The Weekly 411 (2/15/19)
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Feb. 15, 2019, vol. 7
We are pleased to feature picture book illustrator Kristy Caldwell and her new book, AWAY WITH WORDS: THE DARING STORY OF ISABELLA BIRD, by Lori Mortenson (Peachtree Publishing, Mar. 1). Be sure to enter to win a copy!
Today we are excited to feature PB author Darcy Pattison and her SIX books to be released in 2019! ROSIE THE RIBETER: The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, illustrated by Nathaniel Gold (Mim's House April) and POLLEN: Darwin’s 130 Year Prediction, illustrated by Peter Willis (Mims House, May). Those will be followed by two novels, THE WAYFINDER (Mim's House, June) and THE FALCONER (Mims House, July). In the fall is another science picture book: ECLIPSE: How the 1919 Solar Eclipse Proved Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity, illustrated by Peter Willis (Mim's House, October). Be sure to enter to win a copy of ROSIE THE RIBETER: The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County!
PICTURE BOOK GIVEAWAY
We are excited that our founder Elaine Kiely Kearns's forthcoming picture book, NOAH NOASAURUS, illustrated by Colin Jack (Albert Whitman, April 1, 2019) is in a Goodreads giveaway. Enter to win one of five copies (giveaway ends March 3):
Feb. 26-April 23 Revising and Re-Imagining Your Novel or Chapter Book Kid's Book Revisions invites writers to join them to learn about the revision process and get tools and techniques in their "Revising and Re-Imagining Your Novel or Chapter Book" webinar. Class starts in less than 2 weeks! Taught by renown editors Harold Underdown and Eileen Robinson.
Contests & Awards
April 23 #DIVpit
- What: pitch your children's and teens manuscripts (fiction and nonfiction)
- Who: authors and illustrators from marginalized communities
- Prize: agent & editor attention
Diversity in Kidlit
Writing Women Characters as Human Beings
Rainbow Book List
What Collecting 100 Rejections Taught Me about Creative Failure
The World is Wide Enough: Dealing with Jealousy in your Writing Life
10 Tips for Writing Children's Books
How to Format Your Children's Book Manuscript
So, You’ve Written a Children’s Book…Now What?
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