The Weekly 411 (11/5/21)


© Vanessa Gillings

Nov. 5, 2021 vol. 45

The Weekly 411 gathers all the links added to Kidlit411 each week. To receive this post by email, sign up for our email updatesAre you on Facebook? Join our Kidlit411 group for conversations & camaraderie. This week's illustration is by Vanessa Gillings.

Publishing News

Author Spotlights

We are excited to feature author Amy Mucha and her debut picture book, A Girl's Bill of Rights, illustrated by Addy Rivera Sonda (Beaming Books) out now! Enter to win a copy!

We are thrilled to feature author Lauren Blackwood and her best-selling young adult novel, Within These Wicked Walls  (Wednesday Books, 2021). Enter to win a copy!

cover art by Palesa Monareng; design by Kerri Resnick

Picture Book Giveaway

We are happy to host a giveaway of the picture book, Mrs. Noah, by Patti Richards, illustrated by Alice Pieroni (Little Lamb Books), out now. Enter to win a copy in the Rafflecopter below!

About the book: 
Finally, the other side of the Ark story! Noah can’t wait to show his bride the enormous ark he’s just completed. As amazing as it is, Mrs. Noah knows it can be more. She sees beyond the wood and fasteners to the home it has the potential to be—and so, she gets to work! With care for each animal and its needs, Mrs. Noah hammers, gathers, knits, and schlepps this floating house into a loving home. And while she starts the project on her own, teamwork will see it through.

About the Author: As a writer, wife, mother, teacher, and storyteller, Patti Richards has spent nearly 30 years spinning yarns and telling tales. From local newspapers and regional and national magazines to published children’s books, Patti’s life revolves around writing words that speak hope, love, light and joy into the lives of her readers. She lives in Farmington Hills, Mi. with her husband Gene. You can visit her on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram as well as on her website at
About the Illustrator:  Alice Pieroni is a freelance illustrator based in Italy. A graduate from the International School of Comics, Alice started illustrating children's books because she always wanted to make children happy through her drawings. Her style includes watercolors and pencils. You can learn more about Alice at https: //

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  1. Each 411 brings it! Thank you for your energies.

  2. I'm so excited to personally know this author and happy to support her wonderful work.

  3. Thanks for the chance to win some really cute books.

  4. How nice to hear the other side of the story! Congrats, Patti!

  5. Such a fun idea! Can't wait to read it! Congrats!


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