The Weekly 411 (9/10/21)
|© Darcy Zoells|
Sept. 10, 2021 vol. 37
Author and Author-Illustrator Spotlights
We are excited to feature Jennifer Adam and her debut middle-grade novel, The Last Windwitch (Harper Collins, 2021). Enter to win a copy!
|cover art by Cathleen McAllister, lettering by Gemma Roman, |
cover design by Alice Wang and Alison Donalty
Today we are pleased to feature author-illustrator Amalia Hoffman and her picture book, My Monsterpiece (Yeehoo Press, 2021). Enter to win a copy!
Picture Book Giveaway
We're excited to host a giveaway of the picture book, Lights Day and Night: The Science of How Light Works, by Susan Hughes, illustrated by Ellen Rooney (Kids Can Press), out now. Enter to win a copy!
About the Book: The second book in the delightfully informative Science of How series, award-winning author Susan Hughes's engaging narrative gives young children an age-appropriate overview of the science of light. Ellen Rooney's friendly and inviting illustrations with their many shades of blue beckon readers to be a part of the characters' fun summertime exploration. Presenting complex topics in a graphic, appealing, and easy-to-digest format, this comprehensive one-of-a-kind book strongly supports the Next Generation Science Standards. The manuscript was carefully reviewed by an expert in the field. The book includes a glossary and instructions for a shadow puppet show."
About the Author: Award-winning author Susan Hughes has written over thirty books --- both fiction and nonfiction --- for children of all ages, from board books, picture books, and chapter books to middle-grade novels, YA, and even graphic non-fiction books. Recent examples are Walking for Water: How One Boy Stood Up For Gender Equality; Sounds All Around; Carmen and the House That Gaudi Built, Up!: How Families Around the World Carry Their Little Ones; the Puppy Collection series; and Walking in the City with Jane: A Story of Jane Jacobs.
Susan has always loved writing. Susan studied English literature at the University of Toronto. After graduation, she worked for a short time at a children's publishing house. Then she began doing freelance editing work, mainly for educational publishers, and also writing commissioned articles and stories, while also working on her own story ideas. Today, Susan lives with her family in Toronto, Canada, in a house with a big red door. As well as writing extensively, Susan offers editing services to many writing clients, including critiquing, developmental editing, and story coaching. Twitter: @childbkauthor Instagram: @susanhughes2518 Facebook: @susan.hughes.9465
About the Illustrator: Ellen Rooney grew up in the 1970s with three big sisters, two big brothers, her mom and dad, and various dogs, cats and other pets. Their house was a block from the town library, and Ellen loved to visit the children's room where her next-door neighbor was the librarian. She is doing her dream job, illustrating, while remaining inspired by her other interests, like painting, printmaking, people, science, plants, animals, and graphic design.
Born in New England, Ellen carries the east coast in her heart while making her home in western Canada. She lives in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia with her husband and their dog. She loves to visit her big New England family, and the Atlantic Ocean, whenever she can. Instagram: @ellenaroo
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Nov. 13, 9 a.m.-noon PST The Art of Revision from First to Final Draft An intensive workshop on revision tips and tricks with literary agent Paige Terlip of Andrea Brown Literary Agency ($50 non-SCBWI member/ $40 SCBWI member)