The Weekly 411 (9/11/20)

© Yvonne Mes

Sept. 11, 2020 vol. 37

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 Yvonne Mes.


PUBLISHING NEWS


AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT


We are excited to feature author Lisa Robinson and her recent picture book, MADAME SAQUI, REVOLUTIONARY ROPE DANCER (Schwartz & Wade (March 24, 2020)) illustrated by Rebecca Green.  Enter to win a copy!





GIVEAWAYS

This week we have TWO book giveaways. The first is a copy of the picture book WILD STYLE: AMAZING ANIMAL ADORNMENTS, by Jenna Grodzicki (Millbrook Press 2020). Enter to win a copy using the Rafflecopter below!





About the Book: What do a crab waving pom-poms, a bug with a backpack of dead ants, and a mud-spattered vulture have in common? They all have wild style! Meet animals including crabs in sponge hats, caddisfly larvae wearing suits of armor, lacewing larvae dressing up with jewelry to hide themselves from ladybug predators in this fun and fascinating photo book!

About the Author: Jenna Grodzicki is the author of FINN FINDS A FRIEND (Clear Fork Publishing 2017), I SEE SEA FOOD: SEA CREATURES THAT LOOK LIKE FOOD (Millbrook Press 2019), WILD STYLE: AMAZING ANIMAL ADORNMENTS (Millbrook Press 2020), HARMONY HUMBOLT: PERFECT PETS QUEEN (Clear Fork Publishing 2021), and several books for the educational market. She lives on beautiful Cape Cod with her husband, two crazy awesome kids, and three fur babies. Visit her online awww.jennagrodzicki.com.


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Our second giveaway is 2 copies of the middle grade novel, THE SCIENCE OF DEFYING GRAVITY by L.G. Reed (Keyes Canyon Press 2020). Enter to win one of two copies in the Rafflecopter link below.


cover illustration by Basia Tran


About the Book: 11 yr old Cassie dreams of becoming a movie director in space. When her plans to go to Space Camp are derailed by the closing of the plant her dad works for, she must win a science fair to earn a scholarship to attend. Spunk, a caring teacher, an engineering mentor and her friends keep her dream on track. Contained within THE SCIENCE OF DEFYING GRAVITY is an actual science fair project that covers the four forces of flight--lift, thrust, gravity and drag--which are embedded in the fictional story but have been verified by engineers.

About the Author: Author and publisher, L. G. Reed believes stories that provide an artistic or relationship story along with a science focus can be an effective way to hook girls into STEM, especially at the earliest ages. She targets middle school because research has shown that these years are crucial to establishing girls' interest in STEM topics. Reed’s background in science and technology came from her career as an aerospace engineer, and she writes to spark girls' interest and get them to think that science and tech is something they can do.
 
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  • What: apply to win full tuition to the 2021 SCBWI LA conference plus expert consultations
  • Who: SCBWI member with a MG or YA manuscript
  • Prize: tuition to 2021 SCBWI conference, 20 minute consultation with agent Tracey Adams, 20 minute consultation with a MG/YA editor

The Advanced Young Adult Writing Workshop with YA author Erin Beatty. The online workshop will work with advanced writers to explore the unique elements of writing for teen and young adult readers. Members of the group will actively write and revise original short stories and chapters of novels and submit material for review. You will have at least two to three opportunities to be critiqued during the session. Live class sessions Oct. 7, 21, Nove. 4, 18, Dec. 2, 16. Given through The Muse Writers Center.


Illustration Day: a weekly forum where illustrators post their work that is based on a prompt that is provided








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18 comments:

  1. These books look great! Look forward to reading them!

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  2. Can't wait to read Wild Style. I've been waiting for it to come out! It may be a perfect mentor text for me.

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  3. I would love to add WILD STYLE to my Millbrook bookshelf.

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  4. I love this book! It is eye candy. My daughter is a stylist from StitchFix and I can't wait to share it with her, my fashionista! Best wishes!

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  5. Wild Style has been on my "to read" list on Goodreads for quite some time. I recently showed several of my students a picture of the book cover and they were immediately sold. I can't wait to get a copy of this nonfiction text into their hands.

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  6. I love the idea of the plot in the Science of Discovering Gravity including a science fair project dealing with lift, thrust, gravity and drag. What a great way to integrate science concepts with reading. I can already think of a few of my new students that will be excited to read this book.

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  7. I'm so excited about Wild Style! It sounds fascinating.

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  8. Hope to win Defying Gravity... Though all these books look good.

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  9. I love the concept and pictures in Wild Style. I'm looking forward to sharing it with my great nephews!

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  10. Looking forward to reading T he Science of Defying Gravity. My daughter teaches MG Science and she’ll be thrilled when I pass it along for her classroom library.

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  11. Both of these books sound fascinating. Thank you for the chance to win copies of these exciting books.

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  12. This sounds like a neat book, I love the cover.

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  13. Both lovely books! Vibrant, colorful, and great topics. Congrats!

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  14. Another great post. Would love to share Wild Style.

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  15. I'm looking forward to reading both of these books and sharing them with my classroom! Thank you for this opportunity to win a copy.

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  16. Looking forward to reading Wild Style asap.

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  17. I will be interested to read about the science part of this book.

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