The Weekly 411 (4/3/20)

© Jonathan Voss


April 3, 2020 vol. 14

The Weekly 411 gathers all the links added to Kidlit411 each week. To receive this post by email, sign up for our email updates. Are you on Facebook? Join our Kidlit411 group for conversations & camaraderie. This week's illustration is by Jonathan Voss.


KID LIT NEWS



AUTHOR & ILLUSTRATOR SPOTLIGHTS


Today we're excited to feature author Jessica Kim and her debut middle grade novel, STAND UP, YUMI CHUNG! (Kokila, Mar. 2020). Enter to win a copy!




We are also excited to feature author Jen Malia and her picture book TOO STICKY! SENSORY ISSUES WITH AUTISM, illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff (Albert Whitman April 2020). Be sure to enter to win a copy!







We're pleased to feature illustrator Jonathan Voss and his new picture book, WHOO-KU HAIKU: A GREAT HORNED OWL STORY by Maria Gianferrari (G.P. Putnams Sons, Mar. 3, 2020). Enter to win a copy!



Earlier in the week, we featured illustrator Stephanie Hider and her April banner design for Kidlit411. 

© Stephanie Hider


SPECIAL GIVEAWAY


We are excited to feature a special giveaway of the picture book, SMALL MATTERS: THE HIDDEN POWER OF THE UNSEEN, by Heather Ferranti Kinser (Millbrook Press, April 7). Enter via the Rafflecopter below to win a copy!





About the book: Can something small matter at all? Of course it can! In this book for young readers (who know a thing or two about being small), you can take a super close look at details too little to be seen with the human eye. Powerful shots from scanning electron microscopes show shark skin, bird feathers, the hairs on a honeybee's eye, and so much more, proving that tiny details can make a BIG difference.



About the author: Heather Ferranti Kinser writes at the intersection of story, poetry, and nature from her home on the San Francisco Peninsula. She's a former technical editor who now spends her days writing small stories--to make a big difference for kids! She also enjoys listening to podcasts, making pesto for her family, and watching her golden mystery snail eat algae off the aquarium wall. Small Matters, which started as a 50-word poem, is her first book. Find out more about her at her website.

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24 comments:

  1. Oooh, I read another blog post about the Small Matter book! It looks so cool. Exactly the kind of book I would have checked out multiple times from the school library! Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy.

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  2. I would love to win this book to read to my small friends at school.

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  3. This sounds like a super cool book and the images are amazing! Kudos on your first book.

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  4. Can't wait to read Small Matters. Congratulations, Heather!

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  5. "Small Matters" looks like it packs quite a punch!

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  6. Small matters looks wonderful Jen and I am looking forwar to getting a good look at it. Congrats!

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    1. Thanks so much. I hope you'll read and enjoy it soon.

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  7. This book will be fun to read and I know I will learn so much. Everyone today knows the power of the unseen to to human eye, now more than ever.

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    1. So true. I'm glad there are no viruses in my book. Just cool animals!

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  8. Small Matters looks like a wonderful, captivating book. I would love to share a copy with my students!

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    1. Good luck! I hope your students get to read the book soon. If not in this raffle, then maybe in the one I'll soon run on Twitter (@hethfeth).

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  9. Love that Small Matters started as a "small" poem. How inspirational!

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    1. So glad that fact inspires you! We can always start small and work toward our goals. Good luck in the raffle.

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  10. I love books that give a different perspective on perspective

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    1. I hope you'll love this one! It definitely takes a closer POV.

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  11. Small Matters sounds like the perfect book for kids. Congratulations! I'm going to request it for library to purchase.

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    1. Thank you so much! It's wonderful of you to request it as a library purchase. Much appreciated.

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