The Weekly 411 (12/22/17)

© Jeanette Bradley

Dec. 22, 2017, vol. 51

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 & camaraderie.


The singularity is not yet here. When a bot trained on all seven Harry Potter books wrote its own chapter, the results were not up to J.K. Rowling standards. 


Today we are pleased to feature YA and MG author and graphic novelist Barry Lyga and his new MG novel, THE FLASH: HOCUS POCUS, cover created by with original covers created by fan-favorite artist C├ęsar Moreno, known for his limited-edition pop-culture posters (The CW and Amulet Books).

We also feature author-illustrator Jeanette Bradley and her debut picture book, LOVE, MAMA (Roaring Brook Press), coming out January 2, 2018.

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  1. Another fab update and I love the story behind Jeanette's book. I'll be sure to check it out. Thanks Elaine and Sylvia for this wonderful resource. Happy holidays!


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