The Weekly 411 (2/5/21)


© Jo Renfro

Feb. 5, 2021 vol. 6

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 Jo Renfro.

Author & Illustrator Spotlights

We are excited to feature author Anuradha D. Rajurkar and her debut YA novel American Betiya (Knopf Books/ Penguin Random House), coming March 9. Enter to win a copy!

We are excited to feature author Rebecca Kraft Rector and her picture book,  Squish Squash Squished, illustrated by Dana Wulfekotte (Nancy Paulsen Books), coming out on Feb. 16! Enter to win a copy!

We are excited to feature author-illustrator Katy Tannis and her recent board book, LOVE IN THE WILD (Mudpuppy, Jan. 2021). Enter to win a portfolio review or dummy critique!

Illustrator Spotlight

This week we featured illustrator John Ledda and his banner design for Kidlit411. Each month, we feature an artist who won or placed in our Kidlit411 banner design contest

© John Ledda

Questions To Ask When Writing a Scene

  • What: submit a picture book manuscript
  • Who: SCBWI member with PBs not under contract and/or has not sold a PB manuscript in the last 5 years
  • Prize: $1000 grant


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