The Weekly 411 (11/20/20)

© Sarah Kurpiel

 Nov. 20, 2020 vol. 47

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 Sarah Kurpiel.


KID LIT NEWS

The National Book Award were announced. Kacen Callender's King and the Dragonflies won the award for young people's literature.

AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT

We are excited to feature author KT Johnston and her debut picture book, RAILWAY JACK: THE TRUE STORY OF AN AMAZING BABOON, illustrated by C├ęsar Samaniego (Capstone 2020). Enter to win a copy!



AGENT SPOTLIGHT

We are also excited to feature agent Mary Cummings, with Betsy Amster Literary, who represents picture books, middle grade, and young adult. Read about her wishlist and enter to win a Golden Query Pass (which puts your query at the top of her reading list).

PICTURE BOOK GIVEAWAY

We're excited to give away the nonfiction picture book, WHOOO KNEW? THE TRUTH ABOUT OWLS, by Annette Whipple (Reycraft Books 2020). Enter to win a copy in the Rafflecopter below.


About the book: WHOOO KNEW? THE TRUTH ABOUT OWLS 
 is a picture book in question-and-answer format. It answers kids’ most important questions about owls. Each page spread focuses on one question and answer. Do owls puke? Do owls sleep all day? How do owls hunt? In addition to the main text and lots of stunning photographs, each page spread includes an illustrated owl whooo shares a bit more about owl life—often with a bit of sass. Check out a spread:



About the author: Annette Whipple celebrates curiosity and inspires a sense of wonder in young readers while exciting them about science and history. She’s the author of eight fact-filled children’s books including The Laura Ingalls Wilder Companion: A Chapter-by-Chapter Guide (Chicago Review Press), Whooo Knew? The Truth about Owls (Reycraft Books), and The Story of the Wright Brothers (Rockridge Press). Annette is a fact-loving, chocolate chip cookie-baking children’s nonfiction author from Pennsylvania. Get to know her and learn about her presentations at AnnetteWhipple.com.

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For Writers

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The Promise of the First Chapter


Marketing & Creating a Platform

Promote Your Books with a Shoestring Budget

Diversity in Kid Lit/ Submissions: Agents & Editors

BIPOC Editors and Agents Database



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Comments

  1. Book looks great, look forward to reading it!

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  2. "Whoooo Knew" is such an appropriate (& ironically so) book this week, given the Rockerfeller Christmas Tree stowaway! :)

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  3. Owls equally fascinate and terrify me! What a beautiful book. Congrats!

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  4. I always LOVE Kidlit411!
    Thanks for this weekly awesomeness.

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  5. I wait for Kidlit411 every week. Loads to read about

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  6. Thank you every week for your work. love Kidlit411

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  7. Another post chock full of good stuff. Thank you!

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  8. I look forward to Kidlit411 every week. Thank you for another great post!!

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  9. We have Great Horned Owls nesting in our neighborhood. Can't wait to read this book.

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  10. Looking forward to Whooo Knew! Enjoy the introduction of great new books on this blog. Thank you.

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  11. My granddaughter recently heard an owl on farm and I was telling her about them. She would enjoy this book and being able to learn even more.

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  12. Owls are so cool! I loved taking owl pellets to my students. Fascinating animals. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. The cover looks stunning and would definitely make a statement book display piece.

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  14. My son made an owl nesting box, and we're hoping that boreal owls will move in next spring. Love the cover of your book!

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