The Weekly 411 (5/29/20)

© Susanna Chapman

May 29, 2020 vol. 22

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 Susanna Chapman.


We are excited to feature author June Smalls and her debut PB novel, SHE LEADS: THE ELEPHANT MATRIARCH, illustrated by Yumi Shimokawara (Workman, May 26, 2020).
Enter to win a copy! 

We are excited to feature author Jenny Elder Moke and her debut YA novel, HOOD (Disney Books, June 9, 2020). 
Enter to win a copy!

cover © Phil Buchanan
We're excited to feature illustrator Susanna Chapman and her new picture book, ELIZABETH WARREN'S BIG BOLD PLANS, by Laurie Ann Thompson (Atheneum Books for Young Readers, May 5, 2020). Enter to win a copy (book will be mailed later in the year).

For Writers

Premise Palooza! Generating Great Story Ideas

Clichés Are More than Words: Avoid Cliché Images, Scenes & Characters

How to Write Likeable Characters

When to Tell and Not Show

Novel Outline Template

Basics Of Plot Structure

3 Key Components of Middle Grade Novels

6 Golden Rules of Writing Middle Grade

5 Quick Tips for Revising Your Picture Book

Amanda Jackson- Freelance Critiques Need a picture book critique? Author of My Shape is Sam (Page Street Kids 9/19) is offering services to help make your manuscript shine! Full manuscript critiques, concept critiques, pitch critiques, and more. Check out her website for details. 


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