The Weekly 411 (3/4/22)
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March 4, 2022, vol. 9
We are thrilled to feature our great friend, author, and poet Renée LaTulippe and her debut picture book, The Crab Ballet (Cameron Kids), out March 8! Enter to win a copy!
We are excited to feature author Lillie Lainoff and her debut YA novel, One For All (Farrar, Straus & Giroux BYR), out on March 8. Enter to win a copy!
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Tribute to Paula Cohen Martin
Last week, Paula Cohen, a shining light in the kid lit community known for her "wit, humor, and vivacious personality" passed away suddenly. In honor of her life, we are hosting a giveaway of her debut picture book, Big Dreams, Small Fish, which came out on March 1. Read about her in this post by Lynn Marie and Amalia Hoffman,
About the Book: In the new country, Shirley and her family all have big dreams. Take the family store: Shirley has great ideas about how to make it more modern! Prettier! More profitable! She even thinks she can sell the one specialty no one seems to want to try: Mama's homemade gefilte fish. But her parents think she's too young to help. And anyway they didn't come to America for their little girl to work. "Go play with the cat!" they urge. This doesn't stop Shirley's ideas, of course. And one day, when the rest of the family has to rush out leaving her in the store with sleepy Mrs. Gottlieb.Shirley seizes her chance!
About the Author-Illustrator: Paula Cohen grew up in Albany, NY where her grandparents owned a small family grocery store in an immigrant neighborhood. Her family treasured books, music, and the Yiddish language (which sadly she never learned). Her grandmother made amazing kugels and gefilte fish and luckily Paula learned to make both. Paula lived in NJ with her family and mini schnauzer. Big Dreams, Small Fish was her debut picture book.
- What: write a story for kids under 50 words
- Prizes: critiques from editors, agents, authors; Highlights personal retreat and much more