The Weekly 411 (2/19/21)

© Joana Félix


Feb. 19, 2021, vol. 8

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 Joana Félix.

Author Spotlights

We are excited to feature author E.M. Norry and her middle grade novel, AMBER UNDER COVER! (Oxford University Press) out on April 1, 2021Enter to win a copy!

Cover Design: Rob Lowe OUP (Oxford University Press)

We are excited to feature author J. Elle and her New York Times bestselling debut young adult novel, WINGS OF EBONY! (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Jan. 2021)Enter to win a copy!

cover art © Taj Francis

Picture Book Giveaway

We are excited to host a giveaway of Finding Beauty, by Talitha Shipman (Beaming Books), out now. Enter the giveaway via the Rafflecopter below.

About the book: You are beautiful from the top of your head to the tip of your toes--but beauty is far more than something you can have. It's also something you have to find. In other people. In nature. In acts of kindness. In math, and art, and music, and sports. In this beautiful inspirational book for girls, author-illustrator Talitha Shipman turns the concept of beauty inside out, transforming girls into beauty-seeking adventurers charging out into the world with confidence and ambition to find beauty and make beauty wherever they go.

About the author-illustrator: Talitha Shipman is a picture book author-illustrator from Indiana. Her favorite subjects to paint are wild kids and wild animals. Nature inspires Talitha’s painting, and she hopes her work encourages curiosity and creativity in children of all ages. Talitha has worked with publishers large and small. Her books include the Sidney Taylor Honor recipient, Everybody Says Shalom by Leslie Kimmelman (Random House Books for Young Readers, 2015), an American Farm Bureau Recommended Read, Applesauce Day by Lisa Amstutz, (Albert Whitman, 2017), and most recently, a 2019 IPPY Silver Medalist, First Snow by Nancy Viau (Albert Whitman, 2018). Talitha lives in Fort Wayne, Indiana with her husband and their five-year-old wild child, Coral.

Buy the book here!

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  1. Book looks great, hope I can win a copy for my twins!

  2. "Finding Beauty" looks so charming!

  3. I love that this book is about finding oneself beautiful.

  4. I love the idea behind this book and the inspirational message it brings to readers. The cover is so bright and fun.

  5. Such a beautiful, colorful cover! Looks wonderful! Congratulations!

  6. This sounds like a book every child should read. Love your artwork, too.

  7. It's such a beautiful message, every child should read this!

  8. When we actively look for beauty, we're more likely to find it. Thank you for encouraging readers to do that.


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