The Weekly 411 (1/16/15)

© Jami Butler

Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, Issue #3

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The School Library Journal wrote about What's Trending? Hot Themes in Kidlit and What We'd Like to See

Picture book writers: Julie Hedlund's 12x12 Challenge (write 12 PB manuscripts in 12 months) is now open for registration. Join an amazing community of PB authors & illustrators.


This week we feature author Jacqueline Torville (with a giveaway) and illustrator Jami Butler.

Jan. 30 Ezra Jack Keats/Kerlan Memorial Scholarship and Marilyn Hollinshead Visiting Scholars Award

  • What: Apply for travel grants up to $1500 each to study at the Kerlan Collection at the University of Minnesota, one of the world's greatest collections for children's literature

Mar. 31 The Caterpillar Poetry Prize
  • What: Submit a poem for children ages 7-11
  • Who: Any adult may submit a previously unpublished poem(s)
  • Prize: Top prize is €1,000, €12 entry fee per poem

This Picture Book Life - Danielle Davis's blog, all about picture books