The Weekly 411 (2/1/19)
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Feb. 1, 2019 vol. 5
KIDLIT NEWSHow to Get Emotion Onto the Page
AUTHOR & ILLUSTRATOR SPOTLIGHTS
To celebrate the ALA Awards that took place on Jan. 29, we are giving away the 2019 Newbery & Caldecott winners!
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- Newbery Award winner: Merci Suarez Changes Gears, by Meg Medina (Candlewick)
- Caldecott Winner: Hello Lighthouse, by Sophie Blackall (Little, Brown & Co.)
Today we are excited to feature MG author Cory Leonardo and her debut, THE SIMPLE ART OF FLYING (Aladdin/S&S, Feb. 12, 2019)/ CALL ME ALLISTAIR (Scholastic UK). Be sure to go to the spotlight to enter to win a copy.
Illustration © Jennifer Bricking
|Cover design © Karin Paprocki and Tiara Iandiorio|
Writing Tip: Make Sure Your Scene Endings Hook Your Readers
Scared of the Anticlimactic Ending? Here's How to Kick it to the Curb
Laini Taylor Reveals the Allure of Forbidden Love
Voice: Writing Words that Sing
Feb. 23 Madness Poetry
- What: apply to be one of 64 competing poets ("authletes") and compose poems based on a prompt. You have 36 hours each round and the best poet standing wins. Classrooms, students & others vote for the best poems.
- Prize: one year possession of the Thinkier trophy & bragging rights.
YA v. Adult: What's So Different Anyway?
Feb. 8-10 Write On Con an online conference for children's and YA writers and illustrators. WriteOnCon features blogs, vlogs, pitch sessions, Q&As, critique forums, and more — there’s something for every writer/illustrator, in every stage of their career. From the comfort of your home, a library, a coffee shop — any place with an internet connection — you can meet agents and editors, connect with potential critique partners, and generally soak up a whole bunch of knowledge.
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