The Weekly 411 (11/4/22)
|© Carolyn Le|
Nov. 4, 2022 vol. 43
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 and camaraderie. This week's illustration is by Carolyn Le.
Court Blocks Penguin Random House, S&S Merger
We are excited to feature author Alli Brydon and her picture book, Bright Winter Night, illustrated by Ashley Lindsay (Amazon Publishing), out on Dec. 1! Enter to win a copy!
We are excited to feature author Sathya Achia and her young adult novel, IN MY HANDS (Ravens and Roses Publishing LLC, August 8, 2022) Enter to win a signed copy, sticker, bookplate, and bookmark!
|Art by Emily’s World of Design|
Middle Grade Giveaways
We are pleased to host a giveaway of the middle grade novel, Daybreak on Raven Island, by Fleur Bradley (Viking 2022). Enter to win a copy via the Rafflecopter below!
|cover art by Manuel Šumberac; design by Maria Fazio|
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Middle Grade Giveaway 2
We are also excited to feature a giveaway of the middle grade novel, The Rabbit's Gift, by Jessica Vitalis (Greenwillow/Harper Collins 2022). Enter to win a copy via the Rafflecopter below!
|cover art: The Balbusso Twins/ design: Paul Zakris|
About the Book: The Rabbit’s Gift is a vivid and inventive novel inspired by French folklore set in a country in which babies are grown in cabbage-like plants called Chou . . . and delivered by rabbits. Fleurine, a twelve-year-old aspiring botanist and daughter of the Grand Lumière, secretly tries to grow the elusive purple carrots that humans trade for Chou. She longs for a sibling, but Maman doesn’t want another child. What’s more, she believes science will upset the natural order and insists that Fleurine follow in her political footsteps. Meanwhile, the human demand for babies has dropped, and the rabbits are starving. A runt named Quincy decides to take matters into his own paws and sets out for the city, determined to prove that you don’t have to be big to be a hero. When he inadvertently leads Fleurine back to the top-secret Warren, he sets off a string of events that pits them against each other and jeopardizes the future of the entire country––for rabbits and humans alike.
About the Author: JESSICA VITALIS is a Columbia MBA-wielding writer on a mission to write entertaining and thought-provoking literature. She founded Magic in the Middle, a series of free monthly recorded book talks, to help educators introduce young readers to new fantasy books. She was recently named a 2021 Canada Council of the Arts Grant Recipient and featured on CBCs Here and Now. Her first novel, The Wolf’s Curse, published in 2021, and a standalone companion novel, The Rabbit’s Gift, came out on October 25, 2022.
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Mentor Text Referral: Extended Metaphor with A Poem Grows Inside You
Character Driven Books in 3 Easy Steps
Tips for Editing Picture Books
Submissions: Agents and Editors*
Agents on Twitter- List by Heather Ayris Burnell
Agents on Twitter - List by Debbie Ridpath Ohi
*previously featured on KidLit411
So excited for these new books! I can't wait to read DAYBREAK ON RAVEN ISLAND!! Sounds spooky and fun!ReplyDelete
I can’t wait to check out Daybreak on Raven Island! The cover art is awesome and the story synopsis has me very interested.ReplyDelete
I also can’t wait to read The Rabbit’s Gift! Babies being delivered from flowers, by rabbits? I’ve never heard of any story like that before! Sounds like a unique and wonderful read. - Laura BrockReplyDelete
So many awesome giveaways this week!!!ReplyDelete
The Rabbit’s Gift sounds so interesting! What a unique plot. It’s now on my tbr list. I hope I win! Thank you!ReplyDelete
I'm so excited to read these books.ReplyDelete
I'm curious about The Rabbit's Gift! Hoping to win/get a copy for my middle-grade reader.ReplyDelete
The Rabbit's Gift sounds intriguing! I rescue rabbits and volunteer with them @ my SPCA so doubly excited to read this book.ReplyDelete
Both of these books sound interesting! I can think of readers at my school who would be interested in each of them.ReplyDelete
Wow! So many wonderful new books and such great links. Thanks for a great post.ReplyDelete