The Weekly 411 (12/10/21)
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Dec. 10, 2021 vol. 50
We are excited to host a giveaway of the picture book, Mimic Makers: Biomimicry Inventors Inspired by Nature, by Kristen Nordstrom, illustrated by Paul Boston (Charlesbridge Publishing). Enter to win a copy in the Rafflecopter below!
About the Book: Mimic Makers profiles ten inventors from around the globe. These innovators study nature, make mind-blowing discoveries, and apply these new ideas to inventions that help people and our planet. How could the beak of a bird help quiet one of the fastest trains around? How could the bumps on a beetle’s back help people collect clean drinking water? Dive into Mimic Makers! (Charlesbridge Publising - Released July 13, 2021)
AAAS/Subaru Children’s Science Picture Book Finalist 2021
Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection
About the Author: Kristen Nordstrom is a writer and full-time public school teacher at a Title I STEAM Academy in California. She is passionate about connecting children to nature and the wonders of science through the Next Generation Science Standards, hands-on exploration, and AMAZING books! She has trained through the Lawrence Hall of Science and is a member of the National Science Teachers Association and the SCBWI.
About the Illustrator: Paul Boston grew up in the English countryside surrounded by nature. As a child he enjoyed learning the names of butterflies, moths, and birds around him. As an illustrator, his inspirations are 1950s children's books, antique maps and diagrams, 17th Century engravings, gothic art, and Japanese prints. He also illustrated My Little Golden Book about Airplanes.
We are excited to feature Chad and Dad (Charles) Richardson and their debut picture book, Family Reunion, illustrated by Ashleigh Corrin (Barefoot Books, 2021). Enter to win a copy!
We are excited to feature author Linda Steinbock and her picture book, Lockdown Hair, illustrated by Alexandra Rusu (March 2021). Be sure to enter to win a free school visit ($250 value) from Linda (see instructions in the spotlight)!
- What: Submit a synopsis and first three chapters of a middle grade novel
- Who: un-agented, unpublished writers
- Prize: 1 hour one-to-one critique with an agent from Skylark Literary; two 1/2 hour critiques as 2nd and 3rd place prizes