The Weekly 411 (9/1/17)

© Nicole Allin

Sept. 1  2017, vol. 35

The Weekly 411 gathers all the links added to Kidlit411 each week. To receive this post by email, sign up for our updates. If you have links to share, please email them to Are you on Facebook? Join our Kidlit411 group for conversations & camaraderie.


Kidlit Cares is an effort sponsored by Kate Messner to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Two hundred authors, illustrators, agents, publishers and more have donated their talents (critiques, query passes, etc) to be auctioned to raise funds to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey.

We are still pushing to reach 5000 members of our Facebook group. Member #5000 will get a batch of kid lit books, and everyone else has a chance to win a batch too. Enter in this giveaway: 

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Our author this week is Katey Howes, whose debut picture book, GRANDMOTHER THORN, illustrated by Rebecca Hahn (Ripple Grove Press) came out this week. 

She also has a forthcoming book, MAGNOLIA MUDD AND THE SUPER JUMPTASTIC LAUNCHER, illustrated by Valerio Fabbretti (Sterling Children's Books, 2018). Enter to win one or the other of these books!

Indie Publishing

Illustrators: Finding and Working with an Illustrator for Your Children's Book

Oct. 7 6th Annual Compadres and Compadres Writing Conference Writing master classes for Latinx writers, small workshops, pitches, with Veronica Chambers as the keynote speaker.


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