! Hope to see you there!

A smiling white women with glasses and long brown hair looks at the camera while leaning over to sign a book. She is wearing a flower crown and a blue velvet gown. The covers of Sword and Verse, Dagger and Coin, Nita's First Signs, and Nita's Day appear at the bottom of the graphic. Text reads: Meet Author Kathy MacMillan. Signing at the Maryland Renaissance Festival. Page After Page Bookstore. Saturday, September 11, 11 AM-5 PM

FB_IMG_1472502550592Saturday, September 11 from 11 AM-5 PM: Maryland Renaissance Festival: Visiting Author at Page After Page Bookstore

Come learn to write your name in the language of the gods and get your signed copy of Sword and Verse and Dagger and Coin! September 11 is one of two American Sign Language Interpretation Days at the festival, so I will also be signing Nita’s First Signs and Nita’s Day. Find me at the author tent across from Page After Page Bookstore (inside the festival village).

NOTE: Tickets to the festival will ONLY be sold online this year, so make sure to purchase yours ahead of time at https://rennfest.com/