The Weekly 411 (8/7/20)

© Hannah Gibby (GibbArts)

Aug. 7, 2020 vol. 32

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 Hannah Gibby (GibbArts).


Kokila Open Submissions: un-agented authors with stories for or from marginalized communities can submit to Kokila between Sept. 1 and Dec. 1

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Today we are excited to feature author Carrie Finison and her debut picture book, DOZENS OF DOUGHNUTS, illustrated by Brianne Farley (G.P. Putnam's Sons for Young Readers, July 2020).  Enter to win a copy!

Choosing Character Names and Making Up Fantastic Words

Writing in Different Children's Book Genres and Categories


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  1. What a cute and fascinating idea, a bear making donuts in the woods. I really want to see what you did with this idea and how. Can't wait to read your book. Great post, Carrie!

  2. A friend already has this book and she read it to our writers group during our last zoom meeting. It is adorable. Congratulations and happy book birthday!


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