The Weekly 411 (2/12/21)


© John Ledda

Feb. 12, 2021 vol. 7

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 John Ledda.

Kidlit News

Feast on Amazing Kidlit: Links to the ALA Youth Media Awards 2021

Author Spotlights

We are thrilled to feature long-time Kidlit411 friend and author Rajani LaRocca and her recent MG verse novel, Red, White, and Whole  (Quill Tree Books) out now! Enter to win a copy!

illustration © Vrinda Zaveri, design by Erin Fitzsimmons

We are excited to feature author Melanie Ellsworth and her debut picture book, Hip, Hip... Beret! illustrated by Morena Forza (HMH Books for Young Readers), out on Feb. 23. Enter to win a copy!

We are excited to feature author Louisa Onomé and her Young Adult novel, LIKE HOME! (Delacorte Press) out Feb. 23. Enter to win a copy!

© Bex Glendining


Classic Picture Book Structure: Easy Breakdown

Every Picture Book Author Should Make a Storyboard

 Picture Book Focus: Top Tips for Revision (The Little Stuff)

Writing Classes

Feb. 17, 8-9:15 p.m. ET Inked Voices Webinar: No Nonsense Revision, with Sean McCarthy  Literary Agent Sean McCarthy will discuss ways to determine when your manuscript is ready for revision; different approaches (from tearing it down to the bones to hand-polishing) and when to use them; and tips for using feedback to guide revision. Sean will share client examples to show the evolution of a book after being shared with him, changes with his feedback, and changes with editor revisions. This talk will focus on picture books, but the concepts will apply to writers in other categories.

Register ($25)


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