The Weekly 411 (2/15/19)

© Kristy Caldwell

Feb. 15, 2019, vol. 7

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. This week's illustration is by Kristy Caldwell.


We are pleased to feature picture book illustrator Kristy Caldwell and her new book, AWAY WITH WORDS: THE DARING STORY OF ISABELLA BIRD, by Lori Mortenson (Peachtree Publishing, Mar. 1). Be sure to enter to win a copy!


Today we are excited to feature PB author Darcy Pattison and her SIX books to be released in 2019! ROSIE THE RIBETER: The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, illustrated by Nathaniel Gold (Mim's House April) and POLLEN: Darwin’s 130 Year Prediction, illustrated by Peter Willis (Mims House, May). Those will be followed by two novels, THE WAYFINDER (Mim's House, June) and THE FALCONER (Mims House, July). In the fall is another science picture book: ECLIPSE: How the 1919 Solar Eclipse Proved Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity, illustrated by Peter Willis (Mim's House, October). Be sure to enter to win a copy of ROSIE THE RIBETER: The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County!


We are excited that our founder Elaine Kiely Kearns's forthcoming picture book, NOAH NOASAURUS, illustrated by Colin Jack (Albert Whitman, April 1, 2019) is in a Goodreads giveaway. Enter to win one of five copies (giveaway ends March 3):

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Noah Noasaurus by Elaine Kiely Kearns

Noah Noasaurus

by Elaine Kiely Kearns

Giveaway ends March 03, 2019.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter Giveaway

Feb. 26-April 23 Revising and Re-Imagining Your Novel or Chapter Book Kid's Book Revisions invites writers to join them to learn about the revision process and get tools and techniques in their "Revising and Re-Imagining Your Novel or Chapter Book" webinar. Class starts in less than 2 weeks! Taught by renown editors Harold Underdown and Eileen Robinson.

For Writers

Contests & Awards

April 23 #DIVpit
  • What: pitch your children's and teens manuscripts (fiction and nonfiction)
  • Who: authors and illustrators from marginalized communities
  • Prize: agent & editor attention

Diversity in Kidlit

Writing Women Characters as Human Beings

Rainbow Book List

What Collecting 100 Rejections Taught Me about Creative Failure

The World is Wide Enough: Dealing with Jealousy in your Writing Life

The Secret to Writing a Standout Picture Book

10 Tips for Writing Children's Books

How to Format Your Children's Book Manuscript

So, You’ve Written a Children’s Book…Now What?

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