The Weekly 411 (5/17/19)

© Jessica Lanan

May 17, 2019 vol. 19

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 Jessica Lanan.


We are excited to feature YA author Deborah Maroulis and her debut novel, WITHIN AND WITHOUT (Lakewater Press May 28, 2019). Enter to win a copy of her book!

cover © Robin Ludwig Design

We are pleased to feature author-illustrator Jessica Lanan and her debut picture book as an author-illustrator, THE FISHERMAN & THE WHALE (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Children May 2019). Enter to win a copy!

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  1. Thanks for introducing me to these great books!

  2. I always learn so much here. Both of the books you shared look like powerful reads and must-haves. Many thanks.

  3. Thanks for introducing and reminding me to get some great books!


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