The Weekly 411 (6/14/19)

© Mette Engell

June 14, 2019 vol. 23

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 Mette Engell


Today we reveal the cover of author LaRonda Gardner Middlemiss's picture book, I LOVE ME! illustrated by Beth Hughes, coming out in March 2020 from Beaming Books. With fun, rhyming text, I LOVE ME! encourages children to love themselves and appreciate their bodies. It celebrates diversity in physical attributes, abilities and ethnicity.

LaRonda Gardner Middlemiss is a picture book author. She also likes creating art and hopes to someday both author and illustrate her own books. She lives in Kernersville, North Carolina with her husband and son.


The Global Read Aloud will begin in Fall 2019. Read about some of the selected titles. 

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Today we are pleased to feature Barbara Carroll Roberts and her debut MG novel, NIKKI ON THE LINE (Little Brown Books for Young Readers, March 2019). Enter to win a copy!

Cover design by Marcie Lawrence. Illustrator: Sammy Moore

Today we are pleased to feature Karol Ruth Silverstein and her debut YA novel, CURSED (Charlesbridge, June 2019)
Enter to win a copy!

Cover designer: Joyce White

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  1. I love your newsletter! Such great opportunities to learn and win books, like Cursed. Thanks for being there and helping me write better.


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