The Weekly 411 (8/14/20)

© Charlie Eve Ryan

August 14, 2021 vol. 33

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 Charlie Eve Ryan.


We are excited to feature author Supriya Kelkar and her MG debut, AMERICAN AS PANEER PIE  (Aladdin, June 8, 2020).

Enter to win a copy!

Jacket art © Abigail Dela Cruz

We are excited to feature author-illustrator Charlie Eve Ryan and her debut picture book as an author-illustrator, BLUE CAT (StarBerry Books - Kane Press, 2019). Enter to win a copy!


We have a board book cover reveal today: GUESS WHO IS BEHIND THE DOOR: A COUNTING BOOK IN 4 LANGUAGES, by Susan Novich (Schiffer Kids, Oct. 28, 2020)! The cover designer is Danielle D. Farmer. Enter to win a copy via the Rafflecopter below.

About the Book: Toting an assortment of brushes and buckets full of colorful paint, Pinky Porcupine sets off to brighten up the town. Peeking behind each freshly painted door she discovers a diverse world of animal friends engaged in entertaining antics. An adventure of colors, counting and more ensues, along with a multilingual introduction to the numbers one through ten. 

About the Author-Illustrator:  Susan Novich is an author-illustrator who finds inspiration in the tiny scraps of paper that other, (perhaps more sensible) people would likely throw away. Her debut board book, GUESS WHO IS BEHIND THE DOOR is done in her signature cut-paper style and will be published by Schiffer Publishing, October 28, 2020. Susan has a B.A. from Simmons College and a certificate in Children’s Book Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design. Susan is represented by Anna Olswanger of Olswanger Literary.

Pre-order the book: Indiebound, Books on the Square (for signed copy)

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Dear Debut Authors

Never Say You Can't Survive: People are Only as Interesting as their Relationships

4 Ways to Choose the Right Story Setting

How to Hire a Great Illustrator 

  • What: apply for a mentorship for your agent submission package (query, 10 pages, pitch, synopsis)
  • Who: un-agented authors of color writing MG, YA, NA, adult
  • Prize: one of 15 mentors who will guide you through the query process

Sept. 27-28 Pitch Wars
  • What: apply for a mentor for your manuscript, submit a query, 10-page sample, and synopsis (List of Mentors)
  • Whoun-agented writers of MG, YA, NA, adult
  • Prize: a mentor will work with you to prepare your pitch and manuscript for an agent showcase in February 2020

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  1. I love your blue cat. charlie! I love cats too, because they are so unpredictable. You never know what they will do.

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  2. Charlie, Love Blue Cat! And Saturdays are for Stella! And Susan, the new cover is adorable! Congrats to all!

  3. Susan,
    I love the colorful and mysterious cover! I can't wait to meet Pinky's friends!

  4. Blue Cat and Pinky Porcupine. Two fun characters, two interesting new books. Congrats, ladies.


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