The Weekly 411 (2/22/19)

© Jocelyn Li Langrand

Feb. 22, 2019, vol. 8

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 Jocelyn Li Langrand.


Today we are excited to feature debut picture book author B.j. Lee! B.j. is the author of THERE WAS AN OLD GATOR WHO SWALLOWED A MOTH, illustrated by David Opie (Pelican Publishing Jan. 2019). Enter to win a copy!

We are also excited to feature picture book and MG author Stephanie Watson and her latest picture book, BEST FRIENDS IN THE UNIVERSE, BY HECTOR AND LOUIE, illustrated by LeUyen Pham (Orchard Books 2018). Be sure to enter to win a copy!

A Special PB Giveaway

It's not every day that our founder Elaine Kiely Kearns has a debut picture book coming out (April 1, 2019). Enter the Goodreads giveaway to win a copy of NOAH NOASAURUS, illustrated by Colin Jack (Albert Whitman).

Diversity in Kidlit

Seven Steps for Plotting and Pacing

Writing Great Dialogue: Create Power Moments Rich in Subtext

Revise and Re-imagine- This is a revised (of course) version of "Revising and Re-Imagining Your Novel or Chapter Book," a webinar class in which we teach about revision from our point of view as editors and offer revision tools that we know work.

Class starts on Tuesday! There will be plenty of handouts, homework you can do if you want to, recordings and transcripts if you miss a class, and more.


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  1. Thank you KidLit411! And looking forward to all these new releases :)


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