The Weekly 411 (5/3/19)

© Mirka Hokkanen
May 3, 2019, vol. 17

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 Mirka Hokkanen


Today we are excited to feature debut illustrator, Mirka Hokkanen and her debut picture book, FOUR OTTERS TOBOGGAN written by Vivian Kirkfield (Pomegranate, April 2019). Enter to win a copy!

On the first of each month in 2019, we feature an illustrator who won or placed in our Kidlit411 Banner Contest, and we switch our website banner and Facebook page cover image. We featured Justin Cline on May 1.

© Justin Cline

May 8, 8:30-9:45 p.m. Middle Grade v. Young Adult Fiction, a Q&A with Cheryl Klein  Cheryl Klein, editorial director at Lee & Low, will explore the differences between middle grade and young adult fiction in this structured Q&A session. There will be time for audience questions at the end of the Q&A. Unable to attend live? All registrants will have access to the recording for 30 days after the event. (link is an affiliate link: signing up through this will help support Kidlit411)

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Awards Profiteers: How Writers Can Recognize Them and Why They Should Avoid Them

Writing Your Author Bio is a Challenging Writing Task

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