The Weekly 411 (8/13/21)
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Aug. 13, 2021 vol. 33
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We are excited to reveal the cover of Counting to Bananas: A Mostly Rhyming Fruit Book, by Carrie Tillotson, illustrated by Estrela Lourenço (Flamingo Books), out April 12, 2022!
Check out the awesome cover! To celebrate, Carrie is giving away a picture book critique, and Estrela is giving away a picture book dummy critique. Enter to win the critiques in the Rafflecopters below!
About the Book: When a narrator starts filling this story with fruit, Banana can’t wait to step into the spotlight. The book is called Counting to Bananas, after all. But as more and more fruits (and non-fruits) are added to the story, Banana objects. When will it be time for bananas?! With laugh-out-loud text from debut author Carrie Tillotson and brought to life by illustrator Estrela Lourenço this is the story of a banana and narrator who have very strong opinions about what should (and should not!) be in this book.
About the Author: Before Carrie Tillotson started writing children’s books, she worked as a biostatistician. Her job involved counting a lot of numbers (but not many bananas). Counting to Bananas is her debut picture book. She lives in Oregon with her husband and son, two dogs, and two chickens. Although bananas are not her favorite fruit, she loves a warm slice of banana bread. You can visit Carrie online at carrietillotson.com.
About the Illustrator: Estrela Lourenço is a Portuguese professional children's author/illustrator and also a storyboard artist for animation. She self published two picture books, A Letter from Alhandra (illustrator) and My Friend (author/illustrator) which won the SCBWI New York Winter Conference Spark Honor Award for self published authors. She is really excited about her debut picture book as an illustrator together with the writer Carrie Tillotson!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
About the Book: There’s something special bubbling in Nanni’s big metal pot. And it smells delicious! What ingredients might be inside? When Nanni lifts the lid on her soup, she reveals the whole world inside: from the seeds that grew into vegetables, to the gardeners who lovingly tended to the plants, to the sun, moon, and stars that shone its light above them. And, of course, no meal is complete without a recipe passed down generations of family, topped and finished with Nanni’s love.
About the Author: Hunter Liguore is a gentle advocate for living in harmony with the natural world and with one another. An award-winning author, professor, and historian, when you support her work, you’re partaking in an equal exchange that supports compassion and peace in the world. When not making soup, she is often roaming old ruins, hillsides, and cemeteries. For more, visit: hunterliguore.org
About the Illustrator: Vikki Zhang is an illustrator and fashion designer of over 50 books and numerous films, toys, fashion, and advertising. She is the winner of The 63rd Society of illustrators NYC (book category), and The 16th CACC Best Illustration. She held her solo exhibitions in Shanghai, Beijing, and Guangzhou. To learn more, visit www.vikkizhang.com.
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We are excited to feature author Jennie Wexler and her debut young adult novel, Where It All Lands (Wednesday Books, July 2021) Enter to win a copy!
We are excited to feature illustrator Sarah Kurpiel and the picture book that she both wrote and illustrated, Original Cat, Copy (Greenwillow Books, August 2021). Enter to win a copy!
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- What: submit your banner design for Kidlit411's website
- Who: illustrators over age 13
- Prizes: Cash ($150/$100 for top places), an Illustrator Spotlight, use of your banner on our sites for 1 month in 2022
Counting to Bananas sounds like a favorite for teachers to read aloud. We are always looking for something fun to read with an educational twist.ReplyDelete
I can't wait to read Counting to Bananas!!!ReplyDelete
What a great cover! Look forward to reading. Thanks for the opportunity! All the best, RosannaReplyDelete
I am mostly intrigued by the "mostly rhyming" part of the title!ReplyDelete
A banana waiting to be in the spotlight? What's not to like about this premise? I MUST read it!!!! It looks like a super fun PB!ReplyDelete
The whole world inside Nan's soup looks like the sweetest book... I can't wait to read it.ReplyDelete
Counting Bananas looks like a fun book. Love all the illustrations featured.ReplyDelete
My granddaughters would love to read Counting to Bananas. It sounds like it would be a lot of funReplyDelete
My granddaughters will enjoy Nans soup book. They liked planting the garden this year and would pick tomatoes and cucumbers to eat while they were out playing.ReplyDelete
You had me at the title. 😂 I have a feeling that preschoolers everywhere will laugh out loud.ReplyDelete
Nan's Soup sounds like an important book to remind readers we are all connected and all our actions/nonactions affect others. Thank you for the chance to win a copy.ReplyDelete
I’ve been waiting for Counting to Bananas and that cover does not disappoint!!! Excited to read it soon.ReplyDelete
Counting to Bananas sounds so fun! Excited for the chance to win a copy. Thank you :)ReplyDelete
Both picture books sound great! The little girl on Nan's Soup is adorable. Counting to Bananas sounds hilarious!ReplyDelete
I love intergenerational stories, especially when there's yummy food included! Can't wait to find out what's in Nan's soup.ReplyDelete
THE WHOLE WORLD INSIDE NAN'S SOUP looks like a beautiful book! I can't wait to read it!ReplyDelete
What fabulous stories! Counting to bananas looks fantastic! I can’t wait to read it. Whole world inside Nan’s soup is stunning. Great title too!ReplyDelete
Looking forward to COUNTING TO BANANAS and THE WHOLE WORLD INSIDE NAN'S SOUP. Love hearing about both of these! Thanks!ReplyDelete
Book looks great, think my twins will love it!ReplyDelete
I am so excited about all these new and creative books coming out!!ReplyDelete
Coming back off a week of vaca, my end-of-the-summer reading list will start with Nana's Soup. Looks like I'll have to wait to count bananas! Thanks for highlighting new titles. =)ReplyDelete
These books and The Weekly 411 resource are excellent!ReplyDelete
The soup book has excellent illustrations!ReplyDelete