The Weekly 411 (6/19/20)

© Ben Clanton

June 19, 2020 vol. 25

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 Ben Clanton.


J.K. Rowling. .. (This Week in Books)


We are excited to feature author Alice Kaltman and her recent middle-grade novel, THE TANTALIZING TALE OF GRACE MINNAUGH! (Regal House Publishing (April 4, 2020)
Enter to win a copy!

Cover design by Alison Seiffer

We are excited to feature author-illustrator Ben Clanton and his recent picture book, ROT, THE BRAVEST IN THE WORLD! (Atheneum Books for Young Readers, June 16, 2020). Enter to win a copy (to be delivered later in the summer)!

We are also pleased to feature author Kylie Schachte and her debut YA novel, YOU'RE NEXT (Jimmy Patterson July 12, 2020). Enter to win a copy!

Cover Design by Liam Donnelly

Character Introductions: Making the Right Impressions

Character Grid

Things Your Character is Hiding

How to Choose Your Story's Plot Points

Five Lessons I Learned Writing My First Middle Grade Novel

When to Tell and Not Show

Questions to Ask Your Publisher Before You Sign the Contract

Kid Lit Craft - a craft blog for kid lit writers by kid lit writers

Naming a Literary Executor

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