The Weekly 411 (4/13/18)

© Juana Martinez-Neal

April 13, 2018, vol. 15

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



Today we are excited to feature debut author, Tara Luebbe! Be sure to enter to win a copy of both of her new PB's, SHARK NATE-O, illustrated by Daniel Duncan (Little Bee, 2018) and I AM FAMOUS, written with Becky Cattie, illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff (Albert Whitman, 2018) 

We are also excited to feature picture book author-illustrator Juana Martinez-Neal and her new book, ALMA AND HOW SHE GOT HER NAME and the Spanish version, ALMA Y CÓMO OBTUVO SU NOMBRE (Candlewick, April 10, 2018). Enter to win a copy!

Blogs to Follow

PictureBookers - all about the art and illustration of picture books & children's books, interviews, craft tips, more

For Illustrators

Picture Book Illustration Pricing

Write Compelling Novel Opening Pages

From the Editor: Getting Ahead with Revisions

Never State What You Can Imply

May 16-18 Kombat Query 2018

  • What: submit your query & first 250 words to enter into a 64-spot elimination contest
  • Who: MG, YA, NA and adult writers who haven't competed in an agent round in a major contest in the last four months
  • Prize: Attention/requests from agents

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