The Weekly 411 (10/23/20)


© Annette Y, Hashitate

Oct. 23, 2020 vol. 43

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 Annette Y. Hashitate.


A couple of publishing imprints have shut down or changed their focus: Jimmy Patterson Presents will only no longer acquire books by authors other than James Patterson, and Macmillan's Imprint shuts down.

Middle Grade Nonfiction Meets a Big Moment


We are pleased to feature author-illustrator Kelly Leigh Miller and her recent picture book, I LOVE MY FANGS (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Children, July 2020). Enter to win a copy!

We are excited to feature prolific author of children's and adult books, LeslĂ©a Newman and her many books coming out in 2021 and 2022. Enter to win: her classic picture book, HEATHER HAS TWO MOMMIES, illustrated by Laura Cornell (Candlewick) and her YA novel in verse, OCTOBER MOURNING: A SONG FOR MATTHEW SHEPARD (Candlewick paperback 2020).

We are excited to feature picture book author AJ Irving and her debut picture book, DANCE LIKE A LEAF illustrated by Claudia Navarro (Barefoot Books -August 14, 2020)

Enter to win a copy!

Marketing & Creating a Platform

Debut Author Lessons: The Author Photo

Inspirational Things

Age is Just a Number

7 Secrets of Highly Persistent Writers

Picture Books

The Secret to Writing a Standout Picture Book

How To Create A Fantastic Picture Book

*previously posted on KidLit411*


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