The Weekly 411 (10/19/18)

© Shiho Pate

Oct. 19, 2018 vol. 42

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Today we are pleased to feature Naomi Hughes and her YA debut, AFTERIMAGE (Page Street Publishing). Enter to win a copy!

Today we are pleased to feature author Lindsay Bonilla and her debut picture book POLAR BEAR ISLAND, illustrated by Cinta Villalobos (Sterling Children's Books, October 2, 2018). Enter to win a copy!

For Writers

Middle Grade

The Key Differences Between Middle Grade vs Young Adult

Contests & Awards

  • What: Write a Halloween story for kids under 100 words using the words shiver, cauldron and howl. Post your story between Oct 27-31.
  • Prizes: manuscript critiques, picture books, classes, and more


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  1. I have to Do My Research Paper on child books and I am looking few best seller books which is good for children.

    1. How about looking at the Caldecott and Newbury Award winners? Or, if you literally mean best-selling, then look at the NYTimes Bestsellers list.


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