The Weekly 411 (4/10/20)

© Priscilla Burris

April 10, 2020 vol. 15

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 Priscilla Burris.



We are excited to feature author Anna Crowley Redding and her new picture book, RESCUING THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE: HOW WE ALMOST LOST THE WORDS THAT BUILT AMERICA, illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham (HarperCollins, April 14, 2020). Enter to win one of two copies!

We are excited to feature author Nicole Kronzer and her novel, UNSCRIPTED (Amulet Books, April 21, 2020). Be sure to enter to win a copy!

Cover designer © Lisa White

Today we are pleased to feature illustrator Priscilla Burris and her recent picture book, ACCORDIONLY: ABUELO AND OPA MAKE MUSIC, by Michael Genhart (Magination Press, April 21, 2020). Enter to win a copy!


What is the Editing Process Look Like? (in traditional publishing)

5 Quick Tips for Revising Your Picture Book

Revising Your Picture Book for Clear Structure

Releasing New Books Into a Socially Distant World Promotion Tips from Author Nancy Viau 

How to Make an Awesome Book Trailer (and Why!)

How to Learn the Market for Middle Grade (MG) Fiction

9 Weird Ways to Beat Writer's Block


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  1. What a terrific list of picture books to show. I would love to read any of them or all. Good luck to all of the authors and illustrators. The books are charming and with colorful illustrations

  2. What fabulously fun true stories! Thanks for telling them. This is the kind of thing that hooks reluctant learners into loving books!


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