The Weekly 411 (3/10/23)
|© Rebecca Hirsch|
March 10, 2023 vol. 10
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Picture Book Giveaway
We are excited to host a giveaway of the picture book, Mockingbird, Make Up Your Mind! written and illustrated by Victoria Marble (Young Dragons Press 2022). Enter to win a copy in the Rafflecopter below!
About the Book: Have you ever wondered where a mockingbird learns its many sounds? Follow along on this onomatopoeic rhyming adventure and help the mockingbird choose a favorite song.
About the Author-Illustrator: Victoria Marble is an illustrator specializing in character & narrative design, with a particular emphasis on children, animals, insects, & floral designs. Victoria's love for drawing led her to pursue a well-rounded artistic background with courses completed in a wide range of concepts and media, including drawing and composition, figure drawing, painting, illustration, multimedia, and game design. She holds a general studies associate of arts degree with an emphasis on arts & humanities, as well as an associate of science in electronic game art & design. Her artwork has won various awards. Victoria adores creating art that emphasizes the beauty of nature- and particularly birds, fish, insects, and floral designs, along with cute children and animal characters.
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About the Book: On an ambling walk, a child discovers they hold the promise of larger worlds—forests and meadows—in the palm of their hand. An acorn becomes a tree within a woodland wonderland. A grain of sand becomes a sandcastle in a kingdom of imagination. By exploring nature’s tiniest details, they learn even small things, including them, contain infinite potential.
About the Author: About the Author: Jennifer Raudenbush feels most alive when she’s creating stories, especially picture books, poetry, and middle grade novels. Jen lives with her husband and teenage son in eastern Pennsylvania, where its natural beauty provides endless inspiration. She has been published in Cricket children’s magazine, the 10.10 Poetry Anthology and Two Truths and a Fib Poetry Anthology. She is represented by Natascha Morris at The Tobias Literary Agency. Connect with Jen through her Linktree, HERE.
About the Illustrator: Isabella Conti was born in Milan, Italy. She is an illustrator and a visual artist. She likes to work with ink, watercolors, and a lot of love. Isabella creates illustrations for books, prints, and editorials for a variety of international clients. She currently lives and works surrounded by green hills in Italy, dreaming and drawing, singing and dancing. Connect with Isabella at www.isabellaconti.it or on Instagram @isabella_conti.
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We are excited to host a giveaway of the middle grade novel, The House Swap by Yvette Clark (Harper Collins 2023). Enter to win a copy via the Rafflecopter below!
|cover art by Oriol Vidal; design by Chris Kwon and Jessie Gang|
About the Book: The Parent Trap meets The Holiday in this heartwarming and funny story of two girls, one American and one British, who become friends and confidantes when their families swap houses, from the acclaimed author of Glitter Gets Everywhere. Allie is British and dreams of being a spy. Sage is an only child from sunny California. They meet when their families swap houses for the summer. Though they’re polar opposites, Allie and Sage quickly realize that they’re both dealing with family issues—Sage’s parents may be on the brink of divorce, and Allie’s struggling to feel heard in her big family. It may take a trip around the world for them to find their place at home.This sweet and emotional story is told in alternating chapters from each girl’s point of view, offering two unique perspectives on family and belonging.
About the Author: A Brit by birth and a New Yorker by design, Yvette lives in Manhattan with her husband, two teenagers, and a small blue cat. Yvette is a writing mentor for Girls Write Now. Visit Yvette at www.yvetteclark.com
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We are pleased to host a giveaway of the middle grade book, It's a RHAP, Cat, written by Lee Y. Miao (Clear Fork Media, 2023). Enter to win a copy via the Rafflecopter below.
About the Book: When twelve-year-old Cat, a history nerd, sees her double in a sixteenth-century portrait by Raphael, she enters the school’s Renaissance history and art (RHAP) contest with her art partner and crush that just might help her uncover puzzling family ties.
About the Author: Lee Y. Miao grew up in a small Pennsylvania town and lives in New York now with her family and a tireless dog. After working in financial jobs and writing K-12 educational material, she turned to middle-grade fiction. Her stories are about contemporary characters who discover connections to their cultures and families from the past. Lee’s debut novel, Wei To Go!, a related book, was published by Clear Fork in April 2022. Please sign up for her email newsletter at her website, www.leeymiao.com, for news and announcements about her writing life.
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Yay for giveaways!!! These books are all lovely!!!! Can’t wait to get some of these!!ReplyDelete
This is Aubrey Allie. I can’t get it to submit except on anonymous.Delete
Hope you win one!Delete
These books all sound fun to read and such an excellent variety.ReplyDelete
(I'm the author of the second giveaway, It's a RHAP, Cat.) I was excited about the first giveaway because it, too, seems have international settings. Yay to THE HOUSE SWAP!ReplyDelete
All these books look so interesting and wonderful!! Congrats to all the authors and illustrators!!ReplyDelete
Oops I didn't mean to comment as "Anonymous"!ReplyDelete
All these books look so interesting and wonderful!! Congrats to all the authors and illustrators!!
I can’t wait to read Victoria’s story about the mockingbird-one of my favorite birds. Thank you for sharing it.ReplyDelete
Thank you for the introduction to all these great books. Nice seeing In the Palm of My Hand here - glad I visited.ReplyDelete
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Thanks for introducing me to these great new books. Love the cover of Mockingbird!ReplyDelete
Lee, you and Cat are here! Hip Hip Hooray!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much, Rinda!Delete
What a great mix of books! Most of them are new to me, so I enjoyed hearing about them.ReplyDelete
Thanks for all the wonderful links and the chance to win one of these beautiful books!ReplyDelete
These all look wonderful! I’m especially excited about In The Palm of Your Hand!!ReplyDelete
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Thanks so much, Jennifer Cowan!Delete
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Wow these books look goodReplyDelete
What a great selection of new books! Adding them to my lengthy TBR list!ReplyDelete
That’s great! Thank you!Delete
I loved the movie The Holiday and can't wait to read a kid's version of a house swap.ReplyDelete