The Weekly 411 (7/12/19)

© Jocelyn Li Langrand

July 12, 2019 vol. 27

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 feature the cover of ALL COLORS, written and illustrated by Amalia Hoffman (Schiffer Publishing), coming out September 29. ALL COLORS introduces children, ages 2-6, to colors and textures while conveying a message about friendship, diversity, and inclusion. As the reader turns the pages, colors are introduced, creating the image of a little boy. Join in the fun as the boy dips his paintbrush in paint splotches and discovers that friends come in all colors.

Amalia Hoffman is an author, illustrator and storyteller. Some of her books include DREIDEL DAY (Lerner/Kar Ben Publishing, 2018), ASTRO PEA and ALL COLORS (Schiffer Publishing, 2019.), THE BRAVE CYCLIST: THE TRUE STORY OF A HOLOCAUST HERO (Capstone Publishing, 2019, illustrated by Chiara Fedele.), FRIDAY NIGHT WITH THE POPE, written by Jacques J.M. Shore (Gefen Publishing House, 2006), and more. Visit Amalia at


Today we are excited to feature YA author Rory Powers and her debut novel, WILDER GIRLS (Delacorte Press July 9, 2019), a queer horror thriller, described as ANNIHILATION meets LORD OF THE FLIES. Enter to win a copy!

Designer Regina Flath; Illustrator: Aykut Aydogdu

We are pleased to feature author Kalyn Josephson and her debut YA novel, THE STORM CROW (Sourcebooks Fire, July 9, 2019), described as ERAGON meets AND I DARKEN. Be sure to enter to win a copy!

cover art © Tran Nguyen  

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